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Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


FaustianQ posted:

No, we're going to be appealing to peoples better natures for the most part.

I support making the world a better place by tricking people into doing the right thing. Mostly because my understanding of human psychology tells me trying to get poo poo done by appealing to their better nature is a doomed proposition from the get go.

But if we can't create unite the Americas into a united juggernaut then I'm 100% behind 'eat Hitler' as a game goal.

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NinjaPete
Nov 14, 2004

Hail to the speaker,
Hail to the knower,
Joy to him who has understood,
Delight to those who have listened.

- Hávamál


Voting closed! I'll do a vote count and need post later today.

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here



Never change, guys

vorebane
Feb 2, 2009


FaustianQ posted:

I mean it'd only take a few nudges here or there to make America socialist. The easiest path is technically we kill FDR, but that's also super bloody and messy and based on our empathy focus, not something we'd choose except out of desperation. No, we're going to be appealing to peoples better natures for the most part.

Also lots and lost of corporate sabotage. Be a business magnate which specializes in managerial reorganization for failing businesses (that we cause). It's just a coincidence that our bulletproof analysis indicates higher wages, more benefits and employee ownership of the means of production are the only solutions. Look, if you want to deal with the businesses in this town and reap the economic benefit of what they produce, you're going to need to provide public housing, healthcare and kitchens. And so on.

This but IRL

NinjaPete
Nov 14, 2004

Hail to the speaker,
Hail to the knower,
Joy to him who has understood,
Delight to those who have listened.

- Hávamál


Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce
To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav'n

- John Milton



You were never meant to feel emotion, or even properly comprehend it. But, something happened as you observed those humans struggling through the Great Depression, and the bloody, violent years that followed. You felt for them, which should have been impossible. Unless of course it was what God wanted...

As a Psychopomp you were a gear, a lever, a linchpin that set the world into motion. By arranging disparate elements, you built Infrastructure* for the God-Machine, following the design It gave you. You didnt consider the rightness of the design, or the nature of the things you placed into it. Lives, souls, materials, and spirits all you cared about was whether they fit, until one day when you saw what you were building, or considered what you were building it with. You saw the incalculable effect it had on human life. You rejected that design and Fell. Now you decide where something should be, and you build according to your own vision.

1. What was your original mission in 1935 that led to Empathy causing your fall?


Before you fell you were a thing of beauty and awe. Angels are creatures of magic, technology, and laws of occult physics. Mortals who glimpse the hidden gears of the Machine, including angels, are often driven mad by the experience. Though the God-Machine creates many different angels to perform similar tasks, no two angels look the same. You were unique. Some look very human or at least humanoid while others may look like a mixed conglomeration of biological and mechanical parts. When you fell and became a demon, you defied the God-Machine and with it your very nature. You pushed your angelic form deep into the recesses of your psyche. It lurks there waiting silently, twisted and warped, but still reflecting your angelic form.




2. What does your Demonic Form look like in general?

This will affect your Demonic Form powers, but also your Characteristics. I will pick the actual powers, you just need to choose from a description. That said, if you are familiar with the book and what a specific power, please mention it.

A. You are a hulking beast. Steel plates cover your gigantic form from horned head to cloven hoof. Under these plates, steel cords of muscle shift, groaning and straining with tremendous strength. Black viscous fluid drips from your cavernous maw and a barbed tail whips back and forth.
B. You are a collage of points and edges. Your skin is covered with blades and spikes, with small arcs of lightning jumping between them. You are skinny and quick, looking like a knife yourself, every movement causes a scream of metal on metal. From deep within your core, a humming sound emerges, like a giant idling engine.
C. You can barely be seen if you dont want to. You hover, like a spirit or a wraith. You gilde from place to place, barely interacting with the material world, even if you wanted to. Your shape seems to ship, its fuzzy and hard to pin down. The only constant is the eyes. The terrible yellow eyes.
D. You look like a true Angel. Beauty beyond description, glorious white wings unfurling behind you. You show no sign of corruption, no sign of being demonic. However, those standing close to you notice the stench of brimstone, a hint as to what lies under the surface.
E. You are a god of fire. Air ripples around you from the heat. Your eyes burn with blue flame. Your skin warps like molten lava, and your footprints burn brands into the ground. You control the flames and, should you wish, can rain fire down.
F. A creature of liquid and shadow. You cannot be seen or heard, you are the flicker of movement in the corner of the eye. Your skin is like oil, hard to grab hold of and hard to see. Your head is full of sensors beyond human understanding. And your arms, all four of them, twitch with blades and claws.
G. Your head is covered with electrodes, your eyes flicker like dead TV screens. Your mouth is a grate, used for minimal conversations. Your looks more like a bank of computers, bound together and hovering in mid air. Energy crackles around you. You do not look human at all, and you show no human sympathy.

Destruction heralded your arrival to Earth, and silence and shadows were your allies in the years since your Fall. It has been more than eight decades since your Fall, you are one of the oldest Demons you have ever heard of. Despite this age, you are frustratingly locked out of your ultimate goal.

Hell.

Hell, the absence of God. For some, Hell is personal a change in perspective or circumstance that will bring them peace. Others believe that they will make a Hell on earth when they have finally destroyed or subverted the God- Machine. For some Demons, Hell is somewhere else, a place they will escape to. Some Demons believe that Hell will be achieved quietly and none of the Earths other inhabitants will know anything has changed. Some believe that when the time comes, they will wage a bloody war against the God- Machine, a conflagration that Earths human population will not be able to ignore or escape.

Your road to Hell is referred to as the Descent, the secret cold war that demons fight against the God-Machine and its loyal angels. Regardless of the life you intended to live zealous partisan fighting the God Machine with every breath, or all-but-human interloper in a human world you could not escape this conflict.



You are not the first to fall, nor will you be the last. Your Fallen brothers that came before you sought out each other, looking for companionship in this new and confusing world. Unchained, that is what they call themselves, gather together based on how they choose to get a handle on their new situation. They find others with like-minded Agendas in the hopes of finding help on the road to Hell.

3. Which Agenda do you belong to?

A. The Inquisitors (the Watchers, the Paranoids): dedicated scholars, intelligence analysts, and paranoid conspiracy theorists who believe knowledge holds the key to the Descent and Hell. The Inquisitors have a knack for leaps of logic, deduction and lateral thinking.
B. The Integrators (the Idealists, the Turncoats): reluctant demons longing for their old existences as angels, repentant sinners seeking redemption, fanatical traitors who would betray all Unchained to their common enemy, wide-eyed idealists who want to redeem the God-Machine, and pragmatic beings looking to rejoin the God-Machine on their own terms. Through insight into the angelic psyche, the Integrators have an advantage in confrontations with their un-Fallen brethren.
C. The Saboteurs (the Soldiers, the Thugs): passionate warriors, mindless berserkers, at war with the God-Machine, and seeking to take out their rage on their nemesis. The Saboteurs have a keen eye for the cracks in the facade of order and are adept at exploiting them, taking advantage of the resulting chaos.
D. The Tempters (the Builders, the Decadents): hedonists, Epicurean devotees of life, builders and creators who wish to gain the power and resources needed to create a Hell for themselves, hidden away from the God-Machine. The Tempters know someone who knows someone everywhere, and may expect VIP treatment wherever they go.


Further, Demons tend to form Rings, small groups of Demons who assist each other with various missions. Though a Demon can never fully trust another, Ringmates are the closest things more Demons have to true friends or family.

4. Do you have a Ring?**
Yes, we are established allies.
No, not yet.


When you fell you stole something from the God-Machine. Some tattered piece of reality came with you. This shroud made you more than an angel, and less. You had a human Cover. A way to hide from your angelic brethren, who already were in search of you. You hid using this Cover. You lived it, breathed it, became it. But it was mortal, and being mortal it aged and died. You are not human, you never will be human. And so, you simply...became someone new. Again. And Again. Your Cover reflects you, and your skills and abilities to some degree. Though you are not your Cover, your Cover is you. And you must live your Cover, if you dont reality fights back, takes notice. So do the angels.

5. What is your current Cover? Choose and Rank your top 3
Your current Cover has Things They Are Good At. This is where the bulk of your Skill points will be going. I will place enough points in other skills to reflect your Incarnation and Agenda, but keep in mind your Cover is you, at least to start with.

A. Lee Fenway - Lee is the kind of person you would rather not notice. He is unremarkable, aside from the eyepatch, but even that doesn't stand out much from his shaggy head and carved face. Lee lives on a 43-foot Nautaline houseboat moored at the Watergate Marina in St. Paul, where he also works part-time as a handyman and gofer. He tends to spend his free time enjoying quiet drinks in noisy riverfront bars, or trawling anonymous chatrooms on his laptop. He knows all manner of unsavory individuals though, and more upstanding folk looking for a way into the seedier parts of town go to Lee.
● Lee is good at Fighting, Sneaking, Street Smarts, Investigating and Mechanics.

B. Wayland Winge - You have seen Wayland before, you just might not remember it. In the 90s Wayland was a recurring character in the TGIF show Bakers Dozen. He played Lucas, the good-looking neighbor that Trista crushed on. He only played Lucas for two seasons, and then the part was recast. Wayland kept acting though, in minor bit parts. He turned to Scientology as a teen and was briefly a celebrity endorser. After 9/11, though, Wayland fell off the face of the earth. If you Google him, you will find he is a writer now, writing sci-fi endorsed by the Church of Scientology.
● Wayland is good at Socializing, Lying, Pick-Pocketing, Acting and the Occult.

C. Mabin Pillager - Maybe has been a rabble rouser her whole life. Her father used to say as an Ojibwe is was was practically genetic. Recently she has found herself emerging as a leader of the younger AIM generation in the Phillips neighborhood. She signed on early as a pusher to get Lake Calhoun renamed, and her YouTube channel has gained enough traction that its frequently linked from Indian Country Today. But shes worried shes becoming all talk and no action, she can inspire others to action, and shes even gotten in a few scuffles herself, but to really change the status quo shell have to do something radical.
● Mabin is good at Computers, Socializing, Brawling, Sneaking, and Leading

D. Alliah Wirth - Sgt. Wirth is not a cops cop. Part of that might have to do with her being a woman. Part of it might have to do with her being an honest cop on the St. Paul PD. Wirth is Homicide, so shes had to face down the prevalent corruption the PD is known for more than once. Shes made some enemies on the force because of it, made some friends too. Not many, but some. The thing about Wirth is that, though she aint dirty, she aint exactly clean either. Shell bend the law, bend it to the breaking point if its in the name of Justice.
● Alliah is good at Shooting, Investigating, Running, Intimidating, and Driving

E. Nels Larson - Nels Larson is important, drat it! Without him, the city would be in shambles. Working as a city planner is an important and vital job, okay?! The entire city needs to be laid out with precision and care. You think those assholes on the hill give a drat? Or know an embankment from an avenue?
● Nels is good at Politics, Computers, Lying, Researching, and Crafting.

F. Tim Harvy - Tim Harvy has a theory about how the world works. Currently he is teaching Folklore on the Twin Cities Campus, but who knows how long that will last. He believes that one must be physically out there, interacting with the world to truly learn from it. As such, Tim spends time with his students Urban Exploring and trying to uncover the hidden Twin Cities based on urban legends and folklore. Some of his colleagues think hes lost it, if he ever had it.
● Tim is good at Persuading, Researching, the Occult, Breaking In, and Running.

G. Alison Baum - Being a housewife and the mother of two young boys is a full time job. And Alison works over time. She heads the PTA, leads Jacks Sunday School Class, is a member of the Neighborhood Watch, sits on the Swim Team Boosters club, and of course needs to have time for herself as a member of her book club, Canasta League, Neighborhood Beautification Taskforce, Assault Defense Class as well as getting the time to go to the stables and ride Duchess. All that and she still makes dinner!
● Alison is good at Sneaking, Socializing, Crafting, Persuading, and Fighting.





_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

So, we're a Pychopomp who Fell due to feeling too empathetic. The details of which we haven't sketched out yet.

Setting was very close. St. Paul 1935 as our Fall date won by a huge margin, but the setting of our game was very close. Even accounting for the vote switching and taking what I think people intended to vote into account, it was the difference of one vote. I want to make sure I don't loose anyone hoping we'd become the Socialist Demon King of America, so I will provide an opportunity for us to gently caress with time as much as we want later.


* Infrastructure. So the God-Machine has to work within the laws of Physics. The issue is that Physics have an occult component that scientists have yet to crack. But the God-Machine understands these completely. It works in bizarre Rube Goldberg-like Occult Matrices. Basically, the Machine desires a certain Output (summoning an Angel, creating a tidal wave, replacing a President with an android) the components that are needed to ensure that output (they they people, objects, knowledge, whatever) is Infrastructure. If you think in it in magic terms, Infrastructure is the components for the spell that is an Output. Demons, and some poor humans, can see and intuitively know when something in Infrastructure, but they cannot determine its purpose and where it fits within the Occult Matrix.

** If we were playing a live game, the Ring would be the other player characters. Though I wont stat out our Ring members (if we have them) completely, they will be beneficial. And my all means, Ill take any and all suggestions for them. Or well discover them together!

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




1. EDIT: I'm going along with Plan Diog. Take a picture.
2. A (fallback D, resort E, if rank/transfer becomes available for this choice)
3. D (B, C)
4. A
5. C (E, G)

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MinutePirateBug
Mar 4, 2013


1. Something seemingly pointless cruel and arbitrary
2. G
3. D I am thinking more of the builder aspect and possibly the political connections rather than the hedonistic aspect of this group
4. No, not yet, half the fun is in the journey
5.E (C,G) again builder and political connections, both are useful if we want to build a utopia

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Kavak
Aug 23, 2009


1. (Reusing my earlier idea because I liked it drat it) Every action to make Infrastructure was just another piece of a machine moving. A fatal car crash was a piston pumping, a burst gas main was a gear turning. All was as it should be, as it only could be. Preordainment kept the infinitesimal twinges of doubt and feeling from lasting long enough to be noticed by you or the God Machine.

Then you got sent the wrong orders. You were supposed to send a union that had never formed marching down a street with the wrong name in support of a revolution that had never happened. For the first time you considered the world in terms of "might be" instead of "will be". If different was possible, better was possible. The world turned upside down and dumped you out of the God Machine's control onto the frozen streets of St. Paul in the winter of 1935.


2D

3C

4B

5G/E/C

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Mexican Deathgasm
Aug 17, 2010



Ramrod XTreme

2. F
3. D
4. No
5. EFA

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?







1. We were sent to raise a great storm, and Fell upon seeing the suffering we had wrought.
2. D, a traditional angel
3. C, The Saboteurs, no gods no masters smash it all
4. A
5. C, F, D

I like the whole "builders" aspect of the Tempters but their whole hat there is building their own Hell far away, not saving all the humans we're empathetic with here and now.

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Diogines
Dec 22, 2007

your: belonging to a person
you're: you are
lose: opposite of win
loose: your mom

HTH

Beaky the Tortoise says, click here to join our choose Your Own Adventure Game!

Paradise Lost: Clash of the Heavens!


1. Our mission was to cause the dustbowl.

For those of you who have not heard of it...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl

It was a series of really, really bad weather in the midwest between 1935 and 1938. In reality it was caused by a combination of bad luck and settlers loosening the topsoil on a massive scale for decades. Uh, yeah. Turns out that was not the reason. It was not the REAL reason anyway. It was us. Oops. It was some inscrutable bit of the God-Machine's plan and we carried it out, or at least started to before we fell.





We felt rather bad about that and thus we fell.



2. Our form is that of a D, you look like a true Angel.






3. Lets be a C, sabeteur.

4. Lets B, not have a ring. At least not yet. We can build one! Or join one.

5. Lets be B. Wayland Winge. Goons love lying and socializing AND he has an occult focus too! Sounds like a perfect combination for us. Honestly all the others seem great to the point I can't pick one, so I'll pass.

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HBar
Sep 13, 2007

I LOVE THEM APPLES



1. Dustbowl
2. F. As a wraith we can better evade anyone whos after us but still be dangerous when we need to.
3. C. The machine is already malfunctioning, our job is to shut it down.
4. Not yet. But as a wraith, we want a ring very badly.
5. EGC in that order.

Task Manager
Sep 5, 2008

A weird time in which we are alive. We can travel anywhere we want, even to other planets. And for what? To sit day after day, declining in morale and hope.


1) The murder of Walter Liggett - ***EDIT: Changed vote for this later*** when searching for events of 1935 found this story about a journalist killed by elements of organized crime in Minneapolis, MN.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Liggett

An excerpt:

quote:

He especially focused on their alleged connections to the North Minneapolis crime family of Isadore Blumenfield. He made accusations of corruption against Minnesota Governor Floyd B. Olson and said that Olson deserved to be impeached and prosecuted.

In response, Blumenfield arranged a meeting with Liggett and allegedly offered him a bribe to stop his exposes. When Liggett refused to accept the money or stop his articles, he was severely beaten by Blumenfield and his associates. Liggett unsuccessfully attempted to press charges.

Soon after, Liggett was arrested and prosecuted on kidnapping and sodomy charges, but was acquitted after evidence of perjury by the alleged victims came to light. Ligget escalated his attacks and began printing a list of reasons for Olson's impeachment on the front page of the Midwest-American.

In response, Blumenfield associate Meyer Schuldberg telephoned Liggett and threatened him with a lawsuit for slander. Ligget responded, "Go ahead if you think I can't prove what I say!" Schuldberg allegedly responded that there were other ways to shut him up.

Soon after, on December 9, 1935. Walter Liggett was murdered by a Thompson submachine gun in a drive by shooting outside his apartment. His wife and children were in a car only inches away and witnessed his death. Weeping and saying that she would never forget his grinning face, Mrs. Liggett picked Blumenfeld out of a police lineup as her husband's killer. Three other witnesses identified Blumenfeld as the shooter, too.

We, as a Psychopomp, were given the output of making sure Liggett died brutally and, seeing him as a just and good man, gained Empathy and refused. Who knows why the God-Machine willed it done? The God-Machine's order was carried out when we refused anyways.

2)D - an Angel

3)B - Integrators - we long to one day rejoin the God-Machine, on our own terms.

4)Yes

5)D - Sgt. Wirth - then BG

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Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

(Edited)
1: Plan Diog (sry duder). Plan Gankmid. There's a deep poignancy to our angel choosing Huey Long as his hill to die on.
2: B
3: A
4: Yes
5: B, F, C


Also if we're going to be doing secret angel names at some point, have some unsolicited suggestions
Gamiliel
Turiel
Thaumiel
Abdiel
Adnachiel

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mistaya
Oct 18, 2006

Cat of Wealth and Taste


1. 1935 was the first year of the Dust Bowl, when dust storms and drought ravaged the central US. The God-Machine used them as a means of moving the human population, according to some greater plan that required certain numbers of people in certain locations by certain years. We were the ones who engineered the storms, who drained the water reserves, who herded the humans like sheep as the old and the young died in the wasting heat. There were other ways this could have been done. It was not just cruel it was wasteful, inefficient... Even we, limited as we were, could see alternatives. Faster, safer, kinder... There were some we came to know, to watch, as they fled. When they succumbed to the elements, we were left... unsatisfied with our work. We asked why, and for our temerity, we Fell, not there, but far to the north of the ruined land. The most bitter pill is that the God-Machine's plan remained unchanged. We were replaced, and the drought continued for two more years.

2. F
3. A
4. Yes, we've been around way too long not to have made (and lost) some... friends... along the way.
5. F > C > B Totally out there college prof sounds like a blast to me. Perfect blend of plenty of humans to interact with and not enough commitment to keep them from doing all kinds of demon stuff on the side.

e: Hah, I wrote that before anyone else had posted it. Great minds,

JesterOfAmerica
Sep 11, 2015


1. Dust Bowl Plan
2. D
3. D
4. Yes
5. 1st) D 2nd) C 3rd) G

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010


1 dustbol
2 E
3 B
4
eh, abstain
5 FCD

e: if dust bowl wins we should have goaded the people into making it happen, rather than physically loving up the dirt. Because it was turning gears from an economic machine, like grapes of wrath.

"Some of the owner men were kind because they hated what they had to do, and some of them were angry because they hated to be cruel, and some of them were cold because they had long ago found that one could not be an owner unless one were cold. And all of them were caught in something larger than themselves. Some of them hated the mathematics that drove them, and some were afraid, and some worshiped the mathematics because it provided a refuge from thought and from feeling. If a bank or a finance company woned the land, the owner man said, The Bank -- or the Company -- needs -- wants -- insists -- must have -- as though the Bank or the Company were a monster, with thought and feeling, that had ensnared them. These last would take no responsibility for the banks or the companies because they were men and slaves, while the banks were machines and masters all at the same time."

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vorebane
Feb 2, 2009


1. We were tasked to break the labour movement, and it was in the grip of the Great Depression that we saw enough to drat us.
2. G
3. C
4. Yes, established allies
5. E

the_steve
Nov 9, 2005

We're always hiring!

1. No idea/pass
2. F
3. D
4. Not yet
5. E - Crafting, Research, Politics

mistaya
Oct 18, 2006

Cat of Wealth and Taste


SniperWoreConverse posted:

e: if dust bowl wins we should have goaded the people into making it happen, rather than physically loving up the dirt. Because it was turning gears from an economic machine, like grapes of wrath.

This would be pretty cool but the trouble is that a Psychopomp isn't going to directly interface with people that way. If you want to convince people to destroy themselves you send a Messenger. Psychopomps are all about making things and breaking things. They can have a huge effect on people's lives but they tend to let their work do the job for them in that sense.

e: that said, grapes of wrath is totally what I was going for and that quote is hella God-Machine.

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010


cook the books. set up mechanization. That whole part where it describes a tractor plowing land that had been plowed by hand since time immemorial is also god machine as gently caress. Basically any of the interludes where there aren't characters talking and it's talking about the situation itself are extremely god machine.

MinutePirateBug
Mar 4, 2013


Vote 5E, Nels Larson for Pychopomp cover

420 Gank Mid
Dec 25, 2008

WARNING: This poster is a huge bitch!


1. What was your original mission in 1935 that led to Empathy causing your fall?

Roughly Two Years Before The Fall
The year is 1933, the sweaty summer streets of Baton Rouge Louisiana are alive as thousands line up outside general stores and book shops for the release of a book that is sure to take the nation by storm. The beloved Governor and Man-of-the-Hour, Huey P. Long himself is here to hand out free copies of his signed autobiography and roadmap for America


A perfectly average looking man, you see him as he waits in the wings for the crowd to gather. Not yet forty years on this earth even if he might look older, even if paradoxically babyfaced. It is hard to imagine what all the fuss such a man could cause but orders are orders


But before the announcer can even finish his name Long is flamboyantly striding to the podium and the crowd explodes in raucous applause and jubilant hoots and hollers. Before long the cheers fade and as he begins to speak, the audience is spellbound.

He speaks of the suffering of the poor and the downtrodden

He speaks of the indignities forced upon those who had nothing left


he also speaks of the brutes in power who send their thugs to bully those who demand what they are owed

and of the heroes who rise up to fight against them to ensure the working men and women of america would get what they deserved


As he finishes speaking the crowd is roaring with applause or sobbing with tears, not a single soul is unmoved and the band plays him off to the campaign tune he wrote himself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzRmAEE7Kfk


Your mission, as you are forced to accept it, is to
PROTECT CAPITALISM; STOP HUEY


"Huey P. Long" posted:

I believe that was the judgment and the view and the law of the Lord, that we would have to distribute wealth ever so often, in order that there could not be people starving to death in a land of plenty, as there is in America today.

We have in America today more wealth, more goods, more food, more clothing, more houses than we have ever had. We have everything in abundance here.

We have the farm problem, my friends, because we have too much cotton, because we have too much wheat, and have too much corn, and too much potatoes.

We have a home loan problem, because we have too many houses, and yet nobody can buy them and live in them.

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Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

It's funny that you should bring up Huey Long because my girlfriend had us watching Unsolved Mysteries recently and he had a segment in one episode.

It's weird how you never hear about something your whole life then shortly after being made aware, there are references everywhere.

420 Gank Mid
Dec 25, 2008

WARNING: This poster is a huge bitch!


Hexenritter posted:

It's funny that you should bring up Huey Long because my girlfriend had us watching Unsolved Mysteries recently and he had a segment in one episode.

It's weird how you never hear about something your whole life then shortly after being made aware, there are references everywhere.

Ken Burns has an amazing documentary on Long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG4Ii77sP68

quote:

If you were living in Louisiana you knew that you were living in history defining itself before your eyes and you knew that you were not seeing a half-drunk hick buffoon performing an old routine, but witnessing a drama which was a version of the world's drama and the drama of history too: the old drama of power and ethics

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Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



1. Vaporize Mecca and/or Eat Hitler.
B. We're a Divine Engineer, so let's look like it.
D. We know what people want and need, how to make it, and how to make them accomplish our goals as they move to take it.
EDA

Our Ring meets at the Local Library and plays GURPs, by which they have a cover to speak plainly amongst the normies.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?







Oh my god a tabletop gaming group is the perfect cover for talking about shady demon poo poo.

Also, changing from Dust Bowl to Huey Long

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

Blasphemaster posted:

Our Ring meets at the Local Library and plays GURPs, by which they have a cover to speak plainly amongst the normies.

I love this.

Facebook Aunt
Oct 4, 2008



Ham Wrangler

1. Cause the dustbowl.
2. F
3. D
4. Yes
5. ECD

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?







Actually, on second thought, we're a psychopomp, shaping vast natural disasters is far more our thing than killing one dude.

Changing from Huey Long back to Dust Bowl

Grognan
Jan 23, 2007

Money And Power Through Homicide!


Killing Huey Long and causing the Dust Bowl we had to make Trump president.

420 Gank Mid
Dec 25, 2008

WARNING: This poster is a huge bitch!


I did vote for "Protect Capitalism/Stop Huey" Huey was merely the focal point of the god machine's machinations to deal with or remove any and all obstacles to Capital, the Ravenous Maw of the God-Machine.

Not Alex
Oct 9, 2012


1. Dustbowl
2. E but god of dust not fire. Whatever our will touches withers to dust. It is our shame. It is our power.
3. A
4. Yes. Gaming group sounds perfect
5. F

Theglavwen
Jun 10, 2006

Frankly, I don't know anyone who likes Chinese bronzes, but I have one of the finest collections in the country.

1

Kavak posted:

1. (Reusing my earlier idea because I liked it drat it) Every action to make Infrastructure was just another piece of a machine moving. A fatal car crash was a piston pumping, a burst gas main was a gear turning. All was as it should be, as it only could be. Preordainment kept the infinitesimal twinges of doubt and feeling from lasting long enough to be noticed by you or the God Machine.

Then you got sent the wrong orders. You were supposed to send a union that had never formed marching down a street with the wrong name in support of a revolution that had never happened. For the first time you considered the world in terms of "might be" instead of "will be". If different was possible, better was possible. The world turned upside down and dumped you out of the God Machine's control onto the frozen streets of St. Paul in the winter of 1935.

I like that.

2.G
3.D
4.Yes
5.CFE


Love the idea of a blank computer-screen monstrosity that fell due to empathy. Creating a new haven for 'beings' away from the broken eye of God seems to make a lot of sense with the Empathy fall as well, so the Tempters seem both practical and on point. No reason not to have a ring, and 'Maybe' seems like a cool person. So does the prof. City planner makes sense from a connected psychopomp perspective.

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Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

Watch Funny Videos


1- Huey
2- D
3- A
4- Yes
5- CFA

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

Apropos of nothing really other than the fact that it's a fallen angel from a different RPG (it's a screenshot of a page from the Kult beta version)

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Hexenritter posted:

Apropos of nothing really other than the fact that it's a fallen angel from a different RPG (it's a screenshot of a page from the Kult beta version)



If Marty McFly had the foresight to strap a stove door to his chest you'd think an angelic being existing in an age of swords and full plate would have the brains to cover up a gaping hole in her chest.

sheep-dodger
Feb 21, 2013


1 Huey Long
2 D
3 C
4 Yes
5 CDF

jagadaishio
Jun 25, 2013

I don't care if it's ethical; I want a Mammoth Steak.


1. No vote. I like both Huey and Dust Bowl as options.

2. A. An unstoppable juggernaut of a beast. When the time for subtlety has ended, it's important to be the toughest motherfucker in the room.

3. C. Saboteurs and warriors, the character's great at breaking Infrastructure because they used to build it. Mostly the character scopes out, tracks, and investigates what the Machine God is into. Moments of breaking poo poo only happen after the investigation is complete.

4. Yes. We have a Ring.

5. D. Alliah Worth is my only real vote. Being a loose cannon cop who doesn't play by the rules is a phenomenal Cover. It can let you go places, do things, and spy on stuff in a way that would blow any other Cover out there. As far as getting poo poo done without having to resort to the demonic form, this is the best bet.

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Task Manager
Sep 5, 2008

A weird time in which we are alive. We can travel anywhere we want, even to other planets. And for what? To sit day after day, declining in morale and hope.


Since my idea of our initial mission having involved the murder of Mr. Liggett has gained zero traction, I'll change my vote for number one to Huey Long as that's pretty similar to what I was hoping for anyways. Even if it doesn't feel as epic as the Dust Bowl (and isn't really specific to the Midwest), I was hoping for more of a mission involving societal ills than force of nature destruction and this has the best shot of beating it.

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