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King's Quest Roleplay!
« on: June 28, 2010, 12:40:15 PM »
Sooo, we were getting this organized before the C&D hit us... so I figured, I'd give it another shot and hopefully this time we won't be so rudely interrupted. :P

Here's the rules:
1) Have fun!
2) Don't control other people's characters. This means no moving them, giving them dialogue, killing them, etc without permission of the person who plays that character.
3) No made-up "royal family members" -- you could make up cousins, uncles, or other distant relatives, but we will not be having Graham and Valanice's third child. I know that seems pretty obvious, but you'd also be surprised at the kinds of people I've seen people play in RPs. :P
4) I'm not going to put a limit on "characters per player" at the moment, but I reserve the right to do so if we get tons of people wanting to jump in. (But that limit will be no less than two.)
5) Obviously only one person can play each character from the games, so if two people both want to play the same character, we're going to take writing samples and we'll take a vote as to who captured the character better in their sample.
6) Have fun!

As for our setting and timeline...
We voted before the C&D to use the AGDI version of King's Quest II as part of our official timeline, so I think we'll stick with that. And I believe we also decided to set the timing in between 7 and MoE, correct?
As far as plotline goes, we need something that will allow us to get a group of people adventuring all over the whole world of Daventry, rather than just the one going on a quest (as it's been in all of the games) and for that, we need a bigger, badder bad guy than we've seen before... so I'm taking suggestions! :P

So, with that all out of the way.... who's interested? Does anyone have any questions? The only limits really are what's in the series and your own imagination... so, basically, there are none! :)
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Re: King's Quest Roleplay!
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 12:47:38 PM »
I'm not all that fond of the AGDI version of King's Quest II, but I'll give it a shot.

For plot, we could have the Black Cloak Society surging up all over the world, so that the players could separate into groups to travel and stop different villains.

Speaking of which, is there any chance that somebody could play a villain?
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 01:16:40 PM »
I was thinking something along those lines, that way we can revisit each land. (And maybe some new ones -- who else wants to visit Eastern Kolyma?)

The main reason, as I recall, the majority voted for the AGDI version of the plot was because it presents us with a good overall villain in the Father. Also, I think someone had expressed interest in playing Caldaur but since I can't seem to locate the thread in the archives, I could just have made that part up. :P

I think, especially if we're going with the Black Cloak surge up, that we're gonna need more than one person playing villains! I think I should probably play the Father (y'know, because the GM is usually the main baddie as well and all), but other than that I'm going to have villains be just as playable as heroes, although villainous plots will need to be coordinated via PM.
Which also brings me to something I forgot to put in the first post... made up character bio form! Just so's we know who we're dealing with...

Name: (please also put any aliases or nicknames)
Race: (Human, Gnome, Dwarf, etc)
Age: (doesn't have to be exact, approximate is fine... if your character doesn't look their age, please state that as well!)
Occupation: (also include any organizations your character might belong to here)
Appearance: (describe your character and/or put a picture of them here)
Personality: (describe your character's personality, especially any noticeable quirks)
Inventory: (anything your character carries... I'm also going to keep the character bios up to date with anything a character happens to pick up, after all this is an adventure game!)
History: (Just give a little bit of information about your characters life up to the beginning of the game.)

And I think we're going to say that characters can start in any of the kingdoms that the first six games take place in. (Etheria being in another world makes it harder to make a starting spot, and MoE has too many places in it... six is manageable!)
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 01:23:23 PM »
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we're gonna need more than one person playing villains!
*Jumps up and down with wild abandon* Ooh! I love playing villains!
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 01:35:30 PM »
Is TSL going Online Multimedia, because i cant play Online Games, South Africa has Gig Limits and we get Internet Caps allot :(

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 01:50:31 PM »
I'm glad I could make your day, Darthkiwi! I hope you don't mind possibly playing a good guy as well -- depends on how many people we have playing.

Is TSL going Online Multimedia, because i cant play Online Games, South Africa has Gig Limits and we get Internet Caps allot :(
Uhm... :\
This thread isn't actually about TSL. This more of an interactive fanfiction, no download required, just access to the forums here and you can join in.
But you are going to have to download the TSL game files so I don't know how the Gig Limits will effect that for ya. :\
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 02:01:23 PM »
Oh good, so TSL is not an Online Game then, i shall sort out the Gig thing and thanks, sorry for the confusion :D

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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 02:04:19 PM »
Haha, not a problem Daventry! :)
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 03:06:14 PM »
I'm game!  As long as I get to be Cassima.  8)
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Re: King's Quest Roleplay!
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2010, 04:08:04 PM »
I'd be interested in playing a villain, but if everyone wants to be one it might be a bit too much.

Anyway, I guess I'll get started on some character ideas and get some profiles made up...

I went ahead and mentioned this in my signature. You know, to get the word out.
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2010, 04:50:40 PM »
Haids, pretty sure that was your opinion last time too. As long as everyone else is willing to let you be Cassima, I say we go for it.

Nifty, that's a really good idea. I think everyone who's interested should mention it in their signatures!

So, I'm thinking, I really like the idea of the Black Cloak Society surging up.... I have some ideas already.

Obviously, there really can't be anything internal going on in the Land of the Green Isles, Alhazred's been locked away and he no longer has a genie. So, someone from somewhere else is going to have to come in and cause problems.
I'm thinking...a fleet of pirates affiliated with the Black Cloak Society? Not the ones who Alexander was kidnapped by in 3 (as, according to the Companion, they all died but one, who was driven mad), but still. I'm liking the idea of having it led by a Pirate Queen who has some magic... I'll probably write up a bio in a little bit.

Kolyma, on the other hand, is probably dealing with repercussions for Caldaur's abandoning the organization, and probably has been for some time. So, we can just stick a baddie in there who's managed to all but usurp Caldaur. This could be Hagatha, but (as I'll say before) I'm thinking she may up to other mischief.

Llewdor was going leaderless without Manannan for a while, weren't they? So perhaps the Black Cloak Society has finally planted another member there to rule over them.... and maybe he's even more evil than Manannan was.

Speaking of our feline friend, both he and Hagatha are on the loose still, if both furry. I imagine they're probably still looking for ways to remove their feline afflictions. Since human magic would have failed them for years at this point, I think it would be most likely that they're now seeking a cure from fairy magic. Without a means to get to Etheria themselves, I'd guess they would head to Tamir and attempt to force Genesta into either curing them or getting them to Etheria.

Of course, the Father will be using these distractions to try to find the Item (which, I have my own theories about but I have to check if they've been confirmed or denied on the AGDI forums before I explain that any further.)

So far we only have three people volunteering to play villains (myself, Nifty, and Kiwi) and the only good guy we have is Cassima. Obviously, we need to stir up more interest or Daventry is doomed! :P
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2010, 05:01:22 PM »
Another part of the plot could be attempting to bring back certain members of the society. I have theories on how a few of them could be done, but I suppose those can wait 'til later. We don't want too much of the plot given away...
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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2010, 06:05:59 PM »
I'm thinking...a fleet of pirates affiliated with the Black Cloak Society? Not the ones who Alexander was kidnapped by in 3 (as, according to the Companion, they all died but one, who was driven mad), but still.

I love this idea, Cray!  There has always been a certain lack of appreciation for our high-seas villains.  Sounds like fun!

I'm liking the idea of having it led by a Pirate Queen who has some magic... P

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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2010, 07:14:58 PM »
Okay, so I have a profile worked out for a villain, if we need one.

I could also do a hero, if I need to, and then that hero could be involved with a different villain... which would be complicated, but yeah.
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2010, 07:33:18 PM »
XD Thanks, but I'm not one for rp so much.  Think I'm just going to watch. :P

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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2010, 08:32:57 PM »
I'm alright with complicated.

I mean, I know that it's King's Quest and we want it to feel like King's Quest... but we're also not limited by disc space or anything, so it can be as complicated as we want. And I don't mind if it's a bit darker than the series either, unless any of our players object to that?
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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2010, 05:00:39 AM »
Dark is good with me. If it turns waaay too gothic then I guess it won't be KQ anymore, but a smattering of terrifying bleakness here and there would add something, I think.
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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2010, 12:55:37 AM »
Oh, this won't be the next Lovecraft novel, don't worry.
He's dead so he's not allowed to RP with us. Unwritten rule. :P

Here's our pirate queen... who I guess I'll be playing since Tessie's just gonna watch. :P

Name: Elsa Valiash (pronounced Vah-lee-yash); also known as the Sea Scourge
Race: Human
Age: 22, not much older than the twins
Occupation: Pirate Queen, member of the Black Cloak Society, Enchantress
Appearance: Elsa has skin that is tan and weathered from her life on the high seas. Her hair, slightly longer than shoulder length, is a light brown color and is often loose in a tangled mane around her face. She has green eyes, and a very visible, red scar on her right cheek. She typically wears high, black leather greaves, tight tan leather pants, a dark red corset, a white gauze shirt with ties undone, leaving it as baggy as possible above her corset, and a black half-length cape.
Personality: Elsa is known by her crews as a cunning and ruthless warrior, diplomat, and leader. She is considered highly charismatic by the pirates who follow her. To outsiders, however, her reputation is merely for cruelty and mercilessness. Above all else, she is power-hungry. She truly believes the world itself should be under the command of the Black Cloak Society, whom she follows blindly.
Abilities: Elsa is a master of hypnosis, thought suggestion, and various other charms, particularly against men.
Inventory: black cape, lots of gold, pirate codex, book of charms, rapier
History: Elsa's birth is highly mysterious. Most believe she changed her name as she began to rise through pirate society. What is known is that she rose quickly through the ranks of pirate society and earned a ship of her own sooner than most men would have. Though pirate culture is much more gender-equal than most, rumors of her magic began to circulate.
These rumors eventually reached the ears of the Black Cloak Society -- Mordack, Shadrack, and the Father. One day, three men in black cloaks and hoods appeared onboard Elsa's ship. They disappeared into her quarters with her, and emerged shortly thereafter. She began wearing her black cape immediately following this meeting, though none knew where she had obtained it.
It did not take long after that for Elsa to raise a fleet of vessels. Soon, they had conquered a small island of the coast of Eastern Kolyma and made it the lair for her growing pirate empire. Though her ships often traveled by themselves, they all returned to her island and shared her spoils. She and her fleet of pirates became the terror of the seas.
Until, quite suddenly, the mountain at the center of their island began to smoke. Knowing the coming eruption would destroy the island, she gathered all her crews and ships together, took what treasure and supplies they could from the island and fled to a safe distance. The eruption was enormous, nothing remained of what the island had been.
And so, with encouragement from the Father, she set her sights on a new home, north and with multiple islands to make use of.... the Land of the Green Isles.

I specifically designed her, Haids, to give Cassima and opportunity to be more heroic than I think she was in the games. Don't waste this chance! :P
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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2010, 10:03:32 AM »
Okay, so I have a profile completely finished for a villain. I just need to know what realm he should be trying to take... Llewdor or Serenia would probably be best. So, is it my choice or...?

And I can still do a hero too.
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2010, 10:37:29 AM »
Either one is fine with me, so that's up to you!
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