Notes on a Revolution
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My dearest Marquise,
Forgive me for not writing to you sooner. Even now, I am pressed for time, and my heart is filled with worry, for I fear that this kind of correspondence is no longer safe. But I MUST write back to you now, if only to experience the thrill of waiting for your next letter again, to wake up to each new morning full of excitement and hope, knowing that your thoughts are with me, cherishing the unique bond between us.
My Lady, try as I might, I cannot deny this: your letter pierced my heart. Your understanding of politics and your love for our country impress me deeply, and there is more truth to your concerns than you can imagine. Indeed, France is in peril. Peasants are rioting on the streets of Paris. The bourgeoisie are openly mocking the King. And the Church... Oh! I know how deeply religious you are, my Lady, but I fear the Church of France has gone blind with avarice.
Revolution! They speak about it openly now. The rebels and their sympathizers have gained influence among the nobility, among those too weak and feeble-minded to see their propaganda for what it is. The noblest of principles - charity! justice! - have been corrupted beyond recognition to support this rebellion, to support treason, for that is what it is! To make matters worse, there is talk about war. Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor of Hungary and Bohemia, has threatened to invade France "to restore stability", should the King fail to quench the rebellion. I feel confident that his true goals are as obvious to you as they are to me. His agents are already working in France, even close to the King; I am certain of that! They seek to undermine the Crown, to feed the rebellion, to erode the pride and power of France until our country is ripe for picking. Truly, my Lady, these are terrible times, and the Court is filled with traitors and fools.
Stay at your estate, my Lady. It is safe there. Do not hesitate to ask the good Chevalier to deal with the peasants, should they become difficult. I know how good-hearted you are, but we cannot afford to be soft. We must be brave.
Comte de Rosemonde
Some features of this Phalla:
- Hosted by myself and Hylianbunny
- Aiming for 40 players, no upper cap (I'll just adjust factions and kill counts accordingly).
- Two villager factions who may or may not have mutually exclusive win conditions.
- Two monster factions.
- Most "dead" players go to prison; there will be a prison thread, and they can affect the game in various ways. Players who actually get murdered or executed are just gone: there will be no dead thread.
- Two positions with special abilities: players are elected into these positions.
- A bunch of specials and items.
- Most rules governing special abilities etc. will be known to the players at the beginning of the game.
Because I'm on Euro time zones, narration time will be somewhat unorthodox. It will either be early evening or mid-morning for Americans. Please state which option you prefer when signing up, if it makes a difference to you. I may or may not ignore the popular opinion.
(If I need Hylianbunny to handle the narration on any given day, the time may be different on that day depending on what works for him.)
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