>Wake up, wake up, wake up!A squeaking voice wakes you from your dreams. Actually... not dreams. You don't remember a thing. There's only dark. A little... something is leaning over you. >You're alive! Alive! Alive!And it's damn annoying.>What the hell are you, anyway?you ask.>I'm a...>choose one of the following: >Goblin >Gnome >Sahagin >Other (write in)the creature presents itself. You start to wonder what you're actually doing here.>You are my overlord. Mine and of my tribe. Well...Whatever happened here, it is pretty damn confusing. Overlord? Weird creatures? You must still be dreaming or something. The creature seems to notice your confusion, so it explains.>You were an evil overlord decades ago. You ruled these lands, until some so-called heroes stepped in here and decided to overthrow you. They ruined the castle, slaughtered your subordinates and in the end slew you. But now you're back. Back to bring these lands back under your rule.You seem to have drunk massively before going to bed. There is no other explanation for this.>The sleep changed you, I see...the creature again proclaims.You look down on yourself and see>Write in the way you look
Bump. Or something like this...
And another one.
Anyone wants to play?
Anyone here willing to play?
>>43908563>Goblin>>43908879Someone will eventually, me for instance.Also, you only need to bump like once every few hours.Patience is virtue!
>>43908563>Sahagin>Long brown hair, slim shoulders, narrow waist, but a somewhat short torso with visible ribs under a...perfectly average chest. Bony wrists and hands. Nothing sticks out down there.Write-ins during chargen discourage people very strongly.
>>43908563>>43908603>>43908635>>43908672>>43908811>>43908879Quests, ladies and gentlemen.
>My name is Kislax, I'm a goblin.the creature proclaims. A goblin. Weird, but you decide to roll with it. It might just be a dream, after all. You lift yourself from the ground, now towering above the goblin of three feet. >Nice to meet you, Kislax. My name is...>(write in)The goblin looks at you in admiration. >You look strong, my mighty overlord.Might be true from a goblin's point of view. From your own view, you see...>write inNow, that you're a bit more awake, you look through the room you're in. It looks like an old prison cell or something. Dark and carved from the stone. However you got here.
>>43908974>>43909017Sorry guys, I'm pretty new to this. I hope you won't strangle me with my own intestines or something the like.
>>43909117>>Long brown hair, slim shoulders, narrow waist, but a somewhat short torso with visible ribs under a...perfectly average chest. Bony wrists and hands. Nothing sticks out down there.Get some clothes, slattern!
>>43909138Alas, the intestine noose has been overplayed. A true classic, but instead we will settle for feeding you your own ribs until your chest cavity collapses.
You look down on yourself and for some reason can't stop blushing like a schoolgirl. This reason might be the fact that you can see your slim shoulders, narrow waist and somewhat short torso with visible ribs under a perfectly average chest, as well as bony wrists and hands. Not because of the way it looks, but because you realized that you are wearing nothing over it. >Why the hell am I not wearing ANYTHING? Someone get me some clothes, please!The goblin nods and weasels out of the room and returning a few minutes later with a huge iron armor. You're not the smallest human alive, but still your head would be at shoulder height at best. >It's old and rusty, but damn heroes took everything else.You ask for something that's not completely metallic, since this seems at least a little cold on the skin. And difficult to move. The goblin takes a little longer this time, returning with something that looks more like an old potato sack that clothes, but hey, it's better than nothing at all. After putting it on, you turn towards the goblin again.>So, Kislax... What am I supposed to do here anyway?He didn't seem to expect this question, so he takes a few seconds to answer.>Basically, whatever you like. You're the overlord, after all. We might pillage, plunder, murder, burn, conquer... Also you might want to see what has become of your castle or grab a bite to eat, overlord.Overlord? You're not sure if you can ever get accustomed to that name.>Overlord sounds a bit off, I think. Can you simply call me>Write in your name and (if you want one) titleThe other question hasn't been answered yet. So will you...>Plunder, burn, whatever...>Grab something to eat>Look at your castle>Other (write in)
>>43909601This sounds interesting. I never heard of it before. Please, just go on with it.
>>43909820>Call me Mela>Grab something to eat>>43909829Well, the traditional way is to make incisions under the ribcage, extending all the way back to the spine. From there, a disagreement in method is whether to grind the ribs into dust directly or to break them off first...
>>43909891In my opinion, the most pragmatic way would be to grind the ribs directly. Therefore, this would be my opinion on this matter.
>>43909820>Write in your name and (if you want one) title>Alice>Don't know about a nickname though...>Plunder, burn, whatever...It's probably just a dream anyways... Right?
Rolled 2, 2 = 4 (2d2)Rolling for a tiebreaker.
>Just call me Alice for now. I'll let you know when I want to be called differently.you answer.Now that you're dressed and awake, you feel like you might just explore this weird dream more. 'Plunder and burn' the goblin said? Sounds like an idea.>Rally the troops and bring me some weapons, Kislax. And if we had anything related to armor that would fit me I would like this too.Roll 2d20 for the size of your army and the quality of your equipment. The first three linked rolls count.
Rolled 11, 18 = 29 (2d20)>>43910298Rollin'
Rolled 5, 17 = 22 (2d20)>>43910298Rolling again.
Rolled 9, 15 = 24 (2d20)>>43910298O boi
Rolled 14, 7 = 21 (2d20)>>43910591>summoning GM anon
Kislax leaves the room and sounds a big war drum. Ten minutes later, 8 goblins in rusty chainmail, old leather and comparable armor stand before you, clubs in their hands.>All hail Alice, the great overlord!Somewhat of a cliché, but you still feel kind of flattered.>Are those all the soldiers we have?Kislax nods.>Most of us got slain in the great war of the heroes. They also looted the castle pretty good. But Groknak still made you something good.An old orc with an eyepatch and a peg leg appears before you. >I made your last incarnation's armor so it might about fit you. At least I hope so.He hands you the black iron armor, now fitted to your proportions. >Also I made a nice sword from the excess iron. I hope you like it, overlord Alice.You thank him and start putting on the armor. It fits nearly perfectly. The sword is greatly balanced and sufficiently sharp.>I am back for my rule. Let us do what we do best: FIGHT!you speak to the troops which react with a loud cheer.Where do you want to invade?>The rolling plains, a wide and loosely populated area with lots of sheep and other cattle>The town of Rogen, a small town with about 40 inhabitants>the forest of Darthmoore, a dense forest without many humans, but with lots of wildlife and ressources>Other ideas? (if yes, write in)
>>43910807>The rolling plains, a wide and loosely populated area with lots of sheep and other cattle
Rolled 16, 8 = 24 (2d20)>>43910807forest guerrila
>>43910807>forestAn Actual overlord thread. Not bad.
>>43910807>the forest of Darthmoore, a dense forest without many humans, but with lots of wildlife and ressources
Forest it is. Writing.
You decide that your army is way too low on manpower to be anywhere near humans or comparable threats. So you decide to go to Darthmoore which is mostly without said threat.After a short but surprisingly exhausting march, at least for you, you arrive at the forest edge. You decide that you have to do something to get used to wearing armor. It's pretty heavy for a slim person like you.>What is our plan, Alice? Kislax asks you.That's a good question actually. Do you want to >Collect food for you and your troops?>Collect wood and possible other materials for rebuilding your castle?>Find someone to train you/your army on? (specify which of the two, maybe even what kind of enemy)>Other (write in
>>43911219>Collect wood and possible other materials for rebuilding your castle.
>>43911219>Collect food for you and your troops?Food comes first. Once everyone is fed we can start rebuilding.
>>43911219>Collect food for you and your troops?
>>43911219>Collect food, Wood and possibly other materialsThat's ALL that matters.
>>43911219>Find someone to train you on?
Collecting it is. Also thanks for the recruiting option. I completely forgot about this. Next times, it will be added.Also, roll 1d20 for success. First three, as last time.
Rolled 17, 5 = 22 (2d20)
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>43911324
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>43911324
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>43911324
>>43911341>>43911348>>43911354WELL I MEAN.....two 17's and a 6 isn't...that bad?
>>43911416>>43911324>Roll 1d20 for success
You send the goblins to get food and everything useful they can find. After a while they come back with some roots, fruit and a few rabbits. It will most likely last for a week and a half considering you still are low in number. The sun is already starting to lower. Do you want to return to your castle? Or do you want to make camp?>Camp (you can collect/take another forest action one more time, but will be in the open for the night>Castle (you're guaranteed to be safe for the night, but can't collect anymore today)>Other (write in)
>>43911568>Camp (you can collect/take another forest action one more time, but will be in the open for the nightWe should fight something anyways.
>>43911568If nothing in this forest hunts at night>CampIf we know that things come out at night to hunt>Castle
>>43911568>Camp (you can collect/take another forest action one more time, but will be in the open for the nightLets start logging
Camp it is. Writing.
I forgot to ask what to do...So, what is your course of action?>Get food>Get materials>Scout for (threats/possible recruits/other) specify>Train fighting (who?)>Other (write in)
>>43911687>Scout for threatsbetter safe than sorry
So, are we going to collect a harem of men?
>>43911724>>43911740scout for ''bed''
>>43911740Or women, or both, or neither. Who knows?
>>43911687>Get materialsGotta rebuild the castle. The threats will find us.
More materials. Alright.Roll 1d20. First three, you know the drill.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>43911772
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>43911772
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>43911772
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>43911772
>>43911687send most of them to gather materials but send 1 or 2 to scout for threats.
You send out your goblins a second time, this time they are told to bring wood and other building materials. At dusk they are back, carrying a bit of loose willow and a little tree. They are low on results, because they had to carry one of their own. Gregrix got his foot under the falling tree and will most likely not be able to walk on his own for a few days.You set up camp, light a little fire and eat a bit of your fresh new rations. Goblin after goblin falls asleep, except for the two you assigned to keep watch.For some reason you find it hard to fall asleep yourself. You think it might be due to the possibility that this is a dream itself, after all.You sit down at the fireplace, lost in thoughts, when a unfamiliar voice disturbs the silence.>Nice evening, isn't it, lass?The voice comes from an old hooded man sitting on the other side of the fireplace.How do you want to react?>Talk to him, he seems nice enough>Inquire his whereabouts, be a bit harsh if necessary>Get reinforcements>Other
>>43912080>Talk to him, he seems nice enough
>>43912080>Inquire his whereabouts, be a bit harsh if necessaryDream or not, he's still an unknown stranger here.
Alright, talking. Writing.
However this guy came here, he seems not very dangerous. What can a little dialogue hurt, after all?>Pretty nice, yes. And simply call me Alice.The old man smiles.>Alright, Alice. You may simply call me grandfather. Everyone else does, too.Weird. But somehow charming. Still, there has to be a reason he got here. And a trick to it. He sneaked past your guards after all.>If I may ask, what brings you here? And how did you manage? I... had guards placed.The old man chuckles slightly. >Magic, Alice. This world is full of it. And if you know how to use it, not much is a true challenge. And I'm here to give you a little... guidance, if you have a little time to spare.Do you want to listen to him?>Yes >No>Other
Alright. Listen to him.
>Sure, grandfather, tell me what wisdom you have to share.He nods and it seems like he is somewhat relieved.>Well, let us start at the very beginning. Six thousand years before today, the gods created this wonderful continent. In the beginning, they installed a man to rule it in their stead. He was the first overlord. He ruled the land kind and just and it flourished. When he peacefully passed on, his son took over as the overlord. But unlike his father, he was corrupt and cruel and the land suffered. One day, he was deposed by a group of heroes who came from the people. Another overlord followed soon, and another one after him. But one thing stayed the same.Interesting. You never dreamed anything this rich in details.>Whenever a good person ruled the lands, they flourished. When the overlord was evil, it suffered and made it hard to live in. I know why you're here. And I thought you needed to know this story. Goodbye, Alice. Maybe we'll meet again.With this words finished, he slowly fades away and is gone. What a weird situation. The morning comes and your goblins assemble again. >What do we do now, overlord Alice?Kislax asks.Good question. What do you want to do now?>Stay in the forest (which forest action?)>Return to the castle>Other (write in)
>>43912701>Stay in the forest>Find recruits
>>43912701>Stay in forest to harvest
Rolled 1 (1d2)Rolling for a tiebreaker.
You decide that 8 goblins, especially with a wounded one right now, are far away from a recognizable force. Therefore, you send out your goblins to find possible recruits. They split into groups of two and begin their search.>Roll 1d20 for successFirst three, as always
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>43913180FIND THE HORDE!
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>43913180
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>43913180
These fucking rolls
Some days just are better than others. Two groups of goblins return without finding anything or anyone interesting, with one having at least a handful of berries on them. But the last group stays missing. You're starting to get nervous. Did something happen to them?Suddenly, a loud grunting disrupts the silence. There they are. Running from a boar which they seem to have disturbed. And it looks really upset.How will you deal with this?>Let them keep running. Maybe they'll lure it away.>Step in (how?)>Other (write in)
>>43913434Do we, uh, know how to use our sword?This was poorly planned. I regret most of it.
>>43913502>You stick them with the pointy end or hit them with the sharp stuff, right?This is pretty much our skill with a sword
>>43913434>Let them keep running. Maybe they'll lure it away.
>>43913434>Let them keep running. Maybe they'll lure it away.Tactical genius.
Rolled 1 (1d2)Running? Alright, writing.
You stay as still as you can and order the goblins around you to do the same. It works. The boar is ignoring you and continues chasing the two unlucky goblins. But this time, luck seems to be on their side. They reach a tree with sufficiently low branches and have just enough time to jump upwards before the boar rushes into the tree head first and falling over unconcious. You just stand there in disbelief for a few seconds until Kislax asks what to do now.What do you do with the boar?>Kill it, the meat will be beneficial to our food stock>Take it with you, you might find a use for it>Other (write in)
>>43913901>Kill it, the meat will be beneficial to our food stock
>>43913901>>Take it with you, you might find a use for itI want goblins riding boars.
>>43913901Take it with you
You decide to fill your food stock a bit more and order a goblin to kill the boar. You seem to have asked just the right one, as Hakstix expertly kills it with a sharp stone to the throat and then cuts it into transportable pieces. You're kind of impressed. Taken into consideration that he's only using a rock, that's amazing. Sadly, the ground is now stained with blood, which will most likely attract predators.You could either>Return to the castle>Find a new place in the forest to stay for the night (uses up your remaining actions for the day)>Weather the storm, whatever comes can't stand up to the overlord and his trusty goblins, right?>Other (write in)
>>43914286>Return to the castlelets get all the meat stored away
Alright. Let's have a glorious return. Or something the like.
You decide to pack your bags and return home. You came for food, you left with food. And a little bit of willow.Gregrix needs a little support with walking, but you still reach the castle before dusk. Groknak welcomes you back and tells you nothing special happened during your absence. You don't mind nothing happening. You just want to get out of this bulky armor. The boar's meat is salted to keep from going bad. You look at the room that once was a nice pantry, except it's a bit run down and just food for three weeks is in it. But you will rebuild it someday when you can get sufficient amounts of material without nearly taking casualties.The goblins have sat down in the ruined throne room and started to weave the willows. It won't do much, but it will suffice for a little piece of furniture. >Wishes for furniture? If so, write in.
>>43914562Chairs first. Then a shoe rack. Can't have filthy boots in this castle, oh no. That's for barbarians. We're an overlord.
A chair would be a great addition to this room. A throne would be more fitting for a throne room, but you have to take what you can get. The goblins weave a nice little chair out of the willows and place it on the slightly cracked, but mostly intact marble pedestal at the end of the room. It is pretty comfortable actually and supports your weight without the armor perfectly. This little luxury feels surprisingly great and you think about what you would like next. More chairs maybe. And a table. A shoe rack, of course. A lady would never allow dirty boots in her castle. And an overlord even less. When there's a chance, clothes that are not made of potato sacks would be great, too. It's the simple things, but they keep up your drive to keep going.What exactly do you want to keep going at?>Inspect the castle. We still haven't seen everything.>Rest a little, then go on another expedition.>Grab some food and think about future actions>Other (write in)
>>43914932>Inspect the castle
>>43914932>Inspect the castle. We still haven't seen everything.Lets see what we have to work with
>>43914932>Inspect the castle. We still haven't seen everything.
You ask Kislax to show you the castle. He happily complies and leads you through the corridors. >Here, we have the dungeon, the most intact part of the castle. Mostly because it was directly cut out of the mountain we're on. Here is your sleeping room. Which by the way usually is a cell. You decide that you have to get some normal quarters for you fixed sometime. Now Kislax shows you around the higher quarters. Here we have the front gate and wall around the inner courtyard... or what is left of it. The wall has some serious cracks every few metres, but nothing that is too much of a threat right now. The front gate completely collapsed and sprinkled the courtyard in pieces of rock, some of which might even be reusable somewhere.>I would now show you the higher floor with the guest quarters, meeting rooms, practice rooms, library and much more, but most stairways are in terrible condition. The risk would be way higher than the gain.Something like this from a goblin? Then it must be pretty serious.So far you have the dungeons with cells and Groknak's forge, the throne room and the kitchen which are livable.What do you want to do now? (Most of the time, multiple answers are possible, just tends to need more time)>Clear the courtyard, collect the reusable stones>Train your weapon and armor use>Exploration/Raid/However you want to call it>Other (write in)
>>43915361>Clear the courtyard
>>43915361>Train your weapon and armor use
>>43915361>clear the courtyard, collect the reusable stones.
You order the goblins to clear the courtyard while putting aside the stones, which are still good. After a good three days everything is cleared and the gained stones amount to quite an impressive amount. It could be enough to build a small new building or repair some rooms.Your goblins have grown stronger over the physical labor. This will be beneficial in coming fights.What do you want to do with the stones?>Build something new (what?)>Repair something (what?)>Put them aside for later>Other (write in)
>>43915749>Repair something (what?)Throne room
>>43915749how many fight able goblins in this castle anyway?
>>43915858We have a group of nine goblins total. Eight guys with regular professions and some fighting skills on the side and Kislax, who is kind of a sergeant to you. All of them are in good fighting form except for Gregrix, whose foot is still a little off. Also you have Groknak, who is mainly a smith and is missing an eye and a leg, but still is an orc.
>>43915947no pro stonemason then
>>43915749>Repair somethingRepair the gate/walls, make the place a bit more defendable
some castle description?
>>43915975insufficient to man the wall?
>>43916066as long as it forces them to come through the gates rather than in through the hole in the wall
>>43915965Nope. You got a cook (Cormix, m), a butcher (Hakstix, m), two hunters (Roxyx, m and Rytex, m), two farmers (Slinzex, m and Izzylyx, f) a carpenter (Rizvix, m) and a tailor(Tilyx, f), though.
>>43916083wall high and slippery enough to stall storming in all direction?
>>43916109i want herb basked boar
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>43915759>>43915975Rolling for a tiebreaker
>>43915749>know/investigate more about the underlings
You decide to take it slow and repair the throne room first. It is in surprisingly good shape and will require close to no material if done right. If.>Roll 1d20 for success.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>43916220
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>43916220
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>43916220
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>43916220>>43916266fuck
>>43916226>>43916259>>43916284Your goblins are doing a good job and keep their need on stones low enough that you still have enough for a new building or two repairs. Still, the throne room has a little downside. The stones only repaired the stone parts. And even though it mostly looks good now, it's pretty windy, since there is no glass or wood to keep the windows shut. You add 'doing something about this' to your long list of things that still have to be done.What do you want to do now?>Exploration>Building>Training at the castle>Other (write in)
>>43916361>Training at the castleLets figure out what the hell we do with this sword.
>>43916361 >recruitif goblin liar nearby
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>43916388> non-magical sword
>>43916554You know of nothing like this. You would have to find anything like this while scouting/exploring.
So do I get a yay for training?
>>43916585>explorein castle first, maybe some are not awake from wardrum
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>43916388>>43916628Roll for a tiebreaker
You decide that you need to get better with your sword and armor. Even walking in armor and lifting your sword three times feels tiring already. >Kislax, is anyone here to teach me how to use this stuff?The goblin nods.>Groknak was a great orc weaponmaster long ago. I think he can teach you a thing or two.Kislax was right. The old orc smiles brightly, exposing his fangs, when you ask him for help.>Sure, Alice. I taught many good fighters. But beware: My training is rough.You nod and accept. What could happen? You're wearing armor, after all.Four days later, after always falling into bed bruised and cursing, you know what could. But now you're much more mobile in your armor and can pose a bit more of a threat with your sword.Cormix the cook informs you that your food stock will be sufficient for another two weeks.What do you want to do?>Explore/Raid (where?)>Do things at the castle (what?)>Other (write in)
>>43916874>Do things at the castleexploring done?
>>43916874See about fixing up stairways? Failing that, drill with gobbos for a week.
>>43916929Exploring the castle is not completely done yet. You might choose this.
>>43916981>explore left only the dungeon?
>>43917131Yup. At least it's the only thing you might enter at the moment.
>>43917202>scoutfor possible recruit
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>43916929>>43916943Rolling a tiebreaker.
There's one part of the castle you haven't seen yet. The lower dungeon. No goblin goes there usually since sometimes weird things might happen there. But today you feel lucky and put on your armor. Taking two goblins with you, you open the squeaking old iron door. A gust of stale air blows in your face. After a long, winding staircase, there is only one way to go. Through an old tunnel masterfully cut through the rock. It's twice your height and just as broad, making it easy to traverse. On the walls, there are pictures of outlandish creatures scratched in. >Could that...?Rizvix asks.>It must be. Kislax answers.>What is this thing which must be 'it', Kislax?you ask. The goblin answers in a slightly fearful tone.>The arena. The old overlord's arena. Here he collected, bred and fought every creature that is said to have ever existed.Sounds interesting. You'll have to see that for yourself. At the end of the tunnel, two doors are visible. Which one will you take? >The great iron portal forwards>The small oaken door to the right side>Other (write in)
>>43917602turn backseem dangerous
>>43917602>The small oaken door to the right side
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>43917646>>43917690Looks like a tiebreaker again
>>43917690>small oaken door
You feel like this might be a bit too much just for the three of you. If anything from back then is still alive, it might pose a serious risk. You will come back when you feel strong enough for it. But that's not right now.You made an interesting discovery which might come in later. But what will you do for now?>Stay at the castle (and do what?)>Go out (where?)>Other (write in)
>>43917965>Go outto try recruit
>>43917965Get familiar with the area around the castle? Or recruit.
You want to find possible recruits? Alright.Where do you want to search for recruits?>A'Kash Mountains around the castle>rolling plains>Darthmoore forest>Rogen town>Other (write in)
>>43918176>>A'Kash Mountains around the castle
You decide to take a look at the nearby mountains. There might be something or someone useful hidden.You put on your armor and rally the troops, marching through the now open (though pretty much nonexistant) front gate.-------------------------------------------------------------------And at this point I'm taking a 'little' break. It's 3.30 am over here and I have to get some sleep. I'll be back in around nine hours. I hope to see you then.