The system i usualy use is each player rolls a d6. The difference between the rolls determins the extent success or failure. The higher the difference the greater the failure or success.
I like dankers idea the best though for dice on forums. XD we just need a player to roll the dice for us or have only the gm roll.
If you want to spoof an intro to you bounty mission I'll spoof in my alt Rascal. Since its ooc i do not mind him dieing if i fail a roll
As for the settlers story, i think i have a general idea on what is going to happen. The story will revolve around the journy to the settlement. The story will end when we get to the city (which has yet to be named) then players can break off into their own rp stories if they so desire.
The goal will be to set up a place that will give players, especially those who join much later, rp ideas they can run indipendently. Kind of like making a new city that players can add too over time.
If nothing else it should be an interesting story :3
I just need to know what kind of obsticals people are interested in over coming. Weather (snow) starvation, bandits, mysterous creatures that can not be reasoned with?
Oh and i may need someone to play a death scene. XD pm me if you want to run an npc who does not meet a happy end XD