Friday, February 14, 2014

Introduction..Thing, I Guess?

I guess this is where I write something about myself then? Nothing terribly interesting I'm afraid. I'm a gamer in my mid-20's with horrible organizational issues that's hoping that using a blog to write about his game planning will help keep him organized and on track. I'm going to try to write here at least once per week, hopefully more then that, to get my mind and plans in order.

Anyway, I'm going to be using this place to map out and discuss (mostly with myself probably) my RuneQuest 6 game. Currently it's in the very early planning stages so most of it's pretty vague but I'm going to be using a homebrew world I've been working on in one form or another for years called Myganos. The basic premise of the world is that there's a largish empire (Turin) that's doing a Roman Empire impression currently. It has been expanding constantly for the last several generations and looked to be set up to continue for the foreseeable future but then one of their border provinces rebelled. The ensuing civil war broke the momentum of expansion Turin had and inspired other uprisings. Which, while individually minor, caused enough problems that the wars haven't stopped since. There are numerous smaller kingdoms, city-states and countries surrounding Turin waiting to see how the wars end while rival empires sharpen carving knives to slice up whatever is left when the dust settles.

This'll only matter peripherally though because the game itself is going to take place in the far northern reaches of the empire and going to concern the goings on of various ne'er-do-wells, vagabonds and cutthroats that usually make up adventuring parties. It does however inform the kind of situation the PCs are from, whether they hail from the Empire, one of it's rival kingdoms or one of the many tribes that have thus far escaped assimilation. It also goes to explain why there are places of darkness like this that exist since the Empire did at one time assign "specialists" to deal with such things.

I think that's enough for now. Mostly because I can't seem to get my mind to concentrate properly on the task at hand (it took me almost 2 hours to write this post). I'll post again in a few days.