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My friends, we have lived through a tragedy. Here on this unknown shore is assembled every soul to have been delivered from the ocean’s fury. It is, regrettably, unlikely that more survivors remain to be found.

The dead must be buried, and with proper ceremony. And yet… this is only one of many things that must be done today, and in the coming days. The storm will pass; we will be rescued - but in the meantime, we who have been chosen to live must do so. We must inherit the will of the fallen, and persevere.

- Veysel Köprülü, former Master of the SS Bannatyne (Monday, 24th April, 1933)



Tempest is one of two Society Games run by Oxford University RPG Society during Trinity Term 2017. Players take on the role of ordinary people stranded on a remote Hebridean island in 1933, following the wreck of the passenger steamer SS Bannatyne in a storm. The interpersonal relationships of the characters will be a major focus of this game, as they work together to survive and uncover the island's secrets.


If you're new to the whole roleplaying thing, you may want to start with the introduction page. If you'd prefer to dive straight in, details of the system and setting can be found down the sidebar to the left.

This is a small, emotional game whose stakes are personal rather than global. It is designed for only 12 players, which means that player slots are very much limited. It won't be to everyone's taste - have a read of the style and tone page to get some idea of whether you're likely to enjoy this system. If you don't manage to secure a player slot, we recommend that you check out Redemption, the other Society Game running this term. Please be aware that you will only be able to play one out of Redemption and Tempest.

If you'd like to play Tempest, please submit a character before midday on Friday 21st April, 2017 (Friday of 0th week). If you have any questions for the GM team in the meantime, please feel free to get in touch at - we'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Sessions run on Mondays from 7:30pm to 10pm in Balliol College in the Massey Room.

start.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/17 18:24 by gm_sally