Welcome everyone to our mad experiment!
We're going to play through a single-phase campaign of Burning Empires, an epic Sci-Fi game about body-snatching aliens invading a remnant planet of a once-great human interstellar empire.
I'd like for us to start world burning on Tuesday the 29th. World Burning controls what lifepaths are native vs. non-native to the setting so you might want to look over both lifepaths and the world-burning chapters, just to get a feel and notice what you think is interesting. BE feels a lot like Dune and little like Warhammer 40k if you're familiar with that. There is a good chunk of Medieval-in-space vibe.
For pace we're looking for 5-7 posts per week. I can accommodate faster/slower a bit. Weekends if you want, but I know that's family time for several people. There is the hangout backchannel for communication and I have contact information for everyone. Good PBP needs communication. if you're going to be out of town or unavailable, let us know. If this ends up not being for you, please let us know
This is a mechanically dense game, though not as strictly structured as it first appears, and I'm sure we'll be working out some adaptations as we go.
Most of us know each other at least a little, but let's introduce ourselves.
I'm Trevis, and I'll be the GM for the game. I've taken a crack at BE before in a live setting and gotten a bit of interesting play out of it. It's always been an intriguing game to me. I've also played Burning Wheel and for the past several years have played in a bunch of PBTA games in play by post with a great crew of players (many of which are here.)
I'm a survey technician and art/art history teacher and have a son in middle school. I'm at GMT -5 since it's daylight savings in the US. I'm a Sci-Fi fan generally, and have recently read Asimov's Foundation (never read it before.) Which maybe is what prompted me to look at BE again, probably because of the broad scope.
If you need a link to rules, let me know. Any questions or other details we'll work out. Whatever questions you think of, just ask them here. I'm looking forward to seeing what we come up with!