Because I’ve been missing tabletop RPGs for years now, I have decided to attempt to run something akin to it here in SL. This will be something of a stumbling experiment to find out what works and what doesn’t, but I welcome your input, comments, and participation!
This will occur on Wednesday evenings, 7pm SL time.
The players will likely sit about at the observatory, and role play via chat, no dressing up required. :)
Mechanics will be minimal, focus will be on storytelling. *General* inspiration and setting will be coming from the Castle Falkenstein RPG. No knowlege of the mechanics or setting of the RPG is needed to participate.
Interested? Read on. Otherwise, now’s your chance to run. :P
Setting: Steampunk, 1870s-1890s. Very Babbage-ish. The Fey exist, but due to an agreement known as the Compact, they generally avoid crossing the “Veil”, the border between the faerie lands and the mundane world.The exception is dwarves, who are not exactly common, but live in the mundane world. Magic exists, but is not fast, and not reliable.
There will be a set of character archetypes that will be fleshed out by the players who take them up.
1: Bavarian Calvaryman – action character: Swords and horses
2: Bavarian Student Magician – knowledge character: Magic and general knowledge
3: Texan Secret Agent – action character: Guns and wilderness
4: Dwarf Watchmaker – knowledge character: Mechanics and Fey
5: Bavarian Princess – social character: Contacts and Money
Ideally, we’d have the same people playing the same characters every week, but that’s likely to be impossible, so there will be the need for alternates to turn up and take an empty seat. There will be a summary posted after each session, or at least a transcript if nothing else, in hopes of keeping alternates up-to-date.
Interested? Drop me a notecard in world. Put “Falkenstein” in the title, so I can find it. Or post to this thread.