* "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

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* "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby redwill on Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:42 pm

It is 1854. The Kansas-Nebraska Act has been passed to pave the way for the territory of Kansas to enter the Union.

People are upset.

"Why are they upset over Kansas?" you may well ask. Nothing to see there. No NHL hockey teams (yet!). No fine brothels or opium dens like you'll find in the sophisticated, cosmopolitan centers of the East.

"It's just fly-over country," one particularly prescient observer notes.

Ah, but the country is afoot! Actually, it's a-railroadin'! Some folks in the East feel that they can make some good dough with a trans-continental railroad and Kansas seems a likely spot for it. Moreover, there's lots of tillable land just waiting to be tilled by them dirty sod-buster types! Anything to get them poorer types off the streets. The cherry on the sundae is that, although there are plenty of native folk there, they aren't especially uppity or, if necessary, are surprisingly killable.

In reality, though, the country is only a-railroadin' itself toward tragedy and self-destruction.

See, there's this little issue about which some folks tend to have strong opinions: the institution of SLAVERY and the expansion thereof.

The Missouri Compromise of 1820 had for more than thirty years quieted concerns about the issue: with the exception of Missouri, NO territory located above the 36°30' parallel would be admitted to the Union as a slave state. BUT the Kansas-Nebraska Act has invalidated that compromise in allowing "popular sovereignty" in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, both located -- you guessed it -- above that parallel.

People in the North are OUTRAGED!! INCENSED!!! Enough to temporarily leave their prostitutes and their opium dens and actually do stuff in Congress!

People in the South are rallying to get more slavery territory and stuff like that!! Enough to temporarily leave their slave mistresses and their barrels of rye whiskey and actually do stuff in Congress!

Pro-slavery nasties are flooding into Kansas from Missouri. Anti-slavery folks (including some nasties) are flooding into Kansas from the North.

There just may be fights breaking out between the two. There just may ...

... And it may lead to ... Bleeding Kansas!

Or maybe everyone will sit down and talk about it over tea and cakes as frontier-types often do.

But it will probably be ... wait for it ...


BLEEDING KANSAS!!!


ntl;pr (not too long; please read) ... I put some work into it ...


Looking for at least 16 players, but can do it with less. Start time some time next week, I suppose.

Please put your mark in this thread if you would like to play.


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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:47 pm

Antebellum history-related Warz? Oh lord yes
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby relantel on Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:54 pm

Loading up my wagon now for the trip west.
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby Crankshaft on Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:01 pm

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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:30 pm

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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby Willie Kool on Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:51 pm

redwill wrote:Or maybe everyone will sit down and talk about it over tea and cakes as frontier-types often do.

What a gay time it will be

Spoiler:
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:54 pm

Gay or Ghey? :pop:

I'm in
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby the wicked child on Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:34 pm

I'll have to see what work looks like next week. If I have time to play, I'll join.
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby canaan on Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:51 pm

Didn't read but I'm in. I dig redwill games
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:33 pm

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Can sauce or Can saw?
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby redwill on Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:26 pm

I thought about a space travel theme ...

I was going to call it "Forget Kansas, Uranus Is Bleeding."
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby columbia on Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:41 pm

I'm pretty sure that the Geographic Center of the Conterminous Anus already signed up....so this should be a good game.
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby redwill on Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:47 pm

No doubt. Always good when that happens.
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:04 pm

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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby slappybrown on Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:27 am

Ya ok
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:13 am

Looks like pompousarrgogantous-disruptous is in as well. This should be fun.
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:03 am

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:In

Can sauce or Can saw?


Our-Kansas
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby Crankshaft on Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:11 am

ugh
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby CBear3 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:01 am

Hehe, I'm so in (and redwill's gonna make a Kansan just to see if my head explodes).
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby Hockeynut! on Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:44 pm

It's been a while since I played. Does much of the game take place over weekends? If not, I'm in.
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby redwill on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:37 pm

Usually not much over the weekends. Kinda depends.
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby the wicked child on Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:13 pm

So I think I can probably play... please give fair warning as to when the game will actually begin so I don't miss it.
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby redwill on Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:37 pm

Probably start Monday (PMs out Sunday night). Maybe a few more will sign up.

I think people are scared off by the word "Kansas." I'm not sure many know that it's a state as well as a city in MO.
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby relantel on Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:56 pm

redwill wrote:Probably start Monday (PMs out Sunday night). Maybe a few more will sign up.

I think people are scared off by the word "Kansas." I'm not sure many know that it's a state as well as a city in MO.

And a city in Kansas. :pop:
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Re: * "Bleeding Kansas" Wars Sign-Up Thread *

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:57 pm

And it's the butt-end of Arkansas :pop:
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