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Author Topic: (SG) SPAMOVERLORD: Chapter II: Ice and Fire: Dockbuilders aren't stupid  (Read 26591 times)

blueturtle1134

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I know its in progress, and it's miles long, but I really need more players. For starters you’ll want to read the David Eborrenial intro post where I describe a new system of precognitive powers, as well as the Q&A Session afterwards, the Accusations Leveled against David Eborrenial, and David's Response. You’re also going to like the example of Erin Quill manipulating the fourth wall and, on a sadder note, the Reign of Padelheb.

Basically the current issue is this: There’s a prophet guy, named David, who says that he usually watches from the shadows and manipulates people against each other, but he’s decided to drop that and help us. Then there’s this mafia, called Goonswarm Federation (EVE reference) that says no, he’s still manipulating us.

The overarching plot: This is a satire of fantasy fiction. The universe as a whole is trying to preserve a plot of a few rebels defeating an immense empire. We’re based in Antarctica and have colonized/taken over Argentina. Our main piece of technology is a wormhole connecting these two places. The rebels want to destabilize this wormhole. They think this’ll just create a black hole, but actually it’ll just explode with the force of a nuclear bomb. The main theme of all this is that blind adherence to an ideology is extremely dangerous for all involved.



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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Stuff about me:

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

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« Last Edit: June 15, 2018, 12:25:44 pm by blueturtle1134 »
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At least we killed the boy and hurt an old man.
SPAMOVERLORD - play as the Empire and break ALL the cliches!
Sindari - Play as a demigod and take down the demigod empire!
Give a Damn!

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Re: (SG) SPAMOVERLORD
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 08:03:12 am »

CCCD
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Re: (SG) SPAMOVERLORD
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2017, 08:15:35 am »

ACCA
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Glass

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Re: (SG) SPAMOVERLORD
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2017, 08:21:04 am »

BCDC
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Re: (SG) SPAMOVERLORD
« 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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GOD DAMN IT NRDL.
NRDL will roll a die and decide how sadistic and insane he's feeling well you do.

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

DDAB
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Re: (SG) SPAMOVERLORD
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2017, 12:25:54 pm »

DCCD
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Re: (SG) SPAMOVERLORD
« 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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Re: (SG) SPAMOVERLORD
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2017, 05:39:00 pm »

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A troll, most likely...But I hate not feeding the animals. Let the games begin.
Ya fuckin' wanker.   

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Re: (SG) SPAMOVERLORD
« 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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SPAMOVERLORD - play as the Empire and break ALL the cliches!
Sindari - Play as a demigod and take down the demigod empire!
Give a Damn!

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Re: (SG) SPAMOVERLORD
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2017, 07:23:15 am »

BCDC, and it's called the Redlands.
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Re: (SG) SPAMOVERLORD
« 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.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2017, 07:37:25 am by Paxiecrunchle »
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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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At least we killed the boy and hurt an old man.
SPAMOVERLORD - play as the Empire and break ALL the cliches!
Sindari - Play as a demigod and take down the demigod empire!
Give a Damn!
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