Bearly In Charge
Hello All, and welcome to my 'Rift World' interest check/sign up sheet. You and up to four other hapless souls will get to embark in the journey of a timeline to a desolate post-apocalyptic alien world in a quest to uncover the deepest secrets of an extinct ancient alien race and the hyper-advanced servitor race they spawned.
In this Story Arc, I will be playing solely the role of gamemaster (or dungeon master), writing out overall narration over the adventure, scene setting, and writing for NPCs (of which our setting will be the biggest NPC, an active force that will react to the characters actions). The conflict "level" and whether the resolution of such conflict is violent is entirely dependent upon the type of characters that join up. I am prepared to accommodate tremendous flexibility in the "spirit" of the Nexus. If all of the characters joining are superhero tier fighters, we will have plenty of combat encounters a'la tabletop RPG without the dice. A group full of normal human high school students would get more of a thriller with the scope adjusted to match. You bring who you want and I'll make it work. Mostly; don't over do it if everyone else is clearly going for something else.
The plot revolves around a mysterious rift discovered within the sub-cellar of the Leaky Servo, a popular AI ran bar where the Va'nyrians make their home base in the Nexus. Through the rift lies an image that is very familiar to Nilin, the Va'nyrian All-Mother. A landscape where neither she nor indeed any Va'nyrian can safely enter. And yet, it is one where treasures and dearly sought answers await. It is thus that Nilin has contacted her liason with the Wayfarer's Guild and posted a sizeable bounty seeking not just Wayfarer's Guild members but any visitor to Nexus City to apply at the Leaky Servo to journey into the rift on commission by the Va'nyrian Consensus.
- All Nexus rules apply except where superseded by the Site rules.
- Minimum Posting Frequency of 1-2 posts per week.
- Characters in good faith only; clear joke characters (e.g. a literal normal human 3 year old, a clueless old lady with a parasol, and one punch man) will not be considered.
- Depending on details on your character sheet, I may need to converse with you to make sure the story can be tailored to suit your enjoyment with that character
- [Machina Somnium]
If you have any questions or concerns on anything above, please let me know right here. I'm happy to clarify any points needed. Feel free to reply right here with your character being submitted for review if you already know you want in. Slots limited to a total of 5 with one currently reserved. Slots are not offered on a first come; first served basis. I will be reviewing the submitted characters and selecting them based upon compatibility with both the story I have envisioned an outline for, and the other characters also undergoing consideration. By submitting a character, you agree that this decision is entirely my prerogative.
For more information on what the Nexus is, please see this thread: Nexus Intro.
For more information about the Va'nyrian's, whose ruined world we will explore see my character profile for them: The Va'nyrians.
I'm ready to go; rough outline, ideas on how to deviate, feelings I'm gonna make you feel, art references, lore, off the cuff action that will seem like planned genius. Thank you for your consideration of allowing me to be your Storyteller in this adventure.