Burn the Throne and the Crown
By the people, for the people, dammit.
I’d make up a dozen or so Burning Wheel characters for players to choose from. No noble lifepaths, dammit! No noble bastards with pretty hair looking for revenge. I was thinking of having the only martial characters being a soldier turned farmer, a failed knight and a desperate killer while the rest of the characters are guild leaders, merchants and craftsfolk. Mmmmaybe a failed apprentice sorcerer but maybe not.
The players would craft beliefs about bringing about a revolution that will end the feudal system and links to their personal lives. I don’t want the revolution to be perpetrated by a group of hooded loners with spring-knives on their wrists.
Dwarving Mining Company
By my beard, axe and anvil, let’s make some money!
Pete had this idea way back for Burning Wheel. I’d like to add a situation to it – word is that the dwarven prince is on the verge of bankruptcy, so any enterprising guilders with money to lend will have a strong pull on the throne.
Soda machine in the cafeteria and O-negative in the nurse’s office.
A few friends were talking about the supernatural-themed novels they were writing and one is loosely based on a Monsterhearts game she played this summer. After posting a link and another FB friend saying that the game looked it cool, it took every ounce of my self-control not to jump on the opportunity with both feet and offer to run a game.
Game fast, I’m not playing RPG’s right now and that is okay.
Naturally, the election season made me think of how much fun it would be to run a high school election in a supernatural drama.
Those are a few of the rough gaming ideas rattling around in my head.
How about you?