Topic: the aftermath of NSFW (Spoilers)

So I was thinking about running NSFW, and I was wondering about the aftermath if the ritual succeeds.
How would you or your players react to these Witches who have declared their leader the new Queen and want to bring Equality and Freedom to Britain?
What cabinet positions is she likely to appoint the Bishops of the Synod?
What spaces are potentially open for player characters?
How would they go about accomplishing their conquest of Britain?
Would you or your players join Orelia and go on missions to help with the conquest? Or would the PC's attack immediately?
DMs: What kinds of forces would you give King James to help resist the Witches?

Last edited by Andomedanaea (2017-11-22 12:04:20)

Re: the aftermath of NSFW (Spoilers)

My players went in to kill the witches, then discovered everyone else trying to kill the witches were total dicks, so they decided to help instead. The ritual succeeded, and the players were all made "ambassadors" to the witches. They each got a random (beneficial) mutant power from The Metamorphica and a symbol magically carved into their foreheads (it can't be covered - it burns through any hat or helmet placed over it).

The witches now help provide the players with quests ("to explore the dark parts of the earth and make them safe for humanity") and to spread their message of equality to all.

So far, the players have enlisted Joop van Ooms to the cause. However, King James has allied himself with a certain wizard from a certain tower that the players mercilessly mocked as they stole his shit (they actually don't know this guy is involved yet, just that London Tower was somehow magically protected as the Witches invaded it to free the political prisoners).

As the players go on other adventures and return to England, they see events that have transpired and interact with the Witches as needed, otherwise they're generally in the background. My plan is to mix it up with England Upturn'd - there will be a civil war between the Witches and King James, but the common person is going to have to decide if their religion is more important or their belief in equality.

Re: the aftermath of NSFW (Spoilers)

Much of this I made up on the fly, or as the adventure progressed and I started to see what the players might do, I thought up ideas between sessions. Go with what seems fun at the moment and "reward" players for risky or bold choices and ideas.

It's more fun to play in a fucked up world than it is to end the world and start over again! wink

Re: the aftermath of NSFW (Spoilers)

There will have to be a certain amount of improvisation on my part. Players are often unpredictable. This is why I feel I need to be prepared for both the Players joining Queen Orelia or fleeing and joining King James. But I don't want to run a nuts-and-bolts conquest. I would rather the Players be sent on missions by one king or the other Queen.

And what do the Witches do first? There needs to be a certain amount of clean-up, first in the Priory, and then in the villages that were inside the largest sphere. Any dangerous creatures need to be eliminated . . .

What is the Witch political philosophy to likely be? I think it will be a mix of libertarianism and socialism. All rights granted in the Magna Carta will be extended to every man and woman. With more rights added including equality of the sexes, equality classes and freed of dress and religion.

The Witches are likely to start a new religion with Wadjet as the Head Cleric. There would be some debate about whether the new religion would be focused only on Terpsichore, or on all of the Muses, or the entire Greek Pantheon. And Friendly PCs would have the ability to help shape this theology. Services are likely to consist of women dancing while men play instruments.

But this freedom of Religion would also have the effect of allowing other religious groups to appear, pushing up the events from England Upturn'd.

As for Queen Orelia's cabinet: I see Astarte as Minister of War, Demeter as Minister of Science, Duna and Nekbet dividing the Inteligence responsibilities between them. And Wadjet as Head Cleric. I think PCs are likely to think filling the other cabinet positions is boring. But male PC's might become husbands to some on the Witches. And Female PCs might be invited to join the Synod/Coven. So I will need to come up with some NPC's to fill the other cabinet positions. The other women and nuns that help with the ritual are likely to become 1st level in a class and become henchmen to the Witches. But they are unlikely to be active until the babies are older.

I will also have to come up with a whole series of NPCs that are helping King James. Since I am running Deep Carbon Observatory now, any of the surviving Crows may join whichever side the PCs do not.

Last edited by Andomedanaea (2017-11-22 12:32:30)