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Author Topic: Becca's -mostly historical- plot bunnies (F looking for M)  (Read 1779 times)

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Online BeccaTopic starter

Becca's -mostly historical- plot bunnies (F looking for M)
« on: March 15, 2015, 10:05:43 PM »
Hi! Thanks for taking an interest in my request thread. As always, you can help yourself to some nice tea and cookies while you read my ideas :)

I'm throwing a bunch of my cravings together in this thread. Ideas that might not have a specific plot or character developed, but might be the starting point for a great rpg with the right partner.

I'm looking for rpgs with turmoil, romance -vanilla or dark, twisted; would depend on the setting and the characters of course- and plot.

Italian City States/Renaissance:

Think the Borgias kind of families, rich, scheming and filed with the aching desire of earning power and wealth by any means possible. Rival houses, beautiful seductresses, intrigue, political machinations, treachery, temptation are the name of the game in this setting.
Also could go a different way: Artists, great thinkers and inventors are blooming all over the place, looking for patrons and an audience to enjoy their arts. A patron might become enthralled with a particularly beautiful dancer, actress, paintor, and demand more than just her art in return for his patronage.

I could also see this setting including a more supernatural twist to it. Vampires lurking in the night would be a nice addition.

The Tudors/Elizabethan era:

Courtroom intrigues, hidden love affairs, the golden age bringing along with it the apogee of the English Renaissance, filled with poetry, music and literature. Much like in Italy, this era is dominated by political schemes, rivalry and power struggles.
I'm as well more than willing to considerate this very same time period in France. In the three cases of Renaissance rpgs, anywhere between the 15th and early 17th centuries would work nicely.
An interesting concept would be a Henry IIX kind of monarch, and a noble girl from a family who has fallen in disgrace. She might be pushed by her family to try and seduce the king, but she greatly refuses to do so. A wild child, she ends up seducing him with her whimsical behaviour.
I did have a story similar to this concept (What if Henry and Anne did manage to have a child and he ended up being king?), but my partner doesn't seem to be coming back any time soon. If anyone is interested in this concept, do check this out, just as a tragically short lived attempt. I do think it showcases what kind of characters and writing style you can expect.


Conquerors, warriors, norse expansion! A setting starting with a raid to a small, maybe even peaceful village. A brave, proud viking could meet a meek, beautiful damsel in distress; a bright and young apprentice eager for more experiences; a talented bow woman; willingly giving herself to the leader of the invaders to save her village or forcefully brought along. The possibilities are plenty, and it's just a matter of discussing it with the right partner!

French/American revolution
Viva la revolution! Turmoil is in the air. The oppressed masses have began to find their voices, guided the students, the idealists, the thinkers who will no longer remain quiet while their brothers suffer in dispair. The wealthy fear the day the spirits could truly boil over, or are they too lost in comfort to actually notice?
The possibilities are many in this particular scenario. Students fighting for a revolution they feel is the only way out of the current situation, a clash of social classes, an star-crossed romance between a nobleman/woman and a member of the lower classes, a scoundrel with little moral being recruited for the cause of the revolution, perhaps at first simply being in it for the money.

Perhaps a man or women courting a person who is far above their own station. Perhaps against their parents wishes, perhaps even a taboo kind of relationship (different races?), or even a woman falling for a married man, or on the contrary, her being the one already married, having been pushed into the marriage by her parents, and only now realizing she can crave for more than comfort.
A particularly intriguing idea for the American Revolution would be a British officer's daughter falling in love with an American revolutionist. Their forbidden affair might mean death to the both of them, and he might even use her proximity to his enemies (her father might be a rather influential commander), to obtain inside information, forcing her to choose between her father and the country she is supposed to be loyal to, or the man she loves and his revolution.

Gangs of...

New York or England. Late 1800s or early 1900s. The place and time varies, but the situation both locations are going through is quite similar.

Crime bosses, dangerous street corners, gangs fighting for control over the districts. Lands swarming with immigrants in one case and young men recently returned from war in the other. Prostitutes, low lives, gang rivalry. Inspired, of course, by both Peaky Binders and Gangs of New York, the plot could go different ways depending on my partner's interest, but the setting will be gritty, in a time riddled with almost continuous disorder and turbulence, cities infested by gangs who patrol the streets laying their own law.

Gypsies in Paris

Inspired on The hunchback of Notre dame, I'd love to give a gypsy girl a try. Tantalizing and sensual, running from the law most of the time, but accepted as long as she entertains the masses in the approved days, she might be seen as merely another girl wondering the streets, a perverse vision of lust and temptation, or the promise of a different kind of adventure, depending on the kind of character my partner is tempted to play.
A minister, a guard, a fellow gypsy, options are plenty.

Final girl

Very loosely inspired by the movie Final Girl or the character Hit Girl, I'm interested in playing a rpg featuring a young, beautiful woman trained to be the perfect agent for a mysterious organization, from a very young age. After becoming an orphan at a very young age, she was taken in by an organization she still now knows little about, her education and boarding paid for, as an young man took the role of her legal tutor. She'd be trained to fight and shoot and once she reached an appropiate age, she might have even been trained to seduce men to help her achieve her final objective, which could be anything from gathering information to murdering an intended target.
I would like to focus on her relationship with her handler, and the missions she is given once her training is completed. Would she grow to be more and more morally ambiguous, or will she attempt to find redemption?

Games of thrones

A truly rich, interesting setting which can offer a wide variety of different storylines and pairing possibilities. This request has a thread of its own and can be found here . Though I currently have a few GoT games going, I'm open to beginning a new one, should the idea or pairing be tempting!

If anyone is interested in these concepts or might have any similar craving, please do contact me through PM, do not post in this thread as I'd like to keep it tidy!
« Last Edit: October 06, 2016, 09:43:21 PM by Becca »

Online BeccaTopic starter

Re: Becca's -mostly historical- plot bunnies (F looking for M)
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 08:56:52 PM »
I'm giving these requests a much needed bump!