Inspired by the NSM RPG... Jub said that such a project would probably be quite a complex thing to do
, so I thought, why not try something a bit easier and more up my alley?
Here's how I plan to do it: users can sign up as a character under a faction (I'd prefer to limit it to
four people per faction at most; also, choose whether you want to be a might hero or magic hero). After a number of people have signed up, we can decide on which factions will represent the "good" side, and which will not (depending on how many people sign up, I'd like 2-3 "good" factions, with the rest, possible 4+, being hostile to the good faction, and any others remaining being "neutral" or otherwise self-serving for story purposes). After this, we can suggest and vote for a number of broad story options (for example, a story suggestion would be "Quest to retrieve the MacGuffin that will enable the hero to do X," or "Venture through the unexplored lands to find X that will make your country rich"
Along the way, as I'm writing the story and other events that take place, I'll ask the users how they want the story to progress (e.g. Let's say there's a certain mountain pass you have to cross. I would then ask users what should happen here, for example, would there be an ambush, would there need to be a particular item or other obstacle your need to clear before you can, or would the mountain be in the vicinity of an enemy faction who controls the area, etc.). Other decisions could be stuff like "Who will be a boss-like character/powerful hero/main protagonist?" "What terrain is the town on?" or "Is the area mountainous, forested, etc.?" Again, while this project will be much easier than a full RPG (and will likely be completed much quicker), it will be less available to the users (however, if we want, it could be posted elsewhere for others).
This project will be made for the fan expansion to Heroes 3, called Horn of the Abyss, because of the additional tools and resources it offers. To read about the game and factions, go here
. To read about HoTA, go here
NocturneOfShadow (Might)Story Thus Far:
Basic premise: An important diplomat is captured by villains. The hero has to travel across the land, defeating the villains and retrieving artifacts that open the way to the heavily-guarded mountain prison. If the hero doesn't rescue the diplomat in time, war will break out with another country.
Good factions are Stronghold and Cove.
Evil factions are Castle (boss: Dude), Inferno (boss: K-NiGhT), and Fortress (boss: Dudeman).
Neutral factions are Dungeon and Necropolis (boss: AwesomeYears).
braixen1264 is the protagonist of the story.Progress (Screenshots, etc.):