The Revolution needs you!

RyRy
edited November 2011 in Make Stuff!

So, hi FBI.

Anyway...

Tomorrow night I have some revolutionaries that have to get off their duffs.

Misplaced is a city ruled by Queen Amethyst and her 7 demonic husbands. They each have a portfolio (war, taxes, public works, foreign affairs, etc.)

The city of Misplaced has a lot in common with Sigil, stylistically.

The 5th Revolution is fighting back against demonic oppression and exploitation!

But they're clearly outgunned. What can they do?

Comments

  • Outnumbered and outgunned? There's no better solution than sabotage! Electronic, mechanical, or interpersonal sabotage(aka espionage), it all serves to help the cause! Also, guerrilla warfare(but without public explosives, then we'd be no better than those slavedriving husbands).

    I like it, it sounds like it'll be a cool session.
  • Your characters should sneak around and do stuff that'll undermine the powers that be, when discovered. Assassinations, messages, exposes, revelations of graft, blackmail, threats. Basically, make characters who can act like the mafia.
  • Nobody likes a demon, not even demons. Show the world what they are. Call them out and gain allies. You won't be outgunned for long.
  • Put on your best sunday suit, beg, borrow or steal a box that used to contain soap, go to the park and stand on it and ORATE
  • Kill the collabos first.

    They're easier targets and you'll get needed practice for when it comes time to take out the big guys.
  • On a personal note, make sure you have a photo/woodblock/painting made of you looking young, healthy, and dangerous/sexy.

    It'll be something for your friends to remember you by when you're inevitably captured, tortured, and flipped/killed.
  • Posted By: Jason MorningstarCall them out and gain allies.
    But if we summon an angel, the whole city could end up in ruins! Wait... we're OK with that risk.
    Posted By: komradebobKill the collabos first.
    Lilt, the leader of the Revolution, has been cursed with the head of a bear. It's hard for her to talk clearly, but easy for her to crush people's heads in her jaws.
  • Oh, you're the kind of revolution that's cool with destroying the city to save it? Awesome, you're a bigger threat than the status quo. Time to go bear hunting I guess.
  • Posted By: JDCorleyPut on your best sunday suit, beg, borrow or steal a box that used to contain soap, go to the park and stand on it and ORATE
    Or find someone else do to this, and guard them. Defending a speaker and their audience against ruthless, jackbooted thugs can be an interesting tactical challenge!
  • Revolution comes on the back of everyone not having any bread.
  • edited November 2011
    If you're going for a guerilla style revolution set up your own courts and have people bring their issues to you (or else!). If you are the law you have the leverage over people and not them. Also if you are more just than they people who are normally screwed over by the demon government will prefer you anyway (and if most people don't like you your revolution is probably unjust). If the demons have trained soldiers and you don't count on losing 10 people for every 1 you kill. So basically, unless you can get cannon fodder from somewhere don't start shit. Also your family and friends are forfeit because those are the easiest targets once you are figured out as a revolutionary. Set up traps and ambushes all over. Sure it will make life hell for your side too but guerilla war is basically an endurance match. Also be real fucking unpleasant towards demon collaborators, even if you are clearly the good guys some people go for the money anyway and to get those no your ship the price of collaboration has to be steeper than hell (literally in this case).
  • Great stuff!

    Wilmer nailed it, though - to truly replace the demons, you're going to need to set up your own infrastructure and institutions to replace the demonic ones.
  • Posted By: Jason MorningstarOh, you're the kind of revolution that's cool with destroying the city to save it? Awesome, you're a bigger threat than the status quo. Time to go bear hunting I guess.
    Yeah, the plot of the game is basically the PCs being caught between bad and bad. Demonic establishment vs apocalyptic revolutionaries. (Also, problematic philosophical questions about the nature of the self.)
  • Oh wait, the city can come down? Drop my line about the public explosives, they're okay again. If these sheep don't stand up with us, they never deserved to live anyway.
  • Start making and selling weapons to the locals, guns with bullets that are blessed or made with cold iron cores. (ala Weapons Shops of Isher)
    --
    TAZ
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