View Full Version : 50,000 Before the Last Airbender

04-25-2014, 10:11 AM
Looking for 3-6 Players

Meetings Weekly or Bi-Weekly depending on people's schedules, can be Saturday, Friday, or Sunday nights or even two sessions a week if people are really interested.

So, I have GMed a few games in the past, mainly star wars, and a song of ice and fire. I would like to try my hand at GMing a pathfinder "mod" with a world-setting that relates to Avatar the Last Airbender and is of an "East Asian"/"Oriental" setting (the world is made up by me, and I will provide a description/history for those interested in joining the game).

I plan to use roll20 as the main medium for the RPG, and the Pathfinder Ruleset with homebrew tweaks along with classes that fit the world I am setting the game in (fighter, monk, samurai, etc.) as well as these:

https://sites.google.com/site/avatard20/waterbende... (https://sites.google.com/site/avatard20/waterbender2.0)
https://sites.google.com/site/avatard20/airbender2... (https://sites.google.com/site/avatard20/airbender2.0)
https://sites.google.com/site/avatard20/firebender... (https://sites.google.com/site/avatard20/firebender2.0)
https://sites.google.com/site/avatard20/earthbende... (https://sites.google.com/site/avatard20/earthbender2.0)

It should be about 60% roleplaying/story development and 40% combat/rolling. Sometimes 50/50. It really depends on the flow of the story.

And I want to make it story/character driven focused as opposed to mindless hack and slash, kills this monster kill that monster.

Essentially, the story takes place in a time before the *spoiler* Lion-Turtle Cities, well before the first Avatar, and although the Lion-Turtles later on gift mankind with bending, in my "version" of the world, the bending actually existed before the Lion Turtles, and was later "taken away" due to its dangerous nature, the abuse of the bending by extremely powerful beings/figures, and this happened in a sort of "cataclysm" that destroyed/created a new world much different than the way it was before, thus resulting in the Lion-Turtle cities, then later the 1st Avatar, then later Aang the Last Airbender, then even later -> Legend of Korra.

So, the timeline this story/campaign is set in, takes place about 50,000 years before Avatar the Last Airbender, and 1,000 years before the formation of the Lion-Turtle Cities (in which the arts/abilities for bending became manifested in the Lion Turtles, and spirits overtook most of the world).

1,000 years before that cataclysm, the disappearance of the ability to bend the elements, and creation of the Lion Turtle Cities; spirits did not wander the world, and in fact needed to be summoned into the world.

The world back then was much more similar to our "real world" during the golden era of the Heian, Tang Dynasty China, Goryeo Korea of the real world, etc. with the exception that magic, ki/chi martial arts sects, and sorcery were not uncommon (but not very common either).

Benders of each element (water/blood, earth/metal, fire/lightning, wind/air) also existed, but not in such great numbers as later on in history, such as 50,000 years later during Aang's time.

So to wrap your heads around it, think of it as how "MIddle Earth" from Tolkien is theorized by some people to be meant to be set during an ancient Earth well before recorded human history and before some cataclysm.

The same concept applies here.

PS I know quite a bit about East Asian history and am of East Asian background myself/speak several other languages, so I should be able to provide an interesting/more authentic setting/world, whereas somebody without the background would most likely be unable to do so.