Some thoughts in this ...
When you put it like that ...
I'll see what KahlessNestor has to say.
But I am inclined to agree. Perhaps the best way ahead will be to play as written, and see how we go.
Some thoughts in this ...
and the link to the stats ...
An inciting incident is the problem which arrives at the beginning of a story, propelling the protagonist into action. Everything up to that point is backstory—the normal world to which your character has become accustomed.
If you are playing with allies, only one of you will make the Swear an Iron Vow move. Other players can make the Aid your Ally move (page 76) as a way of representing their own commitment to this vow. If you share this quest with your allies, each of you write the vow and any progress is marked by all players.
Which raises the following questions:
I think that we should kick of In Media Res, or in the middle of things. But sort of feeling my way a bit here, so jump in with your thoughts or ideas.
- Do they know each other? How do they know each other? How well? What do they think about each other?
- How long has it been since the battle and betrayal?
- Where are they? Why are they together at this point (if they are?)
Ok. Thoughts. As always, feel free to amend, challenge or reject.
And, as previously mentioned, I am considering everything to be pencilled in. If its not working, we can change it.
My initial response was: "Spymaster! Thats so 20th century!"
Then I calmed down and remembered my promise to myself: "Say Yes or Roll the dice." As I couldn't think of a relevant dice roll, I should say Yes.
Then the little voice of dmfuckery in the back of my head started whispering "... of course, the goal of the spymaster of Alpha may not be be "Establish peace between the the four polis." Hell yes!
Apollo aligns with the Archery and Healing aspects. But he is not the sharpest tool in the shed. Athene sprang fully formed from the head of Zeus. Thats cool. Phoebe is the goddess of knowledge and discovery.
Just throwing out ideas. I will post up a list of gods below. Just in case.
I like the Background with one caveat. I suggest amending to "Establish peace between the four polis." "Working towards" is what to do in order to "establish" something. So, it theory, you could achieve the former by simply standing up in the central square of each polis and announcing "Vote ! Peace between the four polis!". Job done. The latter is not achieved until peace exists.
As above, I am going to hold off on the inciting incident for the moment. We should play that one out a bit once the characters are done. They may end up similar, but maybe not.
1. I think an easy option would be that they met at the temple (or field hospital) when Pallas went for healing after the battle which would mean...
2. Not very long - Just long enough to heal.
3. Perhaps at camp immediately after the battle. This gives gives a better chance to have an "incident". Perhaps Beta and Gamma are pressing their victory and attacking again before Alpha can regroup.
If I can presume a little geography as well.
Looks good to me.
Lol. I find that’s best. Players have an annoying habit of ruining your plans anyway.Well that nearly killed me ...
Eventually I decided just go with what I had, and play it out.
Lol. I find that’s best. Players have an annoying habit of ruining your plans anyway.
Excellent. All I need now from you a brief outline of events from Penelope's perspective leading up to Pallas waking up.
For both of you - Why are these two characters going to work together?
TI - Rogues Gallery is up.
Sorry. Should have been a bit more specific. I was just referring to events at the camp hospital. Not critical. You can just start from events as outlined in the IC thread if you prefer.Well, which events?