gladiusdei
 member, 628 posts
Wed 14 Feb 2018
at 05:43
IC- Freeform game based on semi-fantasy Scotland/Northern Eu
I had an idea to run a freeform game centered on a kingdom in a realm very similar to early medieval Scotland. Think a land like the one depicted in Brave.  It would center on one particular kingdom, but have several clans that live nearby, as well as foreigners.  I was considering having the other main human group be basically Norsemen, who trade with and raid the surrounding lands.

I was also considering having demihuman races, but basing them a bit more on celtic/norse myth than classic fantasy.  Have dwarves be more classic fantasy but live in the mountains in the north in small, fortified communities.  The elves and gnomes and other fae races be more like the alfar or Sidhe, and then have the existence of things like trolls, dragons, and other creatures be a possibility.

the game would also allow a level of magic, but it would be pretty rare in the setting, so those who have it would be viewed with suspicion, or given quite a bit of responsibility.

Or, if there was more interest, it could be a more realistic setting with less fantasy elements.

I was also wondering if people that are interested in this sort of game would be interested in one with a more direct story to play through, or a bit more free sandbox style, with players experiencing daily life while background plots develop and they can come to play.

This message was last edited by the user at 05:52, Wed 14 Feb.

dlantoub
 member, 243 posts
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Wed 14 Feb 2018
at 09:07
IC- Freeform game based on semi-fantasy Scotland/Northern Eu
Sounds very interesting. I'm certainly intrigued.

EDIT: I never answered the question. I tend to like to work towards goals, but if there is a general direction and "fill in the blanks" along the way, that's good too.

This message was last edited by the user at 21:50, Wed 14 Feb.

CaesarCV
 member, 288 posts
Wed 14 Feb 2018
at 10:23
IC- Freeform game based on semi-fantasy Scotland/Northern Eu
Sounds like it could be a blast!
Togashi Kenshin
 member, 58 posts
Thu 15 Feb 2018
at 20:33
IC- Freeform game based on semi-fantasy Scotland/Northern Eu
I am game as well for this setting.
Ramidel
 member, 1355 posts
 Err on the side
 of awesome.
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 07:06
IC- Freeform game based on semi-fantasy Scotland/Northern Eu
Somewhat interested, particularly in a sandboxy version.

Regarding demihumans, I'd rather have something more like the mix of human nations found in 800s Scotland.
gladiusdei
 member, 635 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 07:18
IC- Freeform game based on semi-fantasy Scotland/Northern Eu
I'm not sure what you mean by that.  Are you saying you'd prefer a less fantastic setting, or having the demi-humans be the other nations?
Ramidel
 member, 1356 posts
 Err on the side
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Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 08:32
IC- Freeform game based on semi-fantasy Scotland/Northern Eu
The former, with regard to demihumans specifically. I think that divided human nations work better for the setting than a mix of D&D races.
gladiusdei
 member, 636 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 14:56
IC- Freeform game based on semi-fantasy Scotland/Northern Eu
I guess I sort of see that making sense, but there wouldn't be a lot of nations, so to speak.  Mostly just a few clans, and then northmen.  There really wouldn't be a lot of outsiders.

I guess I was trying to figure out ways to diversify it a bit.
kbdevil1a
 member, 102 posts
Mon 19 Feb 2018
at 20:55
IC- Freeform game based on semi-fantasy Scotland/Northern Eu
I’d be very interested!

In terms of supernatural races, perhaps have those races exist as NPCs, but perhaps some PCs could access certain supernatural abilities because they are “touched” by those races in some way (descended from a pairing of a human and another race, raised by another race, imbued with power, etc)?
CaesarCV
 member, 289 posts
Mon 19 Feb 2018
at 20:57
IC- Freeform game based on semi-fantasy Scotland/Northern Eu
That could be a pretty sweet compromise.
gladiusdei
 member, 645 posts
Mon 26 Feb 2018
at 21:31
IC- Freeform game based on semi-fantasy Scotland/Northern Eu
I have created the game.  Anyone interested please come read the info and apply if you want.

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