Monday, 1 January 2018

Character and setting notes

My players and I got together to talk setting and characters in our upcoming Burning Wheel game. Here's what we came up with.

Other fantasy inspirations from the group.

  • Game of Thrones, first book (politics)
  • Assassin's Apprentice (politics)
  • Shannara Chronicles (magic has a cost)
  • Dragon Age (in which the Dwarves run all the organised crime)
  • Dresden Files (starts street level, getting more important, but never goes crazy... well, up until recent books)
  • Constantine (he's annoying but the world would be worse without him, he's outside the formal organisations)

Interesting plot ideas from the setting
  • What if the Qerub makes a proclamation about an Elven dynasty?
  • What is the Qerub is actually a demon in disguise?
  • Third threat, not just taking sides in the Human-Elf conflict.
    • Orcs are secretly uniting under a single ruler?
    • Dwarven threat to Humans and Elves?
  • What's going to benefit the Dwarves in the change of human monarchy?

Character ideas and belief ideas and lifepath ideas
  • Human wizard
    • Magic has a cost
    • Noble and bastard lifepaths
    • My sister does not deserve to remain in power
    • I owe the Elves to saving my life and putting me on the path
  • Elf guardian
    • I will protect the wizard (seen as special by the Elves, taken on by teaching of the Elves lords)
    • Soldier protector lifepath
  • Four lifepaths per characters

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