The Pushcart War
|Author(s):||Tom Russell, Uncle Don Ross|
|Game EMail:||drdt AT gweep DOT net|
|Organization:||The Really Nasty GMs|
|Male Players:||Min: 10 / Max: 14|
|Female Players:||Min: 8 / Max: 13|
|Neutral Players:||Min: 0 / Max: 0|
|Total Players:||Min: 18 / Max: 27|
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THE PUSHCART WAR
A Daniel Starkmeyer Film
Based on a True Story
On this, the 20th anniversary of the Pushcart War, blockbuster film director Daniel Starkmeyer is producing a new film based on those historic events of 1986. He's got an all-star cast, a huge budget for special effects, and a script that's going to sell millions in tickets. That is, if he can get it past the people who remember what -really- happened.
Once again, it is the trucking companies (progress and peanut butter) against the pushcart peddlers (private enterprise), duking it out on the streets of New York, as old rivalries and personal vendettas spring forth anew. A game of revisionist history (and pea-shooters) based on novelist Jean Merril's account of "The Pushcart War".
Born Donato Rozinski of poor immigrant parents, "Uncle Don" was a well-known face along Delancy Street in the seventies, pushing his rust-colored pushcart labeled 'Please Recycle' between 1st and 17th. After his cart was run over by a Mighty Mammoth on a Crosstown Run, he retired to the country to write his memoirs, and has only returned to the public eye because the Anniversary committee asked him to give a presentation at the rededication of General Anna's statue.
He would like to thank both NEIL and LARPA for the grant which will allow him to finally publish his dissertation on the Junk Metal economy.
Tom Russell spent his war years in NYC driving a Mighty Mammoth -- the only truck with enough leg room for him. He was one of the few drivers known to have made the Crosstown Run without suffering a flat tire. After the war was over and the Might Mammoths went extinct, he was turned loose. He now lives in New England eking out an existence as a freelance LARP writer. He did not wind up marrying a famous movie star.