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Dresden Files

The Neverglades

A Dresden Files Story
The Story


The Premise

This story will revolve around the supernatural happenings in a small town in which the supernatural is quite common compared to the bigger cities. The residents have to come together and deal with problems on their own. Power hungry panther despots, semi-retired drug kingpins, and testy guardian spirits are only the tip of the iceberg. The overarching plot will be the search for the Fountain of Youth, with a heavy helping of local drama that will need resolving.

The town itself is called Okeeokalee Bay, just a small part of the Florida Everglades. More details can be found on the forum, as well as in the Paranet Papers.

It is important to state, this game will be powered by the Dresden Files Accelerated edition and not the DFRPG. However, this setting is straight out of the Paranet Papers, the third sourcebook for the DFRPG.

The Game


Who is running this show?

Head-GM: Me (Josh) (Chee)

I won't lie to you, I'm not the best GM. I'm still learning and that means I am going to make some mistakes. There is no 'if' there. I can be dense and slow, take lefts when I should be going right, and trip over my own feet. But when I do, I listen to complaints and suggestions. I'm open to change and can even smile through the pain.

I'm going to school, working a full-time job (and a second part time job), and have truly crappy luck (just ask anybody). There are going to be times where I am slow on the post rates, but I try to keep it to at least once every three days (I'm usually much better than that).

I've read the books, watched the show (yuck), and played DFRPG for quite a while now. I even got to make Dresden for the Paranet Papers, which was the pinnacle of my fanboy history with the Dresden Files. Totally love the story and universe and will happily talk about it for hours on in.

If you want to talk with me, you can hit me up via PM or you can track me down on Myth-weavers IRC, where I'm usually creeping around. Generally speaking, the IRC is the fastest way to get a hold of me.

What I'm looking for in the Players:

*Players must be willing to read my guidelines and other material and be willing to play by them
*Players must be willing to participate in team, world, and character building activities
*The ability to post at least once per three days.
*Must have the DFA pdf from the Kickstarter or from buying the book.

Dresden Files Accelerated is a system based around narration, the GM's and the Players'. The player must be willing to contribute to the ongoing story, not just sitting and reacting to it. Players are expected to be descriptive of their character's actions, thoughts, and presence. Single sentences just will not cut it.



Absence Policy: Real life happens. If something comes up and you can't post, tell me. I understand. If you are taking a vacation or are going to be away from the internet for a time, tell me. I won't hold it against you. If you disappear without a word and don't post within a week or two, your character gets retired and I boot you so that I can start looking for a replacement.

Characters


What I'm looking for in Characters:

*Interesting, Dynamic, Active people
*Can't Be Evil.
*Can't be full blown psychopaths or sociopaths
*Be three dimensional, aka not Mary Sues or cardboard cutouts.
*Can't be one of the original characters from the canon or a close copy.
*Be INTERESTING, for Pete's sake

To sum all that up, I want organic, original characters. Characters with dreams, goals, and interests. They should actively be trying to play an active part in the game's issues. Which means they should be at least trying to be a good guy. They are active in their own lives, not just sitting around waiting for stuff to happen to them. I want characters that will grow and change as the story progresses, and not just in a mechanical sense.

As the Fountain of Youth will be the main focus of the game's over arching plot, every character has to have a reason to be hunting for it. This will be one of the uniting forces that bring the party together and part of the reason to keep your character moving in the plot.

All the character creation details and specifics can be found on the Character Creation Guidelines on the game forum, found here: https://www.myth-weavers.com/showthr...9#post14119569

It is highly recommended you read over the Themes/Threats, as well as the Important Characters to get a grasp on the setting.

How to Apply


The ad will run like this:

Step 1: Follow the link and look over the Character App Process: https://www.myth-weavers.com/showthread.php?t=464204


Step 2: To start your application, post your App in the thread over here: https://www.myth-weavers.com/showthr...1#post14119621


Step 3: When you finish filling out the Form, state so here in the ad

Step 4: Once I look over your pitch, I will usually have a series of questions to hit you with. I'll post those here, in the ad.


Conclusion


To wrap things up...

*I'm looking for 3-6 players
*The Deadline for this ad will be a little over three weeks from today, the 17th of March

*All questions, commentary, ooc stuff, anything other than the Forms themselves will take place here, in the Ad*

Game Description:

Okeeokalee Bay is home to the legendary Fountain of Youth, a powerful source of life and magic energies. Its waters perform miracles, healing the sick and extending the lives of the residents of the Bay. However, all sorts of weird and crazy pour of the swamps around the Bay. Mutant animals, fae spirits, ghosts, and more. The locals have to be tough by necessity, and be willing to pull together in times of crisis. Do you have what it takes to make it in the Neverglades?

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Last edited by Josh; Feb 25 '19 at 6:48am..
hmmmm Rhal, you ask a good question.

In general, I kind of want to have a talk about what I wanted to get out of the 'Mantle' portion of my app stuff. Heck, even about what I'm looking for in characters, which I might not have gotten across as well in my Setting stuff that I could have.

Okay, Mantles. To answer your question Rhal, certain Mantles start out as Otherworldly. The Huntsmaster, Knights of this that and the other, Santa's dude, True Fae, theoretical custom mantles I could spin. Sure, you /could/ scale them down a grade and state it as inexperience, but as written it says they start at Otherworldly and that's how I would approach them (game mechanics reference not intended).

I'm going to be really tough on Otherworldly level characters. Like, needing to pitch a near perfect game kinda hard. There are several reasons for this. One, they are more powerful than the rest of the team is likely to be. Supernatural level is like handing a character a handgun, Otherworldly would be a rocket launcher. Two, they are kinda Big Deals, or should be. This is a relatively small setting, with a particular goal in mind. A major player like a Knight of the Cross would need a serious reason to be wasting time looking for the Fount.

That said, I don't outright ban those Mantles, because its very possible for someone to have an idea that really does fit and wows me.

Which brings me to what I'm looking for in the Mantle section. Take note, people, when I said single sentences won't cut it in my ad, that carries over into the apps.

Okay, there are three things that can happen when it comes to Mantles. First, there is a Mantle in the book that fits your concept. If that's the case, I'm looking for you to tell me why it fits and how its various stunts and conditions fit your concept, and maybe some areas you differ from the standard mantle.

Second, none of the Mantles fit. In that case, give me a break down of what you are looking for. What's your character's power source, what kind of abilities do you feel like your character should have. How does that shape who your character is and what they do?

Third, your concept kinda fits a Mantle in the book, but not quite. That's okay, some kind of deal as the second. Tell me what bits fit, what doesn't, and why. Explain what you think the power source would be and the things it would let your character do.

Hey, old friend!

You are a go, tentatively, to start the setting tie in. I will come back around to dig into specifics of your first half later tonight.

Tentative permission to move forward to the tie in section, Solomon

Go for part two!

@Josh:

As per the app guide, blooping in here again. I think I'm as close to ready as I'll ever be. Otherwise I'm going to keep tinkering and messing around.

And you are a go for part 2







 

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