3484Re: [indie-netgaming] Children of the North
- Dec 3, 2004Man, this looks like fun. If only I wasn't going to a concert tonight...
On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 19:26:17 -0600 (CST), Loki <xiombarg@...> wrote:
> What's going on, game-wise, on Friday and Saturday? The newsletter isn't
> much help...
> I'm considering doing a one-shot of this:
> The game focuses on play heroes that are avatars of a given culture.
> Here's the blurb from the RTF for those who don't want to download it at
> the moment:
> For years, periodically, the Lich-Lord has been sending waves and waves of
> undead into civilized lands. Every century or so, he is beat back, only to
> come back with a new army of undead in the next century. So it has been
> for time immemorial.
> However, despite the setbacks that this situation has caused, civilization
> has become more and more sophisticated over time, and several great
> civilizations have clawed their way into the light. And this time, they're
> taking the fight back to the Lich-Lord.
> Normally, the thick ever-shifting glaciers surrounding the Isle of the
> Lich-Lord have prevented ships from getting close enough to do anything to
> the Lich-Lord. His own armies just walk on the ocean floor. But recent
> innovations in fire-magick have made the invasion possible.
> The combined might of several civilizations is involved in this assault --
> mass armies, all coordinating.
> You, a great hero, have been chosen by your culture to be part of a
> special strike team. It is your job, along with other heroes chosen by
> their respective cultures, to find and destroy the Lich-King himself.
> This has been made complicated by an unusual discovery: The Isle of the
> Lich-King has a living population. These people love their undead king,
> and gladly give their dead up to him, in return for the protections of his
> magick. Through the Lich-King's necromancy and other magicks, the
> "Children of the North" (as they call themselves) have a utopian society,
> with very little conflict and a high quality of living, dedicated mostly
> to producing brilliant works of art.
> The Children of the North generally disapprove of the Lich-King's periodic
> invasions in principle, but given everything the Lich-King has given them,
> they feel they cannot argue with his one "eccentricity". They admit to
> being surprised that there is anyone living south of them at all...
> Kirt "Loki" Dankmyer -- http://ivanhoeunbound.com -- xiomBRAG on AIM
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