Moring all! :) Funny thing happened last night, we crawled into bed and I just sort of brought up this idea with my girl and we started talking and all of a sudden I had all these ideas floating around in side my head. :) I should have written them down, but we got sort of pre-occupied and... *shrugs and smiles* Enough of that. Here's what I'm thinking.
The Lost Books of Oz. It's 1899 and L. Frank Baum had just finished his first book, a collection of erotic tales placed in a whimiscal setting. When he brings it into the publishers, they are reticent to publish it, insisting he re-write it as as children's story. The rest is history, of course. What we don't know, is that the original stories still exist, handed down through the generations in secret by his offspring. Now, finally, they have come to light and the real tales of Oz can be told! :)
So far, here's who I think I have as characters:
Dorothy : Cindy1
The (apparently quite well hung) lion : Akioth
Toto the were-terrier : Glabrezubane
The Munchkin warrioress : Natalie C. Barney
The Wicked Witch of the West : Elvi (I'm guessing that's who you were referring too? Although the Wizard would fit quite nicely as well :))
That leaves me in need of a scarecrow, glinda, and the wizard, as well as any misc characters that people are interested in playing. And I'd be fine with major characters having minor characters as well. :) I'm doing it on a first come first served basis at the moment.
This is my first attempt at even trying to run a game, so any advice, opinions, or constructive criticism is more them welcome :)
What I'd like to do is, instead of making it a linear story where the wizard has to sit around playing with his/herself unitl Dorothy makes it to Oz, is turn it into more of a setting - with different areas and different side plots going on.
For example - there's no reason that the wizard can't be having a secret affair with one of the witches, good or bad, and perhaps the lion had been fueding with the tinman? Or the scarecrow is gathering armies to overthrow Oz? I'm leaving it rather open ended so that everyone can help create the story.
Here's the places I think we should have set up:
Munchkin land, the yellow brick road, the cornfield, the woods, the forest, the witches fortress, emerald city, and the wizard's chambers.
As far as characters go, I think I'd like to have this information PMed to me from anyone truly interested:
Character (& players) OFFs:
Characters Goals and ambitions:
I think that about covers it for right now - I'm hoping to be able to put this up either tuesday or wednesday, depending on how busy my weekend gets and how many people are interested. :) Thanks for all the inspiration