Low magic, site based fantasy

Old Apr 10 '12, 4:27pm
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Low magic, site based fantasy

Pentingham - Forum
Warrior,Rogue & Mage
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Once upon a time...

Alistair stumbled back into the village, dazed and distraught. His feet moved of their own accord, taking him slowly back home, past the fields, past the orchard, past everything. Other folk stopped in their chores and watched him, confused by his manner and even ready to drop everything should he need help. But his feet moved of their own accord, taking him slowly back home. His apprentice needed his guidance, after all. Aimee counted on him and Marcus to keep the boys in line, and Marcus wasn't much good at it.

Saundra was going to hate him, maybe even want to kill him. Yet, there was nothing he could do. Nothing at all. The fae made that very clear. He could move to a different household, maybe, even though it would mean being farther from the mill. How could he have been so incredibly stupid? No empty sack was worth the kind of risk he took to retrieve it. Especially not when it had such a high toll in the end.


If you don't happen to know WR&M, no problem! It's free and a rules lite system. The core book is only 40 pages long, and that includes all the spells and credits. We are not using the other books, but if you wish to use some particular talent, skill, or spell from one of them, you can petition for its specific inclusion.

This game has a world wiki with information about the setting. Much has been intentionally left vague to allow for player flexibility. You are free to embellish, embroider, and otherwise add to what's there as part of your submission, so long as you do not contradict anything already declared. When in doubt, ask.

Characters will begin as 5-6 year old children (your choice for age). We will play out one scene at that age to establish relationships between PCs, then skip forward to a short happening at age 9-10. From there, we will again skip forward. The exact age we skip to and how many additional times we do so will be decided as a group. The game will begin in earnest at age 17-18, when all characters are adults.

Completed submissions belong in this thread. A completed character sheet is entirely unnecessary at this point. You're free to make one up, of course, but I'm not interested in seeing it.

Human is the only allowed race. Use names appropriate for an English village (English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh), and no one has a surname. If you happen to have the same name as someone else, you'll also have a nickname or other identifier, like Tall John, Sheriff John, Johnny, John-John, Big John, John Boy, and so on.

Both male and female characters are acceptable. The game will stay in and around Pentingham, so having offspring will not be a serious problem for anyone.

This game will be written in past tense.
Minimum posting requirement: 1/day on weekdays, 1 per weekend. This will be enforced strictly in combat. Outside of combat, which I expect to be the majority of the game, so long as it's going and no one is holding up the rest of the group, I'm less concerned, but I still have these expectations.

Fair warning: dark ages Catholicism will be portrayed in a negative light in this game. I am not interested in a debate about whether that's fair or not, or even if it's accurate or not. It's fantasy Catholicism, not the real thing, just like in any other game that uses the real world as its basis.

We will be using the Warrior, Rogue, & Scholar variant. If you want to be able to cast spells, you will need to take the Spellcaster talent for 1st circle spells and an additional talent for each subsequent circle of spells (Journeyman Spellcaster, Advanced Spellcaster, Master Spellcaster).

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Last edited by dauphinous; Apr 11 '12 at 9:05pm..
Alright, you have my attention so far. Expect a submission from me soon. I may have some questions later.

I am kinda sorta, very much interested in this. Now for a character submission, should we do a full human History. Or just do a history up to age 6-7, and then progress from there, based on roleplaying? Elaborate more in the History as the game continues, sort of thing.

EDIT-I think I figured it out. I put in a submission.

In case anyone else wants to know: The submission shouldn't go into detail about anything happening past the age of 5/6. More about this sort of thing in the submission thread.

@MadHatter: That background doesn't fit with the setting. Also, I notice that the writing sample instructions may have been ambiguous, but I meant for it to be at the age of 5/6, and my post has been altered to reflect that.

@Cyco: Looks good. As a note, most common for the buildings would be thatch roofs, but the larger ones could easily have some kind of tile/stone sort of thing, so it's all good.

Dauphinous. Weird, weird question.

Could I apply with a little girl who never ages physically? (Still ages- still takes age penalties) But never outwardly ages or grows up. Her mental state matures however, muchly so.

I had a really devious character in mind.

I am intrigued. I like the idea of playing through childhood and beyond, and I like the ties to a place. I'll see what I can come up with.

Okay I can put in a new writing sample no big deal. I will do one that is more the thing you want to see. Although I am a bit confused on what is wrong with the background. I read the wiki, looked over the other character Maurice, and gave you the info you wanted. I didn't really do too much stuff past his age of 5-6.

If you would like me to edit the background, to better reflect what you're looking for I am going to need a little bit more of an idea what you want. Not trying to argue with you, I just don't see what is wrong with the back story on my end. Thanks for your time.

Almost everything in the entirety of it either directly or indirectly contradicts what's in the world wiki. I've described what's basically an isolated, xenophobic, egalitarian, communist village with some matriarchal tendencies. You've run with a standard fantasy patriarchal city in the middle of a standard fantasy patriarchal kingdom.


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