Monday, May 19, 2008

Blue Rose...In Space

I watched First Knight on BBC last night with JA, it was even worse than I remembered it. However it made me spend about half an hour reading Blue Rose while trying to wake up this morning, as both the plot, and aesthetics of the movie resonates really well with the Romantic Fantasy of the game. I have also been reading the Savage Worlds Scifi toolkits lately, so these things must have morphed together in my mind.

I started thinking about a True20 Settings called Void Rose(Working Title). Essentially, it is Blue Rose style Romantic Fantasy in Space.

I want to keep the tripartite structure of Aldis and her antagonists, Jarzon and Kern. So here are some basic ideas:

Spelljammer style crystal sphere which contains all of creation.

3 Major Powers:

The Good(Agafiya? ): Open-minded good-guy kingdom, based on social contract with both populace and surrounding world. Uses ships that are living(Plantlike possibly) and are controlled using Psychic Arcana.

The Bad(Resheph?): Not so open-minded steampunk, victorian, white man's burden religious fanatics. Uses ships that are uses living flame(or something or other) to power steampunklike vessels. Probably uses cannon and other nasty things.

The Ugly(Javed ?): The undead bastards. Evil powermad, life-hating monsters. Uses ships that are vampiric entities (possibly warped and corrupted versions of The Good ships), which uses lifeforce as their powersource.

The setting is a solar system on which most planets have been destroyed by cataclysms caused by hubris and folly and so on, and so most of the action will have to take place in space or on small moons and asteroids. My initial idea is for there to be this aethyric energy field which is created by all living things(Yes, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away), which makes life possible on these rocks.

I am thinking of having archetypical PC parties be roving bands of Agafi(?) agents, swashbuckling heroes, possibly having some of the Elizabethan Seahawk mystique, combined with that of a frontier US Marshals.

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