God is dead. We have his corpse.

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Spwack

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God is dead. We have his corpse.
« on: February 08, 2016, 05:58:36 AM »
When you bring someone to Gods Corpse, roll+barter spent-2. On a hit, the Corpse picks a piece of brainer gear or a brainer move. They now count as that gear, or have that move, and also add insanity to their threat.
On a 10+, the Corpse controls their actions.
On a 7-9, no one has any clue.
On a miss, they die, messily, then come back, and the maelstrom takes interest.


Thoughts? Just something I came up with today, remembering a question I had a while back about buying brainer gear.

Re: God is dead. We have his corpse.
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016, 11:41:28 AM »
This is interesting! Evocative.

I have no idea why you're spending Barter, though. What does that mean?

Re: God is dead. We have his corpse.
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 01:06:12 PM »
This reminds me of Towing Jehovah. It's been a few years, but I remember liking the book.

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Spwack

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Re: God is dead. We have his corpse.
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 07:35:24 PM »
This is interesting! Evocative.

I have no idea why you're spending Barter, though. What does that mean?

If you can't find a way to spend the barter, you roll at -2. Maybe some kind of psychic antenna, incense, ritually sacrificed animals/vehicles. Who knows what the Corpse wants?

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 09:22:46 PM »
Cool. It's for ritual purposes, got it.

I like the idea of introducing brainer gear and tech this way; it's got some real potential!

What do you have in mind with that last clause - "die messily and come back"? That confuses me a bit.

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Re: God is dead. We have his corpse.
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2016, 01:47:09 AM »
Basically, it's a three way fight between Gods Corpse, the maelstrom and whoever wants to create the brainer gear. On a miss, the maelstrom leaks in, blows the brains out of the sacrifice, then takes control. Well, thats how I'd do it anyway.

Re: God is dead. We have his corpse.
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2016, 11:00:05 PM »
I see! Maybe you should make that more explicit:

On a miss, you draw the attention of the maelstrom and it takes control.

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Re: God is dead. We have his corpse.
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2016, 10:06:54 AM »
I was originally going to make it more vague, so the MC has more to work with, but perhaps a little more detail would be better.