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Started by droog, September 16, 2005, 07:24:16 PM
Quote from: droog on September 17, 2005, 05:43:53 AMThanks, Paka. What would you ask the players if you were running it?
Quote from: hardcoremoose on September 17, 2005, 03:33:17 PMI agree with Judd...it seems like the characters have backstory, not kickers. Maybe I'm wrong about this, but try to get the players to give you a juicy conflict for you to frame an opening bang around, one that forces their character to make a decision. Yeah, since it's their character, maybe they already know which way they'll swing on that decision, but you don't, and the other players don't, and that makes all the difference. Also, is it Sorum who can't remember anything, or his love interest? His love interest I think, if I read it right.Gotta' go right now, but I'm looking forward to hearing how this goes. As far as I know, no one's ever used the Salaen Empire as a setting before.
QuoteKicker ideasIt turns out that the character's motivation for everlasting life is unrequited love of a perverse kind.He uses the staff to keep himself and his "concubine" in a state of perpetual youth. Unfortunately his concubine is not a sorcerer and so the use (and abuse) of this power over the (decades,) centuries, (millennia) has caused some personality changes in (effected the mind of) this woman. She doesn't remember who she is or who my character is for any length of time. She is extremely vain and concerned only with maintaining her own personal grooming at the expense of everything else.My character is deeply in love with her and ever seeking to make a lasting personal connection. Of course this is impossible (or is it?) since she is unable to remember much of her past and retain any of her current experience for any length of time due to her inordinate age.My character has kept her locked in a tower (away from prying eyes) for the last X number of decades/ centuries in order to keep her safe since she really can't look after herself.He keeps her clothed, fed, and generally upkept in the manner to which she has become accustomed, and most importantly she receives regular doses of Vitality from his Fell Weapon.She has just gone missing!How did she escape?Why?Has she been taken?By who?How will she survive without the magics she has come to rely on?Will she wither and die?If so how quickly?Then there are the deeper questionsWho is it that I am looking for? (who has my love become?)Do I really know her anymore?Who is it that I am in love with?Is she addicted to the rejuvenations?Am I?
QuoteWhile speaking with his mentor Sagriminus, armed soldiers burst through the door.
QuoteIn my experience, I need a lot of time to internalise and mull over the Kickers so that I (as GM) am happy to run with them.