There was talk on the other thread about a DnD/Pathfinder game that was more mature and less 'cute' then some of the others flying around. One that was, while not consisting of chaste characters that don't engage in sex, not a complete fuckfest either. I've been wanting to run something like this for a good while. Something with serious themes, no anime styling, Characters more believable in their sexuality, and more then anything a good focus on detailed story, posts and characters. Here's some ideas I have for this.
Idea One: Homebrew setting--Sword in Sorcery style tale
The setting would be a home brewed world; one that starts inside out. This means that the world isn't fully developed, only a part of it is with room to grow as the characters do. I already have the starting area lined out in notes, and the benefit to this approach is that we have a good setting without the need to read tons of information about it. I'll have basic rumors of the surrounding regions, along with a detailed starting area so that it doesn't feel two dimensional. I cal it sword n sorcery style because it would mostly be a sandbox game at first before a plot line forms out of the groups goals and ambitions. The backdraw is that the group would need to have some cohesion with their goals and ambitions to make sense out of them traveling together.
That idea would make things easier, and allow the game to start sooner with some good chances to focus on character development rather then a rushed timeline. It would be my preferred method to run the game. I'll give the basics of the setting if people are more interested in that style of gaming.
Idea Two--Dragon Age: Dawn of Discord--Dark/Epic Fantasy style game set in Thedas
This game would have a good plot arc that starts off with plenty of Action. I have a good story and idea for this one, and I've been working it up for some time. Players would start out in the grim world of Thedas, and stumble onto an epic tale of world stretching consequence. The backdraw to this is that it would take some tweaking to make it work perfectly for pathfinder's system, and some classes would be outlawed for the game. It would also put characters in a more rigidly set adventure that might limit some people's character development. It would not be preferred to run at the moment, but if more people are interested in it then I'll set up the storyline.
This idea would be very fun, if everyone was interested in it. I've listed it's problems in the spoiler, but anyone that is very familiar with epic fantasy type can probably spot some of the possible issues right off. Unless they are particular fans of Epic fantasy that is.
Now for the finals. In either of the ideas, it would not be a first come first serve game, and this is the type of character creation content I would want to see.
-Detailed characters that are effective, and have good life to them.
-Low-mid level at the start. Between 1-6 would be my preference
-No anime styled characters.
-Mostly core content, including races. IE: APG would be allowed based on concept, but nothing other then core races.
-Detailed posts at-least once per day
-Good party cohesion and dynamics.
Now, lets see what we get...