Monday, September 9, 2013

The King is Dead: Questions? Comments?

Do you have any comments, questions, reactions, or suggestions for The King is Dead? 

In my new-found mania for making separate pages on Wine and Savages, I’ve added a page for what I’ve written so far for The King is Dead.  Well, most of it anyway; it doesn’t contain the notes on vampire physiology and sexuality that accompany Libertines and Liberated.  I know that section needs work; in fact, I know I need to do a lengthy “Monster Ecology” section on vampire society.

What do you think of the material so far?  Keep in mind that everything I’ve written and posted thus far is “public brainstorming” – first draft, off the cuff, stream of consciousness stuff.  I’m not married to any of it; I’d just rather let the setting come to me organically and in piecemeal rather than force it into a rigid outline and form.  I’ve been pleasantly surprised by some of my discoveries – the Church of Sathaniel amuses me to no end and the Bloodstained Blade cracks me up – but I’m worried that I haven’t really captured the intended theme of the setting so far.  Knowing what others are thinking would help.

What do you want out of a Gothic revolutionary setting?  

4 comments:

  1. This is fantastic stuff; I definitely like the direction you're going with it and would play this in a heartbeat.

    As for rules, have you thought about what you could mine from other Savage Worlds settings? Regime Diabolique seems like a good place to steal from, especially since it has a system for alchemy you could hack alongside Weird Science. Solomon Kane likely has bits you could use as well.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. Your vote of confidence means a lot!

      I'll take a second look at introducing new rules for alchemy. The Fantasy Companion has some too that might be useful.

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  2. I think this is a great setting you're cooking up here, with loads of ideas I very well may swipe. :) I think I might like to mash up The King is Dead with the City of Lichstadt (http://dreamsinthelichhouse.blogspot.com/search/label/Lichtstadt) from over at Dreams in the Lich House, and set the whole thing about another thousand years in the future for some Vampire Hunter D-style action. But I'd also be happy to play in the setting just as you've written it. So please, keep writing and posting it.

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  3. Thanks, ninjasridingdinosaurs! Lichstadt was one of Beedo's great ideas (I wonder if it was an unconscious influence on The King is Dead?) and I've had Vampire Hunter D on the brain myself. Check out the Accursed RPG blog for more of something with a similar theme.

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