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Author Topic: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting  (Read 5271 times)

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Offline xSnorkleRainbow

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2013, 05:22:38 PM »
Here is the image I will be using for my character, in case anyone is interested.

- Rainbow
« Last Edit: December 26, 2013, 06:06:20 PM by xSnorkleRainbow »

Offline Chrystal

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2013, 06:01:57 PM »
Dayum, I have fast cable broadband and that image timed out on me twice

I shudder to think how many days that would take to DL over dial-up!

Miss rainbow, I think it would be kind if you could post a reduced size version of it somewhere, please?

Offline xSnorkleRainbow

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2013, 06:06:59 PM »
Miss rainbow, I think it would be kind if you could post a reduced size version of it somewhere, please?

I've done that and edited my post. Sorry about it's size! It was fine on my PC.

- Rainbow

Offline Chrystal

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2013, 06:16:40 PM »
Thanks, that took half a second to load, much beter....

Honestly, I haven't seen an image load as slowly as the original since I got cable!

Nice pic though. Definitely worth the wait! *grins*

Offline xSnorkleRainbow

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2013, 06:18:11 PM »
Thanks, that took half a second to load, much beter....

Honestly, I haven't seen an image load as slowly as the original since I got cable!

Nice pic though. Definitely worth the wait! *grins*

No problem! Glad it helped and thank you very much (:

- Rainbow

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2013, 03:31:01 AM »
Two quick things:

I now have enough interest to start working on a character sheet template. Expect it to be added to the opening post soonish.

Secondly, there will be one small change to how the game begins. With the Vikings being weary and distrusting of the Assys in general, they will refuse to have their little sit-down in Blueport itself.
The compromise will be to have the meeting at a former settlement that lays somewhere halfway between their cities. This settlement would have been abandoned many decades ago and would be in a state of ruin.
The added benefit to this approach is that it will give the Viking characters something to do other than wait for the Assys to arrive.


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Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2013, 03:47:41 AM »
Interest has been quite overwhelming Eve

Color me interested


Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2013, 06:45:22 AM »
Update: the opening post has now been edited to include the CS template.
I will now start accepting your CS submissions.
Take your time to write a good concept, this game will not be first come, first served.
The character sheets will be judged on merit, not on how quickly you get the to me.

Offline Sara Nilsson

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2013, 11:20:46 AM »
oo interesting  concept.. sooo tempting :) I might have to cook my brain and see if it can come up with some ideas

edit with a question, do you want the group to be mostly vikings or?
« Last Edit: December 27, 2013, 12:00:34 PM by Sara Nilsson »

Offline Ember Star

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2013, 12:06:38 PM »
Oh, sooooo interested! If I didn't have so many games already! *twitches with ideas*

Offline catherinehellfire

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2013, 12:18:07 PM »
Could I be an Assy from one of the magical families?

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2013, 12:25:38 PM »
I assume you mean Assys?
And yes, you can certainly create such a character. 
One minor remark about the three Arcane families. The fact that some Assys are now even questioning whether Amargith still has true magical powers should tell you something about the degree in which their magic have faded. That means that many of the current family members would have no powers to speak of, and those that still do would be very limited in what they can do. So it is perfectly acceptable to play a member of one of the three families who has no real powers.

Offline Sara Nilsson

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2013, 12:38:46 PM »
I assume you mean Assys?
And yes, you can certainly create such a character. 
One minor remark about the three Arcane families. The fact that some Assys are now even questioning whether Amargith still has true magical powers should tell you something about the degree in which their magic have faded. That means that many of the current family members would have no powers to speak of, and those that still do would be very limited in what they can do. So it is perfectly acceptable to play a member of one of the three families who has no real powers.

oo.. *rubs hands* so many ideas now

Offline Chrystal

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2013, 01:08:27 PM »
PM with charsheet has been sent... :D

Offline xSnorkleRainbow

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2013, 01:46:36 PM »
Will try and get my character to you over the weekend, RedEve (:

- Rainbow

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Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2013, 01:56:48 PM »
I would like to go for an Assys ice ship commander if that's acceptable?

Offline Chrystal

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2013, 01:58:53 PM »
I'm assuming that the more traditional methods of moving on ice are still available, such as dog sleds?

Offline Crimson Caine

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2013, 02:02:40 PM »
Depends on which side.  The Vikings would have had horses, carts, wagons, sledges, skis, skates, or pack-horses.  And snow shoes.

Offline Sara Nilsson

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2013, 02:02:56 PM »
I'm assuming that the more traditional methods of moving on ice are still available, such as dog sleds?

why not subbie sleds? lots of cuties harnessed up :) sorry.. ill go take a cold shower now

Offline Crimson Caine

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2013, 02:05:40 PM »
*pictures men and women in leather harnesses and furry boots and nothing else freezing bits off*

Hmmm... not sure how good of a method this is except for short travel. ;D

Offline Sara Nilsson

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #45 on: December 27, 2013, 02:06:43 PM »
hey a girl can dream! *grumbles*

Offline Crimson Caine

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #46 on: December 27, 2013, 02:09:56 PM »
Hey, hey, I want to burst no one's bubbles.  It's a good dream. ;)

perhaps indoor transportation?  Those grand halls can be pretty long and... grand. 8-)

Offline Chrystal

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #47 on: December 27, 2013, 02:10:24 PM »
Depends on which side.  The Vikings would have had horses, carts, wagons, sledges, skis, skates, or pack-horses.  And snow shoes.

Depends on the climate.

Scandinavia (the real life home of the Vikings) is only under snow and ice for a few months each year. To my way of thinking this frozen continent is closer to Antarctica.

I am reminded of the epic race between Amundsen (ironically a Norwegian) and Scott. Amundsen took only dog sleds. Scot had ponies and carts. Amundsen got to nthe South Pole first and made it back alive. Scott died!

Dog sleds are a much more efficient means of transport in the frozen wastes that horses and wagons!

why not subbie sleds? lots of cuties harnessed up :) sorry.. ill go take a cold shower now

*giggles* You should have joined my Ice Planet RP, Sara.

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Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #48 on: December 27, 2013, 03:56:34 PM »
*raises hand* Question? How close to the historical representation of the Nordic/Rus people are we looking at? Culturally speaking, I suppose, is where I'm specifically questioning as you have already given us the particular era of development. . .  :-)

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: The Kingdom Of Alaywin - fantasy in an icy setting
« Reply #49 on: December 27, 2013, 04:02:23 PM »
*raises hand* Question? How close to the historical representation of the Nordic/Rus people are we looking at? Culturally speaking, I suppose, is where I'm specifically questioning as you have already given us the particular era of development. . .  :-)
My answer was specifically aimed at their technological development.
Culturally, they are not supposed to be a 1:1 equivalent of real-life Nordic people.