House on the Hill

House on the Hill
Casting Sheet

House on the Hill

Please copy the text to a text file and fill it in off-line at your leisure. Then e-mail it back to me at

Your Details

Name     : __________________________________________ 
Gender   : ___________________

Telephone: __________________________________________ E-mail : __________________________________________

How would you prefer your character information be sent to you?

[  ] Microsoft Word XP/2003
[  ] Adobe Acrobat (pdf) 
[  ] Rich Text Format (RTF) 
[  ] html
[  ] Plain Text

Previous Experience - roughly how many others games of this sort have you played in?

None/1 - 3/4 - 10/More than I care to remember/Write them, run them, play them...
(delete as appropriate)

Where are you playing the game?

Chicago/Consequences (delete as appropriate)

Note that the following questions about age are just to give me a better idea of how to cast you and to avoid casting 50 year olds as teenagers, etc. It will not necessarily limit your choice of character since I am happy to re-write characters' ages to fit the player if their age is not essential to their plot.

What age range are you happy to play: ___________
How old are you                     : ___________

Which run would you like to play in

You can choose to play in either the 1928 or the 2008 run. Note that the same types of characters are available in both runs, so you won't be restricting your choice of character by your choice of run. The only real restriction is costume. For the 1928 run, we really want players to dress the part, so if you aren't into costuming, please choose the 2008 run.

Please enter a "Y" if you would like to play in a run and "N" if you really don't want to play in that run. If you don't mind which run you're in, please leave both boxes blank, while if you have a preference for one, but will play in the other, put a "Y" in that run and leave the other run blank. Don't put "Y" in both!

[  ] 1928 
[  ] 2008 

Who would you like to play

What character would you like to play? Please enter a "Y" if you would like to play a particular type of character and a "N" if you don't want to play the character type. It will be assumed that you don't mind playing any of the character types that you don't mark.

[  ] Hotel Staff 
[  ] Criminals 
[  ] Law Enforcement 
[  ] Private Investigators 
[  ] Occultists
[  ] Meddling Do-gooders 
Please note, that with the following exceptions, all the characters are assumed to be American. As before, enter a "Y" if you would like to play a particular type of character and a "N" if you really don't want to play the character type.
[  ] Italian-American
[  ] Irish-American
[  ] British
[  ] French

Character Traits

Please select the following character traits that you would or wouldn't like your character to have. The marking scheme is as before: enter a "Y" if you would like that trait and an "N" if you really don't want that trait. Note you can be as contradictory as you like (ie you can pick both popular and despised). It will be assumed that you don't mind having any of the traits that you don't mark.
[  ] 1.  Leader of a faction/group 
[  ] 2.  Member of a faction/group 
[  ] 3.  Popular and respected by my peers 
[  ] 4.  Despised by (almost) everyone 

[  ] 5.  Interested in furthering own ends above all else
[  ] 6.  Would put others before yourself
[  ] 7.  Desires to increase power/wealth
[  ] 8.  Has no desire to increase power/wealth

[  ] 9.  Interested in truth and justice 
[  ] 10. Has a guiding philosophy/allegiance 
[  ] 11. Is loyal to friends/organisation/peer group 
[  ] 12. Would sell your own grandmother 

[  ] 13. Has a romantic interest 
[  ] 14. Is involved in an adulterous relationship 
[  ] 15. Has family or other ties to another character 
[  ] 16. Has ties to a character in the other run

[  ] 17. Enjoys killing
[  ] 18. Kills when it is required 
[  ] 19. Will only kill when absolutely necessary
[  ] 20. Would never kill another

[  ] 21. Is an undercover agent
[  ] 22. Is an informant 
[  ] 23. Knows what's going on!


All the characters are equally important to the game, but they have different roles within the game. The main distinction is between those who are driving the plot and those who are reacting to it. Those who are driving the plot will have to make the running in the game, while those who are reacting will have things happening to them.

As before, please choose which type of character you want with a "Y" or put an "N" if you don't want that type of character.

[  ] Plot Driver
[  ] Plot Reactor


Finally, please select the type of goals that you would like your character to have.

Relatively easy/Difficult, but not impossible/Don't mind
(delete as appropriate)

Final details

Is there anything else you'd like to tell me that would help me in casting? In particular, there are several characters who are romantically linked or who are working as part of a team. If there is anyone you would particularly like to be cast with or who you'd prefer to avoid, now is the time to say so.

A short sketch of your favourite/perfect character or what roles you like/dislike would also help...

One last thing. If there are any character traits that you have marked with an "N" that you absolutely don't want to have, or anything else you absolutely don't want to play that isn't covered in the above choices (eg if you don't want to play a character who is a priest) then please tell me here.

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