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Citizens of the Great Alliance of nations! Your governments, your gods, and your good countrymen need YOU! The forces of chaos and destruction arise in the Easterlands, an unrelenting horde of gibbering shadows and demons has arisen in the snowy wastes, and everyone is called upon to do their part to resist the encroaching darkness! From the great city streets to the far green countrysides, every mage and rifleman is needed to protect our way of life. Will you stand with shoulder to shoulder with your fellows, or will you shirk your duty and leave yourself and your neighbors exposed to the horrid menace of the Shadowlanders?

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Hello, and welcome to a project I had in mind called A Jolly Good War. This project is aimed to focus on military (rather than political) writing, though there will be space for politics if one so chooses to pursue that route.

The basis for this project is one part World War One, and one part Warhammer Fantasy/Warcraft Two. Essentially, a Generic Fantasy World (TM) is being confronted with a Sauron-like dark lord in the east, but rather than being a strictly medieval society, this universe has gone through the Steampunk phase and is firmly on the way to dieselpunk, but magic still abounds. As this unrelenting wave of destructive armies have washed over one of the larger nations of the world and forced them into servitude within the Dark Lord's armies, the remaining societies have banded together to create a unified front to resist the tide and hopefully take the fight to a rumored Dark Citadel in the east.

The war proper has been going on for about 3 months when the game will begin, and the battle will take place in a region along a wide front (I'm touching up on an INkarnate map regularly as this idea has been generating interest in my head, and I hope to post it if enough interest is shown).

Players will command the army of their home region, contributed to the Grand Alliance and I, as GM, will throw curveballs at you guys to see how things play out.

Part of the conflict will be military, but another conflict source will be supplies. If someone wants to exploit any openings, you'll be drawing on a shared pool of "Allied Supplies" to do so. Supplies will regenerate at a fixed rate (depending on interest shown in this scenario) so it won't be finite. This might encourage conflict among your top brass but would also present a great opening for interpersonal writing and clashing combat styles.

A stat system will be used to help determine conflict outcomes and your army's abilities.






So. Any thoughts, suggestion, or interest?
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I'm interested, sounds like fun and I even have an idea what kind of force I would like to play...but I must ask though...what about airplanes?
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@golani I'm more interested in creative storytelling than I am in the minutiae of what is and isn't on the horizon, so realistically if you wanted to mix and match to your heart's content, I'd say go for it. But for the sake of uniform writing... let's just say biplanes are a thing and tanks haven't been invented yet? We'll put a hard stop at 1914 as far as the technology is concerned.

Like, the stat numbers will determine how well you do things, but if you'd like to have a Wyvern based air force that throws bombs or biplanes with mages that chuck fireballs, go for it. Just know that the numbers for stats will determine how effective things are.
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Interested
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Seems like a barrel of fun.

I have two nations ideas.

1.) Basically Britain; industrious, impatient humans with Druids as a special resource and stone henge based layline abilities and some kind of time magic using greenwich mean time. Also has knights templars who can exorcise deamons.

2.) Something similar to Macedonia/yugoslavia (alexander the great) and/or jewish w/ werewolf units fighting a militia war of independence. When in human form they are intellegent and cool but wretchedly underfunded, in werewolf mode they are berzerk shocktroopers. They mostly use skirmish fighting and can also talk to animals and learn things.

Also, this is how i'd make ww1 Germans good guys, if i was going to use them:
- formost artisans of enchantments
- all standard rifles are frost elemental enchanted as standard
- dueling is legal and commonplace
- all armour is enchanted to the soul of its user, the steel can heal like flesh when scored but the heart also becomes cold like steel (iron within, iron without)
- use psionic powers such as astral projection / calling through ectoplasm from the weft and crafting it into somewhat weak crystals for use as weapons. Dont understand why? Look at this, now imagine he has a german accent and is a Baron.
- also has knights templar units
- also uses reformed witches sometimes
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Nerd Hello Squirtle, I may be interested (if Takanis starts to go smoother)
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Interested.
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Nerd Hello Squirtle, I may be interested (if Takanis starts to go smoother)


Would be glad to have you, Empress ;)

As for everyone else, I'll post the initial OOC later today once I get it streamlined and have the Front Lines map created.
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Interested!
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Question: Is there interest for an Eastern/Western Front, or would ya'll rather keep things unified?
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Maybe have it unified but have a sudden eastern or western front.
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Interested, I'm thinking I might try a cultured magocracy that uses telescopes as artillery.
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Very interested. Thinking of making a nation that was directly at the forefront of the beginning of this mysterious enemies advance once they took over the unnamed nation. Thus they're devastated, low on morale and equipment, and very much shaken having been the original defenders that are still holding out desperately. If that's alright of course.
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I'll be making some real raring to go soldiers. Swords out, through the gas and into the enemy trenches to give them a right bollocksing.
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This looks interesting.
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