What I've been considering for a while is a way to incorporate the changes of cataclysm into a guild concept that would also open the door for -plenty- of Role-Play opportunities.
- What I've come up with so far :
The essential idea of the guild is to have a congregation of adventurers come together under a common cause. Which is helping the various towns and cities around the world, after the shattering.
We would hire ourselves out to various peoples in need, as well as do our philanthropic duty during a dire situation.
- What sorts of duties this entails :
Depending on the situation at hand we could :
- Serve as diplomats for warring nations
Maintain piece and order in a broken society, via force or other
Assist the injured or wronged in any way possible
Oversee negotiations or meetings between guilds or factions
Essentially we would all do IC quests/dungeons/etc playing out plot line of the quests as helpful adventurers. We would also make our abilities and skills available for hire for other guilds, such as negotiating terms of a "surrender" or anything of that nature, as well as assist in forming a consensus between warring/adversary guilds.
We would also have table-top style storylines acted out via an appointed game-master, which I often host weekly.
The different aspects of membership would include :
- Senator (Officer) : Senators oversee the highest of priorities too the guild, as well as advise the guild master on matters of import. They would also represent our guild during matters of import pertaining to other guilds or conflicts.
Delegate : Delegates oversee the various actions of the members, such as leading the members of the guild during combat, managing recources during an excursion, ensuring that all members are doing their duties properly and ethically.
Peacekeeper : Peacekeepers are the backbone of the guild, they protect our members during excursions, as well as ensure the safety of our contractors and their accompanied.
Envoy : Envoys scout possible contracts, represent our guild to possible contractors and assist in negotiations between such contractors and ourselves.
Intern : Interns are potential members who wish to view our guild temporarily to decide if they wish to join permanently or not. They may accompany any of the other members on their daily duties, at theirs and that members discretion and learn about the various aspects of the guild.
So we would be a combination of mercenaries,lawyers, diplomats.
I'm not sure how well this idea would go with the masses but please feel free to tell me what you think.