In the interests of these types of posts sort of dying, here’s a quick update. We had a good get-together last night. We came up with the following situation & the beginnings of a good setting (not detailed here):
"The small oasis village of Qirt, on the border of the Imperial province of Aels and the Endless desert.
The yearly Imperial tithe collector arrived right on time, her Imperial legionaries escorting the heavily armoured, camel-pulled wagon into the adobe-construction imperial fort ready to take possession of the village’s dept to the Empire and return it to the Aelish capital to the West.
During the night, Lord Ricardo Serra and his men struck. Somehow they managed to have the fort’s gate opened, and a band of his finest men stalked the fort, killing the tithe collector and her retinue, and all those who stood in their way until they located the boy they sought. Once they had the child and the monies from the tithe wagon, they withdrew to safety and Lord Serra let loose his orcish soldiers to raze the town and kill any possible witnesses to the child’s abduction.
Now, the three of you, left for dead when the child was taken, are deep within the fort while bloodthirsty orcs stalk the fort and village of Qirt. The smell of fire, smoke and burning bodies fills the air, while the screams and prayers of those survivors of the village can be heard being brutally slaughtered where they stand. Stay where you are and you’ll be engulfed by the flames of the shattered fort or slain by the orcs still hunting those alive within.
Little do the three know, but this is no mere raid and abduction on the remote borders of the Empire, this is the spark that will ignite a civil war…"
The game is till a WIP & I or hopefully others will give their views on the game. We have 3 players and are workign towards BITs. I’m away 10 days but will continue next month.