Campaign Title : The Heir of Laimunt Valley
System : Ars Magica 5th Edition
Number of Players : 4 to 7 players willing to act as Beta SG for a troupe-style saga
Posting Rate : At least 2 substantial posts per week, more when you are running a story
Plot- or Character-Driven : Mostly character-driven, with some occasional plot-driven stories.
Focus : To be determined by the troupe
Character Types : At this time, I do not want to see character concepts. This should be discussed as a troupe so that each character can have stories generated by several
Saga Concept : Ars Magica's troupe-style play is a challenge, but it gives everyone a chance to play. In this saga, each of the players would run stories for each others, while I would provide the overall setting and an occasional story.
The troupe will decide how to build the saga (starting level, advancement rules, sourcebooks used, frenquency and duration of stories, etc.) and the broad strokes of the covenant (aura, vis, library, buildings, etc.) I already have some ideas about the covenant, but that's all they are at this point – ideas.
Before any magus character concept is accepted, there will need to be at least 2 other players who will state their willingness to run stories for that concept.
Campaign Description : After an old and powerful magus passes into Twilight, his substancial inheritance pass to his filii. Along with the usual enchantments, books, lab notes and an important amount of raw vis, he also leaves behind ownership a secondary sanctum with several registered vis sources. As part of his Hermetic will, he stated that to be allowed to gain access to the resources of his secondary sanctum, a covenant would need to be established there and that only a magus of his lineage could head this covenant.
The problem is that this sanctum is located in a valley located near Basel, at the crossroads between the Tribunals of the Rhine, Normandy and Greater Alps. The potential for conflict is great, as these Tribunals have sharply different rules governing covenants, with each Tribunal able to lay some claim to this territory and its vis sources.
Instead of letting one of them take direct control of the site, which would mean that they would need to leave their own covenant, the heirs decide to send the unsettled filius of one of them as head of the covenant. This magus is of course too young to defend and manage this inheritance by himself, so a number of magi are approached to join the covenant.
(Note that the young magus who heads of the covenant will be my character. The precise character concept is yet undecided but will be discussed with the troupe like any other character.)