The game will hosted on this blog. I will invite all players to be contributors.
Netherwerks- playing a couple of Shen
Arkhein- playing "cannon fodder"
Kobold-playing Artó Patánalanya Human astronaut
Risus Monkey- playing a human adventurer
Migellito-playing a human adventurer
The transactions of the game will consist of blog posts. A Turn will last from one Referee post to another. Simple player turns may be posted as comments to the Referee Turn post but more complicated player turns may be individual posts (please put the Turn # in the post title and labels). The referee and players may comment on its content if they like.
As for the sprockets and cogs of how this game will run I propose that, following character generation and the posting of all the character sheets, I will take a few days to figure out what’s going on with these characters then I will post the first turn. Players will have roughly two days to react to the turn, as I will attempt to post a new turn every other week day for each game on alternate days.
In order to speed up some situations or combats, I may request that players submit a plan and a few dice rolls rather than dragging every such situation out for weeks. I would play out these situations and post the results. If the encounter begins to go bad or seems too far removed from the players’ posted plans I will pause it and post the situation as the next turn.
Players may request to move any encounters to chat or Skype for detailed resolution and if we have a quorum, we will do so. Later the chat logs or similar would be posted to the blog.
Players that cannot keep to the schedule (or if an encounter goes chat or skype and can’t attend) may select another player to run their character or the character will be run as an NPC during their absence.
I’m hoping to have two volunteers for Vice-Referees as I previously posted. Risus Monkey has tentatively agreed to VR for the Swords & Glory game.
Everyone should prepare their complete character sheet and email it to me or post it on the blog. I will review and revise it as needed and repost the final sheet.
I’d also like everyone to write a brief character description or background. Length is up to you…it can be something like David’s background for Arto that was posted at ix, a paragraph, or three wishes. I reserve the right to edit these to fit better with campaign or setting though.
As for buying equipment, feel free to do so. The campaign will be starting in a Martian city so equipment will also be available in game.
If you haven't previously read the Humanspace Mars post at ix please check it out. You may also want to read these overviews of Humanspace society and government and consider social class in character background.