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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Purgatory Rules & Comments Reply with quote

What is Purgatory?

It's a completely text-based RPG. Players choose to take on the persona of one inhabitant of the netherworld - Hell, Hel, Hades, Purgatory, the underworld... whatever you think it is. Other than that, it is a collaboration between players and the game master (me, Syl). The world takes on whatever scope and dimensions the players make and the game master allows.

How do I play?

Simply register your character in the registration thread. When you're ready, jump into the game thread.

Are there turns?

Roughly, yes. To achieve anything concrete or to make any concepts realized, you will need to submit a turn consisting of a public and a private aspect. The public turn will go in the turn thread. Each player will be allowed one public turn post per turn. What to put in this is up to the player - it could be a summation of things talked about in the game thread, a manifesto, or mere shadow and innuendo. What you hope to actually achieve should be expressly written in your private submittal to the game master (simjen.the.smith at gmail dot com). The better your submission, both public and private, the better your results will be.

What's the objective?

It depends on the player. You could choose to rule hell. You could choose to turn hell into your own paradise. Some may even choose to escape.

Is there anything I'm not allowed to do?

You are not allowed to possess any rank, titles, or property (real or otherwise) without the given consent of the game master. That's about it.

These rules are subject to change as needed.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Each player will be allowed one public turn post per game.


Typo? Is there going to be more than one turn per game, or is it the opening turn, and then RP from then on?

This sounds VERY interesting. I think I'm in.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, no typo. I figure a lot of people put so much work into writing their turn submittals that everyone should get a chance to see it. There's also another reason for that, but I have to wait and see how it develops before I spill the beans. So basically, what you submit publicly as your turn actions counts for half of your results. Since this is hell, though, I don't suppose I have to say that everything a player puts out publicly could be all or mostly lies.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That makes sense. What I meant, though, was whether or not there were going to be more than one turn per game. Or is it the single turn, and then roleplay from then on till the game ends?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, ok. There will be many turns, but for each turn a player is allowed one public submission in the turn thread, one private submission via email, and unlimited posts in the game thread.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, it was a typo. Fixed
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Registration will occur when the story places me within the madness. Definitely before two weeks in the mundane realm has passed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I exist only to destroy.

Excellent idea, Syl.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question: I'm sorry but I am not very clear on the type of creature we can be. It looks like we have a fallen angel and a diety of some sort so far. Can we be human? Can we be heavenly? (I ask because I notice that you mentioned everything from hell to purgatory but not heaven)

I just need more clarification on types of characters. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can be anything you want. Though I imagine you'll probably hear something like 'What's an angel like you doing in a place like this?' a time or two.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehehehe. Possibly.

Ok, thanks. I will submit my character to the registration thread.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im quite interested, just unsure weather i have the time available or not
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course you have the time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...what caam said, Dorian.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm...Seems like the voice of god has been silenced already.

Mwahahahaha

(Edit...do we really have to wait another week? Evil or Very Mad )

(Edit 2: Syl, maybe delete FM's post from the reg thread? (Maybe he can join in when he's back...)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hmmm...Seems like the voice of god has been silenced already.


Oh, no, it's back. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who are you talking about, Iblis?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You of course. Sorry...I automatically associate the Metatron with the "voice of god", although I know it isn't actually an official designation. And you deleted your first post...hence...

Of course there's nothing to say you're going that way, which is why I posted it here, not in the game thread...like I said, it didn't really mean anything. Just a spontaneous comment.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A once masterful and skilled assassin of the heavenly gods, Silk, was betrayed by the same gods he worked for so loyally. He was banished to a vast and empty dimension lest he become corrupt by the world of men and think to kill the very same gods he once worked for.

But alas, the gods in their twisted wisdom created the monster they thought to prevent. Now Lord Silk dreams of only one end, to obliterate the gods he once served.

First, however, he must gain control of this dark place and amass an unholy army to march through world of men and then up onto the high places where the gods muse upon their heavenly thrones and face them in all out war that will be waged across all worlds until whomever fails is smote down into that endless void that men call death.


Scrap that, just realised that i'm on holiday when this game starts and I won't be back until august the 10th so it may be unconvenient for everyone else playing, therefore I respectfully withdraw, ahh well, maybe next time.

Since it's the first turn, we'll put the turn deadline two weeks after registration (or earlier if everyone ok's it). That should give you until the 16th, if that works for you.

This also gives everyone a week of gameplay in the game thread and then a week to submit turns.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To answer a common question:

Anything you can imagine can exist. Speak of it, and it exists, or at least it has the virtue of existence. But don't think you created it or own it. That takes work in the public and private turns. I suppose it's best to say that you can imagine all you want as long as you don't assume.
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