View Full Version : [taken]A little home away from home

12-30-2008, 09:18 PM
This line of thought was somewhat inspired by the posting of a starwars freighter layout. One thing that has often bothered me about role playing is how often you end up playing a vagabond, some homeless super hero that wanders from city to city, castle to castle, dungeon to dungeon, etc, etc. Rarely do we have the time in a game to have our characters settle down and form a home. After all, what fun is deciding on paint colours when there is a dragon to slay?

So, if you are a member of a party that is always on the move to bigger and better things, how can you have a bit of home to call your own? Why, that is what this challenge would be about.

Design a home that you can always have access to while traveling on about your adventures. Your home must be able to follow you anywhere in the world your characters can travel, within reason such as trips into caves or similar confined spaces you might not be able to take it. Sailing ship, Airship, Space ship, Winnebago, Yurt, portable hole in space that leads to your back door to the manor house. Whatever you call home it should have an interior layout with details, and optional exterior views.

Bonus points for including a list of characters who inhabit your mobile home, and why each section suits the character that lives there or the group as a whole.

12-30-2008, 09:43 PM
This would be a huge undertaking and require some story to go with the map but it sounds like a lot of fun...although I'd probably get a pic of a horse and say my tent is rolled up in a saddlebag and my furniture is in a bag of holding. In the online games that I've played the house was pretty much the only fun since once you reach a certain level, everything gets pretty dull.

12-30-2008, 09:47 PM
I have had characters who have used several such things. Would be nice to try one out myself.

01-17-2009, 01:24 PM
What issues do people have with the idea? What changes to the suggestion would people like to see before seeing this as a real challenge. (If a decent number actually like it that is.)

01-17-2009, 01:44 PM
I think it's a great idea. Genre independent too.

01-17-2009, 08:19 PM
Good idea. I have a few campaigns going and all have some sort of home/base/hedquarters and only one of them has a map (a poor one).

01-18-2009, 04:48 PM
This could rock for me, something akin to dead reckoning from Land of the Dead but bigger. In fact I even have the flavour text for such a vehicle courtesy of Tim, Year of the Zombie's author.

So big it has 6 abrams tank chassis as wheel bases.


01-18-2009, 05:52 PM
Last year Feb we had something similar.


01-24-2009, 04:03 PM
Similar yes, but this is some place that they have access to while ON the adventure. The one that you linked to is where they call home BETWEEN adventures. A magic cube that turns into a mansion for a night or some thing like that.