The Powers of Old
A BIONICLE tabletop RPG campaign
Are you looking for a BIONICLE tabletop experience? Look no further!
Using the "Lost Chronicles" ruleset made by TakumaNuva (found here), we will be playing a campaign, and we need a few more players for this. We will be using Roll20.net, so please note that you will have to register for a free account there in order to see the maps, notes, character sheets, etc. This site makes everything much easier to organize.
If you are unfamiliar with tabletop games, this is how it works: You make a character to play as. This character is given stats and abilities which determine the things you can do in the game. It is much freer than traditional games, however, as you simply ask the game master what is allowed, and then roll dice to see if you succeed. You then describe your actions, as if you were telling a story.
Roll20.net handles all the stats and rolling for us; this simplifies the process.
Also: We are rather green when it comes to tabletop games, but with the ruleset in hand and a love of storytelling to go with it I'm sure we'll end up with something enjoyable.
We will start as soon as we have enough players, and everything is sorted out with registering characters etc. If you are interested: Post below, or send me a private message.
Fragments of an ancient stone tablet has been discovered by a visitor to a remote island. Although he swiftly sold them for a few quick widgets, several researchers have taken interest in the pieces and the symbols engraved on them. After putting them together, it quickly came to light that half the tablet was missing; left behind on the island.
A Matoran expedition was sent by boat to investigate the issue, but since landing on the island they have not been heard from. Now six Toa have been gathered for the purpose of investigating the mysterious tablet and finding out its purpose. In the process, they will uncover old secrets, meet island natives, fight off creatures and villains alike, in their search for the missing Matoran... and perhaps something much bigger than expected.
With the island setting, we attempt to capture the feeling of good ol' Mata Nui. We aim to provide you with the same feeling of exploration as the first year of BIONICLE did. The goal is to build a rich setting with characters you get to know over time, and as you uncover more and more of the island and its lore you will become familiar with it as well.
A lot of concepts will be carried over, however, and some will be given a new spin. It will still feel like BIONICLE.
- Me, as the one directing the game.
- Labouka, playing as a Toa of Fire, wearing a Kadin and wielding a scythe.
- EvilLobsterKing, playing as a Skakdi of Iron.
- MinusOneEighth, playing as a Toa of Stone wearing a Pakari, wielding a warhammer.
- TurteX, as a Toa of Gravity, wearing a Matatu and wielding grappling hooks.
- Dragonborn_Ben, as one of Brutaka's species, wearing a Kadin and wielding a Cordak blaster.
- Makuta Luroka, as a Toa of Fire, wearing a Kakama and wielding a greatsword.
- SmeatyFlavor, as a Toa of Lightning wearing a Hau and wielding a rapier.
- Scorpion_Strike, as a Toa of Shadows, wearing a Calix and wielding a polearm.
- Loaxandar, as a Toa of Magnetism.
Player slots filled for now.
In order to participate:
Simply mark your interest, and give a quick description of your character. Please note that this needs to be an original character, not one that already exists in the series. It is your character, so you will be shaping their experience as we go along. For this reason, make sure that you have at least a general idea of what you want them to be.
There will be six main characters in this RPG, acting as a team. For now we assume that all main characters will be Toa.
If you don't think you'll stick around for the entire campaign, you could also get a guest spot as a minor character. After we get a full party of players for the main characters, only guest spots will be offered.
Example of character description:
"Kopaka, Toa of Ice. White and gray color scheme. He wears a Mask of X-Ray Vision, and carries a broadsword and a shield. He has a rather cold personality, and prefers to work alone. It may take a while before he warms up to the rest of the party."
Note that there are some rules for how much gear you can get when you first create your character. We'll work this out before we start, though, so don't hesitate to submit a character. First come first serve.
Looking forward to playing with you guys.