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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:43 pm    Post subject: Looking for Interest in a Medieval Sub-Forum  Reply with quote

Hey, I just joined up from GitP, so most of you probably don't know me.
Anyways, I was discussing in the invitation thread there whether anyone here would be interested in another Town-world like the modern one. it would be a medieval setting, but magic-free.

Basically, it'd be like the Middle Ages, except there would still be races such as elves, dwarves, etc, just no magic. I'm just wondering if anyone else would be interested in this, I barely had the idea a few hours ago anyways.

Post any questions/comments or just plain "Yes's" here. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So would we use all the standard medieval hierarchy? (IE, social systems about knights and serfs and how witches- though they won't be real- should be burned and all that jazz?)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, the only constant idea I had was the no magic.

After that, I'd like to put it together as a group effort with all the people who would be interested. By no means would it necessarily be feudal, although I envision it as at least somewhat that.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would it be a "magic was drained from the world" or "it never existed" setting?


And that would make death even more permanent than in The Hamlet....
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably that it never existed. And although it should be much harder to die, I'm sure we can figure out some way for dead characters to come back, even if it is a bit of a Deus Ex.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should have clarified that; I'm not against enforcing a more permanent death. It might seem a bit wonky to add that onto a non-magical setting.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, sounds interesting...In fact, I quite like the idea.

Providing, of course, that deaths do still happen. Yes, deaths would be a bit more permanent in this kind of setting, andI kind of like that idea, but isn't there a danger of nobody ever dying? Some players might be a little, uh, relluctant to let their characters die if there was practically no chance of them ever coming back...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try:

Reincarnation.

Ok, so your character dies.
Why not bring him back as something else?

That's all I can think of.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I, personally, don't have much of a problem with it, but some people, understandably might. Reincarnation isn't that much different from just creating a new character from scratch...

Except you could always have some sort of plot about them learning of their past lives.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh, I don't care. I have so many character ideas that having an excuse to make someone die (and having no one be able to rez them!) would probably be a blessing...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basically, if we get the interest, we can work this out all in the creation stages.

If we don't, well, it's a moot point now, isn't it? Wink

When you think about it, though, the only thing that will kill you is a stab to the head/heart. Combine that with the fact that medieval armor does a remarkably good job of deflecting most kinds of weapons, and it should be very difficult to die.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And that begs another question.

Is this a generic European Medieval setting, or is is specifically British or French or Spanish or Italian or what-have-you? In other words, will this be like The Town with a "fill in the blank" style area or a bit more orderly in what the setting is?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again, that would be something to work out in the planning stages with the rest of the interested members.

I would imagine it to be "generic" medieval, although the addition of other races and the inevitable changes to the culture will no doubt spice it up.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And perhaps kings and queens and knights and lords for their governmental system? Town never really did have any true royalty. Wonder what that'd be like.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A fantastic idea.

I volunteer my services for the dashing Cyrano-de-Bergerac-style Captain of the King's Royal Guard/Musketeers/whatever. Alternatively, the evil, scheming cardinal.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright! Smile

I had the vague idea of creating the background, and then setting the RP itself in a massive city, the capital of the state. That way, you can still go other places, but you have endless opportunity to do whatever you want in the city itself.

I envision the nation as such.
Humans are dominant. Nation is 65% Human.

15% Dwarf, they allied with the humans after nearly being wiped out. Most are concentrated in their underground cities.

5% Elves- I'm sick of the typical "goody-goody" Elves. I envision these Elves as being cruel and somewhat sadistic. They were nearly wiped out by the humans, and were conquered. They now have massive amounts of discontent simmering towards the humans. Good plot stuff here.

10% Gnomes- Gnomes live in the human cities. Besides that, I got nothing.

5% Lizardmen- The Lizardmen have their own nation to the south, but they intermingle with the main nation and some even live there.


Any other races you guys would like to see here?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elves would include Drow right?

Maybe you have the drow and elves fighting their own wars, yet both fighting against the humans.

Hmmm...If I were able to keep a character and rp going for longer than a few hours, I'd volunteer my services as the evil drow advisor to the royalty.

Actually, I will anyway.

Evil Drow Advisor anyone? Plot hooks much?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, interesting, humans as the dominant race...I'm tempted to create the classic evil Black Knight character...Then make him an elf sympathiser, in other words, a human trying to help the elves.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is just all ideas, though. I'd really like to put it together as a collaboration with anyone interested.

So post any ideas you have here.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to venture this hesitantly, but I think it could open up some interesting roleplay...

Very defined racism (or species-ism?) and sexism.

If humans are predominate, and it is in a more historical medieval setting, then both of them would be logical.
I'll very much understand if people don't want to touch those topics, but I think it could be a fun change from "oh, you're a big crazy demon who might suck out my soul, come have a drink with me."
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno, I'd go along with that. It would be an interesting change of pace.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sexism is an inherent thing in all medieval settings I mean, take a look at chivalry if you're not sure!

I think specieism is more proper in that case, xenophobia also works, but might be too tied with scifi to work well as a description of it.


Personally I'm fine with any defined racism, sexism, classism, what have you. As long as we can do it responsibly and effectively, not just tossing them out there gratuitously.

But I think we can all agree to that, so it stands as an interesting suggestion. Then of course, we'd have to decide on the slurs. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wholeheartedly support this idea. Would it be possible to roleplay rival kingdoms?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be up for it. A misguided Human knight with sympathy for lesser races and a sense of chivalry that borders on major sexism.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good, in fact, and Sophistemon's question is mine as well, kingdom politics would be an interesting thing to roleplay.


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