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Revelator
11-08-2011, 09:09 PM
Anyone read Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson? I think it's an amazing book. I think it would be a fun fantasy role play. There is a large minority of the population that has the ability to burn metal alloys from a process called Allomancy. The eat metal shavings and "burn" them giving them powers. There are 8 common metals, which are related to each other. Mistings have the ability to burn only one metal. Mistborn are much more rare but have the ability to burn all 8 plus an additional two that have much more unusual abilities. The population is split between the skaa and the Nobility. They're really the same race but the Nobility use the skaa as low played labor or slaves. The story takes place in the city of Luthadel. I was thinking of having the game take place same time as the book, but set in a different city. It's in a time of rebellion basically. A lot of Mistings are Nobility, and help the Noble families with their games of intrigue and mercantilism, which is what drives them. Most skaa mistings are part of thieves guilds because their abilities help in pulling off jobs. There's a lot more information but this is the gist of it. If there's enough interest I'll make a thread for it. I post a couple wiki links you can read if your interested.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistborn_series

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allomancer

http://pics.livejournal.com/mistborn/pic/0001t32a

The last one is the map of the well known world.

Revelator
11-10-2011, 08:58 PM
Also, to add a bit more info. Level of civilization is kind of hard to describe. They used well crafted archaic weapons. However, they have large factories in the city, plantations in the country. There are also large refineries and mines. There are still artisans and master crafts men. Except master craftsmen often employee numerous skilled laborers, out of which they might apprentice a couple of the most promising. There are the mists, which come every night and cover the entire land. Most people are afraid to go out in the Mist, and there are many superstitions concerning it. In the country there are some dangerous things in the mist, in the city though there isn't much. The Mistborn generally travel at night during in the Mist when they go about they're business. The last bit of info about the world I'll post here is that everything is covered in ash that is spewed forth from numerous volcanoes. Everything is always covered, and most plants can't grow. The plantation slave-skaa spend most of their time clearing the fields of ash. It is always cloudy, and the sun is rarely if ever seen. In the cities there are cleaning crews that remove ash from the streets.

If you have any questions I'll answer them the best I can.