This is an RTD. You know the rules, and so do I.
The setting is in the far future, where the line between man and machine have blurred and been erased. The world as we know it no longer exists, replaced by a massive simulated universe in which all of humankind now resides, and mighty artificial intelligences rule as gods. This universe, modeled after the Internet of old (which most people were pretty much living in by that time anyway) is under attack by an unknown force of corruption. You are members of a party to destroy this force.
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.
When you start, you get the following:
1 No-adjective level in one skill/profession of your choosing.
Basic equipment, whatever makes sense given your backstory.
1 "Fate Point".
You can choose to use your "Fate Point" at any time, guaranteeing a 5 on one roll-able action. And no "I attempt to get two Fate Points", they are a game abstraction and your characters are not aware of them.
As for races and such: You can have a "race", and abilities that come with it (but it can't be too extreme). You can't be an "established individual" , but you can be a member of a race/class (I.E., you could say "I'm a TF2 Engineer" or "I'm a DF Dwarf", but you can't say "I'm Morul", or "I'm Chuck Norris"). It should have some basis in "internet lore".
Said "internet lore" is real in this universe, as well as a bunch of other fictional continuities. You could, if you wanted, ask Weegee to give you Weegee-stare powers (better have a charisma boost if you're going to try though).
There will probably be items you can collect and use/equip to modify rolls (buy "Strength-Booster Tonic" from a shopkeeper somewhere and get +1 to rolls involving raw physical strength for a certain number of turns)
I think that's all I need to say, so sign up!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2ZGtBA9r8Q&feature=related
Knight85: Nuked to death by ExKirby.