|Author(s):||Russell Harris, Heidi Kaye, Anthony Winter, Jane Winter and AJ Smith
|Game EMail:||ajathome1 AT googlemail DOT com AT
|Sue "Queenortart" Lee
||queenortart AT gmail DOT com
||tony AT tonymitton DOT com
|Andrew "AJ" Smith
||ajathome AT supanet DOT com
|Male Players:||Min: 11 / Max: 11
|Female Players:||Min: 11 / Max: 11
|Neutral Players:||Min: 2 / Max: 2
||Min: 24 / Max: 24
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Time: 1580s, a cold winter's evening
Place: The Final Curtain, a tavern of dubious repute in Deptford, London, England
The tavern is much frequented by theatre people, since it is just around the corner from one of London's principal theatres, The Swan. Many theatre patrons stop in for a drink before or after the performance, and it is also busy with workers from the nearby London docks.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth is on the throne of England - unmarried, and without a direct heir. Elizabeth rules a Protestant England that is beset by the two great Catholic powers of France and Spain. War has been threatened many times, but until now at least, it has never been loosed.
Tonight, soldiers are on the streets. A curfew has been announced. The theatre has been closed, and the performance cancelled. A case of plague has been reported in the district, and no-one is permitted to leave until this has been investigated.
The cancellation of tonight's performance - of Kit Marlowe's well-received Doctor Faustus - is the second tragedy to strike the area today. This afternoon, the dead body of Marlowe himself was carried from this tavern.
(This is an updating of the game which ran at Intercon-E)
I live just the other side of the Thames from the East End of London, where the Kray brothers 'only done their own', use North Greenwich Tube Station which serves the Millennium Dome (now the 02) most days, and I pass through Deptford where All's Well is set on the way to work every day.
I think this qualifies me to GM both UK games this year.
Sorted - let's havva cup of tea.
AJ wishes to apologise for the many liberties taken with Elizabethan history
during the creation of All's Well That Ends. However, he was telling
the truth when he said that the game has:
In fact, in a dim light, it could almost be mistaken for history. From afar. With one eye closed. While asleep.
- No Weird Space Aliens in Disguise
- No Time-Travelling Pantomime Quadrupeds
- No Vampires
- No Far-Future Reality TV participants.
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