EDIT: For all of you that showed an interest in this campaign- thank you. ^ ^ I would really like to start this, but as of last week, I only have a week left of college. After Friday, I'll be on and off the internet at undetermined times. I'm really, really sorry for those of you that expressed interest. When I have stable internet, I will be more than willing to start up the campaign. Again- I'm sorry to not be able to start this.
I've been into playing Dungeons and Dragons for nearly five years. I'm currently in three campaigns: a round robin; an on-going ten year game and a small mock campaign. Since I started playing I've been coming up with plots for campaigns, novels, and roleplays. I was talking to some of the members recently and found that there was an interest in a D&D campaign. I figured that I would do an interest check to see how many, or how few, people were actually up for starting a campaign.
The campaign idea:
Queen Alina is the daughter of the late Mirazan, the greatest of the kings of Alionna. He revolutionized the monarchy, having his only child, a girl, as his successor. When her father died, she assumed the throne. Her rule was opposed by many. As a ruler, Alina is fair and she goes out of her way to see her kingdom is happy. Those that still opposed her began preaching to the people about foul beauty and witchery. They called themselves the Arionnae, the Children of the Land. The members of the Academy, members that fight for Alina fight against the Arionnae as they become bolder. Their words unsettled the people and now Alina is trying to return her kingdom to order.
The premise is simple. The Queen rules Alionna and the Arionnae claim it isn't her right to claim the throne. The Academy is the biggest school in this half of the world and people from all factions send their young to learn to be prominent members of society. As the Academy is a school, anyone interested will probably be starting out at lvl 0 and by roleplaying will develop into their class. So far as your characters, you may write your own history. It will help me determine what kind of class you'll get.
Examples of histories:
Gille grew up under the Queen's rule and felt it oppressive. At 12 his parents sent him to the Academy for studies. Now he's 17 and well-learned in the Clerical arts. Upon graduation, he wishes to return to the Queen's kingdom to look after the unfortunate and sick that have suffered under her rule.
Nea grew up an orphan and was discovered on the streets by a foreign traveler who tripped over her sleeping on the steps in front of an inn. He took her in and educated her then sent her off to the Academy. She just turned 18 and, as customary, she graduated that year. During her enrollment there, she learned the fine arts of politics, diplomacy, and economy.
I'll be running a seven to eight person campaign. I might go a few over if I think I can handle it. I'd like to require you know the basics of Dungeons and Dragons (dice rolling, character skeletons). It makes it easier- but I will teach you if you have an interest in the game.
I am not running the campaign based solely out of the rulebook. My classes are made up, and therefore the stats will be based class to class. Besides class, the races. Either human, Gallian (dark skin, also human), elf, half-elf, dwarf, gnome, halfling... and if you really want an orc, go for it. Please nothing to obscure, such as a half Celestial half fiend, or a dragonkin. ><; If you would like to be a race not listed, it will be subject to DM approval.
Sex: I'm not sure what you guys think you'll include if you join. Give me your opinion, and I'll go from there.
Gore/Violence: Within parameters. If it fights your character/the situation/etc, then it's fine.