Ballad of Jess-Belle

Author(s):EB Savage
Game EMail:E1savage AT hotmail DOT com
GM(s):
Frank Beres    dfberes AT yahoo DOT com
James "WeeYag" Lawrence    Jsfdwf AT gmail DOT com
EB Savage    E1savage AT hotmail DOT com
Organization:Acoustic_Shadow Games
Male Characters:Min: 8 / Max: 8
Female Characters:Min: 6 / Max: 6
Neutral Characters:Min: 0 / Max: 0
Total Characters: Min: 14 / Max: 14
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Fair was Elly Glover. Dark was Jess-Belle. Both they loved the same man, and both they loved him well.

The Ballad of Jess Belle is the story of the supernatural, of love, loss, and letting go set in the distant past of the Appalachian Mountains. It is based on various stories, ballads, and folktales adapted for the game.

Billy Ben Turner and the beautiful Ellwyn Glover are getting married. Tonight, is their engagement party at her fatherís barn. There was supposed to be a full moon overhead, but heavy clouds have formed a dark foreboding cover to the sky. Everyone knows the story of Billy Ben. He left the dark haired Jesse-Belle for Elly and Jess-Belle has never forgiven him. There is a hushed feeling of dread that Jess-Belle will show up at this happy occasion and cause a scene.

The Ballad of Jess-Belle is a small larp with romance and some supernatural elements. It is based on Appalachian Folklore, traditional folk ballads, and some stories from the Twilight Zone. There is a small chance of character death. There are elements of Christianity and witchcraft in the game. This game is appropriate for adults 18+. Players 16+ may be approved, but parents should contact GMs before allowing their minor dependents to sign up.

Basic premise Players attend the engagement party of Billy Ben Turner and Elly Glover where secrets and supernatural elements effect the plotlines and players deal with the effects and aftermath.


Player Communications
Casting forms and basic bluesheets will be sent out as soon as the game has filled. Players will be given a deadline of 3 weeks to return casting forms. The game will be cast regardless of receiving or not receiving all casting forms by the week after the casting form deadline. If you do not return your casting form by the deadline, you will be cast blind by the GM. The best way to ensure the best character fit for any player is to return casting forms before the deadline. Should all casting forms come in early, the game will be cast early. Players can expect to receive casting and costuming hints no later than 1 week after the game is cast. Players can expect to receiving full character sheets no later than mid Jan.

Beres, Frank

Lawrence, James

Savage, EB