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Spirit of the Akanti

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Spirit of the Akanti is a gods & worldbuilding game with a focus on a specific People, the Akanti, and building their civilization over time. Players will play the Akanti’s gods. (The Akanti will have no NPC gods, only the gods the players create.)

Gods in this game alternate between two states: Dancing and Dreaming. Dancing gods are active and powerful for a few hours or days, then revert to their Dreaming state, where they are all but inactive and answer prayers only autonomically. The purpose of the Dream is to allow for meaningful timeskips and allow the Akanti civilization to grow, without needing every player to say what their character is up to for such-and-so years off-screen.

Scenes will alternate between Dancing and Dreaming. All scenes will have a two week real world time limit in order to keep the game moving. If you don’t play in those two weeks, it just means your character didn’t wake up for that particular Dance, or didn’t influence the Akanti during that Dream, and the game moves on without you.

The game as a whole is designed to be able to keep the pace going despite players stalling out and coming or going. All gods are manifestations of the Spirit of the Akanti, which means that new gods can arise from this Spirit with no preamble or explanation, and can fade into obscurity similarly. Hopefully this bypasses the need to explain what happened to Jim Bob’s character when Jim Bob was eaten by his job for three months, or the need to explain how Mary Sue’s new character appeared out of nowhere.

Current game guide:

Hosted and narrated by: Kana

Started 10/24/17. Scenes played: 4

Target number of characters: 7
Current number of characters: 6
Submissions pending: 2

Players so far: Nocturnalchemy, Verus, VivalaHell, Koldun, ShockLance, Asilin

License: Community License

Animals Gone Haywire

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You are traveling over the sea. You are on an airplane to a different continent, and different country, and a different state. You all have your hopes and dreams set into this new place. But unfortunately and suddenly, fate does what it wants without your permission. Imagine yourself feeling…not like yourself. Your head aches, you go numb in your seat, and everything and everyone around you changes.

You are now…an animal.

Hosted and narrated by: Ian Reiter (IantheBrilliant)

Started 12/13/17. Scenes played: 1

Target number of characters: 8
Current number of characters: 4
Submissions pending: 1

Players so far: MusicalFrost, awkward_robot, FaultLine

License: Community License

Outside a jazz club, a well-dressed couple leans against a Studebaker, the man casually brandishing something that is half tommy gun, half ray gun.

Blood, Light, and Shadows: The case of the Sky Jewel

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(Important: This is my first time as a Narrator, so please I’m asking you to be patient with me. That said I hope we can all have a great time together.)

It’s the height of the Jazz Age. The height of Prohibition. The Right Honorable Order of Thaumaturges reigns with weird inventions over an America gone strange, where masonry-domed city-states hunker amid poisoned wastelands and munitions factories. Where handsome women and beautiful men swill bootleg liquor in smoky speakeasies. Where strange vehicles lurch through the streets, creators toil in basements over diabolical inventions, and the skies are full of all manner of bizarre and wonderful flying machines. Where freaks of nature, a product of experiments or contamination, roam the streets and roads trying to find a home. Where mesmerists and occultists conspire in the dark to survive or become gods. Where ghosts and other supernatural beings haunt the dark corners of the world. Where vigilantes patrol the streets fighting criminals and other darker creaures. Where regular people try to live their lives in a bizarre world…
On the fabled Island of Manhattan, in the besieged city of Gotham, a corrupt bureaucracy rules over scandalous poets, secretive scientists, and a few ethical women and men.
Gotham is going through some interesting times, to say the least. A crime wave has shocked the city to its core as the mob boss Michael “Red Cap” Donovan is trying to depose the current kingpin, Susan “Silver Lady” Capriotti while Lo Pang “Jade Tiger” conspires in the shadows. The streets run red with blood and the police are powerless to stop it. All manner of evil individuals and monstrous creatures have used the chaos for their nefarious ends.
Just when it looked like all hope was lost masked vigilantes like Narcissus and The Gueist have appeared to try and hold back the tide of darkness. For the first time in years, people are starting to have hope again and all manner of individuals, ordinary and extraordinary, have joined the fight. Interesting times indeed.
Our story begins when your characters are invited (I left to you why they have been invited) to the Onyx Crown Club, where an auction is about to be held for the Sky Jewel, a precious stone worth millions. Everyone who’s someone in the city is going to be there. Of course, when so much money and power are concentrated in one place things rarely go according to plan…

Hosted and narrated by: Fernando Autran (Firanai)

Started 12/12/17. Scenes played: 1

Target number of characters: 4
Current number of characters: 4
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Sphinx, TheDoctor455, Pyjama, Prester

License: Community License

image source: Dan Zollinger

Behind Bars

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Every crime you committed, a sudden rush overflowed your mind and veins until you could feel nothing but your heart thumping as if it were about to come out of your chest. The breaths were solid and heavy, but all of sudden, that all came to an end.

Here we are! Welcome to Warmfield Correctional where all of your little erm… problems will be solved! Here you are mostly safe unless of course, you do decide to get in the way of the top dog or their followers. It gets just a little bit hectic in here, but don’t worry, you might just get to keep your life!

Hosted and narrated by: Shelbie Pettyjohn (TheSoulessThought)

Started 11/21/17. Scenes played: 2

Target number of characters: 8
Current number of characters: 8
Submissions pending: 1

Players so far: empath, JackLex, Aijae524, TheSoulessThought, DoANexus, Ivax, FaultLine, Falter

License: Community License

Unknown Shores Vol 01. - The Army of Echoes

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In a world that lies at the crossroads of reality, a team of researchers have discovered the findings of an archaeomancer within the Temple Observatory’s stacks. From that information, they have calculated the ideal celestial concordance under which to sail beyond the borders of the known world - through the veil of the Great Umbra to a land thought lost to history. What awaits them could change the world forever but not everyone is so eager to see history rewritten.

Hosted and narrated by: Brian Laliberte (Darrius842)

Started 07/11/17. Scenes played: 3

Target number of characters: 8
Current number of characters: 8
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: davidelrizzo, PatroclusAD1, SamTheDictator, Sheep_Dogg, SaiFai, column, Raedar, Freydis

License: Host License