The Orb of PyritusGM: Losthawken Co GM: Love to Write The Orb of Pyritus It is all powerful and sought by many, but few are the ones who will wield it. When it was created, the Orb opened a myriad of portals to other dimensions, as though it were calling its suitors into battle. Now, conflict is brewing across the Multiverse as competitors seek to be the sole holder of the ORB OF PYRITUS. The Game This is not a typical game on the RPG forum. It is designed for low commitment play for any players who want to introduce themselves, practice, experiment, or just have fun. The goal of each character is to acquire the Orb of Pyritus. When the orb was created it opened many portals from other dimensions. Your character can be from any dimension you can imagine and be whatever type of character you wish. Its wide open. The Orb The glowing Orb possesses unlimited power. Anyone who wields it will have his natural abilities enhanced to a supernatural extent and may also find new powers. The aura of its effect spreads to all others nearby, but to a lesser extent. The enhancements of the orb work on both living and non-living objects. The Rules How it works: 1. The object of the game is NOT to acquire the Orb. It is to have FUN and enjoy a challenge. No whining if you don’t get awarded the Orb 2. ONLY the GM can move the Orb into new hands. This will be done in game by the GM or delegated in the discussion thread. Success in acquiring the orb will be determined according to creativity, quality of writing, obedience to the rules and maintaining fairness and movement in the game. 3. When the Orb is transferred, the character will be immediately warped back to his home world with the Orb leaving those who lost the Orb to find a different portal to the new world. 4. All portals lead to the Orb. 5. The Orb cannot be destroyed, damaged or changed. 6. "I turned around and he was gone." It occasionally happens that players go absent. If you find yourself stuck waiting on a absent player you may ask permission of the GM to invoke the "I turned around and he was gone," rule. To do this, you write in that the absent player's character simply disappeared when your character wasn't looking. Disappeared characters can always be brought back into the game by making an excuse for disappearing if the absent player returns. Standard Rules: 1. Do NOT control other characters, including causing direct injury to other players. It is each players option to decide the degree of injury his own character receives. As an example you can shoot a fireball or grapple and try to break your opponents arm, however, your opponent decides how burned or injured his character becomes. You succeed in the game by how well you write and how creative you are, not by how much you injure your opponent. 2. GM is law and can break and modify his own rules without notice. 3. No god moding. Strive for balance among all other players. 4. You cannot kill other players 5. Players can make Non-Player Characters if necessary 6. No out of character content (OOC). Keep that to the http://www.writingforums.org/threads/the-orb-of-pyritus-discussion-thread.130093/. 7. Write the NEXT part of the story. Avoid re-capping. Use showing in the present to respond to previous posts; avoid re-telling entire previous posts from your character’s perspective. 8. Character Templates do not need to be approved, but must be posted in the discussion thread with the characters name in the post title. A list of current characters can be found at the bottom of this post. 9. No one-liners or short posts. Let’s shoot for 100 words + 10. Read the chapter summaries below and the most recent posts in the current chapter. 11. Abandoned characters will be simply dropped (See 'How it works: Rule 6: "I turned around and he was gone,") 12. FLAMING, INSULTING, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF HARSHNESS THAT IS DELIBERATELY USED TO HURT SOMEONE ELSE’S FEELINGS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AT ALL, NOR ACCEPTED ANYWHERE ELSE AROUND THE FORUM. 13. Edit before posting. 14. View the discussion thread for less formal details and to direction in the game. 15. Dialogue from other characters should be put in BOLD type 16. Put your character’s name in the title of your post 17. More than one character is allowed but requires the permission of the GM 18. Please feel welcome to make suggestions and negotiate with the GMs! Character Template: Name: Age: Gender: Species: Appearance: Personality: History: Powers/Equipment: Orb Chapters 1,2 Welcome to Theta Prime! A sophisticated resort world where gravity is not always consistent, sometimes causing oceans to float and rain to fall sideways. There are patches where the gravity is normal, and patches where the gravity will throw you in the air, all meant for the entertainment of pleasure of interstellar travelers. The residents of this world employ Gravity Packs (similar to jet packs) and Pressure Sensors to detect where on odd gravity spot is so they don't accidentally get crushed or thrown for a loop. While a resort world with floating river's and islands may seem awesome, all is not well on Theta Prime. An experiment gone wrong, has set loose a monster, named Gree, upon this world. What's worse...this monster is capable of infecting other humans and turning them into nightmarish creatures with strange abilities But that isn't even the worst part. Gree is in possession of the Orb of Pyritus, and he will not be giving it up willingly. Are you up to the challenge?