Interest Check: Ancient Greek RP



  • @shincashay said in Interest Check: Ancient Greek RP:

    @cobaltasaurus

    invites players to portray mythical heroes returned from the Underworld — such as Odysseus, Achilles, Heracles, Atalanta, Andromeda or Penthesilea — or characters created from scratch, living in a Greece both ancient and post-apocalyptic.
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    Pretty much anything from human to mythological creatures; saytyrs, nymphs, other some type of fae creature.

    And centaurs. Don't forget the centaurs!


  • Pitcrew

    Are reverse centaurs okay?

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  • @wildbaboons said in Interest Check: Ancient Greek RP:

    Are reverse centaurs okay?

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    Eww no!


  • Pitcrew

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  • Pitcrew

    @ominous

    ***Is this what you really want?***

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  • Pitcrew

    ...suffice to say, it sounds like there's interest!


  • Pitcrew

    Any chances of this actually happening?


  • Pitcrew

    It could be! I'm looking some things over, trying to decide how doable some things are, or if I should go other routes with stuff. It is definitely something I'm chewing on though.


  • Pitcrew

    I'm all for being a demi-god hero!



  • For added fun, sprinkle in Everworld. All pantheons are real, and they created an epcot-like bubble universe where they all live together with their faithful flocks. Also: war with eachother.

    Extra fun can happen if you sprinkle in a LOT of Everworld, with space alien gods, and modern folk getting pulled into the drama.



  • Scion?


  • Pitcrew

    @bobotron said in Interest Check: Ancient Greek RP:

    Scion?

    This.

    I wasd talking with @Thenomain the other day about this. A Scion game where the gods are dead, their essence spread out, and you play a Scion who is slowly building themselves as a god--carving out their niche by concentrating their Legend in certain traits (instead of them being innate). You would basically get the same amount of "favored stats" as everyone, instead of it being unfairly balanced towards certain more powerful gods.

    Post-Apocalyptic Free-For-All on Godhood, first there gets to be Top Dog (err, God).

    Or not, but it would be fun.



  • @coin said in Interest Check: Ancient Greek RP:

    Post-Apocalyptic Free-For-All on Godhood, first there gets to be Top Dog (err, God).

    I'd highly recommend a look at Halfworlds from HBO Asia. Basically scions with gods removed/out of play, they compete to gain rare gifts that come down from the removed gods sporadically.


  • Pitcrew

    @lotherio said in Interest Check: Ancient Greek RP:

    @coin said in Interest Check: Ancient Greek RP:

    Post-Apocalyptic Free-For-All on Godhood, first there gets to be Top Dog (err, God).

    I'd highly recommend a look at Halfworlds from HBO Asia. Basically scions with gods removed/out of play, they compete to gain rare gifts that come down from the removed gods sporadically.

    If I can find it, I will.


  • Pitcrew

    @lotherio I never heard of this. It looks very interesting. I'm not familiar with the Indonesian gods.

    Thanks! I'll be checking this out.


  • Pitcrew

    There's a few other 'quick and dirty' ways to handle this:

    1. FATE is a really, reaaaaaaaaaaaaly quick and easy system to use. The Inheritence Gambit (pretty good game, but I've been too busy with RL to play there recently) uses it. It basically has a few basic stats, and then 'traits' you build out; and its honestly very adaptable. I think the staff might have a RIFTS game based on it, too.

    2. A game like this could easily work with a basic, old-fashioned free-form setup; a writeup on one's skills and strengths, with some sort of limit and app-based guidelines. If everyone is a magical creature or DemiGod, then it makes sense that while many would be 'better' in many things, or really awesome (Hercules/Achilles like in one thing) - not everyone will be a Hercules of all stats, so to speak. At this point in time, everyone mushing has been doing it for 10-30 years, and either you can play fair with people or you can't.

    3. While I wouldn't RECOMMEND it, you could probably easily adapt a number of systems that are already coded and gerrymander them into kindasorta working. I mean, there are a ton of ways you could do this.

    The problem with using something like Scion is you'd have to code it, then people would have to USE it, tabletop to mush doesn't work well except for the very new systems which had this sort of thing in mind. I mean, there's a reason there are hardly any d&d mushes, and why tabletop games as mu* barely have any combat compared to Actual Tabletop or even compared to freeform games. I can't count the number of coders who announce projects, spend like a year on them then abandon them - its not worth the work for the payoff.


  • Coder

    I will bounce off what @coin said to pitch Part-Time Gods, not post-apoc/post-god(s), but I like how it manages to have basically a superhero "all-spark" mythos but not be drowned out by an all-encompassing metaplot or setting focus. I personally find it awfully human, which is to say I think it would make a good Mu*. I would play it as an optimistic future, knowing that the gods in our past were complete dicks.


 

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