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Offline woolyshambler

Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« on: February 02, 2016, 01:40:49 am »
You've all heard the tales of our history, those parts of it that we were fortunate enough to remember and record...  Stories of a golden age passed, idyllic legends of a time without calamity or conflict; an Age of Elysium.  Indeed, so soon as the First discovered the application and manipulation of Adalstier, man truly inherited the world, taking the vacant thrones of the Gods for himself.  With Mother Adalstier the size of mountains, the First sculpted the world at a whim with the very forces of nature as their tools, played with the fabric of the universe as they plucked a symphony of infinite beauty for all to hear, and wove a tapestry that stretched indefinitely to a future eclipsed only by the limits of their own dreams and daring.   

Undoubtedly you also grew up hearing of the woe and sorrow of the Generations of Strife, of how not even ascending the steps of divinity had slaked the thirst of the First, having drunk from a fire that could not be quenched once imbibed.  How the First turned on one another; and how from their great engines of creation and life, rained death and destruction upon Antiope as our world had not known since the Gods themselves left us in the wake of their final war.  Even as the First forsook their namesake and fell to the Second, the war continued, generation after generation, leaving nothing but ashes and memories of a people long dead and dust and shards of Mother Adalstier forever cleaved and shattered, the final legacy of the Old War and our inheritance from the First and the Second.

Yet, as torn and ravaged as our world had become, those of us who remained rebuilt.  We, the Third, huddled around the embers of our once great ships after the last shots were fired and silence blanketed Antiope.  Even broken and shattered, the hearts of our vessels continued to beat, if only just, shielding us from the worse and protecting what little we had left.  We rebuilt, rediscovered, reconnected, and rejoiced, learning that we were not alone as we had feared.  If there was one gift the Old War had left us, it was prudence and temperance.  We, the Third, learned from the mistakes of our past, turning our tears and wounds to strength and looking to the future with brighter, wiser eyes.

OVERALL SETTING: The world, Antiope, is largely inhospitable, scoured by powerful elemental storms, rifts in reality, and roaming bands of ravenous monsters/automaton, all sequelae of the Old War, that make land travel treacherous on the best of days and air travel in special airships the only reasonably safe means of transportation.  Most of humanity resides in great barrier cities built around the crashed remnants of the Firsts' airships (hundreds of times larger than any found in the modern age and veritable floating cities in their own right judging from their ruins) where what's left of their Adalstier crystal cores stabilize the surrounding damage caused by the Old War to create habitable bubbles.  Many generations have passed since the survivors of the Old War first began to rebuild and the world is now a much brighter, much more civilized place than it has been in hundreds of years.  The ruins of the old airships have now become cities and metropolises in their own right.  Significant parts of the economy revolve around the recovery and salvage of Adalstier crystal from the badlands which, through an intensive process, can be refined and reintroduced to the cores and expand the habitability bubbles, allowing for further growth of the population.  Lower grade Adalstier that's too small or impure to be meaningfully incorporated is used to power everything from cars to guns.  In general, the setting is most similar to near-future magitek: technologies like cars, motorcycles, airships, computers, firearms, holographic screens, etc. all exist, albeit powered by Adalstier crystal rather than electricity and fossil fuels.  Basically if we have it today, imagine something sleeker, smaller, shinier, and cooler, powered with a crystal.  Awesome. (Totally not ripping off of every recent Final Fantasy...)

The main characters are “maids”.  While we may be more familiar with maids as a subservient position for a domestic servant, maids on Antiope are more akin to a warrior-priestess class than anything else, deploying in small units as special forces to supplement any conventional military forces during monster/automaton incursions, badland expeditions, etc.  With all the Adalstier dust in the air, a certain incidence of girls are born with natural affinity for the substance, incorporating minute quantities of it into their own biology.  Through proper training and cultivation, these girls can learn to use Adalstier Engines to manifest their latent affinities for the substance, manipulating elemental and space/time forces as their abilities permit.  Within each major barrier city are Lyceums in which young women with Adalstier's Gift live and train to not only channel their abilities, but to also control them.  As such, they receive intensive military and combat training befitting spec ops soldiers to prepare them for their roles in society and training as maids to remind them of their ultimate servitude and submission to the people they protect.

Learning from the mistakes of the past and the hubris of the First, society recognizes that such great power represents an invaluable asset to humanity's continued survival, yet cannot be allowed to develop without guidance.  By right of their birth, these women are vaunted to an exclusive caste of society, hero-worshiped by “ordinary” citizens as paragons of selflessness and duty.  By and far, most maids more or less live up to their reputation as a whole, although periodically, it has not been unknown for dissidents to upset the established order.  The maids self-police their own and, although it is with great sadness and regret, will mercilessly hunt down any of their former sisters who threaten to repeat the mistakes of the past. 

Although it superficially may seem as though the maids are forced into a cloistered life of isolation and self-martyrdom, nothing could be further from the truth.  Once graduated, many maids go on to have homes and (very) happy families in the general population (again, society learning from the past that extremism only begets extremism and that a happy spec ops force is a loyal one); it is considered one of the highest blessings a man or woman could be graced with that a maid should fall in love with them and choose them as a partner for life.  Overall, maids enjoy a high degree of civil freedom as would be afforded to anyone else, the least society can afford them as their profession all too often demands great sacrifice in the name of humanity's survival.

All the characters, regardless of birth circumstance, have somehow been identified to possess Adalstier's Gift.  Having reached an age at which their training is appropriate (for most, college age), the characters have been newly inducted into the incoming class for this year and brought to the Lyceum.  Whatever past lives they lived, they come through those hallowed gates with clean slates, a chance to begin anew.

GM NOTE:  I have no idea how to run Maid RPG as I have yet to purchase the rulebook and read it over.  My gut intuition is that this campaign will be possible, if not with the official materials with the Dark Heresy adaptation that is available for it.  Ideally, your maids would be allowed to progress, gain skills, have builds, etc. as the game goes on and you increasingly fill the role of a hardened, magic wielding, super sexy spec ops team.  Not sure if Maid RPG has provisions for said progression, but we'll figure something out that works for everyone.  Although I can't give you details yet, I am planning for a larger story than just "earn the approval of your master and be head maid".  Ideally, what I have in mind will turn into a campaign of significant length with the world in the balance and our band of heroines who may just have it in them to tip the scales and save the world.  Maybe not what you were expecting in a Maid RPG experience, but I'm not the sort of GM to hold a farce of a campaign; somehow I doubt you're the kind of players who would prefer that as well.  Maybe Maid RPG is the wrong system to have what I'm envisioning, maybe it's workable.  I'm flexible, and we'll figure out something that'll work, even if I have to use a different system or add on a bunch of house rules.  Logistically, this RP will take place on the forum, much as how AdEva is, with this thread serving as the OOC discussion and rolling thread.

So what now?  Well, for now feel free to discuss, show interest, and give feedback however you like.  This is the planning phase so I'm all ears; after all, I want this to be fun for you, the players.  If I'm being totally off base, let me know and, even better, tell me what you would like in order to have fun.  As for what I'm looking for... I'm looking for 5 others who want to engage in a collaborative writing and role play exercise.  I want us to all write something cool, awesome, fun, and beautiful if at all possible and I want us to enjoy doing it.  This campaign is going to be serious with comedy, similar to AdEva; I will give priority to players who can write and role play well and who come up with serious characters who fit the setting.  I'll also say right now that although AdEva characters invoke an unavoidable sense of familiarity and nostalgia (I will be importing Eli and Mathias, predictably), I will be objective and fair, showing no preferences insofar as subconscious transferrences allow, to all characters, be they new or AdEva imports.  Again; your character's depth of story and personality and their potential contribution to the story and cast will matter MUCH more than anything as superficial as a familiar name and face.

If we look to have more than 5 players who want in on the campaign, the first session will be open to everyone; you'll all likely find yourselves in a "first day" setting at the Lyceum.  Expect lectures, exams, and the like.  At the end of the day, five of the maids will be selected to be the main cast on the merit of their writing and roleplay as well as their characters as discussed above.  The remainder will, sadly, become side characters/background.

I may permit a limited amount of roleplay by side characters in certain "common" scenes like a class before lecture is called to order or at the dining halls/training halls, although its entirely speculative and I make no promises.  Also, it's conceivable that at some point for some reason a PC might need to interact with a side character peer, affording another opportunity to RP if they select your character as the one they want to interact with.  Finally, some side characters might receive session specific plot tokens when I have need for your character to advance the plot, again, affording the opportunity for a bit of limited RP.  A bit harsh perhaps, but the point is to prevent the side characters from bogging down the main story and letting the real focus stay on the main cast.

Anyways, I'm eager to hear your thoughts and gauge general interest.  Thanks for your time and attention.

Google Drive with Characters/Sheets/Etc.

Q&A 1
Q&A 2
Executive Decision Re: Animal Girls
On Elements
Adalstier Engines and Caveats to Adalstier Manipulation
Character Creation and Game Mechanics
« Last Edit: February 15, 2016, 03:45:21 am by woolyshambler »

Offline Gamerjunkie

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 01:44:21 am »
Well, you know I'm interested. I WAS the one that gave you the idea, after all.

For anyone that wants ridiculousness, this can be used for creating random meidos for your amusement:
« Last Edit: February 02, 2016, 01:48:48 am by Gamerjunkie27 »
Arraxis [Oct 05, 2016, 07:24:37 am]:Boob poke super effective
Elvis Strunk [Oct 22, 2017, 01:28:51 pm]:Popcorn is only a slight error away from becoming copporn
rellimkram [Nov 16, 2017, 11:59:44 am]:Everyone is a Lolacon

Offline Duke Rockhopper

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 09:57:37 am »
This sounds really interesting! I'm glad it's more of a warrior-priestess type thing rather than having to RP making tea for Goshujin every morning! Does this count as a sign-up sheet?

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Offline woolyshambler

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2016, 01:51:58 am »
There isn't a sign up sheet necessarily.  Just post if you're interested at all or have ideas/feedback.  Once things really get underway (later this week, perhaps), I'll share a google folder with the resources for the game.  Players with completed character sheets by the time of start (TBD) will be considered "signed up" for the purposes of being candidates for one of the five slots.

Offline Pal

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2016, 02:00:48 am »
Too tired, can't spare brian cells to red wall of text.

Anyway, I would love to see someone make/rp-as this maid.

Heinrike [Nov 10, 2016, 11:00:11 am]: I'm bored too, but otherwise bored  Elvis Strunk [Dec 14, 2015, 01:43:59 AM]: Would make it easier to keep track of all the characters, at least. "They're all dead."
Eonymia [Dec 15, 2016, 10:14:17 pm]: Losers don't win, do drugs Arraxis [Feb 18, 2017, 03:12:47 am]: Slither me timbers

Offline Elvis Strunk

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2016, 02:16:23 am »
I must admit, this sounds a lot more interesting than I'd expected. Before, I merely intended to sign up because having wooly as a GM would be fun, but I'm genuinely interested in seeing the world. And, I'll be making a new character, as well, instead of carrying over anyone. I already have an idea, forming...

Offline woolyshambler

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 02:40:22 am »
I should also mention that although most maid students at the Lyceum will be 18-22, there's absolutely no reason why players should feel limited to those ages for their own maids.  After all, your maid was brought to the Lyceum as she started to manifest outward evidence of Adalstier's Gift; whether that's younger or older than average is entirely up to you.

Offline Elvis Strunk

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2016, 02:41:30 am »
So what you're saying is, lolis are good too.

Offline woolyshambler

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2016, 02:47:19 am »
Yes.  Although they'll probably have to be precocious in a maturity sense to keep up with the coursework and gravitas of the campaign as it develops.  Shouldn't be a problem.  Adalstier inclusions in your body do all sorts of wacky things but... spoilers~.

Offline WhydidIbuytheunionfrigate

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2016, 03:21:57 am »
Oh awesome, we're really doing it?! Imouto was interested so I'll try to snag her again, though she might not join due to school...
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Offline Arraxis

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2016, 01:00:02 pm »
I'm very much interested in this. I shall definitely sign up. Maid RPG itself is quite a light system - it does have some mechanics for levelling, items, battle costumes, etc., but it may not be quite enough for what you're going for. Regardless, definitely give it a look, since it is still quite versatile. There's a reason people say it is completely compatible with Dark Heresy.

Oh, and I doubt I'll be playing as Yuki for this, so look forward to something new! If you want to include her as a student, or a teacher, or a maid, or something else, however, go ahead~!

Offline Douman

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2016, 05:09:38 am »
i'm in no shape to read it all

Offline WeAreTheMeta

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2016, 06:26:27 am »
* Loliship Meta drops in


* Loliship Meta bows, and become a Pleiade

Elvis Strunk [Aug 10, 2016, 12:40:11 am]:   Meta is eternally a loli~
Arraxis [Sep 23, 2016, 11:37:43 pm]:   Love you too Meta

Offline Douman

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2016, 06:40:45 am »
For fuck they where you have found such low resolution image?

Offline mrgw4

Re: Meido RPG- A Wool-E Korp Experience!
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2016, 07:41:35 am »
*Pokes his head in.* Mrgw4 would in fact be interested. As always I'll bring someone new to the party. Thank you for your time. *Pops head back out.*
yes everything I say can and will have a typo in it.


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