QUOTE (Sparrowsmith @ Aug 31 2011, 08:02 AM)
I think the barbaric age could take place after Dark Sands.
My idea was that this fourth race (who depending on the outcome of this RP might not exist at the end, it is time travel based after all) worships a very real 'Faceless One' who is possibly existent in the future, but very real in the past.
I don't want to give away much, but the Faceless One made a kind of wager with the gods, and he has been given three rules that he must follow. He is physically incapable of breaking any of these rules, but so long as he follows them he has powers unimaginable. The gods themselves turned their back on the world with the happening of some great tragedy (Dark Sands).
The Faceless One is a final bargaining chip. If he can prove that mortal lives are not worthy of existence, then the gods will not protect those mortals. If he cannot prove this, then the gods will return.
That's revealing more than I wanted to.
The barbaric age is simply a time during a great fall of technology and magic, where corruption is rampant and civilizations have fallen apart due to lack of guidance from the gods and their own evil actions, and only one figure remains as a myth/saviour. The Deity known as the Faceless One, who can grant any desire - for a small price.
I think I outlined a nice little plot here (or introduction) and I have much more. The problem is that revealing all of the plot would make the RP kind of dull and forced. I think it'd work better if the game is freestyle. It starts with a plot, but then the GM has to improvise a plot based on what the characters do. If anyone else wants to do it, sweet. If no one else does then I'll take this one (it'd be an honour) unless of course someone else has another plot?
I think it'd ruin if we openly edited the plot before playing the RP.
However, I purposefully didn't name the 'fourth race' or describe their culture (other than natural magic, a single founder, and the faceless one for a god) because I was hoping you guys
could do that.
The name of the place we arrive? You guys can decide.
What it looks like? You guys can decide.
What the monsters look like? You guys can decide.
Any tribes that exist? You guys.
Any threats, dangers, safe places, current affairs? You guys.
I've made a basic little plot, with a few twists here and there, but (much like the original Alsta) I'm going to keep the good stuff secret.
Of course, I'm more than open to other ideas. I've only ever run one RP and sadly the activity died down *cries viciously*