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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:09 pm    Post subject: 2011 - The Year of the "Real Life" Reply with quote

So, I've been noticing it in myself a lot recently, and in a lot of the other elder GT Mods: we're damned busy this year. And it shows on the really slow update frequency of the games. And I know that I feel a little bad for my own slowness, though as a player I'm happy that Xar and [Syl] got such awesome stuffs going on and can't come update us. But its not just the Mods; a bunch of the players have vanished here and there, too.

So, to pass the time, I thought I'd just throw a conversation thread out there.

What's everybody been doing, this year? Been too busy away from the Watch to come out and play? Share a story. Just say HI.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took a trip yesterday to see a Dia de los Muertos exhibit at a local museum of anthropology, and while checking out that and some other things, it kind of got the creative juices flowing again. I don't think we'll be going back to Acropolis 1.0, but once I know what I'll be doing in the foreseeable future, I think I'll start up a full-fledged Acropolis 2.0.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*sigh*
Just when the city was officially named and all... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can we continue using our previous deities? I'd much rather explore Nyx further, than start all over again.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt it. The universes will not be contiguous, and part of the registration process will not only be presenting your origination story but interweaving it into the overall creation myth. For once, I would like all players to truly be part of the same pantheon, and that includes the same lineage.

That doesn't mean your character can't be named Nyx or have a very similar personality, but they won't be the same character (not exactly, anyway). Just as deciding to name your character Loki and make him a trickster would make him the actual Loki... if that makes sense.

Besides, I think I'm going to be seriously tweaking the domain system. If I decide to let characters choose a domain, it won't work the way it always has in the past.

The idea is to make players gods -- not just uber-beings with very strong, very themed spells. There will be a more immediate connection to both the world and to the other gods (for better or worse, on both counts). No more easy alliances and rivalries, no more limited (or equally obvious) solutions to a given problem.

It will be complex (more as a GM than a player, but there will be a learning curve for everyone) but worth it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I was more thinking of an entirely new Goddess named Nyx, who uses the same login, and rules night / darkness / that stuff.

I know Fist likewise wants to play an entirely new God named Surya, who uses the same login, and rules day / light / sun.

In fact, he and I were texting about it a bit...

I was thinking that in terms of worldbuilding, it'd be kind of interesting if it wasn't just an Earth-clone world. Put a ring around the planet... have us living on the moon of a gas giant, which is visible in the sky... let there be several moons, each on different cycles, or several suns with weird overlapping days... have some kind of Darksun that's always opposite the sun, and it casts darkness (as a thing, not just the absence of light) onto the world. Break physics in some way that would make equally as interesting, but new-to-us deific paradigms for people to invent. Nothing that grants advantage to the player of that God, but creates a really interesting quirk.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It will be complex (more as a GM than a player, but there will be a learning curve for everyone) but worth it.


Oh yes, because your other games were so simple to get the hang of, right? Wink LOL

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It will be complex (more as a GM than a player, but there will be a learning curve for everyone) but worth it.


Oh yes, because your other games were so simple to get the hang of, right? Wink LOL

^what he said^
...but having Syl as a GM is worth the pain of learning.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh yes, because your other games were so simple to get the hang of, right? Wink LOL

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Hey, no one ever said being a god is easy. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gods and succubi
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Even when typecast

Let us not niggle
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