Need to push a personal plot?
I like to run short events on Friday and Saturday nights without getting myself or anyone else involved in any deep plots on the server. If you've been doing something independently, causing fun for other people, and think a small event could help push those goals forward to create more fun, feel free to send me a PM explaining what you've done, how you've involved other people, and what you'd like to try on the event. I'm looking for between 3 and 8 PCs with roughly equal levels for 2-4 hours on those nights, starting at about 8:30 PM, US East Coast time.
I don't care about classes, alignments, faction affiliations, etc- note all of that in your PM, but I'm not using it to "evaluate" requests.
Here's what should be included:
1. What the backstory is, and what you've already done to further it
–-How have you involved other people?
---How have you created opportunities for conflict (even if other people haven't engaged)?
2. In broad terms, what you want to try and do tonight
---How does it relate to the backstory?
---How will it create opportunities for fun with other players outside of tonight?
---Does it present any opportunities for future conflict?
3. Who will you include? Is there a list of people that it makes sense to bring, or will you form a party before you go? Either is fine, but it helps for planning.
Now, for some clarification, I can and will do things that are in some way related to a major plot. What I will not do is help you move any story to conclusion. So, for example, if you want to explore the Netherese ruins, looking for evidence of what happened prior to the fall of the cities, that's fine. I will run that event for you, but be aware that you will not find your evidence. Other things might happen related to the plot, but they will only serve to further the mystery, rather than offer many clues to solving it.
I prefer to spend these nights on helping you push your own plots. If you've been searching for your ancient family home and think you may have done enough to find a clue, let me know. If you've been scouting for goblins encroaching from the Stonelands, let me know and I can put together a more interactive scouting mission for you. Has your character been delving into ruins for weeks, looking for ancient artifacts of a sect of fanatic Ilmateri? Let me know and you might be able to actually find something.
I don't want to use these events to react to other events on the server. DM plots are awesome; I loved them as a player, and I like the little contribution I'm able to give as a DM. But player plots are just as awesome, and I fear that few people are pushing them these days. My hope is that offering these events will help you guys get back on track with player plotting, which offers so many more ways for DM plots to bring awesome.
I will only schedule one week in advance.
In general events will begin at 8:30 PM, US Eastern time and continue for 2 - 4 hours.
I have made exceptions for that, but they can only occur if I have a weekday off.
This coming Thursday (the 23rd) is open.
I want to add now that, in addition to pushing personal plots, I will take reservations to explore the ruins.
This week is full up now. Thanks to everyone who had an idea. If I didn't pick yours, it's secretly because I hate you or I thought your idea was freaking terrible.
If I've confirmed an event with you, send me a PM as a reminder of which day. I know I have to build some areas, and I will always forget.
Seriously- I forgot who was Christmas eve and who was the day after. HALP