Hello all! Recently I was hit with one of those rare bolts of inspiration that leads to a feeling of "I should do this thing" rather than "it'd sure be cool if I could do this thing". So, I'm doing this thing.
Basically unless outside circumstances prevent it from this point onward I am going to be hosting a forum based RPG. This is a part of a project I've been working on for quite some time and never had any way of doing so til now, which is a tabletop-like game series/setting called Secret of the Shadows.
This topic will feature rules and announcements as well as answering questions related to the game.
I have four confirmed players for this first run and that is enough for the first scenario so unless someone drops out we won't be recruiting any more players until this scenario is complete.
I'm aiming to get the game started relatively soon, within a few days at most.
Now then, on to the game specifics. Please keep in mind that it's essentially an eternal work in progress, so they could change at any time! That said they'll generally stay as-is per scenario unless an issue is found that prevents all progress.
The actual way of playing is fairly simple - I present a scenario and the players will collectively post their responses, including anything they wish to have their characters say or do.
Battles will have round-by-round status updates for all combatants, enemy and ally alike. A round is concluded when all players post their chosen actions. As to the basics themselves:
And now for the battle flow:
The general game itself for this scenario is one of exploration - our protagonists find themselves in a seemingly abandoned facility with no clear way out and no knowledge of how they came to be there. Will they escape? Will they find any answer to what led to this situation?
We will soon see.
The players for this session are:
Mercurii, Empressive, Tobi and Shadria.
The game will begin when everyone's characters are ready and the basic information is prepared, which should only take a short time on my part.
I hope my players find this enjoyable, and hope those watching enjoy as well!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This may go without saying, but while discussion is fine in this thread in particular, please
do not post in the game thread itself unless you are one of the players.