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Table of Contents
                            Cover
Credits
Prelude
	Introduction
	Allo Sweetheart!
	Disclaimer
	Who Wants to Play a Courtesan?
	Postmortem Studios
	Beer & Crisps
	About the Author
	Piracy Plea
	About Roleplaying
	What You Need
Chapter One: Background
	What is a Courtesan?
	The History of the Courtesan
	The Demi Monde
	Currency
	Titles
	Kings & Queens
	Other Kings & Queens
	Important Terms
Chapter Two: Character Creation
	Characters in Courtesans
	Year & Location
	Courtesans Only
	Name
	Title
	Race
	The Name Itself
	Appearance
	Age
	Freaks of Nature
	Origin
	High and Low Origins
	Actresses
	Professionals
	Fallen Ladies
	Schemers
	Goldenhearts
	Upstarts
	Statistics
		Manners
		Charm
		Wits
		Spite
		Performance
		Prowess
	Strong and Weak Statistics
	Min-Maxing
	Good At
	Starting in Debt
	Starting Resources
	Scandalous Origin
	Sexuality in the Demi Monde
	Background
	Gathering a House
	Origin Mix
	Relationships
	Equipment
	IC Knowledge
	Building Relationships
	Sample Characters
		Lilly LaVonte
		Bella Bifford
		Jessica Silver
		Nora Noble
		Hattie Harker
		Lucy McBrien
Chapter Three: Basic Mechanics
	Actions
	Dialogue
	No Fighting!
	Narrate Don't Declare
	Margin of Success
	Ties
	Fade to Black
	The Landlady's Dice
	Procurement
	Methods of Procurement
		Appearing on Stage
		Attending a house of Introduction
		Attending a High Society Soiree
		Attending a Political Gathering
		Attending a Charity Do
		Making a Gaudy Public Appearance
	Letters of Introduction
	Scrutiny
	Pleasing
	Visiting
	Pleasing Couples
	Methods of Pleasing
		Polite Conversation
		Flirting
		Dancing
		Private Show
		Tough Sell
		Fancy a Game?
		Massage
		Sex Act
		Pillow Talk
	Intrigue
	Methods of Intrigue
		Gambling
		Undermining Confidence
		Spreading Rumours
		Spying
		Emotional Blackmail
		Poaching
		Seduction
	Aiding
	Methods of Aiding
		Childcare
		Solving Family Strife
		Pull Yourself Together Girl
		Sweet Talk
		Dance With Me
		Tucking In
		Prayer
		Deal with the Devil
		Introduce
		Soothing Massage
		Comfort Sex
	Resources
	Earning Resources
	Inflicting Scandal
	Scandalous Behaviour
	Losing Resources
	Resource Debt
	Resource Bankruptcy
	Becoming Kept
	Surrogacy Contracts
Chapter Four: Admirers
	Gentlemen of Fortune
	Ladies of Fortune?
	Pliability
		Pliability 1
		Pliability 2
		Pliability 3
		Pliability 4
		Pliability 5
		Pliability 6
	Archetypes
		Fops
		Saviours
		Students
		Lovers
	Title
	Name
	Age
	Occupation
		Noble Occupations
		Philanthropic Occupations
		Political Occupations
		Professional Occupations
		Immoral Occupations
		Causes
	Sexual Experience
	Marital Status
	Physical Description
	Besotted
	Arrested
Chapter Five: The Landlady
	Landlady's Guide to Courtesans
	GMPC
	The Landlady Character
	The Landlady's Keeper
	Landlady Background
	Landlady Relationships
	Miss Maud Mallory
	The Landlady as Plot Device
	The Landlady as Story Manager
	Discipline
	Sample Letters of Introduction
	Personal Plot
	Creating the Personal Admirer
	Writing personal Correspondence
Chapter Six: The Season
	The Season
	Time
	Playing Through a Season
	Initiative
	Imperfect Groups
	Free Procurement
	Post
	The Seven Turns
	Fuck Chronology!
	How a Turn Works
	The Cyprian Ball
		Choosing Your Partner
		Scandal at the Ball
		Making your Entrance
		Dancing
		Debauchery
	Pregnancy
	Infertility
	Pregnancy Checks
	Contraception
	In the Club! What Now?
	Learning Curve
	Contract Resolution
	Will Making
	Death of the Landlady
	Expenses
	Rewards
	Investments
		Wealth Investments
		Reputation Investments
		Influence Investments
		Legend Investments
		Ultimate Investments
	Redemption
	The Perils of Redemption
	Childbirth & Children
		Complications
		Midwifery
		Children
		Handicaps
		Cost
		Growing Up
	Goodbyes
	Funerals
	Example Characters After a Season
		Lilly LaVonte
		Bella Bifford
		Jessica Silver
		Lucy McBrien
		Maud Mallory
Appendix One: Advanced Rules
	Optional Extras
	Lethality
	How New
	Introductions
	Admirer Agendas
	Vengeful Spouses
	Weapon Investments
	Using Enraged Spouses
	Countering Enraged Spouses
	Counterstrike
	Fatigue
	Disabilities
	Example Disabled Character: Matilda Gallows
	Ageing
	Example Aged Character: Annie Havelock
	Drugs
	Maladies
	Nursing
	Psychoses
	Retainers
		Spiritual Advisor
		Dressmaker
		Spymaster
		Lady's Companion
		Spin Doctor
		Coach
		Midwife
		Nanny
		Physician
		Fleshing out Retainers
		Sample Retainer: Bridget McMoy
Appendix Two: Different Ways to Play
	Try Something Different
	Alternate Times & Locations
	Cosmetic Changes
	Mechanical Changes
	LARP
	Play by Post
Appendix Three: Season Process Summary & Reference
Afterword
Coming Soon
Contact Information
Character Sheet
Pregnancy Tracker
Index
Back Cover
                        
Document Text Contents
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Writing Personal
Correspondence
Personal correspondence is a bit
different from your standard Letter
of Introduction in that the author
knows the Courtesan however
fl eetingly. You can use more
affectionate language and generally
be a little less to the point. A
Roleplaying challenge for sure!

Example: Bernadette writes out
each Courtesan’s personal letter.
Let’s have a look at Hattie’s as an
example...

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My Darling Little Hattie,

I do hope you are settling in and that the other
girls are treating you well.

How goes your hunt for a saviour? If you are
stumped don’t fret as I have been recently been
contacted by a childhood sweetheart of yours
Hampton Small.

He’s a curate now and is ever so concerned for
your welfare.

No pressure my dear but I think it would make
for a good match.

God bless,

Your ever loving mother.

P.S: Your father has calmed down a little now.
I shall try my best to persuade him to write
soon.

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