I have a plot that I'd love to run for you all. It's going to be a little different than you guys are probably used to around here, but I think you'll really like it. Below I'll go into what's different and how this will work.
I will, over the next week, be dropping what I like to call "plot cookies" on the forums in the form of News Reports and newspaper reports. (So be on the lookout for those, they're important to the plot!).
Instead of doing just a one or two run mission, I'm leaving it up to the characters to group together how they see fit, whoever wants to take interest in this, and coming up with a plan as a group on how to solve this problem.
The "school" will allow the students to carry out their plans of attack. Depending on how many groups we have get together (Preferably groups of 3-4, though we can have as many groups as you want, and a single character can be in multiple groups if you like.) This is totally going to go based on how your characters react and take it on.
A "choose your own adventure" sort of thing.
NOW! I will be taking questions from players in pm about the reports.
I.e.: Cindaria read about what's going on and wants to do some research into this particular city. What would she find out?
At that point I may have you do a "research" roll, (brains etc) and give you information based on your success rate.
When a group has gotten together a plan of attack, I will do a "run" to accommodate this. Please be sure that everyone in your group is available to do this at the agreed upon time. I thought to do it this way since my school schedule gets in my way sometimes and I can't be up late.
These "runs" will only be 2-3 hours long at maximum and I'd ideally like to start them no later than 6pm CST. But we'll get to that when the time comes!!!!
So! Be on the lookout on the news forums for your plot cookies!!!!!
I will award monies and xp to the players based on their participation and contribution to the overall plot and solving. XP will range from 1-5, as I plan on this being a plot to go over a number of weeks! Monetary awards will range from $100-$500, again depending on participation and contribution!
I really and sincerely hope that you all enjoy this style of plot. I'm excited to see how this plays out and to see what the characters come up with in problem solving!!