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England Upturn'd

The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose off the common
But leaves the greater villain loose
Who steals the common from the goose.

The law demands that we atone
When we take things we do not own
But leaves the lords and ladies fine
Who takes things that are yours and mine.
The poor and wretched don’t escape
If they conspire the law to break;
This must be so but they endure
Those who conspire to make the law.

The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose from off the common
And geese will still a common lack
Till they go and steal it back.

‘Protest Ballad, Anon. circa 1635’

England Upturn’d is an adventure set during the English Civil War, for use with Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy Role-Playing and other traditional role-playing games.

From Chapter 1:

The English Civil War was one of those "interesting times" the Chinese have curses about, and an ideal setting for playing Lamentations of the Falme Princess, it being Early Modern and a bit weird.

At the time it was referred to as the "World Turned Upside Down", an explosion of lawless anarchy and bloodshed, depicted as an apocalypse in the religiously tinged propaganda pamplets...

This adventure owes an obvious debt to the film A Field in England directed by Ben Wheatley, what with the alchemy, the buried treasure, mud and hallucinogenci ending. If you haven't seen it, do so. 

128 page b/w A5-sized softcover
Writing by Barry Blatt
Cover Art by Jason Rainville
Interior Art and Graphic Design by Sarah Richardson
Additional Cartography by Andrew Chason

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