Here’s my hack of a hack.

I am convinced the tags need to be finessed, but that’s no big thing. A work in progress. This was really fun to research – although I took egregious liberties with motivations and desires, every name in the game is a real person, at least Internet genealogy real. Shingas wasn’t as Terrible as I make him out to be until a few years later, after the British royally screwed him over for the final time and he went bananas. In 1754 he actually was aligned with the Pennsylvania Quakers, but that’s no fun.

The Bloody Forks of the Ohio
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5 thoughts on “The Bloody Forks of the Ohio

  • July 9, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Hey, local history. Neat. (Local to me, anyway.)

  • July 13, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I’m going to be adapting this and running it as a LARP sometime around the end of the month. Making it a LARP requires a fair amount of work (simplyifying characters, clarifying the situation, creating a live action appropriate system, etc.).

    But I’ll let you know how this goes.

  • July 13, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    That sounds fun! Will you have both factions in play?

  • July 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    For a LARP, it’s more useful to keep the action constrained to a single location, so the game focuses on the British and Fort Necessity (as I thought that was an interesting and compelling situation… they’re in trouble, lacking supplies and such).

    My plan at this point is to have Jumonville and Marie-Amable being a French contingent heading to Fort Necessity, where most of the British are. And there are of course several Native Americans, who are deciding which nation to side with or otherwise following their own agendas.

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