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Ravenloft -Small Group Play Interest Check

Black_Out

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#1

I am the ancient, I am the land.



The land of Ravenloft awaits a small band of brave souls to pass beyond the mists that lead into it's grey and bleak world of horror. This adventure will be based on the original module, loosely tailored to keep it fresh for those who are familiar and tweaked to well, add some spice to the affair. Since this is my third time dipping my toes into a group play I've opted to keep the group at an intimate number. So while I'll be accepting at most three players to partake in the affair I'm also perfectly willing to go with just two.

If your familiar with Dungeons and Dragons, great, if your not, don't worry. Even though Ravenloft is based on the game system I'd like to spin away from that as much as possible and keep it a strictly human affair. No dwarves, elves, half elves or orcs, just humans. I could care less about classes for this, preferring that people have a set of skills that seem reasonable and aren't relying on wild fantasy powers or magic to define their characters abilities. If there's any questions regarding a character concept I'm happy to discuss those and willing to take suggestions that fit the very low magic flavor I'm looking to establish.

As for the story itself, my initial intentions are to introduce our players into the tale from the vantage point of one of them having received a rather fancifully penned note delivered into their hands. It would inform them of the passing of some relative in the distant and relatively unknown land of Barovia. Also included in the note would be their blood right to acquire that persons lands and holdings, which are described as a manor with it's own private plot of land and house servant. Of course this character is on a turn of misfortune financially of late and views the formal letter stating her inheritance of this property and all of it's wealth to be something to good to pass up. So she acquires herself a few companions for the trip (after all the rumors of the path there being thick with wolves would make it seem a bad idea to make the trek alone). Whether they be friends, mercenaries, or something else entirely is open for discussion and collaboration.

So with that general layout presented I'd like to open this up to an interest check.
 
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#2
Ooh, this looks interesting! I love the gothic atmosphere of something like the original Ravenloft, but the high fantasy gonzo tone of modern D&D tends to turn me off it, so something more grounded with an all-human cast sounds ideal to me. Can I ask, what would the level of adult/sexual content be in this game? I'm happy to play even if it's totally non-smut, but it would inform which of my character concepts I put forward.
 

Princess_Kaylin

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I totally would be up for this...maybe be a noble who the threat big bad might like....i have played the module before in dnd and love the npc who gets into danger...was allowed to play as her once before
 

xanaphia

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#5
OMG I loooooooooove Ravenloft. I tried running my PnP campaign on here, but I didn't have the patience to pbp.

I don't think I've played the original module, but I am going to guess it revolves around Castle Ravenloft, to avoid spoilers. Consider me tentatively interested.
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I totally would be up for this...maybe be a noble who the threat big bad might like....i have played the module before in dnd and love the npc who gets into danger...was allowed to play as her once before
Yeah I would love e to play a big bad x the character one shot.
 

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To answer a few queries, yes this revolves around Castle Ravenloft and the village of Barovia which the aforementioned castle looms over. As for a smut to story ratio I haven't really put to much thought to that though it's probably safe to say that story will be the focus and smut will fit in where it appropriate. I'm looking for literate partners, people that are comfortable with wringing out detailed posts that I feel I'll be compatible with. Also for this endeavor I would ideally prefer to have partners that are fairly consistent contributors to BR and have some history here.
 
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#7
Hmm, alright. So, since it sounds like we're not using a published D&D setting outside of Barovia, do you have material on your own setting for us to look at, or are we free to make stuff up about the wider world as it relates to our characters?

Also, how much would you say our characters should be "adventurers" expecting trouble versus ordinary people who don't know what they're in for? The intro you've suggested with the letter could easily support either. If someone else plays the letter recipient, I was thinking of doing a mercenary they've hired as an escort along the dangerous road?
 

Princess_Kaylin

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#8
If you want i have many detailed posts on the site and have been around since da. Sadly group forum games are usuallu slow with turns but have had many pm rp game which last for a while.

I do not think i will do much art for this one if accepted but do plan to do some atmosphere music if it is allowed at appropriate times for my character moments
 

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#9
I'll be sending out PM's to those I choose to invite into the group. Since I mean to keep it a small affair and I figured it might draw some level of interest I realize that some people that respond here will be turned down.
 

Black_Out

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#10
Just a little bump, two slots are taken currently and I'm considering a third. If your interested post so here, or feel free to send a PM my way. If you've already spoken of your interest and I have yet to contact you don't fret, I'm simply letting others get a chance to express their interest before I make any decisions on the final roster spot.
 

Black_Out

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#11
The gates of Ravenloft are tentatively closed. Since our story is just starting up I'm not looking for any additional partners to join. That said, depending entirely on how our story moves along I might consider adding one more player at some point down the road if myself and the current roster feel it would be a welcome addition. So if your still interested, feel free to PM me or reply here and in the event that we decide to take one more in I'll be in touch.
 
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