[Recruitment/Seeking] 2 Characters needed for a 'Theme/Radicals' Rogue Trader Skype game!
Hi there, this is a thread to help recruitment for a very, very, nonstandard Rogue Trader game. Here are some things you should know about this game and the ways it is nonstandard:
1.) It will be over Skype, but it won't be a traditional 'be here at this particular time' sort of thing. While the GM wants to encourage people to be online at a particular time and place (this time is not yet set up), we will be using skype as more a way to keep track of a 'play by post' sort of game, where people can post to the chat at any time, and even describe things that their character does retroactively, like a play by post (ie, 'before this character speaks up, my character says…'), while simultaneously allowing the benefit of chat-based gaming for those who CAN be online at a particular time of the week, to get more in-depth character interaction. After all, many of the existing players are in a fantastically wide array of time zones! Still, the idea is that, 'we wait for most of the people to get a post up before making any big changes or moving on or doing something meaningful', so that those who can't do a live chat aren't left in the dust.
2.) It will be a Rogue Trader game, with the standard 500 starting XP. However, there are a number of houserules that we are using, which we will describe via chat. This is especially relevant to calculating your starting stats and your actual background path choices, but there are other house rules to know too. Don't worry, you'll get all the info before making your character. Also, we will be sometimes drawing some rules from some of the other non Rogue Trader books, but mostly only doing that on an 'as needed' basis.
3.) We are looking for two classes right now. Primarily, an Explorator (the game will _not_ be able to get off the ground unless someone is playing an Explorator!). Secondarily, a Navigator (this particular game is very much exploration themed, but the Explorator is a MUST for the concept! If you are leaning towards Navigator but could do okay with an Explorator, pick the Explorator).
4.) This game, as described earlier, is a 'theme' game. What this means is that we have a basic overarching story that we want to tell with this group, and it isn't just, 'make a standard explorator and jump in'; everyone has been (thus far) making characters together, as a group, so that they fit in with the story and the concept, and have some history together. We'll go into more detail a bit later (ie, if you want to join in), but the short of it is that the Rogue Trader has been collecting Idealistic Radicals who have a plan (or at least a dream -- but an idea that is plausible is a good start) to go to a place where they can conceivably break some rules, in order to achieve the goals of making money, doing something to reduce the amount of stagnation in the imperium, and improve the lives of some group of people that the Imperium doesn't seem to care about. A real sort of group of renegade (heretics? not chaos based, though) types that want to do well by doing good, as it were.
Anyway, if this idea tickles your fancy, please just reply or PM me, and I will give you a private message with the contact information of the DM, and some more info!