Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'RPG'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Frontpage, Forum Information and General LEGO Discussion
    • Guest Section - PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER!
    • Frontpage News
    • Forum Information and Help
    • General LEGO Discussion
    • The Embassy
  • Themes
    • LEGO Licensed
    • LEGO Star Wars
    • LEGO Historic Themes
    • LEGO Action and Adventure Themes
    • LEGO Pirates
    • LEGO Sci-Fi
    • LEGO Town
    • LEGO Train Tech
    • LEGO Technic and Model Team
    • LEGO Mindstorms and Robotics
    • LEGO Scale Modeling
    • LEGO Action Figures
    • Special LEGO Themes
  • Special Interests
    • Minifig Customisation Workshop
    • LEGO Digital Designer and other digital tools
    • Brick Flicks & Comics
    • LEGO Mafia and Role-Play Games
    • LEGO Media and Gaming
  • Eurobricks Community
    • Hello! My name is...
    • LEGO Events and User Groups
    • Buy, Sell, Trade and Finds
    • Community
    • Culture & Multimedia

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


What is favorite LEGO theme? (we need this info to prevent spam)


Which LEGO set did you recently purchase or build?


AIM


MSN


Website URL


ICQ


Yahoo


Jabber


Skype


Location


Interests


Country


Special Tags 1


Special Tags 2


Special Tags 3


Special Tags 4


Special Tags 5


Special Tags 6


Country flag

Found 134 results

  1. Brethren of the Brick Seas (BoBS) Intro Thread (Just looking for the Master Index?) What is it? Brethren of the Brick Seas is a role-playing building game set in the age of discovery/age of sail. It is the land of infamous pirates, brave sea-captains, bold explorers, cunning traders, and heroic soldiers, and it is open for all who wish to join! Through official challenges, minichallenges, freebuilds, the economic game system and the raiding and commerce system, every player has a role in the development of the Brick Seas and the potential to alter geopolitics, and eventualy history. The four playable factions interact, cooperate, compete and struggle for power, just like the players do, in a diverse world, where you can help explore (and exploit!) the riches of the new world. (For a quick start guide, see here) How do I sign up? To sign up, you first need to pick one of the four player factions: Sea Rats Oleon Corrington Eslandola Then you need to create your sig fig and post it in the relevant faction thread, and you are now an official member of BoBS! (For a guide on how to sign up and get started, check out the Quick Start Topic) Where do I ask questions? For general questions, lore questions, or history questions, ask in this thread. For faction specific questions, ask in the faction threads. Ask away! Background: The year is 617 AE (After Empire) and this is the dawn of the second era of colonialism. Only time will show what history will bring, but all three nations are looking to solidify their hold on their new posessions. Era I was kicked off with the discovery of lands across the Sea of Storms. For the first time in the history of the continent of Halos, new lands had been discovered. Even more shocking, the Halosians were no longer alone in the world. Once thought to be a flat plane, where monsters roamed the edges, the world is now believed by most geographers to be most certainly round. This was proven first with the discovery of Terraversa by the Mardierian explorer, Ardmond Basker. For 100 years the Mardierians have held Terraversa as a far off gateway, keeping all others out and not allowing the information of the world to the east, or New Terra, to permeate into the rest of Halos. At almost a 1000 miles from the next island in the Sea of Storms, the island remains a most crucial point on the voyage into the unknown. As time went on, other nations of the Madrice Peninsula began to search the seas for other islands and their potential riches. South of the Basker Islands, Corrington took Tiberia, an unforgiving rock just outside of the much more lucrative tropical zone. Oleon found LeBellan, the jewel of the Sea of Storms. LeBellan sits right inside the tropical zone, and produces sugar in vast quantities. 56 years ago Eslandola took possession of An Holli and An Toli, two smaller islands south of LeBellan, both sugar producing as well. Despite gaining footholds in the Sea of Storms, the other Madrician nations were unable to voyage beyond Terraversa. This all changed with the death of King Harln of Mardier, and the vast civil war that began in the country in 595 AE. Instead of looking to gain territory from Mardier’s mainland, the Eslandolans approached the Viceroy of Terraversa and paid him handsomely for permission to trade at the island. The Viscount took it further and allowed ALL nations to pay for the privilege to visit his island. Twenty years later, as the civil war continues, Terraversa has become a defacto independent state. The Viscount’s son, Miro Oldis, now runs the island, and his father’s policies live on. It is not certain if the Mardierians will reestablish their colony or not after the war, but it may be too late. In 597, intrepid Eslandolian explorer Cato Calrelli sailed east from Terraversa into the unknown. It was thought to be suicidal at the time, but he returned 70 days later with the news that he had found more of New Terra. He claimed the land for Eslandola, and soon the Kingdom of Eslandola was the leading nation in colonization. In 605, news circulated throughout the Madrice Peninsula that the Eslandolans had found gold on their island of Nellisa, and this set off a thirst for expansion and exploration never before seen. With Terraversa as a launching spot for new expeditions, Corringtonians, Oleanders, Eslandolans, along with some Garvans, Mardierans, and Carnovans made their way towards New Terra. Many found themselves unable to find supplies at Nellisa, the Eslandolans baring even some of their own from landing on the island. These vagabonds headed south, where a new isle was found, one with few resources, but great defensive harbors. Soon, the Sea Rats had a home. Angry that they had been dispossessed and had not found aid, many turned to vengeance on the Eslandolans by becoming pirates, and many of these pirates began to prey on all nations, and even their fellow pirate. Besides Terraversa, where the Atwi tribe lives, no new natives have been found yet. The islands beyond Terraversa have so far all had strange abandoned settlements upon them, and some sailors say that there is a whole new nation of people in these far waters, but no one has recorded seeing a non-Halosian or Atwi person yet. The first era, spanning the years 615 and 616 AE, marked a rapid expansion into newly discovered lands, in a race to maintain relevancy in the power struggle of Halos. Oleon, Eslandola, and Corrington all laid claims to a multitude of islands and invested heavily in new settlement and industries. In order to protect these new holdings, a naval arms race developed, and the merchant marines of all three nations grew rapidly. In the shadow of the immense wealth being shipped home from the colonies arose a rag tag group of opportunists, who styled themselves as a loose confederacy known as the Sea Rats, plundering, smuggling, raiding, or sometimes just living free outside the grasps of the empires. All factions await new souls to take on a role in the New World. Who will win in the end? Nobody knows, but for sure the sea will play a large role in deciding the fate of these rich new lands. She can be a cruel mistress to those who do not respect her, indeed, and the only guarantee in this world is that salt will run through your veins as you become part of the Brethren of the Brick Seas. The Map: The map is a part of the storytelling mechanism. As you can see, it is not totally defined yet. This will change as time goes on. New portions of the New World (and some of the Old) will be uncovered through events, challenges, and other parts of the project. New islands will be claimed, older territories will be taken in war, and the map will stay dynamic throughout the story. Builders will have the map revealed to them over time, and they will help decide what lands are conquered. With that said, the first part of our story will take place in New Terra. Your character should probably have some feasible connection that would lead them to that region, or it may be hard to really participate in the early challenges. A baker back in Eslandola’s capitol city is probably going to have little interaction with things going on in New Terra. We will eventually have challenges that happen on the mainland, and different story events “back home,” but we are emphasizing the pirate theme and its nature primarily in the first part of this project. Once a firm piratical lore and history is established, more aspects of Enlightenment era politics, war making, and commerce will emerge. Rules Thread History and Background Thread
  2. Flipz

    Heroica Theatre

    Thanks to Sandy for the banner! Introduction “Ah! Hello there! You must be the new class of students. Welcome, welcome! I’m Bilbert Wigglepike, adventurer, playwright, and actor extraordinaire! Of course, as theatre enthusiasts, you must have seen my gripping yet hilarious comedy, The Life of Beasley? No? What about my romantic classic Gnomeo and Harriet? Rated eight thumbs up by that unlucky critic who took the Zeigfried girl’s seat! Really, no? Well, surely you caught my dear friend Elphaba’s autobiographical musical Wicked during her short time here? No?!? My goodness, you need more help than I thought!” “I can teach you to bewitch the mind, to ensnare the senses, to pull at the very soul of all those who see you. Not through sorcery, trickery, alchemy, but through your own quirks, history, and emotional honesty." "I warn you: it will not be easy. Crafting interesting characters is a work of intention more than of luck. It requires concentration, focus, and determination. But for those who persevere...well, generations of actors have hungered after the joy of performance, the adulation of a pleased audience. And some small degree of that unique, exquisite satisfaction...can be yours.” “And let me say this: acting, or, as I prefer to think of it, role-playing, is Serious Business. I will not tolerate any foolishness...” “...hijinks...” “...shenanigans...” “...or tomfoolery of any kind in my Theatre!” “...Oh, who am I kidding?” “*Sigh* Welcome to Heroica Theatre...” Heroica Theatre is an Out-Of-Character discussion topic, where various thoughts, ideas, and advice about portraying your character can be discussed. Along the way, Bilbert and his troupe of performers (including several familiar faces!) will illustrate some of the concepts being discussed. But don’t let that stop you: any topic related to any aspect of roleplaying is welcome at any time. And feel free to be creative; who knows? Maybe you will be the Heroica Theatre’s next great star... Opening Night: The Roleplaying Basics Act I. Creating an Identity: Character Story Inspiration “This man was crushed by anvil. I...never seen thing so gruesome.” “I understand, Hoptet. After all, murder is…heavy stuff.” YEAAAAAAAAAAH! “...” “...” “Wanna get a banana burger?” “OK.” To sum up the acting technique of “transference” pioneered by the great actress Uta Hagen, one might say that “Acting is about finding ourselves within the character, and the character within ourselves.” Roleplaying is much the same; though the form and style may be different, it is still about taking elements of ourselves, combining them with elements we consider to be not of ourselves, and using them to create an entirely new character to display to the world. The primary difference between acting and roleplaying is, in roleplaying there is no set script, and the players together combine their talents to breathe life into the world. Even the greatest players in the world can’t play a character that is undefined, however. There’s a reason we don’t read books about speechless, lifeless, immobile statues; it would be dull and uninteresting. A character without their own defining traits has little more life than one of those statues. Roleplaying great Waterbrick Down once said this: If you get stuck, remember some of the basic questions: who, where, when, why, and, later on, how. Who was my character raised to be? Where was he/she born, where did he/she live before coming to Heroica? When did my character leave home and come to Eubric? Why did my character leave home and come to Eubric? Remember, too, that great characters are defined by contrasts, the difference between who they should be and who they are; consider: the sacrilegious, irresponsible paladin with a drinking problem, the ex-bandit ogre with a noble spirit, the wacky, comedic magician marked by darkness, the 200-year-old Elf with the maturity of a teenager, the rogue with a heart of gold, the quirky chicken sidekick who’s actually a demon of darkness, the honorable orc who becomes a paladin. Real people are messy and at times inconsistent; your character should be, too. Above all: your character should make sense to himself. All of our quirks and inconsistencies have some sort of reasoning or story behind them. You don’t have to know everything, but if you can have a few defining moments of their life set before you start playing, you’ll be in a good position to start off strong. If you can, from your character’s perspective, examine what you know about their history and find it reasonable and believable, then you’ve got a good base upon which later roleplaying can build. Coming Soon: Crafting a Back-Story: The Present as a Key to the Past Act II. Weaknesses and Strengths: Believability in Relatability: “Verily I say unto thee, Hoptet: he who had the less strength was the greater Hero.” “...” “What? I was channeling an ancestor of mine! Sheesh, kids these days...” Let’s be honest: a character that always succeeds, has no flaws, and never makes mistakes (or worse, who blatantly disregards their failures) is rather unlikeable. There’s an entire trope about Mary Sues and Marty Stus that cover exactly how they become unlikeable in far more detail than I can here. On the other hand, a character that tries to pour on the angst by constantly failing is no more likeable. The key is to find a good balance between the two, in order to make your character actually likeable. In all honesty, writing a believable, relatable character is kind of like trying to plan and host a game or a Quest; the key word here is balance, making your character strong enough, within reason, to believably handle themselves in the dangerous world of Heroica, while at the same time keeping them weak enough to, well, fail once in a while, which the dice WILL cause from time to time. This is doubly important in non-dice-based situations, where poor roleplaying can make you look quite silly indeed; if you’re a brand-new Hero who’s just arrived at the Hall, and you pick a fight with an experienced Hero with an Advanced Class, you are not going to be able to knock them out in one hit, no matter how poetic your description of the event; it’s just not believable. (This brings up another common roleplaying problem, one we’ll cover more in Act III.) Remember when we were defining the broad strokes of the character, adding depth through contradictions? That’s also a great example of balanced, relatable believability. Consider Lord Lawrence Boomingham, a mighty Paladin of Heroica. He is strong and hardy, as a Paladin he defends himself and his allies with his shield while also possessing the ability to heal them and himself when injured; a potent combination, to be sure. Bravery (bordering on impulsiveness and recklessness), combat skill and strength, and magical healing abilities are his strengths. However, he also has his weaknesses: he’s a chronic alcoholic, he’s brash, arrogant, rude, self-centered, racist, and, perhaps most tellingly for a Paladin, thoroughly irreverent. His strengths are balanced by his weaknesses, and though he may not always be likeable, he can be at times, and above all he’s always relatable. Let’s consider another great example: Althior Emorith, Sage. Armed with plenty of great gear, a magical sidekick, an Evoker girlfriend, and every single elemental Gem in existence, at first glance he may seem unstoppable, but he’s balanced out by his weaknesses. For one thing, Finnegan is incompetent, and in-character Althior isn’t much further behind. He’s a bit impulsive, has an ego the size of Jupiter, and takes himself and his work way too seriously. Althior also exhibits a different kind of dramatic balance; he straddles the line between “serious” roleplaying and comedic relief, at times the noble, troubled magician marked by the demon Abraxas himself, at others just a goofy loon. Character flaws are important, but this final observation is even more so: none of the best players in Heroica try to win all the time, and this is key. Good players let the dice fall as they may, and, when their character fails, they use it as an opportunity for character development. In Quest 4: Taming the Lions, De’kra the Shade Echo faced a string of horrifically bad luck. Rather than complaining, he used it as an opportunity to become more humble, even roleplaying his own “death” as a way to develop and flesh out his character. Likewise, in Quest 15: Hoisting Down the Jolly Roger, the Norse Barbarian Eric (and the entire party, actually) had to deal with short supplies and luck so terrible that the majority of the party went down in almost every battle! In a feat of great roleplaying that must be seen to be believed, Eric allowed this event to develop his character so much that it changed which Advanced Class he decided to take back at the Hall. Opportunities for character development can be rare, so failures are a welcome blessing in that regard. In short: don’t be afraid to fail! You might just end up more interesting because of it. Most importantly: don’t tell us all at once. Roleplaying requires patience; we don’t want to see the character’s whole story in an hour-long episode, we want to see it unfold over weeks, months, years. Coming Soon: The Road Goes Ever On: Playing your character for the long haul Act III. Characters in Conflict: Playing a Jerk Without Being a Jerk “All right, auditions for Elphaba’s yearly revival of Wicked are open once again, which means it’s time to figure out who is going to play who. Let’s see who we have here first. Roll call! De’kra?” “De’kra is present.” “Harriet? Mehmet?” “Harriet the Super Sleuth is here for the poultry and applesauce.” “As is Mehmet Attabar.” “I, Hoptet, ready.” “Drake?” “I’m here.” “And I’m here.” “And I’m here.” “And I am!” “Well, I was here before all of you, so...” “Shut up, Drake, you KNOW I was here before even you were.” “Please, Drake everyone knows all of you were here after ME!” “Hey, I’m here, too, you know--” “Uh, you guys do realize that multiple personalities do not qualify you for multiple roles, right? And, contrary to popular belief, it does NOT in itself make you more interesting, so--” “I disagree!” “Me too!” “I disagree as well!” “And me!” “*sigh*” “You and I are actually the same person, does that count?” “No, dear, we’re here as a joke, so we don’t count; we’re not real characters.” “NOT REAL CHARACTERS?!?!” “My parents are dead!” “Uh...sir, stories of familial death are rather overused as well, perhaps you should consider--” “DEAD!” “*sigh* Do none of you understand? Bizarre, over-the-top quirks of your personality are not what make for interesting characters! It’s conflict! Quirks define the personality, and conflict develops it! When used within reason, conflict can--” “RAAAAAAAH! HULK HATE PUNY GOD!” “Uh-oh.” “No, no, you've got it all wrong! To use conflict, you have to--” “HULK SMASH!” “That’ll teach you to run around with that no-good tramp Harriet!” “OW! I said I was sorry! OW! Finnegan made me do it! YEOOOOOOWWW!” “Well, at least SOMEONE'S using conflict right. Humorously, granted, but right.” “OW! OW! OW! OW!” “...help...OW...me...” “Ooh, looks like fun! Can I join in, Bilbert?” “ No, Harriet. No you may not.” There are three elements to every successful story: character, conflict, and creativity. We’ve already learned how to define the broad strokes of the character; now we move forward into the area that will bring your character to life: conflict. To explain why, let’s do a quick review: We’ve figured out what makes your character unique, we’ve made sure that the character’s quirks make sense, we’ve made efforts to keep the character believable, and, importantly, we’ve learned not to rush the roleplaying, but instead to keep things in reserve and reveal them over time, when the opportunity presents itself. You now have the makings of a deep, interesting, fun charcter--congratulations! There’s only one problem: how to reveal this? Where ARE the opportunities for character revelation and development? The answer, of course, is conflict, but there’s one more thing we must observe. Why ARE the rather annoying, overdone character aspects we saw a few moments ago so particularly prevalent? (Granted, these examples were rather over-the-top, but they are still remarkably common.) Why do new roleplayers perceive them (incorrectly) as THE go-to fixes for roleplaying*? Ironically, it’s because they instinctively recognize the importance of conflict, but fail to see opportunities for it outside of their own “bubble.” Conflict comes in two flavors: internal and external. Internal conflict occurs when two aspects of a character’s personality come into conflict; it’s an essential part of a realistic, honest portrayal of a character, but it is NOT the place to start your development. For one thing, internal conflict as a primary motivating factor is much better suited to novels, movies, and other works involving a single protagonist. In a world defined by the interactions between characters, external conflict is far more important; as roleplaying great Zepher once put it, External conflict, on the other hand, is not only a great opportunity for roleplaying, it’s also part of being a generous roleplayer; after all, since interaction with someone else’s character is a valuable opportunity for you, it stands to reason that it is just as valuable an opportunity for the other party. Character interactions are the heart of an open roleplaying community, and if you make an effort to help others’ characters grow, their own responses will return the favor. A word of caution, however: pets and other “companions” are NOT sources of external conflict; it may defy logic, but interactions between any characters played BY you are considered internal conflict. To put it another way, when two (or more) of your own characters interact, no matter what happens, YOU have determined the course and end result of the interaction; unless you are a superb roleplayer, there is little risk of anything happening that you didn’t already expect. By contrast, you never know where external interactions will take you; for example, Althior and Arthur’s interactions on Quest 17 led to an apprenticeship that neither party expected. As the old saying goes, “no risk, no reward.” So, how should you go about finding and using conflict? Here’s a hint: it’s not by walking up to another character and randomly punching them in the face, or challenging them to a drinking contest, or accusing them of burning down your home village. Such things, when planned in private with the help and consent of both players, can be dramatic and interesting both to watch and to play, but it’s seldom the place to begin. Just walk around, casually comment on the various conversations and goings-on of the time, and generally just react to things the way your character would. (Knowing to a degree what your character will do or say in a given situation is an important part of defining who they are, the “basic questions” of Act I will help again here.) Sooner or later, your character will say something another disagrees with, or they will say something your character objects to. Congratulations, you’ve just encountered external conflict! Now what? Do you punch them in the face now? Unsurprisingly, the answer is (usually) no. Often it’s best to let the conflicts simmer, lightly disagreeing as anyone would, but for the most part acting with composure and decorum. Only once your character has endured a realistic amount of provocation should they respond in kind. How much is enough? That varies by character. A roaring Barbarian brute would likely be more likely to lose his temper in an argument than a diplomatic Knight, but what of a Knight whose dead lover was an Orcish maiden, and the boisterous Cleric at the bar is boasting of his superiority over those “worthless greenskins”? In any case, the key is to wait for the right moment. Roleplaying is, really, an endless string of compounding reactions; for the most part, you can let the world itself get the ball rolling. One final tip: anger is not the only response to conflict; it’s simply the easiest. Using the example of the Knight with the dead Orcish lover, a new or intermediate roleplayer’s reaction might be to leap from the bar and deliver an angry tirade against the racist, self-righteous Cleric; a more seasoned veteran’s response, on the other hand, might go something like this: Kelwyn Greycloak felt an empty burning sensation in his gut, one that had nothing to do with the spicy meal Schezerade had set before him. He looked up across the bar at the arrogant Cleric. “Judge not what thou hast not seen,” he remarked coldly. Dropping a few copper commons on the table for the--ironically Orcish--barmaid, he set out for the balcony. Three years. Three years it had been since Kelwyn had lost her. As he reminisced about those happier days, he felt the Cleric’s eyes gaze contemptuously upon him, and he turned away, his body language declaring to all his desire for solitude. Not only is this a more unusual and interesting response, but it also allows for a more reasonable third party--perhaps a reassuring Ranger like Skrall, or the mostly-goofy but occasionally wise Mage Althior to speak to the Knight, showing a somewhat different side to their own character and allowing Kelwyn, in turn, to reveal more about his past to them. The reaction of Kelwyn to the Cleric allows other characters to react to him, and him to them, and so on and so forth. Less obvious choices like this one are more difficult than instinctive reactions, but they also allow greater opportunities than mere arguing or fighting. And make no mistake: good roleplaying is hard. But at the end of the day, it’s a greatly rewarding experience, and well worth the time and effort. Unusual roleplaying choices are often linked to characters with an unusual perspective on a given situation. Players who encounter difficulties in creating such unusual perspectives are encouraged to read about De’kra the Echo (played by Tanma), Cronk the Orcish Paladin (played by CorneliusMurdock), and the devious but not necessarily evil Lady Wren (an NPC played by Zepher). Coming Soon: Rush Hero: Exercising Patience in Roleplaying. Act IV. Burnin' Love: Cheap chocolates and rushed role-playing This Act has its own soundtrack . “When you meet the someone who was meant for you, before two can become one there’s something you must do.” “Do you pull each other’s tails?” “Do you feed each other seeds?” “No! There is something sweeter everybody needs…” “ I've been dreaming of a true love's kiss, and a prince I'm hoping comes with this, That's what brings everaftering so happy!” “ And that's the reason we need lips so much, for lips are the only things that touch. So to spend a life of endless bliss, Just find who you love through true love's kiss!” “ Aaaah, aaaah, aaaaaaaaaaaah!” “Aaaaaugh! Aaaaaugh! Aaaaaaaaaaaaugh!” “She been dreaming of true love kiss?” “And a prince she hope comes with this; That's what bring everaftering so happy.” “That reason she need lips so much?” “Yes, lips are only thing that touch.” “ So to spend a life of endless bliss, Just find who you love through true love's kiss!” “ You're the fairest maid I've ever met, You were made...” “ ...to finish your duet!” “ :sing: And in years to come we'll reminisce...” “ How we came to love,” “ And grew and grew love,” “ :sing: Since first we knew love through true love's kiss!!!” *applause* “Ahem. Yes, well, done good show everyone! There’s just one problem...it’s all absolute poppycock.” “Did someone say cock?” “*sigh*” Love. For some reason, it’s one of the most popular attempts at roleplaying. “I’ll say. ” You get out of here! Now, as I was saying, roleplaying romance is extremely common, to the point of being overused. The thing is, almost no one knows how to do it right. Here’s the thing: there’s more to love than rushed roleplaying and cheap chocolates. Love between your character and someone else’s should flow naturally out of good roleplaying in general, it’s not a “quick fix” for a character-developing interaction. How many couples do you know of in the real world who fell into instant, everlasting love at first sight? No, Haldor and Jess and Althior and Alexis don’t count. Now, if I had my way, no one would even try to roleplay relationships, it would just happen between characters--or not. However, since few people are willing to let such things develop, let’s go over some of the common romantic archetypes, and how to use them correctly. First up is the ever suave ladies’ man. This character is completely uninterested in long-term relationships and focuses primarily on the physical aspect of relationships. Note that, despite the term “ladies’ man,” this archetype swings both ways; Harriet the...playwright/actress is a prime example for those seeking to fulfill this archetype. Granted, she is rather unsubtle about it, but if you’re the type to try and force a relationship for your character then subtlety is most likely not your strong suit. One final note: the dramatic arc of “woman meets a ladies’ man and slowly but surely ‘tames’ him with her love” has been done to death. Don’t do it. Next up, we have the “dark but sexy” type, a.k.a. the “bad boy.” This character feigns indifference, which somehow just turns the ladies on. Gods help me if I know why. Expect to see a LOT of skin-tight leather, especially if the character is a woman. By definition, most of these characters will be Rogues, but others can pull it off. This, too is overused, particularly for men. More often than not, you come off looking like an Edward Cullen knock-off, so keep that in mind before you try it. Finally, we have the desperate, failing nerd. This one is less overdone than the others, and is more forgiving as well, but take it too far and you could come off as obnoxious. This is best used as a jumping-off point for other interactions; i.e. as the final stroke of bad luck that sends the character down a darker path--as a defining character trait it gets stale fast. Really, roleplaying love is just like the real thing; if you try to force it, it’ll fall flat. Also, like characters themselves, relationships need flaws and foibles to make them more interesting--a pair of jaded, bitter exes are far more interesting after the breakup than they were during the “honeymoon phase.” In fact, generally speaking, relationships, whether they’re still going or not, are more interesting in retrospect. The start of a relationship is slow, awkward, and honestly difficult both to go through and to watch. Characters who have been together for a while (or who used to be together in the past but aren’t anymore) have a history and background together that lend each other an added depth. This is, at its heart, the purpose of good roleplaying: to give the other characters, through your own actions, and extra dimension of depth and interaction with which to work. In the specific case of relationships, the backdrop of the romance (or the loss thereof) lets the other character reveal aspects about themself that they might not otherwise get to see. And that leads us to my final point. Roleplaying relationships fail (in this case, “fail” means “to become uninteresting”, not necessarily “to break up”) for the same reason so many real ones do: the participants fail to realize that relationships are more about giving than getting. Relationships, when done well, are one of the single most effective ways to add depth and interest to your character. The thing is, you have little control over it; when you choose to build a relationship with another person’s character, you are putting your character’s own development in their hands, and they in yours. Those who recognize this responsibility, and who exercise it with care and discretion, are truly roleplaying greats. Despite my earlier, joking disparaging of their relationships’ origins, Haldor and Jess and Althior and Alexis are both excellent examples of this side of roleplaying; they really do bring out new aspects of each other, and open each other up to unexpected interactions that might not otherwise be possible. You all would do well to learn from their example. Curtain "Well, that's it for Opening Night! We hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to drop by often--I...erm...we're coming up with new plays all the time, and we're always open to comments and criticisms. Enjoy your time at Heroica Theatre!"
  3. Shortcuts Core RulesFactions/Member SkillsThe MapOther details Welcome! Welcome to Factions. A home for MOCs from all eras of Star Wars loosely tied together by a map-based strategy game. The game itself takes place after the battle of Jakku, but builds can represent any planet in any era of Star Wars.       The goal of the strategy game is to find and control Holocrons. They are revealed by exploring planets and winning challenges.  There are many different factions you can petition to join. Being a part of a faction allows you to participate in 'episodes' (challenges), build freebuilds to earn in-game XP, tags, and other rewards, as well as other aspects of the game. You'll have a main character in-game, and through your building, you can advance your character and help your faction win. Getting Started Private Message (PM) a faction leader to ask to join their faction. Each faction has it's own style, storyline, and aesthetic, so you'll need to create a character in line with whatever faction you petition to join. Faction description, requirements, and contact info can be found in each faction's post at the top of the Factions subforum. Create your character, upload a 100x100 picture to your preferred image host, and fill out the Character Creator form. You can choose any name for your character but please keep it appropriate. Players may change factions at any time, but faction leaders do not have to accept new recruits. Alternatively, when builders have earned 75 XP they can create their own faction. Introduce yourself in the Introduction and Discussion topic. Fill out the Character Creator form to have your character added to the active players list. (optional) Create a signature using this generator created by @Bob De Quatre. Please note that it does not currently support Flickr photos for the avatar. We hope to fix this soon. Read up on the Core Rules here! Where to Post What This subforum, Factions, is used for this game. As such, you should only post your entries to Star Wars Factions here. The Core Rules contains the rules; questions about the rules should be asked in this topic. Players should introduce characters in this Introduction and Discussion topic and fill out the Character Creator form. All posts in this Introduction and Discussion topic should be Out of Character. Each faction will have their own way of communicating, so check with your faction and discuss your upcoming builds, Works-in-Progress (WIPs), strategies, and storylines through whatever method your faction leader proscribes. Announce your free builds in your faction topic to receive feedback, but make sure to also fill out the appropriate form to have it scored. Episodes will be announced in their own topics, and you will be able to use those topics to ask questions about and discuss the specific episode. Important Links Link to Submittal Form Player Index Link to Character Creator Form Link to Faction Change Form Link to Planet IP Values Link to Team IP Values General Discussion Signature Generator
  4. Welcome to the Great Brick War, Generals! You are about to embark on a new strategic brick journey. Before posting, please be sure to read all of the rules below and in the General Rules Thread. The following countries will be available for selection at game opening. We will allow 2 players per country after the first 12 countries are selected once. Please try and select countries that others have not from the onset in the interest of making the game more diverse. Players who sign up during the initial rollout will have options to change countries and alliances that will not be given to players who join later. GBW Phase 2 Map CLICK MAP FOR HD Phase II All available slots are shown by a (?). When these are all filled, we can then allow more than 2 players per country. Alsarh - (marvelBoy123) (?) Balafih - (?) (?) Bandaud - (Satsok) (?) Bolintia - (?) (?) Briolui - (?) (?) Coral Islands - (Giggs) (?) Commonwealth of Southern Territories (CoST) - (Jansued) (?) Deland Republic - (Faladrin) (Frenchman) Erotema - (Sigpro) (?) Filace - (?) (?) Fulkasho - NOT PLAYABLE Isla Sorna - NOT PLAYABLE Isle of Rahz - NOT PLAYABLE Latveria - NOT PLAYABLE Nak-Hu - (?) (?) New Brickika - (Adamsons) (?) New Selussia - (Johannsued) (?) Plantasea - (Paintballman) (?) Plighia - (ODA 401) (?) Priunulia - (?) (?) Refnor - (?) (?) Spriznulo - (Stash2sixx) (?) Swintoc - (?) (?) Toohati - (Leonardo da Bricki) (?) Tosul - NOT PLAYABLE Trioluan - (Bobkid) (?) Tyera - (LegoRacer1) (?) Val Verde - NOT PLAYABLE Walara - NOT PLAYABLE Phase I - Complete Briolui - (RoN) - (Available) (Available) Filace - (CoAC) - (Captain Genaro) (Available) Erotema - (CoAC) - (Sigpro) (Available) Refnor - (CoAC) - (Lord Buckethead) (Available) Toohati - (RoN) - (Leonardo da Bricki) (Available) Swintoc - (RoN) - (Silvasio) (Available) Alsarh - (CoAC) - (Lo var Lachland) (Available) Isle of Rahz - (RoN) - (Umbra-Manis) (Available) Plantasea - (CoAC) - (paintballman) (BoBKiD) Commonwealth of Southern Territories - (RoN) - (Stash2sixx) (jansued) New Brickika - (CoAC) - (Spud The Viking) (Adamsons) Deland Republic - (RoN) - (Faladrin) (French Man) Plighia - (CoAC) - (ODA 401) (Available) Tyera - (RoN) - (LegoRacer1) (Available) Balafih - (RoN) - (Johannsued) (Available) ______________________________________________________________ Players must post in this thread with the name of the country they wish to join. This is a first come first serve basis. Please refer to the country index thread to read summaries of the countries and help make a decision. Remember the goal of this game is to enjoy yourself. Do not pick a country solely because you believe it has an advantage, things change in war on the drop of a dime. Players who work harder with lesser countries may be rewarded more so than those who perform mediocre with greater countries. All things to consider. Be sure to introduce yourself and list: Your Alliance, Your Country, and post a 100 x 100 Picture of your character. Tell us about your country (be creative) and what you hope to accomplish in the game. If you have questions, post them up here. ______________________________________________________________ Show your colors with our custom signature banner! Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr
  5. So you've read through the vast amount of information here. Now what? This topic is for all general discussion, questions, and inquiries about the Great Brick War. We welcome all members to engage in a thoughtful and productive discussion. Please be kind and courteous!
  6. It's a time of upheaval in the galaxy. The New Republic has just defeated the Empire at the Battle of Jakku. Those who fought in the Rebellion now have to adjust to being a part of a legitimate government, or find other means of employment.  Those who fought for the Empire no longer have an Emperor to follow and must decide whether to align themselves with one of the many Imperial Admirals staking a claim or forge their own path.  Those caught in the middle must adjust to a newlife and pray they can make a living under a new regime.    Add to this turmoil the news that Holocrons of the Jedi have been rumored to be surfacing in various places across the galaxy.  It is rumored that only a Jedi or Sith can unlock the true potential of a Holocron, but there are those who have been able to manipulate them enough to get at least some data. The data they've recovered speaks of an earlier age, a forgotten time. Days when Jedi and Sith fought across the stars.  Or an army of clones sought to preserve the order of the Republic.  There are many who will pay a hefty amount of credits or even kill for this data.  Now, the New Republic, the fragments of the Empire, smugglers, bounty hunters, and anyone else who has access to a starship are seeking them.
  7. Ross Fisher

    Hogwarts: a History RPG

    Hi everyone! I'd like to introduce my Hogwarts themed Lego roleplay game, Hogwarts A History. https://www.flickr.com/groups/3718713@N24 The game started one year before Harry's parents attend the school, and will chart the education of a number of bright young witches and wizards through the dark times of the First Wizarding War. If you're interested, read through the pinned topics in the Flickr group, and do a build on the theme of the Tonks-Black Wedding. Tag me, and we'll take it from there. Any questions, let me know in the comments below.
  8. Campaign 7- Failed State The RON and COAC Forces failed to secure all of the military installations in Xenor. They are both scrambling to secure the 3 remaining sites and engage each other on the battlefield. Sites Lima, Oscar, and Papa were not cleared by either side. Lima and Oscar are both clear of Nukes, but Xenor military personnel are still deemed a threat, though they have lost their leadership and have largely disbanded. In the shuffle, it is suspected that Xenor military personnel detonated a tactical nuclear weapon in the city of Haams outside of site Papa. Though small in size, the nuke did significant damage to the city. The staging COAC AND RON forces preparing to battle inside the city are now taking Nuclear Fallout precautions. Xenor military personnel have evacuated site Papa due to the engulfing fallout. Militaries from COAC and RON Nations arrived in haste to all 3 locations. The stage was now set for the largest battle of the war so far! Campaign Guidelines The 3 battlefields are: The radiated and battered city of Haams Weapons test site Lima Army Base Oscar Each player can choose which battlefield they want to attack. This does not need to be publicly disclosed until the player posts their campaign. (PLAYERS FIGHTING IN AND AROUND HAAMS MUST SHOW PREPARATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS FOR RADIATION - Post Apoc Fans, You're Welcome) Which ever side has the most cumulative points at each battlefield will capture that battlefield. The most battlefields captured wins. All builds must be posted as a new topic in the “Great Brick War” subforum, the title prefixed by, "(GBW- CP7)" followed by the Country you’re representing, and then your MOC’s Title. Example "(GBW- CP7) Filace - Broken Country" Neither side should show their forces definitively destroying the opposition. Showing successes is okay, but not total domination. The winners of the campaign will be decided based on the points awarded from judging. This means if your team doesn't score well, it's possible for your forces to be beaten back. MINIMUM SIZE BUILD IS 32 X 32 All LDD Builds must be labeled- Example: (GBW- CP7) Country - Title of build (LDD) All builds must be new MOC’s and not prior builds. Photo Editing is to be kept to a minimum with only real edits of lighting and color correction. No special effects. Players may crop one picture of their MOC onto a background picture to help with their landscape if they’d like. Pictures cannot be bigger than 800x600 Players may post a link to an offsite host such as Flickr where Higher Resolution pics are located. Be cool and share your photos in the GBW Flickr Group! Please refer to the General Rules Topic for limitations based on your Point Level. Upon completion, players must also post a link to their build in the AAR Thread as well letting the judges know that it is eligible for scoring. INTEL WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON 5/31/18. (2) PIECES AVAILABLE. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. LIMIT OF (1) PIECE OF INTEL PER PLAYER. CONTACT @TheBeeze VIA PM. NOT AVAILABLE TO STAFF. Campaign Duration 5/29/18 - 7/9/18 All builds will not be finalized until the closing date for the campaign. Players can edit their posts up until that point. As long as it is 7/9/18 somewhere in the world, you can submit. Use this as a deadline https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/usa/baker-island The Outcome The winning side will have successfully conquered Xenor and it will become a member of that alliance. Xenor's resources and land will be available to all members of that alliance. All players who participate will be awarded the points they earn for each build. The outcome will also determine what happens next. The highest scoring build will win the below prize pack courtesy of one of our sponsors, Minifig.cat Be sure to check out their site and all of the great products they offer to build up your armories!
  9. I'm rebooting my idea for a Lego themed RPG made in RPG Maker VX Ace. There seemed to be some interest here last time I mentioned it. There is a Google Code project that talks all about it here. I also created a ModDB page for the game. So far I've rendered and imported a lot of graphics, but one thing I am really missing is a good story or plot to tie it all together. I envision a story that starts in modern small town setting, but grows into a scifi or fantasy tale. Here's the latest video: More videos here:
  10. The Great Brick War

    Minifig Contest Voting

    Great Brick War Minifig Subcontest Scoring- Okay, for the first time, we are going to open voting to almost all of Eurobricks. As stated in the contest rules, anyone who was a registered Eurobricks member, prior to 2/1/18, is eligible to vote. Each person who votes must comment in this topic stating their two (2) favorite entry numbers. IE "I Choose #46 and #22." Anyone who participated in the contest cannot vote for themselves, they must choose someone else's entry. Each entry contains a link to that player's topic, so you can view all of the pictures for each minifig before deciding. Judging will run until 2/22/18. The top 3 scores will be our winners. The Entries: Entry 1: Spud the Viking - Elite Special Air Service Entry 2: Paintballman: Hell Legion Helicopter Crew Fighter Entry 3: Entry 4: Spud the Viking - Peacekeeper Photographer Entry 5: Jansued - HALO Combat diver Entry 6: Leonardo da Bricki - Toohati 61st Recon Elite Entry 7: TheBeeze: Ranger Entry 8: Adamsons - NEW BRICKIKA, STALLAX INFANTRY Entry 9: Bobkid - Sigfig Entry 10: Jansued - Mountaineer Scout Entry 11: Thebeeze - PMC Entry 12: SigPro - Sniper Entry 13: Paintballman: 41st Elite Corps Vambeer Tunnel Rat Entry 14: TheBeeze - SIGFIG Entry 15: Jansued: Experimental Assault Exoskeleton Entry 16: Paintballman - Commisar Kira Entry 17: Adamsons - NEW BRICKIKA, STALLAX BTL. SNIPER
  11. Filace CP5- Bird in the Woods Part 2 of 8 COAC Campaign Map Name: Studica Grid: E8 After the shoot down of the COAC Jets flying over Xenor, the COAC embarked on a multiheaded Campaign to rescue the downed aviators and get them back to safety. Captain Beeze's team was briefed on the situation and where they would come into play in this large Operation. /url]Great Brick War -On the Flight Line. https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/forum/180-the-great-brick-war by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Standing on the Flight Line the team was detailed on how they would be HALO Dropping into Xenor territory. The team was to jump from a cargo aircraft flying a commercial route to avoid detection by the Xenor Air Force. Great Brick War - CP05 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Once on the ground, the team would have a 4 Mile hike on foot. Great Brick War - CP05 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr The team would be moving under cover of dark. Great Brick War - CP05 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Their target: a Harrier out post close to the border. The Xenor airforce built small cutouts in the wooded areas along the mountains to take advantage of the Harriers VTOL capabilities. The bases were extremely difficult to spot. It was essential to take out as many of them on the ground as they could to support the aerial aspect of the rescue and for future aerial operation in the AO. Great Brick War CP5 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr The base well guarded by units from Xenor's Mountain Regiment. Great Brick War CP5 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Great Brick War CP5 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr The team crept up to the pad. Their intentions were to try and get in close enough that they could blow the pad with C4. Great Brick War CP5 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr The team was spotted and a fire fight broke out Great Brick War - CP05 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr The pilot made a break for the Harrier. Great Brick War CP5 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr The team was now heavily engaged and putting immense amounts of fire down range to suppress the enemy as they heard the Jet roar to life on the pad. Great Brick War CP5 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr The team armed their LAW Rocket and took aim at the Jet as it started raining down cannon fire on their positions Great Brick War - CP05 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr The jet was clipped just under the wing and crashed landed on the edge of the pad with pilot ejecting shortly before impact Great Brick War - CP05 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr With their mission now complete, the team quickly broke contact and exited the area before enemy reinforcements arrived Great Brick War- CP5 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr The mission was complete, but the team was far from safe. A pursuer had picked up their trail. Great Brick War- CP5 by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr
  12. Minifig Sub Contest- While we prepare for campaign 6, we thought we would do something different. This contest is a chance for you to show off your custom minifigs that have been kitted up for battle. It can be minifigs that you've just combined Lego Parts, 3rd Party Parts (Gear, clothing, and weapons), or custom modified. There are no specific requirements as to what you should have on your figures aside from them having to do with Warfare. Each player can create one thread to submit up to (3) Entries. No more than 3 Entries per player. Players should title their topics as: (GBW) PLAYER NAME - Custom Minifig Contest For each minifig entry, players should have (3) Images - A Front Shot, Rear Shot, and an Action Shot. Backgrounds of your choosing, but keep in mind your figures are the focal point, not buildings. Pictures cannot be bigger than 800x600 Players may post a link to an offsite host such as Flickr where Higher Resolution pics are located. Be cool and share your photos in the GBW Flickr Group! Players should provide some sort of description of the fig like what they intend them to be or if it is a copy of a real world unit or character. Players should provide a Kit list of what the figs have and what brands they are. Voting will be conducted by a public poll open to the entire forum who have registered prior to February 1, 2018. The top (3) Entries will earn (3) Points a piece and their photos may be used for promotional material for the Great Brick War. So yes, it is possible for (1) Person to win (9) Points. Contest to run from February 1 to February 14.
  13. Recruiting Campaign 1 The Fight for Support We are going to run a small contest and support campaign before rolling out Campaign 5. The goal here is to help boost our membership here on Eurobricks and gain some new members. There are a lot of talented military builders out there who we still have not reached. Our goal with this project is to reach them. Due to the sizing guidelines listed below and the goal of this campaign, players are asked to focus and build extremely detailed builds. The whole point of this game has been to advance ourselves as builders so let's put that to work here and shell out some serious quality work. All builds can be used as promotional material for the Great Brick War. If players are not okay with us using your Pictures to advertise the game, do not submit a build. We reserve the right to disqualify and not include any builds from completion or in our promotion campaign if we do not feel they are up to the quality we desire. There is no team planning needed for this so start working now and don't wait until the last minute. Build Guidelines Players are to build a 16x16 Vignette - No bigger, no smaller. Players are to show their troops doing anything of their choosing in any location- No Blood or Gore All builds must be posted as a new topic in the “Great Brick War” subforum, the title prefixed by, "(GBW- RC1)" followed by the Country you’re representing, and then your MOC’s Title. Example "(GBW- RC1) Filace - Make Building Great Again") All LDD Builds must be labeled- Example: (GBW- CP4) Country - Title of build (LDD) All builds must be new MOC’s and not prior builds. Players can only submit (1) Picture for Judging. (Other pictures may be linked) Pictures cannot have any watermarks as they will be used for advertising. Photo Editing is to be kept to a minimum with only real edits of lighting and color correction. No special effects. Players may crop one picture of their MOC onto a background picture to help with their landscape if they’d like. Picture Size is limited to 800x600 but players are encouraged to link to a Higher Resolution version we can use. Players may post a link to an offsite host such as Flickr where Higher Res pics are located. Share your photos in the GBW Flickr Group! There are no restrictions as to what you can show in this image based on your points scale. Upon completion, players must also post a link to their build in the AAR Thread as well letting the judges know that it is eligible for scoring. Campaign Duration 11/24/17 - 12/14/17 All builds will not be finalized until the closing date for the campaign. Players can edit their posts up until that point. As long as it is 12/14/17 somewhere in the world, you can submit. Use this as a deadline https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/usa/baker-island THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS FOR THIS CAMPAIGN The Outcome All Participants will receive (3) Points for Completion and (1) Pair of Eclipse Grafx custom molded hands/gloves.(We have been given a random assortment, we will not take requests) You must make a real effort here. Do not just slap minifig on a plate and expect to get points and a prize. The winner will be selected by a group of outside judges. The winner will receive (6) Points and a Prize Pack put together by the staff - (Staff Members not eligible to win physical prizes but do keep their points) As if not already obvious, this campaign is being sponsored by our friends over at Eclipse Grafx
  14. Campaign 5 Through the Mountains Map Name: Studica Grid: E8 Time: 2330 Hours It has long been rumored that the COAC and RON were breaking international law and moving troops and supplies through Xenor to try and gain an upper hand on one another. The recent tumultuous activity in the Brick of Nations has stirred up a bit of trouble for all nations. Since the latest revelation of the CoST base inside Xenor being bombed by the Xenor air force, RON forces have begun amassing along the North Eastern border of Xenor in preparation for an Assault. Meanwhile a pair of COAC jets were dispatched on a reconnaissance flight over Xenor after the Filace intelligence agent was executed in hopes of spotting more RON Forces. The two jets were picked off by the Xenor Harrier force. Both pilots safely ejected in Xenor territory and are currently on the run. Efforts are now underway by COAC forces to push into Xenor to try and rescue their pilots and restore some balance of order as diplomacy has long since failed. Campaign Guidelines RON forces are to be shown either A. Coming to the aid of the bombed base they had inside Xenor or B. Attacking Xenor forces. COAC foraces are to be shown either A. Searching for the lost pilots or B. Attacking Xenor Forces. RON and COAC forces can be shown bumping into each other or bumping into Xenor forces while completing the rescue parts of the mission. Though not required, players who collaborate can improve their score. The terrain is snowy and mountainous. All builds must be posted as a new topic in the “Great Brick War” subforum, the title prefixed by, "(GBW- CP5)" followed by the Country you’re representing, and then your MOC’s Title. Example "(GBW- CP5) Filace - Broke Back Mountain") Neither side should show their forces definitively destroying the opposition. Showing successes is okay, but not total domination. The winners of the campaign will be decided based on the points awarded from judging. This means if your team doesn't score well, it's possible for your forces to be beaten back. MINIMUM SIZE BUILD IS 32 X 32 All LDD Builds must be labeled- Example: (GBW- CP5) Country - Title of build (LDD) All builds must be new MOC’s and not prior builds. Photo Editing is to be kept to a minimum with only real edits of lighting and color correction. No special effects. Players may crop one picture of their MOC onto a background picture to help with their landscape if they’d like. Pictures cannot be bigger than 800x600 Players may post a link to an offsite host such as Flickr where Higher Resolution pics are located. Be cool and share your photos in the GBW Flickr Group! Please refer to the General Rules Topic for limitations based on your Point Level. Upon completion, players must also post a link to their build in the AAR Thread as well letting the judges know that it is eligible for scoring. Campaign Duration 12/29/17 - 1/29/18 All builds will not be finalized until the closing date for the campaign. Players can edit their posts up until that point. As long as it is 1/29/18 somewhere in the world, you can submit. Use this as a deadline https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/usa/baker-island The Outcome Whichever side wins will gain access to routes of movement negotiated with the Xenor government for future operations. All players who participate will be awarded the points they earn for each build. Minifigs outfitted courtesy of one of our sponsors, Minifig.cat Be sure to check out their site and all of the great products they offer to build up your armories!
  15. ~This topic is for in-character interaction only, and only open to those joining the faction. Questions and out-of-character discussion should be posted into the General Discussion topic.~ EQUALITY. JUSTICE. REVOLUTION. Fallen leaves of autumn swirled on top of the sewage as Kukulkan, the head of the Orcish Liberation Movement, made his way through the sewers under Eubric Freeport. He followed illuminated engravings on the wall that only appeared to those who had been granted access to the Wolf’s Den, the secret hideout of the notorious Wolfgang. Once he got there, Kukulkan was greeted by Ulric Wolfkin himself. The orc had made an agreement to join the Wolf King's Followers. “I have to say I was pleased when you contacted me, Kukulkan. I have been trying to get the greenskins on my side for a long time now.” “I have had my reservations towards you and your organization, but with the situation of my kind being what it is, the Wolfgang is our best bet. The Wolfgang is not what it used to be – especially now that the witch is gone.” “Ah, yes. Dear Barbie left us not long ago. I’m not surprised you knew about it, given your companionship with the Oracle. We got into a little quarrel over ethics with Barbie, and she flew off to ruin some other civilization. I admit it was stupid of me to think I could benefit from her.” “The witch was nothing but trouble, boss. I learned as much during the mission in Babeleth.” “Yarr, good RIDDANCE to HER!” “Kukulkan, I’d like you to meet Walbartan and Hodurr Thornback. They’ve proven to be loyal followers, so I have appointed them as new Wolfgang Generals. I have weeded out most of the thieves and murderers from my followers, including the old generals, so that my final goal would not be corrupted.” “Your final goal is becoming the First King of Uland, isn’t that right?” “No, in fact my final goal is to install law and order to this place. You know the history this island bears. It is crucial to the future of Olegaia and all the people that live on it. It must be cherished and protected, something the old Houses are inept to do.” “I’d like to hear what makes you think you are any more capable.” “HA! He’s got some BALLS, that one!” "I would watch my words if I were you, orc!" “I appreciate your honesty, Kukulkan. Like you have your calling to save your people, I have mine. I may come from a foreign country, but I was lead here by a higher power to do good – just like you.” “I was shipped here by a bunch of slave traders, but I get your point. And I’m willing to give you the benefit of a doubt. You have the orcs. Better not let us down, or we will show you the wrath of Tarok.” “I will not. I now have two out of the six Veterans of Heroica on my side, so I trust it will make it easier for me to get in contact with the mighty heroes you have gathered under the roof of your Hall, right?” “I suppose so. The Houses will be pissed off, of course, but with their division to Crescent Union and Sungold Alliance, they will desperately try to get heroes on their side as well. War is inevitable, and Heroica will be divided due to it as well, but nothing lasts forever. At least we orcs do not mind war.” “That is exactly why I wanted you on my side so much, Feathered Serpent.” That day Ulric’s reach over both Eubric and Heroica grew greatly, and thus choice members of Heroica were sent letters of invitation into the Wolf King’s Followers. JOINING THE WOLF KING'S FOLLOWERS: ~ If a player character has reputation with the Wolfgang, they can opt to join the Wolf King's Followers by posting a "letter" where he or she expresses their will to this topic. ~ The character's reputation with other Houses is not affected. However, they cannot join the Sungold Alliance or the Crescent Union as long as they belong to the Wolf King's Followers. ~ If the player character leaves the Wolf King's followers, they will lose their reputation with the Wolfgang. ~ By joining the faction, the player character has access to the faction-specific shop, as well as any future events held by the faction. ~ Some future quests will be geared towards a certain faction, while members of the opposing faction may be locked out of them. So please consider your options before joining! MEMBERS: Calamity (Scubacarrot) En Sabah Nur (Jebediahs) Kiray Nastayo (KingoftheZempk) Keliim (Mencot) Monk Pretzel (Palathadric) Purpearl Berthadhiell (Purpearljellyblob) Skrall (Waterbrick Down) WOLFGANG CONTRABAND: Bright Polish (SP +1 to one shield or armor upon use.) Costs 250 gold. Grating Stone (WP +1 to one weapon upon use.) Costs 250 gold. Phoenix Incense (Revives all knocked out party members to full health during a battle.) Costs 150 gold. Mythril (A very rare metal that can be forged into weapons, adding 10 WP.) Costs 1000 gold. Scroll of Magic Disguise (Changes the appearance of the target to anything the caster desires for 1 ether per minute of duration (actual duration dictated by the Quest Master).) Costs 500 gold. FIRST FACTION EVENT: SPREAD THE WORD ~ All members of the Wolf King's Followers are urged to spread the word about the coming of the Wolf King during their quests. ~ For every influential individual or group they successfully persuade to support the Wolf King, they will gain a more prominent standing within the faction (see Ranks below). This ranking can be increased by doing other favors for Ulric as well. Those with higher reputation with Wolfgang will automatically start from a higher rank. ~ The success of persuasion is dictated by the Quest Master of each quest. Utilizing job traits like diplomacy, intimidation and promiscuity will aid the persuasion. ~ This event lasts for the time being. Ranks Esquire (equals good reputation among the Wolfgang) - Kiray, Purpearl, Skrall, Keliim Knight (equals great reputation among the Wolfgang) - Calamity, Nur, Pretzel Baronet (equals outstanding reputation among the Wolfgang) Baron Viscount Count Margrave Duke Grand Duke Viceroy
  16. ~This topic is for in-character interaction only, and only open to those joining the faction. Questions and out-of-character discussion should be posted into the General Discussion topic.~ TRADITION. PROTECTION. AMBITION. On a late summer's day, a great gathering took place at the Hinckwell Villa on top of the Sungold Hill. The master of the house, the wealthy merchant tycoon Heinrich Hinckwell, had invited over the representatives of two other great houses that had been in power in the city of Eubric for ages: the Bonapartes, the wardens of the sea; and the Ziegfrieds, a fabled family of wizards. On that day, the Hinckwells, the Bonapartes and the Ziegfrieds formed a pact that would become known as the Sungold Alliance. "My friends, I have a strong belief that with this pact, we will thwart the advance of Ulric Wolfkin's poison in the minds of the citizens." "That is all well and good, Mister Hinckwell, but what alternative are we offering to the people who grave for justice and laws." "Alternative? Eubric has been a freeport since the day it was founded! I say our alternative is to keep things as they ought to be!" "Lokuro, ei'ara..." "And look how well that has worked out, Commodore!" "Brothers Ziegfried are correct. While we may think everything is fine and good in our city, the people are restless and unsatisfied." "Aye, and not just the poverty. The young nobility have joined the outcry for monarchy." "If the people want a kingdom, I say we shall give them a kingdom. But not one ruled by a wolf-headed outlandish thug, but a noble and civilized king who respects the rich history and customs of Eubric." "But which one of us would it be?" "If we truly must abolish our old ways and have a ruler, I would propose my niece Attina, once she returns from her mission on the Helvetian Ocean. With her worldly experience in leadership and battle, she would make a fine leader for us in these troubled times." "I must say our older son, Lorcan, has the ambition and vision that is required of a great leader. His expertise in economy and diplomatic relationships would be a major benefit to our city." "Mother, you flatter me. I am certain father is better at all of that than me." "But both of them are so young! My husband Altair is an immensely powerful mage but also the kindest person I have ever met. He if anyone could make the people listen to him, and show that we wizards can be depended upon. Many fear magic, but it can be used to do so much good!" "We could stand here and argue about this all day long, but I have a better idea. We need the support of Heroica. With the influence they have on people, they could really work in our favor. So how about we invite those Heroicans who have shown loyalty to us into the alliance, and give them a say in this matter?" All three families agreed to Heinrich's idea, and thus choice members of Heroica were sent letters of invitation into the Sungold Alliance. JOINING THE SUNGOLD ALLIANCE: ~ If a player character has reputation with the Hinckwells, the Bonapartes or the Ziegfrieds, they can opt to join the Sungold Alliance by posting a "letter" where he or she expresses their will to this topic. ~ Once the character has joined, they will lose all reputation with the Shadeaux, the Ji Pei and the Guild of Invision, including access to the expert job classes those Houses offer. Reputation with the Wolfgang is not affected. ~ If at any point the character wants to quit the Sungold Alliance, they will lose all reputation among the three Houses in it as well. ~ By joining the faction, the player character has access to the faction-specific shop, as well as any future events held by the faction. ~ Some future quests will be geared towards a certain faction, while members of the opposing faction may be locked out of them. So please consider your options before joining! MEMBERS: Althior Emorith (K-Nut) Lord Cedric (wiz) Eric (Khorne) Erik Tyrvarr (Myrddyn) Jinnipher Buchaire (JimBee) Johon (Bricksandparts) Jon "Sarge" Mcency (Pyrovisionary) Lawrence Boomingham (Zepher) Mortimer "Em" Mahzan (Emjajoas) Namyrra Uq (Quarryman) Nerwen Calmcacil (Chromeknight) SUNGOLD SHOPPE: Bright Polish (SP +1 to one shield or armor upon use.) Costs 250 gold. Mystril (Adds 10 spellpower when merged into a weapon at a smithy; can only be merged once per weapon, and never into shields; the weapon gets the “Mystic”-prefix.) Costs 1000 gold. Cornucopia (This horn of plenty is said to ensure limitless wealth. Increases the holder’s gold by 25% at the end of each quest.) Costs 500 gold. Medal of Valor (This pendant is awarded by the Bonapartes to those who show their heroism in the battle against piracy. The wearer gains double experience from battles; accessory.) Costs 2000 gold. Zirconia (This rare gem blessed by Ethereth reflects all the colours of the rainbow. The owner can cast spells of any element. It cannot be imbued into equipment.) Costs 900 gold. FIRST FACTION EVENT: KINGMAKERS ~ All members of the Sungold Alliance may suggest one candidate to become the ruler supported by the faction. You may only vote for one candidate, but you may change your vote as long as the voting is on. ~ The candidate can be a known NPC or a player character, but not a completely new, made-up character. It has to be a humanoid, not animal, plant or an inanimate object. ~ The influence that the player character's suggestion has is affected by the reputation he or she has among the Houses: each good reputation gives 1 influence, great reputation 2 influence, and outstanding reputation 3 influence. ~ The voting lasts until the end of the year 2015. Once the event is over, the candidate with the most influence behind them will become the faction's choice for the first king or queen of Eubric. Votes: Eric: 7 (3 votes by Eric, 3 votes by Erik, 1 vote by Sarge) Lawrence Boomingham: 15 (6 votes by Althior, 2 votes by Boomingham, 1 vote by Mortimer, 6 votes by Nerwen)
  17. ~This topic is for in-character interaction only, and only open to those joining the faction. Questions and out-of-character discussion should be posted into the General Discussion topic.~ PROGRESS. CREATION. LIBERTY. On a late summer's night, a secret assembly took place in the Chateau de Shadeaux, located high on top of the Crescent Hill. Count Noctus Shadeaux had heard that his rival merchant, Heinrich Hinckwell, had formed an alliance earlier that day, and thus summoned those great houses that had been left on the outs into his mansion: the Ji Pei, foreign ambassadors and innovators, and the Guild of Invision, alchemists that dominated the potion business in the city. To counter their rivals, the Shadeaux, the Ji Pei and the Guild of Invision put together the Crescent Union, as it would later be called, during that night. "It is insulting zat 'Einrich does not deem us worzy ouf zoining 'is effourts tu regain 'old ouf zis city!" "But Count Shadeaux, we are as much of a threat to him and his allies as the Wolfgang. Surely you understand that. Look at us; a true menagerie of foreigners and minority races." "Hmmm, yes. We have all changed this city in our own way too, we have." "U'lalah ith right; only ve knov vhat vreedom truly meanth! It ith conthant change and adaptation! Eubric cannot remain vree in the handth ov Volvgang nor thith Thungold Allianthe!" "Exactement! Zat is why we 'ave to create an opposing force, one to be reckoned wiz! We must give zis city a ruleur who can truly change it four ze betteur." "But who would be such a leader? I would say you are a force to be reckoned with, Umbra. With your cunning and determination, nothing could stand in our way." "Do not sell yourself short, my son. You are wise beyond your years, and your military training will be desperately needed in the times to come." "I agree with your mother, Jun. You would make a fine king for us, and make Eubric a close ally with the mighty Xu." "What about our Guildmaster, hmmm? The Masked Man has been around for centuries, and with his mastermind at our helm, nothing would stand in our way." "Speculation is worthless. We need to see which one among us is the most popular - that is the only way to beat Ulric to the throne. I say we do as the others did and call the Heroicans to join us. They are not always trustworthy, but if we can convince those most loyal to our cause to spread the word, we could win over the common folk's favor." "Zo, we shall leave it tu 'Eroica tu decide who becomes our noble ruler, n'est-ce pas?" All three families agreed to this, and thus choice members of Heroica were sent letters to invite them into the Crescent Union. JOINING THE CRESCENT UNION: ~ If a player character has reputation with the Shadeaux, the Ji Pei or the Guild of Invision, they can opt to join the Crescent Union by posting a "letter" where he or she expresses their will to this topic. ~ Once the character has joined, they will lose all reputation with the Hinckwells, the Bonapartes and the Ziegfrieds, including access to the expert job classes those Houses offer. Reputation with the Wolfgang is not affected. ~ If at any point the character wants to quit the Crescent Union, they will lose all reputation among the three Houses in it as well. ~ By joining the faction, the player character has access to the faction-specific shop, as well as any future events held by the faction. ~ Some future quests will be geared towards a certain faction, while members of the opposing faction may be locked out of them. So please consider your options before joining! MEMBERS: Atramor Gibbin (CallMePie) Boris Bruhalv (Waterbrick Down) The Demon Germ (samuraiturtle) Dyric Rone (The Legonater) Ezeran Yanarr (MysticModulus) Guts Holla (Scubacarrot) Hoke Ablesword (UsernameMDM) Hybros (JimBee) Lind Whisperer (Lind Whisperer) Na'im Thamir (Enceladus) Sorrow (Endgame) Terry Yelnats (Endgame) Tesni Hightribe (Peppermint_M) Thormanil Nihai (swils) Torald Waruelf (Alfadas) Warlen Melimane (The Chosen Minifigure) CRESCENT STORE: Grating Stone (WP +1 to one weapon upon use.) Costs 250 gold. First Aid Kit (Completely restores health and removes all negative effects for the entire party once when used.) Costs 150 gold. Libra Signet (This sealing ring bears the secret emblem of the merchant’s guild. The owner can purchase items at a discount (decided by the QM) in any store during a quest. Does not apply to the Marketplace.) Costs 500 gold. Moebius Ring (This ring only has one side, symbolizing the eternal cycle of life. The wearer is automatically revived to full health once per battle; accessory.) Costs 1000 gold. Tritech Enhancement (A device that can be attached to any weapon inseparably. The enhanced weapon ignores defense and damages undead.) Costs 1000 gold. FIRST FACTION EVENT: KINGMAKERS ~ All members of the Crescent Union may suggest one candidate to become the ruler supported by the faction. You may only vote for one candidate, but you may change your vote as long as the voting is on. ~ The candidate can be a known NPC or a player character, but not a completely new, made-up character. It has to be a humanoid, not animal, plant or an inanimate object. ~ The influence that the player character's suggestion has is affected by the reputation he or she has among the Houses: each good reputation gives 1 influence, great reputation 2 influence, and outstanding reputation 3 influence. ~ The voting lasts until the end of the year 2015. Once the event is over, the candidate with the most influence behind them will become the faction's choice for the first king or queen of Eubric. Votes: Guts Holla: 11 (5 votes by Guts, 2 votes by Dyric, 1 by Na'im, 1 by Terry, 2 by Boris) Jun Ji Pei: 13 (5 votes by Atramor, 3 votes by Warlen, 5 votes by Hybros) Lind Whisperer: 5 (2 votes by Lind, 2 by Demon Germ, 1 by Torald) Umbra Shadeaux: 4 (4 votes by Thormanil)
  18. Filace CP4- Dockyard Ambush Map Name: Studica Grid: F4 After the crushing defeat by RON forces, the COAC withdrew back to the town of Carrefour to try and regroup and move forward. The Filace Marines were assigned the task of holding down the dockyard along the river while the higher ups planned out the next phase. Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr The Marines patrolled along the dock all hours of the night awaiting word on when the next move would be made. Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Captain Beeze and his team were still assigned to shadow the marines so that they could provide support as needed or serve as a QRF Force. Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Some time during the night, a small band of RON Spec OPs Forces snuck into the Dockyard and started taking down the Marines one by one. Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr the Team became alerted after a single shot was fired and the round ricocheted off the shipping containers. The leapt into action and started returning fire. tean Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr The Team slowly worked their way up on the enemy shooters and retrieving the wounded marines after placing a call to their Friendly Plantasean Snipers on the Roof Tops of the neighby Favela. Favela by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr The Team managed to restrain the last attacker alive in hopes of interrogating him and getting some more information out of him.
  19. Campaign 4 Fighting for the City Map Name: Studica Grid: F4 Time: 0630 Hours After narrowly stopping the COAC Advance, RON forces are now trying to push the COAC back out of their territory. COAC Forces have dug in rather than completely withdrawing out of the city. Both sides have hunkered down in tight Close Quarters Combat with each side fighting from building to building engaging in small skirmishes to try and maintain control of a city block. And we're back after a much needed break so that no one would get worn out. Thanks for sticking around and we hope you enjoy this round. More to come! Campaign Guidelines Both sides are to show their forces engaging in Close Quarters Combat in a city. (Failure to do this will result in a loss of points) The goal for both sides here is to show coordination with each other across your builds. Stories should intertwine and share details. Be creative. This will be a big part of your score. Nations that currently have not declared war will need to do so before submitting combat builds or find other creative ways to build something to fit in with the guidelines. All builds must be posted as a new topic in the “Great Brick War” subforum, the title prefixed by, "(GBW- CP4)" followed by the Country you’re representing, and then your MOC’s Title. Example "(GBW- CP4) Filace - Fueling up the Jets") Neither side should show their forces definitively destroying the opposition. Showing successes is okay, but not total domination. The winners of the campaign will be decided based on the points awarded from judging. This means if your team doesn't score well, it's possible for your forces to be beaten back. MINIMUM SIZE BUILD IS 32 X 32 All LDD Builds must be labeled- Example: (GBW- CP4) Country - Title of build (LDD) All builds must be new MOC’s and not prior builds. Photo Editing is to be kept to a minimum with only real edits of lighting and color correction. No special effects. Players may crop one picture of their MOC onto a background picture to help with their landscape if they’d like. Pictures cannot be bigger than 800x600 Players may post a link to an offsite host such as Flickr where Higher Res pics are located. Be cool and share your photos in the GBW Flickr Group! Please refer to the General Rules Topic for limitations based on your Point Level. Upon completion, players must also post a link to their build in the AAR Thread as well letting the judges know that it is eligible for scoring. Campaign Duration 9/20/17 - 10/29/17 All builds will not be finalized until the closing date for the campaign. Players can edit their posts up until that point. As long as it is 10/29/17 somewhere in the world, you can submit. Use this as a deadline https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/usa/baker-island The Outcome If the COAC wins, they will maintain their foothold into the next campaign. If the RON wins they will be assaulting into COAC territory in the next round. All players who participate will be awarded the points they earn for each build. The winning team will earn a special tag. Players can have only (1) GBW Tag in their profile at a time. If you would like this tag, please let a GBW Staff Member know.
  20. [GBW] Episode 12 - Mouse Trap [GBW] Episode 12 - Mouse Trap [GBW] Episode 12 - Mouse Trap [GBW] Episode 12 - Mouse Trap
  21. Campaign 2 Into the Storm Map Name: Studica Grid F6 Time: 0130 Hours Forces of the elite Refnor Special Boat Service launched down river. Their Mission was to take out a small SAM Site to clear the skies for an aerial bombardment from Filace that was was to follow shortly there after. Immediately, upon coming up on the beach, the team came under fire from a defensive position at the post. The team was scattered. Some lay dead on the beach head.... Others crawled into the woods to try and regroup. The team was then engaged by a defensive force at the SAM Site's control bunker. The Toohati forces captured several of the Refnor Team Members and gathered their wounded. In the early hours of the morning the COAC countries launched a surprise offensive campaign against the RON. Tactical locations were bombarded from the Sea and the Air to make way for a ground assault. Local News Initial losses for both sides have not been reported as correspondents have been ordered off the air during this initial phase of the invasion to prevent any information from getting out which could hurt either side. Campaign Guidelines Countries that are part of the COAC are to build MOCs depicting their side assaulting fortified positions of the enemy. Countries in the RON are to build MOCs depicting their side defending an assault. Nations that currently have not declared war will need to do so before submitting combat builds or find other creative ways to build something to fit in with the guidelines. This a combat based game so if you're holding out from declaring war, you're really missing the point. All builds must be posted as a new topic in the “Great Brick War” subforum, the title prefixed by, "(GBW- CP2)" followed by the Country you’re representing, and then your MOC’s Title. Example "(GBW- CP2) Filace - Fueling up the Jets") Being that this is the first combat campaign, a strong emphasis should be placed on depicting your country's military forces, battle tactics, etc. Neither side should show their forces definitively destroying the opposition. Showing successes is okay, but not total domination. The winners of the campaign will be decided based on the points awarded from judging. This means if your team doesn't score well, it's possible for your forces to be beaten back. There is no minimum or maximum size requirement for this build. All LDD Builds must be labeled- Example: (GBW- CP2) Country - Title of build (LDD) All builds must be new MOC’s and not prior builds. Photo Editing is to be kept to a minimum with only real edits of lighting and color correction. No special effects. Players may crop one picture of their MOC onto a background picture to help with their landscape if they’d like. Pictures cannot be bigger than 800x600 Players may post a link to an offsite host such as Flickr where Higher Res pics are located. Be cool and share your photos in the GBW Flickr Group! Please refer to the General Rules Topic for limitations based on your Point Level. Upon completion, players must also post a link to their build in the AAR Thread as well letting the judges know that it is eligible for scoring. Campaign Duration 4/28/17 - 5/31/17 All builds will not be finalized until the closing date for the campaign. Players can edit their posts up until that point. As long as it is 5/30/17 somewhere in the world, you can submit. Use this as a deadline https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/usa/baker-island The Outcome The winning team will have an opportunity to choose a location where they would like to concentrate troops and launch an offensive. All players who participate will be awarded the points they earn for each build. The winning team will earn this tag. Players can have only (1) GBW Tag in their profile at a time. If you would like this tag, please let a GBW Staff Member know. All Questions Regarding Campaign 2 should be Posted in THIS TOPIC.
  22. MapName: Studica Grids: E4, F4 Just over the border into Grid F4, Captain Beeze and his team have been tasked with moving ahead of the armored column coming in to look into a possible hardened defense location. In the days of the intercontinental wars, FIlace and Briolui held a series of fortifications together to thwart foreign invaders. This location was once one of them. Since the two nations went their separate ways, Filace gave up any claim to bases inside of Briolui. Their mission is to investigate this one of several fortifications in the area before rolling the armor in. The team chugged along on edge. Up until now, they had never really been in any sort of direct danger. Now, they were the tip of the spear. The first to wade into the dark waters. All at once the world was loud with gun fire and rockets erupting all around the team as they slammed the vehicle to a stop. The Briolui Garrison opened up on them mercilessly firing from all directions and firing ports in the fort. Screaming over the hail of bullets. Captain Beeze: EVERYBODY OUT AND OVER THE DUNE! The team scrambled for cover as quickly as they could. Captain Beeze: Everyone good? Mike: Yeah Ghost: *Nods head* Marcus: SH** I couldnt grab my gun! Mike: You can always throw rocks... Captain Beeze: Ha! The LAV should be coming up any second to pound them. They just confirmed on the radio. Moments later, and LAV25 arrived onsite and started blasting the front facing fortification with HE Rounds. Before it could do any effective damage, the LAV was targeted by antitank gun built into the fort.... and was destroyed. Exiting the rear of the LAV before it was destroyed, Chief Jones was the only passenger to survive the blast. He scurried as quickly as he could up and over the berm to join the team. Captain Beeze: What's the deal Chief? Chief Jones: One hell of a cluster. Members of the team tried to put down some fire whenever they could to avoid any chance of a charge. Captain Beeze: We're gonna need to get some support on target quick or we're not gonna be around long enough for the convoy to make it here. Chief Jones: We have an asset on standby. Let me try and raise them. *INTO RADIO* Tiger Shark 2 this is Task Force Charlie. Do you Read? Over. Skirting in and out of maritime radar patrols in Grid E4, Littoral Class Ship Call sign TIger Shark 2 secretly made its way down the river nearing the unpatrolled entrance to the Basin. *RADIO* TF Charlie, this is Tiger Shark 2. Go Ahead* Chief Jones: We have been engaged from a hardened target incurring several casualties. Target ID is EF365K. Requesting Immediate Support. *RADIO* Uh Roger Charlie. We are currently blasting shoreline targets with the guns. Standby for override and Cruise missile launch. The Chief plotted a fire mission for them calling in precisely where the Anti Tank gun was located. *RADIO* Chief, Missile is Away. ETA 1 minute. Get your heads down, it's gonna be a big one. With a deafening roar, the missile from the ship came screaming across the sky and slammed directly into the fort blasting a hole the size of a car in it. The explosion sucked the oxygen out of the air for a short second. The team was quickly on their feet making their way to the bunker to start clearing the facility.
  23. The heroes of the Crescent Union slowly assemble at the palace of the Ji Pei where they are greeted by Jun and his mother. "What a fine selection of expertise we have before us." "Indeed mother, some of the very best of the Union. Heroes, I know that a good majority of you did not agree with my position as it regards this undertaking, but I am thankful for your offer to assist and to follow the will of our community. Hopefully you will indeed discover as I have the great opportunity that lies in Xu for the excellent people of this city." "It is certainly more than some would think they deserve." "Let us get on to the details. While we have confirmation from the rulers in Xu that the land is ours to use, we still must ensure that the way between here and there is safe for the transportation of the settlers. Master Legonardo and the Tritech Corporation are seeing to the construction of new airships for the means of transportation however, because of their size they will not be able to reach the altitude of some of Vincent's more advanced dirigibles." At this point the famous inventor's assistant enters the room. "What he means to say, is with the possibility of hundreds of people on board we can't risk keeping them all up thousands of feet above the ground. We need to plot a course to Xu that is quick and relatively safe." "Ah, Dr. Gioconda, right on time. Indeed, now looking at a map of Olegaia, we've charted the best route is over Pyr, through the Strait of Seirenes, past the southern border of Babeleth, across the Jade Sea and straight on to Xu." "There's a colony of Sirens in that strait that we're going to need to deal with and then we're going to need to build a refueling station in either Salamanda or Babeleth." "I'll leave that to you heroes to sort out. Once you're in Xu, make sure that the settlement is secure and hasn't been over-run by monsters or anything." "We'll be taking the Destiny's Bounty, is there anything you heroes need before we depart?" The Party Hoke Ablesword - Champion of the Northern Kingdoms, Kraken Whacker, Titan Smiter, Serpent Skinner, Matchmaker and Rock Champion of Decamon (UsernameMDM) *Party Leader* Human Male Paragon Level 56.6 *Blessed* *Immune to Fragile, Dark, Earth, Fire, Wind, Ice, Wood* *Absorbs Poison* Power Bonus: 9 (+3 WP) Defense: 66 Health: 118/118 Gold: 1133 Equipment: Zoot's Order (WP:40; Deals Darkness, Light, Ice, Cursed, Fragile, permanently Poisoned-by-10, hits reduce enemy SP by 1; spear, suitable for Hoke only [Hydra Tongue, Crimson Haze, Amethyst, Diamond, Etherial Opal]), Mythril Buckler (SP:41, Amethyst, Mythril), Hydra Skin (SP: 2, wearer gains HP when poisoned instead of losing it, backwear), Helm of Prestige (SP: 5, +10 Max HP, Wearer is Permanently Blessed, Headwear, suitable for Paragons), Bone Claws (+3 WP, 2 SP, hand wear), Obsan's "Masterpiece" (SP: 10; suitable for knights, barbarians, beast masters, dragoons, marauders and regulators; Immune to Ice, Wind and Wood; bodywear), Coat Hanger (Allows for a second body wear, Accessory), Sven's Heavy Armor (SP:6, Immune to Fire, Earth, Wind and Fragile), Crescent Seal (+2 Power, +1 Free item usage during the first round of battle), Guffington's Seal (Proves the Hero is a Friend of Guffington. The hero starts every quest with one "Hero's Cocktail": encouraged, hastened, lucky and inspired) Inventory: Weapons - Vintul (WP: 16; greatsword), Gladiator Trident (WP: 11, causes the Bleeding-by-5 effect; spear), Wasabi Blade (WP: 4, Fire-elemental long-sword), Glistening Halberd WP:10 (1/2; chance to caused stunned effect, lance), Blue Steel Shield (SP:5, Immune to Blind), Fang Dagger (WP:5, double damage to beasts, dagger), Balanced Main-Gauce (WP: 10, Riposte has a 1/6 chance of instantly killing the/each target, dagger, suitable only for marauders), Blade of Tranquility (WP: 2, deals the Sealed effect, Long-sword), , Longsword (WP:5; suitable for knights, rogues, beast warriors, infiltrators, marauders, regulators, skirmishers and winged warriors.) Artifacts - Warrior's Treads (SP:2, Health +1, footwear), Sharkskin Gloves (Accessory, provides immunity from water elemental attacks), Samurai Helmet (WP:+4, immune Confused, Sealed suitable to knights, dragoons, regulators, winged warriors), Sterile Gloves (Immune to poisoned and bleeding, handwear, suitable for anyone), Cultist Hat (damage vs undead), Electro Gear (Adds lightning-element to physical attacks and protects from lightning-elemental damage, accessory), Pugilist Gloves (+2 to power, immune Weakened), Shadeaux Cape (SP:1; suitable to those with reputation among the Shadeaux only; if reputation is great, SP is doubled; if reputation is outstanding, SP is tripled; backwear.), Iceborn's Improved Summoning Amulet (Can be used once per quest to revive a fallen enemy to join the party. The enemy has a level equal to their previous level, and health equal to the half the health of the hero reviving them. Their class can be determined by the QM, and they cannot be revived by Phoenix Essences. Accessory), Medal of Glory (Wearer gains triple experience, accessory), Gems - Ruby (Fire), Etherial Sapphire (Sealed+Wind), Emerald (Wood), Etherial Aquamarine (Confusion+Water), Topaz (Lightning), Etherial Garnet (Slowed+Earth), Etherial Topaz (Lighting+Stunned), Opal Scrolls - Scroll of Frailty, Scroll of Weakening, Scroll of Blindness, Scroll of Confusion, Scroll of Sealing, Scroll of Sleep Tools - Bedroll, Pickaxe, Shovel 3x Smoke Bomb, Lightning Bomb, Water Bomb, Air Bomb, 2x Dirt Bomb, Confuse Bomb, Seal Bomb, x2 Stun Bombs, Skadi Bomb Consumables - 3x Phoenix Essence, 6x Grand Potion, Health Core, 2x Grand Tonic, 4x Remedy, 5x Ether Core, Elixir, 2x Ambrosia, Soma, 5x Mead, 2x Smelling Salts, 2x Titan Heart (Grants encouraged- and inspired-effects when consumed), 2x Flame-Distilled Brandy (Encouraged & Immune to Ice), 6x Venom, 2x Deadly Venom, 2x Feather of Flight (Allows the user to flee from the battle when used), Henry Award (Can be sold for 200 Gold or to give +1 HP or +1 Power to a character, Consumable, Soul-bound), 2x Hero's Cocktail, Crimson Haze (Causes a weapon to deal the poisoned by 7 and cursed effects permanently) Decamon Deck - Nixie (Water 7), Reaper (Dark 8), Stone Golem (Rock 8), Carcinos (Aquatic 8), Storm Elemental (Electric 8), Tianlong (Ethereal 10) The Demon Germ (Samurai Turtle) ??? years old ; Half Demon; Male Black Knight Level 20 1/3 *Immune to Stunned* *Absorbs Ice* *Immune to Darkness Wood & Fire* Power Bonus: 4 Defense: 17 Health: 37/37 Gold: 1209 Equipment: Spesialian Helmet (SP:2, SP:4 if wearer’s Star Elf, Health +2, Power +2, Suitable for anyone; headwear), Black Knight's Armor (SP:4; Protects from Stunned-effects; immune to Fire/Ruby; suitable for Black Knights; bodywear), Shadow Cloak (SP:1, immune to Darkness/Amethyst & Emerald/Wood; backwear), Winter Shield (SP:10; absorb Ice but takes double damage from Fire; shield), Obsidian Scimitar (WP:20; Darkness-elemental; longsword) Inventory: Weapons - Chain Scythe (WP:6; applies Enamored; scythe), Wrench (WP:5; decreases the target’s level by 1; throwing weapon), {Two} Kobold Sharp Wings (WP:8; Deals Bleeding 1; throwing weapon), Sanctified Rito Gypsy Dart (WP:5; doubled against Flying enemies; throwing weapon), Unicorn’s Horn (WP:8, healing becomes nurturing, removing negative effects as well; Diamond/Light-elemental staff), Dwarven Portable Catapult (WP:10; Double Damage to Enemies Visibly Larger than the User; Throwing Weapon), Ignis Blade (WP:5, Fire-elemental, ignores SP of foes weak to Fire, (Beasts, Icey, and Plants) gems cannot be merged into or removed from the weapon; great-sword), borrowed from Vindsval (Asphalt), Gaia Blade (WP:5, Wood-elemental, ignores SP foes weak to Wood,(aquatic and Rock) gems cannot be merged into or removed from the weapon; great-sword), borrowed from Vindsval (Asphalt) Artifacts - Sterile Gloves (Protects from Poisoned- and Bleeding- effects; handwear), Red Shield (SP:8; shield), Demon Wings (Take To The Skies dealsDarkness-elemental damage and Hexed instead of Wind-elemental damage and Stunned; backwear, suitable to The Demon Germ only), Gems / Scrolls - Scroll of Blindness (Enables casting the blinded-effect to the target, making them unable to use a physical attack for the next three rounds. Each casting has a 50/50 chance of success and costs 1 ether.), Consumables - Smoke Bomb (x3), Level-Up Mushroom, Bone (x8), Deadly Venom (x3), Remedy (x4), Smelling Salts (x2), Human Repellent (Makes the user impervious to direct attacks from humanoid enemies during one battle unless he is the last hero standing; consumable.), Potion (x8), Venom (x2), Mead, Grand Potion (x4), Tools - Bedroll, Shovel, Pickaxe, Magnifying Glass, Crescent Seal (+2 Power, +1 Free item usage during the first round of battle) Others - 2 Gold Ring (worth 15 gold, or can be given to someone else to make them Enamored with the giver), Gold Bar (A bar of gold. Value: 50 gold) loaned to Vindsval (Asphalt) Torald Waruelf, Matchmaker (Alfadas) 20 year old male human Barbarian Level 13.5 Power Bonus: 4 Defense: 3 Health: 22/22 Gold: 236 Equipment: Spark Hammer (WP: 8 Lightning & Wood elemental Hammer. Double WP against flying and mechanical), Tricorne (SP:3, headwear; suitable to anyone). Boots of Drunken Boxing (Power +2; if wearer is encouraged: power +8. Footwear. Suitable for Torald only), Inventory: Weapons - Spear (WP:5), Old and Rusty Greatsword (WP: 3), Broken Spear (WP: 3; Causes Bleeding and Poisoned by 2 every other round used), Sludge Glaive (WP:8, pierces defense and causes either fragile or weakened; halberd) Artifacts - Pongcanis Shield (SP: 7; Shield), Crocodile Belt (Max. Health +2; accessory), Fighting Boots (Power +5 on the front row; footwear.) Consumables - Fire Bomb, 4 Potions, 9 Mead, Tiger Balm, 2 Venom,Tools - Shovel, Pickaxe, Crescent Seal (+2 Power, +1 Free item usage during the first round of battle) Ezeran Yavarr (MysticModulus)42 year old male human SorcererLevel 20 1/3 *Immune to Wood and Fire, Sealed and Blindness* *Enemies that hit Ezeran become slowed* Power Bonus: 2 (+2 spellpower)Defense: 5Health: 33/33Ether: 29/29Gold: 428Equipment: Ancient Sapphamber Staff (WP:8, doubled against Ancient enemies, staff) Sneezing Demon (SP:2; enemies that hit the wearer become slowed; immunity to wood, fire and blindness, suitable to Ezeran only; bodywear), Etherium Pauldrons (SP:3, immune to sealed; backwear), Sedge hat (Max. Ether +4; headwear)Inventory: Weapons - Trickster’s Baubel (WP:6, each hit causes one random effect: stunned, poisoned by 1, asleep, blinded, sealed or confused; wand), Artifacts - Hood of the Elementalist (SP:1, *Absorbs darkness*; headwear, suitable to anyone) Gems - Emerald (Wood), Ruby (Fire), Diamond (Light), Sapphire (wind). Consumables - 5x grand potions, 5x grand tonics, 3x Remedy, 3x smelling salts, ether core, 3x nostrums, smoke bomb, myrrh. Tools - Crescent Seal (+2 Power, +1 Free item usage during the first round of battle), Bedroll, Shovel Throlar Wineghilm 137 year old male Dwarven Warden. Level: 17 1/2 *Rolls of Aim become Hit when using bows* *Immune to Weakened and Free Hits* Power Bonus: 1 Defense: 0 Health: 40/40 Gold: 110 Equipment: Huntsman's Bow (WP: 7; damages undead; bow), Shield of Invisibility (SP: 0; the user is immune to free hits until they are the last hero standing),Lion's Plate (Max health +5, Power +1; wearer is immune to weakened; suitable for knights and barbarians; body wear), Quiver of Homing Arrows (Rolls of AIM become HIT; can only be used with a bow or a crossbow; backwear). Inventory: Weapons - Elven Sword (WP: 5, longsword), Miracle Lance (A white spear crafted in the likeness of an ancient dragon; WP: 10; doubled against Ancient enemies; lance), Fellcrest Hand Axe (WP: 8; deals bleeding 5 on successful hits; throwing weapon), Mopagsaber (WP: 12; Ice elemental; longsword), Blackstone Club (WP: 30; Earth and darkness elemental; club), City Watch Halberd (WP: 3; halberd). Artifacts - Elven Shield (SP: 5; Ice and darkness elemental; all elves in the party gain the same amount of SP as long as the wielder is standing), Lethauros Crushers (While equipped, the wearer does double damage to Rock and Flying type enemies; suitable for anyone; footwear), Amulet of Elven Loyalty (Wearer can use anything suitable for elves and is considered a friend by all elves; the wearer also becomes encouraged if there are elves in the party; suitable to Throlar only; accessory), Counterstrike Gloves (If the wearer is damaged by a free hit, they counter with strength equal to their level; handwear),Monkey Armor (SP:4, immune to earth and bound; suitable for knights, beast warriors, dragoons, skirmishers and winged warriors; body wear), Crow Helmet (SP: 1; Flying enemies do not deal free hits to the wearer; suitable for Knights and Dragoons; headwear), Greaves of the Wolf (SP: 5; Wearer is Nimble; footwear). Consumables - Phoenix Essence, x2 Potion, Grand Potion, x3 Remedy, Mead, Nostrum, Soma, Smelling Salts, Hint Coin (Gives the user a hint about a puzzle or a tricky situation, Useable only once, Has no monetary value), x2 Bone, Floral Bomb, Air Bomb, Water Bomb, Baldur Bomb, Lightning Bomb, Fire Bomb, x2 Smoke Bomb, First aid kit (Restores full health and removes all negative effects From the entire party once used) x4 Shattering Arrow (lowers enemy SP by 10 points, suitable for classes that use crossbows and bows), Grating Stone. Tools - Bedroll, Shovel, Pickaxe, Magnifying Glass. Other - Viper scale (worth 40 gold to some NPC's). Decamon Deck - Magic Carp (Aquatic 1), Volt Ant (Electric 1), Will-o'-the-Wisp (Fiery 1), Tweetybird (Flying 1), Toxic Toad (Plant 1), Ursa Minor (Eithereal 1), Specter (Dark 2), Dryad (Plant 6). QM Note: Welcome aboard folks, I know there's a lot of exposition in this first post, but please ensure your stats are all correct and up to speed. The intention is a somewhat short quest, so hopefully we won't keep this thing dragging.
  24. Tragedy Before Destruction MAP NAME: STUDICA GRID: F3 The Devils Highway is a long winding patch of land that makes a perfect clearing through the jungles and canyons of southern Filace straight into Briolui. Through History and Time, this natural earthen roadway developed quite the folklore among locals. It is said that the road was carved by the devil himself to draw the war machines into hell and create a path for the unworthy to get away from it. Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Tonight proves to be like any other night as the military heads off to war and the bystanders try to get away from it. Hour by Hour Heavy Vehicles.... Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr Soldiers...... Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr and the innocent..... Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr pass each other on the down slope to war. Tanks pound the ground... Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr and mortars rip through the sky.... Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr as the willingly damned pass by those looking to be saved. Great Brick War by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr
  25. Living Like a King Map Name: Studica Grid: F2 Rick Robbins: High above Metropolis, the President of Filace resides in his penthouse on the 105th floor of his building which looks suited for a King. Our network was granted an exclusive sit down with the president during the media black out to discuss his the situation in the world and to try and understand how a man like this makes his decisions. The President: Welcome to my home Rick. Rick Robbins: Thank you for having us sir. This is truly a marvelous place you have here. Fit for a King if I say so. I'm in awe of the gold floors. The President: Thank you Rick. It's tremendous. I had it built by the best builders in the country. Let me show you around. The President: This here is the banner from the World Unity Fair that I was honored to chair for some time. These festivals are tremendous. Huge turn outs. Really great people. Rick Robbins: I hear we won't be having one this year, its truly unfortunate. Do you think we could use a little unity in a time like this? The President: I do. I will tell you this, we have great unity right now in our country and with our allies. Nobody wants what's going on right now. It's absurd frankly. Rick Robbins: I like what you have here on the wall. These old recruiting posters from way back. What do these mean to you? The President: It means a lot to me frankly. I think there is always more work to be done, no matter what point in life you are at. I gave up a comfortable life to be President. I have a great company and employ thousands of people. I could have very easily stuck to that life but work needed to be done. Our country is in big trouble. We've been getting pushed around for too long. Rick Robbins: Do you believe that to be the reason we've seen such provocation from Briolui and Toohati as of late? The President: Sure, they've been getting away with murder, literally, for so long now. They don't realize that the days of Filace laying down and taking it are over. Nobody wants bloodshed. It's horrible. The worst decision you have to make as a President is to send your men and women to war. But we cannot allow these practices any longer. **Loud Blaring Beeping Rings out from the Panel on the Wall** Rick Robbins: What in the world is that? The President: Stay calm Rick. That's my intercom from the security office on the first floor. *Touching the Panel* This is the President. **Sir we have a breach. We believe two intruders slipped passed security and are on their way up. Can you shelter in place until security arrives?** The President: Send your team up, we'll switch to the secure radio and follow protocol. Rick, take the pictures off the wall there. Rick Robbins: Mr. President, what should I do? The President: *Turning on the hand held secure radio he pulled from the wall* Comm Check, this is the President. **We have you sir.** The President: Rick, help me move the flag structure here. Rick Robbins: Sir what if your security doesn't make it in time? The President: They will Rick. If they don't we're prepared for that as well. Rick Robbins: Mr President! I'm no.... The President: Take the gun. My safe room is right across the hall. We'll be fine. Rick Robbins: The crew had to stop filming at that point and leave the equipment behind so we could fit in the safe room. We made it there with no trouble while the President watched over us until security arrived. The intruders were apprehended, we have no information on them at this time. I thanked the President for his hospitality and he vowed to reschedule with us to continue our discussion in the future.