Follow TV Tropes


Roleplay / A Game of Gods

Go To

A Game of Gods: A Multiversal Challenge was the first chapter in the Chronicles of the Gods series. In addition to introducing many of the basic concepts- such as Nomads and challenges- it also provided a framework for future games and remains the most popular and well-known installment.

Can be found here.

A Game Of Gods contains examples of:

  • Blinded by the Light: Mason throws a flashbang when the Common Room went dark. Some of the people inside got blinded temporarily.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": Mal-Keshar insists that guns are 'thundersticks' and rifles are 'dragonsticks'.
  • Advertisement:
  • Call-Back: During the Halo: Reach Challenge, Lambda asks Phi to come to him, and when he does, Lambda hurts him. A couple of challenges later, Lambda does it again, but Phi doesn't fall for it. It helps that Lambda is grief stricken with Echidna's death and everyone knows he's gonna snap at them for it.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Kimimaro explaining the mechanics behind his powers to Dr. Langley while slaughtering Morlocks.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: At first, it was all just fun and random, but then, as the challenges got Darker and Edgier, so did the tone of the entire RPG.
  • Death Is Cheap: Dying in the challenges simply boots A Champion back to the Common Room, leaving them no worse for the wear; at the very worst, it is a mild inconvenience. Some players occasionally take advantage of this fact to get out of challenges they don't like by having their characters die easily or commit suicide. Outside of the challenges, however, death is very much permanent.
  • Elephant in the Living Room: The characters are often dropped into situations where they really should stand out, but don't. Justified in that the characters are there to complete a challenge, which would be impossible to complete if everyone noticed them and flipped out from the start, and people eventually do start to notice that there's something a bit off about these strangers once they start drawing attention to themselves (such as when they blow up all of southwest Verona).
    • In the Blood Feud challenge, the characters are dropped into Romeo and Juliet, and none of the world's inhabitants are bothered by their presence.
    • Zigzagged in the Halo Reach challenge. The challengers are pretty much treated as normal... until they do stuff that is not normal. Luckily Subaru makes a Saving Throw and convinces the troops that all the Challengers are special forces. Until they see that Subaru is a cyborg. And than Mal-Keshar slithers out of the shadows. The troops freak out.
  • Enemy Mine: Characters from all over the alignment scale forced to work together... when they manage to stop fighting each other.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Saren does not take kindly to anyone mocking Subaru's ability to fight. Just ask Jack Noir.
  • Fauxshadowing: The End of Evangelion being a Nomad challenge when a representative of Lambda named the Inevitable smashes computer equipment used related to Tokyo-3 work, including broadcast of the said movie. Earlier, Spriggan used PHANTOM to see if he can recreate 3D maps of other places. His first choice: Tokyo-3 based from End of Evangelion as a test. Narumi swears to defeat the JSSDF if the Nomads send them there after he learned of what they did to Tokyo-3. Nothing of this happens.
  • Fisher Kingdom: Halloweentown and the Silverrealm turn the characters into more appropriately-dressed versions of themselves.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Rey cowers, cries, and freaks out constantly from the instant he shows up in the challenges...until getting snapped out of it by the first monster attack in the Magical Girl challenge. Double points for Rey for kicking an Elite in the gonads, even though it doesn't do much.
  • Let's You and Him Fight:
    • Narumi in the "Blood Feud" challenge picked a fight with both Saren and Ravage on two separate occasions, mistaking them for Dopants.
    • In the Endless Blue challenge, Narumi attacked Kirby, mistaking him to be one of the hammerhead sharks.
    • It would have happened again in Halloween Town, but Gordon stopped him from picking some fights.
  • Mood Whiplash: Happens often. Especially this one. To clarify, Mason makes a heroic speech... Then promptly strips down to his underwear.
  • My Sensors Indicate You Want to Tap That: Phi asks Rey if he wants to tap Gordan.
  • No One Gets Left Behind:
    • Spriggan does this to Luxanna when she's knocked out cold during the SCP challenge.
    • Quoted per verbatim by Mason during the Half-Life challenge, while giving cover to everyone who wasn't in the reactor building. Saren violently pulled him in.
  • Out, Damned Spot!: The Doctor starts seeing blood on his hands during the crossover challenge.
  • Pass the Popcorn: Chi shows up with a bucket of Popcorn at one point, while some of the other Nomads are arguing. No-one is sure why or where he got it.
  • World of Ham: The Blood Feud challenge. Saren and Ravage are definitely the hammiest.
    Saren: Useless prattle. Thou hearest report of a great beast who wouldst devour thine kin and end the line of Capulet for the grudge, and what doest thou? Prolong the ordeal and order the service of questionable men in arms, kick away the option of the diplomat! What a Soveraigne be thou, what fine orders thou givst!
    Ravage: I shall tell thee but once; end this feud 'twixt thee and Capulet, Montague, or on the head of thine son, Romeo it shalt be! Thou shalt not have time enough to mourn his passing 'ere my wroth and vengeance be upon thee, and Verona shall run red with the blood of Capulet and Montague entire in resitution for the violence and bloodshed thou hast wrought!
  • You All Meet in a Cell: All of the characters are taken from their home universes and start out trapped in a hotel, which is located in what looks like Tokyo.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: Hurray! Omega is defeated and the Champions have won! Wait, what's that? They forgot about freeing Echidna? Ah well, back to the planet for one final battle.