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 Post subject: 1352 - Surface and Underdark Campaign Structures
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1352 - Year of the Dragon Act 1

Surface Metaplot Theme - Recovery and Repercussions on the Coast.

In the wake of the defeat of Larloch's Lich Generals from Warlock's Crypt and their ravaging Undead Hordes, the Sword Coast settles into an uneasy serenity.


Unlike last year, we will not be developing major antagonists with overarching specific goals, we will be focusing on the aftermath of last year's metaplot and what is next for the Sword Coast. Large brushsweeping themes will be: Politics, Economics (and poverty), Monstrous Raiders, Crime, Stories of the People and Aftermath. Players will have a chance to affect change via campaign DM's and player request DMs (explained below) through this. Below, will be the general metaplot themes for the 1st third (or Act) of the year and these could dynamically change with the development of RP.

Specific Themes:

Physical Rebuilding
Rebuilding of Baldur's Gate
Rebuilding and reclaiming of Kheldrivver

Poverty
Refugees of Kheldrivver
Plague Inflicted Docks Inhabitants
Nobles of the Palace District
Farmers of Baldur's Gate - Destruction of Farmland in the Seige

Economics
Recovering Trade in Baldur's Gate
Reopening the Northern Tradeway
Rising prices for food due to destruction of farmland
Trade in the Western Heartlands, on the Sword Coast, and in Amn
Trade and economic development opportunities created as a result of the Year of the Crown Wars in general

Politics
Duchal Court and Courtiers of the Realm
Fate of the War Council
Amnian-Baldurian Relations
Baldurain-Lords' Alliance Relations
The fate of Beregost

Power Vacuum Created by the Defeat of the Undead






For the moment, interaction with the surface metaplot will occur mainly through two groups of DM's.

Campaign DMs

-We will have DM's assigned as campaign DM's to run event chains to stimulate the metaplot. These DM's will be using a new framework this year, focusing on small groups using event-chains.

-Event Chains - A series of events that consist of three events plus supplemental forum RP.

-We will test out this framework using the lore based guilds (those designated focal guilds on the forums, under the focal guild section) running one event chain each. If it is successful, we will expand it to all guilds who request to enter, as well as groups of 4-6 players who may be independent/unaffiliated.

-We will use the framework for campaign DM's to cycle through the interest of the various factions (assuming it works well) to help build on their goals within the metaplot. This allows for cooperation between factions to achieve greater goals than individual factions can achieve if they work together.

Player Request DMs

-We will also have player request DM's that will action metaplot specific requests that involve forum RP or single events (as well as non-metaplot related requests). Player requests will follow the normal guidelines linked to here (http://www.bgtscc1.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=48188) and should be still submitted to the entire DM team for review, not just one DM.

Spontaneous DMing

-The DM team will create spontaneous one off events from time to time in game for unaffiliated non-guild characters and lower level characters and others in keeping with the themes of the year mentioned earlier.

Communicaton

-The DM team will be communicating publicly on 1352 metaplot information via The Elfsong Tavern forum, the new 1352 Metaplot forum (http://www.bgtscc1.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=399), the Dungeon Master forums, and the public General Discussion forums.

-Players wanting to communicate their RP to the DM team are recommended to do so via PMs to the entire DM team and in IC RP posts in the Elfsong Tavern forums as well as on private guild or player faction forums as applicable.

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1352 - Year of the Dragon

Underdark Metaplot Theme - Slimy and Other Threats in the Depths

In the wake of what seems to be a growing movement of slime worshiping fanatics in the Underdark around Sshamath, the slime and other sinister forces seem to be building against The City of Dark Weavings.


Unlike the surface metaplot for 1352, there are powerful antagonists with specific goals at work in the Underdark this year, building upon the slime threat of 1351 that began encroaching upon Sshamath last year. Themes of the 1352 metaplot in the Underdark will be: General Intrigue and Politics and the Sinister Forces at Work - Slime and Otherwise - Against Sshamath from Within and Without. Players will have a chance to affect change through campaign DM's (explained below) via the player character membership in the Sshamath Bureaucracy.

Each Sshamath citizen player character faction in good favor with the Conclave will be offered a seat on the Bureaucracy to help the Conclave deal with the threats facing the city as the Conclave and Magistrature are preoccupied with other important magical, political, and policy matters. There may also be a certain number of seats for unaligned individuals in good favor with the Conclave. The Bureaucracy will help the Conclave to administrate the City Guard, the Charnag Maelthra intelligence organization, and the City Militia against threats to the Conclave and the city by the Bureaucracy providing policy recommendations to each of these organizations, but these recommendations could always be overruled by the Magistrature or the Conclave.

Below, will be the general Underdark metaplot themes for the 1st third (or Act) of the year and these could dynamically change with the development of RP in Sshamath and the Underdark.

Specific Themes:

Economics

Trade between Sshamath and other Underdark settlements
Trade between Sshamath and the surface
Difficulties put upon trade of Sshamath by the tunnels closed down by slime cultists
Economic competition within Sshamath internally
Trade between Sshamath and certain surface factions such as the Zhentarim

Politics

Relations between the different school and non-school factions of Sshamath
Relations between different faction members of the Bureaucracy
Relations between the Bureaucracy and the Conclave, the Magistrature, City Guard, the Charnag Maelthra intelligence organization, and the City Militia

Intrigue against the Conclave and Sshamath

Forces at work within and without Sshamath in the interest of slime
Forces at work within and without Sshamath with no particularly focused aim
A darker and more sinister force perhaps behind the above…







For the moment, interaction with the Underdark metaplot will occur mainly through three groups of DM's.

Campaign DMs

-We will have DMs assigned as campaign DMs to run Underdark event chains to stimulate the metaplot. These DMs will be using a new framework this year, focusing on small groups using event-chains.

-Underdark Event Chains - A series of events that consist of three events plus supplemental forum RP.

-We will test out this framework using the Sshamath Bureaucracy, running one Underdark event chain at a time with factions participating.

Player Request DMs

-We will also have player request DM's that will action metaplot specific requests that involve forum RP or single events (as well as non-metaplot related requests). Player requests will follow the normal guidelines linked to here (viewtopic.php?f=10&t=48188) and should be still submitted to the entire DM team for review, not just one DM.

Spontaneous DMing

-The DM team will create spontaneous one off events from time to time in game for unaffiliated non-guild characters and lower level characters and others in keeping with the themes of the year mentioned earlier.

Communicaton

-The DM team will be communicating publicly on 1352 metaplot information via the The Gloura's Wings forum, the new 1352 Metaplot forum (viewforum.php?f=399), the Dungeon Master forums, and the public General Discussion forums.

-Players wanting to communicate their RP to the DM team are recommended to do so via PMs to the entire DM team and in IC RP posts in the The Gloura's Wings forum as well as on private guild or player faction forums as applicable.

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1352 - Year of the Dragon Act 2 (Currently Ongoing)

Metaplot Theme - Recovery and Repercussions on the Coast Continued.

In the wake of the defeat of Larloch's Lich Generals from Warlock's Crypt and their ravaging Undead Hordes, the Sword Coast settles into an uneasy serenity.


Still, unlike last year, we will not be developing major antagonists with specific goals, instead we will be focusing on the aftermath of last year's metaplot and what is next for the Sword Coast. Large brushsweeping themes will still be: Politics, Economics (and poverty), Monstrous Raiders, Crime, Stories of the People and Aftermath. Players will have a chance to affect change in the world through participating in spontaneous or planned DM sponsored plots and through pursuing their player character own player created initiatives with DM approval via player requests (explained below). Below, will be the general metaplot themes for the 2nd third (or Act) of the year and these could dynamically change with the development of RP.

Specific Themes:

Physical Rebuilding
Rebuilding of Baldur's Gate buildings in the city
Rebuilding of Baldur’s Gate walls and fortifications
Rebuilding of Baldur’s Gate Farmlands buildings
Rebuilding of Kheldrivver

Poverty
Refugees of Kheldrivver
Refugees of Scornubel
Nobles of the Palace District
Farmers of Baldur's Gate - Destruction of Farmland in the Siege

Economics
Recovering Trade in Baldur's Gate
Reopening the Northern Tradeway
Food resources available due to destruction of farmland
Trade in the Western Heartlands, on the Sword Coast, and in Amn
Trade and economic development opportunities created as a result of the Year of the Crown Wars in general

Politics
Duchal Court and Courtiers of the Realm
The different agendas of the four Grand Dukes
Resurgence of some elements of the Virtuous Soil
Fate of the War Council
Zhentarim moves in the east
Amnian-Baldurian Relations
Baldurian-Zhentarim Relations
Baldurain-Lords' Alliance Relations
The fate of Beregost

Power Vacuum Created by the Defeat of the Undead
Powerful beings come to the Sword Coast
Crime in Baldur's Gate and along the Trade Way
Raiders throughout the Western Heartlands
Savage Orcs and Shadow Druids of the Sword Coast
Sword Coast adventuring and mercenary companies
Other factions, antagonistic or not, depending on DM interest

Religion in Baldur's Gate

Religious RP of the various major public faiths in Baldur's and others lesser known.

Major public faiths in the city:

Ilmater
Mystra
Tempus
Torm
Tyr
Tymora
Gond
Helm
Umberlee
Oghma
Lathander






DM Planned Plots

-We will have DMs running plots planned ahead of time that are in keeping with the themes of the year mentioned above.

Player Request DMs

-We will have player request DMs that will action metaplot specific requests that involve forum RP or single events (as well as non-metaplot related requests). Player requests will follow the normal guidelines linked to here (http://www.bgtscc1.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=48188) and should be still submitted to the entire DM team for review, not just one DM.

Spontaneous DMing

-The DM team will create spontaneous one off events from time to time in game in keeping with the themes of the year mentioned earlier as well as the atmosphere of the server lore.

Communicaton

-The DM team will be communicating publicly on 1352 metaplot information via the 1352 Metaplot forum (http://www.bgtscc1.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=399).

-Players wanting to communicate their metaplot RP to the DM team are recommended to do so via PMs to the entire DM team and in IC RP posts in the 1352 metaplot forums as well as on private guild or player faction forums as applicable.

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