Hey guys, I’ve always had a fascination for mutants and mutations and I think my interest in Thrive and evolution partially came from my interest with X-Men (any of you guys read any of those comics? They were kick ass) so I want to make a cool X-Men STYLED (but not exactly X-men) forum game off for you folks. It’ll be a bit of sci-fi mixed in with radiation and mutation and maybe nuclear war and apocalypse themes (some Fallout inspiration too). This is kind of going to be more like those RPG forum games that you have seen on some of the other big gaming forums. I don’t know if any of you guys have used the CivFanatics, Paradox Forums, or Total War Forums, but you can find examples of this there and I remember reading some good ones. So, here goes:
THE MUTATION GAME
The story will take place on Earth around the year 2100. I won’t dive into the full background of the story yet, but intense research and engineering in nuclear technology and the increased use of uranium and other radioactive materials has led to some crazy mutant powers developing in certain individuals. Superpowers, if you wish (this is my explanation for superpowers in this world). The game is set in the near future, and a lot of the really cool and advanced technologies are actually unknown to the general public.
The game will be extremely simple to play. You make a character, and then you tell me what to do and I throw it all in a random number generator (1 to 100) to determine the outcome . I will give penalties and bonuses to rolls based off of the circumstances, how difficult it is, your character’s abilities, good roleplaying, etc (it will be either flat penalties to the outcome or multipliers). The depth of the game will really be in how you guys choose to solve and overcome the situations and adventures you face.
The game will be about you playing as a superhuman mutant and taking on the antagonists of the world, from greedy businessmen and powerful governments, to mad scientists and heroic soldiers. You can even turn on the other players and join the antagonists, or pit people against each other.
If you’d like to join, you get to create a character that you will play as. For your character, please describe the following:
Name: Self Explanatory
Description/Background: Self Explanatory
Superpower/Mutation: What their superpower or mutation is and possibly how they got it. For example maybe you were in an accident at the nuclear reactor plant and the radiation you were exposed to gave you x-ray vision and superhuman endurance.
I think that covers everything. Once we get enough players to start a game I will give an intro on the state of the world and where you guys all begin.