I’m looking to do this as a series pitch for Dungeon World:
“You’re all crew on the Galley Serenity, plying the wine dark seas of the Aegean, 8 years after Paris raped Helen and took her to Ilium, and Agamemnon and Menelaus gathered a fleet.”
“You’ve moved cargo, couriers and things best left unsaid in the mean time. You’ve got reasons to dislike both the Achaeans and the Trojans, and all this mucking about in the affairs of the Divine has made the world a much stranger place.”
I’d like to run this in Dungeon World, with some of the classes reskinned – Paladin with slightly looser morals makes a nice proxy for “There was a God in your family tree a few generations back.”
I’d like to have magic, but not “spellcasters.” and enough variety in the “non-magic” types that it’s not “All Fighters, All The Time.”
Any suggestions for playbooks that would be appropriate?
(One of the PC niches is the Captain of the Serenity, who’d have a Doom sworn against him – if he passes through the pillars of Pylos, all he loves will be lost. He’s been avoiding any cargoes or jobs heading back that way ever since.)