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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:05 am    Post subject: Acropolis Discussion Reply with quote

Since Pantheon is in limbo and Aesir doesn't take up enough of my time, I've been toying with the idea of another god-based game. Much like Pantheon or Aesir, but it would take place in a single city or city-state. There would be a DRP-like system, but based off of the city's population, your share of the city's worshipers, and maybe a couple smaller factors. The ostensible goal would to become the city's patron deity, though I suppose the game wouldn't end unless all other gods were cast out or the city burns down.

With the exception of random event generation and other similar variables, the rules would be as close to Pantheon's as I can manage. This isn't to say it's open-ended like Purgatory, but some things might come down to accepting the GM's decision. Also, since we're dealing with a much smaller setting, what you can do with your DRP will probably be more limited than what we're used to. Social engineering and minor characters will likely have much more importance as well. Many events and actions will have city-wide effects. Feuding or indifferent gods will likely find themselves working together on many occasions whether they like it or not.

The downside is that I do have a pretty big course load this semester, so I would probably limit turns to 1 per month. Accordingly, I think I would make 1 turn = 1 month game time (since the scale is brought down considerably from Pantheon or Aesir...). The upside is that I'm taking both Mythology and Roman Civilization, so I could add quite a bit to the setting and fool myself into thinking it's study-related. Mr. Green

I would need at least five people to commit to playing and probably couldn't fit in more than ten. Any takers? Questions, suggestions? If it looks like there's enough interest, I'll put together a more detailed scenario, rules, and a map.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm outrageously interested! Not just because I badly want to play a Pantheonesque game, but because I like the idea of the one-city setting! I'd like to see how I'd do with the need to pay more attention to the day-to-day running of things, and the minor characters.


So, uh... You think you'll stay with it for a while?? Laughing

Is giving the GM crap before the game starts a bad idea?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, shiny! I'm in.

Though, if you accepting brainstormy ideas... as you said "city" I was thinking of a more sci-fi setting, with just different factons. The gene engineers, the cyborg types, the psy powered, etc. Nothing deific, but sufficiently advanced science so it doesn't matter. (Also making me think of Neil Stephenson style "Victorian" cultures, and other retro social structures.)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh, shiny! I'm in.

Though, if you accepting brainstormy ideas... as you said "city" I was thinking of a more sci-fi setting, with just different factons. The gene engineers, the cyborg types, the psy powered, etc. Nothing deific, but sufficiently advanced science so it doesn't matter. (Also making me think of Neil Stephenson style "Victorian" cultures, and other retro social structures.)


*covers grin*

I think that pretty much was the setting of Syl's first suggested game, which evolved into Loremaster's Empires game.

*I linked to the "history" thread for the game, as I couldn't find the original game thread*
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think that pretty much was the setting of Syl's first suggested game, which evolved into Loremaster's Empires game.


Now that I think about it, it's also the premise for Sid Meyer's Alpha Centauri strategy game for the PC, from several years ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may be in, ill need to see ho wmuch o fmy time VoB takes up
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

count me in. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Count me in. I want to play Noryekithicles. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At one turn a month, I'd also like to apply for God-dom.

(If things speed up, I might find myself streached, however.)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anything, our games usually slow down, so you should be safe.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am totally in!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, looks like a go. I'll have the rules, background, and map up by Sunday. Get your ideas for your god ready (looks like Fist has already taken the God of Sanitation Management slot Wink), and as soon as Av opens up a forum and I get everything started you can post your revelations.

Noryekithicles. LOL!

Just keep in mind these are going to be a fairly stoic and agrarian people for the most part (human only). In our terms, it'll be set around 800 BCE. For instance, the people of the city know that there's a thing called writing, but they themselves have no written alphabet. There will also be six outlying villages/farm communities, like spokes on a wheel. The city has a sea on the west side and a river bisecting it. The city itself will have several districts - wharf, trade, civic, upper and lower class residential, and so on.

The primary purpose of the revelation will be to explain your god (one domain only to start, but you can claim several over time), your high priest (prophet), and where your shrine is built.

Manifestation, as we know it, will be nearly impossible. A single DRP could, say, cure a follower of a disease.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will you be listing any domains or should we just use the same ones from pantheon?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most domains from Pantheon, and others you might be able to think of, should be acceptable. Just send me a PM if you're in doubt. In fact, as a kind of reward for anybody asking beforehand, I'll also let you know if I think the domain is also a good idea or not.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I think I could be up for this. I think a city would be fun. Sorta like Sanctuary. Very Happy

So you want a forum huh?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the hell, I've never played one of these but I'll give it a go. Once a month can't be that bad. I have no idea how to play so please be patient (and gentle) with this newbie!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...is that ten already? Glad I made it in. Very Happy And Brinn! Awesome.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I look forward to reading about y'all's exploits.
Have fun, y'all!
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