You have lived your life in the village for as long as you can remember. You till the fields, raise the crops, and every harvest, a portion of your farm's yield goes to the great machine in the center of the land. In turn, you receive other food stuffs, fish, fowl, bamboo shoots, rice. and other crops. This happens every season.
Your world is 50 miles wide and ends at a great crystal dome that arcs over, framing the sky. At night, the stars come out, stars the eldest in your village do not remember seeing.
However, today is different. The sons of the village's headmen are now proud fathers of several strong baby boys. But now the village's population is too large to feed, since the eldest villages are still quite hale and healthy. The headmen declares that a lot will be held. Those chosen will have to leave the village and enter the machine.
You are one of those that were chosen, and on the day of reckoning, you will be exiled from your village into the machine...
This adventure is based on the incredibly crappy TV series, The Starlost.
Your character is from an Agricultural dome, from an agrarian culture with the appropriate skills.
GM: John Reiher
System: Risus w/Boons & Banes
Characters: Made cooperatively on game day.
kedamono wrote:Repost from Facebook:
Since you're both Kiwi's, you missed the obvious generation ship with a "helpful" AI: The Starlost. So bad, it's bad.
And to increase your misery:
zircher wrote:Just to run with your genre shift game idea...
You're an agent that works for one of the great Dimension Powers (Gods by any other name) and you are gifted and/or cursed with travelling from dimension to dimension to set things right. Or, at least make them right as your D-Entity (Deity?) sees fit. Of course, there are other agents out there working for other DPs and they don't have the same ideas of universal harmony and control that you do.
As mentioned in the show, the paradigm/genre can shift easily. The game literally made for this is Instant Game created by Nerd Pride Radio (the group formerly known as Animalball.)
IG has a wonderful set of tables for 'instantly' creating a setting and we can leverage that for creating the various places in space time that our agents can travel to (via whim of the DP, of course.) It should be no surprise that D-Men are actually known in some realms for their broken morals and meddling, they're just called Demons there. Feel free to shameless borrow from the TV show Sliders or Tritac's Weird Zone RPG.
Burning wrote:I loved the exchange:
"This is the worst idea we've ever had."
"We have to workshop it!"
Pruthian Caveman wrote:Oh hell no - the most recent post is not going to be Russian Viagra Spam.
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