NOVEMBER 2nd/3rd - Spider wants YOU!!!

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NOVEMBER 2nd/3rd - Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Huw » Sun May 05, 2013 6:02 pm

So I saw this:

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And it reminded me of something I thought would be cool: An event or theme weekend to introduce/define the new spider god. Get eveyone into the idea. As heroic individuals can change the world and belief defines reality, when a God is being made the right heroes at the right time can make some key changes.

So rather than the ref team descending from on high to grant us a new god to play with, a team of players meet and help to define the Spider God. Who he is and what he's about is revealed. People get invested because the God becomes more like their vision. Player actions lead the game.



Opinions. Good idea? Bad idea? Would you play? Have the Ref team already written the God? Who's scared of spiders? When's a free slot?
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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Luke » Sun May 05, 2013 6:46 pm

I never thought belief defined reality. More followers means a stronger god but eremine exists. The Moon gods exist. If all their followers die they could be usurped but they still exist.

In reply to your post, Warryn is Arachnophobic. If this happens and I can make it, I'm gunna have a few things to say :)
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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Peter Levy » Sun May 05, 2013 7:15 pm

Huw wrote:the ref team descending from on high

yeah... that...

The Spider Spirit was player generated. Player action, coupled with the setting (Realm of Faith) meant there was the possibility of it becoming a god. The players were offered help by this Spirit. They accepted, essentially choosing to create this god, which by the end of the weekend was called 'Spiter'. (We can do better on name, I'm sure.)


also, i think Farrek told the Guardians of the Realm of Faith not to treat Spiter as a god, nor his followers as a religion...


and Luke is basically right. I certainly think that Eremine and the moons should always be there. Other gods can die if nobody believes in them, why not have others born if people do?

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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Ben » Sun May 05, 2013 7:17 pm

Drop the R

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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Stevie » Sun May 05, 2013 7:37 pm

Luke wrote:Warryn Luke is Arachnophobic.


FTFY

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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Huw » Sun May 05, 2013 8:25 pm

So maybe a misunderstanding. I like the idea of a spider god. I'm interested in who he is, what he stands for, what it means to follow him. I might make a follower character - depending on what he ends up standing for.

He was created by players and this was good. But we could take it further. I think it would be a shame for rules and/or an ethos to just be published, like some of the other gods or the psychomancy rules. This kind of event is a chance for people interested in the idea to contribute, to get to know the God. Like a launch.
If people aren't interested, they don't play. if they are, then they get introduced to Spiter (or whatever he's called).

I also had ideas on how to run it. Which I'm excited by.
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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Ben » Sun May 05, 2013 10:51 pm

I like the idea Huw.

The God is like a blank canvas: power but no portfolio.

Would be quite cool to have some groups showing up trying to "lay claim" to this new God, such as:
- Spider Beastkin (like Colin's from Saga a few years ago) claiming this is the embodiment of the Web of Fate.
- The Shadow Elves seeking a racial God
- Followers of X existing/fallen god claiming this is the embodiment of their deity
etc

Players get to hear their claims as well as listening to each other's ideas to shape this God.
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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Dellam » Mon May 06, 2013 9:36 am

I like this and could see alot of different factions stepping in to try and define a godas much for its sake as for qhat they might gain from doing so. The potential for a new god stepping on the toes or stealing things out from other gods is interesting as well.
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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Will » Mon May 06, 2013 7:16 pm

Spyter actually ;)

And yes, that sounds like a really cool idea :)
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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Luke » Tue May 07, 2013 4:37 pm

When this becomes Lolth then I'm out :P
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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Ben » Tue May 07, 2013 7:53 pm

Luke, I'm disappointed at your low opinion of us.

In other news, look out for the forthcoming Demonic Princess of the Crane Flies and Goddess of the Shadow Elves Roflth arising
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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Luke » Wed May 08, 2013 4:18 pm

If the spider god changes his name to Ralph then I'm back in.
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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Huw » Thu May 09, 2013 4:00 pm

Hmm. Not sure I can make any HoP events until after Saga, which I also can't make.
:(.

So could we run this in the October weekend?
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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Ben » Thu May 09, 2013 4:53 pm

Aww that's a shame :(

Sonny's down for writing October, no one down for November though.
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Re: Spider wants YOU!!!

Postby Huw » Thu May 09, 2013 9:47 pm

Cool. Pencil it in for November, it'll be fun.

I need a co-writer to bounce ideas off/help write/make sure what I write doesn't contradict anything else that's planned/tell me when my ideas are crack-addled nonsense and that drugs are bad.

Any takers?
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