A more hysterical than historical game full of adventure, gold, magical treasure, sea monsters, love, romance, and revenge starring bumbling brash pirates and curious beautiful mermaids.
The pirate ship, Silver Scar, has found it’s way back to the Isle of Mystery and taken anchor in Siren Bay. The Captain, First Mate and a handful of the crew were here long ago but for most this is a new mysterious land. The ship has crossed several weeks of treacherous waters to get here. The Isle of Mystery is rumored to be full of marvelous treasure and treacherous danger. The capital city of the Kingdom of the Mermaids is rumored to reside in the waters around the Isle.
The Captain of the Silver Scar tells the crew that the treacherous trip was worth it as there is a secret treasure that lies here. Some of the crew rumor that the Captain has no idea where the treasure is and that the real reason the Captain is here is to search for a mermaid that Captain fell in love with years before. The First Mate, who was on the original trip, has become more and more anxious as the ship got close to the Isle — so far none of the crew are brave enough to ask him why.
The appearance of the Silver Scar in Siren Bay has the mermaids all atwitter. A ship hasn’t come to these parts in some time and the mermaids are thrilled — just in time for the annual Mermaid Ball when the new Queen is chosen! The reigning Queen has held the title for four years running. Why does the appearance of this ship make the Queen nervous? Is the Queen afraid the ship somehow foretells loosing the crown to another? And what of the rumors that this same ship was seen here so long ago?
As you may have guessed by now, this game stars pirates and mermaids. You are welcome to make your own Natures as long as it is in keeping with the theme — yes this means you must be a pirate on the Silver Scar or a mermaid of some kind. No British navy, no island villagers, no silkies or were-sharks. I’m ideally looking for a relatively even balance of mermaids vs pirates.
Pirates can’t breath underwater and while Mermaids can breath in both they are useless on land as they can’t grow legs and walk. Of course, magical treasure or other magic can change all this and will most likely be introduced during the game.
GENDER & SEXUALITY
This game is queer-friendly. While in most fiction pirates are typically male and mermaids typically female, I encourage players to be whatever gender they want. Yes even the Queen can be male! I also encourage players to allow their characters to be attracted to whomever they want. We’re not trying for historically accurate here — though, that said, sailors at sea have always been prone to what sociologists call “situational homosexuality.” It should go without saying that anyone bringing their misogyny or homophobia to the table will be told to leave.
SEX, VIOLENCE, AND ROMANCE
This is designed to be a melodramatic campy game and the style of violence, sex, and romance should be in keeping of that: People are shot, stabbed, and fall off the side of the ship, only to return later with a torn up shirt, bloody bandages, a stiff arm, and a desire for vengeance. Romance is equally melodramatic with pirates and mermaids or pirates and pirates or mermaids and mermaids returning sweaty and aglow from loud crazy sex that always seems to occur off screen.
Hosted and narrated by:
Colin Fahrion (colinaut)
Scenes played: 23
License: Community License