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Author Topic: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)  (Read 1378 times)

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Offline GoogleTopic starter

Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« on: December 30, 2013, 09:07:33 AM »
It has been seventeen years since the fall of the Boy Who Lived at the hands of the Dark Lord. The fugitive Harry Potter and his two associates had attempted to break into the Ministry of Magic to steal an amulet from an employee there but they were unable to escape in time... the Ministry was locked down and when the Dark Lord arrived he executed all three of them, curious that it took the Killing Curse twice to put down the Boy Who Lived permanently but in the end Harry Potter was dead, his death demoralizing the entire Order of The Phoenix and though resistance continued for several years nothing of substance was ever achieved.

As the rest of the Wizarding World watched silently the Death Eaters were quick to establish and formalize their control over Great Britain, Muggle Borns quickly becoming little more then slaves to Pure Bloods while those of Mixed Blood heritage were second class citizens under the new Regime.

Six years later the expansion started, it is believed that there had been agents of the Dark Lord in France, Spain, and Germany for a significant time, sowing the seeds and preparing the way for the swift take overs... Voldemort had set his eyes on the rest of the wizarding world. There is no formal resistance to what he is doing, around the world his policies of Pure Blood superiority has a large number of supporters, especially among those in positions of power.

Now the hungry gaze of the Dark Lord has fallen on North America, a new generation of wizards prepare for the struggle ahead.


The year is 2014, you are a witch or wizard in New York City, perhaps you fled from Europe in the face of growing Death Eater power or maybe you have live in New York for most of your life.

Are you working to prevent the coming coup or do you want to see the Dark Lords power spread?

Its up to you.





This game would be a darker game, falling into the Extreme category, a setting where slavery is a very real thing, where breeding programs have been brought into existence in an attempt to increase the number of witches and wizards in the world, where the line between terrorist and freedom fighter is a blurred one.

Canon characters would be in the background and may be used in the game itself... but only under certain circumstances...

Its a chance to explore the Harry Potter universe if it had taken a darker and much nastier turn, an AU where your imagination can run wild.

At this point I am only seeing what interest there is, seeing who else would like to be a part of the game and of course seeing what other ideas someone might have.

Offline RainyHigh

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 09:36:12 AM »
Uhhhmmm....



Offline GoogleTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 09:38:43 AM »
... Well aside from the fact that Cowboys were involved in that image (Go Eagles) I am immensely happy to have found at least one supported

Offline Nymphadora

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Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 09:47:05 AM »
Oh yes please I'm interested!!

Offline GoogleTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 09:50:53 AM »
Alright we got two... now I did not have a set size in mind but I did want to have a few players to add variety and what I should have mentioned earlier is that I am looking for either moderately literate or just literate players... at least two strong paragraphs per post would be considered a minimum.

Offline RainyHigh

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 09:54:00 AM »
... Well aside from the fact that Cowboys were involved in that image (Go Eagles) I am immensely happy to have found at least one supported


Eff yeah Eagles. I am not a cowboy's fan but that man expressed my excitement appropriately.


But yes, this RP I am very interested in, especially since it is AU with original characters involved.

Offline Joslyn

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 10:14:53 AM »
I'd also like to express interest, this sounds like a great setting. Personally I'd prefer that my character be on the side of the hopeless battle against encroaching magical fascism, but if the game ends up focused on the other side I'd still be up for it. I will keep an eye on this thread, really hope you run this.  :-)

Offline Athos

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 10:21:26 AM »
I'm going to express some tentative interest as well.

Offline GoogleTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013, 10:24:17 AM »
To clarrify a little more... this won't be a one sided game... or at least I don't want it too be, where one side is clearly going to win. The Facist Death Eaters of course have the advantage of organization and have been planning for a while but I want to depict both sides... a coup on the horizon but the "good guys" out to delay it, prevent it if they can... and maybe find a way to turn the tide.

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Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2013, 10:51:16 AM »
And here I was just thinking about how nice it could be to get involved in a Harry Potter RP. Then this idea rolls up!

Oh yes, consider me curiously interested!

Offline GoogleTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013, 10:56:14 AM »
Fantastic... we got quite a few people expressing interest now so I would love to hear what ideas there might be for this particular game.

Not only for the plot but characters... and anyone who might want to play a canon character... well I do have a few that I would be willing to allow into the game but I already have thoughts in place for them... so anyone who has a canon they are curious about working in please PM me with the character and any idea you might have for them.

Please don't be offended if I don't allow that particular character... plenty of room for originals.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2013, 11:43:51 AM »
Willing to play OC or canon, though prefer OC.  Will there be any kind of system used for this?

Offline GoogleTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2013, 11:47:49 AM »
Freeform, focus more on the interactions between people rather then the combat...

Offline kckolbe

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2013, 11:52:49 AM »
I'll pass then.  Best of luck.

Offline GoogleTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2013, 12:41:12 PM »
Well I am sorry to hear that
Does anyone have any ideas?

Offline Joslyn

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2013, 01:42:07 PM »
I'm glad to hear it will be freeform--I don't mind a system game from time to time but that's my preference.

I've got a character idea sort of gelling in my head, I'll PM you the background for feedback when it's done.  :-)

Offline GoogleTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2013, 01:49:00 PM »
Wonderful, I think I am going to cook up sheets for the characters tonight... well my tonight or maybe my 1 AM... but I want to hear any ideas anyone might have.

Offline GoogleTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2013, 02:20:42 PM »
Also... not had the best luck with games I have run in the past... so if anyone would enjoy helping this out and helping me get it off the ground I would appreciate it.

PM me if this is you

Offline GoogleTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2013, 02:49:59 PM »


Name:
Age:
Blood Status: Pure Bloods in this case will be considered anyone whose parents and grandparents were witches and witches (some families might hide a less the completely pure pedigree so this is more about what their blood is seen as), Mixed bloods will be anyone who had a parent or grandparent who was not a wizard or witch, and of course we know what Muggle Born is.
Affiliation: This one is a little more tricky but essentially its about where the character stands in the coming conflict, I am trying to work out names for the factions but I am thinking Neo-Death Eaters for the Voldemort Supporters, Order of the Scar (named in honor of the Dead Martyr Harry Potter), and of course those who are not yet affiliated)

Personality: A single good paragraph will suffice for this, give us some insight into the characters mind and heart

History: Two solid paragraphs as a minimum, give more if you feel inspired. Please keep in mind that Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger all died in 1997, the year of the game is 2014... so reflect characters age if you are going to put in the events of the AU into their history.

Anything Else: Do you want to include something else into this that isn't covered? Go right ahead and add what you like.




A rough character sheet right now, will be refined a bit but if you are just so eager that you need to start working on your character then you can start fleshing things out

Offline GoogleTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2013, 04:25:15 PM »
Ideas... I have gotten a few ideas and I appreciate every one of them but please feel free to post any thoughts you have for this game publicly... nothing is really set in stone yet.

LOCATIONS
Overall Setting would be New York City, a cultural hub of the North American Wizarding community, seat of the North American Wizarding Council (Each state and the providences of Canada elect a representative and from those representatives a chair person is elected by his or her peers (equivalent of the Minister of Magic) There are 59 Members of the Council and one Chair Person at any given time... and of course as there is with real life politics there is a fair amount of corruption both large and small.

Now in New York I was thinking there would be a Diagon Alley Equivalent... a large magically hidden area where people will be able to shop for their magical needs
A Head Quarters for the Neo-Deatheater Movement (very likely a large penthouse or private clubhouse hidden away from those who aren't... worthy of membership), the Resistance (Name to be determined and suggestions welcome) would have their own meeting place as well (Not having the influence of the pro Voldemort faction and of course having to worry about being killed would likely have a more low key meeting place, I was thinking they might meet in an abandoned warehouse)

Of course NYC is an immensely diverse location with plenty of room for other locations, settings and areas so if you have one in mind then speak up.

I was also thinking there would be limited access to the places that have fallen to the Dark Lord, most likely because a Neo-Deatheater needs to meet up with the higher ups in the organization or maybe a member of The Resistance trying to smuggle a survivor out.

Offline Caela

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2013, 05:27:26 PM »
This looks like an amazing idea. Color me interested. :D

Offline Frank Reshman

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2013, 05:34:40 PM »
Holy crap this sounds incredible.  Let me know when this game starts to pick up and I'll have a character sheet for you!

Offline GoogleTopic starter

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2013, 05:43:37 PM »
Alright well keep an eye out because I want to get it started in the next day or so while I still have a few days off to hammer out ideas... please give me any input you might have

Offline Caela

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2013, 06:50:25 PM »
Alright well keep an eye out because I want to get it started in the next day or so while I still have a few days off to hammer out ideas... please give me any input you might have

I have a question...are we looking at playing students in a NY based version of Hogwarts (perhaps with Teachers and Staff forming some sor tof Resistence cell) or at playing adults (maybe N. American Ministry types) trying to decide what the hell to do with the psycho Europeans being aimed at their borders?

Offline GhettoMagick

Re: Harry Potter: Spreading Shadows (EX interest check)
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2013, 06:55:59 PM »
YESSSSSSS!!! I am in love with harry potter, I know every spells ever mentioned everywhere, from the games on gameboy color, to the books, from the movies, and all the little side games.
I am very interested in the game but the new york setting through me in a loop. I am going to ask a lot of questions,
1. Is the adult wizarding age still 17 or is it 18 since we are under american wizard laws
2.is there a lot of secret places between places hidden from muggles, like central park is actually fifty times bigger but because of enchantments it seems smaller to muggles.
3. muggles; are there different terms used in america then the uk or are words like muggle and the spell work the same worldwide?
4. clothing?
5. transportation?
6. is there like a mirror new york underground for wizards or are we using the same place?
7. is there a school or is every character of age?
I have like 3 ideas for characters right now.
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