Outside Agitator (they/them)
- Jul 29, 2012
I just want to say that this is a lovely AAR, and that you've managed to at once make the alt-history seem plausible (at least to a non-Brit) and make the variety of texts have their own unique and interesting voices, which is extremely hard to do even when you have a lot of game material to draw from.
Thanks GangsterSynod! That's really encouraging to hear, and it's good of you to drop by with a comment. Hopefully you'll enjoy the rest of the AAR just as much.
I am loving the ever so unbiased account
Naturally! We're all right-thinking citizens in the Commonwealth of Britain.
I have to say I'm somewhat saddened by this update; the fact that it exists at all clearly indicates that Gramscians and Existentialists are not only a thing in this timeline, but in positions of relative power and influence within the party. That all but rules out the possibility of Revolutionary Britain falling into some dark Mosleyite dystopia.
It's a valid point. I suppose the slightly annoying answer is that (as you will hopefully see) it depends on what you consider to be a 'dark Mosleyite dystopia'. I'll admit that the timeline is only really sketched out as things move into the fifties and sixties at this point, and things are still up for change. But as good old EP Thompson hinted in the first update, the party's own importance within the Mosley years is sort of a tricky issue in itself.
Name-dropping Stuart Hall was also an interesting choice for obvious reasons. I take it Windrush will be featuring in a future update?
The relationship of the colonies to metropolitan Britain is something I've yet to fully work out, but I'm sure at some point there will be an overview of migration to and from the Commonwealth.