Saturday, May 7, 2011

[Resources] The Circus!

The greatness of the Circus, whether a source of horror or wonder, cannot be ignored. From the pathetic and tragic Mammy Fortuna's Traveling Carnival from Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn to the eerie and dangerous Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show from Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, even the seminal Circus theme music (the Entrance of the Gladiators), all speak volumes to the way fantasy and reality mix in the Circus, including the language of the Carny.

Adventures in the carnival can cross the genres of heroism and tragedy, damnation and redemption. Starting a game in one makes everyone at the table realize that this isn't going to be your regular game. Investigating a murder under the Big Top or searching for clues to the Big Bad's secret plan for world domination can add that spice to the game session. Cliche? Who cares, just mix it up!

1 comment:

  1. A great place for a murder mystery, a pickpocketing that leads to stranger things or just a weird fun time for the players, etc... yep, you chose a great topic here!


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