coyote_annabis
 member, 2 posts
Sun 16 Jun 2019
at 21:21
Getting Stoned
Mild interest check on a concept that's been bouncing around in the old brainpan for a bit.  A light fantasy game in a hyper-primitive Stone Age setting, where the atlatl is cutting edge technology, and the bow is still on the drawing board.

Players would essentially be more humanlike progenitors of they typical fantasy races, called Clans instead of races.  For example, instead of dwarves, you have the Stonebreaker Clan.  They're a fair bit shorter than everyone else, heavier built and have thicker facial hair, but they're basically humans.

A more extreme example would be Orcs.  They're essentially taller, more muscular humans with darker, slightly greenish skin and bigger teeth.

While everyone would have roughly the same low level of tech, each clan would get one bonus.  Maybe "elves" have figured out simple herbology, "dwarves" have discovered how to make fire instead of having to wait for a forest fire then scavenging a hot ember and keep it going.  Something very minor by today's standards, but significant in a primordial world.

The idea still needs a lot of polishing, but it could be fun with some work.  The plot could be simple in the beginning, i have a few ideas in mind already, and it could evolve as the story continues.

Any thoughts?
Altan
 member, 2 posts
Sun 16 Jun 2019
at 23:08
Getting Stoned
Id be interested depending on the system?

I like the race idea and want to see how that plays out.
TheSithChicken
 member, 2162 posts
Mon 17 Jun 2019
at 07:55
Getting Stoned
Interesting idea. Depending on the system I could be persuaded to play.
kitten198485
 member, 10 posts
Mon 17 Jun 2019
at 08:09
Getting Stoned
Depending on the system it could indeed be interesting, althouhg I thought the normal bow came around before the altalt but thats just me :)
coyote_annabis
 member, 3 posts
Mon 17 Jun 2019
at 20:19
Re: Getting Stoned
kitten198485:
...althouhg I thought the normal bow came around before the altalt but thats just me :)

Eh, the jury is still out on which came first. The general consensus is that they developed at roughly the same time in different places, but now we're  just splitting hairs...

System wise, I was thinking freeform/TotM with some generic rules to keep track of who's who and what they can and can't do.  Of course, if anyone else wants to pick up the idea and run with it in a more structured manner, I certainly wouldn't say anything, but that's the direction I would go.

This message was last edited by the user at 06:37, Tue 18 June.