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New LJ game?

Since the demise of rowan_academy and lostsatyr putting his BtVS game on indefinite hold, I've been considering starting up a new LJ game (probably in the fall at this point).

I have ideas for two games:

1. Dark Ages: Fae: This would be set in a version of Arthurian Britain based heavily on Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon. The PCs would be members of one faerie fortress at war with another. The Faerie Queen of the PCs' fortress has made alliances with the mysterious fae of the Heavenly Courts of the Sunrise Land.

2. Werewolf: The Apocalypse: The PCs would be a group of young Cliath (First-Rank Garou) sent to Japan as part of a cultural exchange between the Garou Nation and the Beast Courts of the Emerald Mother. There will be combat, certainly, but I'd like to concentrate more on character interaction and the PCs being "strangers in a strange land."

I might consider another type of Western shapeshifter for this game if the player came up with a suitable background story. Given the bad blood between the Garou and the other Fera, though, I'd prefer to keep non-Garou characters to an absolute minimum.

So, assuming I go ahead with this, which system would people like me to run?


Poll #541181 What system shall I run?

Which system would you like to play?

Werewolf: The Apocalypse
5(71.4%)
Dark Ages: Fae
2(28.6%)



Edited to add: Those of you interested in playing either game, there is a follow-up post here, with another poll. If you haven't already, go and vote. :)

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yadoking
Jul. 28th, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC)
They both sound fascinating! I've played both games before; yet since I know much more about Japanese modern day cultural relations than Arthurian legend (of which I know nothing) the Werewolf is more appealing to me.
blackgryphon
Jul. 28th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
Although I am not 100% sure I would have time for the game, I find myself much more interested in the Dark Ages: Fae game.
legolad
Jul. 28th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
While I haven't played in either of these game systems, I've heard far more about Werewolf than Dark Ages: Fae. As well, I know more about modern Japan than I do about Arthurian Britain (and what I do know about that time era in Britain has been marred by Monty Python and the Holy Grail), so I'd be more comfortable playing in a Japanese setting.

Either way, they both sound intriguing.
countgeiger
Jul. 28th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
Interestingly, one of my wife's and my best friends is Diana Paxson, so seeing a Mists based game is of some interest.
kitran
Jul. 30th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
Werewolf: The Apocalypse
What other kinds of Western Shapeshifters are out there? Werecats?
thegamemistress
Aug. 1st, 2005 11:09 am (UTC)
Re: Werewolf: The Apocalypse
Yes, kitran, there are werecats. Lessee, off the top of my head - the Bagheera (wereleopards), the Balam (werejaguars), the Bubasti (Egyptian werecats), Ceilican (werecats with close ties to the fae - supposedly extinct), Khan (weretigers, though they're more of an Eastern tribe), Pumonca (werecougars), Qualmi (werelynxes), Simba (werelions), and Swara (werecheetahs).

The other types of shapeshifters most likely to be accepted in this game (besides the werecats) would be the wereravens and the werecoyotes. Of course, as stated above, I'm looking for werewolves first and foremost.
kitran
Aug. 1st, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)
Re: Werewolf: The Apocalypse
Simba.. oh, of course. Swahili for lion. :) Just as Garou is Japanese for 'hungry wolf' :) The Bagheera, can they be all shades, including the black leopard, AKA the panther?
thegamemistress
Aug. 1st, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Werewolf: The Apocalypse
Black leopards are acceptable, yes. The Bastet book says the majority of Bagheera are black in cat form, though some African ones are yellow-brown with spots instead. For some reason, females tend to have black coats in cat form, while yellow coats tend to be more common in males.
merna_walters
Aug. 1st, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)
I could do either, but well from my visit you know which were I'm dying to play...
the_archmage
Aug. 9th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC)
If I had to place a vote, I'd go for Dark Ages Fae. Werewolf, even though it is an easier concept to embrace, has the pivital difficulty of the need for combat intesive interests. Dark Ages Fae, which was UNBELIEVABLY well done compared to its predecessor Changeling has a bit more to offer. I was a player in a couple of WtA games a few years ago but they had a phenominal fizzle rate as a result of the emphasis of combat.
My fiance, etainemccul, would be really interested in the Fae game too.
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