The Friday Venturers
"Fortune Seekers and Mission Accomplishers par excellence"
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Being the sundry chronicles and historical narratives of a very long-standing and continuous sequence of adventures and escapades befalling a troupe of adventurers in the realm of Dungeons and Dragons. Read their Weblog which is updated each month if the troupe succeeds in its attempts to send a missive of progress and events from wherever it happens to find itself on which ever plane of the multiverse.

David J Franklin
We dedicate this site to the memory of our much-loved friend, David, who with us, The Friday Venturers,
started a series of fantasy adventures that lasted from 1979 until David's untimely death in July of 2020.
David was our beloved Dungeon Master throughout those 41 years, and he is so truly missed by all of us.
It is also important to say that we also remember him for all the wonderful inspiring walks which he organised
across all parts of Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, and for then quizzes which we all enjoyed so much.
David J. Franklin, may you rest in peace: you are so very sadly missed.

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It is an account of a thirty-five year long, still continuing, game of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). It has been played by the same people, with the same dungeon master, in the same world, since 1980. If you are a fan of D&D you will love this book. It tells how are group of adventurers started in their fantasy world, and slowly but successfully gained a reputation to righting wrongs and solving apparently insoluble problems. Yes, the book is expensive: why? Because it is a quality production, hard-cover, and in full colour. It is full of maps, plans, drawing, and images of the places which the adventurers visited. Every day is accounted for; Every place is described: their battles; their losses; their gains; their successes and their failures.
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Early History The Characters Maps of Travelling Chronicles
  Occasional Episodes

Read the Weblog!



The troupe known as The Friday Venturers set out from a point in the this part of the multiverse (glossary: multiverse = all possible universes, including our own) at a time corresponding to the time we know as January 1980, from a place corresponding to the place we know as Bath, in the county of Somerset, in the United Kingdom. They have never returned.

Their departure was precipitated by first contact with "Cells and Serpents", which was created on an early example of a microprocessor based computer (a UK101) built by Kenneth Spencer, one of the component psyches (glossary: component psyche = human being of our universe) of the troupe.

Twelve characters (glossary: character = member of the troupe existing in the alternative universe) are known to have been present in the original troupe - each pair of characters was understood to have been deconstructed and reconstructed (glossary: deconstruction/reconstruction = the processes of transfer between universes) from the psyches of six male individuals from the evirons of their original location in Bath. Since their departure, there have been many many reported changes of character owing to deaths and desertions, and even one controversial leaving of one component psyche from the troupe due to completely unacceptable behaviour.

The component psyche known in our part of the multiverse as Roddy Watts left the troupe in 1997. Much earlier, in 1990, one of his character protégés known as Penhaligon committed the most evil and unacceptable act of causing detonation of a series of fire-bombs in an enclosed region of an underground dungeon - so close to the rest of the troupe was the detonation that all other characters in the troupe were killed. One component psyche, Kenneth Spencer put on his coat and was about to leave the other component psyches for ever owing to the unacceptability of Penhaligon's action. The other component psyches felt the same way and as a result, David Franklin supreme Master of the Environment of The Friday Venturers caused a temporal re-winding to the point immediately prior to the detonation, and permitted the time to be re-sequenced and a new multiverse point to be selected so that the detonation was not caused. However, the known intention of Penhaligon led to his ejection from the troupe, and the rejection in the future of all such evil characters. Eventually therefore, Penhaligon's component psyche, Roddy Watts, left the troupe owing to his enforced avoidance of selection characters of evil alignment.

Another original component psyche, Roger Evans, undertook a geographical relocation to Yeovil, also in the United Kingdom, and took on roles in other sundry secret societies, which caused his physical appearance in the character troupe to become intermittent. However, in 2006 Roger relocated yet again to the vicinity of Bath, and once again became a regular member of the troupe.

In 1994 another component psyche, known as Douglas Banks joined the troupe and was successfully transported from our current points of spatial and temporal location in our multiverse to those of the character troupe, enabling him to be deconstructed and reconstructed as two characters in the character troupe.

Click on the links below to read the details of the Characters, the World they inhabit (Maps), and a chronology of their extensive adventures, and read their Weblog, updated as their progress develops:

Early History The Characters Maps of Travelling Chronicles
  Occasional Episodes

Read the Weblog!



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Do you spell the words of the English language correctly? Are you able to distinguish verbs and nouns by their spelling?
Advice (noun)/advise (verb), aesthetic, archaeology, ardour, boulder, cancel/cancelled, centre/centred, colour, defence, device (noun)/devise (verb), disc, favour, flavour, fibre, glamour, goitre, jewellery, label/labelled, licence (noun)/license (verb), manoeuvre, marvellous, marvelled, mould, neighbour, organise, paediatrics, practice (noun)/practise(verb), recognise, rumour, sabre, sceptic, stabilise, theatre, travel/travelled, valour.
Music: if you have an interest in music, you might be interested in looking at the site:
It features details of the real, and the virtual, pipe organ, with illustrations of two projects, and examples of the music which can be produced.
There is also a page on the 1960s band, The Fenlanders (aka The Fenlanderz), based in Lincolnshire and playing pop and rick music of the day.
NB.: the music site recently moved from its old home (where is was based for almost 10 years) at - its no good looking there, because it's gone!
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