Merely Roleplayers

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October 1, 2019  

Prospero Awaits (Prospero and Viola Backstage)

Matt introduces the concept of this season and the roleplaying game rules we'll use to improvise our story.

Come to Blackshaw Theatre Company’s annual Scare Slam at the Pleasance Theatre, London on 11 October! Tickets are on sale now - get yours from the Pleasance box office.

Season credits

STARRING Strat, Starkey, Nat and Josh as themselves (sort of)

HOSTED BY Matt

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Matt, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

IN ASSOCIATION WITH Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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September 17, 2019  

Shipping the Sails (The Cloudskipper’s Captain Backstage)

Where else could the winds have taken us, if we'd set our sails a little different?

STARRING Ellie, Alex, Starkey and Nat

HOSTED BY Strat

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Strat, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: Missing Roll Player Found (missingrollplayerfound.com)

September 3, 2019  

Alex the Lookout (The Cloudskipper’s Captain Backstage)

Alex builds his role as ship's lookout. His eye sees far, but it don't always alight on the right things...

STARRING Ellie, Alex, Starkey and Nat

HOSTED BY Strat

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Strat, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: 20-Sided Adventures (the20sa.podbean.com)

August 20, 2019  

Starkey the Deck-Rat (The Cloudskipper’s Captain Backstage)

Starkey builds his role as the ship's jack-of-all-trades. With the Cap'n as he is, the Cloudskipper don't float without our Starkey...

STARRING Ellie, Alex, Starkey and Nat

HOSTED BY Strat

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Strat, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: Tails from the Dark Dragons Inn (tailsfromthedarkdragonsinn.co.uk)

August 6, 2019  

Nat the Netmaker (The Cloudskipper’s Captain Backstage)

Nat builds her role as maintainer of the Cloudskipper's lightning nets. Like bottled lightning, this one is - quick to anger and full of secrets...

STARRING Ellie, Alex, Starkey and Nat

HOSTED BY Strat

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Strat, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: Dice Girls (www.thedicegirlspodcast.com)

July 23, 2019  

Ellie the Cook (The Cloudskipper’s Captain Backstage)

Ellie builds her role as ship's cook. She's suspiciously well dressed under that apron, but why would a highborn lady be crewing a lightning trawler?

STARRING Ellie, Alex, Starkey and Nat

HOSTED BY Strat

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Strat, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: The Space Jam Continuum (www.kaiju.fm/the-space-jam-continuum)

July 9, 2019  

Billy the Resistor (The Cloudskipper’s Captain Backstage)

Afore ye hear our tale, ye have to know something of our land, our vessel the Cloudskipper - an' our dear Cap'n Billy.

STARRING Ellie, Alex, Starkey and Nat

HOSTED BY Strat

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Strat, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: Adventure Incorporated (adventureinc.podbean.com)

June 25, 2019  

The get-out (Upstaged! Backstage)

Could the contest have turned out differently? Would we want that?

STARRING Ellie, Nat, Ellen and Strat

HOSTED BY Matt

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Matt, based loosely on Simple World by Avery Alder

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: Missing Roll Player Found (missingrollplayerfound.com)

June 11, 2019  

Meet the judges (Upstaged! Backstage)

The company introduce us to their alter egos: the judges of Upstaged!

STARRING Ellie, Nat, Ellen and Strat

HOSTED BY Matt

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Matt, based loosely on Simple World by Avery Alder

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: 20-Sided Adventures (the20sa.podbean.com)

May 28, 2019  

The stakes (Upstaged! Backstage)

Why would a small theatre company want a big cash prize? Silly question. Here's a better one: why can't they afford to lose?

STARRING Ellie, Nat, Ellen and Strat

HOSTED BY Matt

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Matt, based loosely on Simple World by Avery Alder

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

twitter.com/MerelyRoleplay

facebook.com/MerelyRoleplayers

Promo: Tails from the Dark Dragons Inn (tailsfromthedarkdragonsinn.co.uk)