Hi everybody! I haven't been on in a long time, and knowing me, I'll wander off again in a few months. If that's not a problem, keep reading.
As mentioned above, I have an idea that will be difficult to role play through. I created a setting called Celestial Storm, and I'm currently designing a game system to go with the setting. The difficulty that I'm having is in explaining to others what a night of playing the system would be like. So my idea is to play through an imaginary run of the game, as if I'd finished the system and produced the game already. The folks on E are the only ones I trust to give this a fair try. So the actual RP on E would be playing as a group of college students, 2 men, and 3 women, as they start in on their first experience with Celestial Storm: Omega. (The Omega means the adults only rules.) Right there I figure I lost half of my readers, but oh well. The rest of you are still reading.
The outline looks something like this:
The guests arrive, and they all make characters for the game, and the rules and setting are briefly explained.
The characters meet up, and go around the space port, raising enough credits to buy a ship.
Two players act out some friskiness so their characters can get parts, or whatever.
The new ship and crew follow a star-map to a region rich in valuable materials. Again two players get frisky for 'in game' reasons
An attack on the ship occurs once they've loaded up all the cargo. It's Space Pirates! There's probably some action here too.
On the way back after the fight, two characters get to know each other better, and the players do likewise.
Lastly, some more 'negotiating' for parts is required back at port in order to repair the fight damaged ship.
The players pack up their things, and talk about the session, and flirt over options for the next game.
If I like the RP, and how it works out, I may commission someone to illustrate a short comic based on the action.
That's my pitch, openings for 4 other players. I don't care what your RL gender is, but I figure with the college students' genders already assigned, I can get my semi obligatory girl-girl scene in there somewhere.
Also, this is a space fantasy, not a sci-fi. We have ships, and sail to planets and systems, but I'm not going to go into depth about how anything works. It just all works as described. Maybe that means the only part that can replace a Kalneth propulsion system is a plant based piece of Mordani tech, or a Lorani Crystal will make a Fauth hull stronger. Don't ask how, just ask if your engineer can do it.
So, jump in and let me know if anyone's up for the challenge of the game within a game. If there's any interest, I'll go over the races mentioned above, and cover the Szelnar and Urundi as well. (If I include a 7th race, it'll be the Malari, but I'm not sure the setting needs a human analogue.) I'll be on in the afternoons between 4 & 5, and in the mornings between 7 & 8. I hope to update daily until this idea is played out. Thanks for reading to the end!