Anyone out there a GM who'd like to run but is too busy?
A player who needs something creative to do during the lags in game posting?
Have a concept for a character but there's no way you could ever make them work mechanically?
Are you more of a writer than a gamer?
Well I have a proposal: we play a game. Without the game rules. Without a GM. And without limits on who gets to pose the characters when they have an idea to add.
One person I played with coined it Chaotic Fiction. I can describe it as "writing a script by jotting down a snippet, then leaving it in a public place for anyone to pick up and scrawl on, before coming back and trying to finish whatever you started while trying to figure out what to make of these new parts that you don't remember writing". (For examples here's the game the group actually played starting here, continuing here for a bit, restarting here after a break game, and ending here again.
)This is an extremely high trust type of game.
Not only do you have to trust that the other players won't make some tripped-out god and/or continuously grab the spotlight you also have to trust that they if they pick up an idea, and especially a character, that you started they won't then render it a lame mess. And by the same token they have to be able to trust that if they use something you create that you won't use your authorial privileged over it like a choke-chain or throw a diva tantrum. There will be at least one referee to see that things don't get out of control, but they will not have complete power.
Also important to note: There will be no one GM who is responsible for everything outside of what the PCs do.
For the first game I may do more of that than I would usually expect if the new players need a "tutorial". But ultimately the point of this method of playing is that the burden of creating the story is spread out.
As for specifics of what I'm thing for the game:
Crinoverse. It contains everything. And most of the necessary information is available right here on the ATT.You do not have to read the entire Crinoverse thread to play in this game.
Light, and slightly funny. The current Avengers' show is close. My personal opinion is the whole process goes smoother if things aren't taken too seriously.
* Power and Beating People Up:
PL would probably top off at 12. Fights should roughly be decided by comparing PL, but limits can be overcome by a creative. Basically you either need to team up to take on a guy over your PL or come up with a suitably awesome idea (ideally still allowing the other characters some contribution).
* Concepts Allowed:
When I said the Crinoverse contains "everything" I wasn't exaggerating. Plus you can, if you really want to, play an established character from some property.Please ask questions now. I don't care if you don't have any, think up something random.
I'm sure to have missed something: this is the first time I've had to propose one of these not to the same group that was already doing them.
EDIT: Likely Recruiting Number:
Six players to start. Thread will be opened up later once people have gotten comfortable.
Characters already submitted:KinematicEchoQuentin WildeLilith Kane and BastenvyWar HawkGrusht (masquerading as The Enforcer)