>The entire adventure takes place in an impossibly large castle
Gormenghast has always seemed incredibly comfy to me, idk why.
>>65000958>The entire adventure takes place in an impossibly large theme park
>>65000958>>65001059Man how the fuck would you even map out encounters for such a game? It looks dope as fuck, but all the verticality and bridges seem like they'd be a huge pain in the ass to map out, but a complete waste if you don't include them into the game.
>>65001088Map it out in chunks rather than as one big floor plan. For example, each tower has it’s own map, the keep has it’s own map, the bridges have their own map, etc.
>>65001088You could have a point crawl diagram for a top level map. The connecting lines would be stuff like bridges, enclosed galleries, etc. Rather than being mapped they could just be a brief descriptionEach point is an area with recurring floorplans (ie, every "great tower" has a similar layout)A few unique areas could be mapped in detail (ie, a single Grand Hall the size of an jumbo jet hangar)It wouldn't be that important to map most areas in detail, unless you really want the game to be an infinite dungeon crawl
>>65000958Interestingly enough, this is how Ocarina of Time was originally envisioned—taking place entirely in Ganon's castle.
>>65001028Sunny, warm, vast ruins of historical origin are the top tier residence for those with autismus.I wish I could live in a sunny ruinous place like in Shadow of the Colossus
That's what Ico is like, isn't it?
>>65001325Looked up a video, really cool looking game.
>>65001059>entire adventure takes place in a themepark>running around finding the maguffins in various rides>each maguffin has a "boss" based on the ride protecting it (such as a clown tank for the circus)>big bad is the only thing there remotely "normal">final dungeon is the ghost house
>>65000958>parts of it move and rotate
>>65001325In a way. Though the castle in Ico wasn't inhabited. Gormenghast very much is.
>>65001878>final dungeon is the ghost houseLame, the final dungeon should be the queue leading to the best coaster
>>65000958>The entire adventure takes place in an impossibly large cityI'd play it (if I could convince anyone else around me to play it with me)
>>65001088>using a map
>>65000958>The entire adventure takes place in an impossibly large fish
>>65000958You know, planeswalking to Gormenghast and adventuring through the place sounds like an absolute hoot of an idea... thanks, OP!
>>65002663Fuck off theater of the mind autist. Just because you can't make decent looking maps doesn't mean nobody else can.>b-but my descriptions are suppose to take you to another world...
>>65002667See, I know this image is supposed to inspire fear of the sea, but most of these "huge ass monster lurking below" pictures don't make sense. Something that large would never actually go for a single human splashing around on the surface. It'd be like a whale going out of its way for a single krill. A complete waste of energy.It'd be more frightening to see a few sharks, or just one shark that looks like it's about to breach a guy as though he were a seal, lurking below. Makes more sense. This is just stupid.
>>65002563the ghost house is the best coaster, mostly because it's the only one where the staff aren't actively trying to kill you.
>>65002563>the best coasterBy which you mean Mr. Bones' Wild Ride, of course.
>>65000958Has anyone ever made a game like this? Because that sounds awesome as hell.
>>65002881I can’t remember the name man, the sign at the entrance was weeks ago.
>>65002881The holocoaster, obviousl.
>>65002644You mean Ravnica? Should be fairly easy to find people since theres an official setting now...
>>65000958Currently running a game in a setting heavily inspired by 40k hive cities. It's a hoot.
>>65001059>Hyperspatial theme park
>>65002834>Too big to eat you for nutrition>Easily big enough to hate you for ideological or religious reasonsYou must be submerged.
>>65002881>>65002563>First part of the fight is the big plaza and moves to the coaster queue>Second part of the fight is atop the ever-speeding roller-coaster, complete with loops and impossible maneveurs>The coaster runs out of rails and plummets into the air, crashing far away at the very entrance of the park to set up the final stage for the last part of the final battle>The only way to leave is to win
>>65002834Maybe they're not coming up for you at all, but are just about to breach the water for their own reasons. You just so happened to be at the wrong place.
Isn't that just A Red & Pleasant Land?
>>65000958The first two harry potter books actually did this, with the moving staircases, boss rush corridor and underground dungeon below the bathroom. But then the castle became rather small and incredibly dull in later books/movies.The early video games though, those did it fantastically. The castle in those games is almost surreal.
>>65003796The one with the human skin lampshades?
>>65001139>>65001155Well, mapping out the overall area isn't a real concern, since you can skimp out on details. I meant getting into the tactical detail in whatever system you're playing. Just OPs picture is making me wonder, since you have such varying terrain on the left side alone. With overhangs, several stair cases, arches and all sorts of cool terrain features.
>>65004901>Foolish Halfling, you must be at least 48” to fight me!
I love this thread so much, I wish it was getting more posts.
>>65000958>>The entire campaign takes place in an impossibly large castleftfy
>>65001174Eh. An early concept for the game had it structured in a similar fashion to Mario 64, where Ganon's castle functioned like a hub with portals to other locations. That's not really the same as the entire game taking place within the castle.
>>65000958>the entire adventure takes place on an impossibly large woman
>>65007931Please leave, you are corrupting the children
>>65008508>you are corrupting the children/tg/ already made "on the backs of giants" a setting years ago. If you don't want to be corrupted, child, you should leave.
>>65000958This is a great idea and you should try it out.
>>65007931Fuck off back to the MGE general, /d/ scum
>>65000958The castle was built by giants, so even staircases are too large to climb for normal humans. However, human sized infrastructure is integrated in the architecture since the ancient giants employed humans as servants.
>>65009024>ywn be the servant to a cute giantessAlso I'm guessing you got that idea from Dark Souls.
>>65009191Actually never played dark souls, I know basic things about the setting, like the gods were giants. Do they canonically have human servants?
castle inhabited by animated objects
>>65009214There are things like giant staircases with smaller, human-sized staircases in the middle.
>The entire adventure takes place in an impossibly large labyrinth
>>65000958It isn't that the castle is impossibly large, it's that it spans entire dimensions that share its metaphysical space. A journey through a corridor or wing is an adventure in and of itself as the paths are all of different areas in roughly the same layout contained within one superstructure: The Castle
>>65001059>Welcome to the Dark Carnival
>>65000958I've always wanted to run a Castlevania-esque campaign in a world-castle. I kind of want to put it in outer space and fill it with alien creatures, too.
>>65000958>only some parts of the castle are still in good repair and manned - most has been abandoned to monsters or the wilderness>the few that remain inhabited are either glorious homes of the nobility, or peasants and militia living their day-to-day lives>no one can tell you who owns the castle or made it, and everyone who lives here seems descended from outsiders who came in, rather than any original staff or inhabitants>grand gardens have grown into vast plains and forests, with vines creeping into the castle proper>some parts of the castle have stretched precariously up the sides of mountains and cliffs, the top portions even stretching out over the main portions of the castle itself>others have crumbled into the sea, leaving whole corridors flooded and the tops of towers barely rising above cresting waves>even the most innocuous portions of the castle seem honeycombed with secret passages and traps, some of which seem designed for races much smaller or larger than the players own
>>65012458Why did you tell me that instead of the OP?
>>65001028The place maybe, the people definetly not
>>65001059>You will never play a group of medieval warriors fighting through an inexplicably modern carnival filled with all kinds of Silent hill bullshit.
>>65012727>THOUST HEAD OF GIZA, PREPARE TO BE SLAIN
>>65012522Probably because Gormenghast still functions very much like a castle with the people residing within either being part of the earl's family or staff.
>>65006342I'm rellly felleing a 5 right now
>>65000958yo this retard finna get dabbed on by ravnica
>>65004977Just looked into this and it sounds pretty fuckin nifty. Care to tell me more?Also how is LotFP? I've always heard very little about it other than 'boy <insert adventure/mechanic> is really fucked up! xD'.>>65001028Had a cursory look into this. Care to tell me more? Seems pretty fuckin neato.
>>65017689It's an enormous city sized castle, and like 90% of it is in ruins
>>65006342>Lee Jordan's faceJej
>>65017689Gormenghast is a trilogy of books, originally envisioned as a series documenting the life of Titus Groan, the 77th Earl of Gormenghast. However, since Peake died after having written just a few pages for the fourth book, and the first two books take place entirely within Gormenghast, and the fact that Titus is barely present at all in the first one, people tend to think of the castle as the focal point of the series rather than Titus.The castle itself is so big that even it’s most senior residents can get lost within with and is ruled by insane and inane laws of tradition which govern everyone’s daily life. This Byzantine buerocracy may very well be the reason that everyone in the castle seems to be insane in one way or another, but it may also very well be the only reason they aren’t all killing each other.
>>65007931I'd go dungeonexploring there.
The Impossible King comes to conquer the castle with his impossibly large army, claiming that "nothing is impossible for the Impossible King!"
>>65019260can the impossible king lift a heavy rock? Can the impossible king find a rock he can't lift?
>>65017689A Red & Pleasant Land is a setting book that is a cross between Alice in Wonderland and Dracula. It takes place in the ruins of an enormous castle alongside its outlying gardens that fell apart as the vampires living within split into four different factions along the lines of card suites. It has a specific set of "rules" that the denizens operate by in that the entire place is criss-crossed into a chessboard shape by rivers while the vampires can't cross running water. At the same time there are guidelines for dueling , croquet games and courtly manners and the like. It has a lot of random tables and rules for generating parlors, castle wings, gardens, including a few examples that can be used as adventures on their own.Lamentations of the Flame Princess is a D&D Basic clone. You don't need to use the system if you want as the book itself says that it can be used for any version of D&D. BFRPG is my preferred retroclone, though I'm going to see about porting the thing to GURPS. If you want a physical copy of AR&PL you should get it fast as the author got metoo'd and his books have been discontinued as a result.
>>65016342Ravnica isn't a castle you fucking animal
what about hellraiser?
>>65006688Three dimensional/multilevel space is notoriously difficult to do in PnP.It's not hard to keep straight who has the high ground and who has the low (ie, surface boats fighting submarines, archers on a balcony shooting down, ambushing a group in a mountain pass, etc. Three levels of elevation starts to get annoying. Full z axis positioning is a headache that can bog things down even if you have a system to keep it all straight--you'd have to go over to 3D wargame terrain at some point.
>>65019922>can the impossible king lift a heavy rock?Sure. He can also not lift it. >Can the impossible king find a rock he can't lift?Sure, but he can also not find it.
What was his fucking problem?
>the entire adventure takes place inside personal existential dread >the entire adventure takes place inside your impossibly large mother
>>65022412How strongly is it tied to the system?Would it be easy enough to strip what I want from the setting/adventure and run it in WHFRP 2ndEd?
>>65001325So was Trico/The Last Guardian.
>>650063426 all the way.
>>65030488It's not very tied to the system. It's actually on the looser end describing how to use it regardless of how your system handles certain things. You will need to largely stat the monsters fresh and figure out what you will do with the currency but it's otherwise a setting book with good attention payed to both intrigue and exploration.
>>65006342Why is 5 a picture of Ashley from WarioWare?
>>65001798Don't bother. It hasn't aged well and the escort mechanic is a skull-splitting migraine at best.
>>65030664Well I was looking to get my friends into Roleplaying with WH2nd. How do you think new players would adapt to it? Especially if they're a bunch of awkward nerds?
>>65022412That pic looks like the Temple of the Ancients from Final Fantasy 7. I love disorienting dungeons.
>>65030768I would leave out the MC Escher dungeons and chess puzzles to start, but you can run it in a fairly normal manner if you want. Look at the sample forest crawl and have let's say a Red Bishop hire the PCs to retrieve the shoes. Slowly unravel the absurd politicking and customs to ease them into the general weirdness of it.
>>65000958I thought about taking this concept but instead of a small group of people getting lost in there for who knows how many years, so many groups find each other in there they start a town or maybe a civilization inside this bigger on the inside castle/labyrinth. Eating halls, sleeping rooms and gardens all at random and sometimes upside down or sideways while next to each other, surviving on whatever vegetables they could grow or how many birds and rats they could hunt in the halls and if they are lucky the next person to be trapped might have a goat or two so they can start a farm.
>>65012324>ICPIf you look into some of their later joker card albums and some of the other attached artists there is a surprising amount of depth and world building to the after world the dark carnival takes place in.Would probably be neat for something in Unknown Armies or one of the other urban fantasy systems.
>>65006342Ima hafta say I feel like a 4 today
>>65030849Thanks for the tips Hombre.I'll have to look a bit further into and see if I can fit it into what I have planned without shifting the tone or breaking the immersion too much.If not I'll just run it as a stand alone adventure if my guys seem interested.
>>65000958So we're playing Dark Souls?
>>65007931>it takes place on a normal-sized person, you're just really tiny
>>65032770My Osmosis Jones LAERP could use another player.
>Players expect the final boss to be at the very top of the castle, talked about all through the campaign as your standard evil king>Turns out the foreshadowed BBEG was dead the whole time>The hermit gardener met in the very first stages of the campaign was the true villain, who just wanted his garden to become the castle so he could have his own utopiapic related
>>65032759Not him but how come?First thing I thought of when I saw the thread was Dark Souls/Bloodborne
>>65033157Neither of them take place entirely in an impossibly large castle. They have large castles but that's all.Comparing everything to Dark Souls just because of some common elements gets tiresome fast and some anons' feathers get ruffled.You most likely didn't play either or didn't pay attention at all if that's what you think of reading the OP.
>>65033614This is such a Dark Souls post
>>65033659You have such a Dark Souls way of putting it
>>65002667would definitely playhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutsville
>>65033659Not until vaati makes a 5 hour long video about its lore.
>>65018298>>65018842Thanks for the replies guys.So from what I've read of the books there doesn't seem to be too many fantasy elements aside from the size of the castle.Is that more or less accurate?
>>65035988In Gormenghast that’s pretty much the case. Some of the inhabitants are arguably not entirely human but there’s no magic going on or anything like that.
>>65000958>the campaign I have in mind will take place in a huge city under siegeDo you anons have a city generator bigger than Watabou's? Even the biggest possible setting just doesn't cut it.
>>65000958>impossibly large castlehttps://www.touropia.com/largest-castles-in-the-world/
>>65033932Sorry to do this to you, I genuinely regret it has come to this. But you probably knew what you were getting into:>e-celebs
>>65001088You can also take a leaf out of darksouls' book. A lot of their environments have a large central feature that you operate around as you explore (the main hall in anor londo is a good example, you dip in and out of it several times whilst exploring). It makes it easier to map everything relative to eachother and for the players to keep track of where they are at any given moment.
>>65022412>the author got metoo'dI hate that "metoo'd" is now a verb that makes total sense.
>>65008508>>65008680I wish you reddit migrants would just die already
>>65006342I'm a strong 2 at the moment
>the entire adventure takes place entirely in an impossibly large school not harry potter please
>>65037949Nice Harry Potter post
>>65001088You don't map it. Just look at Dark Souls.
>>65027681Meet your GM
>>65000958>the entire adventure takes place in an impossibly large ???
>>65036928I don't watch his stuff, so I have to hit you with a "it's a meme, you dip".
>>65027501I think he was sociopath
>>65037949It takes place in Wayside School
>>65033076ive been tempted to pull this several times, but i cant stand to pull the rug out from under my players. either way i love the way you think, so here's some validation from a stranger
>>65040460Cool pic--looks like a fellowship going through a techno-Moria.
>>65000958Read for inspiration
>>65006342Memes aside, these games were the shit. Sneaking past Filch and jumping through traps while Peeves laughs at you was unironically neat as fuck.Also just had a couple beers and got a comfy buzz going, so I'm 8. One more drink and I will be 9.
>>65001878No the final encounter is the carnival games. All the maguffins are tokens to be spent on such games
>>65002834A seamonster much larger than a whale doesn't make any sense at all if you're going by mundane biology. You have to assume they're fueled by the tormented souls of wayward sailors or powered purely by their hatred of you and your stupid ship.
>>65002834>>65048693People like you should be burned at the stake.
>>65036058Do you think that the lack of fantasy elements could have something to do with the general general state of obscurity that the books seem to find themselves in when compared to other books? Relatively speaking ofcourse.
List of things inside the impossibly large castle:>A forest sized garden>A floor filled with quasi-real people attempting to out-politic each other in order to sit in the throne in the center>A rookery, but for feeding and tending to the gargoyles>The mandatory fuck-off huge library>Several chapels dedicated to different and sometimes opposing gods throughout the castle>Wandering suits of armor to guard the castle>The dungeons below serve as a secondary megadungeon>A smaller castle located in one of the grand ballrooms, ruled by small fey with a fondness for shrinking magic
>>65050388Nah, I think it's probably got more to do with the books being not easily classified and maybe a bit too strange for some people in that case. It's not a typical adventure story. The first two books deal a lot with subjects like breaking away from tradition, the second book ending with Titus, after having defeated Steerpike, realizing that being the Count of Gormenghast effectively meaning to become a slave, so he flees. In the third book, however, it turns out that life outside the castle isn't any better. There Titus is nothing but a lunatic claiming to be from a castle that no one has ever heard of, and their traditions and customs are completely alien to him.
>>65051323>a bit too strangeHow do you mean?I haven't read the spoilers because I'm actually going to give the books a read. Anything you would compare it to? How would you rate it on it's own merits?
>>65000958>the whole world is just one huge castle
>>65053011Not him, but lots of the characters act in strange and nonsensical ways, at least until you get a sense of their personality. For example, Titus’ older sister is essentially an angsty teenager