This game sucked away 3 years of my life and made me a husk.
Well does that just imply he was acting the entire time? Because then his actions might actually be entirely accurate. Ninety percent of his lines totally do sound like he is holding a copy of the script.
"Whoa! This hall is dangerous!"
"Just a moment! I found something. It's a weapon. It's really powerful, especially against living things!"
"It's Forest! Oh, my god!"
And before anybody asks what talking about RE has to do with T'est;
This game sucked away 3 years of my life and made me a husk.
The best kind of husk.
Del is joining C yo, peeps. And I'm making a millionth rendition of a new character.
So it could be a pretty rad point to jump in if you're new and don't want to end up over your head. It's the japanese-y/ninja-y/samurai-y one. Any class goes. The thread is kinda having a fresh start. :o
Edit; Just being told now that E has more room too. As in the sandy deserty theify one. So that is a thing...
Last edited by Regantor; 06-23-2013 at 02:28 PM.
Calling bullshit on the new title, Ugarit is dead.
Shush you. Uga is better now.
So with the most pressing opening filled, here are some other openings that need or can have fillings:
Campaign G is the Chinese flavored party (although so is Longmen. Northern Izumo in general is NotChina). Campaign G is especially wuxia flavored with lots of Monks. Everybody was kung-fu fightan'.
Wu is one of the Three Kingdoms of Northern Izumo, a successor to the long-dead Huangdi Empire. Wu is home primarily to Humans and Lung Dragons, the latter of which are venerated by the former and who sometimes deign to intervene in Human politics. Wu's jungles and denser forests are also sometimes home to the monkey and ape like Vanara.
Martial arts are more common as a form of combat and popular entertainment in Wu than even in the rest of Northern Izumo, and many of Asul's greatest martial artists have been from Wu. As with the rest of Northern Izumo, alchemy is also quite important and advanced, and healers are more likely to be Alchemists than Clerics or even Wu Jen. Wu Jen are also quite common in Wu and Northern Izumo, and derive their power from pacts made with the Four Heavenly Kings.
The party, consisting primarily of Monks and Unarmed Fighters, although also a Crabfolk Samurai, are currently employed in the service to Yao, a T'ien Lung Dragon. T'ien Lung are the highest ranking and most powerful of all Lung Dragons and are seen by the people of Northern Izumo as somewhere between kings and gods - and far closer to the latter. Yao is a compassionate, Lawful Good, Dragon who has thus far tasked the party with helping a village under his watch with addressing some problems involving pirates and ghosts.
The party is mostly Monks, yeah, but we could still allow another, maybe, depending on their style. A Wu Jen would also be good, and an Alchemist would be really cool. Alchemists are basically mad scientists. Potions, transmutations, explosives, and fun stuff. Northern Izumo also has Internal Alchemists which are kind of like a odd half-way between Monk and Alchemist. Fun times. This party has one opening, but doesn't NEED it filled. So if you want to join this party, that's fine and cool, we have an opening, but the other parties all NEED players so unless you have literally zero interest in them, I'd prefer you join them.
Longmen, it is said, was built by Dragons at the dawn of time. The largest city on the surface of Asul, the Outer Walls of Longmen enclose an area larger than many kingdoms, an her inner walls enclose one of, if not the, largest and most densely populated cities on the surface of the world.
Longmen is the capital and a microcosm of the kingdom of Zhou. Ruled by the half-Human/half-Dragon Dragon Emperor and home of the Four Heavenly Kings who head the Draconic Bureaucracy, Zhou is a realm heavily influenced and in many ways manipulated by the Lung Dragons who view themselves as the patrons, protectors, and parents of Humanity, civilization, and peace in Izumo. Extremely bureaucratic and highly traditional, Zhou is in many ways a civilization that is slave to ritual, class, and bureaucracy and no where is this more apparent than in Longmen. Longmen itself is subdivided into three 'rings' according to social class. The First Ring being home to the 'poor' of the city and its lower class, although they still enjoy a high quality of living compared to elsewhere in the world. The Second Ring being the home of the middle class, and the Third Ring being the home of wealthy merchants, aristocrats, lined with waterways that house Yu Lung, the juvenile form of all Lung Dragons. Entry to the Third Ring by outsiders is forbidden without written permission. At the heart of the third ring and the very center of the city is Zicheng Palace, the massive estate of the Dragon Emperor, his brides and concubines, his children, and their countless servants. Entry to Zicheng by those not invited in writing is a crime punishable by death.
The campaign is taking place entirely in Longmen. Primarily within the Inner Walls/City Proper, but there likely will be some excursions to the towns and places Between the Walls. I didn't say too much of the plot int he blurb above because fo spoiler reasons. The campaign is opening with a bit of PVP, in fact, with the majority of the PCs working as hired bounty hunters of a sort for the city watch and attempting to bring down a local triad boss. The triad boss in question is one who Gaozi Lian, Reg's character, serves as a mistress and hired muscle for. She's the dragon. How shit goes down with that turning into the party and where things go from there are, obviously, spoilers.
The party currently has two, maybe three, openings. Possible classes are varied and almost anything can work. Longmen *needs* players. So don't be shy.
Drowthread? Drowthread! The Drowthread is a party of (currently) three Drow lasses on a meandering quest for glory, fame, and power.
The Drow are an evil racial offshoot of Elves with dark blue, gray, or black skin, white hair (although they often dye it), and possessed of extreme beauty and grace - even by Elven standards. Otherwise they're physically identical to Elves save for being a bit more fertile and having a higher birth rate.
Drow are decadent, racist, promiscuous, matriarchal, misandrist, superficial, cruel, sadistic and generally just evil and not very nice. Male Drow are at best second-class citizens, and at worse chattel slaves, with noble-born male Wizards being the sole exception. Non-Drow are sometimes permitted to live in ghettos on the fringes of Drow cities, but are most typically are found in Drow cities only as slaves - with slavery being the base upon which Drow civilization is built.
The Drow are an extremely paranoid people and assassination is the primary method of upwards social mobility. Most highborn Drow are so busy guarding from assassins that they rarely get to kill anyone, though. In essence, Drow society is held together by paranoia, hedonism, and fear of Goddess.
The Drow worship the cruel goddess Lolth, Queen of the Demonweb Pits. Lolth is cruel, sadistic, demanding, and unreasonable. Every Drow mother must sacrifice her third-born son to the Goddess, and beyond that her priestesses serve to provide Lolth the constant praise and offerings she demands. Lolth bears little love for the Drow, and their relationship is essentially such that she merely hates them less than she hates everyone else.
Drow society is essentially a constant struggle between the church and the various noble houses (who fight amongst themselves as well). It's an insane culture caught between an insane theocracy devoted to a demanding goddess, and a fickle and avaricious aristocracy.
The Drow live in the Underdark, a vast subterranean environment beneath the surface of the world. The Underdark is a series of caves and caverns, tunnels and vaults, which are poorly explored by surface folk, intermittently settled by natives, and home to all manner of strange and exotic creatures. The majority of Drow settlements are in the Middledark, the region of the Underdark 3-10 miles beneath the surface. The lower one goes in the Underdark, the more dangerous and alien things to get, with the Lowerdark (11+ miles below surface level) being home primarily to Illithids, Aboleths, Beholders, and various other aberrant horrors.
The party at the moment is a trio of Drow cousins from a minor noble house, Alsiif the Demonic Sorceress, Neitar Inthuul the Telepath, and Ryyna Fama the Aristocrat. They've cut ties with their former house and set out on their own as adventurers, hoping to build up the fame, fortune, connections, and holdings needed to start their own house, or, perhaps failing that, at least marry into one of the Great Houses.
For Goddess and Glory!
Race choice is obviously limited to female Drow. At the moment the party could use someone stealthy, so a Ninja would be ideal, but a Rogue may suffice. Something more Fighter-y is also fine. Also Ryyna is an NPC now because Fail left so there's that. Lots of options really :O
We need a good player who won't vanish. The party is open-ended and largely freeform so we need someone who can and will post often, as well. It's like Game of Thrones meets Blackadder meets Rush Limbaugh's paranoid delusions about feminism.
Umbralume is a plane untouched by sunlight for over nine millennia. A plane of endless night ruled by and home to all manner of horrors.
Vampires rule over much of the plane, their Human subjects occupying a role that is a combination and midway point between that of vassal peasants and cattle livestock. Werewolves prey upon Humans by moonlight, both as loners and in packs, oft-times waking the next 'morning' unaware of their activities the past 'night'. The dead are restless in their graves, rising bodily or otherwise to plague the living. The sadistic Drow have long since risen up against their Elven cousins, slaughtering them all and claiming parts of the surface for themselves and their spider goddess; Lolth. All the while the scheming Devils and mortal servants of the Nine Hells plot the subjugation of all in the name of the Enemy, while the vile Demons of the Abyss threaten to corrupt and destroy all; living, dead, and those in-between.
And amidst it all, by moonlight and torchlight, faith and tenacity, luck and skill, the Humans of Umbralume try to do what they have always done - survive. Mobs of pitchfork and torch wielding peasants are aided by experienced and elite crusaders and slayers in their endeavors to keep Humanity from becoming someone's meal and maybe, just maybe, drive the night and all its horrors from Umbralume and live to see a sunrise.
And yet Humanity is assaulted from within as well as without. Necromancers seek to bend the dead to their own nefarious purposes, while mad stitchers and alchemists ply their arcane trades with little care or concern for consequence. Worst of all, there are those who consort willingly with Vampires and Fiends, in hopes of gaining power, pleasure, or perhaps, simply, a small measure of safety.
What a horrible night to have a curse.
Essentially Umbralume is a spooky plane with an aesthetic and tone that's a mashup of Gothic Horror, Gothic Culture/Gothpunk, and Tim Burton-esque aesthetics. Race at the moment is Human only, really. At the moment, the party could really use a Fighter, but a Barbarian or even possibly a Psychic Warrior are possibly acceptable. The party at the moment is Mishkala Trelaozigh, a Drider Assassin, Lucia, a Cleric, and Titian Sanzio, an Alchemist.
Yeah... So apparently Del has backed out. Which means no more Wu Jen lady who's bitchy towards Yuan for C. :/
We need wanna those. On top of more people generally...
Yeah, we still do need members. Come on, people, it's fun! Even if you can't be a panda based on the fursona of a guy who didn't know the difference between China and Japan.
DROWTHREAD REQUIRES EVIL WENCHES FOR DOING EVIL THINGIES.
I mean, we need like, new players, duderinos.
It's like the most free-form thread, were we can decide what to build, where to go, who to harras, who to cannabilise, who to hollow out and make into a spider pinyata for fun, who t- You get the picture. Tis a good thread.
Take dwarf fortress, add some rudimentary evil sexy wench graphics, plus more than a little grimdark glamrock than is probally neccisary, and you have a generalish idea.
A, B, and Longmen also need players still.