I've been pondering on some possible ways to implement an Oriental Fantast rp.
Basically Feudal Japan with a fantasy edge (Oni, goblins, magic,...) and perhaps some chinese Imperial edges.
Would there be anyone interested if i started a small rp in such a setting.
A few ideas i had was:
- Take the Throne of Darkness videogame and give it a twist, expand on the world. Basically the new Emperor has become utterly corrupted and taken over by the Oni Lord. And the survivors of one or more Clans undertake a quest (or quests) to stop him.
- Another possibility is to bring in good old Oda Nobunaga as Shogun who kills the feeble Emperor and establishes a tyranny. The daughter survives though and flees, aided by a select group of heroes and heroines.
- Seven Samurai meets Lord of the Rings -> A group of heroes travels the Empire offering their aid against the troubles that plague the people.
Basically i was thinking of having a band of heroes usually and a villain and his concubine/minions. Preferably with a twist during or at the end of the story.
Each hero(ine) would be an archetype. The kensai (swordmaster), the tactician, the brute, the Shugenja (mage), the ninja, the rifleman, the lord (or lady),... .
And the evil/good caste to be roughly 50-50 male-female. The plot would be a mix of minor intrigue, a hint of treachery, classic action and a firm undertone of romance. And hopefully a satisfying final combat against a common foe.
I can work something out depending on the level of interest and number of players.