Need female PC for fantasy/noir game
Okay, so I've got a particular game I'm wanting to play with someone. The genre is fantasy with a heavy coating of film noir/mystery/detective fiction. I don't have a ready parallel in recent media that fits the tone I want off the top of my head, but I figure mentioning Skyrim, Game of Thrones and Dungeon & Dragons will probably get us somewhere close. Therefore;
- Some non-playable otherworldly entities and nasty subhuman creatures aside, humans are probably the only sentient race
- Magic is commonplace enough without being ubiquitous (This is less important to our PCs, who won't possess any, but many crimes may involve it)
- Life can get pretty grim, but it's not without its rays of hope
Your gender as a player doesn't matter to me, but your PC would ideally be female (This isn't a line in the sand, but I want people who are interested in meeting that expectation to respond foremost). There may be romance down the line, but I very much prefer to let that build up and come about organically. Also, while I intend for a dark and occasionally graphic game, I don't have much interest in writing sex scenes. We can just imagine for ourselves what goes on after things Fade To Black. ;)
The premise is that we're two new transfers out of a handful of them that the Royal Watch of the Kingdom of Valterra is sending to the small frontier town of Elderoak following the deaths of some local officers there. The circumstances of the deaths are shrouded in mystery as we begin and the town and its inhabitants have reacted drastically; the citizens fearfully bathe Elderoak in light as night descends and the remaining local Watch officers suppress their sorrows with drink and bawdy song.
Our characters, initially strangers, will be paired up as patrol partners who gradually uncover disturbing facts about their predecessors' deaths even as new ones continue to take place and threaten the fragile stability of the town. This will be but the first of many potential "cases" for them, just as Elderoak may ultimately prove but a stepping-stone for them on their way to greater things. This is, of course, something I encourage us to brainstorm over before and as we play.
What I really want to do with this game is to have our PCs change and grow in dramatic, unexpected ways over the course of their careers. In this, I must give partial credit to Breaking Bad, the show that took milquetoast Walter White and turned him into the force of nature known as Heisenberg. The other half of my inspiration was this;
I'm only speculating, but based on the trailer, True Detective promises to take its focal duo (Harrelson and McConaughey) on a strange, bumpy journey where it looks like one or both of them might end up very far away from where they started in terms of outlook and morality. THIS is the sort of thing I want to do, almost completely conceptually intact save for the change to a fantasy setting ('cause that's just fun).
I was actually on the cusp of starting this project with someone else before they had to bow out. So I've got a first post ready to go, if you'd like to take a look. Feel free to check it out, see if it's your thing, then leave a reply or shoot me a PM showing your interest, along with any questions, comment or ideas you want to try and bring to the table.
So, who's game? :D