The weather is bad, I'm bored and on sort of on a forced vacation, so this is my suggestion, to an "Interactive Roleplaying Coop Super Awesome Remote
Fiction Story" From here on known as IRCSARFS, also the name of the Agency "International, Remote-Caretaking-Sourcerers And Realists For Salvation"
I'll tell you how i imagine it should work (open for suggestions) in the following order
1. The world
2. the system (dice, etc)
3. how to create your character
4. The introduction (as example, I'll introduce mine)
1. Earth, December 2020
The great war is over now, for almost two years. It didn't last long, but it had been more destructive than all the hundreds of years of war before
combined. People thought "they" wouldn't use nukes or H-bombs, but they did. Ruins and clean-dried bones covered in thick, sticky layers of dust is
all that's left from the formerly so glorious human civilisation.
In order to use every possible advantage to destroy their enemies entirely, all four sides had even used magic, playing with ancient forces and rites,
which better should have remained untouched from these impure souls. Since "they" didn't know what they were plaing with the outcome was equally
chaotic. An arcane mishap, they called it, when suddenly all hell broke loose. Some machines started to act on their own, as if they had been given
the present of live and free will. Weird creatures surfaced from all possible and impossible places, as if the realms of Phantasy have merged with
those of Reality.
To make things even worse stories circle through the last few remaining means of communication, humanity is clinging to, that there are Alien forces
using the weakness, or lack of all gouvernment and organisation, to round up every settlement they can find and take them of to "somewhere". Some
think they are helping, others say they are cruel and vicious.
2. the system
For simplicity a lot of this will be like the Arkham Horror rules, mostly D6 and:
You will get 10 points of Stamina/Sanity, you can split however you like, f.e.: Stamina8/2Sanity, or 5/5, or 4/6, etc.
If you reach 0 Stamina, you die, meaning you're entirely dead. If you reach 0 Sanity, you might as well kill your character, because nobody will
believe him/her anymore, no matter what you say.
However you have almost unlimited moving points, if you find an explanation, that is sound. Talk your way through, explain it to me and if
I/(hopefully) the group buys it and finds no logical mistakes, you can get away with everything.
Besides that you get helpfull items, f.e.: my Laptop has an inbuilt AI, giving me infinite Lore. You could have a little brain in a glass as a lucky
helper and get 20 extra dice once per encounter. Or whatever you want, maybe I'll make tiny corrections, but in general feel free to make up whatever
you feel could be usefull.
For every Check, you get at least one dice, 4,5,6 is a hit 1,2,3 a miss, i will role here:
with the according number of D6's to your ability and snip and upload it for everyone to
see. Since ability=0=1d6, ability=1=2d6 and so on.
3. How to create your character
This will be Level based, naturely everybody, but me starts on Level 1. On Level 1 the total sum of your abilties has to be 0.
Warrior - / + Scholars
Speed from -6, to 0 / 0, to +6 Awareness
Luck / Lore
toughness / creativity
Craft / Logic
attractiveness / charm
Regeneration / Faith
For example, my character has
Stamina 3/ Sanity 7
My special item is my Laptop, with AI, giving me infinite dice on Lorechecks. Also I am head of "the Agency", but on Level 1, you cant have mignons,
or companions, or servants, yet. There is no money anymore, so if you want to find something you will have to look for it, build it yourself, or win
it in a battle.
4. The introduction
Make sure your character introduction includes, (besides telling a nice story):
- your name
- personal item
I am Sarah Sawazhi, currently living in Hawaii, after my husband, an unknown, but very important banker died, I took all my remaining ressources and
contacts and built the Agency. I am an ordinary human female, already 56 years old, I look younger, a classy tall blonde, but all the responsibility
is starting to show. I fight almost as much time per day against the chaos devouring Earth like against my crinkles. I am an absolute leader, after I
was merely arm candy for so many years, I am concentrating as much power on my self as possible. And i enjoy it. That's all you need to know, about
If you wrote and posted your introduction, please also answer the following scenario:
A courier from the Agency has found you, allthough this seems almost impossible they seem to know where and who you are. The dust-covered half
motorcycle half Android messenger says to you:
"This is a letter, from the Agency, if you accept it, I also have this box for you. But you need to sign here first."
The display he shows you is almost entirely blank. You see only a black line with the words "irredeemable bond" in small print beneath it. But also
the big full-metal box glooming in the sun behind him. What do you do?
edit on 2-4-2015 by Peeple because: oopsy