Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
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FF X: Immortality?

The idea I keep coming back to for Forgotten Futures X is something I was thinking about for FF IX; a campaign about immortality, reincarnation, etc.; not just one type of long life, but everything from the Wandering Jew to vampires to reanimated mummies to She Who Must Be Obeyed etc. The campaign would have to span centuries, from the Dawn of Time (or at least the creation or whatever) to the far future as visualised in the 19th century. Source material I already have:

The Romance of Golden Star - George Griffith's novel about reincarnated mummies
Pharos the Egyptain - Guy Boothby's novel about a kind of reanimated mummy, only not exactly
The Vampire - a play based on Polidori's novel

Stuff I can get if I choose this option:

She, She and Alan - which I think are the two Rider Haggard novels about She, unless there are others I've missed. There are already several e-texts, so I'd probably link to them rather than scanning my own.
Valdur the Oft-Born - Griffith's serial reincarnation novel, I have a copy but it'll be a swine to do the OCR since the print is awful.
The Wandering Jew, Varney the Vampire, and The Vampire - again, texts are on line.
The Flying Dutchman - pretty sure this is on-line too.

So no real shortage of source material, the question is whether people would actually find this interesting enough if I wrote it. Trouble is that the campaign would mostly be historical / fantasy, without many SF elements, which isn't my favourite genre to write.

So - let's have a little survey...

Poll #413419 Is Immortality Interesting

Would you be interesting in an RPG campaign about immortals?

Yes
5(26.3%)
Possibly
11(57.9%)
Probably not
0(0.0%)
No
2(10.5%)
Campaign? Life's too short...
1(5.3%)

Would you prefer complete historical accuracy or some fantasy elements?

Historical accuracy
1(5.6%)
Mostly historical accuracy, some fantasy
11(61.1%)
Mostly fantasty, but some history
4(22.2%)
Fantasy all the way
0(0.0%)
Hey, I ordered a cheeseburger!
2(11.1%)

If I was writing this my main inspiration would be

Highlander
4(22.2%)
She
6(33.3%)
The Mummy
0(0.0%)
Dracula
0(0.0%)
All of the above
6(33.3%)
None of the above
1(5.6%)
Something else
1(5.6%)

If something else, what?

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