I've been dreaming of a campaign focused on the world of Final Fantasy VIII. While I'm sure there are some Final Fantasy Pathfinder homebrew rules out there, I'm thinking of leaving this pretty close to "vanilla" Pathfinder. The short version: you are the SeeDs that are not Squall Leonheart, Zell Dincht, Selphie Tilmitt, Quistis, Trepe, or Irvine Kinneas.
Basically, if you've ever wondered "What are all those folks that graduated before Squall doing this whole time?", this is the campaign for you!
The story will begin shortly before FFVIII's story starts, and (at least at the beginning) focus on missions given to you by your Garden. Your PCs are SeeD members-- most likely, you have some experience under your belt! I'm hoping to keep this a fairly RP-heavy campaign, so feel free to explore the setting!
Naturally, it helps if you have some experience with FFVIII.
For those who need a quick primer:
SeeD are students who grew up in one of three "Garden" facilities: basically prestige boarding schools that optionally teach combat skills, with the possibility of employment as a SeeD following a written exam, a field test, and a trial mission. SeeD are deployed all over the world to fund the school, and are legendarily strong due to equipping (or "junctioning"0 Guardian Forces.
There's some studies that suggest utilizing the power of Guardian Forces in this way may cause memory loss... but that's probably just anti-SeeD propoganda.
Your PCs will start somewhere between level 2 and 4 (TBD!). After all, it wouldn't do to have you grapple with Level 1 50/50 miss chances ;)
Since SeeD are highly-trained mercenaries who elevate themselves upon the trained armies of rival militaries through use of GFs, however, a few unique rules will be in place. These are subject to change, but:
-Feat tax rules will be in place.
-All PCs will be able to summon under specific circumstances.
-Crit range will be doubled if you're under 1/3 max HP (stacks with everything!).
-We can work together to make a fancy weapon that you're proficient with! (Large nunchaku? Crossbow that shoots returning chakrams and/or dogs? A gunblade???) Note that other PCs probably won't be proficient with your weapon.
-Maybe we should avoid sorcerers? Or maybe your character is a sorcerer, and it's, like, a Whole Thing?
-I'm open to discussing! Happy to make this more weird, less weird, etc. Do some of you want to be lower level than the rest of the group? Awesome, love it. Do we want to convert gold to gil? Can do! Do we want to figure out a draw system and maybe junctioning? Hell, if everyone else is down, let's make it happen! (But probably not.)
Group Communication, Table Management, Etc.
I'm going to have a Discord server for this. I expect most of you to be able to join it-- not because it's necessary to play, but when it comes to coordination, keeping people in touch with each other helps keep groups going a LOT.
As for maps, I'm going with Google Slides. Always a winner!
If I get a few people who are interested, I'm happy to work together on character concepts and fleshing out the crunch rules!