Long, long ago, The Creator, last of a race from another universe, made this Universe and all within it. He also created sentient races on several of the planets throughout the universe, one such species being mankind upon the planet, Earth. To guide mankind, The Creator set upon the Earth entities that would watch over mankind and help them evolve and grow, so that they could, one day, be like unto The Creator and his race had been, thus continuing the evolution of all sentient life. They would evolve, and eventually, follow The Creator into the next universal plain of existence. Once The Creator had set this mandate down, he, too, left this universe for another to continue his work, leaving the Gods to do his work.
However, the entities, called the Alaphim by The Creator, soon began to drift from their father's plan. They began to rule over humanity instead of guiding it, and factions began to fight against other factions as they forced humanity to worship, love, fear, and dread them, feeding off said emotions as a power source. Eventually, it broke out into an all out battle.
It was Ragnarok.
The Gods, Titans, the monsters, the legends, the myths, and the tall tales all fought each other as humanity raged with their deities. Lands sunk below the waves and the very Earth was forever changed as great cities collapsed and great mountains were shattered and new ones rose up.
Finally, there were but three Alaphim who survived. The first was Brahman, who having seen it's brother and sister gods perish who had followed her, broke herself apart into a unified spirit that would watch over it's remaining followers as the ultimate Hindu entity.
The second was Buddha, the youngest of the Alaphim. Horrified at the loss and the slaughter that humanity had gone through, Buddha remade himself into a man, Siddhartha Gautama, that he might live among the humans and teach them the way into enlightenment.
The last survivor was the oldest and strongest of the Alaphim. His name was Elohim, and as he watched all of his family die and a large part of humanity, he grieved. He swore that he would safe guard humanity, as his father, The Creator, had asked them to. So it was that he took upon himself the great burden of keeping humanity alive, guarded, and safe.
Now, in the 21st Century, humanity is precariously balanced as a darkness begins to plot it's destruction. The time has finally come for the fallen Alaphim to be reborn and take up their mantles of humanities protectors, or all will be lost.
Welcome all! In this RPG (the idea helped along and brainstormed with ChouBlaster's help) you will become a reborn god, goddess, titan, monster (or whatever) from Mythology/Legend/Folklore (any of them) and, hopefully, help save humanity.
You will have no memories of your previous Alaphim life (though, when awakened, you will remember the name you used back then and the basic knowledge thereof). This means you will retain your current personality and memories (so maybe the reincarnation of Zeus (or countless others) won't be such a dick this time around).
(If it helps, think of the reincarnation here as sort of like the one from Avatar: The Last Airbender. You'll recognize who you once were, but you are still a unique individual).
Please fill out the character creation sheet below if interested:
NAME: The full name of your character.
GENDER: Your character's gender.
AGE: How old your character is. Should be between 15 and 50 years of age.
FORMER PERSONA: Who your character was previously (Zeus, Odin, Ra, etc.....).
NATIONALITY: Where your character is from.
APPEARANCE: What your character looks like. Pictures are welcome, but written detailed descriptions are encouraged.
CHARACTER HISTORY & PERSONALITY: A basic description of your character's past and his or her more prominent character traits.
CHARACTER SONG (Optional): Music you associate with the character.
PERSONAL SKILLS: Here you may chose two minor skills your character has. Nothing extraordinary – basically just an everyday pair of talents which he or she happens to be good at. Cooking, drawing, singing, etc.
GOD POWERS(S): The power you start the game out with. This is dependant, of course, on which person you play as. (Hermes can't shoot lightning bolts, as an example). This power can be offensive, defensive, a weapon, general magic, etc......Every time you level up, you will unlock another of your God Powers and list it here.
When describing your chosen power, please be as specific as possible: I will want to know the ability, its effect, and preferably the mechanics behind the effect.
Also note that all reborn Alaphim will be on an even level with each other. Zeus' reborn character won't be more powerul than, say, Anansi is, all told.
Observe that a few powers will be banned for plot-related reasons. Also, as GM I reserve the liberty to impose restrictions to your powers or suggest alternatives.
STATS: Stats that determine the physical and mental abilities of your character unrelated to his or her Alaphim Powers. You have 10 points to start out with. Please note that a standard/average human being has stats of 1 in all categories (aside from power/skill).
Brawn: Concerns strength, endurance, durability and similar physical aspects.
Speed: Concerns actual body movement speed/running speed.
Agility: Concerns dodging skills, acrobatics, reflexes and reaction time, etc.
Perception: Concerns attention to detail, noticing the small things and being aware of one’s surroundings (also grants the user a higher chance of seeing through illusions and bearing up better against mental attacks).
Power: Generally indicates the scale the God Powers works on.
Skill: Generally indicates the quantities of effects your character can manifest and/or the degree of fine control he or she has of her powers. Also concerns fighting abilities and personal skills.
Where everyone is
Oh, and just as a general rule:
I expect a certain level of good characterness here from all players. No lieing, no intentional power stealing/copying, no intentional power gaming, no snide comments to each other in this sign-up thread or in the Game Thread. No baiting or harrassing people either.
If there are any problems, you bring them to me via PM, please.
And, though I've never told anyone this before (never needed to, really), I work on a three strikes principle in all my RPG's. If you break the above thrice, I WILL boot you out and make sure a moderator warns you to stay out of the threads involved therein.
This is just friendly advice to remember to conduct yourselves accordingly.