Take the Magic: The Gathering 'What Color Are You?' Quiz.
Well, that settles it then. New name for this iteration will be 'Candyland'In case it wasn't abundantly clear... I'm kidding. Although now I want to do a spoof LoC for a week or two just to have some fun.
I would be much more eager to start as an early god if I had a fire god to contrast me.I didn't feel like Ice/Cold was fundamental enough for one of the first gods, but a god of fire would mean we are the opposite ends of Temparature, which is quite a fundamental aspect of nature.Edit: On Second Thought (No disrespect here, nor am I slating anyone's concepts) a lot of the other current gods don't control Domains "fundamental" to existance. I wouldn't consider Flowers/Promises, Travel/Survival and Orcs/Courage/Tactics central to existance, but thats just me. I was assuming that All starting gods would be something seen as a omnipotent forces such as death, life, justice ETC . But It's not my place to say when gods of certain domains arrive. If the first god to rise in this universe is the god of Candyfloss, so be it.
Well, I had been thinking about this as well. I was actually under the impression that we would be ascending in an already established world with other players who were already gods. But now I see we will be starting our own world.I don't really have an interest in playing an elemental god or a god of something as broad and encompassing as "life" (as an example). I'm liking the idea of playing an orc god.That said, I can see how he might spring up though. And regarding the god of cold or ice being around at the beginning, I can see that as well.If we imagine the concept of "cold" as "without energy" or "with little energy", then we can imagine as cold being the first thing around before anything else exists (though with nothing around to feel it). The god of cold can have existed dormant perhaps, before anything else, when nothing was stirring in the universe, and then comes to life when things occur that can feel it and diminish it (sentience and energy/motion).That's just an idea as to why a cold god might be one of the first gods.Now, regarding Kuranath... I imagine that he springs up from the first conflict or the first instance where fear was felt. Before the first conflict, courage and tactics do not exist. But in the moment that fear is felt for the first time, or a battle breaks out, courage and tactics manifest. Kuranath is born out of that event, with the courage and mind for battle. Quite possibly, a sibling is born at the same time as well out of the fear that was felt and had to be overcome (but I leave that to someone else if they feel so inclined).I would have typed more for Kuranath when I posted but I wasn't sure how much of the gods is determined before the game and how much evolves organically in game.
Maybe defining a god's role in the world by domain isn't the way to go? I can't name any mythological gods of time, cold, or life, personally. I guess you could say that someone like Hephaestus was a god of fire, but that doesn't seem like an important facet of him, and he wasn't one of the first gods, either.Maybe domains are just a way of saying what people worship (or will worship) the character for? Perhaps it's more important to people that Priuinus challenges them and helps them grow stronger, than that she's a goddess of the cold. Or that Zebus (with all his metroids and space pirates) leads the souls to the afterlife, than that without him death wouldn't exist. Or that Kuranath promotes courage in battle, than that... um... Okay, he seems rather worshipper focused already.It might mess with the rules too much, but I think that the first gods should focus more on what they will do, than what they look like or "are."As for Leaf and Sa, that's great, Raven. I think we have a nice pairing, then: Order and Chaos. The plant thing wouldn't be so central, and so its less important that they be different. Topheh, James, maybe your gods also have a similar alignment difference? Priuinus seems rather good-aligned, while from what little Topheh said about Agni, he seems more likely to be evil (and Sa and Leaf might team up with both, depending on their own needs). The alignment difference would be sort of what's important, with the elemental overlap being flavor but, well, as important as the similar flavor between Sa and Leaf? Just an idea.
Not 'evil' per say, but certainly ranking high on the 'callousness' scale. I think that there will be a good distinction between James' and mine's gods.And I agree with you that the domains are more 'what do people worship you for' rather than funamentally 'what you are.' That said, the domains do serve as a touchstone for other players who want to interact with you. 'God X cares about these things because they are the domains that that God chose to be worshipped for.'
And I agree with you that the domains are more 'what do people worship you for' rather than funamentally 'what you are.' That said, the domains do serve as a touchstone for other players who want to interact with you. 'God X cares about these things because they are the domains that that God chose to be worshipped for.'
... I will say I can easily think of off the top of my head several gods in our mythologies that had specific ideals attached to them, or what we call domains. Gods like Thor god of thunder and war in norse mythos, Hades, ruler of death and the underworld, Ra the sun god.
... I will say I can easily think of off the top of my head several gods in our mythologies that had specific ideals attached to them, or what we call domains. Gods like Thor god of thunder and war in norse mythos, Hades, ruler of death and the underworld, Ra the sun god.What's this? Talk of mythology? Don't mind if I do!Generally, it seems like players often use domains to define what/who their god is.... or maybe that is just me. Gadabout (my god from Galara) was travel, in domain and substance. Xa'an (Aetheric Realms) was light (and completely insane). Despair (playtest) was... well, despair, to every fiber. Harkon Armal (World Warp) was water, also in body and domain. Ebel (GoE) was... elemental? She had an unclear domain, since she was a gimick to start the game, but by jove, she was whatever it was!In contrast, Thor wasn't the manifestation of War (the Norse had several war gods, including Odin, Tyr, Frey, Freya, and Frigg) or lightning or thunder. He was just the guy would went out to smack the frost giants around when they got uppity: thunder and lightning were side effects, not who he was. Hades was the ruler of the underworld because, when he and his brothers defeated their parents, that is the spoils of war he got. He wasn't death because of his domain, but because of his job.But, yeah, Ra was the sun.Anywho.
Make a God already, Thought. :P
So, I have no idea where Shadow has gotten himself off to. I assume people want to start sooner rather than later... so lets say... Monday. We'll start the game sometime on monday!
....... which leads up to:Make a God already, Thought. :PYes. and what is taking you so long to post one thought!!!
PinkPonyPrincess... May I call you Pinkie? Or perhaps Mrs. Pie? Anywho, looks like a fun god. Though what happens if a god has darkvision: what does Umbra look like, then? ;)I'll wait for more information on Umbra and see how he interacts with others before formulating dastardly and overly complex plots against him, which I will then divulge to a group of heroes in a long monologue prior to the completion of those plots.
Don't worry Pinkadora, I was just being silly. As for an antagonist for you, I've been putting some further thought into it, but right now the only thing I am coming up with would be conceptual antitheses (like Luminatio), but such a character wouldn't have to be an antagonist necessarily. Looking at your character's motivation, I suppose a "god" of prisons might be an antagonist: an eternal jailor attempting to return Umbra to the boring darkness from which it escaped. Thoughts?
Joran, not really sure what Zebus's motivation is, but I could definitely see a variety of characters or creatures that lure the souls of the dead, either to eat them or to turn them into more mosters, etc. What sort of mortals were you thinking about creating, and with what flavor?
With a name like Zebus, I'm guessing flying killer jellyfish, giant brains, and lobsterlike humanoids who are obsessed with tubes.