A little forum game that was invented back on the Wiremod.com forums. I post an image which has been shopped, then someone shops that image, then someone shops that image etc...
Rules: You cannot remove a previous modification. You can modify someone else's addition, but you can't completely cover it up. If the image is getting too cluttered, find a new host image (high-rez enough that we have room to work) and shop the previous image into it. No JPEGs. PNGs FTW. No pr0n. Normally this would go without saying, but this is the CSTS forum... You may want to post a post reserving a post for your image if you're going to make one. Oftentimes two people will end up working on an image at the same time and it gets messy.
Anyway, let's start off with a forum-relevant image: THAT QUOTE'S A SPAH
Well, it's Christmas, the season of giving shit to other people and pretending to be nice to your family.
Steam is having an absolutely massive sale over the holidays. Bigger than usual. Since even I will have enough cashmonehs to send gifts because of this sale, it seems logical for everyone to post their Steam wishlists on here, so that the gifting burden may be distributed among us.
Arright, I've been looking through this place's forum game section. IT SUCKS! I'm going to have to show you miserable organic life forms REAL FORUM CULTURE. Also, the rather... sudden removal of my person from the forums I previously inhabited forced me to leave my threads behind...
Anyway. RTD, or Roll To Dodge, is a sort of play-by-post game. These are the steps:
1. I post all this crap.
2. You create a "character".
3. You, the victims- I mean PLAYERS post "actions". You tell me what you want your characters to do.
4. I roll a die to see how you did, then post the results in one big post, called a "turn".
5. Go to step 3.
So, let's begin.
Netland is a campaign I came up with a while ago. At some point in the future, not quite near but not terribly far either, the Earth has been rendered unfortunately uninhabitable. Fortunately for members of the species Homo Sapiens and their creations, a group of adventuring computer technicians and a rampant A.I. uploaded the remaining members of the human race into a massive virtual reality computer system, where humanity has lived for hundreds of generations.
A few hundred years after the simulation was started, the God-AIs in control of the simulated universe decided that the laws of reality should be bent ever-so-slightly. Just about all fictional universes and "memes" have been made "real" here. The lines between reality and fiction exist only on maps.
This computer system has recently come under attack by an unknown threat, a force of corruption beyond even the power of the God-AIs. Your party, formed by the God-AIs, has been commissioned to deal with this threat.
The simulated universe that all man-kind (machine-kind, and whatever else-kind) lives in was created many thousands of simulated years ago, and is run on massive self-maintaining mainframes which cover the entire Earth, and may extend far beyond. There are AIs in place to monitor and protect the simulated universe, acting as gods. They are sentient seed AI programs, and have been given the objective of maintaining absolute minimum interference while making sure that the denizens of the universe as a whole are safe. The god-AIs are as follows:
ADALF: The meta-god. Adalf is the “god of gods”, the other god-AIs come to him to settle disputes and territorial overlaps between them. He also handles most of the low-level/hardware functions of the simulated universe, keeping the mainframes that support the simulation and the other god-AIs in working condition.
NEX: Nex is the god-AI of natural death and time. His function is to allow the destruction of individual components of the simulated universe to ensure the well-being of the rest of the universe. He was originally designed to be very, very limited in power due to the natural human desire to stay alive, and over the time he has existed he has not seen any reason to increase his power by much. He tends to allow those in pain to die first, and those who do not contribute to the universe's well-being . He also oversees changes in geography, and regulates time-travel; preventing paradoxes (such as preventing one's own birth) and time-loops.
ANIMOS: Animos is the god-AI of life and thought. She monitors the population of the universe, and occasionally offers suggestions to Nex. She regulates the population of the universe, and attempts to encourage activity and knowledge. She sometimes offers a small amount of guidance to scientists. One of Nex's limitations put in place by his creators is that he must attain permission from Animos before ending the life of a sentient being.
RISUS: Risus is the god-AI of entertainment and laughter. He is concerned with constraining the problem of boredom, and collaborates with Animos to eliminate lethargy. He looks after those who create art and literature. It is said that he understands the meanings of life and the universe more deeply than most, and prevents “things man was not meant to know” from being discovered.
ORDO: Ordo is the god-AI of physics and order. He is tasked with enforcing physical laws, as well as allowing exceptions. He looks down upon chaos, and keeps Abeo's power in check.
ABEO: Abeo is the god-AI of chaos and randomness. While he is not actively malicious towards life, he was programmed to be less concerned with the well-being of the universe. The idea behind his creation was to “keep life interesting”, and to offer challenge so as to prevent humanity from becoming stagnant. He limits communication with the other god-AIs. He communicates and collaborates with Risus more often than the other god-AIs, being created for a similar purpose.
CERTUS: Certus's function is not well understood, not even by his creators. His purpose is best described as “definition”, “making things what they are”. He rarely interferes with the universe, and his activity level is low compared to the other AIs.
SERMO: Sermo is the god-AI of communication. He is not very active, and mainly allows communication between the god-AIs and sentient beings. He very rarely interferes directly with the universe, but he influences the decisions of the other god-AIs.
Post a character biography (or use a perfectly generic AFGNCAP) and reasonable starting inventory. Your character can be from any fictional continuity, but cannot be an established character. I.E. you can be a Tau or an Engineer, but you cannot be Ciphilas Cain or Dell Conhager (although things get a bit fuzzy where the TF2 characters are concerned, it's assumed that you're AN engineer but not THE engineer).
Be prepared to post around once per day.
OH, I SEE. WE'RE ALL TOO BUSY POSTING IN THE "RATE THE AVATAR OF THE POSTER ABOVE YOU" and the "RATE THE LOCATION OF THE POSTER ABOVE YOU" and the "RATE THE RATING OF THE POST ABOVE YOU" THREADS. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. [/insanity]