Campaign Title: Falling Leaves
System: Ars Magica, 5th Ed.
of Players: Minimum 3, Maximim 6 or 7
Deadline: End of September, 2009 to express interest in joining, or until the game fills up, whichever comes first. Once we have a group, well discuss when we want to start "active playing" because chargen may take some time.
Starting Level: HIGH. I'm tired of the Spring Covenants. Let's play in the mid autumn. Magi are at least Gauntlet +40 years and may be up to Gauntlet +60.
Advancement Rules: Once we have a group, I'll ask everyone to prepare detailed chargen's, 5 years at a time for approval. Magi will begin as apprentices between age 8-17. Hermetic age as listed above. My first thought is to limit Hermetic age to G+40+ a stress die, so there is some variation in the magi. Companions/grogs may be of any level/age etc. Mythic Companions will be adjudges on a case-by-case basis.
Combat Rules: Subject to later group decision (this is my first PbP) standard combat will apply, but will probably be uncommon.
Dice-Rolling Rules: InvisibleCastle or I will roll all dice; group's choice.
Special Rules: For now all supplements are in, but I don't have ROP:M or ROP:F so I may ask the group to hold off on those for a paycheck or two.
Posting Rate: I'll be available daily. I'd like three posts per week for "stories," but we can discuss this with the group.
Absences: Story write-out ("Sorry sodales, I'm in my lab for the next 6 years. Have fun storming the castle!") or NPC by me.
Writing Expectations: As creative as you want to be. I tend to vary between fairly matter of fact terseness and overblown flowery-ness, but I'll strive for a solid "interesting."
Text Formatting: We'll discuss amongst the group. My thought is one color for IC, one for OCC and others to denote languge.
Plot- or Character-Driven: Character driven with one or two major arc that I have in mind that will flow along the background and require some attention. But there will be more than enough time for player initiate stories.
Focus: Great Powers, so social/political and the occasional epic challange.
Character Types: i'd like to see social/politcal maneuvering, intrigue, deception, backstabbing, tortured interpretations of the Code, etc... but no type is "off-limits"
Campaign Description: The magi are the top wizards at an old and established Autumn Covenant. As thier esoteric research and political machinations proceed, they will be faced with challanges that could change, forever, the face of the Order and spell damnation for themselves. For when powers such as these are moved to action, the pillars of the world shake.
So that's it. I'm new to PbP, but I'm yearing for some ArM action. Anyone interested?