On the Run - A game for not totally evil Sith
On the Run - Forum
Star Wars Saga
Ad Closes: Mar 31 '10
Estimated Members Requested: 4
Who's running this game, anyhow?
This game will be run by me, Moonlight. I'm quite new to Myth-Weavers and most of my experience, both as a player and as a GM, I have from playing with a group in real life which unfortunately disbanded recently. So I am here on Myth-Weavers to fill out that gaming gap with a couple PbP games.
What's the premise of the story? What will be the mood/attitude/play-style of the game?
This game will be an “evil” game in so far, that the players will be playing Sith characters. I put quotation marks around the word evil, because the characters will be members of the Lost Tribe of Sith as shown in the Fate of the Jedi novels.
This tribe was stranded on the remote planet Kesh 5000 years before the battle of Yavin and thus developed differently from the Sith in the galaxy at large. The Rule of Two is not in effect for these Sith and they are also less fanatic. There exists familial love among these Sith and even though they still are prone to intrigue in order to improve their position among the Sith they do so with a lot more consideration.
They usually will not betray each other while it would cause them more harm than benefit. And this is what I expect from the players as well. I'm perfectly fine if you maneuver in order to get into a better position or withhold information you got from other players, but overall you will have to work together, even trust each other to a certain point in order to achieve your goals and survive.
You certainly aren't nice people, but you're not utterly evil either.
The game is set in the year 43 after the battle of Yavin and for once the galaxy knows peace again after about 50 years of constant wars. But there are tensions between the Galactic Alliance government and the Jedi Order, intensified by the fact that again and again Jedi go mad and start to see impersonators in everyone. The reason for this is unknown to both the Jedi and the Galactic Alliance, though both try to find out what exactly is going on.
The Circle of Lords, the governing body of the Sith tribe the player characters are members of, decides that it needs to know more about this affliction to determine whether it might be dangerous to the Sith as well and sends out a group of Sith Masters, Sabers (a rank equal to that of a Jedi Knight), Apprentices, and Tyros (equal to Jedi Initiates) to gather the required information.
The players will take over the roles of Sith Tyros and as the group is lured into a trap the Galactic Alliance set for the Jedi, these young Tyros suddenly see themselves in a situation where they have to take over and bring the mission to a successful end while ensuring that the existence of a whole Sith order is not revealed to the galaxy.
This means that your characters will have relatively free reign of what they do and how they are doing it, but they should be aware of the fact that they are in a galaxy that would crack down on them with full force the second they realize that they are Sith. And thus their best chances at surviving and accomplishing their goals are working together and relying on secrecy.
It is not necessary that you are perfectly informed about the happenings in the Star Wars galaxy after the events shown in the movies, after all your characters don't know that much about what happened either. So if you don't know that much, you should still feel free to apply and discover the galaxy together with your character.
If you want to read up a little on the Sith tribe that your characters will be a part of you can do so here:
How should people apply to play? How long will applications be accepted? How many player-spots are open?
I'm looking for a total of three or four players and applications will be open till the 3rd April, the game itself will then start on the 4th April if nothing thwarts this plan. But I'm confident that things are going to work out.
Applications should be made by posting a link to your character sheet in this thread as well as a description of your character's appearance, the personality, and a rundown of the character's background.
The background can be done in a few sentences, because there is not that much that can be varied. All of your characters where introduced into the rank of a Sith Tyro at some point between the ages of 10 and 16 and the last couple years they spent with initial training at the Sith temple, hoping that a Saber or Master would pick them as their apprentice. A few words concerning their family and maybe major events in their past that thoroughly influenced them would be nice though.
What are the rules being used for making characters?
Who signed up so far?
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Last edited by Moonlight; Apr 4 '10 at 11:41am..