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The Guild's old logo... and background colour


So I recently went through an old hard drive of mine and found some posts I had saved on there from the old site. For those you for that do not know, the site has existed since 2007, but all its content unfortunately got wiped around turn of 2013/2014 in an event commonly referred to as Guildfall.

Everything I am going to post in this thread will be my pre-Guildfall writings.

There's not a huge amount, and its mostly only stuff I was working on in 2013, since that was when I started saving posts to my hard drive, but I decided to upload them to this thread anyway. I guess its for anyone curious about what the old site was like, or for those of us who still remember it to reminiscence.

Anyway enjoy!
OLDGUILD ROLEPLAYS:
  • Feral - A fantasy action adventure about a group of humans, angels, and animal demons looking for a cure to a terrible disease.
  • The Inferno - A dark historical combat driven roleplay inspired by Dante's Inferno (the game, not the poem).
  • Thrall of Kings - A post apocalyptic dark fantasy.


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Feral



So this is probably the main reason I made this thread. Feral was a really long running roleplay on the old site I was involved in from 2010 to around the end of 2013. It was, and still is, the longest running roleplay I have ever had privilege to be a part of. It was so long running in fact, it actually managed to survive Guildfall and continued running on the new version of the site for around another year and half, unfortunately ending before its narrative could properly conclude. You can find the latter half of the roleplay, here.

Writing with the people in this roleplay taught me an awful lot about roleplaying and about writing in general. The character arc of my original character in Feral is still one of the most satisfying journeys I've taken a character on. Rolnak, my angry angry boy, spent much of the roleplay slowly succumbing to a degenerative brain disease that eventually made him (you guessed it) feral. I got to roleplay through all this and it finally climaxed in him turning on the party and trying to kill its leader.

I still like some of those posts reading them back years later, even after my style has significantly changed and improved (at least I hope it has).

I also had another character in Feral that I played after Rolnak's death, Eadrom, though I really never connected to the character in quite the way I would have liked. The change in character was something that I think contributed to my eventual dropping out of the roleplay, something I definitely regret now.

Feral was a roleplay that I was very proud to be a part of, and I since I found these posts, I feel it would be a disservice to it to leave it more incomplete than it needs to be.

The hiders below contain all the old Rolnak posts I could find (in all their unedited glory), you can also see his character sheet here:

















And that is unfortunately that's everything I have left for Rolnak. The final conclusion his battle with Neon was written by the GM, and ended, as you may have guessed, with his demise. Farewell, my angry bull boy, I still miss writing as you sometimes.

Here are the posts from Feral that I could find with my second character, Eadrom, you can also find his character sheet here:













And that's everything I have for Feral. As I said you can see some of the later posts from other plays by checking out the thread that continued on this site, here.
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The Inferno




Well this is a blast from the past. I think this was the last group roleplay I attempted to GM on the oldguild. True to form it collapsed after the first couple of weeks of posting. Never let anyone tell you that the oldguild was some kind of mythical place where roleplays never died and partners never ghosted you, they lie.

The Inferno itself was a bit of an edge fest 17 year old me cooked up after playing that hack and slash Dante's Inferno game a bit too much. I also saw the animated film, which I thought was dope. Looking back its absolute butchering of Dante's masterpiece, but I didn't care back then, I wanted to see cool demon fights.

I suppose this is also the first roleplay I attempted to set in a historical period, and actually tried to research appropriate arms and armour for it, something I would go on to do more of in later roleplays. Check out the woefully inaccurate character sheet this produced, here.

Going through the opening post I realised just how different BBcoding on the old forum was as well. We used to be able to set font size manually on there, not just with the heading tags, neat huh? I used a lot of resizing in the OP so I tried my best to replicate it using the current forum's system.





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Thrall of Kings




I remember very little about this roleplay, but I do have a few posts for it saved, and I do known that it marks a relatively important point for me in terms of my development in how I created characters. Willet, my character from Thrall of Kings, was the first distinctly average character I ever made on the Old Guild. Prior to this I had always played quite powerful heroic or villainous types. Willet however, was different. He was just a guy who lived in the woods, trying to get by, not particularly heroic, but not a bad person. He just an average person, who wanted to live quietly. Unfortunately, adventure called.

I remember the GM being a little bit perturbed by the fact Willet wasn't super on board with the whole 'you are chosen heroes' plot he had concocted (and not told us about turning character creation, if I recall correctly), especially after the bloodbath that preceded that particular conversation. Granted, we're all here to play the game, so when the plot train arrives we should always try to get aboard. But Willet never saw himself as a hero, never saw himself as anything special, and didn't see the fate of the world as his problem. He would have come round to it eventually, I imagine, but he needed some convincing.

This roleplay also featured a little set piece I have definitely reused a couple of times, often to highlight the non-heroic nature of characters and to knock them down a peg. A city chase in which the character only escape by leaping into a cesspit. Not sure if I stole that from somewhere. Anyway, read it below and steal it for your own games if you are so inclined!







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