I'm DMing a game that just went to Sigil and there is a one year bit of downtime for my PCs, during that time, some of them are rolling new PCs. My main issue is that for the people who don't know PLanescape, which is all but one of them, no one seems to want to join any of the factions. I gave them the player's guide to the planes, and the response I am getting is that they are all 'crazy' and that they would rather not join any of them.
I'll let them do what they want, but I did remember having the same issue several years ago when I ran a 3.0/3.5 PS game. No one liked the factions at all, and I think a grand total of ONE player out of eight (insane number I know) ended up joining a faction.
I suppose it shouldn't bother me, but since the factions are such a big part of the planes, it seems like we're missing out on a lot without any factional alignments.
Anyone else ever have this problem? Any ideas or experience in selling the ideas of the factions to players?