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Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« on: September 24, 2010, 03:16:52 AM »
Game Title: Dawn of Worlds
System: Dawn of Worlds <- Rules Here.  Right Click and "Save As"
Players Wanted: 3 or more
Posting Rate: Whenever
Special Rules: The game calls for a sheet of paper to be drawn on, to give definition to the world we are creating.  I propose that we use MSPaint or GIMP to modify an image of appropriate size.
Advancement Rules: N/A

This is a game I've played twice with friends.  I decided to put it to PbP because it's a bit dry to play on its own, and I've never gotten too far in a realtime game.  Additionally, it seems like it would work just as well in PbP as it would IRL (minus quips and general bullshitting) as it is extremely turn-based.

Mckma noted that I didn't include a premise here, so here's something from the manual:
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Each player will be playing god. Usually players do not take on the role of a particular god, but this can make for a fun variant. What lies on the table before them is a barren, lifeless world. It is up to each player in turn to begin filling it. One of the most important things to remember about Dawn of Worlds is that as players create things, other players are entirely free to change them.

In essence, it's a massive sandbox where everyone plays a god and takes turns in creating a world, including terrain, weather, civilizations, and full-scale wars.

Any takers?
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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2010, 05:51:54 PM »
I am actually pretty interested in this. I downloaded the pdf. I am going to try to play IRL too. If you do get the necessary people are you going to want each player to make a "God" persona?
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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2010, 05:53:15 PM »
Seems interesting though I know nothing about it...

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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2010, 06:13:59 PM »
If you do get the necessary people are you going to want each player to make a "God" persona?

Yeah.  That's part of the fun of it.  I think in my last session of was Hendrix the Benevolent God of Rock.

Seems interesting though I know nothing about it...

Thanks for reminding me that I didn't say what the hell this game is about.  Pretty much the whole premise is that everyone plays a god and takes turns in creating a world, including terrain, weather, civilizations, and full-scale wars.  It's a giant sandbox and you can build civilizations or just dick around and ruin everyone else's.  To prevent too much of the latter, there is a veto system in place to prevent people from making totally crazy things (like "plains of cake" or whatever).

I have yet to play a complete game of this, so whatever.  If we run into rules problems, then we'll figure something out.
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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2010, 06:51:37 PM »
Ah to hell with it,

Call me #1
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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2010, 09:38:14 PM »
Sweet, just need one more and we can try to get this trainwreck a-rollin'!

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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010, 11:46:45 AM »
Sounds fun, I'll give it a go...

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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2010, 12:02:45 PM »
I would like to try it too. Sounds like fun.

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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2010, 02:59:01 PM »
Awesome.  We just need to iron out a few final details regarding the map:

-What size do we want to start with?  8.5" x 11"?

-Does everyone have a higher-level image editing program (GIMP, Photoshop, etc)?  I ask this because we can throw down gridlines without messing up the map if we use one of those, making the area effects easier to measure.

-Do we just want to be more vague with regards to area effects and just use best judgement for area effects?

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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2010, 03:42:30 PM »
I do not have any of those currently but I can get one if we need to, and it is free.

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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2010, 04:59:23 PM »
GIMP is free, and I have that...

Are there free quickstart rules I can take a look at or something?

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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2010, 07:08:02 PM »
I linked the free rules in the first post.  Here it is again (right click and "Save As").

http://www.clanwebsite.org/games/rpg/Dawn_of_Worlds_game_1_0Final.pdf
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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2010, 07:36:19 PM »
I feel stupid...

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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2010, 07:46:41 PM »
I have photoshop but to be honest I have no idea how to use it. If what you're describing is easy I will take some time to learn the stuff.
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Re: Dawn of Worlds (3+ Players)
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2010, 08:00:11 PM »
I have photoshop but to be honest I have no idea how to use it. If what you're describing is easy I will take some time to learn the stuff.

I'm not as familiar with Photoshop as I am with GIMP, but I think there's an option that pops up gridlines on the image.  If nothing else you can use the rulers as guidelines.

I suppose I should probably start up a game thread.

To configure gridlines in GIMP, you go to Image -> Configure Grid.  You want to set them to .25" x .25"
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To show the Grid, you go to View -> Show Grid
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