Can we make a 'Hello?' thread, where everyone just says Hello? If we did this, people would come to the forum and say "That's a weird bunch of people." and then leave us alone. Or, they would go "That's a weird bunch of people. Maybe I should join them." Whaddaya think?
Also, NightBlade: I looked around, and some of the guests are, apparently, proxys or whatever from major sites that won't harm us. Also, I keep getting signed out when I leave my internet app so half of the guests are probably just me. XP
Hmm. I suppose I'd be interested in a historical battle, though I suspect it will go the way of the others. I know I don't have a lot of time.... I'll talk to Leilani. Do you have a specific time/plot starter?
Even you're doing multiple threads at the same time, it'd be nice if there was something strong to start you off and give you the best chances for it to succeed. Because it seems starting a battle thread without a goal seems to... Well, kill it.
Oh, I've got a couple of ideas. ;) Forgive my puns.
Idea I - French Revolution Unrest seethes in the streets of Paris. The commoners have begun to Dream a Dream where men are free and equal, but will our revolution end with Empty Chairs? Quickly, grab a musket! Don your powdered wig. When the beating of your heart matches the beating of the drums, strike a blow for liberty--plan a daring escape from the Bastille, or pursue fleeing aristocrats through Parisian sewers. Afterward we can rendezvous at a quaint cafe for crepes and experiment with Google Translate. Viva la France! Character Possibilities - Paupers, urchins, African slaves, rebels, corrupt soldiers, snobby aristocrats, sympathetic nobles, disillusioned officials. The period offers opportunity for character conflict beyond the usual battle scenes. We can experiment with class difference, corruption, race, different forms of government, and whether the end (liberty) outweighs the means (violence). Weaponry - Muskets, rifles, swords, pikes, bayonets, knives, cannons. Similar to what was used during the American Revolution.
Idea II - Old West Covered wagons trundle through rippling plains of grass. Native Americans gallop after charging buffalo. Cowboys and cattle rustlers shoot-em-up in a gloomy saloon, only to be interrupted by the town's new sheriff. The Old West offers a dozen different subplots. We can take the Laura Ingalls route and stake a homestead, or forget the settlers altogether, and concentrate on raids between Indian tribes. Personally, I would like to play a fur trapper who is captured by the Sioux. Character Possibilities - Settlers, cowboys, cattle-rustlers, lawmen, sheriffs, hangmen, schoolteachers, Sioux, Pawnee, Blackfeet, Navajo, fur trappers, US soldiers. These characters will obviously butt heads. Perhaps soldiers set fire to the Indian camp, or cattle-rustlers massacre the cowboys. Weaponry - Firearms (http://www.militaryfactory.com/smallarms/wild-west-guns.asp), bows and arrows, knives, bayonets, tomahawks, etc.
Idea III - Ancient Rome This is the era of the Caesars. We can brawl in the gladiator arena, enlist in the legions, and race chariots in the Circus Maximus. Rome's rich history allows for diverse subplots. Our slaves can murder their masters, or a band of Zealot assassins could sneak into the Senate. Since the Romans didn't have an official "police force," I've been toying with the idea of street justice, or perhaps the ancient equivalent of a private eye. Character Possibilities - Senators, noble women, Christians, radical Zealots, centurions, legionaries, Praetorians guards, gladiators, assassins, slaves, beggars, urchins, pickpockets, pirates, Greeks, Celts, Jews, Spaniards. The pirates might kidnap the noblewoman. The assassins might recruit the slaves. Perhaps our Christian centurion has to choose between following orders or following his conscience. Weaponry - Swords (gladius), daggers (pugio), spears (pilum), breastplate (lorica segmentata), bows and arrows, siege towers.
Any more ideas? I think Feudal Japan sounds like fun. :D Ninjas!
Carpe diem! Member of the UG since October 4th, 2012
Hmm. Since Leilani and I are on the same page, I'll give the go ahead on the historical battle.
I personally vote the French Revolution because France, Les Mis. Qu'ils mangent de la brioche! But if I was to suggest another idea, it would be 1920s Chicago. And because I have a lot of slang I like to throw around and I don't get to. Like copacetic. Or eventually do the paperboy strike in New York.
Basically I like social unrest and clashes between the classes. I really shouldn't be put in charge of things as often as I am.
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