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
Estimated Members Requested: 8

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..
Fair enough. I did not realize we had to play everyone as exact communist xenophobic townsfolk. Guess I should of paid more attention to the world wiki. I read through it again and see what your getting at. I guess I will just withdraw my application from your forum, as it does not work with the setting you described. Sorry I wasted your time.

No one needs to be a perfect example of life in Pentingham, but all characters do, indeed, need to actually be living in Pentingham.

No big deal. It was a mistake on my part, not yours. I didn't read the thread/wiki close enough and made an unsuitable character. As it stands now I have no really desire to play in this game, as I don't really see it being fun. Good Luck with your game though. I do enjoy the rules, after I read the rulebook, so I will be on the look out for more types of W/R/M style games.

Hey Dauph. New ruleset and odd semi-real setting aren't my MO, but I seem to be doing that a lot recently. I'll not make comments on why, but you -as an long-standing MWer who happens to have uber writing talent and a knack for making interesting games- may be able to guess.

You'll be seeing more of me soon enough.

*scampers off to reread the Wiki*

Something about the game description is catching my interest - something very few games managed in the last couple of months - though I can't put my finger on what, exactly.

While I'm posting, let me ask for clarification:
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 skill (...)
Skill - as you write - or Talent - as the variant rule writes ?

Sorry, yes, I did, in fact, mean talent and will fix that forthwith. As a secondary note, I am aware they only mention 2 talents in the book, but I'm making it 4, as I really do want low magic, not sorta mostly low magic.

I'm happy to see both of you, Basil and Whisper. It's been a while.

So you are going for the Warrior, Rogue and Sorcerer's Apprentice approach from the Imperial Library supplement? The story isn't something that jumps for me making a character, but I would like to be a Reader, if that is acceptable.

Got my application in, so now it's just waiting.

I'm setting a Sort Of Deadline at this point. I'm looking to start the game next week if possible, so anyone who is just now seeing this, there's another week yet, and there's still room for another couple of people. It's a Sort Of Deadline because if people really need more time than that, there can be more time than that.


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