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Author Topic: Warlord: Tserkovian Chronicles - Jump in Whenever You Want  (Read 10656 times)

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Warlord: Tserkovian Chronicles - Jump in Whenever You Want
« on: February 18, 2012, 05:23:36 am »

Setting:
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This is how to suggest the starting warlord:

Name: (Simple)
Age: ( see above )
Gender: ( see above )
Background: This is important, as this will decide the starting character of the warlord, his/her troop type and number.  No actually taking sides in the inevitable conflict, let's just say that the warlord, at his/her most basic level, is an opportunistic person with some funds and access to troops.  Make up your story from there.



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Re: Warlord-Suggestion Game
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 05:25:48 am »

Yeah, also, no magic.  At least, not D&D level.  If there's gonna be magic, and the warlord shouldn't be a sorcerer, it should be more like shamanism. 
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Re: Warlord-Suggestion Game
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 06:36:23 am »

Table of Contents ( of sorts ):

Turn 1: Expositiony goodness
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Turn 2: Okay, this time we start
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Turn 3: I have a pathological need for approval
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Turn 4: I really, REALLY apologize. 
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Turn 5: Administrative matters
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Turn 6: Yeah, you know where I stole that line from
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Turn 7: The First Battle
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Turn 8: CHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGEEEEE!
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Turn 9: I use the word rage a bit too much
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Turn 10: Tide turning for dummies
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Turn 11: Mid-battle maneuvering
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Turn 12: It's really short
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Turn 13: I thought this number was supposed to be unlucky...
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Turn 14: And it's done
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Turn 15: Lousy hunters
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Turn 16: Return of the Jedi scouts
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Turn 17: Debriefing throughout the ages
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Turn 18: They're like some weird reptilian mafia
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Turn 19: Adventure time

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More updates to come. 
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Re: Warlord-Suggestion Game
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 06:42:05 am »

Nope

Name: Bart Barian
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Background: Umm...
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Re: Warlord-Suggestion Game
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 08:03:49 am »

If i'm going to actually have to go with that, I'm the worst GM ever. 
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Re: Warlord-Suggestion Game
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 08:39:11 am »

Name: Thauldar the Mighty
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Background: Born from a tribe of ruthless and cruel warriors, he was taught, like everyone else, that true peace can be achieved only through war. His tribe seeks to unify the whole land through war, and become the most powerful force in the continent. When he finished his coming-of-age rites, he immediately sought to wrest control from the previous warlord, and succeeded in doing so. He subjugated and assimilated five tribes since his rule, up to the current year.

The five other tribes he conquered have been stripped of their individuality and practically became the same as his tribe. They are utilized as his soldiers of war, pillaging tribes and villages if they didn't surrender peacefully.

His tribe is also mysogynistic; they disrespect the females of the tribe and make them slaves, doing all the things his tribe needs to do, excluding fighting against enemies. (see Caesar's Legion for inspiration.)
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Re: Warlord-Suggestion Game
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 08:49:04 am »

I could make that work...but it seems overpowered to start with Caesar's Legion-esque strength.

I might have to find a plot reason for the numbers of Thauldar's army to be small(er).    Is it okay?  The rest of it is perfectly fine. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 08:50:02 am »

Aye. Just do what you need to do in order to make it balanced.
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Re: Warlord-Suggestion Game
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 08:50:49 am »

Maybe a plague of some kind?
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Re: Warlord-Suggestion Game
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 08:57:02 am »

Maybe a plague of some kind?

...Are you a mind reader? 

I was hoping you guys could vote on this, it feels...cheaty to just find some excuse myself.  Really, all I'm looking for is a reason to reduce the army to around 1000, 1500 size. 
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Re: Warlord-Suggestion Game
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2012, 08:57:56 am »

I'm pro plague, mostly because it means the surviving members are somewhat immune.
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Re: Warlord-Suggestion Game
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2012, 08:58:18 am »

any more votes? 
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2012, 09:00:50 am »

Give them the green sickness. Or was it gray? Hmm...
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2012, 09:30:59 am »

Let's get started.

                                                                                                     

The land Tserkov is a dangerous place.  While there were men who were trying to advance the cultures, the arts, most men would prefer banging rocks on the heads of their enemies.  Your original tribe was full of the latter people.  They had refined this art of enemy bashing, and you learned it all.  At 26 years of age, you set out into the world, filled with a sense of destiny, courage, and malevolence. 

At first, your initial campaign was astounding.  With what little troops you had, you defeated larger ( but often poorly led ) armies and warbands.  With a wisdom rare among the so called savages of Tserkov, you realized that it was better to spare and enslave your enemies, instead of just killing them for amusement. 

Beneath that wisdom, however, was a sadistic streak, aimed mostly at women.  It's probably related to some childhood trauma of your mother leaving the clan, with your only sister, but it doesn't really matter now.  In just a few months, you'd crushed 5 tribes, taken their armies, did unspeakable things to their women-folk, and burned their villages.  No more would the petty ties of clan, tribe, or land make any difference.  All would live to serve you.  The rest would die. 

Alas, great success is usually hard to come by without some misfortune.  The heinous lack of medicine and village doctors took it's toll on your men.  A massive plague took hold.  The other, thankful, tribes, proclaimed that it was the punishment of the gods, brought to wreak vengeance upon you for your atrocious deeds.  The gods obviously missed then, for you lived, and so did a number of your men. 

Out of a good 5000 strong men, only 900 men are left.  Surprisingly, a lot of the women survived, about 1500 of them.  No children, but that's never really been a problem.  So you have a small army ( which developed a resistance to the plague ), no headquarters, only the normal supplies, in the middle of wild territory.

This is gonna be fun.

Right now, you're in a forest, your men have set up camp.  It has few defences, chief among them the spikes placed in the ground to prevent cavalry charges (  bonus when attacked by cavalry dominant army ).  To the North is a village, average garrison, actually has less men than you do, men must be off on a raid. 

To the East and West are just unexplored forest.  To the South is unknown, you can send some troops as scouts. 

STATUS
Name: Thauldar the Mighty
Age: 26
Gender:Male
Equipment: Iron Sword, Hide shield, Leather ornate armor, Steel helmet.

Army: 900 heavy human infantry ( Status:Perfect )

Other: 1500 camp followers ( women slaves )

6000 rations

                                                                                                 

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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2012, 10:12:16 am »

Move towards the village with most of your force, sending out small parties to scout ahead, and a few in other directions.  There would be no point in splitting your forces when you have no knowlege of the area and it would weaken all of your forces, so leave only the minimum needed behind at the camp.
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