System: Pathfinder + some DnD3.5
GM: Myself with outside assistance from Agent Chips, A.K.A. ' Mow'
GM Background: I am a believer of the 'living game' and 'evolving game' Ideas. Meaning that the PC's actions will effect the out come of the story overall. If I have it planned that the the last known heir is to come into power, and the PC's accidentally kill said heir, the game will change dramatically. If a period of time goes by where the game isn't played, than when it starts things will have changed. Simple stuff, I guess, in the end
Setting: Medieval with mix-ins of Steam and Technology.
Plot: In the lands of Firen, the Council of Seven make up the main body of government, with each member being chosen from one of the countries regions. For many years a royal family was in charge but they disappeared seemingly overnight. Shortly their after, the council was put into power and the family erased from history.
All business in the land is handled by or partnered with various guilds. The top seven guilds are adventuring guilds and to be a member of any one means power, respect, and wealth.
During a festival, a Panda, accompanied by a thin, quiet, blue hair, pale women, delivered invitations to a privet party being held in a local tavern that night. Once everyone was in attendance, the Panda explained that they were all being offered the opportunity to form a new guild. The purpose of the guild would be to put the royal families living heir back in power and over through the council.
After many left laughing, throwing mead, and cursing bear kind, those who remained asked, ' Where are we going to set up and what do we need?'
Players: Each player was given the opportunity to create 3 Pc's for the game. That means that I have 24 PC's to deal with and plan for.
I think I'm going to post the PC's in groups of 3, associated with the person actually playing them, but i'll use a code name for them so as to not reveal their real identity.
(Placeholder location for PC bio(s) and/or a link to a sub describing all of them)
Disclaimer: The bio's that are being given are those that are being given to me FROM my PC's. If they dont seem that interesting or well thought out its a lack of creativity on them.
Material: This section I will post links to the things that influenced me for the section of the game or material I'm using from the site and how its being used. Material I know I'm going to be using is as follows: Gems of the Underworld, Painted Minotaur Room, 7 things about Lovecraftian Fiction.
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24 PCs? Wow! This campaign sounds pretty unique.
Two dozens PCs, disappearing royals, and a talking postal panda? This sounds awesome.
Update: I think I'm going to post the PC's in groups of 3, associated with the person actually playing them, but i'll use a code name for them so as to not reveal their real identity.
Protect the identities of the guilty!
'Hey young, we can't play this week.' 'OK.'
--Missing a week of gaming allows a power play by Evil Duke X and an ally is assassinated--
'Welcome back all, here is what you missed last week.'
I have never played in a game where events would continue without gaming. Of course there was a time shift when needed to move things along, but you comment brought out the thought. Is that how you would work it?
Close to that yes actually. Essentually, I would make a list of events, possable or planned by some organisation, and make rolls to see how they play out.
I did this once and ended up killing the campaign boss because he tried to make a Red Dragon his pet. Needless to say the pc's felt the irony was just and that leaving the big red beast to sleep the next 100yrs was a better option than suicidal assult.
Update: Added Group 1 and 2 Pc's to the List.
That is an interesting idea about the campain progressing between sessions, though I assume your game has to have landed at stable points for that to work. I.e. you stop in the middle of a long battle.