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Old May 11 '10, 4:56am
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The Village of Hillsdale

The Village of Hillsdale - Forum
Freeform
Estimated Members Requested: 1

I am looking for a maximum of five players and will probably cap at four unless I get some truly outstanding concepts. Edit: I will be holding applications open until Next Wednesday.

Also because the setting information is going to be updated continuously the best thing to do is check this link every so often.

Here is the character template

CHARACTER TEMPLATE

Name
Race
Concept(Warriror, rouge, healer, etc.)
Weapon Skills(What weapons does your character know how to use well)
Other skills(What kind of things does your character know how to do? Feel free to choose quite a few but don't get silly)

Description

Personality

Background

Ambitions/Dreams

Game Description:

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The village of Hillsdale was settled some twenty years ago by a group of retiring adventurers who had grown tired of risking their lives and wanted to settle down. In choosing to settle down each of the brave group dreamed of having families, and living out the rest of their years as peacefully as possible. At first the adventurers found anything but peace as they had to fight off several bands of monsters, ruin the plot of an insane power mad lich and of course, help a nearby dragon relocate. However after these adventures were concluded they embarked on the grandest adventure of all, raising children. While many times each of these brave and powerful adventurers felt that their strength had reached its limit, they somehow managed to help their children reach the age of adulthood (well teenagers anyway, close enough right?) and now look forward to the upcoming summer festival where they will bid their offspring a good journey as they release them upon the unsuspecting world....

The village of Hillsdale is a freeform rpg where the players will take on the role of the children of the adventurers. This game will focus heavily on character development, character to character interaction, character to NPC interaction, and of course some good deal of adventure as well. If you are into hack and slash games, this is NOT, and I repeat NOT the game for you. However, if you like taking part and helping develop a wonderful story, then this game is for you.

The Basic Rules:

You don't have to be the worlds greatest writer. All I am looking for is decent (not perfect) grammar and spelling and an ability to get your point across with the written word. This is a game, not a writing class but I do want to see some effort put into posting.

This is a freeform game and thus will not have many rules. However, I will absolutely not accept over powered character concepts. Remember your character is a teenager and while they may eventually grow to be very powerful, they do not start this way.

Because this is a freeform game you will occasionally help develop the world. Please be willing to give me suggestions on ideas you have. If I like them I may ask you to flesh them out a bit. For instance if you have an unusual magic ability that you think would be fun, let me know. The worst that will happen is I will simply say "not right now".

Keep in mind that this is a collaborative story effort. If you are the kind of player that likes to throw monkey wrenches into a game you probably won't last long.

You will be playing the part of a teenager who is from the village of Hillsdale or its surrounding area. It is a peaceful place that has not seen any real trouble in the last couple of decades. The main reason for this peace is the fact that the retired adventurers moved anything dangerous out of the area when they first arrived and since that time have managed to keep everything else pretty quiet. Try to keep this in mind whiling considering your character concept.

If you would like to be considered for acceptance please do the following:


Provide me with a character concept that gives me a detailed background of not only the character but some information about their parents. Please be willing to adjust the concept as needed in order to fit into the game. Please do not be afraid to ask me any questions either in the game invite thread or through PM. I want to make sure that everyone has a character they like while still remaining true to the feel of the story.

things you need to consider about character background.

Most likely you will be a human or another common fantasy race such as Dwarf, Elf, Halfling, etc. I am willing to consider unusual racial concepts but they will have to be well justified to make the cut. Please do not let this stop you from submitting a character but be warned I may ask for changes, but I could also incorporate your idea into the game world.

Please try and avoid overly crude concepts. While I don't see this happening I figure I should make a warning about it all the same.

Your character will be between the ages of 16-19. If you really want to play a younger character, approach me with the reason and concept. The same goes for a character who is older, however, I will be honest anything over 19 is most likely going to not work our for me.

Who am I?

I am the game master and I played on these boards forever ago but have been through a lot of email account changes sense then so had to start a new handle. I have a lot of experience running table top games as well as play by post and play by email. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.


Last edited by EpiclevelRic; May 12 '10 at 6:48pm..
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Originally Posted by Codger View Post
How do you plan on handling the disparity of ages between human teenagers and dwarven or elven teenagers, which could easily take twice as many years or more to reach the same relative maturity?
To be honest that disparity never made much sense to me. If we were to go with that idea, then elves would spend hundreds of years suckling at their mothers breast. I just figure that everyone ages through too adulthood at the same rate. Once they reach adulthood is when the aging slows down.

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Originally Posted by EpiclevelRic View Post
To be honest that disparity never made much sense to me. If we were to go with that idea, then elves would spend hundreds of years suckling at their mothers breast. I just figure that everyone ages through too adulthood at the same rate. Once they reach adulthood is when the aging slows down.
Actually, elves age physically at the same rate humans do. But when they reach 20, they stop aging physically. No idea about dwarves though.

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Originally Posted by Miss Kitty View Post
Actually, elves age physically at the same rate humans do. But when they reach 20, they stop aging physically. No idea about dwarves though.
Dwarves are pretty much the same I would imagine. Another idea I have seen is that infancy and early childhood all go at the same rate and elves begin slowing down their aging as they enter into adolescence... However, for the game we will just assume that most demi humans age through infancy, childhood, and adolsecence at the same rate but begin to slow at the onset of adulthood.

If for some reason you want to lay a character that would age faster (a natural lycanthrope of some kind maybe?) that is a simple matter of just having them born more recently.

Posting interest, I can make a concept for the game and hand it in rather quickly.

Hopefully you will like the concept of the character, however I have never played freeform. Is it simply RPing with no mechanics in it? Just wondering, as I would like to know things before I jump in

How long will you be recruiting? I'm really interest after I've had time to think this over, but I don't know if I'll be able to apply soon.

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I don't want to spend too long waiting for responses so I plan to make the final list Next Monday.
Top of the advert.

Oh yes, sorry, I had read the advert yesterday at 1:00am. Not really good for memory.

Anyway, any chances of postponing that a bit? I have three exams and a project prototype due this week, and I don't know if I will have time to write up a proper application. There are a lot of questions I still want to do, too. Either way, if you are set on Monday as the final date, I will try and get something up.

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Originally Posted by Silverkiss View Post
Oh yes, sorry, I had read the advert yesterday at 1:00am. Not really good for memory.

Anyway, any chances of postponing that a bit? I have three exams and a project prototype due this week, and I don't know if I will have time to write up a proper application. There are a lot of questions I still want to do, too. Either way, if you are set on Monday as the final date, I will try and get something up.
I tell you what Silverkiss, I love the fact you are interested and am willing to push back the final date a little bit. I understand the last little bit of school and remember the panic button days very well myself. If you feel you don't have time for a "proper" application, try to at least send me a sketch of a concept so I can know what I might be expecting. I won't hold you too it and will still hold of finalization's until you have a chance to get one in.

Darkhugh:

Yes Freeform is RP without mechanics and this particular freeform will offer some unique opportunities to the players to help develop the setting and the direction in which the game goes.




 

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