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Old Jun 22nd, 2024, 07:32 PM
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A Twisted Curse

Game NameA Twisted Curse
Game SystemPbtA
ThemeDisaster Lesbians lost in a dark world, seeking love and compassion in a world nearly devoid of such things.
FlavourFantasy, Dark, Horror-ish, Love conquers all!
Plot Summary
Duchess Morwen Of Daggerford is having guests for dinner – and you are invited. No strangers to Daggerford, you have come to the town’s defense on more than one occasion and you count Lady Morwen as a friend and a benefactor.

A cool autumn breeze blows through the streets as you make your way to the keep. As you dine on hot, spicy soup and tenderly cooked pheasant, you can tell that the duchess seems more out of sorts than usual. Then a pall comes over the occasion as she voices her concern about a band of wayward travelers camped outside the town’s walls. They seemed harmless at first, but Morwen has received reports that they have begun harassing townsfolk and other visitors as they come and go, demanding money and wine, and threatening to put hexes on anyone who doesn’t pay up.

Yesterday, the duchess ordered several guards to scare away the mysterious visitors, but they couldn’t get the job done. When the guards returned, they spoke sympathetically about the visitors. It seemed as if the guards had been magically charmed.

Morwen doesn’t want an armed conflict, but she aims to send a stern message to the visitors and asks you to deliver it on her behalf. ”If they don’t leave before dawn,” She says, ”I’ll burn their wagons to the ground.”

Word from the GM:If you are familiar with this little excerpt then you know what this campaign is about. If not, then I’ll say it plainly; I am going to attempt to run a Curse of Strahd campaign. The twist though, I wish to use it as a setting and series of events with the Thirsty Sword Lesbians system instead of DnD 5e. Pretty crazy, I’m sure but what better story is there?

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-System: Thirsty Sword Lesbians
-Players: 4-5 or more if I'm coerced by good applications
-Post rate: I can post at least once daily, weekends included, player-posts permitting.
-Ask questions.


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Name:
Gender/Pronouns/Orientation:
Age: Somewhere between eighteen to twenty-ish is most appropriate, I think.
Playbook: I only know of the main playbook choices but if you want something outside of those, please give me a link to explain it a bit more.
Archetype/Concept: The book makes some suggestions but if you can elaborate, I would appreciate it, include a little about what motivates your character.
Aesthetics: At least the descriptors from the playbook but I would prefer more, Picture required.
Fears: Two minor and one major fear.
Backstory: A couple paragraphs at least, what your character has been doing up until now.
Hook: If your character is from another world aside from a Forgotten Realms-esque one or you don’t think your character would have started alongside the rest of the party, you might need one of the other hooks to get you to Ravenloft.
Posting capabilities: What days and how often do you post, realistically.

Applicants:
PlayerCharacterPlaybookArchetypeApplication status
Vespers Iohanna Scardottir Devoted Paladin of Loviatar Complete
Nostradomus Cask Sharplance Scoundrel Jack of Trades Complete
Llamacorns Sundari Legion Reincarnated Chosen One Complete
Kanly Fay and Rii Ensemble Rivals trapped in a Fey bargain Complete
Rhaiber Princess Luminara “Lulu” Starshimmer Chosen Magical Girl Complete


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Old Jun 22nd, 2024, 09:33 PM
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Curse of Strahd run with Thirsty Sword Lesbians? I'm not going to lie, I'm compelled. Thirsty Sword Lesbians is probably one of my favorite PbtA systems.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2024, 12:39 PM
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good morning! i yam to be red lepers co-dm. i do so love pbta, and i love creating custom moves for bad people

that is all. toodles!
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Old Jun 23rd, 2024, 02:19 PM
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I changed the appropriate age to Eighteen - twenty-ish since some reconsideration that fifteen might be a bit young to toss someone into Ravenloft. That and I wouldn't want anyone to think, from the system choice, that I was going to be forcing fifteen-year-olds into sexual situations.
I got caught up watching the new She-Ra while I was putting on the finishing touches.

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I'm intrigued, but I'm not familiar with any of the restrictions of CoS, and I'm also unfamiliar with the powered by the apocalypse system. I do have a long-standing concept of a paladin of Loviatar that I think might fit in quite well here. Thoughts?
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Old Jun 24th, 2024, 11:44 PM
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Very interested. I’ll start getting my app going.
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I'm intrigued, but I'm not familiar with any of the restrictions of CoS, and I'm also unfamiliar with the powered by the apocalypse system. I do have a long-standing concept of a paladin of Loviatar that I think might fit in quite well here. Thoughts?
its curse of strahd run with thirsty sword lesbians. not 5e
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@Vespers: You don't have to worry about CoS restrictions. Suffice to say, you're going to be lost/trapped in a dark world. I think a paladin would translate into Thirsty Sword Lesbians well as the Devotion playbook. If you search Thirsty Sword Lesbians on Google, you can find freely distributed docs that explain everything about the game system, as far as I know.
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I'm interested just because it's PbtA, but don't know this specific game at all.
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Name: Iohanna Scardottir

Gender/Pronouns/Orientation: fem/she/asexual

Age: 21

Playbook: Devoted

Archetype/Concept: Paladin of Loviatar

Aesthetics: Red Sonja in plate armor, with a two-handed sword.
Also:https://youtu.be/jAhKlSNL-3A?si=Dynu81EmYknakyDS

Appearance: Iohanna is a pale, beautiful, dark-red haired woman. She usually dresses in light-colored clothes, long sleeves and trousers, with fine leather gloves and heeled riding boots, when she’s not wearing her copper-chased plate armor. The only skin that she routinely shows to anyone at all is her face. Her eyes are a startling sapphire blue and there is something wrong with them, as if they do not always see what everyone else sees.


Fears: minor: confined spaces, being rejected. Major: No one, no one gets to see her bare skin.

Backstory:
Once upon a time there was a girl child born to a farmer's wife. The farmer had been taken off to war by his Lord, and never came back. The child had a shock of red hair, and was strange in another way as well. She never cried. Even when it was obvious that she should be in pain, she never cried. As time went on the farmer's wife noticed other things, such as when the child accidentally burned herself on a hot pan. She didn't cry then. She just held up her hand and showed her mother. She never shivered, she never sweated, and never once did she show the slightest acknowledgement of being injured. This went on until the local priest of the Crying God made his rounds, and upon attempting to bless the child with Ilmater’s favor, found that the Crying God would not acknowledge this child, for she could feel no pain. (Meta: the current medical terminology for this condition is CIPA, congenital insensitivity to pain and anhydrosis. Her body simply never developed the wiring in her brain to feel pain.) The rest of her backstory can be had as a private message.

Hook: The usual fog is fine.

Posting capabilities: I honestly have several hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays that I am bored out of my mind due to medical issues.


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Hello fellow players:
Thank you for your time and consideration in my game but due to this game getting the wrong kind of attention more than the right kind of attention, I will be setting a deadline for shutdown.
I have already talked to an admin and I will be closing this thread if I haven't obtained at least 4 pending character applications by this coming Sunday, the 30th.

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Sorry for the troubles you've been having with this game. I think I can get you an application within that deadline.
Name(s): Fay and Rii combine to make Refay the Fairy Dragon.

Gender/Pronouns/Orientation: Neutral/They, Them/Order of attractiveness Dragons, Scalies, Birds, MamalsPansexual

Age: Adult

Playbook: The Ensemble

Archetype/Concept: Rivals forced togeather by a Fey bargin.

Aesthetics: Vigilant demeanor, Mismatched clothes, Swords drawn from the other's heart

Fears: Being alone - Minor, Loosing control - Minor, Archfey - Major

Backstory: It was a nice little section of forest, everyone could agree on that. The problem was that both the Rustscale Tribe and the Bluemaw Clan felt that it was their nice little section of forest, and were willing to fight each other for it. Which was exactly what they did, much to the detriment of the forest around them. However, it turned out that the two packs of Kobolds were not the only ones interested in the area.
An Archfey known as Linnalkian the Sage of Mists had a minor holding in the forest and was in residence during the pack conflict. Normally, that sort of thing would have been beneath their notice, but the packs made the inexcusable fauxpass of conducting one of their battles in the Sage os Mists third favorate clearing, which left it strewn with iron shrapnel from various kobold traps. Miffed to say the least, Linnalkian devised an entertaining diversion to appropriately punish the offenders.
The next day each of the packs were approached by a powerful mystic who offered to transform their greatest warrior into a dragon who would destroy their kobold rivals. And so it was that the next day Rii of the Bluemaw and Fay of the Rustscale each found themselves at Linnalkian's gate. Battle ensued, but was cut short when a drowsy mist rose up from the ground and quickly rendered each of the champions unconscious. Linnalkian gathered up the Kobolds and using a ritual of their own invention combined the essense of the two into a powerful dragon who, over the remainder of the season, proceeded to hunt down and slaughter all members of both groups. Once the season was over, Linnalkian departed for one of their other holdings which released Fay and Rii but did nothing for their memories of what they had done as the dragon.
With no one left and nothing to do, the two decided to put aside their rivalry and form a small pack of their own. They have become mercenaries, hunting down mystical threats in a feable attempt to make peace with what they once did to their own families. In times of need, they can still join their essenses into a draconic form but try to avoid doing so since the power can be somewhat addictive.

Hook: A hunting we will go, a hunting we will go, high-ho the dairy-o, a hunting we will go.

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Name: Cask Sharplance
Gender: Male
Age: 18

Playbook: The Scoundrel (I'm open to several: Devoted and Infamous as well)

Concept: Clark is a guy who loves to live fast and hard and enjoy himself in the process. The lows can be very low, but that makes the highs, even higher. He's willing to do what it takes to set him self up for success, and also willing to pay the price. I'm kind of imagining Conan from the books, not the movies. Except for the soldiering.

Aesthetics: Young. Dark skin, brown eyes and hair, trustworthy face. A sharp and present gleen in his eyes. Physically, fit and athletic, and wiry.

Fear: Minor- Dying alone, snakes / Major: Imprisonment without the opportunity to escape.

Backstory:
Cask was born in a major city and raised on its streets. As much as his parents loved him, it's hard to provide in the city. And even harder with a child. From an early age, he learned that a quick smile, quicker hands, and the quickest feet could help a lot. He also learned that there's always someone with a better smile, hands or feet, than you.

Bad times always come and usually stay, so when the good times do come, you should roll with them. The people of the city have long been watching Cask grow from a precocious boy to a gregarious young man, and both love and hate him in turn for the trouble he can bring. From stealing, conning and seducing to the occasional thuggery and perhaps murder for hire, Cask has seen and done it all, and everyone knows, even if they can't pin it on him.

A few years ago, both of his parents got locked up, permanently. On his own, Cask left the city, vowing to return with the money, skills or connections needed to get them out. As such, he adventures, making friends, connections and enemies wherever he goes and learning the necessary skills to survive out in the world and free his parents.

Hook: He's from the forgotten realms

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