Continuum 2018, July, 2018, Leicester University John Foster Hall of Residence

It’s Everybody’s War

Author(s):Michela Aschan, Natalie Curd, Kevin Jacklin, Heidi Kaye, Sue Lee, Alison Rider-Hill,
Game EMail:queenortart AT gmail DOT com
Sue "queenortart" Lee    queenortart AT gmail DOT com
Alison Rider Hill    ibarhis AT gmail DOT com
Lead GM:Sue Lee
Organization:Peaky Games
Game System:homebrew
Information for Players:Character sheets and background will be about 6-8 pages long. 1940s costuming suitable for daytime is encouraged for atmosphere. The game is balanced between character and actual plot, there are no widget hunts though. The theme would be Keep Calm and Carry On, except you can't get away from it printed on inappropriate things. The game deals with adult themes and general wartime events from laddered stockings and scrumped apples to camouflaged defences. There are issues of discrimination, period authentic sexism and racism (though these are not dwelt upon) and attitutes to perceived or actual cowardice are explored.
Male Players:Min: 7 / Max: 7
Female Players:Min: 7 / Max: 7
Neutral Players:Min: 2 / Max: 2
Total Players: Min: 16 / Max: 16

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We in this quiet corner of England have suffered the loss of friends very dear to us. The homes of many of us have been destroyed, and the lives of young and old have been taken. There's scarcely a household that hasn't been struck to the heart. And why? Surely you must have asked yourselves this question? Why in all conscience should these be the ones to suffer?

"I shall tell you why. Because this is not only a war of soldiers in uniform. It is the war of the people, of all the people. And it must be fought not only on the battlefield but in the cities and in the villages, in the factories and on the farms, in the home and in the heart of every man, woman and child who loves freedom. This is the People's War. It is our war. We are the fighters. Fight it then. Fight it with all that is in us. And may God defend the right."

Quote from Mrs Miniver, a British film made in 1942.

September 1940, the village hall in Cropstone, Leicestershire. In the midst of the Blitz, England endures. The Ministry of Information Film Unit have sent a cast and crew to the heart of the countryside to make a wartime propaganda movie to keep up people's spirits on the home front. Even in this quiet corner of England, we are all very much aware that no one is untouched by the current crisis, because It's Everybody's War.

The characters will be either residents of the village, evacuees, or newly arrived with the film crew. Expect intrigue, passion, petty rivalries, secrets and lies.

Lee, Sue

It's all about the games... I write 'em, run 'em, play 'em.

But it's also all about playing nicely with others, so I'll put my security officer hat on now and say just remember not to be a d*ck and we'll all have a great time!

Rider Hill, Alison

Writer, player and University liaison...