Brother of the Black

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Brother of the Black

Brothers of the Black - Forum
Song of Ice and Fire - Westeros
Estimated Members Requested: 5

Greetings from the Wall!

You, oh esteemed weavers of myth, have been cordially invited to join the prestigious Brotherhood of the Night's Watch. Well, some of you were invited, others conscripted, but that's beside the point. In any case, pack your heavy cloaks and your best pair of boots, because you're headed to the end of the world! Here you'll reside in the fabulous Castle Black, eat five-star gruel and salt meat, and spend your nights in a luxurious cell of your very own.

But wait, there's more! When called upon, you'll be sent out into the freezing Lands Beyond the Wall to range and do your commander's bidding. You'll see such sights as the Haunted Forest, the Frostfang Mountains, Storrold's Point, and even the Land of Always Winter! All of this and more can be yours for the low cost of a lifelong vow of servitude and celibacy. But don't worry, you won't be alone, for you'll be surrounded by fellow rapists, murderers, and thieves who've also given up everything to join the ranks of our exclusive Brotherhood.

We look forward to hearing from you... if you have a choice in the matter, that is!


Okay then... I'm Oz, and I'll be your Narrator for this game. The usual conventions for applying are in order; I'm ideally looking for five players, chosen at the end of the process. Submit applications by creating a thread HERE. Make sure you read the house rules presented HERE. There will be no dealing with Houses for this game, so don't worry about that. If you have any questions, ask them here or HERE.

Posting rates will be casual, hopefully every day or so, but I'll try to work towards a comfortable rate for everyone. To compensate for the PbP format, the adventure will be faster paced, meaning that I will skip the boring parts if I see things starting to break down. As always, you get out of it what you put into it.

Game Description:

Welcome to the Watch! In this game, you'll be taking on the role of a Brother of the Night's Watch, and all the glory that it entails. You'll begin on the Kingsroad, traveling to Castle Black, either to be trained and sworn in, or escorting the aforementioned and ensuring they don't run astray. From there, the game will shift focus to ranging and negotiating with the free folk. Set in the decline of summer, you'll have to earn your wools soon if you hope to survive the coming winter.

Hmm... loose me head... or join the watch... tough choice that one... death is so finite... life... even at the wall however... I'll flip a coin.


Kidding. I will makes me an app.

Think I might submit an archer for this. Are there any good benefits for archers in the Night's Watch book? What all do they have for Wildlings in it as well?

EDIT: Is a Warg allowed?

Sadly there's no archery-related benefits. For Wildlings, they have "Born of X" benefits, corresponding to the various tribes (Thenn Tribes, Cannibal Clans, Walrus Men, Hornfoot Tribes, Cave Dweller Clans, Nightrunners, and Ice Wives), as well as a Spearwife benefit. Other general benefits include Giantfriend, Terrifying, Favored of Wildlings, and a few others that aren't very useful in this game.

There are also some new drawbacks, namely Convict, Deserter (not necessarily current), Frostbitten, Kneeler (social penalty w/ wildlings), Scent of the Long Summer (weakness to cold), and Wildling-Born.

Wargs are allowed, really any concept is fine, since I want you to distinguish yourself from your fellow brothers. If it seems a bit too weird, run it by me and I'll see if I can work it in.

If you choose, to take the Black
Rogues and rangers, one and all
Those who do, don't come back
Prepare yourself, for life on the Wall

I've done a few ASOIF games before, but never one primarily focused on the watch. Might throw up an app for this. Any chance of being a more senior member of the Order? You mentioned that there are Black Watch escorts (naturally), maybe I could take up the mantle as one of those?

Ah yes, forgot about that bit. This will be set at the beginning of A Game of Thrones, to keep the characters familiar. It will not be concerned with following cannon, though. Since the greater politics of Westeros will be but a tertiary backstory in this game, you'll be free to alter the possible course of events related to the Night's Watch.

For the record, I'm not planning on Jon Snow being featured in the game very much, so no need to worry about being overshadowed by such a main character.

Hi, I'm new at this type of roleplaying games, but I would love the opportunity to learn how to play and I'm a huge ASOIAF fan, so I was hoping I could reserve a spot in this game.


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