Tower Crisis (WIP)
Though I have another WIP thread for a different title already, I’d like to share another WIP idea I have kicking around inside my head.
The idea is fairly recognizable if your familiar with JRPG’s. Its the story of a rookie adventurer who wishes to climb ‘the tower’, a monolithic pillar impossibly wide and reaches the stars. As old as history itself ‘the tower’ existed along with the city at is base which served as home for those brave enough to enter and scale its floors.
There is a great deal of lore I already have written for the world building as well as secrets behind the tower and its purpose. The game itself will be about the rookie adventurers attempt to rise from rags to riches, but there will be many paths to take that could lead the character in very different directions. Maybe they fail as an adventurer and settle down as a merchant, maybe they become a support for other adventurers in the tower, or maybe they even become a bandit.
Beyond the setting and general story, I am entertaining the idea of ‘visible’ gender over true gender. Meaning you can play as a man who appears female to others (cross dresser, or simply a feminine face), this will effect how other characters react and treat you… and of course what backlash you might receive if theses characters feel deceived by you. Its a great opportunity for comedy if you play the part of a character who hates being mistaken for the wrong gender, or it could be a serious motivation such as a girl who wishes to be treated and respected like a man. There are also many in-betweens which I’d try and fulfill as well.
Another idea which I have yet to decided on is something along the lines of Zodiac signs. Just like how we associate certain signs to people born on certain dates, and who each sign has specific qualities to it (ex: Leo is Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative)… this world will have its own governing Zodiac signs. Unlike our world however theses signs are far more evident in personality and compulsions. They are a stigma that those born under the certain star must bare. An example would be being born under the thief’s star which would give a character a compulsion for wealth, or to steal. Or someone born under the lovers star to be kind and generous, or a very amorous individual. In many cases people embrace their sign as fate, while others feel they have been dealt a raw deal and curse their sign. There are also a very rare few cases where a person can resist their signs influence and are commonly refereed to as abnormal.
Over all the idea of Zodiac signs is just a way to add an extra level of depth and character to the world and at this point is not entirely vital. Any feedback on it would be greatly appreciated, it will help me decide to go along with it or pass it over for other things.
At the moment I am also deciding on if I will have multiple playable races(3 maybe 4), ages(teen, adult, elder), and if I will have class’s at all. As you can see there is quite a lot already with just those options in mind and I don’t want to needlessly complicate the game when simpler options would be just as rewarding. Please let me know what you think.