Welcome to the Brightest Night, the first playtest for the Project Perkin setting. This particular campaign will be based upon the Tephra; the Steampunk RPG core mechanics with significant house rules.
A core goal of this campaign is to encourage players to come up with content on the fly during the campaign and to work on developing a method of collaborative story telling. This will hopefully allow us to build content as we play and to get players more involved in the story line with their characters.
Please look over the wiki and familiarize yourself with the background for this setting, but keep in mind that this is a future where humanity has fallen, we live aboard a reminder of what we once were capable of creating, yet unable to understand it or reproduce the technology that built it.
The city-state nation of Rivin is not one of the oldest nations upon Perkin, nor the largest, but it is known for offering and protecting it’s citizens rights to freedom. Recently though, scavengers have been skirting its northern borders and the Empire of Rebirth has been building up their military along the southern border. Rivin is looking for options and their troops are stretched thin, thus private organizations have been stepping up and helping secure/police the cities and towns.
You have been approached to handle a problem in the city of Rivin, children along the southern edge of the city have been disapearing and it is suspected that single person has been collecting them to sell into slavery. The man suspected is insert name and he has been blamed for this in the past, but the children was never found, nor any proof that it was him. Your goal is to retrieve the children, however if you find proof of his involvement, bring him to justice as you see fit.
Characters should be built and have a reason for being in the nation of Rivin. While it is preferable for all characters to have a reason to be together or some connection to each other in the past, it isn’t necessary. Please build your characters using Tephra; the Steampunk RPG rules, however, remember our current setting when building your character. I will try to type up the house rules when I get a chance, but I know major changes will be made to armor in particular.
Please send your character concepts to me when you get a chance.