Aleph Null
 member, 23 posts
 I have my PhD
 In Wumbology
Wed 27 Nov 2019
at 21:01
I had a wacky idea
Take a D&D or Pathfinder living world concept but remove the cumbersome restrictions of character creation. If you can dream it, you can be it. The catch: rule of logic; if you can't justify your character doing a particular thing, then your character's not doing that thing. For example, you can have your dragon PC, but you're not very likely to be adventuring with a group of level 1 newbies, because why would a mighty dragon stoop to that level? On the other hand, said dragon might very well team up with very powerful forces of good (metallic dragon) or evil (chromatic dragon) in order to accomplish epic feats.

Such a game would require several gamemasters, as well as a decent number of players (of course people can always play more than one character). It's also likely that PvP will occur, and people will probably need to be ok with character death.

More details if anyone actually decides this sounds like a halfway decent idea.
ShadoPrism
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Thu 28 Nov 2019
at 13:19
I had a wacky idea
Actually a level 1 Group of dragon PCs would work (Council of Wyrms setting - a 2cd edition varient covers that kind of thing).
Though it could be a very Young dragon to. Just out of the nest and looking for treasure or a good time or what have you.
Could see an adventuresome fay type riding said dragon as they look for adventure to. All kinds of possiblilities and fun romps with such things in play.
Aleph Null
 member, 24 posts
 I have my PhD
 In Wumbology
Thu 28 Nov 2019
at 17:20
I had a wacky idea
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 2):

While this is completely different from what I had in mind it also sounds like a separately very fun idea
DavidVC
 member, 91 posts
 aka DJ ThAC0
 Playing Since Moldvay
Fri 29 Nov 2019
at 14:28
I had a wacky idea
I was in a DCC game like this once, where all the humans and demihumans vanished from the world and the humanoids and monsters took their place. I played a goblin scavenger and his iron golem companion (think the BD's from Bioshock) as well as a disgraced hobgoblin horseman.
Aleph Null
 member, 25 posts
 I have my PhD
 In Wumbology
Fri 29 Nov 2019
at 15:50
I had a wacky idea
In reply to DavidVC (msg # 4):

Oho, that's cool too...

More wacky ideas coming in lol, like it
ShadoPrism
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Fri 29 Nov 2019
at 18:51
I had a wacky idea
In reply to Aleph Null (msg # 5):

2 words
Faerie Dragons

3 words (2 words)
Faerie Dragon Cavaliery (faery riders)
engine
 member, 751 posts
 There's a brain alright
 but it's made out of meat
Fri 29 Nov 2019
at 22:34
Re: I had a wacky idea
Aleph Null:
Take a D&D or Pathfinder living world concept but remove the cumbersome restrictions of character creation. If you can dream it, you can be it. The catch: rule of logic; if you can't justify your character doing a particular thing, then your character's not doing that thing.

The problem with this is that when it comes to a fantastical fictional setting the "rule of logic" has a lot less to do with "logic" than it does with "preference."

That's why the "rule of cool" seems like a more common and generally more workable approach.

Aleph Null:
For example, you can have your dragon PC, but you're not very likely to be adventuring with a group of level 1 newbies, because why would a mighty dragon stoop to that level? On the other hand, said dragon might very well team up with very powerful forces of good (metallic dragon) or evil (chromatic dragon) in order to accomplish epic feats.

Okay, but:

ShadoPrism:
Actually a level 1 Group of dragon PCs would work (Council of Wyrms setting - a 2cd edition varient covers that kind of thing).
Though it could be a very Young dragon to. Just out of the nest and looking for treasure or a good time or what have you.
Could see an adventuresome fay type riding said dragon as they look for adventure to. All kinds of possiblilities and fun romps with such things in play.

As ShadoPrism demonstrates, it's quite easy to justify what might seem like a very "illogical" idea to someone else.

What you're proposing can still work, but everyone would have to be honest and upfront about their preferences ("No really powerful characters, please," seems like a reasonable request, though still less straightforward than you might think) and everyone would have to make a reasonable effort to find ways someone's idea could work instead of reason why it can't work. A "Yes, and..." approach would be advisable.

Good luck!
Aleph Null
 member, 26 posts
 I have my PhD
 In Wumbology
Sat 30 Nov 2019
at 00:04
Re: I had a wacky idea
In reply to engine (msg # 7):

That "yes, and..." approach was a thing I was also considering. That said I've found myself betwixt a few interesting choices now.

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 04:15, Sat 30 Nov 2019.

Kyndig
 member, 31 posts
Tue 17 Dec 2019
at 21:17
I had a wacky idea
In reply to DavidVC (msg # 4):

quote:
I was in a DCC game like this once, where all the humans and demihumans vanished from the world and the humanoids and monsters took their place. I played a goblin scavenger and his iron golem companion (think the BD's from Bioshock) as well as a disgraced hobgoblin horseman.


This is a great great idea.  A flipped world, where the majority humanoids were gob/hobgob/gnoll/etc, and the filthy humans scratched in the broken hills and made life difficult for the decent goblins of the world.
DavidVC
 member, 95 posts
 aka DJ ThAC0
 Playing Since Moldvay
Tue 17 Dec 2019
at 22:02
I had a wacky idea
In reply to Kyndig (msg # 9):


...and the humans are searching for an artifact to reverse history and make THEM the dominant species.