These are very good suggestions.
SWR has 3 mandates.
Find a timeline that's unique. There are games played in canon, was an old republic game, and there have been several (that ultimately failed) based on rotj.
Find a plot that's unique. I know this may unsettle some players because it's not cookie cutter, but that leads to our third mandate:
NO FCS. Play what you want without waiting 6 months. For those who remember me talking up this game 2 years ago, our mandate was clear. No FC chars, no staff run special characters, not waiting in line to play the character you want to play.
These things are not easy, but doable.
We are having some fantastic chat and banter in our discord channel. We have settled on a timeline, we are just fleshing it out. I appreciate everyone in there giving their 2 cents and helping shape the game.
Join us @ https://discord.gg/RCTzbCr I appreciate all the help we can get!
@wildbaboons All good, half the time I respond on the phone too. My normal horrid spelling and grammar is enough to cover the times I do the same on the phone because large fingers.
My apology for missing the point of adults 'awakening'. Grizzled vet was only avoided for magic and I got hung up on that term and poor reading skill.
I can honestly say that adults discovering their own magic is just as interesting in such a setting. I would question myself why I'm going D6 system rather than just not going Mage or something else. But it would be interesting, entirely different consideration for the adult discovering the potential with deeper political mindedness on the point of training and all that, as well as purpose and self awareness.
I didn't want focus on 'why the awakening' completely as that feels more campaign (beginning/ending) and personal pref for me is open ended anywhere I go. I have difficulty playing on a place where I can see there is an end point to the Mu*. End of world/save humanity plots are not too fun for me; and not saying adults feel that way if incorporated into such a setting. But instead of middle story arc for what's going on, we just chose the beginning.
The decision for the age wasn't arbitrary just the same either. It is the beginning of something, and I don't want to go into details as it relates to some meta planned for the students and I'd rather they discover more in play about certain elements.
I guess that sounds fickle, just the reason for teens again (only 2nd theme for me, the 3rd was someone else's place) isn't that I'm some kooky pedo, it just felt right for the theme as it was developing.
@surreality said in Fear and Loathing (Official Thread):
@miss-demeanor They're actually way better (and cheaper) than the Keebler knockoffs (dunno if those are still made or not), believe it or not.
It's true. They do. But I actually still kind of love the GSC one a little more.
And the Walgreen's version of Tagalogs is pretty good, too!
We're kicking off the New Year with some of the highest activity numbers we've ever seen on MotM. Here are some of the events currently running:
WORLD WARRIOR: The famous tournament from the Street Fighter series has returned, hosted by the towering elite Wolfgang Krauser, who seeks only the mightiest participants. To join, you have one month to challenge one of his subordinates -- the ninja Eiji Kisaragi, the swordsman Laurence Blood, or the kenpo master Gato Futaba -- and defeat them to prove your strength. Many high-powered characters who could feasibly qualify for this tournament are still available!
THE TAISHOKAN: The Gear known as Justice's nuclear assault on Mt. Fuji broke powerful seals and undid centuries of carefully crafted sorcery. Now, the severed remnants of an ancient sealed monster are stirring. Its mouth whispers lies and secrets; its eye sees all; its brain foresees the future. Monster hunters are in high demand in the wake of the failed Gear invasion of Japan, and their greatest challenge is beginning to reveal itself. (For the duration of the plot, hosting monster attacks for other players using the minion system grants you bonus Advancement Points.)
GOLDEN ANGEL TOURNAMENT: In lighter news, the hottest new product to hit stores is Golden Angel, a lotion that when applied somehow transforms into a spandex-like material of flattering color and design, creating on-the-spot swimsuits or exercise gear. (Don't blame me, blame BlazBlue.) To advertise this miraculous item and raise Southtown's spirits after coming so close to destruction, the company producing it has collaborated with a local charity organization to host a tournament for up-and-coming fighters. Fights are hosted every two weeks -- participants may join mid-tournament -- and comedy-themed open social 'party' scenes are hosted every weekend for the next four weeks. This is a perfect opportunity for new original characters to make their debut!
But this only scratches the surface of the active plot. The Novus Ordis Librarium has risen to prominence in the wake of the veritable collapse of the United Nations; it moves to defend the people from supernatural threats and secure all magical artifacts for its own purposes. The aftereffects of the thunder god Raiden's abortive great flood are still being felt in bizarre weather phenomena across the globe. There are rumors that a no-man's-land has emerged at the intersection of Switzerland, Austria, and northern Italy, a place that was once the ancient kingdom of Illyria, and the Sacred Order of Holy Knights -- having lost the support of the United Nations and the Vatican -- plan to investigate. Green fire burns in a dark forest of Japan and sucks the life out of that which approaches it.
Challenges both mundane and mystical face our characters. Strength, cunning, and wisdom all are needed to surmount them. To those interested in any of these themes or threads, or who just want to get in on a very active game, check us out!
http://motm.kicks-ass.net/ port 2002
@mercutio Mm, probably. It would also be easy to use the exact same values, but resolve in a different way.
In case anyone is wondering, BESM uses a simple roll the die under your stat value, which is a common way of doing things really. However, to change power scales they just increase the die size. So your detective who used to make their human scale investigation checks 7 out of 10 times might now make it 7 out of 20 times in a super human game.
Fallcoast has pretty good Sin Eater sphere that is always active and has lots of plot and interaction. It also has Immortals and most other templates but if you are looking for Sin Eater it is the best place to go. The sphere is also pretty helpful. Oh yeah, also has Possessed with quite a few players :)
Pretty sure I'm overdue in declaring this project pretty dead. We had a few of our key active players disappear, their groups went with them and we never recovered. Working on a new project, not WoD or CofD, will announce when we're closer to having something for people to look at.
If you've got characters on NOLA and want to play, we're still open. Hell, I'll even approve new characters still. But I don't feel like I'd want people seeing a thread and thinking, "Oooh, good, place to play!" when nobody's playing.