How many players are you looking for, by the way? If you want another one, I think I can dig one up for you.
I suppose from a minimum of one to five at the very most. 3-4 is ideal, and two could be interesting as well if its two players working together to create intertwined characters.
It could even be fun to have two groups.. multiple would be Nation-builders competing with each other, or cooperating? : )
Tossing my interest somewhere in there as well, though I may not be the ideal candidate. I have never played D&D, though I have always wanted to learn. I don't want to be a burden on anyone, but I am loving this idea. So I do understand if perhaps I may not work well The heart is there, just not the wiggly little technical bits.
I think i could handle one eager and willing to learn kind of beginner. The most important part is the writing and roleplay and not the rules : )
Okay, I have a question for you Catastrophy. I want to play a Summoner, and--having talked to Senti about this-- she would be interested in actually roleplaying as the Eidolon.
Whether she plays another players minion or not it still means that theres one more player to mange, one more person that people potentially have to wait on to continue the game.
What i'm saying is that its not a loophole to squeeze in another player or get a free pass.
But it yes its a possibility.
Just to take the temperature a bit which of the forums do people think we should unfold the roleplay?
From briefly looking through peoples profiles it seems that NC: Exotic seems to be the place to go, or?
Also seems that i have enough interest to begin working on an introduction, i'll probably post it here for feedback if you guys don't mind.
If anyone's already beginning to fumble around the the beginnings of a character concept i can tell you a few things.
There will be no over-arching pantheon of gods, that isn't to say there won't be any gods only that they are not necessarily omnipotent omniscient things watching their worshipers from other planes of existence.
Rather i'm going for a more mythical.. fable-like approach.. and the lines won't always be clear. What is a god anyways? Those few that you might come into contact with will be real tangible beings, who have somehow transcended above, but not beyond regular mortals and even other magical and mystical beings.
The ancient slumbering ent in the heart of the woods might be a forest god, and peasants will tell tales of how he was the very first seed that came before all other living things. But he will still be vulnerable, and his influence would just as much a product of the span of his far-reaching roots as it would be from his many agents and allies that strive for the same goals as himself.
Eh! I hope that wasn't too rant-like!
On top of that, i will be pouring ALL of my efforts into the regions that we will be exploring. With focus on exploring, ideally you will be unfamiliar with the new lands, not just yourselves but your characters as well. Discovering is half the fun, so basically you have the choice of either being a very very isolated persona or an outsider to the, relatively, small region.
As i am, as i said, not going to put much if any effort into anything but the very closest of neighbors that means you have free reigns to make up your own origins, cultures, lands from wenst your character came from. With all the advantages and disadvantages that entails.
What am i most interested in knowing about your character? Who is he/she/it? What has made her what she is? What are her goals? What motivates her? What are her hopes and dreams and what does she fear? Things like that, that i can use to really make your character part of the world and the story that will unfold. And the more alive they will become, the more i have to work with the more i can do!
I hope that gives you what you need to at least get some thoughts going! If not, please ask away.
Ohh! I almost forgot. What becomes of clerics and such if they do not pray to gods? Well, there are still priests and holy men, but their talents are not given to them by the gods. Its simply another, different strain of magical talent than that of, for example wizards and sorcerers. Some have a gift for destruction and so the world and the universe has balanced things out with a few who have a gift for the opposite. I think it makes very good sense : )
Edit: Wow that was alot longer than i thought it would be! Please forgive me!