Hey all! This is BSBen, here with the lowdown on a new Godhood thread. KarneWarrior, the runner of the last thread decided that the epicness of the game was too much for him. Many were disappointed because of the possibilities that never happened. After he pronounced that, I went ahead and said something stupid:
This thread is for OOC chatter and there are no restrictions for posting (other than the obvious forum rules). You do not need to be signed up for the game to chat about Godhood here. Please be aware that there is no main thread right now, as I'm setting up rules and stuff. Feel free to suggest ideas and complain about the unfairness of it all. I am changing a few things from the original thread, and the list of things here may change as time goes on and probably grow a hell of a lot larger.
"What the hell is this, anyway?"
The basic premise is that you are a god that has arrived in a fairly bare universe. Your job is to godmod the ever-living crud out of this universe using points of power that I assign you based on how much your god is represented in the universe. You're a magma god? If there's a planet of fire and molten rock, you get bonuses. Some asshole water god cools off the planet? You lose those bonuses. This creates a tug-of-war between the various gods in order to take control, and some interesting dynamics.
Yes, I said god-modding. All of the results of moves are created by you, the person who made them. This does not mean that you are free to do as you please. Your power level needs to be kept track of because there are in-game consequences for using too much or too little, and they can be pretty harsh. I'll set these at a later time, but know for now that you won't get kicked right away if you miss a turn or do more than you were supposed to. You will, however, probably wish that you kept a better eye on your turn counter.
"So how do these points work, anyway?"
I am going to keep the points system from the first attempt, but I'm going to expand a little on how to use them. Each player is guaranteed a small number of actions per turn. Pretty much nothing can affect these actions, but maybe you can affect the players themselves... Any attempt to do so would require many actions (depending on what you're doing) and might piss the others off, so beware.
"I gotcha. How many of these points do we get?"
Unlike the last game, I'm probably going to start off the players with a small cache of points (around five or so), and make the base income one instead of two. This will help get the gods started in the beginning and make them more dependent on the universe for their power, which makes them less able to ignore the environment and how other players act.
"How much are these points worth?"
The values of the points will more or less stay the same as the first game. It would take two action points worth of power to make a small home plane, and creating a earth-sized rock without an atmosphere would also take two points. Other actions take an amount of points relative to that scale. If there's any question about how many points something costs, feel free to ask me.
"I don't think that's enough points to do much..."
Don't despair. You gain points faster by making the universe represent your spheres of power. Let's say that you are in charge of light. Having more stars and making the universe lighter gives you more actions. Conversely, someone could take these actions away by snuffing those stars. It's in your best interest to take an active hand in the creation of the universe, or you may end up much weaker then the gods around you.
"Alright, I've heard enough. Where do I sign up?"
No more gods are joining the pantheon right now. Go ahead and make up some characters and post them here, though. I might do something with them or invite other people at a later date depending on how this goes.
Just fill it in and post it. Simple enough.
BE WARNED: This does require some fairly heavy RP, and is not meant to be silly. That doesn't mean that you can't do silly things, but the overall theme is somewhat serious. A order god, for example, wouldn't be pulling pranks on people, but a mad chaotic trickster might. Keep this in mind when signing up.