I am afraid I do little playing, due to lack of someone to play WITH, just thought I would suggest the idea. It would indeed be novel to play the comparatively "Baddie" side of a game, as PCs are used to being "Heroes"; which of course they still would be from their point of view, but not from that of the current "Powers that Be"! It could also make for a novel assortment of characters, for instance a Paladin, who might have trouble adjusting to the idea he is not a well respected Mister Wonderful after all, and might find himself allied with the hitherto despised Rogue who has "contacts" and could be the means of finding our fugitives somewhere to hide and a means of travel, documents or the like? Even aboard a smuggling or Pirate vessel? A Wizard might find himself up against a highlevel Evil Cleric or Shaman on the opposing side, or vice versa; while a Druid might find his Neutrality severely tested! I will try to copy this into the flesh it out section, as that is where Moonhunter has put it; he's right I think.