First of all, this is a sister thread to (Extreme) Evil will always find a way
game thread. The other thread has served to attract monsters to a dungeon for a free-form game, where as this thread is intended to serve as a recruiting ground for any would-be-heroes to invade to this realm.
The world needs good and evil. They are two sides of the same coin, and require one another to define themselves. Since the dawn of time, there has been countless battles between the two of them but ultimately neither side could claim dominance over the other. Whenever one side became stronger, the other side would unite to stand against it and push back to restore some measure of balance.
All of that changed when the crusade began many years ago. Evil was chased down, burnt at the stake, and tormented with fire and steel to give away secret lairs and hideouts. Soon, most of the monsters that had been living on the surface had been put to the sword or driven underground. The champions of good followed. Many of them had become greedy and vain, wanting wealth and fame that came with the destruction of their enemies. Some still held onto the virtues in their hearts, but it was beginning to show that world was changing.
Deep underground are the vaults, the monster sanctuaries carved beneath the seemingly impenetrable rock. Its only through the great cracks in the hard stone that entrance between the world below and the realm above is possible. Many of these places have been found, and their so called 'hero gates' sealed, to keep the monsters contained deep underground. Sometimes brave crusaders even venture down there to fight and destroy the threat once and for all, but it seems many vaults lay scattered, and its been hard for the heroes of the crusade to find and seal -all- of them.
After years of trying however, it seems that they've run into a problem. Recently, the construction of a seal upon the Hero Gate was interrupted by a swarm of dark creatures that tore apart the builders and the heroes overseeing the construction, slaying them without mercy, as if driven by the wrath of the Dark Gods themselves.
Worse yet, the grand mages that have served the Crusade by scrying for information on monsters above the deeper layer of impenetrable stone come up with no answer, just a cold, chilling feel of being rejected
by something below. Word is spreading that this particular Hero Gate leads to an unconquered, untameable dungeon, one where the favor of the Dark Gods has allowed evil to not only survive but thrive in the time of the hunt.
The heroes are gathering, and many seem eager to claim this honor for themselves for destroying this dungeon, and the whispers also spread it might be the place where the doomed monsters went to hide all their incredible riches. Greed is a powerful motivator for some, and whispers of wealth and fame have drawn people to the kingdom above this unsealed gate.
Evil will always find a way
This game is inspired by game series such as Dungeon Keeper
, and its fundamental idea is that sometimes, Its good to be bad
. The players take up the roles of monsters (the other thread) and heroes (this thread), but their behaviour is upto themselves. Just as heroes can become corrupted, glory-driven murderers or truly be champions for the common people and guardians of the innocent, so can the monsters simply fight to protect themselves and their family, or seek out foes to amass wealth and glory that it brings.
This game is mostly freeform roleplay, while a character sheet was requested it is to help have a concept of what your character can and cant do, as well as introduce your character to other players.
As the game's "Dungeon Master" I take it upon myself to play the Avatar of the Heart, and possibly run some NPC interaction at times, but the idea is that the players interact with one another, and players can roleplay out the events within the dungeons with each other. Some players have taken up the idea of playing heroes, and may be caught entering the dungeons where who knows what fate awaits them.
I am considering recruiting a 'Co-DM' to play a role of a 'Human King' or 'Human Queen' on the world of the surface, near the 'Hero Gate' down into the dungeons. Doubtlessly the two sides will be in conflict, but massing an army down there seems like a suicide with all the traps that may lay in wait for a mass of soldiers, so sending a few more capable individuals seems undoubtedly a better option. Better yet if the royalty only pays for success, and lets the heroes keep the loot they might find.
Oh, the game is intended so that there is freeform playing rather than dice-rolling, and it was even suggested the players might post up thoughts on what kind of scenes / partners they might be interested if caught, setting things up so, or it could be played free-for-all style. Anyhow, this is to see what the interest is on the player side for Heroes.
Character sheet below.
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[b]Name:[/b] (Please use a little imagination, and preferably avoid using names blatantly ripped off your favorite stories)
[b]Race:[/b] (Human, elf, dwarf, halfling, gnome, amazon, etc. All kinds of fantasy hero races, or even some 'converted monsters' perhaps, though the reasons should be clear why converted, and would be dependant on co-dm / dm approval, just to avoid 'overflowing' with only this type of heroes.)
[b]Class:[/b] (What your character is called by others, "Knight", "Priest/Healer", "Wizard", "Rogue", "Bard", "Troublemaker" for example.)
[b]Best Ability:[/b] (What your character does best, like 'Swordsmanship' for a Knight for example, or "Sneaking" for a rogue, "Fire Spells" for a mage)
[b]Least Ability:[/b] (What your character can do but not so well, "Disarming Traps" For a stealthy but 'clumsy fingered' thief? "Melee Fighting" for a bookish mage that barely knows how to use that staff to defend himself? This is not a 'total lack of ability', but what your character can do, but not so well.)
[b]Gender:[/b] (I dont think this needs much clarifying?)
[b]Preference:[/b] (Preferred gender of the partner, preference to dominate/switch/submit/ not participate in domination/submission, etc.)
[b]Ons:[/b] (If preferred, just leave out and direct to your O/O page)
[b]Offs:[/b] (As above, but could be useful to mark up the quick-list of things you are not agreeing to)
[b]Appearance:[/b] (At least a paragraph, please.)
[b]Background:[/b] (Same as above, please provide at least a little text.)