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Author Topic: (SG) SPAMOVERLORD: Chapter II: Ice and Fire  (Read 14354 times)

blueturtle1134

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(SG) SPAMOVERLORD: Chapter II: Ice and Fire
« on: August 19, 2017, 07:53:58 am »

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Dramatis Personae



So most RPGs, and even most action fiction in general, feature a huge asymmetry between the protagonist and antagonist, right? The protagonists are a tiny, divided band of ill-equipped commoners. The antagonists are this huge organization with vast forces and technology and resources far above those that Our Heroes can bring to bear - but they lose because the protagonists are resilient, clever, driven, and special - and frankly, they're the good guys and this is a story.

Well, suppose we turned that around? Suppose we play as the big, evil empire, and try to save our own hides, having the full knowledge that our enemies hide in the shadows, steal all our plans, run circles around our troops - and that all our bullets tend to miss them?
Welcome to (SG) SPAMOVERLORD.

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To begin, let's have some background on this.

The time period is:
A: Far past; think Greek or Roman stuff
B: Victorian era/Steampunk; horses, cars, and huge dresses are found in around equal numbers
C: Present day; the Internet and nuclear weapons control everything
D: Far future; most speculative tech has become reality, we have interplanetary and some interstellar colonies.

The character, the person you control, is the individual most responsible for the defence of an empire of questionable morality that holds the majority of the known human population subject.

Your position is:
A: Commander in Chief; a brilliant tactician and military general.
B: Chief intelligence officer; tasked with keeping us in the loop and keeping them out
C: Scientist; creating weapons and technologies to give us an edge over those that wish to destroy us
D: The Emperor; if you want something done right, do it yourself, eh?

The primary weapon of the Empire is:
A: An unstoppable army that crushes anything in it's path
B: A system of deception and control that prevents anyone from knowing they're enslaved a la Orwell
C: A huge technological advantage over anyone that challenges them
D: A solid and flexible bureaucracy that responds to any threat with stunning speed.

The most annoying part of your culture is:
A: Mandatory and brutal military training
B: A rite of passage that involves betraying and being betrayed by your loved ones
C: A strict meritocracy where anyone that does not success is punished harshly
D: Arranged marriage and regular corrupt politicking

Also, come up with names for empire, character, and/or Emperor!

Explanations:
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Please place any questions or comments below. Post to play!

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« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 09:07:23 pm by blueturtle1134 »
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Re: (SG) SPAMOVERLORD
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 08:03:12 am »

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2017, 08:15:35 am »

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2017, 08:21:04 am »

BCDC
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2017, 08:38:47 am »

BDCD
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 09:08:30 am »

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2017, 09:10:50 am »

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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2017, 12:25:54 pm »

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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2017, 02:29:49 pm »

BAA
And let's do all the annoying things about our culture options  :D
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2017, 05:39:00 pm »

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2017, 05:30:50 am »

We stand at ABBBBBCDD|ACCCCCDDD|AACCCCCDD|AABBCCCDDDDD, or BCCD, counting chubby2 as voting everything on last one. This means a scientist in a Victorian technological empire bogged down by corrupt politics.
I'll lock in votes once someone gives names. Until then, keep voting!
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2017, 07:23:15 am »

BCDC, and it's called the Redlands.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2017, 07:33:37 am »

I vote BBCC

As for a name How About: The Democratic People's Republic Of the Southern Hemisphere?

Edit: See: people's republic of tyranny.
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2017, 07:42:36 am »

We stand at ABBBBBBCDD|ABCCCCCDDD|AACCCCCCDD|AABBCCCCDDDDD, or BCC(C/D). Glass, I've counted your vote already. Someone break the tie.

I will be out of contact for the next two days, so expect a delay before it starts.
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