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Welcome to the Summerland Adventure Park family! We are glad to have you on board for the 1995 season and hope you’ll make many happy memories of your own in the process of providing excellent service for our park’s many visitors.
Your official start date is Thursday, May 25, one week before the park opens for guests. Please bring the enclosed health forms and housing survey when you report for orientation. Please also bring a swimsuit. We have a new water slide this year and will be counting on you to help test it out!
If you have questions in the meantime, please contact me at 814-555-0944.
See you in May!
Summerland Adventure Park
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Summerland was founded in the late 1960’s by the late Gerald Summers, a billionaire hoping to recreate some of the magic of his childhood summers visiting Coney Island. He felt that Disney and the other mega-parks were too corporate, too profit-driven. He wanted a place for families to make memories that went beyond the merchandizing.
The park is nestled in the hills of rural Pennsylvania and features several water rides, a wooden roller coaster, an theater for outdoor concerts, and the usual odds and ends of boardwalk games and other family attractions. There’s also a restaurant on site with a beer garden.
Because the park is in a remote area, on-site housing is available for employees of your level. While this perk was originally intended as a money-saver for younger employees, it added a fun dimension to the work experience. Some have described it as having a “summer camp” sort of feeling, which Summers fostered by hosting parties and special events throughout the season for all the employees.
And now your Summerland adventures await! You’ve gotten one of the coveted spots on the staff for the 1995 season. Let’s make it a summer to remember.
I envision Summerland as a fun, summer romance story. I’d like for this to be a character-driven narrative, exploring relationships and the sorts of situations people get into when away from their “real lives” for the summer, meeting new people, and possibly reinventing or discovering themselves.
All player characters will be 20-somethings who have applied for jobs at the park. Please feel free to make your own cards if you think of something that interests you more. I don’t mind a lot of duplication with the nature cards (you can all be college students, if you like), but I’d love to see some diversity with the other cards.
Although I anticipate player characters pairing off, I’ll have some NPC’s for you to interact with (and pair with) depending on your character’s interests. I haven’t planned a rigid structure, though I have some goals and events in mind to help add structure. I’m open to suggestions on all these things as the story develops, too.
I’ve set the story in the 1990’s, so if you guys want to have fun with all the trends from that to add some flavor, go for it. No historical accuracy is necessary. The park is in a fairly remote, so it’s unlikely they’d be watching the news anyway.
Given the number of characters involved, I’ve marked this as slow, but please try to move every 3 days or so, minimally. (More is fine, of course!) If you need time away, just mention it in the comments. If you’re gone for more than a week without saying something, we’ll write you out.
Also, I’m a first-time narrator, so I welcome feedback on my work here, as well. :)
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Scenes played: 6
License: Community License