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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    Vuzzmop's Avatar

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    I'm writing a new game campaign and, having become bored of my own ideas, I look to you to decide the basic themes over which I should develop the story.

    At the end of the week I will count up the votes for each idea. Please place one vote for each aspect of the game world:

    Setting:
    -Dark Ages
    -Savannah-esque desert environment
    -Renaissance age city environment
    -Generic high fantasy
    -Steampunk/ Raygun gothic setting
    -Underdark
    -Aztec inspired semi-tribal setting

    Theme/Tone:
    -Crime/murder/justice
    -Good vs Evil
    -Freedom vs Security
    -More idealistic than usual
    -More cynical than usual
    -War for land/resources
    -Other (please specify)
    -Small scale conflict
    -High stakes, end of the world conflict

    Magic and such:
    -High magic
    -High psionics
    -Low magic/psionics
    -Zero magic/psionics (hard to pull off, but I'll give it a go)

    Thanks in advance to anyone who contributes. For reference, my last two campaigns were an almost steampunk totalitarian regime set in a city environment, and focusing on freedom vs security, and a post-apocalyptic sci-fi setting focusing on survival against the elements. both were somewhat cynical in their portrayal of NPCs and general atmosphere, but I'd like to try new things.
    your opinion means a lot in this case, feel free to PM me with ideas if you have them, and I'll be sure to mention your help to my players.
    Please remember that I'm using 3.5 for this campaign.
    Thanks!

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    Orc in the Playground
     
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    - High Magic / Psionics

    - Renaissance

    - War for Land / Resources / Religious Reasons

    My votes.

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    Dwarf in the Playground
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    Well, I'm gonna go dark ages, with War for land/resources, with low magic.

    But that's just me. ^.^

    Edit: I changed my mind on having a sub-theme.
    Last edited by DarknessLord; 2009-04-10 at 09:29 PM.

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    Halfling in the Playground
     
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    My votes!
    -Savannah-esque desert environment
    -War for land/resources
    -Low psionics
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    Troll in the Playground
     
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    Setting:
    -Steampunk/ Raygun gothic setting

    Theme/Tone:
    -Freedom vs Security

    Magic and such:
    -High psionics

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    Ogre in the Playground
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    Default Re: Decisions, decisions

    -Renaissance age city environment

    -More idealistic than usual

    -Zero magic/psionics

    :3

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    Bugbear in the Playground
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    Nothing like some random generation, so:

    Renaissance
    Good vs. Evil
    Zero Magic
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    Barbarian in the Playground
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    Default Re: Decisions, decisions

    Setting:
    -Aztec inspired semi-tribal setting

    Theme/Tone:
    -High stakes, end of the world conflict

    Magic and such:
    -Low psionics

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    Titan in the Playground
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    Default Re: Decisions, decisions

    If you think you can successfully pull of gritty dark age factionalism, barbaric tribes, and lore of a recently fallen empire

    dark ages
    more cynical than usual
    no magic/psionic

    May cause your players to think though. My current group loves it. Though my old one just liked to bash doors down and kill things.

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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
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    Okay, we're one day from the final tally, but here's the apparent direction so far:

    A renaissance themed setting, with war for land/resources/imperialism as the major theme.
    The level of magic is yet to be decided, I'm not sure that my current group would handle zero magic well, and it's a tie between that and high magic/psionics. We'll see by the end of the day.

    Thanks to everyone who's voted so far. you're suggestions are much appreciated. Keep voting guys!

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    Pixie in the Playground
     
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    I don't know if it's too late for me to vote, but I'd say:

    Setting: Renaissance
    Theme: End of the world conflict
    Magic etc.: High magic AND psionics!
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    Ettin in the Playground
     
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    Dark Ages

    Freedom vs Security

    Low magic/psionics
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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
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    Thanks guys! Okay, the final tally looks like:
    Renaissance
    High magic/Psionics
    War for land/resources/imperealism.

    Rapiers and zeppelins and cannons. Oh my!

    I'm going to have fun with this. Thank you all very much for the help. The next campaign I run will probably be the aztec themed setting. that one sounds interesting. "ponders". "Strokes invisible beard."

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