UK Freeforms present a Mystery In Mind production
Venice 1763: The Carnevale has begun and the city is swept in a myriad of
colours as the celebrations take place. It is a time of magic where Venetians
take to the streets dressed in lavish costumes, their identities concealed by
masks of every different type, in order to indulge their greatest pleasures.
Rules of society mean little in such a time of decadence and confusion. Personal
identity, gender and status are no more than an ever-changing illusion that
spreads through the deeply shadowed alleyways.
And yet a darker side slips beneath the lights and colours where the substance
of nightmares lies in wait. War torn nations struggle in the search for power
and wealth. Corruption and persecution roam free and evil walks unnoticed. Even
the sanctity of religion may turn to the shadows, lured by false promises.
Welcome to La Serenissima, where not all is as it seems.
Masquerade is a weekend long, freeform roleplaying game for approximately 70
players, set in Venice 1763 during the carnival. Players will assume the roles
of both locals and visitors to Venice to experience its intrigue and mystery.
Please note that the game has many dark themes and may even involve some aspects
of horror and is therefore unsuitable for children.
Although this game and its characters are set within a certain period of
history, we would like you to note that we have taken many liberties with both
the setting, characters and timeline so would advise against any in depth
research. Many characters will not be what they appear to be.
A note on costuming…
As the game is set during the Venice carnival, there is huge scope for
costuming. Costumes can vary from simple historical (up until end 18th century)
to something more fantasy based – your imagination can run wild! We do ask that
people try to make some effort to fit into the theme and are more than happy to
help out with resources and ideas should people need.
Of course a mask will be required!
Masquerade will run over the course of the weekend of Friday 18 to Sunday 20
Masquerade has been written by Mystery In Mind.
A booking form will be forthcoming…