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  1. #1
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    The Pickpocket BNG Part One

    Dice: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/reso...s/dice/ten.htm

    It is 1870. You little immigrant girl living with your parents, uncle, and (roll the dice) younger siblings in a dirty cramped tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Life is miserable and frightening in the slums with so much death and disease running rampant. But you try your best to keep out of trouble hoping one day to leave the slum and become a (career...roll below).

    What do you want to be when you grow up (roll)?
    1or 2: Doctor or Nurse
    3 or 4: Explorer
    5 or 6:Teacher
    7 or 8: Detective or Journalist
    9 or 10: Business owner (what kind)



    Your family are immigrants from another country. Where are they from (roll)?
    1 or 2: England
    3 or 4: Ireland
    5 or 6: Germany
    7 or 8: Italy
    9 or 10: Your choice

    What is your name? (your choice)
    What are you like? (your choice)
    How old are you? (#even=12 #odd=11)

    What are your parents names? (first, middle and last name must have origins in the country your family came from)


    What is your uncle's name? (Must be a formal name with a nickname that everyone calls him)


    Because the adults work so much, your siblings are your best friends. They encourage you and entertain you and you love them dearly. What are they're names? (for each one roll for gender, even=girl and odd=boy. Then roll for ages, children with the same number are multiples. Names come from :http://www.behindthename.com/top/lists/ud/1880. Describe them too, if you like.)
    Siblings:

    You also have a best friend from the Five Points District. He is a slick little pickpocket who, as far as you know, has been an orphan his whole life. You met him after he saved you from (what?) and you've been pals ever since. What is his name? ( Can come from this: http://nameberry.com/list/324/Vintage-Names-for-Boys or this: http://nameberry.com/list/221/Nicknames-for-Boys)

    What is he like? (your choice)

    You, (best friend) and (sibling closest in age) make the best of life in the slums by doing tricks in the streets for pennies and exploring the streets of New York in your spare time. You are happy to have such a large, loving family and the freedom to do as you please. But then, tragedy strikes....

    What happens (roll)?
    1 or 2: There is a fire in your tenement while you are out. It kills your entire family besides your oldest sibling and your uncle.
    3 or 4: There is a cholera epidemic. It kills your mother and your youngest sibling.
    5 or 6: Your father and uncle are murdered in a pub brawl.
    7 or 8: There is an accident in the factory where your (father or mother) works. It either kills them or leaves them crippled.
    9 or 10: You choose what happens.

    Because of (tragic event) your life is turned upside down. It is now impossible for (remaining adult) to feed and clothe you and your sibling(s) on an immigrants wages. You decide it would be best if you, as the oldest, try to make your own way in the world. So at the age of (how old?) you leave your family behind and join (best friend) on the streets of New York as a pickpocket.

    List your childhood family here, if you like. You can include ages, descriptions and photographs. Part 2 up soon...
    Last edited by violetgray; September 1st, 2012 at 12:19 PM.
    Violet Gray
    Sad name-obsessed teenager and aspiring writer

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    It is 1870. You are a little English immigrant girl living with your parents, uncle, and 8 younger siblings in a dirty cramped tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Life is miserable and frightening in the slums with so much death and disease running rampant. But you try your best to keep out of trouble hoping one day to leave the slum and become an explorer.

    What is your name? Lucille Amabel Stone *Lula*
    What are you like? http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...l-58133635.jpg . Quiet, shy and imaginative.
    How old are you? 11.

    What are your parents names? Asa Gideon and Elisabeth Patience Stone


    What is your uncle's name? Theodore James *Uncle Tad*


    Because the adults work so much, your siblings are your best friends. They encourage you and entertain you and you love them dearly. What are their names?

    Clarice - 10
    http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...r-51715096.jpg
    Benjamin *Benji*- 8
    http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...y-99180728.jpg
    Reuben - 7
    Russell - 7
    http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...t-60658711.jpg
    Edmond - 6
    http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...e-50602588.jpg
    August - 5
    http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...k-61696765.jpg
    Celia - 2
    http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...r-60105100.jpg
    Madeline - 1
    http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...r-94847368.jpg

    You also have a best friend from the Five Points District. He is a slick little pickpocket who, as far as you know, has been an orphan his whole life. You met him after he saved you from a drunken man, and you've been pals ever since. What is his name?

    Silas Ezekial - 11
    http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...e-92005508.jpg

    You, Silas and Clarice make the best of life in the slums by doing tricks in the streets for pennies and exploring the streets of New York in your spare time. You are happy to have such a large, loving family and the freedom to do as you please. But then, tragedy strikes....

    What happens?
    7 or 8: There is an accident in the factory where your mother works. It leaves her deaf and weak.

    Because of the accident your life is turned upside down. It is now impossible for your father to feed and clothe you and your siblings on an immigrants wages. You decide it would be best if you, as the oldest, try to make your own way in the world. So at the age of eleven, you leave your family behind and join Silas on the streets of New York as a pickpocket.

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    It is 1870. You are a little immigrant girl living with your parents, uncle, and nine younger siblings in a dirty cramped tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Life is miserable and frightening in the slums with so much death and disease running rampant. But you try your best to keep out of trouble hoping one day to leave the slum and become a Teacher.

    What do you want to be when you grow up (roll)?

    5 or 6:Teacher



    Your family are immigrants from another country. Where are they from (roll)?

    7 or 8: Italy

    What is your name? Maria Victoire Polizzi
    What are you like? quiet, but brave.
    How old are you? 12

    What are your parents names? Paolo Pietro and Lucia Concetta Polizzi


    What is your uncle's name? Luciano Sergio Polizzi "Lucio"


    Because the adults work so much, your siblings are your best friends. They encourage you and entertain you and you love them dearly. What are they're names?
    Siblings:
    Alberta Lois, 9
    Hubert Ollie, 5, & Sara Rachel, 5 (Twins)
    Christina Sue, 8
    Ada Marie, 10 & Mark Levi, 10 (Twins)
    Ellen Rose, 4
    Evelyn Rosa, 7
    Ida Florence, 2



    You also have a best friend from the Five Points District. He is a slick little pickpocket who, as far as you know, has been an orphan his whole life. You met him after he saved you from the police and you've been pals ever since. What is his name? Tobias James

    What is he like? Friendly, but sometimes nervous.

    You, Tobias and Ada Marie make the best of life in the slums by doing tricks in the streets for pennies and exploring the streets of New York in your spare time. You are happy to have such a large, loving family and the freedom to do as you please. But then, tragedy strikes....

    What happens (roll)?

    3 or 4: There is a cholera epidemic. It kills your mother and your youngest sibling.


    Because of the cholera your life is turned upside down. It is now impossible for Paolo to feed and clothe you and your sibling(s) on an immigrants wages. You decide it would be best if you, as the oldest, try to make your own way in the world. So at the age of 12 you leave your family behind and join Tobias on the streets of New York as a pickpocket.

    List your childhood family here, if you like. You can include ages, descriptions and photographs. Part 2 up soon...

    HermioneCassiaRosalieSofiaKatarinaKiona
    LeoMatthiasEspenBennettAvery

  4. #7
    It is 1870. You are a young immigrant girl living with your parents, uncle, and 7 younger siblings in a dirty, cramped tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Life is miserable and frightening in the slums with so much death and disease running rampant. But you try your best to keep out of trouble hoping one day to leave the slum and become a (CAREER).

    What do you want to be when you grow up?
    5 or 6:Teacher

    Your family are immigrants from another country.
    9 or 10: Your choice --- Denmark

    What is your name? Kiersten Bixby
    What are you like? Loud, charming, and a proper genius.
    How old are you? 11

    What are your parents names? Kristoffer William Bixby & Mathilde Agnete Bixby

    What is your uncle's name? Sebastian Bixby (Bastian)

    Because the adults work so much, your siblings are your best friends. They encourage you and entertain you and you love them dearly. What are their names?
    Siblings: Gideon Randolph Bixby (1), Jordan Casper Bixby (2) , Cornelia Margaret Bixby (2), Geneveive Annabelle Bixby (2), Kathrine Mathilde Bixby (3), Diana Mary Bixby (4), & Archer Jonathan Bixby (9)

    You also have a best friend from the Five Points District. He is a slick little pickpocket who, as far as you know, has been an orphan his whole life. You met him after he saved you from being run over by an apple vendor and you've been pals ever since.

    What is his name? Phineas McMurray

    What is he like? Daring, sneaky, and funny.

    You, Phin and Archer make the best of life in the slums by doing tricks in the streets for pennies and exploring the streets of New York in your spare time. You are happy to have such a large, loving family and the freedom to do as you please. But then, tragedy strikes....

    What happens?
    1 or 2: There is a fire in your tenement while you are out. It kills your entire family besides your oldest sibling and your uncle.

    Because of the fire your life is turned upside down. It is now impossible for Bastian to feed and clothe you and your sibling on an immigrants wages. You decide it would be best if you, as the oldest, try to make your own way in the world. So at the age of 14 you leave your family behind and join Phineas on the streets of New York as a pickpocket.

    List your childhood family here, if you like. You can include ages, descriptions and photographs.

    Family -
    Kristoffer & Mathilde Bixby, plus Mathilde's brother, Bastian Bixby
    Kiersten Bixby
    Archer Bixby
    Diana Bixby
    Kathrine Bixby
    Gen Bixby
    Cornelia Bixby
    Jordan Bixby
    Gideon Bixby

    Can't wait for Part 2!
    -- Lottie --

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    It is 1870. You little immigrant girl living with your parents, uncle, and 6 younger siblings in a dirty cramped tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Life is miserable and frightening in the slums with so much death and disease running rampant. But you try your best to keep out of trouble hoping one day to leave the slum and become a doctor.

    What do you want to be when you grow up (roll)?
    1or 2: Doctor or Nurse

    Your family are immigrants from another country. Where are they from (roll)?
    1 or 2: England

    What is your name? Juliet Emmaline Archer
    What are you like? Smart, strong-willed, and independent; I have wavy auburn hair and hazel eyes.
    How old are you? 11

    What are your parents names? Elizabeth Katherine Archer & Ambrose James Archer
    What is your uncle's name? Robert "Rob" Charles Archer

    Because the adults work so much, your siblings are your best friends. They encourage you and entertain you and you love them dearly. What are they're names? (for each one roll for gender, even=girl and odd=boy. Then roll for ages, children with the same number are multiples. Names come from :http://www.behindthename.com/top/lists/ud/1880. Describe them too, if you like.)
    Genders: girl, girl, boy, girl, boy, boy
    Siblings: Mary Alice Archer (9), Clara Florence Archer (7), Henry Thomas Archer (5), Sarah Grace Archer (2), Albert Edward Archer (2), & John George Archer (2)

    You also have a best friend from the Five Points District. He is a slick little pickpocket who, as far as you know, has been an orphan his whole life. You met him after he saved you from an older boy harassing you and you've been pals ever since. What is his name? Bryon Jacob Smith

    What is he like? Tall and lean, with dark brown hair and green eyes, he does not appear to be sick. He is always smiling and looks on the bright side of things. You wouldn't know he was sickly until you saw the dark circles under his eyes.

    You, Bryon, and Mary make the best of life in the slums by doing tricks in the streets for pennies and exploring the streets of New York in your spare time. You are happy to have such a large, loving family and the freedom to do as you please. But then, tragedy strikes....

    What happens (roll)?
    1 or 2: There is a fire in your tenement while you are out. It kills your entire family besides your oldest sibling and your uncle.

    Because of the fire at the tenement your life is turned upside down. It is now impossible for Uncle Rob to feed and clothe you and your sibling on an immigrants wages. You decide it would be best if you, as the oldest, try to make your own way in the world. So at the age of 12 you leave your family behind and join Byron on the streets of New York as a pickpocket.

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