World Burning

Premise

Themes

  • Rebuilding
  • Retribution
  • Kids

Ideas

  • City under siege, need to get out and get help

World Burning Questions and Answers

What’s the Big Picture? What’s going on in this setting that makes it ripe for adventure. What’s changing, evolving, declining?

  • City is under siege, help is needed
    • Previous year was a drought year
    • Under siege for months already
    • Food stuffs starting to run low
  • City known for Libraries, culture, art
    • Not so much armies
    • Artifacts being gathered are seen as important to culture, other cultures are “too backwards” to be trusted with such important bits of history
    • Military is unskilled labor force
  • Enemy
    • This city is easy pickings
    • Couple-Three different Tribes/clans/armies
  • People in Charge
    • Ruler(s) have legitimately done something to upset the attacking forces
      • Tell plebes the attackers are here for loot, of course we can out-last them!
      • What leaders did is unknown (or unknown that there was an incident) and will come out in play
      • Grain is running out, no one has been told
    • Have some magical mcguffin (every race has a part maybe?), secret, army is pursuing another

What’s the world’s culture? What are the cultural analogs? Analogs can be taken from historical earth, current events or fantasy works.

  • Rome-ish
  • People attacking-Germanic

What’s the conflict in which the characters are involved? What are the sides? What’s wrong?

  • Prince has access to some old treaty that’s still effective
    • Debt owed to the kingdom from ages past, differing opinions from those who owe the favor (Mountains to the north)
      • Possibly Orcs to the rescue
        • Better chance of Orcs winning than humans
          • Also, they’ll eat us maybe
    • Another human nation to the rescue
      • Relative married off to them
      • Client state (Desert people)
        • Has been operating independently
        • They would benefit from our demise
    • Armies out taking other lands (over the north mountains, cold)
      • Far away
      • Unable to get word to them yet

What physical place does the conflict take place in? What’s the ecology, environment, location?

  • Up on cliffs, along a long, narrow peninsula, water surrounding
    • Juts out into a delta
      • DANGER IN THE WATER
    • Lots of wildlife, rich and abundant
    • Mediterranean, warm water, generally warm climate
  • Togas
    • Status by color (seconded by Chris)
  • People attacking Hadria are from the west North

What’s the name of the most important place in this setting? Not the capital or any dumb shit like that, but The Place where all the action goes down?

  • Town under siege
    • Hadria
  • Mountain Range
    • Pax Terminus
  • Pseudo-Egyptian State
    • Daman-hur

What’s the name of a faraway place that folks talk about, dream about or mutter under their breath about?

  • Haslas
    • WHERE THE OTHER FUCKING ARMY IS
      • Pursuing Magical McGuffin, rumored to be in the country of Haslas somewhere
      • Completely foreign
      • Ran into Giant Spiders over the mountains

Who are the antagonists? Who is opposing the goals of the characters?

  • Attacking forces
    • Three Smaller Nation States
      • Gorgoll
      • Gale
      • Darmstadt

What type of magic exists in this world? Pick one or two of the magic systems: Faith (and Blasphemous Hatred), Sorcery (and Abstraction), Natural Magic, Spirit Binding, Summoning, or Enchanting.

  • Summoning & Spirit Binding
  • No Faith magic
    • Religion
      • Amalgamation of faiths, Polytheistic trappings, no legitimate priestly magic

What character stocks are in play in this world? Which are restricted and why?

  • Human
  • Orc
  • Non-Humanoid Stocks
    • Great Spiders
    • Great Wolves

What Cultural Traits apply to the characters of this game world? Pick three Character Traits for each culture.

  • Hadria – All people south of the Pax Terminus
    • Olive Skin
    • Elitist
  • Hadrians – People from the Hadrian Peninsula and City-State proper
    • Ambitious
  • Gorgoll
    • Dour
  • Gale
    • Industrious
  • Darmstadt
    • Passionate
  • Daman-Hur
    • Religious
    • Veneer of Obedience
    • Decadent
  • Haslas
    • Proud
    • Fierce
    • Communal

Monsters

  • Great Spiders
  • Water Things
  • Great Wolves

What Just Happened:

  • Everyone hanging out, Prince just found the actual grain & food store records

Character Concepts

  • Toons-LP Cap @ 4
  • Rob
    • (Spare) Prince
  • Shaun
  • Chris
    • Jester
  • Kayne
    • Stabby Friend (?)

World Burning

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