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Offline VandrenTopic starter

Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« on: May 29, 2005, 07:24:56 PM »
Ok, seeing as the arena idea didn't get any bites . . .

I'm working on a potential (completely freeform) university/college game focusing on magic wielders.  At the moment, it's still a work in progress, but I'm trying to avoid the Harry Potter feel as much as I can (despite loving Rowling's books).  I'm thinking it'll go in NC: Exotic Freeform, not because of a focus on NC Exotica, but because such could definitely happen.

Just based on that brief stuff, would anyone be interested?  I'd be looking for undergrads, grad students, faculty, and maybe some staff.  The setting'll be early 21st century Earth, with some non-Humans.  Beyond that, I'm still developing a few things in my head and on Word.  :)
« Last Edit: May 31, 2005, 12:07:12 AM by Vandren »

Offline Ajoxer

Re: Sorcery University . . . a good idea?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2005, 07:29:55 PM »
Could be interesting. I'd be interested in doing a grad student...

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University . . . a good idea?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2005, 07:35:03 PM »
Since there's 100% more interest than in my last idea . . . I'll keep working on this one and get some updates posted as I come up with them.  Right now, I'm working on the background/description and figuring out a few major buildings (like dorms and the library).

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Update
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2005, 09:24:21 PM »
Ok, I got a basic description written up:

Sorcery University
History, myth, and folklore as we know them have always been filled with those who perform, or at least claim to perform, magic.  For the most part, they have been laughed off as superstitious charlatans.  But, what if they were right?  What if magic does work?  What if it just went away for a time?

This is exactly what happened.  In the early days of Humanity the world was a magical place.  Power came to those who knew how to tap the planetís magic field (similar to its magnetic, electrical, and other fields).  Then, around the 8th century C.E., the power fizzled.  Only the most powerful could still tap the energy, but even the simplest spell required an awesome amount of power to fuel it.

Then, in 1912, the power suddenly and inexplicably returned.  Thaumaturgists are still studying this question.  The power was accepted by the scientific community in 1927.  A year later Pendragon University, a.k.a. Sorcery U, was founded in what was then West Virginia.  By 1954, the whole former state was owned by the university and turned into a preserve for magical creatures and experimentation.  Today, Sorcery U. is one of the largest and most respected thaumaturgical universities in the western world, second only to Oxfordís Merlin College of Magical Studies.  Students and faculty of all magical traditions are admitted and hired, from Hermetics and Wiccans to PanAfrican shamen and Buddhist semi-monastics, from NeoDruids and Mahotsukai to Kabbalist and Nauallis.

As with any instituation, though, not everything is fun and games.  And Sorcery U.ís problems arenít merely limited to underage drinking, drug use, and vandalism.  Since the 1980s there have been increasingly common rumors of cover-ups, missing students, secret instruction in necromancy, unnamed students and staff using magic to commit crimes, and the like.  All of these rumors have been quite vague and nothing concrete has come to light yet.  Still, there are an awful lot of them moving around in certain circles, perhaps too many to ignore.

Today is August 27th, 2005.  Welcome to school . . .

Offline LordAnubis

Re: Sorcery University . . . a good idea?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2005, 09:32:28 PM »
I'd join this game.  Definatly.

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University . . . a good idea?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2005, 10:09:33 PM »
I'd join this game.  Definatly.

Excellent . . . a few more potentials, preferrably female as well as male, and I'll ask for the board to be made.  :)

Offline Steir

Re: Sorcery University . . . a good idea?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2005, 10:20:32 PM »
*barks*

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University . . . a good idea?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2005, 10:23:22 PM »
*barks*

Woof?  *or with an accent*  Roof?  ;)

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University . . . a good idea?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2005, 10:42:34 PM »
Thanks to Pixie, the University is open for business!  Or it will be in a few minutes.  :)

Offline tcost

Re: Sorcery University
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2005, 10:51:38 PM »
Let me in, Vandren!  Let me in!

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2005, 11:14:50 PM »
Ok, we are open for business!  :D

Oops, forgot to say where we are:  NC: Exotic Freeform

http://forums.elliquiy.com/index.php?board=71.0
« Last Edit: May 31, 2005, 03:04:23 PM by Vandren »

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2005, 11:37:16 PM »
I hate to bump this after a mere 24 hours, but we're open and looking for both students and faculty.  There's a link directly to the game in the post below.  I'd like to pick up at least 1-3 more characters before we get started IC.  :)

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2005, 08:51:47 AM »
Can always use more players for Sorcery U.  :)

http://forums.elliquiy.com/index.php?board=71.0

Offline tcost

Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2005, 02:58:52 AM »
Shall I consider myself accepted into the game, or do I need to submit anything?  And are there any faculty positions still available?

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2005, 07:29:27 AM »
Shall I consider myself accepted into the game, or do I need to submit anything?

I prefer to have potential characters PMed over first, so I can say yea or nay.  99% get yea, but I'd rahter catch that elusive 1% early on.  :)

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And are there any faculty positions still available?

See the game forum.  ;)

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2005, 07:31:43 AM »
A bump for this ad.

We can still use faculty and students.  :)

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2005, 08:36:34 AM »
Feels a bit odd to bump . . . but we could definitely use more players, especially students, though faculty are welcome as well.

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Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2005, 12:14:12 PM »
I'm interested. If only to relive my college days (Okay so I didn't study magick in college ... well not much, anyway).

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2005, 02:24:25 PM »
Well, c'mon over.   The character stuff and whatnot's in the game.  :)

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2005, 11:39:01 PM »
Time to bump this one too.  We seem to have lost at least one player to the Admissions Building.  :(

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2005, 08:33:43 AM »
Still looking for players/characters . . . I'd like to get classes starting around the 23rd or so, if you wanna get in before classes start, now's the time.  :)

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2005, 07:12:31 PM »
We'd still like some new players and characters.  :)

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2005, 07:43:44 AM »
C'mon down!  We've had a few players go by the wayside, but there are a few committed folks who wanna keep on going, so swing by, check us out, and come back to school.  :)

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2005, 08:04:04 AM »
There's still room for faculty and students.  :)

Offline VandrenTopic starter

Re: Sorcery University (Players Wanted)
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2005, 02:24:53 PM »
Still open for more players.  :)  End of this week RT we'll be starting the first day of class IC.