What is the Rub?
A Pirate themed “Secret Santa” game! When we are ready we will match you at random to another member of the nation who has also signed up and it is your job to make sure they are properly rubbed! We match adults at completely random*, which means you could be matched with someone from your own camp! But this is a good thing, you already know them well!
*Youth Rub: Will match at random, but trying to keep ages within 5 yrs to each other.
There can be a special situation, if so, please contact one of the ‘Mistresses of Fortune’ in the group page, currently: Gemma Nightwalker and Cecilia Sorkova.
You can mark your encampment with a sign that says ‘Rub Me’ for folks looking for you, especially if you are camping in open camping and not with a ship or household!
Examples of Rub Gifts
Gifts: Garb pieces; trinkets; mugs; horns; bottles of alcohol -adults-; sweet treats like candy or cookies. Cold beverages! ICED DRINKS! Or mugs, with a coffee coupon at the coffee merchant! swords; seashells; hair dodads; Gift Cards from merchants; belts; pouches; jewelry; new dangly bit for their hat!
Acts of Kindness: Special VIP seating at court; paying their way into an event or at the bar; arranging to have their favorite drink ready for them at a bar; massage; foot rub/wash; hair wash
Other: Scavenger Hunt just for them! Belly Dance; Snacks; Drinks; Fire Dance; Bard; Riddles; Stories
What to Keep in mind:
- Do not assume that a person is aware or interested in ‘Kink’ or ‘BDSM’, a nice new shiny flogger may not go the right way.
- Respect Consent. Remember that a person may be not interested in being tackled or touched without their permission. Don’t send a person to tackle them. You can send the offer of a massage, but dont be hurt if they turn it down.
- Respect Relationship Status. If your Rub is married they may not appreciate a lap dance, or they might. Stalk well, ask questions. You can always run an idea by one of their friends to make sure that it is ok. Also, if it is something like a reserved front seat at a burlesque show, make sure to invite their partner!
- Respect Allergies. Make sure to read the allergy section before you start shopping, though rare, you may end up with someone who is allergic to a type of metal or fabric. Food allergies are more common, peanuts, wheat, dairy, tree nuts, chocolate. Also did you know that tree nut allergy can mean they are allergic to an alcohol aged in oak barrels?