Hello All, and Welcome!
Before we start, we have a few things to settle, build, clarify, adjust, and confirm. So let's do this in stages.
Foremost, I invite you to dot the gameplay thread, that way you can see the campaign in your tab, even though we haven't started yet. That being said, I would ask that, if at all possible, you delete the post with the dot once posted. It removed the dot post, but the campaign still stays on your tab.
Next, I want to make sure that you've all read and are ok with an important premise for this game:
Story Types: Some of the things I wish to emphasize in this campaign are characters' involvement with the plot and with NPCs. To put it bluntly, for the sake of the story, I will mess with your characters. I will take things away from them, jail them, bring them from rags to riches and back again, threaten and kill loved ones, but I will also make sure that their long-term goals evolve. They will rise not only in power, but in influence and reach. They will be able to develop long-lasting institutions and influence the world. In other words, I want the characters to be the story, instead of being witness to the story. Accordingly, characters need to have goals that make them plan and do things every morning, meet with people, seek favours, etc, instead of only having things happen to them and their relations.
Please let me know if you're ok with this and to what extent. Are there lines I should not cross?
Let's get this rolling!