Djinnborn! Epic Skyship Adventures!
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Welcome to the Djinnborn setting! This is a homebrew, non-standard fantasy setting with tones of steampunk/magitech, swashbuckling adventure, and, most importantly, skyships!
I realize Djinnborn is a brand new setting and I understand there are a lot of holes in the information. I encourage everyone to do the best they can. I've distilled each of the five races and cultures into brief profiles. Each profile covers that race's appearance, government, and some cultural tidbits. The profiles also cover some of each nation's trade and relationships with other countries, and a little about the cultural psychology.
Each racial profile has a "Playing a..." section to help you get into the head of these people. These sections provide examples of the archetypal member of that race. Your character does not have to exhibit all of the traits described here, but you should keep this information in mind when determining your character's personality. Culture helps define the individual, so I'd like to see your character exhibit some traits common to his or her race. These sections should inform your character creation process, not dictate it.
The profiles also have a "Character Ideas" section at the end. This is a short list of racially-appropriate characters that fit the theme of this game. This is not meant to be a complete list, but I wrote it there to help you get ideas that fit within the setting and within this particular game.
Finally, each racial profile has some sample characters listed. These characters are posted to provide visual and narrative examples of each race. The specific examples provided are not all acceptable for a skyship campaign, but should give you a little insight into the look and feel of each race.
Take a look at the profiles in the Setting Info forum. This will suffice until I finally get the DjinnWiki up and running!
About Me: I'm brand-new to GMing MnM games. I've GMed tabletop D&D before and I've tried my hand at PbP but it's been a long time. This is my first attempt to get back into it all and share Djinnborn with everyone! I hope you all can bear with me as I stumble through this and make a general mess of things
Setting Tone: Swashbuckling adventure, skyships, magitech/steampunk. Since this game uses MnM and since it's intended to have a pulpy, larger-than-life action feel, there will be some superhero genre elements included.
Think this is the game for you? Here's how to apply!
Please post your apps in the Applications Forum!
Once you have posted your application, I'll work with you to do any tweaks needed to give your character that proper Djinnborn feel.
As you can see, there is one character, Raavik, who is pre-approved. I've been working with him and his player on getting this game organized and put together, so he's an automatic in.
At present, character sheets are NOT required. This is due in part to the fact that I will still be working on some mechanics ideas during the application process. There will be time after the application process for everyone to make their sheets, so we'll look at it more in-depth then.
For those that want to pre-plan character sheets a little bit, here are some notes:
The Mess Hall
After your application is tweaked to my satisfaction, I will clear you to start posting in the Mess Hall. The Mess Hall is a pre-game IC posting section that gives you the chance to exercise your creative drives, and gives me a chance to see your character in action. You'll be given an open environment to RP with other potential characters, and with assorted NPCs.
The Mess Hall is NOT an indicator that your character will be in the game. Participation in the Mess Hall can help your chances, and is highly encouraged, but please don't mistake Mess Hall clearance for acceptance to the game.
Once all characters have been accepted and finalized, the Mess Hall will be closed.
Please make sure you read all the following boxes! It will help you know what I'm looking for and should improve your chances of getting in!
Things to Note
What I am Looking For (a.k.a., things you must have)
What I am NOT Looking For (a.k.a., this will get you denied)
I love questions! If you have a question, please ask here in the thread (not via PM). Chances are, someone else has a similar question. Djinnborn is a unique setting that nobody but me really knows thoroughly (and even I don't know all of it yet!). I'll do my best to answer questions about the game, the setting, and anything else you'd like an answer to Plus I've never made a game ad here before so I probably forgot something very important! I'll keep this space updated with answers that should help everyone out.
Q: What are skyships like in this setting?
Welcome to the Golden Wing, one of the best-known freelancer ships in all the world! Based out of Ropoldi, the Golden Wing has been flying for ten years, and has built a reputation as a reliable and capable mercenary ship. Now, the Wing's been hired for one of its biggest jobs yet -- a mission from one of the Ropoldi Council of Nine.
The Sparrow, an upcoming superhero comic
Last edited by Kaitou Kage; Feb 5 '12 at 2:35am..