Ack. I'm going over the whole thread as I figure out what to do... But what I would really like right now is for another DM to work beside, if I have as many players as it seems like I do. I don't want to refuse anyone, especially with all these awesome ideas... I will lay them out now so I can keep track.
DomJoe (Shala Sunbreeze, Wood-elf Monk)
ExisD (Magdalena 'Mags' Condoleezza Deforest, Half-elf Warlock)
Kunoichi (Euphemia 'Yuffi-hama' Lovelace, Hobling Rogue)
ThatOneShrroth (Fighter or... Cleric?)
CeruleanSerenity (Barbarian/Fighter or Wizard or Sorcerer..or Cleric?)
Etherealgirl (Elf Rogue or Druid)
Autocad (Warlock or Sorcerer)
Rhaegar14 (Fighter/Warlock or Ranger)
Laughing Hyena (Half-elf Fighter? Or Orc fighter.
Okay... I'll go in reverse order for my responses;
Rikka; feel free to apply. I honestly am always looking to see more ideas, and I never refuse anyone for being too late to the game until I've decided on the groups. I see a few pairings of characters could work... but as you can see, there's also a lot of overlap- I can't very well put all the warlocks in the same group.
DomJoe; I am always somewhat reluctant about nudist characters. While this is a world built on somewhat a silly premise, it's not inherently silly.
Adventuring is pretty much just television- and there are 'quests' geared towards kids and adults alike. I figure the PCs would be more mainstream, with a wide appeal. Though a few 'adult' scryings might circulate... their main fare comes from the masses. That, and outside of things like pornographic Games, people still have a sense of modesty and walking around in the nude would be considered a minor crime in most places. Even the Union, which is very liberal with sexuality, keeps it inside the Temple doors...
The aesthetic of the games IS very sexualized in many cases. There is an enchantment for armor that pretty much validates the trope.
Many adventures are as sexualized as they can get without going into pornographic territory (intentionally, at least) because it sells.
All that being said, I love the premise and the backstory. It is exactly the sort of character I was hoping to attract- someone normally 'too serious' for the Games, one who uses their fighting ability for actual combat and not showy displays... but nontheless has to participate in the accomplishment of some end. I was hoping there would be a prim knight or a paladin that would be persuaded to wear a thong for the crowd, but as Shala is already something of a nudist- that's not so much a possibility.
ExisD: You always pick the strangest names..
But yeah, I should note there is a custom enchantment to armor that basically allows in-universe for it to be as revealing as needed, while retaining its properties. Many sponsors will probably buy this armor for their adventurers at no cost to them.. But yes, I like it. Though I do somewhat miss Ivette as well.
CeruleanSerenity, Etherealgirl: Nobody else has offered a cleric or druid..
AndyZ: I would say propose an idea anyways. At the moment, I don't feel particularly comfortable with picking out any groups just yet.
Chulanowa: A lot of the monster races commonly associated with goblinoids and orcs and such already live in the Theocratic Union, the far east of the civilized world. Bordering that, the wildlands are host to a lot of monstrous humanoids or other mythological-type creatures. It's the fringe of the world and constantly the source of fresh adventures. People would be going there all the time to look for dragons, find new and exotic locales, or bring back creatures to breed for local adventures... centaurs included.
That being said, I don't know how I'd be able to gracefully handle a centaur in social settings. All them feets.
The last time, schnookums briefly played a half-minotaur girl from those lands.
Autocad: Sounds wonderful. But the question is... is she really a magical girl or is it just her on-screen persona? These kinds of things, having a tie-in to the world's particular shtick, are what I am really looking for.
Rhaegar14: I would say.. we already do have a lot of warlocks. But I love
the deal with the devil shtick. It is very much a thing I imagined would happen in this setting. A lot of people start doing more and more desperate things to maintain their celebrity status or become successful. There ARE 'underground' scryings which are basically gladiatorial deathmatches... just as there are adventures which is pretty much porn (To the extent that the adventurers are hired for the sex and the battles are terribly staged and full of kay-fabe.)
Laughing Hyena: Go for it. The orc idea, I mean. I think the Union is very slow to publicly support the Games, believing that they are a distraction from proper worship. The common people might already be all over it, but the clergy is hesitant. I am thinking that it is just beginning to have state-sponsored adventurers. Of course, a lot of them will be perfect examples of what 'proper' citizens ought to be. That doesn't mean that unaffiliated greenskins aren't already quite numerous in Gaming.
Kunoichi: You already know how I feel about the shortstacks. But yeah, the advertizement in the original post is not neccessarily the 'canon' thing that got everyone involved into the campaign, but it was there just to establish the setting and the tone I was going for. That being said, Yuffi seems like just the sort of character who would pounce on that sort of opportunity.
I should note, we might actually need more male submissions...
Phew... Did I miss anything?