(Notes I took last night)
High fantasy crystalpunk. Adventurers in Ordam Rift – floating islands over a sea of mutative mist. Currently low, exposing islands (the Unshrouded Lands).
Magic everwhere. But oppression from the Arlight Empire.
- Not Nazis every week.
- Home base.
- Scholarly patron paying us.
“Earnestly ridiculous” tone. Fantastic things. Weird things.
JAMES: Seirus Depthstrider. Indiana Jones from Atlantis. Found a secret and is on the run. The Old Empire. A land below the mists? Maybe some floating islands have risen from the land below. Xenophobic – hiding their presence, but some rumors, sirens, etc., but no trade. Fish people vs humanoid people, the latter (like the PC) being looked down on. Raconteur – taking damage, throwing taunts.
DAVE: Carabas from before … but a bit darker maybe? Psythe. An exile from his Undying Land, the Shire, too curious and disruptive and even violent to fit in. In the Imperium, his natural talents made him a killer/enforcer for Imperial (or criminal?). Realizing this was Not Good, he broke away, went into semi-hiding, to explore, to protect, to stab Imperials in the face, and to maybe, just maybe, do something so amazing and spectacular that he can return home …
MARGIE: Auoy. Draloi, sure. In the scary, blood-bending side of it. Lucretia, from Girl Genius. Homeland … Eldashi.
BILL: Xeric Mesos. Final Fantasy Dark Knight. Channel their inner dark emotions into a combat style. Make the darkness manifest. Not evil, just pissed-off. Shadow Blade. Fighter school, but emotionally conflicted. Abducted by mentor, let me teach you about the shadow blade. Returned in time to protect his village from Imperial support – but the way he fought scared the shit out of everyone (“Demon!”). So merc. Hired by org. People he knows (NPCs).
- Bonds (with another player character, explore them, earn XP). 3XP = lvl
- Milestones (goals, earn XP). 3XP = lvl
- Consensus (how many XP we earned this game, 0-3). <==
(I didn’t do notes of the game mechanics discussions.)