(( Hello all! This thread will be used for IC and OOC updates of an ongoing plotline for any and all interested roleplayers in Secret World Legends. The story arc began on January 6, 2018.
WHAT KIND OF PLOT IS IT?
Endemic Echo is a "tiered" story inspired by the in-game mission format of SWL (and TSW before it). Typically we'll advance one tier each week, with key mysteries and plot points being introduced at the weekly Reliquiarium gatherings (Saturday nights at 8PM EST/1AM GMT). It's being paced to run for at least a few weeks, though no fixed endpoint has been set. I'm more or less taking the same approach as Anura Divina, a puzzle-heavy campaign I DMed for the New Xanadu cabal back in 2012.
Thematically, Endemic Echo is both a love letter to this year's 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, and a nod to the fact that Original Recipe TSW was supposed to have dinosaurs. (Anyone else remember the concept art of raptors, and the screenshots of a T-rex in Egypt?)
JUST HOW OPEN DO YOU MEAN?
In terms of involvement, any roleplayers are welcome, so long as they do not harass other participants or otherwise cause trouble. In terms of format, there are key "beats" I want to hit with specific puzzles and NPCs, but to keep things from being too railroady, I'm keeping the overall plan (and ending) amorphous. The creativity shown by participants will very much shape the development of things!
While key plot points will happen in game, particularly at the weekly meetings, I know that schedules can be problematic. As such, I encourage RP to happen via Twitter as well. Basic low-impact things (such as providing basic aid to the village, socializing or cooking up plans with other participants, etc.) can happen without any annoying micromanagement from yours truly, but if you'd like to have your character try something major ("What would happen if I wander off alone in this direction at night?"), shoot me the question and I'll report back after consulting my trusty Call of Cthulhu dice.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Feel free to dive right into the RP, whether the weekly meetings, other in-game RP happenings, or the RP on Twitter, which is sometimes tagged with hashtag #EndemicEcho. If you have questions, feel free to send me a message in-game (Hallowtek), on Twitter (@Hallowtek) or via this Enjin account. ))