The Queens View Affair

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Costs: Free
URL: http://www.queens-view.com
Frequency: 2-3 times per DAY
Email: conor.ryan@ul.ie [ok]
Type: Fantasy
Last-Update: 2002Jul24
Keywords: free, open-ended, email, human, fantasy, rpg, vampire

Description

The Queens View Affair is a long running, fast paced, darkly humorous game.

It uses an unusual (unique?) posting style to drive the game, which permits characters to genuinely converse with each other and with NPCS. The result of this is that players post 2-3 times per DAY, although posts are relatively short.

The game takes the form of a script from a play, with each post of the form:

Dave : Hey! [Waves to the others]

Posts are rarely more than a half a page long, and the turn around time between a player sending a post and getting a reply is often measured in minutes.

The tone of the game is a cross between grisly horror films such as Seven or Reservoir Dogs, and comedies such as Clue or Airplane. The player characters are most definitely not of the clean cut hero variety, and are an example of people who have had greatness thrust upon them. The characters are a well defined, usually flawed and sometimes obnoxious group of people who struggle with each others' personalities almost as much as they do with the epic battle between good and evil that they have found themselves in.

The game has been running for seven years, and currently has a vacancy, please contact me on the address above if you are interested after looking at the website. The mechanics of the game are such that they would suit someone who is in front of a computer for most of the day, and would welcome "distractions" every so often as the posts come in. Although players post several times a day, the game need not take a huge amount of time, and it is possible for players to vary their posting as work/real life demands.

      


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