HEY GUYS! Okay so, I’ve been a member of COG for about a year now, but I’ve been playing for a whiiillle back. Buuut I’ve never really made an actual topic/game/etc besides a few comments here and there! Well, all of a sudden I got a chaotic mess of scattered ideas and I’ve decided to finally put one into action!
It’s a project that I’ll be working on for fun, so I can’t promise that it’ll come into fruition, but I’ll definitely put my best work into it. Right now, I’ve got a rough outline going on, and hope to have a demo up by the end of the year. Of course, since I’m a student, this might prove a little difficult…so whatever happens, happens!
Here’s the deets!
Eons Ago is a story of time: an indefinable measure of existence. It is a spectacular symphony composed of the memories, relationships, and struggles that one faces over such a vast expanse.
Your own story is one wrapped up in the mysterious coils of space and time. In fact, you will come to find that what defines your unique existence is not the limits of time itself, but its infinite supply.
Yeah, that’s right. You’re immortal. All you know is that you’ve been here since the beginning - the very beginning. And hell, those billions of years have left you a little bored. After all, the second thing people like complaining most about besides having too little time, is having too much time. Or maybe that’s just a you problem.
Anyways, you’re hungry. Not for food or anything of that sort, of course, because that’s not a problem at all. Cold, sickness, aging, injury…no biggie. You’re pretty much invincible! (unless you just haven’t figured out what can kill you yet) How cool is that? But back on topic – what you are hungry for, is knowledge. Cheesy, I know, but the years have given you time to think, and you’re curious - where did you come from? Where did you go? Where did you come from, Cotton-Eye Joe? Why are you here? What are you? You’re positively dying to know! (not literally though, that’s not much of an issue here hahahahha)
Well, you’re in luck! Because things are about to get exciting, now that the err-- humans are coming into existence. No offense to your good friends, the water buffalo, but the daily grunts and snorts aren’t quite making for good conversation.
So, old one, (better get used to those nicknames - you might not look it, but you’re over several billions of years old! Happy Birthday?) are you ready for adventure, heartache, and well, I don’t know! There will probably be some cool peeps that you can meet, and lovers, and magical beasts, and…chickens? Why don’t you go figure it out yourself?
Go ahead. Take the first steps on your pursuit for the truth - about who you really are, and what your purpose is. It may be more complicated than you think.
Essentially, you’re playing an immortal that is, well, immortal. You will never die, at least to the extents of your knowledge. The story will mostly consist of you and your adventures as the years go by, between different eras, empires, and whatnot.
- General Outline of Sections
A book. A story. A very special life.
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CAPITULUS I: Acatalepsy (n.) - the impossibility of comprehending the Universe.
Creation. Formation. Slumber.
- circa 14 billion years ago, formation of Universe - 4.6 billion years ago, formation of Earth.
CAPITULUS II: Esse mundi vita (p.) - be the life of the world.
- circa 3.8 billion years ago, first signs of primitive life - 635 million years ago, end of Precambrian Eon.
- circa 545 million years ago - 290 million years ago, first 85% of Paleozoic Eon.
CAPITULUS III: Solivagant (adj.) - wandering alone.
- circa 290 million years ago, Permian Period, Pangaea.
- circa 248 million years ago - 65 million years ago, Mesozoic Era.
- circa 65 million years ago - 23.7 million years ago, Tertiary-Paleogene Period.
CAPITULUS IV: Opia (n.) - the ambiguous intensity of eye contact, invasive and vulnerable.
- circa 23.7 million years ago - 0.1 million years ago, Miocene Epoch - Pleistocene Epoch. Human lineage splits off from that of the apes. (considering how to integrate evolution here with other beliefs…baghhh)
- circa 0.1 million years ago until present-time, Holocene Epoch.
CAPITULUS V: Ambedo (n.) - a moment you experience for its own sake.
- ESSENTIALLY where the STORY BEGINS!!! Or where it gets preeeetty interesting now that HUMANS are SOMEWHAT CIVILIZED. The previous chapters are either going to be condensed (they’re not that important to go into excessive detail for, but necessary for background) or at least short chapters. WE SHALL SEE! If you have better ideas, lemme know. Hmu. all that good stuff. I should probably do my other work now — I got too carried away with this!! ahhhh
- Possible Stats
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Emotional VS. Stoic
Impulsive VS. Cautious
Charming VS. Reserved
Honest VS. Deceitful
Stubborn VS. Open
Artistic/Free spirit VS. Traditional??
Silver-tongue (persuasion, wit, cunning)
People watcher (ability to read people, body language, tone)
Charisma/Grace (attractiveness, elegance)
Wisdom (experience, street-smarts)
Hercules (strength, athleticism)
Scholar (book-smarts, historical knowledge, languages)
Art of War (military skill, knowledge of martial arts, fighting, strategies)
- Character Sheet & Info
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Nomen: Your name.
Annorum: The time that has passed since you came into existence.
Genus: Your gender.
Conscientia: Your mind. Your willpower, sanity, intellect.
Corpus: Your body. Your strength, health.
Anima: Your soul. Your connection to Nature, other immortal entities, spirit, etc.
Aspectus: Your physical form/appearance.
Potentia: The extent of your powers.
You are immortal. You do not age, and you cannot be harmed. You do not need sustainment or any other mortal wants. Your strength, mentally and physically, is dependent on your connection to the universe, your individual self, etc. Do not let yourself waste away, eternally. (considering regenerative body? Idk yet)
- Romance Options:
TBD based on time periods/eras
WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED?
I plan to have various ROs, gender-choice, and lots of character customisation. I will be featuring events like the Roman Empire, all the way to the 1950s even.
I hope to make this very choice-based, so that the choices that you do make really matter and change the story. I’ve also always liked integrated character customisation, so there’ll be a lot of chances to make your MC perfect! And I’m currently in the process of coming up with cool and interesting stats to give the MC as well.
I’m also debating on whether or not to feature magic and mystical stuff beyond the MC’s immortality. I’d really appreciate some thoughts on that!
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! I’ll be adding more to this once I get the chance haha. Questions? Leave them below!
Yup. Okay. So, I may be a little apologetic on my…comments and weird sense of humor througout that whole thingiemajig there. BUT! I hope you all like what I have so far, or at least the basics of the story. If you don’t, let me know why! What do you want to see? What do you like? If you have any good ideas, feel free to suggest 'em! (As I mentioned earlier, thoughts on whether or not having this be a magic-integrated world beyond the MC’s immortality would be great) And all the rest of that good stuff.
Whew! That was a whole lotta stuff! I’m super excited for this, and I appreciate all your input!
Thank you to all!
22 November 2017 - Intro post updated with new information on development of game. Check PROGRESS section.
11 March 2018 - Post #51 with updated info on progress. Demo coming soon? hopefully!!
OTHER FUN STUFF! AND MAYBE I’LL ADD A FAQ LATER IF NEEDED:
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