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So, this is a scenario I've played around with a couple times, and it's always been one of my favorites, so I thought I'd try it out for RTD. The way character creation is set up is a little more complicated than in previous RTDs, as this scenario takes place in a setting I've spent a long time working on and refining. As such, please be sure to read The Rules where all the aspects of character creation are covered. And above all, have fun!
Here we go.
 - Epic Fail. The action was not performed, and backfired horribly.  - Fail. Nothing happened.  - Partial Success. The exact degree of success is established by the GM.  - Success. The action was carried out adequately.  - Epic Success. The action succeeded in the most positive way possible.  - Overshot. Though the result was achieved, the action backfires horribly due to disproportionately large effort.
1. Talking Is a Free Action. Please talk to each other to your hearts' content - an important part of this scenario is the interactions and bonds you make with your fellow sinners.
2. An important factor in this universe is Magic. Magic is divided into four schools, but there are also other options if you wish to forego the use of it.
3. When I talk about magic specialty, this refers to what specific magic powers you have. This can be anything from elemental kinesis to strength augmentation to super speed to changing the molecular structure of your skin. Just go wild with it. Specialties for miracle workers are unique in that their magic depends on the god they're devoted to, but you can go wild with this one too; anyone from Zeus to Marvel's Thor to Hatsune Miku are valid (though of course you can't follow a Dark or Old God; a Priest of Cthulhu would be considered more of a witch).
4. Race also plays an important role, but this world's races are categorized into three genuses (geni?). I will list them as follows:
5. Backstory is fun, but won't be included in the character sheet. The premise of the scenario is that your character isn't aware of their backstory themselves. Of course, you are free to write up a backstory for yourself if you wish and reveal it as the roleplay goes on; in fact that's quite encouraged.
6. Hobbies, Profession, and Personality are there for extra flavor; they can determine extra skills or equipment you can get, or the nature of your Sin. They function pretty much the same as in past RTD games.
7. And lastly, the Judge has used His omnipotent powers to grant you your own personal Sin. This is a living embodiment of the deadly vice you most embodied in life, and as such is unique to you. Your Sin can help or hinder you throughout your quest on a whim. In the past, I only played this scenario with up to seven people, but since I don't know how many people are gonna join and I don't wanna leave anyone out, yes, you can double up on Sins. The exact nature and personality of your Sin is determined by the details of your character; rest assured even if we get a game full of Sloths, each Sin will still be unique.
First, you go to Purgatory. You walk around in the emptiness as a shambling skeleton, waiting in line for all eternity. You have no idea how long you've been waiting. It could be hours, it could be weeks, it could be years or centuries. It was certainly long enough for you to forget most of your life. All you know is waiting.
That is, until they call your name. You don't know how you even remember your name. Maybe you don't - maybe you entirely forgot about it until they called it. You really don't remember.
You're put on trial. The Jury goes over every aspect of your life, in private. A life you don't remember, and they do not deign to tell you.
You're sent to the Hall of Judgement. There, you find yourself gathered with a group of ragtag misifts just like yourself. You can feel your body again. You start to have a tiny bit of a semblance of who you were.
You feel your sins crawling on your back.
The Judge - A large, shirtless man with the head of a jackal, enters, and judges your worth by weighing your sins. If you pass; you will move on to Heaven and live eternity in Bliss. If you fail, you will be sent to the Fields of Punishment to suffer forever.
You fail. Every last one of you fails.
But the Judge makes you an offer you can't refuse. You can prove your worth and redeem yourself if you best him at a game. A true test of strength and wit, that will challenge not only your skills but who you are as a person, or at least, who you thought you were.
Do you accept?
Edited by Afterwards on May 21st 2020 at 5:00:56 AM
Name: Ne'igalomeatiga Iosefa Afamasaga (simply known as 'Tiga)
Personality: Anhedonic. Crestfallen. Dejected. Asocial.
'Tiga was a Samoan man living in France during the 1960s. In his life, he was described as a despondent person who seemed to have simply been born on the wrong side of bed, suffering silently from depression, insomnia and sleep paralysis. Not many knew him and It seemed like he was always carrying a boulder up a hill simply going outside to do daily errands. It wasn't until May 2nd, 1968 that he committed suicide by overdosing on the pills he had been prescribed to combat his insomnia. Unfortunately, this wouldn't be the end for him. For when his spirit traveled across the astral plane, a wicked Great Old One came across his soul.
The Great Old One known as Ammutseba, the Devourer of Stars, was attracted to his soul's overbearing feeling of melancholy and nihilism. So much so that it attempted bind itself to the soul, ultimately failing due to the spirit's one way destination to a mysterious place. Fortunately for the Old One the binding attempt still left an imprint on 'Tiga's soul and it would follow him to this strange place.
Hobbies: Singing, writing and cooking
Deadly Sin: Sloth
Ne'igalomeatiga Iosefa Afamasaga (Baisteach), you have the following abilities:
You also start out with the following equipment:
Went and did this already cuz I'm excited, I'll start up the game proper once we get abt three or so signups (but ofc new players are still free to join even after that)
Edited by Afterwards on May 21st 2020 at 4:56:24 AM
His royalty and unfortunate situation have made him conceited yet insecure. Around other creatures, while he does possess an undying pride for his people, he can have something of a Napoleon Complex. While not a tyrant while ruling, he definitely had his cruel streaks. He was killed when some rebels to the throne sent a frog to murder him.
Edited by TacoBadger on May 21st 2020 at 5:21:10 AM
Pontius Peony (Taco Badger), you have the following abilities:
You also get the following equipment:
Edited by Afterwards on May 21st 2020 at 11:28:01 AM
Name: Frank Dinervigore
Magic: Elemental powers (in class Wizard.) (Frank is a semi-novice.)
Specialty: Water, Earth, Air, Fire, Ice, Lightning, Metal (in that order. Frank doesn't know any other powers.)
Profession: Leader of a country.
Deadly Sin: Greed
Edited by Playing_with_boy on May 21st 2020 at 5:14:51 AM
Dangit, I kinda wanted to have Greed....
Writeup in progress.
Edited by TalesofUnder on May 21st 2020 at 7:23:26 PM
you can double up on Sins if you really want to. Your Greed would be personalized to your character and thus different from his Greed
My greed is a "corruption" greed.
btw playing when you say "Benders" do you mean like from Avatar or......
Hah like I'd tell right off the bat. This section will be updated as the game goes on.
The only thing he currently remembers is his cause of death: Ate His Gun.
Edited by unfortunatezorua on May 21st 2020 at 10:22:08 PM
Name: Yao Long
Genus: Human (specifically, Chinese)
Skills: A blow to the back of the neck that temporarily knocks out whoever suffers it (combat-oriented), logical thinking
Sin: Wrath (not surprising)
Yes. I mean from Avatar. But with more rules.
Rules for bending (General):
Out of universe:
Rules for air-bending:
Rules for earth-bending:
Rules for fire-bending:
Rules for ice-bending:
Rules for lightning-bending:
Rules for metal-bending:
Rules for water-bending:
Edited by Playing_with_boy on May 21st 2020 at 6:52:37 AM
lovely. i'll get to work on yalls abilities pronto
Edited by Afterwards on May 21st 2020 at 9:10:38 AM
She is pessimistic, highly self-conscious, and has a tendency to hold grudges. She's obsessed with being successful to the point where seeing people more successful than she is gives her great anxiety. As a result of all of this, she is constantly stressed.
Hobbies: Reading, gardening, taking care of a shitton of birds.
Deadly Sin: Envy
Edited by CustardAndPie on May 21st 2020 at 8:27:52 AM
Name: Kate Real Name: Adanne Sarvey
Race and Genus: Half Human, Nekomini
Magic: N/A (Unless mundane 'is this your card' magic counts lol)
Specialty/Skills: Thievery(Mainly pickpocketing), Stealth Attacks (Combat Oriented), Lockpicking
Personality: Jerk, snarky, materialistic girl with a habit of reffering to her 'old self' as a different person
After two years living off the streets, Kate eventually died by drowning on the 14th of August 2010 while running away from a police officer, due to how heavy and full of objects her clothes were and the inability to swim.
At one point, she stole another person's eye to replace her lost one
Hobbies/Profession: Stealing, admiring objects, annoying people, dressing up. Thief.
Edited by ElenaOkami on May 21st 2020 at 1:52:29 PM
Frank Dinervigore (Playing_with_boy), you have the following abilities:
K Reiss (unfortunatezorua), you have the following abilities:
Yao Long (Tales of Under), you have the following abilities:
Cordelia (Custard and Pie), you have the following abilities:
Kate (Elena Okami), you get the following abilities:
Edited by Afterwards on May 22nd 2020 at 9:48:38 AM
Also ik I said I'd start it after this but i am very tired now and it is very late lol so i'll do it tomorrow
Name: David S. Trapp (goes by Dave)
Race: Vermin (Humanoid rat)
Skills/Specialties: Powerful bite and sense of smell, and a special love of knives.
Personality: Full of cheer, joy, and homicidal tendencies. While always trying to make others happy, he's never the person most people enjoy the company of. He tries to hide it, but he can tell that most people hate him. Very protective of the rare person who actually likes him, and is not in any way afraid to fight dirty.
Backstory: It's a secret
Hobbies: Sharpening knives, throwing parties, fighting with non-humanoid rats over cheese
Name: Jin Linhan
Race and genus: Human, Human. (Also Chinese, if you didn't see it already)
Speciality: Has a Speciality in Potion Making.
Personality: Linhan is a reserved girl. She doesn't really want to interact with people unless she knows them more. She likes to work by herself and improve her magic the most she can do, but she always finds someone better than her and wants to be even better. It's not Greed what she is channeling, but Envy.
Hobbies/Profession: Linhan likes to practice her magic and to read books. Before dying, she was a competitor in the Imperial Wizardry Contest.
Deadly Sin: Envy.
Linhan was born in the Zhejiang province in China, where the lands were rich and fertile, and food did not run scarce. She was a kid wizard who was liked by her village, and a nice kid in general. However, this changed one day when Jiang Yuxue arrived at town. He was a kid wizard from a rich family, and seemed better than her in any way. Potions, spells, healing... everything was better than her. She went from a cheerful but a bit competitive kid to a Always Second Best envious kid. Every day and all night, she tried to study to be better, but Yuxue always was better. She did not know he cheated and used enchanted wands and magic enhancers. She tortured herself when comparing herself at him, and tried always to enhance her ability without anything else. Then, both of them got an invitation for the Imperial Wizardry Contest, and she began to be better than him. But the night before the final challenge, while working on her final potion, an explosive potion she remembered being safe and unable to be broken fell down "accidentally" from the shelf and killed her.
Dave S. Trapp, you get the following abilities:
So basically, you're a god at physical combat. You also get the following equipment:
Jin Linhan, you get the following abilities:
Alright, that's all characters done. I'll work on starting the game now.
Edited by Afterwards on May 22nd 2020 at 10:17:45 AM
Time feels like putty in this place. You don't remember when or how you left the Hall of Judgement; one minute you were just there, and now you are here. Though by all means the transition seemed to have taken a matter of seconds, to you it feels like it's been hours. As for where "here" is, well... We'll discuss that when we get to you individually.
The Judge appears before you. From the way his form flickers in and out of existence, you can tell he is a projection of some sort. He opens his mouth to speak, his voice is a rich, deep baritone.
"Welcome, all contestants, to the most important game you'll ever play. In case you've forgotten, you are dead. You've led a life of absolute debauchery and despotism, and have rightfully earned your place within the Fields of Punishment. But I, in my infinite wisdom and mercy, have allowed you an opportunity - a second chance, if you will. If you best me at my game, you will be forgiven of all wrongdoing, and accepted into Bliss.
"The rules are simple. Each day, you will be assigned a task. In a way, these tasks are superficial - you can complete them or not, and it will matter little. But know this: Each completed task will bring you closer to your True Goal. Only once you have discovered and completed this goal can you truly claim to have been redeemed, and be accepted into the Kingdom of Heaven.
"But be forewarned: The city I have placed you in is crawling with monsters and the Undead. That's right - you can die again. If you die in the game, you die in real life. No more Bliss, no more Punishment, not even Purgatory. You will instead spend eternity in this city as a shambling corpse, a soulless husk of your former self.
"And finally: While your Deadly Sins may help or hinder you at their own leisure, my Seven Heavenly Virtues will actively be working against you, preventing you from reaching your True Goal. But if you can make it through all these trials and come out of the other side unscathed, you will have earned your place in Bliss.
"You have seven days."
The image of the Judge disappears, leaving you alone with your thoughts and your sins.
You find yourself in the bed of a high-rise apartment. Though the look of the place is completely unfamiliar to you, the feel of it is something you know all too well. The bed is messy, and the various items and shelves are strewn all over the floor. The sheets are stained with blood. The large window on the back wall shows a gorgeous view of a waterfront park, only slightly marred by all the shambling corpses wandering about. The Sin of Sloth sleeps soundly next to you.
Where the Judge was standing before now lies a small canister of some sort, but... Ugh... You'd have to get out of bed to get it...
Pontius (Taco Badger)
You find yourself in an enchanted forest. You know it's enchanted, because you're in it. Or at least, that's what your scarf is telling you. Though you can't see any civilization from here, but the Judge mentioned a city, so you're sure there must be one nearby.
Regardless, You're enjoying your time in the forest, when you hear the sound of footfalls crunching on leaves behind you.
You find yourself in an office, with a view overlooking the entire city. Your seat is quite comfortable, and the desk in front of you is filled with all the objects that you're familiar with. It looks near-identical to your father's office as a CEO, and your mother's office as a lawyer, and your office as the ruler of your country. You feel right at home.
Your cellphone is buzzing constantly.
You find yourself at the top of a high-rise building. From here, you can see the entirety of the city - including the outskirts, which seem to drop out into the void after a certain point. The wind flows through you hair as you take in the scene.
"Pretty nice view, huh?" The Sin of Wrath says, leaning back on your shoulder. "You better get used to it. I get the feel you're gonna be spending eternity up here. I suppose by that point you'll barely have enough sapience to enjoy it, though."
Before you can respond, you hear a whizzing sound coming from above.
ROLL TO DODGE THE FALLING OBJECT: 5
You swiftly and expertly roll to the side, just narrowly avoiding getting obliterated by the object which smashes right into the roof of the building.
Looks like it's gonna be a long week.
Yao (Tales of Under)
You find yourself in what appears to be a Buddhist temple. It seems to be empty and devoid of all life. As you walk throughout the temple, the Sin of Wrath follows after you, silently.
You eventually come into a large room with a reflecting pond in the center. At the back of the room is a large cherry blossom tree, showering petals all over the pond. On the roof of the area is an intricate carving of an enormous dragon, holding a fancy-looking scroll within its mouth.
Cordelia (Custard and Pie)
You find yourself in a classroom. Interestingly enough, it reminds you of your apothecary classrooms back home, despite the insane advance in technology. On the desks are various burners and vials and complex devices for cooking up medicines. You're quite curious to discover how it all works, but for now you have slightly more pressing matters.
On the board in the back of the room, written in large white letters, is the phrase:
BREW AN ELIXIR
"Hah!" laughs the Sin of Envy. "That's your first task? Maybe the Judge has gone soft... Even a slobbering baby could brew something as easy as that. Although... This is you we're talking about. You're not much of a step up from a slobbering baby, are you?"
Kate (Elena Okami)
You find yourself wandering the city streets. The Undead are roaming about, but they don't really seem to be paying you much attention. You're thinking the Judge was maybe overblowing how dangerous this game would be.
Regardless, the Sin of Greed floats behind you, whispering in your ear:
"Steal," she chants. "Steal, steal, steal, steal."
You find yourself underground, in the sewers. It looks like someone's set up a little homeless shelter down here, though it looks abandoned. Well, save for the large pizza box on one of the dilapidated couches, which still looks fresh and smells absolutely delicious.
The Sin of Envy coils around your shoulders, but it remains silent for now.
Linhan (JTTW Lover)
You find yourself in a Chinatown area. The various shops and streets around you remind you of home, though of course, like the rest of the city, it appears to be abandoned. There's a few Undead here and there, but they don't seem to be paying you much attention.
One of the stalls stands out to you a little bit. The neon lights on it seem to be glowing brighter on it, and it's emblazoned with the words "MYSTICAL QUESTS" in bold letters. There seems to be an Undead standing behind the stall.
The Sin of Envy swings his legs lazily over your shoulder. "A mystical quest," he notes. "I'm surprised they chose you for one of those instead of me. Then again, I'm not the one who's dead," he remarks snidely.
What do you do?
>Try to climb up the tree to get to the roof
> Consult my Book of Potions
> Attempt to get out of bed
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