in the Shadow of Greatness


May 4, 2007

TenFold Millennium: a star wars pbem

A game where the PCs do not have their memory of their original agenda at game start. Not quite an amnesia game, since your PC is a Sith Master and the Force will inform your actions.

Three ideas together!
1. a group of PCs revived after ten thousand years
2. a world already in conflict with the 'monstrous' PCs perhaps a tipping point
3. a Star Wars universe

Sith Masters awakening from shutdown of long-forgotten stasis technology with no memories or attachment to their old ways can take over the universe or try to help fix it.

Champion of the Light Side is Luke Skywalker. His allies are a handfull of apprentices and the badly stretched New Republic.

Assumed: PCs are waking up without their names and past and a more 'balanced Force flow' from their long sleep. The serenity of stasis has quieted the fear/passion of the Dark Side. The agenda of the original motive is Dark politics from a much earlier universe, but the Plan has a false start to begin with: the stasis was supposed to last two thousand years, not ten thousand. Science and the Force have changed a bit and the old politics are meaningless. Modern events (first three films) have really changed the Jedi.

So Players should meta-plan some of these Sith Masters might reform, redeem or otherwise fall out with their companions. With 'new eyes' and feelings, how will the PCs wrestle a new fit to the Force universe?

Not intended as an 'evil campaign', I imagine a startup of 7 to 10 PCs, chosen from different races of the Star Wars canon (or a race now gone.) It would be nice if the Player Group could suggest some meta-consensus of one to three Players identifying PC stances headed for Dark or Light potentials with the rest of the cadre set for Shadow (noir?) stance.

I am working on a wiki setup and a list of features.
Also trying to figure out the diceless 'star wars' tropes. I've never rpg'd 'star wars' so if there is someone that wants to share info, please eTrump it to me.


Filed under : Game Sparks, StarWars at 04.05.2007
Arref says...

First draft of pbem rules is under way. When it seems like it is in decent shape, I will start a mail list of folks who have said they are interested in play.

If you think I don't have your email and you want to be on said list, post here with data.

MT protects your email.


Posted May 7, 2007 8:40 AM
Ginger Stampley says...

In. Please use this email address.

Posted May 7, 2007 9:32 AM
Rich D says...

I know you've got my contact info. Just posting to confirm my interest.

Posted May 7, 2007 10:00 AM
Tymen says...

Sent my e-mail to your yahoo e-mail. I'm so in.

Posted May 7, 2007 10:59 AM
Michael says...

I'd like to be in.

Posted May 7, 2007 11:02 AM
Liz says...

Yes, indeed. Enjoying seeing some folks I've never gotten to eplay with on that list.

I have not a clue what I'm thinking with this, but I figure, if Lintra speaks to me as strongly as she does, with such few lines, this should work for me. Or I should work for this.

Posted May 7, 2007 12:08 PM
Nathan says...

Sounds interesting. Have room for one more?

Posted May 7, 2007 2:52 PM
Ray says...

Confirming my interest. :-)

Posted May 7, 2007 7:34 PM
Simone says...

Me, too!

Posted May 9, 2007 11:35 PM
Paul says...

Just making sure I'm still on the list. :)

Posted May 14, 2007 8:59 PM
Dan says...

I am interested, please e-mail me.

Posted June 28, 2007 9:31 PM