Fantasy MU*s?



  • Are there currently any active fantasy-esque MUSHes/whatever? Stuff with knights/witches/elves/dragons/whatever. (And not Game of Thrones themed.)



  • @Tempest said:

    Are there currently any active fantasy-esque MUSHes/whatever? Stuff with knights/witches/elves/dragons/whatever. (And not Game of Thrones themed.)

    Does Tenebrae count? I've never gotten into it because the one time I tried to play D&D online was painful, but it does seem to be active. There is also a surprising lack of grotesquely muscled male figures on the front page of the game's site, but I don't know if that's significant.


  • Politics

    Road to Amber.


  • Pitcrew

    Tried RtA, not sure I'm gonna stick with it. There's an element of Firan-esque fussiness to it that makes me uncomfortable.

    Would love to see an Amber game with more modern code and more fidelity to Roger's books.


  • Pitcrew

    Curious: What is it about GoT (which is in so many ways genericly fantasy-ish) that so many folks who want a fantasy game dislike? Are you looking for more high-fantasy magic-and-elf-PCs stuff, or?



  • @il-volpe said:

    Curious: What is it about GoT (which is in so many ways genericly fantasy-ish) that so many folks who want a fantasy game dislike? Are you looking for more high-fantasy magic-and-elf-PCs stuff, or?

    For me it's just that I didn't like the first book (didn't get past 50 pages before giving up on it) and thus am not familiar with the setting and don't really want to get that familiar with it. Don't get me wrong: I enjoyed the few scenes I played at your game, but the setting wasn't the appeal even slightly.


  • Creator

    I wish there more of them. It seems to be a Fantasy downturn.

    I like the setup of RtA's style but not nessacerily the... use of Amber, personally if you took it and did ' Lords of Gossamer and Shadow(spiritual sucessor to Amber, but different cosmology), with a 'central city' and travel could be a great game.

    Or maybe something like Tenebrae... but not Tenebrae.



  • @il-volpe said:

    Curious: What is it about GoT (which is in so many ways genericly fantasy-ish) that so many folks who want a fantasy game dislike? Are you looking for more high-fantasy magic-and-elf-PCs stuff, or?

    GoT is too low fantasy for me, yeah.

    And I poked at Tenebrae briefly, once upon a time. My charbit might even still be there. I like D&D just fine, but I didn't like how nothing really seemed to happen on the game except the events. Also, I made the mistake of getting too OOCly chatty with one of the staffers, and it got weird.


  • Admin

    There were many times I'd have loved a fantasy (and in particular D&D) MU*.

    What kept me is a combination of

    • Small playerbases
    • Different gaming culture. It's probably dumb but I've no patience any more to have to ask permission to run PrPs in advance, for instance.
    • My friends aren't there.

    If an MSB project started I'd be all over it.



  • @Arkandel said:

    If an MSB project started I'd be all over it.

    MSB? My Set of Bronies?


  • Admin

    @WTFE The forums we're using right now? Mu SoapBox. :)


  • Politics

    It's better than, "The Box" as a nickname. >.<





  • Please unlink Fantasy from D&D, There is little about the system that is necessary to a fantasy setting, and it is full of character limiting mechanisms unless you get into the chaos of addons like Buy The Numbers.


  • Admin

    @Misadventure said:

    Please unlink Fantasy from D&D, There is little about the system that is necessary to a fantasy setting, and it is full of character limiting mechanisms unless you get into the chaos of addons like Buy The Numbers.

    I brought up D&D in particular because (as we've discussed before :) ) I like using popular systems people are more likely to already be familiar with as the source material for settings. Pathfinder would also work, for example.



  • You and your game ideas that appeal to the players. I swear.


  • Admin

    @Misadventure said:

    You and your game ideas that appeal to the players. I swear.

    Hipster!


  • Politics

    I've more recently more to realise I kinda just want a Fantasy game of World of Darkness. Basically just put it in something middle ages generic european country and do away with the Masquearade/Veil/Whatever.



  • So Vampires and Mages (No, not mages, maybe Proximi or whatever they are called) VS ogres and dragons and evil empires?

    Sorta Exalted.


  • Politics

    Less crunchy though.


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