The Man in Black is a pre-cast game. In order to play in the game, you must be registered for the convention where the game is being run and have signed up for the game through the convention web-site (more information on where The Man in Black is running can be found here). For details of the game itself, please see the other pages in this section of the web-site or refer to the Player's Guide, which will have been e-mailed to you after you registered for the game. Before filling out the casting form, you should ideally have read the background to the game and the associated pages.
This page contains information about casting and the casting process. Please read this page before filling out the casting form.
You can find links to the Casting Form in the last section of this page.
Filling Out the FormSince most of the characters in The Man in Black are not known to each other and there are plenty of "secret" characters, casting will be by choosing from a list of "personality traits" that you would or wouldn't like your character to have. You can also choose what sort of character you would (or wouldn't) like to play (eg a Local, Wanderer, Secret Agent, etc). You can even choose to play specific, well known characters (eg The Man in Black himself, or the famous Marshal Stack)
It would help me greatly in casting if you could fill as much of the casting form as possible. I can't stress this strongly enough. Even if you only fill in one or two of the boxes, it will be a great help. Please note, however, that I will only use the information as a guide and I can't guarantee a perfect match.
Some notes on casting and choosing characters. Please try to give me some scope. Don't, for example, choose one character or character type as the one you want to play and all the rest as ones you definitely don't want to play. That way will only lead to disappointment.
Secondly, don't be put off by the gender of the known characters. While I'd love to keep all the characters the same gender as they're presented here (purely on the selfish grounds that I won't have to re-write anything) there's no good reason why the characters can't be of either gender. The only reason they're the gender they are is because that's how they were in the last run of the game.
The Casting FormSo, on to the Casting Form itself. Please fill in the on-line Casting Form. If you are having any problems with the form, please e-mail me and I'll see what we can do.
Please note: in order to be cast, you need to have already registered to play the game. For details on where the game is being run and how to register, please follow this link.