"Freak Show" is an online yarn (story-based role-play) originally set in and around New York's Coney Island in 1928, in a vaguely alternate universe similar to that of "Fox Tales" (only about 70 years earlier). Currently it's 1932 and our characters have migrated to Kitar Island, a guarded place off the coast of California, and home to countless freaks.
The game will be played via AOL Instant Messenger. We used to meet Saturday at 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM Arizona time...now it's much more like 12:00 PM Arizona time through about 7 PM Arizona time? (Sometimes we start later and once DST starts we'll be an hour later, everyone except me in Arizona. :D)
Right, anyway, that means we generally start at about 2:00 PM EST or 7:00 PM GMT.
Group play began February 23, 2002. It is finally complete! (Except the archives...)
If you're a player or just curious, please check out the following pages.
Freak Show (the yarn)
Character creation (please read!)
Guidelines (please read! updated 3.7.03)
Character pages (last updated 8.7.05)
Minor character pages (updated 8.7.05)
Archive of Events (last updated 8.22.08)
Venura messageboards (out-of-commission; please try the Yarniverse messageboards instead)
Miscellany (updated 8.7.03)
The 1928 of "Freak Show" (please read!) (updated 2.16.03)
Coney Island (please read!)
Map of 1928 Coney Island (quite inaccurate and incomplete, but probably useful nonetheless)
Does it exist? (trying to avoid anachronisms) (updated 2.16.03)
The money of "Freak Show" (how much items cost)
Currency Converter (if you can't find what you're looking for on the money page)
Calendar for 1928 (added 9.16.02)
Kitar Island (added 11.21.04)