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Hashim
Nov 2, 2016


At first, there was only DARKNESS and EMPTINESS.



Then there was COLOUR and MATTER everywhere around you, swirling in a violent maelstrom.



And then it stops, and you find yourself floating above a discus of barren, unremarkable EARTH.




The GREAT GAME is about to begin.

---

Welcome to the Petty Gods of Something Awful!

To put it short and sweet, Petty Gods is an experimental LP/CYOA set in a heavily-modded game of Crusader Kings 2. We’re basically using the CK2 engine as the setting of a godgame, with you goons playing as the eponymous gods.

Gods of what? A little nameless patch of dirt, all sandy and empty at the moment, but you’re gods! You’ll be able to shape life, demand worship, foster civilizations, smite unbelievers, battle for supremacy and whatever else you can imagine! You have the power to shape a tiny disc of earth somewhere in the middle of nowhere into something else, maybe something special, something fantastic, something strange, even something awful.

So let's get started!



In the beginning

Day One - CREATION

Day Two - CHAOS

Day Three - RAGE

Day Four - PANTHEON

Hashim fucked around with this message at 23:31 on Jul 22, 2020

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Hashim
Nov 2, 2016




Kata'an, god of Waves, Travel and Sky
Bellmaker, god of Sound
Bet-Erin, two-faced god of Destruction, Creation and Rule
Llerin, god of Knowledge
Luxor, god of Light and Energy
Ca-La-Ka-Ma-Ra-Na-Oh, god of Division, Survival and Unity
Khurol, god of Life
Eispas, prince of the Stars
Riplastene, god of Demigods
Rager, god of Celebration
Um, god of Forgetfulness
Athruithe Beaga, goddess of Mutation and Doombane
Dagmal, god of Justice and Fertility
Xa, god of Heat and Seasons
Faber, god of Artifice and the Volcano
Pho-En, god of Death
Tse-Goa, god of Opening
Golgoth, god of Oceans
Janus, god of Fate and Prophecy
Mar Rabbuta, god of Rebirth
Ka-Li Ma-Ti, deity of Disaster and Despair
Elayne, lady of Sanctuary
Feesh, god of Coastal Waters, Sea Creatures and Exploration
Vivien-Alterra, god of Cleansing
Gravefeeld, lord of Undeath
Lithos, god of the Underworld
Brrr, god of the Freezing Cold
Moira, goddess of Necromancy
Miney, god of Friendship
Uyyeh's Echo, god of the E̶͔͈̐̕ľ̶̩̠͚͑d̶͉̝͗͂͂̀r̷͕̮̈́̎i̷̢̝͙̐͆t̶͇͔̣͚̓̑͌͛̆c̸̜̰̫͚͕͝h̸̟̩̹̙̲͋̒͠
Jester, god of Chaos



Geddon Zum, goddess of Flourishing, who was mauled to death by Trees on Day One
Mar Lorenth, god of Alcohol, who fell into a volcano on Day Two
Greene, god of the Wilderness, who was torn apart by Trees on Day Two
Gahrfeeld, lord of Sloth, who was devoured by Trees on Day Two
Wee-Aah-Pt, god of Gravity, who was blown apart in the explosion of a sun on Day Two
Kharnibolg, god of Rage, War and Anathema, who was gorged by Trees on Day Three
Yahahahoy, god of Goofiness, who was swallowed whole by a Beastly King on Day Three
Uyyeh, god of the Eldritch, who was warped by Light on Day Three
Munay, god of Desire and Dreams, who descended as a Human on Day Four
Oriax, goddess of Earth and Adaptation, who was thrown onto an Isle of Monsters on Day Four
The Hag of Ages, goddess of Magic, who was suffocated by a bewitched robe on Day Four

Hashim fucked around with this message at 01:00 on Jul 24, 2020

Hashim
Nov 2, 2016


RULES
There’s only a couple things you really need to know:
  • The aim of the game is to become the most popular god, the whats and hows are down to you.
  • Gods cannot act directly against gods, you can only fight via proxy.
  • Everything ends in 10 updates, last god standing is the victor.
Now, for more detail.

ASPECTS
First things first, when you create your god, you’ll need to have an Aspect, aka mastery over something. Every god will start with a single Aspect, like Fire or War or Thunder or whatever, but as the game progresses you’ll be able to expand your portfolio into more areas.

Why does having an Aspect matter? Well, you might be gods, but you’re gods with a small G. That means you’re not all-powerful, the very opposite in fact, you’re flawed beings that are prone to blunder, slips, misjudgments and gently caress-ups. Aspects matter because whenever you take a godly action, a d100 die will be rolled to see how well it turns out, and if your action was related to your Aspect then you can roll a d20 and add that to your final roll.

So for example, if the God of Pestilence sent a swarm of locusts to devour a city but only managed to roll a 50, then they could also roll a d20 and add that to their roll, improving their chances of wiping that city out. If the Goddess of Lightning tried to do the same, they’d be stuck with their 50.

GODMANA
Again, because you’re not omnipotent beings, there are limits to what you can do at any given time. This is represented in the form of a divine currency, let’s call it godmana for now, that can be used to affect and shape the world below.

Every god will have 50 godmana at the game’s start, gaining an additional 5 points with each subsequent round, and you can use these points for all sorts of actions, as detailed below. These points are also cumulative, so you can save it up over several rounds and then blow it all on something spectacular if you like.

That said, KEEP TRACK OF YOUR OWN POINTS.

ACTIONS
So what exactly can you do, as a god? Basically anything, broadly grouped into these 5 categories:
  • Changes to civilization (gifting powers, forming religious sects, creating orders, blessing a particular leader, raising a new city, and otherwise affecting a civilization etc – cheap cost, 5)
  • Living God (descending to walk the earth in a physical avatar, this will increase your power gain and allow you to directly interact with the world, but also makes injury and even death possible – cheap cost, 10)
  • Catastrophes (cursing things, unleashing earthquakes, dropping meteorites, flooding lands, unleashing pestilence, raining acid blood etc – moderate cost, 15)
  • Changes to existing life (creating sub-races, messing with genetics, modifying existing races etc – moderate cost, 20)
  • Shaping nature (creating new life, coursing rivers, creating islands, raising mountains, planting forests, forming lakes etc – expensive cost, 30)
Be as detailed or vague as you like, the only limit is your imagination. When you do Voice a divine command at a particular place or people or thing, that's when we roll a d100. Rolls close to 100 are accomplished almost exactly as planned, rolls closer to 50 tend to flounder, and rolls close to 0 can result in unexpected and chaotic consequences. You are only mere shadows of the Almighty, after all, and therefore shifty and imperfect.

So, depending on your roll and engine limitations, some form of your divine will is translated into the game, which I then run in observer mode and, you guessed it, observe.

GOD CREATION
Okay! That’s enough to get started with, so let’s take our first steps into this new world. If you want to participate, simply mention the following:
  • Name: whatever you like
  • Aspect: can only start with a single aspect
  • Icon: create your own or pick one from below
ICONS
If you want to create your own icon, feel free to do so on top of this template:



If you don't, just grab one of these:

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taken taken
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Should be more than enough, but I've got a bunch more of them just in case.

Hashim fucked around with this message at 23:48 on Jul 12, 2020

Jossar
Apr 2, 2018

Current status: Angry about subs


Name: Kata'an
Aspect: Waves
Icon:

Bellmaker
Oct 18, 2008

Chapter DOOF





Name: Bellmaker
Aspect: Sound

Lux Animus
Apr 17, 2016

Posts from the end of the world




Dinosaur Gum


Kharnibolg, god of Rage

Erwin the German
May 30, 2011

:3



Beterin, the Two-Faced God

A 1d2 will be rolled before each round. On a 1, the male aspect of Bet manifests to enact destruction on the earth. On a 2, the female aspect of Erin fosters creation. If the same aspect manifests twice in a row, the next round will automatically go to the opposite aspect.

Erwin the German fucked around with this message at 10:25 on Jul 11, 2020

Junpei
Oct 4, 2015

REAL TOP DOG SHIT
We Have Unlocked Woke Junpei Mode
Fuck Up Cops 2020
Beloved Forums Poster
Evolved Heightened Level Junpei
Junpei Is Not Ironic And That Is Why He Is Good



Name: Llerin
Aspect: Knowledge

sniper4625
Sep 26, 2009

Loyal to the hEnd


Currently working on a variant of these of my own, but for now...



Luxor, God of Light

Aspect: Light

Arcanuse
Mar 14, 2019




Name(s): The Ca-La-Ka-Ma-Ra-Na-Oh
Aspect: Division

"You-We-They will-have-are Divide-Division-Divided"

Amnistar
Nov 6, 2008

I am a wizard, not a poet.


Name: Mar Lorenth
Aspect: Alcohol
Image:

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

Khurol,
God of Life.

Pacho
Jun 9, 2010




Munay, God of Desire

Lord Cyrahzax
Oct 11, 2012



Eispas, Prince of the Stars.

Slaan
Mar 16, 2009

I GAIN POWER FROM EATING PEOPLE, JUST ASSUME I'M ALWAYS VOTING TO EAT PEOPLE



Nap Ghost



Name: Riplastene
Aspect: Demigods

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

You turn the corner and see a greenskinned fuckmidget.
Roll for initiative.



Rager God of Celebration

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018

THUNDERDOME LOSER 2020



Name: Um
Aspect: Forgetfulness

Ralepozozaxe
Sep 6, 2010






GahrFeeld lord of Sloth

Ralepozozaxe fucked around with this message at 01:18 on Jul 12, 2020

Clayren
Jun 4, 2008

grandma plz don't folow me on twiter its embarassing, if u want to know what animes im watching jsut read the family newsletter like normal


Name: Athruithe Beaga
Aspect: Mutation

Goddess of small places and small changes, guardian of tide-pools, sealed caves and distant islands, patron of livestock breeders and plant experimenters.

Clayren fucked around with this message at 03:53 on Jul 11, 2020

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

You turn the corner and see a greenskinned fuckmidget.
Roll for initiative.

Ralepozozaxe posted:



Gahrfeeld lord of Sloth

Hashim
Nov 2, 2016


Here's the frame for custom icons, btw:



also added a bunch more icons

Hashim fucked around with this message at 01:47 on Jul 11, 2020

Not Alex
Oct 9, 2012

Cut loose before the god eaters show up.



Geddon Zum, Goddess of Flourishing

Epicurius
Apr 10, 2010


College Slice



Dagmal, god of Justice

Epicurius fucked around with this message at 02:56 on Jul 11, 2020

Thordain
Oct 28, 2011

SNAP INTO A GRIMM JIM!!!


Pillbug



Xa, god of Heat

Theantero
Nov 6, 2011

...they shall march out of my laboratory and sweep away every adversary, every creed, every nation, until the very planet is in the loving grip of the Pax Bisonica. And then peace will reign, and the world, and all humanity, shall bow to me in humble gratitude...



Faber, god of Artifice

Affi
Dec 18, 2005

Break bread wit the enemy

X GON GIVE IT TO YA




Pho-En, God of Death

Regallion
Nov 11, 2012




Tse-Goa god of Opening

Bellmaker
Oct 18, 2008

Chapter DOOF



Regallion posted:


Tse-Goa god of Opening

QuoProQuid
Jan 12, 2012



Greene, God of the Wilderness

QuoProQuid fucked around with this message at 20:41 on Jul 11, 2020

crimea
Nov 16, 2012




Golgoth, God of Oceans.

Angstrom Gothington
Feb 19, 2007

Raise your arms in the big black sky, raise your arms the highest you can, so the whole universe will glow.



Wee-Aah-Pt, God of Gravity.

TheGreatEvilKing
Mar 28, 2016





Janus, God of Fate and Prophecy

Hashim
Nov 2, 2016


In the beginning



Be!

The Voice was resounding and all-encompassing, with pitch distinguishing between Nothing and Something, tone congealing into the stuffing of Everything, timbre resonating and vibrating until it settled into… You. The offspring of the Almighty. The primordial forces of the cosmos. The gods of something.

Kata'an, god of Waves
Bellmaker, god of Sound
Kharnibolg, god of Rage
Bet-Erin, two-faced god of Destruction and Creation
Llerin, god of Knowledge
Luxor, god of Light
Ca-La-Ka-Ma-Ra-Na-Oh, god of Division
Mar Lorenth, god of Alcohol
Khurol, god of Life
Munay, god of Desire
Eispas, prince of the Stars
Riplastene, god of Demigods
Rager, god of Celebration
Um, god of Forgetfulness
Gahrfeeld, lord of Sloth
Athruithe Beaga, goddess of Mutation
Geddon Zum, goddess of Flourishing
Dagmal, god of Justice
Xa, god of Heat
Faber, god of Artifice
Pho-En, god of Death
Tse-Goa, god of Opening
Greene, god of the Wilderness
Golgoth, god of Oceans
Wee-Aah-Pt, god of Gravity
Janus, god of Fate and Prophecy


And below you, a discus of earth hovers. There is no sun or moon, only pinpricks of starlight. There is no day or night, only a constant twilight. There is no life or death, only water and loam. Here, this place somewhere in the middle of everything, is a barren waste.





For Now.

The Voice of the Almighty is enormous, suffocating, crushing. It crashed into the gods like storm, clouded their minds in fog, battered them until all they could do was listen.

I Am Old And Worn And Lost.
And Everything Will End In Ten Days.
Whosoever Rules Here.
Rules Everywhere.


The Voice echoed across Creation.

A challenge. A contest. A contract.

Everything ends in 10 days, and the last god standing… becomes God.

Hashim
Nov 2, 2016


Okay! Time for you to Voice your first commands in this empty and lifeless world. A few things to keep in mind -
  • All the gods listed above, along with any created between now and the first update, start with 50 godmana.
  • You can make as many actions as you like, so long as you have the necessary godmana.
  • Whenever making an action, keep tally of your godmana to make it easier on me.
  • Each action is accompanied with a d100 roll. I don’t mind rolling for you lot, but if you’d rather roll for your own actions then go ahead, using orokos, just include a link so I can make sure there’s no bamboozling involved.
  • Only add a d20 roll if your action is clearly linked to your aspect.
  • Finally, write as little or as much as you want, you might even be rewarded for it every now and then, but make sure to bold your actual action so it stands out.

Hashim fucked around with this message at 23:33 on Jul 11, 2020

Arcanuse
Mar 14, 2019




The Ca-La-Ka-Ma-Ra-Na-Oh, God(s?) of Division [0GP]+[50 Godmana Base]=[50GP]

From the Division did step forth a number of gods, but it was from the act itself that the Ca-La-Ka-Ma-Ra-Na-Oh were born.
Did one god fail to form? Did a number too weak to survive band together as one?
That is a secret only the Ca-La-Ka-Ma-Ra-Na-Oh and, perhaps the creator, would know.

As many, they pierced the silence, speaking in myriad tongues as was their way.

"Permit-Let-Allow We-Us-Me Start-Begin-Initiate"

Hands unfolding, countless arms reach deep within the world...

"A-A-A Classic-Novelty-Antiquity"

"Part-Split-Divide the-a-it World-Soil-All"


With a grunt, the Ca-La-Ka-Ma-Ra-Na-Oh would attempt to pry the World in two, dividing it between the world Above and Below: 1d100+1d20 57

Crack.

"Ow-Oof-Ouch"

Or put their metaphysical back out in the attempt.

[Now at 20 GP]

Arcanuse fucked around with this message at 23:53 on Jul 11, 2020

Amnistar
Nov 6, 2008

I am a wizard, not a poet.


Mar Lorenth, god of Alcohol [0GP]+[50 Godmana Base]=[50GP]

The world was, and that was fine and dandy, but honestly, without a party was there *really* a world? And everyone knows that a good party needs a bit of...social lubrication.

Of course, the world was young and the people of the world were forced to toil all day, leaving very little time for the development of a true drink. And so, Mar Lorenth did show his favor upon one group of people, and said to them, "Look, you guys take care of the snacks, I'll handle the drinks."

So he poured his power into the earth and created a wellspring of neverending wine that flowed forth from the ground.

Or at least attempted to. (Roll = 33)

GP = 20


EDIT: Bolded the action.

Amnistar fucked around with this message at 00:02 on Jul 12, 2020

Amnistar
Nov 6, 2008

I am a wizard, not a poet.


We are off to a great start to ruin this planet.

Slaan
Mar 16, 2009

I GAIN POWER FROM EATING PEOPLE, JUST ASSUME I'M ALWAYS VOTING TO EAT PEOPLE



Nap Ghost



Name: Riplastene
Aspect: Demigods
Godmana: 50 to 40

Hmph, what a bunch of weaklings down there! They needed someone to show them the ropes of real power and someone to aspire to matching. They needed a God. And, well, some of them needed the god for more... fun purposes that would have the benefits of giving their offspring power down the line. But to do all that, Riplastene needed to Incorporate a Physical Body on the mortal realm that was beautiful and terrifying to behold in equal measure.

Make a physical form: 1d100 74

Epicurius
Apr 10, 2010


College Slice



Dagmal, god of Justice

Dagmal frowned at his feckless fellow godlings. Springs of wine and physical bodies were all well and good, but the place was empty rock. There could be no justice, he knew, if there was no life. So, he created life, causing plants, animals, and people to form and commanded them to grow, and expand throughout the earth.

Godmana 20/50

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Jossar
Apr 2, 2018

Current status: Angry about subs


Kata'an - god of Waves

Hmm, how peculiar. Wasn't there supposed to be something here?

The Voice of the Almighty posted:

Be!

Thank you, maestro.



Kata'an - god of Waves

From the Voice of the Almighty emerged the stuff of the cosmos, including the petty gods of the disc.

But a curious property emerged - several of the gods manifested as a more literal form of that first calling. Among them was Kata'an, born not of the sound of the Voice (for that was another), but from the vibration that lead all to vary until each and every godling took their particular form.

But already it could feel itself drawn to more divine uses of its Aspect as the earth cracked in two and a neverending fountain of wine bubbled forth. As a physical form manifested upon the barren world and some mortal life to accompany it.

Hmm.

Actually come to think of it, the land itself was still fairly stable and unchanging all things considered. Kata'an figured that it could warp that. From this point on the lands themselves would undulate constantly, as though a roiling wave flowed through their insides. The intensity would come and go, moving across the landmasses in a predictable pattern horizontally from one side of the disc(s?) to the other, increasing then decreasing then back again, roughly corresponding to the twenty four hour cycle of the Divine Day.

Godmana: 50 -> 20
Roll: 86

Jossar fucked around with this message at 00:30 on Jul 12, 2020

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