AiS: Inanity May 25, 2011 23:55:21 GMT
Post by microfarad on May 25, 2011 23:55:21 GMT
Anarchy in Space
Remember AiS? We'll I'll go over the rules, with a new inane twist!
The game is a Hitchiker's guide to the Galaxy / Doctor Who stylized RPG. Basically, the point is to make up random sci-fi plots, keep it quirky, not "grand" as in Star Wars type sci-fi. Interact with other players. Represent an individual or small group.
"Where does the Anarchy come into play?" you may ask.
In the last AiS, I would draw every week, a random member, who has specifically expressed an interest in god modding the game. The god modder would play as a normal character and try to add some inanity to the game. But, the old system wasn't always so great. Out with the old, in with the new!
Now we have NO god modder. Everybody can god-mod, but do so sparingly. If something needs to be decided, we'll just figure it out. The new inane twist is this: Every character will have something exceptionally odd about them. For example, you may choose your character to be a giant, 30 feet tall. You will not tell anybody what your character's "inanity" is, but we will discover it sooner or later when your character can't, for example, fit through the door. Your character does know what their inanity is, but acts in a way that does not make it readily apparent. Once your inanity is discovered, the game gets even more hilarious.
This game, like Party!, is simply for the fun of it, so there shouldn't be any grand schemes. Since this game is just for laughs, it's okay to have whatever technology you want, whenever you want it, as long as there is an appropriate plot device to explain it. However, I find it might be best to make some drama, and pretend it is a challenge.
I recommend using a little flag ( |" ) to denote a request that you are serious about, while still staying in character. For example:
Hey, now my ship is broken, could you please help |" me fix it so I can get back to the base?
At some times, the old AiS could be frustrating if you actually wanted to achieve some goal, what with everybody crashing into you and all. We'll use this new flag to mitigate any frustration.
I shall begin:
Hi, I'm Blip.
I found this ship... It just kinda came out of the sky... Looks a bit like a tin can, even has "Coca-Cola" painted on its side. The owner, Ethan, eventually tracked it down. But by then, even he could admit that all of the repair I did to it made it mine by right. So now I'm taking the "CR4Io" by Kiocorp for a spin. It's gonna be a nice vacation...