Regenesis - The Second Coming of the Gods Oct 28, 2019 20:57:27 GMT -5
Post by Manah on Oct 28, 2019 20:57:27 GMT -5
THE SECOND COMING OF THE GODS
THE SECOND COMING OF THE GODS
"A long, long time ago, back when supernatural forces still ruled behind the curtain, when the legends and myths of centuries ago were still very real and unquestionable, back when the whispers in the wind and the eyes in the darkness were not the results of a tired, unreasonable mind... we were here. Working together, opposing each other, guiding this world of mortals and beasts to a better tomorrow to the best of our capabilities.
But mankind was proud and ambitious, just like we ourselves tend to be. They aspired to rule themselves, to thrive on their own, to prosper without our guidance and our judgment. Their leaders seeked us out, and we discussed the possibility. We decided that our children deserved a chance, that they had proven themselves worthy of our trust sufficiently for us to give them said chance. And so, as we had agreed, we left.
For thousands of years, we were gone. For thousands of years, we watched, and observed from afar, as we dealt with our own interests and businesses in our own planes, while still keeping a distant yet watchful eye on humankind. Our children grew, evolved, created, warred, brought back peace, lied, told the truth. They loved, hated, learned, made mistakes, dreamt, hoped, despaired. For thousands of years, humanity evolved on its own. Year after year, our agreement was drawing to its end.
And now... now, we are back."
Welcome to Regenesis - The Second Coming of the Gods!
So, you are very literal gods. Not god-like beings, not 'physical gods' like Marvel Asgardians, but actual, honest-to-God (lol), transcendent, divine beings. As my little story up there explains, you used to be living among mortals in their world a long time ago, long enough for your existence to be little more than a story in mythology books, if even that.
You could be entirely 'new' (as in original, not actually new; you still existed thousands of years ago) gods, whether based on yourselves or completely made up, or you could be existing gods. Either way, you will be essentially Intermediate-rank deities (I'm using more or less the DnD terms for levels of powers, so there are Lesser Gods, Intermediate Gods and Greater Gods, possibly with Overdeities, though those are very rare and do not tend to hang out with most other deities for the most part). So essentially, some gods are stronger than you are (like the 'big guys', like Zeus, Odin, Ra and the like), some gods are weaker, and most other gods are more or less equals. In other words, you're far from being pushovers and your opinion counts a lot. You fear almost nothing, though you may have rivals of similar power, and showing respect for more powerful deities is a very good idea.
NOTE: If players are okay with it, I might allow one Greater Deity in the group. I'm still hoping for most PCs being Intermediate deities, however.
Also, you are not 'out of time' individuals. You may have last been in the mortal plane thousands of years ago, but you kept an eye on it. You know what cars, TVs, and Internet are. You probably know quite well how to fit in, and can dress the part no problem. You don't have to, of course, but most gods seem to agree that modern clothes are comfier than beast furs and crude leather, even from divine creation origins.
Most gods are not just 'general' gods, but are gods of 'something'. For example, Apollo is a god of the Sun, of Healing, of Music and of Beauty, among other things. Players are encouraged to pick some such concepts fitting their character (or make their charact fit with such concepts), maybe 3 to 5. This isn't mandatory, merely encouraged. One could be a 'general god', but deities of similar domains tend to support one another, which can be a plus.
For the moment, let's leave the rules and stone counts for later (just know you'll be powerful). Right now, I wanna hear concepts. ^_^
NOTE: As usual, be aware that this game might and quite possibly will include mature content, including strong language violence, sexual themes and so on. The absolute worst may be slightly censored, merely strongly hinted at or taken off-screen to keep the game within the realm of socially 'appropriate', but it will possibly nonetheless be there, so you've been warned.