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The Cold Weird - Theremin Dreams

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by MartinLuther, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. MartinLuther

    MartinLuther Really Dragon this Out

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    The Game
    The Cold Weird is another dang FATE game that could be considered a spiritual successor to my previous Insanity Reigns games. But unlike in those games, we have actual mechanics, lore, and is supposed to be less jokey/memey and more absurdist/weird. It uses the same rules as IOT XXIII but without the quest mechanics and you can take 5 actions instead of 4. Also unlike IOT XXIII, I have already created world aspects but nothing is 100% set in stone. We can change the details of the aspects or even change the aspect itself if we all mostly agree with them.
    The Map

    Right here

    I don't care how much initial claims you take so long as its realistic.​
    The Aspects



    A Fiery Revolution
    The worst fears of the capitalists have come true and the only war they couldn't stop happened; nuclear war. The entire world was entrenched in revolutionary fire by The People's Bombs. With most of the world reduced to ash, we are all free to do what is necessary.



    A Vanguard Beyond History
    We were not alone in our struggle. After the destruction of our capitalist overlords we partnered up with our saviors: Aliens and Dolphins. With them we have created societies that would make our forefathers jealous.



    The Cycle of Evolution
    Our evolution started at asexual reproduction and we as a species have returned to it. Gone are the days of needing bodily contact to have offspring, we have new means to do that.
     
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  2. MartinLuther

    MartinLuther Really Dragon this Out

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  3. MartinLuther

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    Reserved post WITH A VENGENCE
     
  4. MartinLuther

    MartinLuther Really Dragon this Out

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    Oh one more thing: make sure all your factions fit in with The Cold War theme.
     
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    NinjaCow64 The Continuation of the Dream Supporter

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  6. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 The Continuation of the Dream Supporter

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    New Babylon


    High Concept: Intergalactic Shapeshifting Baby Eating Capitalist Reptile People
    Trouble: Capitalists in an Anti-Capitalist Universe
    Stunt: Mušlalillu lū Dariāta/i: +2 to Covert rolls when Creating Advantages by covertly replacing VIPs with shapeshifting reptiles.
    Aspects:
    • Reptoids Eternal - We survived the Intergalatic Revolution. We survived the fall of Babylon. You stupid proles think that mere nuclear missiles can stop us?
    • Not all Aliens are Comrades - We may be few in number, but we are proof that capitalism can survive in space. Suck on lemons, Tim Curry.
    • The People Factory - No, not the "People's" Factory. Produces humans for servitude, soldiering and most importantly delicious babies for consumption.
    Approaches:
    • Covert: +2 - Shapeshifting, son.
    • Charm: 0 - Baby eating reptiles is a PR disaster.
    • Force: +1 - Endless waves of consciousless clones (both class-wise and literally) make for a powerful army.
    • Science: 0 - Science is unprofitable
    • Thrift: +1 - Capitalism, baybee.
    History: David Icke was right, shapeshifting baby eating reptoids were members of the ruling capitalist classes. How did he know? Because he was one. Returning to their homeland of Britain (Buckingham palace, natch), they plan to crush the revolution and finish the job entrusted to Gorbachev - destroy Communism once and for all.
     
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  7. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    As per special request by the Game Moderator, reserving


    Details to follow.
     
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  8. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    The future... is to command & conquer!



    (constructing sign up)
     
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  9. LordArgon

    LordArgon Chieftain

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    Name: Gorilla Guerilla Group

    High Concept: Guerilla Gorillas fighting the Man.

    Trouble: Going Bananas

    Stunt: Gorilla Marketing: +2 to charm when creating guerilla groups in countries with leaders.

    Aspects:
    Down with the Man: The GGG fights against all authority, no matter how fair they call themselves.
    Apestranaughts: Gorillas from beyond the stars have joined our fight, bringing with them enhanced brains and superpower granting bananas.
    Clone Wars: Using a captured clone lab we create more warriors to fight for freedom. Sadly we don't know how it works so the results are iffy.

    Map:



    Approaches:

    • Covert – 1 Nobody seems to notice 300 pound gorillas.

    • Charm – 0 We don't talk so good.

    • Force – 2 We are strong with this one.

    • Science – 0 We don't need no education

    • Thrift – 1 Duct tape fixes everything.
     
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    Behold, your hero
     
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  11. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    I'm going to defer my full application until we've got a few more players. It'll help me figure out the geopolitical situation for my Trouble/Aspects.

    Base claims:



    Faded red are de jure but that I'm willing to cede to other applications. If anyone wants to play as a constituent SSR à la Ukraine in IdIOT2, gimme a shout and we'll talk.
     
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    Name:
    Epsilon Army

    High Concept: Be One with Yuri

    Trouble: Limits of One Mind: Yuri's desire for direct power does give a strategic opportunity for his foes

    Stunt:
    Psychic Beacon: no need to use Charm to keep the population in check where Psychic Becaons are located and you can plant one in enemy territory once per war. Need fate point to build them. Cannot deploy in neutral territory.

    Aspects:
    Genetic Mutator:
    Yuri has mastered the art of real time genetic mutation, including the development of his archer program and the results of the brutes, as well as the commando Rahn. This places Yuri at the hallmark of revolution.
    Psionics: Yuri and his forces process a depth of mental powers, including pyrokinesis and mind control. Let us see the vanguard can match the power of Yuri...
    The Proselyte: Yuri does have a delegation: his own commander, the Proselyte, who will set out his will… as long as this chosen remains loyal. In these times such a commander will be handy to help Yuri reach the surviving masses.

    Map:


    Spoiler claims :
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    Approaches:


    • Covert – +1 Good day lieutenant: where is the top secret meeting of world leaders? Tell me...
    • Charm – +2: look deeply into my eyes...
    • Force – 0 The entire world, and all of its history, is mine to COMMAND AND CONQUER.
    • Science – +1 Either it's an alien invasion or Yuri's been watching too much TV!
    • Thrift – 0 Slaves are cheap, hahaha!
     
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  13. MartinLuther

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    I could definitely use more factions.
     
  14. Thorvald of Lym

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    Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик
    Union of Soviet Socialist Republics







    Note the superiority of the Socialist system, evident in the pale red territories that can be freely claimed by other applicants.

    High Concept: Headquarters of the Revolution
    Capital: Moskva
    Premier/General Secretary/Grand Poobah: Alexander Ivanovich Romanov


    COMRADE GENERAL! Welcome to the future of Soviet Union! Having refused our generous invitation to the Socialist brotherhood, the Allies now stand defeated, their peoples liberated and their technologies repurposed for the betterment of the world entire! The workers have suffered greatly from the death throes of the Bourgeoisie, but who could hope to stand against the might of a truly universal Revolution?! By the grace of our comrades from the stars, we, the international Proletariat, have survived to bury what remains of the capitalist exploiters! Today, we begin a new era, a Soviet era of global prosperity and friendship! Zofia will tell you more...


    Trouble: Designs Above Their Station
    In his exuberance, the Premier may have neglected to elaborate the less savoury aspects of our situation. The war has left our chain of command in disarray, and several ambitious officers joust amongst themselves for promotion into the upper echelons. A select few may even be eyeing Premiership for themselves irrespective of constitutional process... such traitors shall be dealt with accordingly. Do not worry, Sir – I am certain you hold no doubt as to my sympathies.

    Approaches
    Covert:
    0
    Charm: 1
    Force: 2
    Science: 1
    Thrift: 0

    Stunt: The Iron Curtain
    Based on a theory of resonating molecules, the Iron Curtain device can temporarily envelop non-organic material in an ion field that disrupts most physical effects and shields against psionic interference, effectively rendering the target invulnerable and immutable. Spend a Fate Point: When deployed in a conventional attack or defence action, any Military Consequence incurred is one level lower (and Minor Consequences are ignored).

    Aspects

    Revolution, Interrupted

    Take caution, Commander: the ideological war may be won, but there are still pockets of resistance across the globe clinging to discredited beliefs. Moreover, several of our former allies have seized on the Union's postwar instability to assert their own misguided neo-nationalist ambitions. How you choose to deal with them is your prerogative, so long as they remember at day's end this is still Moscow's game. The Premier has his legacy to consider, no?

    Tesla Transcendent
    With the help of our extraterrestrial benefactors, the Union's already-enviable research into Alternating Current has advanced by leaps and bounds. Our Tesla weaponry has been refined into the most cost-effective equipment of any modern arsenal, while clean power is provided cheap and abundantly throughout the Union.

    The Future is Chrome
    Having triumphed over the materialistic constraints of hard sexual dichotomy, men, women and undeclared alike are poised for the next epoch of humanity: mind-machine augmentation. Abandoned since the Second Great War, cyborgs are not only now feasible, but in some places a requirement to survive the remaining wastelands scarred by capitalism's last exploitative gasp.
     
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