Romance. Scandal. Manners. Welcome to Good Society, a roleplaying game that simulates the twists and turns of Jane Austen's classic stories of heartbreak and intrigue.
The game makes use of five different phases. The length and frequency of these phases will differ, but each is designed to capture a different element of Austenâ€™s work.
Decide as a group what kind of story you would like to tell. Will this be a drama, or a light-hearted farce? Will you play with gender norms, or should you get rid of, or reverse them?
Create the cast of your Austen novel and explore their past. Who are your family, rivals, and friends? Which cousin will inherit your estate if you fail to marry? Which eligible Captain has recently arrived in town?
In-character play. Pursue your secret desire, exploiting relationships, estates, and connections to make engagements, secure an inheritance, and disgrace enemies. All while keeping your reputation in check!
RUMOUR AND SCANDAL:
Players collaboratively determine what rumours and scandal are flying around the town. Which are merely gossip mongering and which will be confirmed?
A phase for the writing of letters. This phase provides the opportunity to capture small moments, and convey inner thoughts and feelings. And also to spread rumour and scandal.