Roll to Dodge – Illusia
I’d like to begin with a bit of my poetry.Welcome one, welcome all!
Who will rise and who will fall?
In this tricky game, which I create…
sixtwelve-side die will choose your fate.
Once you enter, you cannot flee.
Your lives are in my hands, you see.
So come on up and take a try.
Yes, try your luck with a roll of the die.
Welcome to Roll to Dodge – Illusia. It is named Illusia for the fact that Illusia is the world in which the game takes place. It is based upon Medieval Times, Fantasy, and a bit of Steampunk here and there.
This world is very much surrounded in mystery, and you will not know much about it yet, but the storyline will reveal more if you choose to enter. And yes, I said storyline. This game will have a story that you, as the players will follow, so you will have an ultimate goal… which will also be revealed within the game.
I’m sure many of you are familiar with the rules of basic RtD, but here they are once again for reference, and for any of those who don’t know.
RtD is played with a group of six players. You enter a world created by the GM of the game, and could be given a goal and story to follow. (In this game you will.) You make actions, and the GM rolls a die to determine how well you do. The results for each numbered roll are below:
1 - Uber Fail
2 - Epic Fail
3 - Worse Fail
4 - Fail
5 - Almost Fail
6 - Partial Success
7 - Nearly Success
8 - Success
9 - Great Success
10 - Perfect
11 - Mini Overshot
12 - Overshot
Now we will get on to the specifics of RtD – Illusia. Read all of these! I repeat, read EVERYTHING!
-Declare system is used to post moves. Your major action should be bold and underlined, with this mark ‘>’ before it. minor actions can be put underneath that, but these can simply be underlined. (If you really want to, you can also bold them.) And finally, if you want your character to say something, put it underneath your major and minor actions in quotation marks. Have it bolded as well. After a round of results is posted, you have anywhere from 2 - 4 days to post your move, so make sure to check often. I will try to get to this as much as I can, but if I am delayed, that is that. It could give you extra time to discuss or post before I get back.
-The following is a list of actions that are minor:
--Moving somewhere else (This is REALLY minor - you can use it with ANOTHER minor action.)
--Activating a special ability that buffs your character
--Giving an item to another player/npc
-Characters will have to be created. You can name your character whatever you want, or keep your username as his/her name, I don’t mind either way. Here is the character sheet for you to follow:
Appearance (Since this is a fantasy world, you can have strange hair and eye color, etc. but you must be human. You cannot pick your race.)
Occupation (basically, your role in a party)
Inventory (two items allowed to start)
Passive ability (only one)
Try to have your back story match your inventory and skills. Please don’t make a doctor with a crossbow and a passive ability that allows a +1 roll to decapitation moves. That doesn’t make much sense. (Unless of course you say that he’s secretly and assassin. That works.)
-NPC characters will be met throughout the game. These characters can die, including key characters, and all follow the rules that Players follow. So if you really don’t want that guy to die, protect him. If you’re really annoyed with that stupid townsperson, punch him in the face. Or if you’re more extreme, just impale him on the spot. Realize, however, that everything has a logical reaction. If you go on a massacre, guards and other such police force will try to stop or kill you. Since these kinds of things can happen, I will alter my ENTIRE story plan if some key character dies, or a town is destroyed. I’m flexible. However, I doubt you guys will do this, because you’re smarter than that… right?
-Dodge rolls are rolls taken by characters to avoid being attacked. Whenever you are attacked, you get a dodge roll to avoid said attack, and if you roll equal to or higher than the attacking roll, you avoid that attack. If the attacker rolls a 4 or lower, the defending side will not be harmed, but will have a chance to counterattack. If the defender roll higher than a 4, they counterattack successfully. Damage inflicted depends on the difference between attack and dodge rolls. For example, a 7 v. 6 will only hurt the defender a bit, but a 9 v. 2 will hurt them a lot.
-The crafting system is a bit more complicated than some other RtD games, but still remains easy to use. You will have to acquire basic materials before you can craft anything. You cannot simply pull a sword out of midair, except for some special cases. In any crafting attempt, you must have the materials necessary to make whatever you want. So if you want a sharpened wooden stick, you need a stick, and something pointy to carve it with. It’s that simple. The results of crafting follow a pattern based on die-rolls, just like everything else.
1/2 – No weapon made, and you get yourself injured in some way.
3/4 – No weapon made, but no other bad effects.
5/6 – Crappy/Incomplete weapon created.
7/8 – Good weapon created.
9/10 – Excellent weapon created.
11/12 – Good weapon made, but may contain a flaw or other such inconvenience.
And remember, all reactions are logical. So if you’re making that sharpened stick, and you dice your stick up into little pieces because you messed up, you will need a new stick if you want to try again.
-Inventory is managed like this: All items are sorted into size groups, from a scale of one to six, similar to a die. =D These numbers are in brackets  next to the item. Below is the setup:
1 – Tiny
2 – Small
3 – Average
4 – Large
5 – Extra Large
6 – Huge
These numbers can still go higher to prevent characters from carrying around catapults. Each character has a maximum of 15 slots. So you can carry from 15 tiny items (which is a little stupid) to 2 huge items (which has the potential to be badass). If you have ammunition for a long-range weapon, multiple shots can be counted as one item, so don’t sweat that.
-Weapons and armor must be equipped before use. Armor must also be equipped if you want it to have any affect. Also, equipped items still count as taking up inventory space.
-Passive Abilities cannot be gained just by saying “Try to get awesome reflexes!” You must be a little more intelligent than that! To try to train a passive ability, you must specify the way in which you want to train. So, if you want to be able to eat wood without digestive problems, you must train yourself by saying, “Find the nearest tree and begin to eat it.” Or something of that sort. Although I don’t recommend chowing on trees. You could get splinters. You can obtain a maximum of 8 passive abilities. If you wish to have another after that, you must remove one of your current abilities.
- Active abilities are gained through Glyphs, this game's trademark. Glyphs are shiny gems that react to the presence of the Six. When one of the party touches a Glyph, it bestows a power depending on that person's thoughts at the time. So make sure to type what you want your character to think.
-More content will be added over time as the game evolves.
-On a final note… as with any game that is not tested, rules can prove to be bad and replaced. If you notice a problem with the game, you can post it or PM me about it. I will see if it needs fixing. But please don’t PM saying that you want a rule changed just because you want it changed. I only change things for the good of the Players.
That’s it. Fill the outline of the character sheet to sign up. I will accept six Players, and more on the waiting list if those fill up. If a Player dies, they will be replaced with an entirely new character from the waiting list. This also means, however, that the waiting list people will have to fill out character sheets. Please do not stick your character sheet somewhere in the thread and expect me to find it. When it is your turn to play, post it. You can save it somewhere else until then, or just make it on the spot.
Have fun!Current Players
CaveCricket48 is Raphael
Hyperkultra is Gillian
Phd is John Adams
Tokochiro is Johni Koslozwa
caekdaemon is Anderson
Ociamarru is Nikolai IvanovDead People
Nonsequitorian went mad and was then brutally murdered by his own companions
Adam ceased to exist due to inactivityWaiting List
Yuzazi will be Jackson MeadowsSynopsis
On a seemingly peaceful day, Colber, one of the most well-defended cities in Illusia, was attacked by demons from another world. These beasts wreaked havoc upon the city and drove out all inhabitants that they did not kill. Unable to fight off these beasts, a population of survivors, including the Six, departed east for the mountains.
Two days in, the group encountered a werewolf, along with its pack of wolf followers. This enemy was defeated, and left in its wake a Glyph, which according to legend, bestows amazing abilites upon those who can use them. It seemed to only be a story told to young children, but these myths proved true, and the Six gained special powers from the mysterious gem. Unfortunately, Dan, one of the Six, was clawed by the werewolf and went mad. The party was forced to finish him off, and his place was taken by a stranger wandering the woods by the name of Raphael. Why there must always be a group of Six remains unknown, but he was accepted into the party without argument.
On the third day the party arrived at the mountain stronghold. There they met a boy by the name of Gabriel who seemed to have his fate tied to theirs. He had uncovered a prophecy that foretold of the journey of the Six. Whoever wrote this prophecy intended for them to solve riddles and make their way throughout the world of Illusia, eventually saving it from destruction.
The first riddle pointed to a place called Auid.
They didn't have much time to debate over their destinies, for the mountain was attacked by strange snake creatures. The Gabriel and the Six escaped by using a secret passage, and they began to make their way to Auid.
On the way, an odd Door in the Hillside was found, and the party, curious, decided to make their way in. There they met a friendly dwarf by the name of Hork, who lived alone with his pet Blade Beetle, Finn. Hork reveals that he has a rat problem in his basement, and Gabriel unknowingly volunteers the group to assist. The party descended into the darkness of the cellar, to find that these rats are no normal beings. They have grown to human size, and are able to use weapons.
The party defeats these rats, and the rat chief gives away information regarding the leader of the group that is trying to take over Illusia. He is called The Jester
. Each of the Six is given a strange Dwarven weapon. Gabriel urges the party to leave quickly, as if he feels that something is following them. It turns out that Gabriel's own parents were killed by a man named the Jester, which is what caused his anxiety. It also gives him one more reason to continue journeying with the party - revenge.
After another few days' travel, they arrive at Auid in the middle of the night. The party immediately enters one of the town's bars, and Gabriel convinces everyone to become questionably drunk in order to fit in and get information out of the townspeople. The plan is successful. The next day, the group sets out to find a man who is apparently known for solving riddles. Their exploration of the town leads them to a shop called "Ancients."
There they meet a man named Mr. Quint, who solves the riddle they have been given, and directs them to a shrine north from town. The shrine of an old god named Calkoom.
However, Calkoom was not as friendly as expected. The god attacked them.
After a battle with Calkoom, he seemed to come to his senses and return to his true form, leaving behind a Chaotic Glyph, which contained the power of his rage.
After traveling back to town, they found Quint's shop empty, and a note addressed to them. It warned them not to travel back to Colber.
Blatantly ignoring these instructions, Gabriel and the party travel to Colber to find it destroyed. There they meet an old nemesis - the Greater Demon, and a new foe - The Jester.
After defeating the demon, they depart south for the coast.
Upon reaching the coast, the usually bustling city of Sol is found empty. Heading towards the main building, the party discovers that the entire population seems to be hiding within. After a quick conversation with the captain of the militia, Gerard, Foraqe, the Giant Nautilus shows itself, and battle begins.NPCsGabriel
Age - 17
Blond hair, dark brown eyes, and an attitude. He seems smug at times, but is not at all evil at heart. It was he who discovered the prophecy that led the Six on their journey, thus earning his place beside them. He has taken on the job of the party's guide (since none of the Six know anything about the geography of Illusia). Gabriel is adept at swordplay, and carries an odd weapon - a sword that changes into many forms. It's origins are unknown, even to him.Terry
Age - Unknown
A very strange forest sprite, Terry does not take nearly as much interest in preserving the sprites' tiny corner of the world, though he cares about his home. Preferring action to thought, he is reckless and bounding with energy. His golem, Hunchback, is his only weapon, but he uses it so well that he doesn't need anything else. Terry is stubborn and tends to use violence as a solution to problems, but he is capable of deep thought when he's in the mood - rarely.
The Map of Illusia