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IRC Genius: the Transgression interest (need GM)

Discussion in 'Play-by-Post' started by Winged One, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. Winged One

    Winged One Not the Simurgh

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    The rulebook.

    I've decided to run the Genius game I want to play myself instead of asking others to GM it, because that will actually result in a game, and maybe even one just how I like it. I've chosen IRC as the medium because Play-by-post is very slow. I thought this thread would be a good place for people to record their interest, though, and apparently this will not result in my being devoured by silicate wasps brought into being through modly power! Good things all around.

    I like this game because of the flexibility of the Wonder system allowing people to build pretty much whatever they feel like once they have the right Axioms (that is, the dots on the sheet which tell me what kinds of things your character knows how to create), the theme of terrifying freedom, and the sense of bizarre absurdity.

    I'm deferring my decision on what sort of Genius game I want to run until I know who wants to play with me and what sort of game they want to play.

    I intend to make a GMPC, and I strive to be fair about this. Please tell me if I'm being unfair in this or any other matter - I'd much rather know what mistakes I'm making than have you stew in quiet resentment.

    I intend to use the alternate Prostasia (that's the dots on the sheet which means you can create protective stuff) rules, as they give the Axiom the same degree of tieredness as the other Axioms, allow for the otherwise missing structure Wonders, and give Prostasia some total bullshit to play with at rank 5 like the other Axioms have.

    Before investing in Skafoi (the ability to create transportation stuff), please be aware that time travel makes my head explode. This is only a concern at Skafoi 5, though, and that still has temporal distortion and moar dice to play with.

    I'll probably be more generous about xp than the base system.

    I don't intend to actually stop you from doing anything, including lewd things. If that means I have to ask a mod to move this thread, so be it.

    It is my opinion that metagaming is a tool that can be used both to further the cause of an entertaining game and to damage it. I vastly prefer the former.

    The esteemed kinglugia has recommended that we steal from this thread for a defunct game on Sufficient Velocity. Their character creation guide doesn't take into account any house rules I make (modified Prostasia, other books I have besides the core two, and the Science skill should be either "SCIENCE!!" or "Science, dammit!!!!", with the latter being for unmada, just off the top of my head), but it seems pretty good otherwise.

    In the name of God, the following rule may never be changed.

    Let's have fun and play together!
     
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  2. kinglugia

    kinglugia A Randy Avian

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    Interested in making a charsheet in this, though I'll probably need to check what goes where.
     
  3. Gideon020

    Gideon020 Writing a novel.

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    I'm interested, but things are hectic for me. Pity though, I wanted to make a dieselpunk Katastrofi/Prostasia/Skafoi build.
     
  4. Kiriel

    Kiriel Not too sore, are you?

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    While I'm interested in this, how does IRC work?
     
  5. Winged One

    Winged One Not the Simurgh

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    IRC is chat software that lets a bunch of people talk to each other all at once. The easiest way I've found to access it is this link, which I copied from the top of QQ. Your QQ account is separate from an IRC identification, so don't bother entering your password the first time. If your preferred nickname is taken, pick something else and make sure I know it's you. The top of the QQ IRC room has instructions for how to register your account so you and you alone can use it.
     
  6. Winged One

    Winged One Not the Simurgh

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    Added a link to a defunct thread on SV with a useful character creation guide. Don't worry, you're not Geniuses in real life, you won't go extra-crazy from stealing. ;)
     
  7. kinglugia

    kinglugia A Randy Avian

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    Character Name:
    Player Name: kinglugia
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    Template: Genius
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    Social Skills
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    - Persuasion: ●
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    Size: 5
    Defense: 2
    Initiative: 4
    Speed: 10
    Willpower: 4
    Health: 7
    Obligation: 7

    Inspiration: 1
    Mania: 10
     
  8. Kiriel

    Kiriel Not too sore, are you?

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    Hmm... Well, I am tentatively willing, though I will require a schedule. And a refresher for the rules since it's been a year or so since I last opened the books.
     
  9. Bailey Matutine

    Bailey Matutine (Verified Pooka)

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    Can I have a specialty in breaking the fourth wall?

    I wanna build a huge proscenium that I use to spy on events elsewhere by tapping through the idea of reality to see that which might merely be entertainment to those in another dimension.


    No wait, I already have an idea. I wanted to be a food Genius who uses random crap from home depot to replace expensive kitchen appliances.
     
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  10. Winged One

    Winged One Not the Simurgh

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    Sure. I'll give you an unmada field and otherwise make it look like you're delusional while you retain that capacity, though. :p Or maybe such a character really will be unmada.

    "Anywhere" is a valid range for Apocalypsi wonders, though it requires at least a rank of 4 to avoid being limited by the speed of light.

    Random crap from hardware stores replacing expensive tools is a valid way to use Dumpster Diver, and food is a valid aesthetic. Your commitment to your aesthetic is a matter of roleplaying.
     
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  11. Plotvitalnpc

    Plotvitalnpc Personification Personified

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    Not voicing interest in this RP, but do you perhaps intend to download a copy of Spore from a universe where they stuck with sciency stuff instead of cutesy stuff, and where the possibility of an aquatic creature wasn't snuffed out?
     
  12. Boredpirate

    Boredpirate Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    I'm interested, and I was in the same boat as you until now! Looking for a game of Genius, but unable to find one. Good idea making a DMPC.

    Would this game have room for a Genius who spent most of his life in a bardo where the power of SCIENCE! was matched only by AMERICA!, and aims to somehow improve the country* with his insane technology?

    *By which I mean punching Lemurians who tell him to stop yelling at them about patriotism, because HE HAS A RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH!
     
  13. Winged One

    Winged One Not the Simurgh

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    Thinking of skipping the DMPC now, actually.

    I think I saw a writeup of that bardo on a fansite. Anyway, sure, why not.

    The main problem is that this game apparently requires a schedule, and I'm going to have trouble with that for a while.
     
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  14. Winged One

    Winged One Not the Simurgh

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    GMship is free to a good home. Or at least a better one than I've been.
     
  15. kinglugia

    kinglugia A Randy Avian

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    Probably won't be able to participate due to various RL reasons.
     
  16. Nolrai2

    Nolrai2 Can't count

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    Interest. But I can't run play by post.
     
  17. abyssmal_kismet

    abyssmal_kismet Experienced.

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    Yeah, I haven't read the rules yet, but I'd like to express interest.

    EDIT: Not in GM-ing. In joining the game. I've never even played any WoD games, at all.