Hey all. I'm relatively new here, some of you may have seen me knocking about over the last few months, principally here
. I thought I'd want to run a roleplay, which I haven't done in a while. I have fairly extensive experience GMing both tabletop RPGs (such as FFG's 40k games, and some Call of Cthulhu) and play-by-post RPGs such as the sort on this forum, so anything I start I would put a lot of effort and dedication into. But of course before I set about making it I want to see if I'd have enough players to be interested.
My idea is set in the 40K universe, to play as a Grand Company of Iron Warriors, likely starting between the 37-39th millennia. In this the players could be whoever they wanted within the Grand Company (of which I would create a proper hierarchy, showing which positions had command over what units and so forth. I would also allow players to have a good degree of control as to what their units comprised of). This is assuming that people want to be in command positions; anything from 1st Captain to regular legionary would be allowed, with multiple characters per player also being a feature if desired.
I would set up scenarios (and, later on, allow players to decide where in the grimdark setting they might wish to travel), which would feature the appropriate details for siege warfare, but how much the players know would depend on how much intel they manage to gather and how vigilant they are. I would do my best to make it as dynamic and close to working in a Grand Company as possible without railroading people. I would present the setting, orders from their superiors (if any) and objectives, filling out details as desired/required and allowing people to make up their own - the 1st Captain would have a much larger degree of autonomy regarding his decisions than, say, a sergeant, and I also want players to be creative and not constrained. Overall I would like people to have fun.
Would anyone be interested in this?