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Darkness Ends! Defending Rondor - A Human Campaign
After a millennium of war, the Demon Hordes of Morashitar have conquered the underworld ousting orcs, goblins, dwarves, and even dark elves to flee to the surface. Although victorious, the demons thirst for more power and march onto the Lands of Bavidirian. The Bavidirian Empire fights for survival yet experience many defeats. Demons have destroyed every village and town the empire holds. There is however hope, as one small fort has provided resilience to the ongoing attacks. Men gather once more in hopes to defeat evil forever, yet the morale is low, as a leader is desired that will turn the tide to bring the free people of the lands peace once again. Will it be you? Find out and join today hero!
So what do we have here?
02. There is no requirement to participate at a certain time or day.
03. The game can cater to your style of roleplaying allowing for great storytelling sessions.
04. It takes only 15 minutes of your time to issue action commands for your character to stay busy for the week.
05. The strategic fantasy game is free to enjoy each week.
06. You will have the opportunity to write a journal about your character to earn additional rewards.
07. There are easy to understand rules on how to get engaged in the game right away.
08. The game is more than just a hack and slash and reap the treasure gaming.
09. The game is played at the site in the game forum.
10. The Rule Book will provide the information you need to play the game without hesitations.
What kind of game is Darkness Ends! Defending Rondor?
Darkness Ends! Defending Rondor is a free play by action medieval fantasy strategy game. It is an original fantasy setting that has its own unique game system that is easy to learn on the first day.
It may seem like a Dungeons & Dragons game, yet it really is a bit easier in this perspective. You don’t have to spend a long time working on the character creation or have to carry a bag of dice to play this game. You don’t have to be on at a certain time of the week reporting to a group of players either. This game doesn’t take long to play allowing you to enjoy other games
Is the game automated?
No, this game is hosted for you live, but you don't have to be present for the results after you have posted your action commands.
Do I roll at any time the dice for this game?
Your game master will roll the dice for both your character and the opponents he/she will encounter. He also rolls for certain events your character may encounter. Every dice roll is recorded for you to see while looking at the results of the actions you have posted.
Your game master will adjusts your character sheet after each action command spread sheet result.
What exactly can I do in this game?
To play Darkness Ends! Defending Rondor you only have to post 5 action commands on a spread sheet whenever you have time. You can also write in a journal about your character's experiences after each action command spreadsheet result to earn additional experience points.
What is an action command spread sheet?
An action command spread sheet allows you to issue actions for your character. Your character will have 5 action points to use per week. The week in the Lands of Bavidirian has 5 days so each action point represents one full day. Your action command spread sheet is right below your character sheet that your game master will create for you here in the forum at the site.
How do I get started?
Register as a member at the forum. From there, find the character creation thread and post your character choice on that thread. If filled out correctly, the GM will create a character sheet and post it in the Character Sheet & Gameplay thread on the forum with instructions on how to proceed.
What can I do while I wait for my character sheet to be created?
Once you have registered with us find the time to read the Rule Book of which you can either read or download here at the site. The more information you know the easier the game will be for you.
Do I have to be on certain days or times in the week to play this game?
You can come in whenever you have time. There is no specific time to play the game, yet you have to provide action commands once per week. Being absent from the game longer then 2 weeks provides somekind of illness or accident for your character.
There are 8 heroes to choose from.
Over 1000 different events can happen to your adventurer ranging from encountering monsters, allies, finding magical items, solving riddles, winning the lottery, falling in love, exploring ruins and dungeons, or even inheriting businesses. One can attain apprenticeships and become masters at a trade. One can also be a lord or own buildings to rent out. There are over 100 different paths to forge while playing your character.
As you will know this game is a one of a kind homebrew. Plays by post games usually need a small group of roleplayers to enjoy the game. In this game you only rely on the storyteller to provide the results to the actions you posted on an action command spreadsheet. So in principle, the only job you have is to post 5 action commands to receive results from your storyteller. Your character sheet is automatically updated (weekly) and you don’t have to worry about being on at a certain time of the day or week. To play this game one has to have a strategic mind. In other words, one has to keep an eye on the character sheet that will change each week and to make wise decisions concerning which actions are best for the situation your character is involved in.
Here are other bonus points desired from your game master when joining this game.
- Be detailed orientated
- Have a passion for writing to keep up with a journal
- Have good comprehension skills
- Be persistent in learning a new game system
- Have imagination and be creative
- Be reliable to the game each week
- Be honest about real life situations in case one can’t play the game anymore
- Be people friendly – there are activities that can get you involved with other role players
- Have a healthy competitive nature for trivia or writing competitions when they appear
- Be open minded to a flexible game system unheard of
- Have the willpower to be cooperative with the storyteller / game master
- Have an upbeat attitude towards the game