|Gods of the Gods (deities_mod) wrote,|
@ 2012-02-24 17:22:00
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|The gods have not faded away, or been reborn. They are not in high school. They have not forgotten who they were. They remember, because they still exist.|
Though their followers are fewer and less vocal, once a god, always a god. The important things have not changed with the passage of time, though with the advance of the mortal world, gods have discovered the joys of modernization. Because even a Muse can appreciate an iPod.
Of course the Sumerians are still insular (and a tad stuck up), the Greeks still squabble amongst themselves more than they do with the other pantheons, and the Norse… well, with Loki on the loose and Ragnarok threatened, they do have their hands full.
In every pantheon, just as in any group of individuals, you have those that are warm, friendly and open. And those that never learned to work and play well with others. How will they manage to coexist? How have they done so thus far? And what happens when Anubis meets Hades? Or Thor challenges Nergal?
Come help us answer those questions and tell those stories.
|WHERE CAN CHARACTERS PLAY?|
|Just about anywhere! They're gods, after all. However, there are certain places even gods have a hard time getting to. Hades jealously guards the entrance to the Greek underworld. Heimdal is pretty stringent about who is allowed into Asgard. When treading upon the godly home of another pantheon, make sure your own divinity is actually allowed. When in doubt, ask. But on the mortal plane, i.e. Earth, the only limits are your imagination.|
|WHERE DOES MY GOD LIVE?|
|See the above answer. Most characters have a temple established in their ancestral seat of power, above or below the mortal plane. Zeus resides on Mount Olympus most of the time, Frigg lives in Asgard, etc. If characters prefer living with humanity as opposed to living with fellow gods, they may have nice little homes somewhere on Earth, and posts can reflect this as well. Some gods and goddesses have both!|
|CAN MY GOD HAVE A JOB?|
|Technically, your god already has a job: being a god. This is not a reincarnation game, nor does it have an American Gods inspired theme (despite how awesome that book is), so your god still has to do whatever your god is responsible for doing. How they manage that is up to you. But if you wish your god to have a more human-type job as a hobby, they are certainly able to. We also encourage you to give your god various interests. They're very old beings, surely they've acquired a few along the way.|
|WHAT IS THIS CONCEPT THAT EVERYBODY KEEPS TALKING ABOUT?|
|Gods, generally, don't drive cars or speedboats or Vespa scooters. They can, if they want to have some fun, but that's not really what they need to travel. There are a few, in the myths, that have specific modes of transportation, but the truth is, gods can go anywhere their sphere of influence extends. That's what Concept is: it's the actual concept of the god or goddess, the very thought or idea of them, the essence of divinity. (Think Scotty and his transporter, but all godly and stuff, and without a Starfleet Engineer.)|
|WHAT POWERS DOES MY GOD HAVE?|
|They have the powers granted them in their myth. If your god is the god of little fuzzy bunnies, then he has control over them. He may even be a fertility god, even if his myth doesn't specifically say so, but it's strongly hinted at. We're willing to be flexible in the interpretation to a certain point, as long as you can make an argument for it. However, being the god of little fuzzy bunnies does not really give your god the power to shoot lightning bolts from his eyes, or reduce somebody to a puddle of goo with a wave of his hand. Be reasonable.|
|CAN I HAVE A GOD FROM ANY PANTHEON?|
|Almost. We don't allow a god from a monotheistic pantheon, mostly because it would open up a can of worms we don't want to deal with. (i.e. No, you cannot apply for Jesus or Allah. We will spank you if you try.) Additionally, we have said no to Loa from Voudon. (Which we will explain if you want to contact us about it.) Other than that, if your god has enough resource material to fulfill our application requirements, we'd love to see what you come up with!|
|WHAT ABOUT A GOD THAT'S IN A FIXED PLACE?|
|There are certain gods that have very specific jobs that require them to be in very specific places, such as Charon or Heimdal. We will not tell you that you cannot apply for these characters, but you need to figure out how they can go on a walk-about without their duties suffering. If you're creative enough? We'd love to see it.|
|WHAT ABOUT A GOD THAT'S “DEAD”?|
|Dead gods are dead. Sorry, but gods such as Balder or Pallas are pretty much a no go. To borrow a phrase from Doctor Who, they are fixed points in time. Their deaths were included in the myth for a very specific reason, and bringing them back from the dead would wreak havoc with the other gods involved in that myth. That said, if you have an argument for resurrecting a dead god, we're willing to listen to it. We'll probably still say no, though.|
|WHAT ABOUT A GOD THAT'S ACTUALLY AN ANIMAL?|
|We have been asked about this a number of times, and traditionally, the answer to this has been nope, sorry, not allowed. The reason for this is pretty simple: we've yet to come across a reasonable explanation for why a god that's an animal (such as Fenrir) would suddenly become human. (And nobody has asked to play him as a wolf. Not once. That might get some consideration, but it would have to be discussed at length by the moderators should that ever occur.)|
|HOW DO YOU DO DAY CHANGES/TIME PASSAGE?.|
|Short answer: we don't. Long answer: We sort of deal with time passage on our board the same way that soap operas do. We don't usually specifically say what day it is, unless we're doing a holiday thread. We just keep it in the general season of the year, and go from there.|
|WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THE REPLY LENGTH? SOMETIMES IT'S SEVERAL PARAGRAPHS, SOMETIMES IT'S JUST A SENTENCE. WHAT GIVES?|
|It's simply there for creative flexibility. For instance, in a conversation, several paragraphs are sometimes nothing more than filler. At other times, getting a glimpse of what the character is thinking, or knowing that the character is lying, helps move the plot along. It depends on the situation. We would like to focus more on quality than quantity. (That said, if you don't give your writing partner something to work with, we may have to smack you upside the head with a lobster.)|
|MY QUESTION WASN'T ANSWERED HERE.|
|If you've looked through all of these answers, and also checked the Rules and Guidelines, and didn't find what you were looking for, then drop us a line either via e-mail OR in our Drop Box and we'll do our best to promptly answer your question.|