Revival of an Elegant Game(Interest Check)

Nov 9, 2008
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Two years ago, back when I was fresh and new to the PbP/Tabletop scheme...I naively attempted to craft a game and system known as Witch's Chess. The game was...if I do say so myself, mildly successful, but suffered from several flaws due to my own inexperience. As time went on however and life became more busy, (as well as a few players disappearing), the game was abandoned and left to collect dust in a dusty corner of the forum. Now, however...two years later, and with much more experience in various systems (and a tiny bit of time on my hands)... I am proposing a revival of the said game, with a few alterations here and there. Below is the proposed concept for the setting of the new game.

Proposed Setting (WARNING, WALL OF TEXT)
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For the actual "IC" game rules and such, those can be found in the old forum topics located here (Please be aware that system related details though are now irrelevant until further notice):

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Asides from that though, before I can restart the game there are two things I require.

The first being, a count of prospective interest, if any. A few have already expressed it, but I would like it if they post in this thread so I can get a better idea.

The second being, a new system under which to run. One that I would like a majority's input for if possible.

Do I:
A. Modify the pre-existing system?
B. Modify an existing system on the boards/a long standing system such as D&D? (I am currently looking at WoD as we speak)
C. Craft a completely new system for the new game.

B is naturally my preference at this time, but I would still like input on the decision.

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Other things to Note for this second game.

There will be a few key differences this time around, as opposed to before.

The first being that the posting pace and perhaps format will be different. Due to time constraints, and a slightly varying plot, I may aim for "The Colony" 's approach to posts and such, with the players gathered as a group to begin with...on the "revamped" gameboard.

The second is the amount of players and well...I hate to say this, but types of characters accepted. Last time around, I regret to say that I burned myself out with an excess of players, and lost motivation to write...especially for the more...flatter of characters. I do not mean to offend anyone by saying this, but this time around, I forbid "one-dimensional" and perhaps unfleshed/generic characters. Reason being that well...they're not that fun to write for. It's extremely demotivating to work on incorporating characters and players into "interesting" (hopefully) key plot events, when the characters are dull and generic. To avoid strife for both the GM and the Player, I'm putting a ban on that type of character in advance.

Tl;dr, I spent time working on the plot and setting, please spend time on the character as well if you want to join. It's only fair.

Lastly, depending on popular input...that or my own decision, this rendition of Witch's Chess will NOT be fully sexualized as before. This is partially due to the nature of the plot behind this second game, and to avoid the issues of stifling storytelling simply to add smut. Smut and the likes will be included where appropriate (yes, rape and the like from monsters and such that most players want will exist in one form or the other), but will not be the SOLE focus. Characters this time will be fighting not only for the "purity" of their souls...but perhaps their very lives as well (not that they weren't already). To a greater scale anyway.

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With all that said, comments? Thoughts? Input?
 
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Re: Revival of an Elegant Game(Interest Check)

As you know, you have my interest. And as you know, pending my other half, you'll have the twins back. If not, I'll have to think of something else.. maybe..

And you've heard my suggestions about using a modified NWoD system.
 

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Very Interested.

I'm fine with nWoD as a setting rules, though I'm personally a fan of "less stats, more roleplay," so if the other players you agree to have are of a similar opinion, maybe we could discuss a simplified ruleset? If not, yeah, using WoD is good. I'd prefer to not use D&D rules though... just because I detest twinking and min/maxing and that system is rife with it.

I've already got a character concept, happy to talk with you about it.
 

Pale

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Much as I resent being referred to as anyone's other half, I'm in. And I hope Castea and Pollusia were not among the flat and one-dimensional characters your refer to. I do intend to do a little rewriting, but only to improve with what I've since learned..

As for a system, I can honestly say I can work with any. I don't think the original system was so bad that C is an option, and I can always lean on Inky to help me with a DnD/WoD system. So A or B from me. Less stats more roleplay rings true with me as well. Perhaps a "Window" based system..? Google is your friend.

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I would show interest, and actually do; but fear I probably ought to decline due to my already full plate. Though I was interested when it was dead and I had a less then full plate. Sorry. :(
 
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Read over "The Window System" (link can be found here for the lazy: http://www.mimgames.com/window/). An interesting concept I must say...also open and quite flexible. Highly roleplay driven, but then again...that might not be so bad, if all the (potential?) players are on (or beyond) a certain "level". Certainly taking that one into consideration.
 

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Huh...this really interested me the first time, and I'm going to consider giving this some interest. Not sure if I'm good enough/will be able to post enough, however...
 
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I'm interested, i particularly enjoyed this one when it was running. I'm all for RP over smexins as well. And so long as you're okay with it, i'd like to bring back River as well, she's one of my most developed characters overall, but I'm not sure how much of that you had the chance to see...

EDIT: Oh yeah, system. I like the overall simplicity of the White Wolf system, for the most part. I haven't seen this Window system at all, i'll have to take a look at it. DnD, i believe is by far the worst choice for a game like this. It's way too rules-oriented, makes people focus more on the sheet than the character almost every time.
 
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http://ulmf.org/bbs/showthread.php?t=16572

Character Creation Thread...including Plot Exposition in the style of Witch's Chess is up... Bonus EXP to anyone who can find/pm me the hidden message of the post. ((Haha))

Enjoy~ Fufufu...
 
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Is the hidden message that you forgot to provide a character sheet template?

Code:
Name:                          Virtue: 
Age:                           Vice: 
Player:                        Concept:

                                Attributes

Intelligence       xoooo|Strength             xoooo|Presense     xoooo
Wits               xoooo|Dexterity            xoooo|Manipulation xoooo
Resolve            xoooo|Stamina              xoooo|Composure    xoooo

       Skills           |                 Other Traits

       Mental           |       Merits         |       Health 
   (-3 unskilled)       | _______________ ooooo|Max oooooooooooo
Academics          ooooo| _______________ ooooo|Dam oooooooooooo
Computer           ooooo| _______________ ooooo|
Crafts             ooooo| _______________ ooooo|
Investigation      ooooo| _______________ ooooo|
Medicine           ooooo| _______________ ooooo|       Willpower
Occult             ooooo| _______________ ooooo| Max  oooooooooo
Game Mech          ooooo| _______________ ooooo|Spent oooooooooo
Science            ooooo|                      |
                        |     Disciplines      |
                        | _______________ ooooo|
     Physical           | _______________ ooooo|       Morality
  (-1 unskilled)        | _______________ ooooo| 10 ______________ o
Athletics          ooooo| _______________ ooooo| 9 _______________ o
Brawl              ooooo| _______________ ooooo| 8 _______________ o
Drive              ooooo|                      | 7 _______________ o
Firearms           ooooo| Size:                | 6 _______________ o
Larceny            ooooo| Speed:               | 5 _______________ o
Stealth            ooooo| Defence:             | 4 _______________ o
Survival           ooooo| Armour:              | 3 _______________ o
Weaponry           ooooo| Initiative:          | 2 _______________ o
                        | Experience:          | 1 _______________ o
                        |                      
      Social            |                      
  (-1 unskilled)        | Weapon/Attack     Dice Mod    Range    Clip  Size
Animal Ken         ooooo| ________________  __________ _______  _____ _____
Empathy            ooooo| ________________  __________ _______  _____ _____
Expression         ooooo| ________________  __________ _______  _____ _____
Intimidation       ooooo|
Persuasion         ooooo| Equipment         Durability Structure Size  Cost
Socialise          ooooo| ________________  __________ _______  _____ _____
Streetwise         ooooo| ________________  __________ _______  _____ _____
Subterfuge         ooooo| ________________  __________ _______  _____ _____
                        |
     Specialities       |                 Description
 ______________________ | ________________________________________________
 ______________________ | ________________________________________________
 ______________________ | ________________________________________________
 ______________________ | ________________________________________________
 ______________________ | ________________________________________________
 ______________________ | ________________________________________________
 ______________________ | Age:                  Height:
 ______________________ | Hair:                 Weight:
 ______________________ | Eyes:                 Race:
 ______________________ | Sex:                  Nationality:
                        |
      Languages         |              Allies and Contacts

 ______________________ | ________________________________________________
 ______________________ | ________________________________________________
 ______________________ | ________________________________________________
 ______________________ | ________________________________________________
 ______________________ | ________________________________________________
 ______________________ | ________________________________________________
Also did you still want me helping you to process char sheets?
 
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Re: Revival of an Elegant Game(Interest Check)

Knew I forgot something last night, and no as to the hidden message...Rather, it's hidden in the text of the post itself. Look for patterns/similarities.

As to the help in processing sheets though...I'd gladly appreciate it.
 
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Thus far, I have received three sheets out of the those that have expressed extreme interest. Once I have that...I can probably begin an intro scenario.

Translation: Waiting on you Blueslime (or another person that's interested)
 

BlueSlime

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okay working on it right now.
 
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Thank you very much.

@Everyone else who sent me the sheets: Could you post them in the actual thread for it? It'd let me track them easier without having to go pm by pm. Thanks in advance!
 
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Will do, soon as I get home from work today!
 

IronAnt

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If it isn't too late, I'd like to show an interest in playing. I'm already working on a sheet which should be done soon.
 
Dec 14, 2008
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Woot, new post! think i found one or two of the secret messages, not sure...

Take your time Keylo, I think most of us would rather have an awesome game that tends on the slow side, instead of a fsaster game that isn't as deep, because the GM has to hurry to keep the pacing up there. and above all, have fun, GMs need that too!
 
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For the record, tries at getting bonus EXP end the coming Friday. I'll also be giving out the solutions at that time. So if you haven't figured all of them out yet~...
 

BlueSlime

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At least I got the initial puzzle (from the first message, with the yellow letters).
 
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Bonus EXPs are as follows:

Shrike7: 4
Incubus: 3
Pale: 2
Blueslime: 3

The solutions to the hidden messages and their contents were as following:

Hidden Message 1 (A Dark Room) : 2 EXP
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Hidden Message 2 (The Beginning of the Most Elegant Game) 1 EXP
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Hidden Message 3 (The Beginning of the Most Elegant Game) 1 EXP
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Hidden Message 4 (The Beginning of the Most Elegant Game) 1 EXP
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Now back to actually posting in the threads!
 
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