I’ve seen over the last couple months that there are some new players who are looking to join a pbp saga. So I thought I’d offer up my first attempt at pbp storyguiding. My target tally is a group of 3-4.
For the theme of the saga, I’d like to run one that is heavily influenced by mundane forces. This is mostly to satisfy my inner history geek, because I’ll be drawing on actual events for inspiration, but also for the novelty of it - I’ve never taken part in such a campaign. We won’t be railroading along tracks laid down by true history though. There will be plenty of opportunity to change outcomes and instigate new developments based on the players’ actions. Since the strong historical focus requires self-imposed research on my part, I’d like to choose a region that's already captured my interest: Cumbria. The 1200s are an interesting period in middle Britain, with many things in flux. There is peace and economic stability at the start of the saga, but borders will shift as Scotland becomes Scotland in opposition of the English kings. Soon the region becomes a war zone with individual families rising to and falling from power. The region is also more-or-less a fringe territory of the Order, with just a single, though formidable (and potentially corrupt?), Guernicus to investigate breaches of the Code. The players could capitalize on this situation if they are bold, clever, and opportunistic. The primary goal, however, will be to survive in the chaos to come.
All this isn’t to say that there will be no mythical component to the setting. There most certainly will be, but I will keep that aspect under wraps for now.
Please, let me know if you’re interested or if you have questions.