Thanks, I would have been fine with a "live by the dice, die by the dice" answer, but I certainly appreciate the extra points.
And to make the GM's life easier, I agree wholeheartedly with his suggestion that we group up. There are a lot of us, this is going to be a very ambitious project on his part. If the GM isn't having fun, nobody will.
Ixy, you mentioned to me that you wanted to play in a game I was in, which I find very flattering. I would be glad to start the game grouped with you. I am running a human healer, what are you running? RubySlippers has mentioned in-thread a desire to hook up with my character. She is running an elven druid. Three is a good number to start with in play. This is merely a suggestion on my part, what do the two of you think?
Shihong had speculated that his char and mine might be survivors from the same shipwreck. I'm cool with that, Shihong. I see us as being separated by the wreck, neither of us knows the other is alive. That could set up some interesting dynamics if we find our respective player groups working at cross-purposes when we meet in game. What do you think?
Hmm. The Major NPC power groups, several player factions - and not the stereotypical "balanced" adventuring parties either. - who will certainly develop their own agendas. We have a recipe for player versus player conflict here. Not combat necessarily, but certainly conflict.
Fascinating situation. I can't wait to see how it unfolds!