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I'm sure many of us have a few ideas for Elder Scrolls RP's or stories stacked up in their heads that would be cool to do! Only issue is, for one reason or another, we haven't done them yet!

So instead of letting them fade into an obscure forgotten memory, feel free to share them here!


To start off, I always wanted to do an RP or story that shares a similar plot to that of Seven Samurai. No, not with a bunch of katana wielding guys killing everything in feudal Japan. But rather, a few various people from different backgrounds coming together to defend a town against an impossible force-- sacrificing many of their lives in the process.

In terms of the Elder Scrolls, I always imagine there'd be characters like an old orc warrior looking for a good death and a young Redguard lad trying to follow the ways of the Ansei. The bad guys could be marauders, or perhaps invading Akaviri-- or some other great and terrifying force.

I always wanted to do this type of story, because I think self-sacrifice-for-good is a pretty awesome theme. The only issue RP wise is finding the right people/characters, and the fact that it would take a pretty long time to do it right. And storywise, it'd just be really long.

Anyways, that's one of my ideas I'll probably never do. Feel free to contribute your own!


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Not really particular to any game world, but just a fantasy RP that focuses on a war and all the intrigue within it. So typically in everything RP related it is always a grand adventure, but I think it would be nice to do something more gritty and focused on something bleak. As for stories I usually write them down even if I don't share them. I am a sucker for war scenarios and everything around them and how it effects and trickles down to every part of life. Anyways just really always wanted that....my only hope I think is trying to push my D&D group into it lol. Elder Scrolls Online provides a war, but not sure if it provides the intrigue. Also with Elder Scrolls universe it just doesn't really seem appropriate to go into that kind of thing because in the end you don't determine the outcome the developer does. Therefore that means you can't be on a war council without it being basically just an appearance. Sorry that was a tangent, but yea thats why I avoid actually doing an rp in elderscrolls about it.


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Well for me as you know i haven't (of yet) written any stories but there is a character i haven't done. It was to be a somewhat important Breton woman. She has a busy social and work life (i was thinking on making her a diplomat), sounds a bit boring atm but that was sorta the point because she was going to be an assassin for the dark brotherhood. not one of those duel wielding back flipping assassins we all know too well but instead she would use her cunning to kill. the theme is that we see in shows like Dexter and Breaking Bad, that double life sort of thing, hiding their real personalities from those closest to them. I got this idea when talking to @Epicface about his character Lurks-In-Shadows (i hope i haven't got his character mixed up :P) i was talking to him that his character would make a perfect assassin and i thought of someone who wouldn't make a good assassin in the ways alot of use would see one in the elder scrolls,

I actually wrote her character bio in full on this site but just before i clicked the 'post thread' button i had a change of heart, she didn't seem intereting enough and there was a lot work i needed to do with her, she wouldn't be very interesting to RP with, well not in most of the RPs there are in this site. I may come back to her one day


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(April 17th 2013, 09:26 AM)MaxxRocker Wrote: Not really particular to any game world, but just a fantasy RP that focuses on a war and all the intrigue within it. So typically in everything RP related it is always a grand adventure, but I think it would be nice to do something more gritty and focused on something bleak. As for stories I usually write them down even if I don't share them. I am a sucker for war scenarios and everything around them and how it effects and trickles down to every part of life. Anyways just really always wanted that....my only hope I think is trying to push my D&D group into it lol. Elder Scrolls Online provides a war, but not sure if it provides the intrigue. Also with Elder Scrolls universe it just doesn't really seem appropriate to go into that kind of thing because in the end you don't determine the outcome the developer does. Therefore that means you can't be on a war council without it being basically just an appearance. Sorry that was a tangent, but yea thats why I avoid actually doing an rp in elderscrolls about it.

It's true that the ultimate outcome of many things are predetermined by the original creators-- and it's difficult to try to have a strong decision-making role in the overall war effort. I've seen a good amount of RP-PvP guild collaberations however, and they often have their own war councils and meetings which actually affect things as they bring their huge guilds into the fights. Admittedly though, the intrigue and politics of it all isn't normally executed too well for various reasons. But it doesn't mean it can't be done! I'm sure once TESO is live, you'll see plenty of intriguing War RP-PvP going on.

(April 17th 2013, 09:29 AM)quib Wrote: Well for me as you know i haven't (of yet) written any stories but there is a character i haven't done. It was to be a somewhat important Breton woman. She has a busy social and work life (i was thinking on making her a diplomat), sounds a bit boring atm but that was sorta the point because she was going to be an assassin for the dark brotherhood. not one of those duel wielding back flipping assassins we all know too well but instead she would use her cunning to kill. the theme is that we see in shows like Dexter and Breaking Bad, that double life sort of thing, hiding their real personalities from those closest to them. I got this idea when talking to @Epicface about his character Lurks-In-Shadows (i hope i haven't got his character mixed up :P) i was talking to him that his character would make a perfect assassin and i thought of someone who wouldn't make a good assassin in the ways alot of use would see one in the elder scrolls,

I actually wrote her character bio in full on this site but just before i clicked the 'post thread' button i had a change of heart, she didn't seem intereting enough and there was a lot work i needed to do with her, she wouldn't be very interesting to RP with, well not in most of the RPs there are in this site. I may come back to her one day

Seems like a solid foundation for a character! I'm sure you can develop some a more detailed persona as she enters different scenarios and has to make decisions that'd fit her. In terms of RP I'd imagine her to act the typical civilian type; patiently waiting for the appropriate time to make her move-- then when she does it, no one sees it coming. But it's true that this character is tough to properly express in most RP's!


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Yea I definitely get where you are coming from and I could see certain aspects of it working just not as in depth as I always wish to imagine it. Who knows if I threw caution to the wind I could totally just do an RP that is totally speculation and non canon to do exactly that if I ever really wanted it to be so profound anyways though I will probably not, but always want to in some way. I usually just resort to D&D for stuff like that and hope the group signs on lol.


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I might be a bit spoiled, because most of the things I wanted to roleplay, I HAVE roleplayed. That said though, I had a huge storyline for my GW2 character, planned and ongoing. Before the game even launched I had close to 100 pages of background and stories on her. Especially the intrigue within her family, the mysteries that she never knew of and what I wanted her to find out through months of roleplay - that all never happened and now I don't even have GW2 installed, because I rapidly burned out on that game, for both personal and nerd-reasons. It's a shame, but at the same time I can't really mourn it - I like a more gritty setting than Tyria had to offer.

Another thing I sort of wanted to roleplay but never got the chance for, was the trader's imperium for my noble Stygian character on AoC. She was a widow, and her late husband had been one of the main traders of Akhet. I had a lot of fun planning out possible storylines with friends, looking at possibilities with smuggling, corruption, and a lot of money-tossing. It sadly never happened :(




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(April 18th 2013, 07:31 AM)Triskele Wrote: I might be a bit spoiled, because most of the things I wanted to roleplay, I HAVE roleplayed. That said though, I had a huge storyline for my GW2 character, planned and ongoing. Before the game even launched I had close to 100 pages of background and stories on her. Especially the intrigue within her family, the mysteries that she never knew of and what I wanted her to find out through months of roleplay - that all never happened and now I don't even have GW2 installed, because I rapidly burned out on that game, for both personal and nerd-reasons. It's a shame, but at the same time I can't really mourn it - I like a more gritty setting than Tyria had to offer.

Another thing I sort of wanted to roleplay but never got the chance for, was the trader's imperium for my noble Stygian character on AoC. She was a widow, and her late husband had been one of the main traders of Akhet. I had a lot of fun planning out possible storylines with friends, looking at possibilities with smuggling, corruption, and a lot of money-tossing. It sadly never happened :(

Ah, it's always a bit sad when you develop some sort of intricate background or storyline for a character, but it's never done or expressed fully in game.

I myself had this Forsaken (Undead) Priest in WoW, who I wanted to have this sort of tragic cloak-and-shadow type of RP. The idea was that he was a Shadow Priest loyalist to the Forsaken but he had a beloved daughter who survived the undead plague and joined the Scarlet Crusade (overzealous anti-undead fanatics.) So in my mind I was thinking of all types of dynamic scenarios that could occur between them: They're on opposing sides; she's torn whether her father is still her father, meanwhile he's trying to save her and is stepping in to kill deathstalker assassins... an so on.

Unfortunately the thing with this sort of RP is that it requires two people and I never really found someone for the other side. So the story just sort of happened in my head and was never done in game-- and I stopped playing that character years ago.

I've made my TESO main character's main storyline a bit more open though, so I won't be having that issue here!
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The one type of storyline that I've always wanted to do, but never found the right group of players, is a espionage game. The deep cover spy vs. counterspy kind of game. I always wanted to play a handler of one of these deep cover moles. This would work in any setting not just TESO but it requires a lot of good RP from all involved and the interest must be serious. I've unfortunately never found a group that was good enough or interested enough in it.


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I like exploring the lost races and loose ends. I.e. Dwemer and Falmer and mechanical advancements. Dwemer in particular. Always wanted to play one, They are brilliant and wicked smart putting together magic and science. That reflects a bit in me. Like Nords where pretty advanced look at some of the tombs those mofos must of been HARD to build. I freaking want to know more! I would love to play those kinds of things.


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(April 20th 2013, 11:30 AM)Manarax Wrote: The one type of storyline that I've always wanted to do, but never found the right group of players, is a espionage game. The deep cover spy vs. counterspy kind of game. I always wanted to play a handler of one of these deep cover moles. This would work in any setting not just TESO but it requires a lot of good RP from all involved and the interest must be serious. I've unfortunately never found a group that was good enough or interested enough in it.

That's certainly a difficult RP to execute properly due to its nature! While most RP's are rather straight forward, an espionage RP would require a bit of subtlty, cleverness, and intrigue in order to be effective! Also everyone would have to have a very similar mindset so styles and ideas don't conflict with one another-- as the RP itself would be quite delicate.

Of course for this, the RP in a game would be much different than RP on the forums: Which did you have in mind?

(April 22nd 2013, 05:51 PM)Solduiran Long-Finger Wrote: I like exploring the lost races and loose ends. I.e. Dwemer and Falmer and mechanical advancements. Dwemer in particular. Always wanted to play one, They are brilliant and wicked smart putting together magic and science. That reflects a bit in me. Like Nords where pretty advanced look at some of the tombs those mofos must of been HARD to build. I freaking want to know more! I would love to play those kinds of things.

There's certainly some appeal in the mystery and brilliance of the Dwemer and Falmer! It's very intriguing to think that these once great civilizations have disappeared almost entirely, so it draws you in on what they are, what they have accomplished, and what could they have accomplished. I'll agree with you that some of the structures found in Elder Scrolls are pretty impressive for societies that don't have modern construction equipment. Like how did they move all these heavy stones up a mountain and put them together for Bleak Falls Burrow? Of course could have magic, so that may affect some things...

Even if we don't have a lot of info on the Dwemer or Falmer; I'm sure if you really wanted to, you can do your own interpretation of them as an RP thread or story. We know a few facts, and I'm sure you could fill in the gaps in a reasonable and acceptable manner (even if it may not be considered canon.)


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Any would do. But like I said it is something I've never found the right group of players for. I wouldn't really want to try it here until I've gotten to know enough of the right players to make it worth trying.


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Similarly to some others here, I have a fondness for subtle, cloak and dagger, smuggling and corruption storylines. Some of my fav RP's were on the SWTOR forums pre-wipe, loads of well though out stories which encouraged smart Rping and cunning, elusive characters. Not much heroism, but tones of fun.
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Apologies for the double post, but I recently watched the classic film Bend of the River. I won't spoil it for you, but its inspired a desire for a kind of pioneer RP, a group of people looking for a new place to settle, build a community. However, they need protection, and they need to make deals with the kind of people they don't want to be dealing with to succeed, that kind of thing.




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(April 23rd 2013, 09:32 AM)Thorfinn Wrote: Similarly to some others here, I have a fondness for subtle, cloak and dagger, smuggling and corruption storylines. Some of my fav RP's were on the SWTOR forums pre-wipe, loads of well though out stories which encouraged smart Rping and cunning, elusive characters. Not much heroism, but tones of fun.

There's a lot of appeal to it; as it seems in a lot of RPs most people are blunt, straight forward, and not-all-too-clever in their words and actions. Tough to do right, but when it is done properly it's pretty cool.

(April 29th 2013, 03:21 PM)Thorfinn Wrote: Apologies for the double post, but I recently watched the classic film Bend of the River. I won't spoil it for you, but its inspired a desire for a kind of pioneer RP, a group of people looking for a new place to settle, build a community. However, they need protection, and they need to make deals with the kind of people they don't want to be dealing with to succeed, that kind of thing.

Hah, I can imagine this being difficult to do with random people online. But I'm sure there's some dynamics with that that can be pretty cool. Of course in terms of ingame RP, settling and building a community in the wilderness isn't something players can normally do without a lot of imagination stuff-- so it seems like forums may be best suited for this.


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