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Author Topic: Fantasy Becomes Reality Interest - (Free, Critical Role inspired. Need 1-3 more)  (Read 2705 times)

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Offline Vergil1989Topic starter

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Since it seems we're gonna go Homebrew, I'll start getting a world put together, but we'll be starting in a small town in the middle of nowhere, which is normally how these things begin anyway.  :P  Seriously though, if I wait too long for people to respond to vote and such, what interest we have for this will likely dry up if it hasn't already.  I'm still looking for Co-GMs by the way, if anyone wants to give a hand, feel free to throw your interest out there to help keep the plot going and such while I'm out of Wi-Fi range in about eight days, nine tops if I remember correctly.  I'll only be gone a week, and while I realize this is ill timed to start a game, I'll be back before you know it.  ;D  Anyway, keep working on character sheets, keep talking to each other if you aren't already, and expect a World Building thread to pop up soon.  Hopefully soon there'll be at least a basic thing for the world ready to go, but feel free to throw ideas my way until I get two other people to help me out with this.  I'm not going to be making a character myself though so I'm able to keep an impartial view of everything, and I think I might make that a requirement for my Co-GMs, unless they honestly think they can do both without metagaming the hell out of this lol.

Also, I have a thing for anyone looking for Faceclaims.  A friend of mine has a thread in the Finders/Seekers thread where he and a friend of his own will go after real pictures for all of our character needs from what I've seen.  He had an old one, but he started a new one because his old one was pretty big or something, not sure truth be told, only that he asked me to spread the word about as a favor, and since I was asking for Faceclaims anyway, it seemed pretty reasonable to throw his link here for anyone needing a bit of help finding a good picture.  Anyway, here ya go folks.  ;D

https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=251407.0

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putting down my interest to play!  :)

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Welcome to the madhouse Aribeth.  ;D

Offline AribethAmkiir

Anyone want to volunteer to be the "veteran" player who helped my poor newb put together her character sheet?

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Well, I still dunno about the Fantasy character, but i've got my player character-character down. Anyone interested in being the person who lured this dork into a basement full of dice and books?

Name: Hunter Whittleby
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Appearance:  Hunter is about five-eight, of completely average build. His dark blonde hair is too long to be neat, but too short to "do something with" so he usually just crams it under a hat of some sort - Yes, even indoors. It still ends up hanging into his blue eyes, though.  Like most guys his age, he dresses for comfort- jeans, T-shirt, sneakers, that sort of thing. Though he's 17, he still has a bit of gangly awkwardness and a slight case of baby-face. After a failed experiment with a mustache two months ago, he keeps himself smooth-shaved.
Personality: Hunter's not a dumb guy, but he does sort of have trouble paying attention to things. Easily distracted, maybe a little bit of a himbo. Some of that is the smoking, most of it is just him being 17. At the table, he's the guy who forgets what bonuses go to where, and is most likely to lose his character sheet. Fortunately he's fully aware of this failing and jokes it off when it comes up. He's an easy-going, likable young man (or at least, he tries to be.) Funny thing is, he's great around girls... until he figures out they're even slightly interested in him, then he tries too hard. He is unaware of this. Despite his native tendency towards s\slacking, he's more than willing to pitch in to help a friend, or even a friend of a friend.
Hobbies:  Hunter's not really what most would call a "nerd" - Sure he likes video games, but who doesn't? Big epic superhero and fantasy movies? Same thing! And he actually opened all of his action figures and has read several comic books until they fall apart, so that disqualifies him. His major hobbies thus far have revolved around pwning noobs on the PS4, slacking (and smoking) with his buddies, and the occasional skateboard-assisted blunt trauma to himself. Though you'd never guess it from looking at him, Hunter actually has a pretty deep interest in archaeology; He's the only person in his circle of friends who can pronounce "Tenochtitlan" without effort. Tabletop gaming is a new venture for him, and he is so far from being a grognard it hurts. "Can I have a mountain dew?!" indeed.
Skills:  If there is a task that only requires movement of one's thumbs, Hunter is an A-class expert. Besides that, he's pretty good at making repairs to things; Fixing his own bike and learning to fix cars for when he gets one. Dad's an electrician too, so that helps. He's excellent with animals, and as mentioned has a very good knowledge of ancient civilizations and the sciences of that particular field (all "book learning" so far.) Despite being a bit of a ditz he actually has excellent people skills. Unless he starts trying to have people skills, then it's all like "hey, I see you've got a bucket of chicken too..."
Background:  Hunter's a middle child to working parents. Safe and secure in the middle class, public school, suburbia... No great big tragedies have stricken him, nor any great events. He is almost painfully, stereotypically average. he even pulls a C+ in almost all of his subjects. He has a rough relationship with his older brother, who's something of a jerkass and has made it clear he can "do better" than his parents or siblings. On the other hand Hunter gets along great with his little sister, Madelyn.  The major conflict points, aside from his brother (who's moved out anyway) is his weed smoking. His parents suspect, but haven't found anything, but they are very adamant that they do not approve one little bit. This extends to his circle of friends, whom his folks tend to see as losers and slackers (well, they're right on that last part.) Weirdly enough they aren't bothered by his joining a group to play D&D - at least they know where he is and as it turns out, dad played when he was young (And has tried to connect with Hunter through tales of his exploits at the Keep on the Borderlands and White Plume Mountain (So awkward.) Currently, Hunter's apprenticing at a local mechanic's shop.
Ons:  Sounds crazy, but Hunter is still a virgin. Pretty much any sexual encounter would be an "on" for him, really. if you were to ask him, he'd turn really bright red and mumble something about getting a blowjob. Vanilla stuff.
Offs: Again, pretty vanilla. In the day and age of the internet, it's really easy to find stuff you're not into. Hard offs are your usual toilet stuff, pain and blood, that sort of thing. While not strictly an "off" he doesn't understand the appeal of several things - BDSM for instance just seems uninteresting to him. Common hentai tropes like ridiculous breasts (and attendant jiggle physics) and tentacle porn are also a pass for him.
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My character can totally drag him along, being all 'Oh my god, you gotta come play this game with me!  It's so cool, there's like dragons and dungeons and swords and magic!'

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LMAO that's awesome.  Seriously, I love the first character already Chul.  He's approved, now for the other half and this SHOULD help with that.

https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=252332.0

I got the world building thread up finally.  It's pretty basic right now, but with your guys help, I think we can make something truly worth playing in.  So, let the awesomeness commence.
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Still looking for a couple of Co-GMs, and for a few more players to help fill out the ranks.  Also, the world building thread is up and ready for input from you folks.  Hoping we can make a world we can all enjoy, but kinda need some feedback here to do that.

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Is there space still going on this? :D

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Yep, it's still pretty open to newcomers.

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Cool. :) if you'd like a co-GM I could help out with that as well, done a few of these rps of this type recently :)

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If there is in fact space available, I'd loved to participate!

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Well, since no one else has posted in the slightest since their initial interest, I'm pretty sure there's plenty of room to be had Gjevv.  As for you Silk, I need at least two assistants, so yeah, if you're confident you can handle it, I don't mind taking you on as a Co-GM.

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Excellent, so I suppose I should go grab a character sheet? Also, I'm definitely no D&D expert. xD I've played maybe twice.

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Majorly interested!

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Me either, most of my knowledge comes from a lot of old books, both game related, and just R.A. Salvatore stuff from the Legend of Drizzt series, but it pretty much ensured I'd be a nerd for life lol.  But yes, goa ahead and grab a sheet, and check out the world building thread as well.  I'm willing to take ideas for the group's mutual enjoyment and such, to expand upon the world together rather than my GM support and myself doing all of it ourselves.

Glad to have you Snake.

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Added some stuff to the world building thread at last.  Feel free to offer input or criticism, I'm all ears.

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How many actual players/characters does this game have atm?

I am kind of jonesing for another system game, and this one intrigues me :)

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Well this is far more freeform than system for one, as for who is actually here in terms of players, that is a good question.  The original group haven't posted much of anything since their initial interest, but I've gotten a couple of new folk and a Co-GM.  So at the moment, at least two, not counting my assistant GM.

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Just been busy, planning to have a dude up by this evening.

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I was hoping that was the case Chul, but with no PMs or posts since the last time I had hear from ya I didn't know for sure.  I am glad to hear from you though, truly.

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Added more to the World Building thread.  Will probably get an OOC up once people get their characters started here.  Will also get a character thread to store them in of course lol.  The known enemies I've listed by the way, the ice dragon calling together an army, necromancers hiding in Zakar, etc, there won't be any particular order to defeat them in, and while I'm all for taking suggestions, each big bad that's defeated will make the next one that much harder.  Just as a general rule lol.

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Doh! My bad, Ive been jumping around reading too many different threads and confused myself.

Neever mind :)

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I've been wondering about what the tone of this game is gonna be. I've been having a solid think these past couple days and think I got two different concepts. One is more dramatic/serious - a boy with a ridiculous ego and constant need for validation always creates grimderp power fantasy characters as part of his masculine ideal. Becoming that ideal won't work out very well though, and the resulting emasculation is hilarious.
The other is more goofy, but has potential - an old, embittered veteran who usually creates asshole characters is forced into making a fluffy, Lawful Good healer - perhaps even of the opposite sex. He'll either learn from the experience in a heartwarming fashion, or commit OOC suicide.

So I'm wondering what the tone of the game was going to be, to help me decide between the two, as I'm feeling rather torn! Is it a dark or light comedy? How much room is there for "serious" stuff? Or just which of the two ideas strike your fancy more?
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Lol despite the somewhat serious tone of the World Building Thread thus far that I have linked in the first post by the way, for those having trouble finding it, there is indeed room for a lot of comedy.  This is more Critical Role than World of Darkness lol.  Meaning there's plenty of space for hilarity to ensue, but there IS going to be emotional stuff, things to keep the story interesting and riveting, or so I hope to accomplish anyway.  ;D  But I personally love your second idea Honk, but it's your choice of course.  That and while i hope you don't commit OOC suicide, lol, if it happens it happens.  Besides, we need a good healer anyway, since I don't think anyone else has volunteered for the job.  ;D