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I need help starting the Mistborn RPG


mthorp25

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So, i am not very computer savvy. I can turn one on, check my email, and nerd out in the 17th Shard forums. 

 

With that said, i would love to play the Mistborn RPG. But, when i go to the link, it is intimidating and i have no idea where to begin or what i am supposed to do. 

 

Would someone be so kind as to explain this to me like i am 5 years old (one of the better sub-reddits, IMO). 

 

For example, what is RP (Role Player)? And im assuming RPG is Role Playing Game? Cause it doesnt seem like this is like any other RPG ive played. 

 

Thank you in advance for anyone who takes the time to help this helpless guy out. Thanks a bunch,.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hey there! I assume you are referring to Mistborn: The Inquistion (aka MBI)? 

The first time I visited the site, I found it incredibly intimidating. But I eventually worked it out, and have been a relatively active member for a good year or two. 

 

A good place to start is to make an account, and then post a topic in the Introductions subforum. There you could ask the other users questions about the site, the RP, etc.

 

It is indeed a Role Playing Game, but not in the style of something like Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Savage Worlds, etc. If you want a RPG where you are rolling dice, you'll want to investigate the Mistborn Adventure Game (MAG). Over on the SteelMinistry, a bunch of users from the 17thShard participate in Play-By-Post games of the MAG.

 

But back to the MBI, the focus is on writing prose. Most of the players are aspiring writers who want to improve their writing ability. There's a strong focus on character creation - player characters need a character application, which usually start at around 1000-1500 words, which encompass the character's personality, their history (explaining their background and why they are the way they are, and their motiviations), and a Roleplay Sample so that other players can get a good feel for how the character will act in the roleplay. The only dicerolls in the forum come from KChan's Dice Roll Character Creation Challenge, where she'll roll you up some random statistics to design a character around. 

 

For the actually roleplaying itself, a fair portion is planned by the players before hand. They'll work out a scene that they wish to happen between their characters, and work out an idea for where they want it to go, then they'll make a thread, set the scene, and write the roleplay. Other times scenes will be set and then players just see what happens. It's a mix, but talking to the other players is important. 

So yeah, it's about telling a story, rather than rolling dice and then seeing what happens. If you're interested, I'd advise you to post over there, and then any of us over there will be happy to help you learn your way around the site!

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 Thank you for your reply. I was thinking this was a video game RPG, like Final Fantasy or something of that nature. I wasnt aware it was the type of game you described. 

 

Thank you so much for your help !!

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Hey, if your interested I'm trying to get a Mistborn rpg game going on the roll 20 site. Think dungeons and dragons but in the mistborn setting. We're using the rulebooks that Brandon helped write, so lore friendly and in the spirit of the books. Here's a link to the game page if your interested: https://app.roll20.net/lfg/listing/40530/mistborn-alloy-in-the-roughs

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