Andhaira
 member, 503 posts
Sat 3 Mar 2018
at 10:27
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
Checking to see if there would be any interest in a game of The Dark Eye RPG (Fifth Edition-English Version). If I run it I would take a maximum of 5 PCs and run a combination of official modules in conjunction with my own adventure. All released official supplements such as the Compendium and Warring Kingdoms would be allowed. Posting rate would be 1/day, 5 days/week, and the game will require involved roleplay. A copy of the rules will also be required, though prior experience is not.

For those not in the know The Dark Eye 5e is the latest edition of Germany's most popular RPG and earlier editions were used to power such classic PC games as the Realms of Arkania Series, Drakensang, & Blackguards. The most current edition was released a few years back in Germany in German and subsequently also translated & released in English. The game world/setting is low powered medieval fantasy and the rules reflect this; magical items are extremely rare and characters must make do with their own training's and abilities.

The game thus has a large skill & professions list allowing many types of characters, from warriors, knights, ladies in waiting, burglars, pastry chefs, farmers, wizards, hunters and many more. Character generation is done via points rather than classes, with professions used as suggestions/recommendations. However if I do run this game I will require professions to be mandatory to provide structure, but of-course you will still have plenty of points left over to customize characters.

There is also a free quickstart available there to tell you the basics of the rules.

Note: This is only an interest check for now, to see if there is a player base here.

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Yaztromo
 member, 145 posts
Sat 3 Mar 2018
at 13:59
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
Will the quickstart be sufficient to play?
jdtucker
 member, 45 posts
Sat 3 Mar 2018
at 21:36
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
I am interested in playing and have all the PDFs from the kickstarter.  I also have not read the modules.  I am not very familar with the earlier 20 year game history and I have an Excel jig to make character creation easier.

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Kessa
 member, 544 posts
 Dark Army:
 Out to Lunch
Sun 4 Mar 2018
at 08:34
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
I have some interest in this. I have all the kickstarter materials. I'd like to potentially GM it at some point, so playing in the system would greatly help with familiarizing myself with it.
csroy
 member, 122 posts
Sun 4 Mar 2018
at 15:22
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
I just received the book, wouldn't mind trying the system.
TCArknight
 member, 58 posts
Sun 4 Mar 2018
at 18:13
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
Yep, interested. :)
RodF
 member, 2 posts
Thu 8 Mar 2018
at 04:09
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
I would be interested in this game.  I have the book and materials from the Kickstarter effort and would love to learn this system with others doing the same.

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Denalor
 member, 103 posts
Thu 8 Mar 2018
at 06:06
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
Definitely interested.
Have the German version of the core book as pdf only
LunarKitty
 member, 362 posts
Sat 10 Mar 2018
at 01:37
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
The question isn't if there's interest, the actual question is are you committed and can accommodate everyone interested?
Andhaira
 member, 505 posts
Sat 10 Mar 2018
at 18:37
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
Seems there is interest enough, along with most people showing interest having the rules. :)

The quickstart would be enough to play, however the quickstart does not contain rules for character generation, so anyone with only the quickstart would have to go with one of the pre-made characters there.

German version would be fine as long as you can communicate well in english.

Would people be comfortable with a player posting rate of 1/day; 5 days/week (these days can include weekends)? My own posting rate would be around 3-4/week, but the aforementioned player posting rate would allow for more Player to Player roleplay and keep the game healthy.

Note I'm not a setting scholar by any means and don't expect anyone to be, but I will try to remain as true to the Aventurian setting as possible and expect that from players. I may also make any changes where I feel the need though, but they likely won't be drastic.

Also I won't be using maps. Theater of the mind only.

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jdtucker
 member, 47 posts
Sun 11 Mar 2018
at 04:55
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
I should not have an issue with the posting rate but I won't post out of order in combat.  I'm more a post every other day guy but I'll step it up a bit.

When you say you want to stay as true to the Aventurian setting as possible are we talking about the different social class restrictions?  Swords and more sophisticated weapons restricted to knights?  Wizards and Priests having their own court system?  Al'Gebra limited to "Arabic" type cultures and areas bordering them?  Are we limiting characters to a set subgroup of backgrounds or limited Geographic area?
Yaztromo
 member, 150 posts
Sun 11 Mar 2018
at 16:00
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
I can post every day (that is my usual rate), I can slow down to every other day, but slower than that becomes too slow for me and I ose focus.
Kessa
 member, 545 posts
 Dark Army:
 Out to Lunch
Sun 11 Mar 2018
at 23:57
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
I can plan do 1 post per day, definitely one every other day. My only caveat is that I have a lot going on in the next two weeks with a lot of appointments and company, etc., so I might lag a tad in the beginning if we were to start up during that time frame.
csroy
 member, 123 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 18:43
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
I can manage posting rate of 1/day or 1 per two days
Andhaira
 member, 507 posts
Tue 24 Apr 2018
at 16:14
Interest Check: The Dark Eye
Ok I have set a The Dark Eye game up for any interested/still interested. You will need to follow the RTJ procedure if you wish to apply.

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