Dreadnought Hoax
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Basic Information

On February 10, 1910, Horace de Vere Cole and several friends pose as a delegation from Abyssinia and convince the Royal Navy to show them their flagship, the HMS Dreadnought. The Royal Navy is thoroughly fooled and becomes the laughingstock of the press because of this affair.


Game and Story Use

  • This is precisely the kind of fun stuff that adventurers should attempt in the right genres. Of course, the stakes should probably be higher than just a practical joke - infiltration of a ship of a hostile nation and stealing secret plans, for example.
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