NEVERWINTER NIGHTS BARBARIAN TRIBE RP
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About 10 years ago a little game called Neverwinter Nights was released. It lets you play D&D online in real time in mini-MMORPG worlds.
The community is still active, and myself and a number of other players from 4chan currently play a barbarian tribe called the Iron Marauders in a Dragonlance server. They've been very welcoming and have even gone so far as to let us submit our own tribe areas. Some of their DM's, including the admin, have even joined our group.
We're coming to /tg/ because we know a lot of you guys love D&D and even more love roleplaying. By our powers united, all of Krynn will fall to the Iron Marauders! Just post with your Steam or MSN contact info and we'll help you get started.
In the meantime, feel free to discuss NWN in general! It's an oldie but a goodie.
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I must admit that i am rather fond of the Tau Empire, both in terms of gameplay, designand fluff. It's nice have a race that is actually hopeful, progressive in the setting and is not constantly being evil due to constant bigotry (Imperium and Eldar), evil gods (chaos), being hardwired to fight everything it comes across (Orks) or all consuming devourers. Even if in the end they are still totalitarian and can be rather intolerant about people who stand squarely against the greater good. In any case, it's a nice twist on the Federation trope if you ask me.
Of course, people are free to disagree with me on that point and i can appreciate why some people might not like them. They are a new addition to a universe and were fairly divergent to what was established beforehand and how they have a more Asiatic feel in a universe more based in western fantasy tropes (even if the Eldar do have a bit of a Saumrai feel to them if you ask me). so i can see why some people might not like them. Oh well.
Tales of the Harem Knights
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The Black Iron Tarkus, my deepest mark of shame as a knight, is a tale I feel merits a better telling than my earlier mention. He was a tragic case, one mentioned only in hushed tones among the brotherhood, and one I myself bear some blame for. He was once a symbol of what could be, but instead became a symbol of what to avoid.
I confess, I do not recall his name, something I can blame only on age and the fact that his adopted name, much like my own, overshadowed his past irrevocably. He was one of our recruits, one of many who joined in the wake of our brotherhood's initial rise to popularity among the people of this world. Many of them, I fear, came not for the same reasons as we, seeking wealth and glory rather than the quest of waifus and the joys of rubbing pointed ears and fluffy tails as many of the circle did. It was with his purpose that he, and many others, tried to emulate several of our number.
While he put voice to his request many times, I refused to teach him. Partially because I had my duties as sergeant of the guard at the time, and partially because I had taken more interest in my harem than I had in aiding my fellows. The young man showed promise as a warrior, besting most of his class in training, though he held a ruthless streak I can't say I approved of, to say nothing of his sense of disgust at the idea that we took subhumans, as he once called them, as our waifus.
How to do a villain
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There has been too much of this one dimensional "MUHAHAHA!! I AM EVULZ! BOW BEFORE MY WICKEDNESS AND EVIL ARMIES OF PUPPY KILLING!" nonsense. Here are some things a villain should do and should not...
SHOULD DO-A number of things that can be described as evil and who's negative and can be strongly argued that they outweigh the net good they do
SHOULD NOT-Say that s/he is evil, unless she is specifically cast as insane or is being sarcastic. That is juvenile nonsense for people with only a small child's understanding of morality.
SHOULD DO-Things that benefit him/her or their cause with disregard for how it effects others.
SHOULD NOT-Do evil things for no logical reason (see Umbrella corporation).
SHOULD DO-If a course of action that is consider good can be used to further his/her objectives or to gain power, she should take it (such as recruiting young girls from brothels and street urchins to work in his/her factories because they are cheap and it gains him/her).
SHOULD NOT-If they make a deal with someone and the other party fills out their end of it, they should not just shoot him/her instead of filling out their end to the bargain. That will make it hard to make deals with others latter down the line.
SHOULD DO-Treat people as expendable resources to be thrown.
SHOULD NOT-Be randomly cruel and brutal to her/his men. This will not be good for their loyalty.
CAN DO BUT IS NOT REQUIRED-Evil Laughter, why not?
CAN BE DONE IN MODERATION-Dress in an intimidating manner. Applies to both minions and yourself. Black armor, a dark hooded robe, a black suit with a red tie, a dark grey military uniform. All can work. But when you get into piles of black spikes, chains, jagged knives, skulls everywhere, fanged faces and so forth, you become a joke