Yes, you read the subject correctly. Highlander! Immortals, swords, sex and all the other fun things that make living forever, well, worth living. This is my first go at organizing a game, so be gentle. :)
I've thought about this for a little while now and I think that I've come up with a system that will allow for the role play that we all seek, and the battles that immortals more likely to face.
For the RP side of things, it will be just that, RP. I'm willing to stage the main story line in any city, though I would like to leave Paris, New York City and Seattle out of it (Paris and Seattle were done in the TV series and NYC in the movies). There will be a few rules concerning immortals, mortals and the all that fun stuff.
For the sake of not being cliche, I'm just going to come out and say no Highlanders! The game won't need an over abundance of Scottish warrior running around. No katanas. Why do you ask? Good question. Same reason as the no Highlanders bit. If your character is actually from Japan, I will consider it, since it would actually make sense for you to have a katana. I'm going to put an age limit of 300-350 years old tops for the player characters. I don't want a bunch of all powerful ancients running around. I would actually like to encourage some to make new immortals. It would make for good role play learning about the game and the rules. Ancient immortals will be allowed as mentors and sources of wisdom. These immortals will not be allow to participate in the duels (see below). They will serve mostly as sources of info and as mentors to the young ones. If you would like to play an ancient and an active duelist, please do.
Now for the actual game itself. With Highlander comes the Gathering and sword fights and losing heads. Here is my recommendation for the duels. There will be a separate thread for the duels. Make your challenge to whomever you choose. You will role a d6 and the one with the highest role wins. It's that simple. Now, when that has been done, I would ideally like to ask a neutral third party to write the short story about the battle, so that both sides get a good showing. How close the battle is will be determined by the role results. For example if Bob rolls a 1 and his opponent rolls a 6, the battle is about as one sided as you can get. The closer the numbers, the closer the battles. The winner of the battle will be allowed to challenge again, and the loser will not be able to challenge or be challenged for the rest of the month. At the end of the month, the immortal with the most kills will be crowned the months champion and will get a permanent +1 modifier to his rolls. That will continue every month till the end of the year. The highest modifier that you can get will be a +4 (four quarters in a year). At the end of the year (if the game lasts that long) the monthly winner's will fight each other and the last one standing will be the One. Now, for those that lose the battles you will be able to continue to post in the RP, but you will not be able to fight in the duels. This will keep you the player from having to create an immortal after each loss.
Mortals will be welcome to join the game. Be Watchers, Hunters (evil Watchers that kill immortals), spouses, lovers, or just friends. In short lets just have fun!
Let me know if you're interested. I will most likely need a co-GM giving the amount of potential battles to be tracked.