Watts
 member, 19 posts
Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 21:13
All Drow game. Set in a Menzoberranzan style city.
I've been getting back into the Drow lately, re-reading books from my teenage years (Dark Elf Trilogy, War of the Spider Queen). I have played Freeform Drow House games back in the past, along with a couple of D&D campaigns that had the Drow in them.

This is a game I would DM. I don't exactly want to do a Drow Noble House game. I always wanted to have a rebellion from within story where Drow characters who are fed up with their society begin to subvert it within. I definitely don't want Drizzt style characters, more like bloody revolutionaries. Still on the dark end of the alignment spectrum, but completely fed up with the strict, unyielding societal structures of their people. Both men and women. This is especially necessary, because in a traditional Drow setting I don't think men could change much on their own without support from women who are the ones with political power, at least without destroying an entire city (like what happened in War of the Spider Queen).

I am taking a lot of inspiration from The Spire (https://rowanrookanddecard.com/spire-rpg/), which I found recently. I would love to run a game like that, but I don't think it would work well on a post by post basis, and that's all I got time for. Instead I would rather use freeform for drama and D&D for combat.

I want the setting to be outside of Forgotten Realms, so I can flex my setting creation muscle (also don't wanna really deal with the 4th-5th Edition lore). It will be heavily inspired by Forgotten Realm's Drow though. I would keep the Gods for instance, but things like the surface wouldn't matter in the grand scheme of the setting. The Underdark would have enough regions, factions, and races to account for the whole setting. I like the idea that the Spire has with Drow's skin cracking and blistering under the Sun. Not Vampire death, but a massive allergic reaction. So if you guys do go to the surface, it would become like a survival feature where you have to cover all your skin, and wear smoked glass over your eyes. It would be a lowjack supplement setting for sure, but I think we can get by on that as we get it going.

Since it would be an all Drow game, ability points would instead be determined by your character's education/background. Characters would start at 3rd level. I would keep
littlegoth
 member, 24 posts
 Artist
Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 21:26
All Drow game. Set in a Menzoberranzan style city.
Color me intrigued.  Not a hard yes by any means, but vaguely interested.
Studynot
 member, 141 posts
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 00:14
All Drow game. Set in a Menzoberranzan style city.
Love me some drow games. What ruleset?
Watts
 member, 20 posts
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 01:40
All Drow game. Set in a Menzoberranzan style city.
In reply to Studynot (msg # 3):

Thinking 5e, I figured most of the content would be freeform, and the 5e could handle combat/certain social situations. I'm brainstorming backgrounds to help differentiate characters.
kbdevil1a
 member, 165 posts
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 07:08
All Drow game. Set in a Menzoberranzan style city.
I'd definitely be interested in this!
RossN
 member, 331 posts
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 13:57
All Drow game. Set in a Menzoberranzan style city.
This definitely sounds interesting, I'd love to see more on this!
UnseelieLord
 member, 75 posts
 Survival of the fittest.
 We're all gonna die.
Thu 18 Apr 2019
at 22:57
All Drow game. Set in a Menzoberranzan style city.
If it were entirely freeform, I'd be fully on board.
Gray-Exile43
 member, 379 posts
Fri 19 Apr 2019
at 04:36
All Drow game. Set in a Menzoberranzan style city.
I like the idea of a roleplay strong game. Having a bit of dice to help with combat so Crits and Fumbles can happen would be a fun little spice.

I would like to throw my name into the hat if and when this takes off.