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    89 KB HEAVY MYTHRIL The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)01:32 No.10216464  

    Humans are divided into three general ethnicities, but all are about the same. The ur-man is the first ethnicity, the people from which all mankind descended, tracing their lineage back to the titanspawn that sired the world, dusky-skinned and powerful. They can live in places that the rest of the world would consider uninhabitable, and indeed, they thrive there. The ice-men live to the north, the pale-skinned and fair-haired raiders; rumors claim that they inherited these traits from mingling with the elves in ancient times. Lastly, the westerners serve as a general melting pot for those that live across the blasted lands, the islands of Sattai, and the distant continents, tan of complexion, dark of hair, and smaller of build than their kin in the near world.
    Humans may be of any alignment, usually deferring to the most common alignments of their class.

    Rumors abound about the fate of the various elven peoples, of the black elves that lived beneath the crust, of the fair elves of light that were said to watch over the lands from the peaks of the distant continents. Now, there is but one race of elves left in this world; the winter elves, elemental spirits bound into the forms of flesh; they are literally the fury of the winter's storm given shape and soul. As such, they are not a race to be trifled with, calm, emotionless, and lethal. It is said that their nearly unnatural skill with a bow is due to being able to see how the winds blow from them to their targets, and that they actually manipulate the air about them when singing. No one knows if it is true; for their part, the elves remain silent.
    Elves are almost universally Metal in alignment, usually Power Metal or Glam Metal. Black Metal elves are usually necromancers, outcast from their own people.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)01:38 No.10216555
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    pretty awesome so far.

    What would pic be? a dwarf?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)01:40 No.10216590

    I can't comment on anything except for the fact that this sounds like the dwarven answer to Black Sabbath.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)01:44 No.10216661
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)01:45 No.10216696
    Glen Danzig got slapped like a bitch by a tubby bastard in a shitty bar in arizona.

    Fuuuuck Glen Danzig.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)01:47 No.10216751
    There are yet two races of dwarvenkind in the world, separate and distinct, and not on particularly good terms with each other.

    Magma dwarves - or "dorfs", if one was to transcribe their accent - are said to be insane by birth. Any race that can design an instrument as bizarre as the bagpipes must be a bit off in the head, and to use them for such rapid, twisting ballads... they are shorter than their cousins at about four feet in height, with blazing red hair and dark eyes. It is said that the magma dwarves do not fear fire in any form, for their skin is nearly impervious to heat; whether this is hyperbole or reality is generally unknown.
    The iron dwarves, by contrast, are taller and fairer, with pale skin, black hair, and shining yellow eyes. They are on generally friendly terms with the winter elves, a rare thing. While the magma dwarves are gregarious, the iron dwarves are restrained. While the magma dwarves live to the fullest and shower death upon their foes, the iron dwarves seek to prolong their own lives, obsessed with death. It is said that the true passion of an iron dwarf is immortality in all its forms.
    Magma dwarves are usually rock in alignment, while Iron dwarves are usually metal, favoring black metal.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)01:49 No.10216792
    The smallest race of all the civilized folk, standing a good three feet tall on average, munchkins were one gnomes, halflings, hobbits, or a dozen other such races; now they are a single race, a race that controls... a single city. The City of Rain is a quiet place, a citadel struck by poverty and chill, a town where one must bundle up tighter than in the frozen north if he is to survive. It is a poor town, a town kept alive barely by industry, and a town that the munchkin strive to keep running. Most of the youth are disaffected nihilists, loathing their own existence, while the blue-collar workers that run the city, magewrights and engineers, are still quite proud of the place they grew up in.
    Munchkins are almost all of Rock alignment, ranging from arena rock to grunge/punk.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)01:50 No.10216828

    So Danzig is an Iron Dwarf?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)01:51 No.10216840
    This OC? Likin' it.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)01:55 No.10216918
    Shunned by most of the gods, only the most twisted patrons will have anything to do with the orcs. Considering the world to be fine without the influence of the gods, they seek to destroy every deity, claiming the only song they need is the one created by their own breaking of things. Huge and bestial, orcs are rarely a race to be trifled with; the only ones that can be trusted are those that have forsaken the ways of their kin and have embraced one of the deities. There are a handful of small orc tribes that have done so, mostly followers of Akkdekk - who call him by his orcish name, Teyente.
    Orcs are usually thrashmetal in alignment, while orcish renegades may be of any alignment; those that follow Akkdekk are arena rock.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)01:59 No.10217022
    Pretty much.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:04 No.10217131
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    but the tubby bastard was this guy
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:08 No.10217189
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    Where do old punks fit?

    and Zep?
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)02:11 No.10217264
    Hobs are a race that is said to have been created from the nightmares of small children. This is their most horrible quality, and their saving grace - kids can think up some creepy shit, but none of it is really terrifying, and they're scared of some pretty stupid things, as well...if magma dwarves are insane, hobs are completely bonkers, with no fear, no restraint, and no remorse. At the same time, they have a sort of strange innocence - while they will split a man's head open on the battlefield, their reaction will be a sudden burst of glee, followed by a cry of "WHOA, COOL!" Older hobs lose this joy, replacing it with deep, impotent, pointless rage directed at everything and everyone - but it is a rage that is easy to manipulate, easy to direct, and incredibly shallow, so few pay it any mind unless a sword is backing it.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)02:15 No.10217328
    The basic alignment system is as such:




    Keep in mind that other alignments are possible, and expected. Monks, for example, often have Wu-Tang style as their alignment.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:16 No.10217339
    I am liking this. A lot.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:18 No.10217383
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    Darkwave Western Man?
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)02:23 No.10217489
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:25 No.10217526

    This is everything I love.

    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:27 No.10217556
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    Glamrock outsider-Elf
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)02:32 No.10217635
    God, actually.

    There is a vast pantheon of gods in the world of Heavy Mythril. The Song that brought the world into existence, the song that forges the souls of all sentient beings, has been discovered by some men. As they shape it, bring it into the world in new forms, they become gods themselves. It takes a true connection to the Song to be a god; not every two-bit bard can hack it.

    Classes are as in the PHB; remove or alter alignment requirements as you will. Yes, you can play a thrashmetal paladin, but only if your god is thrashmetal.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:33 No.10217641
    I cannot stop picturing what it would be like to roll up a character in the style of Dr. Horrible and have Lovably Gay Musical in my alignment.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:34 No.10217674
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    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:36 No.10217714
    I am running this as soon as possible.

    I love you. I love you so much.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:37 No.10217729
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    Holy patchjacket of protection +4
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:41 No.10217799
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    center pic...

    black metal iron dwarf wielding epic blade "death ripper", accompanied by his Flesh Golem who wields the flag of failed dreams.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)02:41 No.10217808
    The Four
    The first "true" gods to ascend, Jahn, Pol, Gerog and Rhyngol were quarrymen - miners. It is not recorded how they ascended, other than an incident at Sullivan's Tavern. What is known is that they began spreading a message of peace, love, and freedom across the world. They traveled to the north, to the frozen wastes, to halt the invasion of the ice titans, where Jahn alone was forced to save his comrades - they had been turned into eggs by a sorcerer, whom Jahn defeated by taking the form of a great dire walrus.

    Now... the Four are mostly dead. Jahn died, slaughtered by the seducer demon Yog-Koa. Pol has begun to steal his songs back from the world, receding as a bitter tyrant. Gerog also died, succumbing as to a dread disease, the cause of which is unknown. Only Rhyngol is constant, the deity living beneath the waves in his manor, Octopus' Garden. He still tours the world yearly, answers prayer personally, and his power alone still fuels the great artifact Maxwell's Silver Hammer, which is passed down through the archclerics of their faith.
    >> The Destroyer of Elah !!BYDyM6cb+nS 06/02/10(Wed)02:46 No.10217889
    I think I love you.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)02:49 No.10217929
    The god of Dragontown, the punishing afterlife of the damned, Lord Alice is a terrifying figure. His hair is wire, his eyes scarred from the burning tears that flowed from his face upon his ascension, lips scarred in the same manner.

    He's also a really nice guy.

    Sure, his worshipers are horrifying, and he will gladly torment any damned soul that enters Dragontown until nothing remains of their sanity - but he is a god of karma and justice, and the innocent - or righteous - have nothing to fear from him. His consort and equal, Lady Floyd the Pink, is followed more by the general populace, a goddess of empathy who preaches the connectedness of all things and the need to step away from the material.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:51 No.10217962
    I second that.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:54 No.10218013
    And Ahuzie of the Dark Saboeth?
    >> The Destroyer of Elah !!BYDyM6cb+nS 06/02/10(Wed)02:54 No.10218020
    Especially the part where Jahn turns into a Dire Walrus.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)02:56 No.10218046

    >thrashmetal paladin
    >implying that DJ Divine Justice could happen as a direct result of freestyle rap paladin

    I cannot express how much I want to bear your children and take you to a private island so that I can feed you coconut water until you develop diabetes.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)02:57 No.10218057
    Akkdekk - called Teyente by the orcs - is an enigma. A god of hobs, goblins, and the like, he is always depicted as a short, ugly little fellow, immaculately dressed (but for the fact that he's wearing shorts) and with a soft, dapper cap. He is a god of mischief, of love (read: sex) and of vengeance. When a goblin clan's warriors were wiped out by invaders, he led the women of the clan against them, and singlehandedly defeated the raiders by charging into their midst - and exploding. He came back a moment later, coated from head to toe in black, clinging soot, but otherwise unharmed.
    Akkdekk's other side is a bit of a mystery - he loves the trappings of courtly life, and is actively steering the orcs under his sway and the goblins toward a system of nobility. Amidst the gods, it has been outright stated that Akkdekk holds the grandest balls of them all - and while there are those that take that to an entirely inappropriate place, perverts like that are best left out of religious discussion.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)02:58 No.10218072
    >I am the eggman. You are the eggman. I am the walrus! GOO GOO GA JOOB!

    ...and yes, Goo goo ga joob is now a battlecry.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:02 No.10218150
    Someone tell me that this is archived
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:07 No.10218229
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    Do you have a write up for Zhikae the Blackstar?
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)03:07 No.10218235
    None remember the Tyrant's original name. What is known is that he hoards his songs jealously, and killed the archmage Napp for daring to steal them. While some claim that he has relaxed his grip in recent years, his tyranny restricted to the nations beneath the grip of his followers, none can say if that is true or not yet. A god of warfare and terror, favored by fighters and conquerors, the Tyrant surrounds himself with an army of Things that Should Not Be, Harvesters, and other such eldritch horrors. His lieutenant is Old Boh'Geimon himself, the Sandman, sower of nightmares - although rumor has it that the Bogey doesn't like his employer much nowadays. The Tyrant's armies are fierce, and his strategies are cunning - and yet, he has one downfall. Alcohol - his fuel, his fire, and the one vice he desires.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)03:09 No.10218272
    I do not, sir, and I have relatively few metal groups created. Please, feel free to add them as you see fit! There are too many gods out there to archive singularly... and the world of rock is too vast for one man to catalogue it. Let the battle be joined!
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:11 No.10218307
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    Runnin this in a week considering all of my group is a bunch of /mu/tants, even the ones who are not fa/tg/uys will prolly want to play

    You make me so happy
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:13 No.10218349
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:15 No.10218385

    metallica? favoured by conquerors? lol no.
    manowar, sure. metallica, heck no.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:16 No.10218409

    Zhikae the Blackstar, lord of a thousand faces

    It is said that a single song haunts the strings of all guitars, it is a melody that when the stars are right, will reveal all liars and thieves... when it was written by a mediocre peddler, he was visited by a voice from beyond the heavens, who sold him the world for his song.

    He now drifts through all time, forward and back, up and down, inside and out, wearing a million masks to a million men (and women), a genderless, lithe merchant of sorrows, inspiring and terrifying men and gods alike- haunting the strings and voices of those who would reach beyond their grasps... he is the mad laugh in the dark.... he is the master of spiders and outsiders.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:17 No.10218430
    His true name is lost to the sands of time. He is the god of darkness, decrepitude, and isolation. In the past he was one of a dark pantheon, but he betrayed another member of that pantheon and was cast down by the rest for it. In his isolation he has sung to many an unwary and life-hating soul, luring them to his worship with his call and reminding them of the lost glories of the past swallowed by the light.

    He has attempted many times to escape his fate, but was imprisoned time and time again by those who would rather his darkness and insanity stay put. Rumors have it, however, that this time he has escaped for good, and seeks to ascend to his former throne...
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)03:19 No.10218457
    >"Don't Tread on Me", "One", etc.
    The Man of War shares many of the same portfolios, and due to his more single-minded nature and less closed views on sharing of his Song, has garnered more followers - but those that follow the Man of War do so less fervently than the followers of The Tyrant.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:19 No.10218460
    >> Bardic Knowledge !CxlrZcljkw 06/02/10(Wed)03:20 No.10218492
    You've gotta be fucking kidding me... Varg?
    >> officer nocaps !!Q8Vcpb6o4SH 06/02/10(Wed)03:23 No.10218536
    this is good
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:24 No.10218555

    Zhikae also is claimed by priests to be the slayer of a former race of deities, who praised and worshiped the earth... allegedly he slew them and raped the earth where they worshiped, and from from the cataclysmic tear in music and the cosmos that was this wound, spilled forth a tide of superficial magical horrors.... Glam metal was born.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)03:27 No.10218620
    A bodhisattva from before the rise of the Four who later ascended to "true" godhood, the Man in Black is a devout follower of the Song who wanders the crust, teaching the people of this world through his songs and seeking justice. He and his followers are implacable foes of demons - the Man in Black himself has fought with the Dark One himself and lived to tell the tale - and the most successful, well-known paladins of history claim him as their patron. Notably, the Man in Black, while an honorable, noble being, is not without a sense of humor - he loves spreading stories of his followers far and wide, such as the man who decided to steal a Thunder Chariot one element at a time from a technocrat's assembly plant, not realizing that they were changing the design slowly over time.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:29 No.10218660
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    >Woah, awesome getting shit done, I'd better go check it out on 1d4chan so I don't look like an ignorant fag
    >There is no page titled "Heavy Mythril". You can create this page.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:32 No.10218713

    The Goddamn Duck does things like this from time to time. It's best to play along, as I suspect he just wings it and things just fall into place.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)03:34 No.10218754
    First thread that hasn't just been spitballing, my man. Feel free to dump as you will - and thanks to whoever archived this.


    Jables and Kage, two penny-ante bards and devout followers of the great Dio, were able to - through a musical duel with a shining demon - tap into the Song and ascend to a position of minor godhood. The only catch? While they undoubtedly rock, they have been unable to tap into the Song as they did that night - they are even unable to remember the song that they played to vanquish their foe. Of course, this hasn't stopped them from proclaiming their brilliance loudly and to whomever is within listening range, and the powers vested in them with their godhood are still fairly impressive - great physical strength, such that the weakest external part of their bodies can support their half-ton godflesh, and the ability to destroy great beasts from a distance - with MIND BULLETS.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:36 No.10218791
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    Oh hey it's that shitty homebrew guy, also known as that Motherfucking goblin.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)03:37 No.10218819
    I am not the Goblin, sir, only the Duck. The similarities in our names are purely cosmetic.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:38 No.10218827
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    That's it... the best OC /tg/ has seen in a coon's age... and its on page 3?

    some times I hate you so bad.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:40 No.10218870
    How long, precisely, is "a coon's age"?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:41 No.10218883

    40 carter's liver pills.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:41 No.10218889

    It's longer than you care to admit, but less than it takes for you to start regretting it.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:42 No.10218909

    Long enough to be a nuisance, but not so long that one loses hope.

    Or about 1.8 to 3.1 years if you ask the intertubs.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:44 No.10218931

    The south has arisen, but is apparently too busy using the Internet to engage in another civil war.

    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:44 No.10218933
    Throwing what's here on 1d4chan.
    >> Bardic Knowledge !CxlrZcljkw 06/02/10(Wed)03:45 No.10218945

    Test not the temper of this god, and tease not his name, for to invoke it is to invoke one of the most powerful occult presences since the Ur-Men first tamed the song into spell.

    A mortal once accepted into a wandering band of elves, he was the first to divine the mysical influence of the manual symbol the crone, known among the Orcs as the Horns. After reaching the peak of his prowess as a mortal among the elves, his body subsumed itself into light, becoming one with the Rainbow in whose beauty he first found the Apotheosis of the Song.

    He was said to have traveled with the Brotherhood of the Sabbath after his ascension, but parted ways with them at times.

    The Elves perpetuate a myth that he was one of them in mortal life. A fickle god, he both honors their pride in their adopted son and shames their greed for his fame by starting cults that bear the truth of his human heritage; these cults savagely war with and surreptitiously sabotage the widespread Church of the Rainbow. These smaller sects revere him as the Holy Diver, and the Man on the Silver Mountain, among other names. His human name is sacred to them, and while they claim to know it, they dare not reveal it.

    He is oft worshipped by those who seek his guidance in the realm of the arcane, and is the most common god of Wizards and Shamen. His symbols include the Tiger, dark figures, and the most potent gesture of all: the Horns, sign of the Crone.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:45 No.10218955
    So what would Sublime be in this system?

    Ska for the win.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:46 No.10218974
    ...We've had good stuff more recently than that. Machina Dei, for example. I think Tiji Sector fits within that time period too.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)03:47 No.10218986
    To be fair, it's 3 AM central time and I'm posting rather slowly...

    One more before I go to bed. If this is still alive when I awake, there will be more from me.

    It is said that when the universe is torn apart and reformed, when the next world is created, there will be only two things left over from our creation; cockroaches, and the Airsmith. Nearly as old as the Four, the Airsmith has remained unlessened, untainted, and unconquered, although his age has caused him to change his focus somewhat, as has the fact that he has weathered things that would slaughter any other god. When he was young, he was mostly a god of freedom and love; his age has made him realize just how many jaded, broken lovers he has created from his endless flings with mortals, and how many problems there are in the world that simply cannot be solved by ignoring them. This frustration, this cynical edge that seeped into the Airsmith's being that was once simply vented into song, reached a dramatic crescendo during a worker's revolt in one of the citadels. Denied food by their slavers, the Airsmith delivered a grotesque message to his followers, who had reached out for succor from him in their time of need:

    Eat the rich.

    The war was brief, the workers entirely successful, the acts of cannibalism forgotten by the world at large afterwards - and even by the ones who committed it, as the Airsmith added something to the victory wine to help ease their minds, once he realized just what he had done.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)03:56 No.10219157
    Up to here has been added.

    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:05 No.10219371
    Aligned with Punk/Grunge, most likely. They've got similar aesthetics.

    It helps that this is a LOT easier to write than most /tg/ projects because we actually have source material and it isn't trying to be something it's not.
    >> Bardic Knowledge !CxlrZcljkw 06/02/10(Wed)04:06 No.10219374
    I'm at the same impasse. I'll post more if this thread is alive when my eyes are next open.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:09 No.10219441
    Varg-writer here. If you all can start listing some bands that you want written up, I'll write up some either tonight or tomorrow (most likely tomorrow).
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:10 No.10219475

    I would like to add that those who follow the Man of War are regarded as simpletons whose fervent faith in the METAL are coupled with a wide-eyed willingness to engage in pleasure slavery,or to cross the Black Bridge and petition to become messengers of other violent and unpleasant gods 'becasue the man of war told me to"
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:11 No.10219496
    I want Lou Reed or at least something about The Velvet Underground.
    Oh and The Ramones.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:12 No.10219504


    It would be pointless to have a rock based world without Queen.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:14 No.10219542
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:14 No.10219550
    Me again. I should have clarified, I mostly know metal, not really much else. So yeah, can't really help with those well enough to be worth the submission. But feel free to write your own, just throw in a bunch of references and some band history and try to get the essence. It's easy enough if you're a fan.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:15 No.10219579

    Rob Zombie.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:16 No.10219581
    On the way.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:16 No.10219582
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    And Bowie, for the masterful team-up.
    >> Bardic Knowledge !CxlrZcljkw 06/02/10(Wed)04:19 No.10219640

    Alright, Mind if I call dibs on Opeth, though? I'd like to give Mikael the writeup he deserves.

    Helloween, obviously, and The Brotherhood of the Sabbath (The Blizzard, Blue-fingers, The Old One, and The Warden, is what I'd name them). The Nhu Yahd-Behdz, and Lord Steppenwolf, who first codified the philosophy of "Heavy metal thunder."

    I'd also like to do Queen, if you don't mind.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:21 No.10219669

    Friedi the Mercurial and... what?

    Dhavid the Bower?
    >> Bardic Knowledge !CxlrZcljkw 06/02/10(Wed)04:21 No.10219686
    We already have Bowie. Look for him above.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)04:22 No.10219702
    Forgot one. Didn't think I could sleep without adding it.

    From humble beginnings arose the closest thing to an overgod that the pantheon of this world has ever known. While his history is ambiguous before his ascendancy. Some priests claim that he was a druid with a love of avians; others claim that he was an ordinary, if witty, young Ice-man named Nobs - a "man from the land of the ice and snow". His silence on the matter tends to suggest that it does not matter to him. In fact, Zepp is one of the less blunt, more retiring, calm gods, preferring to work through his worshipers than disturbing the world by descending in all his glory.

    Zepp is, much like the Man in Black, a constant foe of the demons that haunt the world, although he seems to believe that they can be purified. In one notable instance, he confronted a seducer demon simply called the White Lady that was drawing men into the thrall of a technocrat, claiming that they could buy their way into heaven, and showed her the futility of her ways; such was the power of his message that she turned from darkness, becoming his prophet on the crust.

    Interestingly enough, Zepp is also one of the few gods that has prohpecised a figure that will come after them, a figure that is greater than them - the Piper, a being who will be the last avatar of The Song, and who will call all of creation to join him in the heavens.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:25 No.10219745
    Venture bros. criminal world for inspiration?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:26 No.10219776
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    This setting needs some Chaotic Stupid gods.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:28 No.10219794
    Once a poor boy from a poor family, Frederich the Mercurial grew to be one of the most worshipped bastions of Rock. As a mortal he had many interests (hence his name), including bicycling and seducing the local callipygian gentry. However, his main love was singing; through this, he earned the love of not only his local people but those of many races from around the world, letting them believe in true friendship and that they were the champions. As he grew older and more renowned, he soon grew to rival the king of the land in popularity; knowing that to call himself king would be treason, he jokingly pronounced himself Queen instead, and the name stuck.

    He is the patron of many a warlord, helping them convince those under their command that their enemies will be rocked and bite the dust. But also he is the patron of lovers, helping many a young bard to find another and cling together.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:30 No.10219827
    Agh, my bad, didn't see your post until I already posted the Queen one. If you want another go at it, though, feel free.

    Helloween on the way.
    >> Bardic Knowledge !CxlrZcljkw 06/02/10(Wed)04:30 No.10219832
    Nah, no big, you did him justice.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)04:40 No.10219985
    Still can't sleep. Must write more.

    Implied to be the son of the Airsmith, and explicitly the offspring of a fling between a god and a mortal woman, the Sired is a sarcastic, biting young deity who has begun collecting like-minded individuals who just want to tear down the walls of this world, to build something better. Pranksters, wannabes - he cares not for who they were before. In his care, they are urged to come out swinging, to drive their foes before them, to defy those that would dehumanize them.

    While most gods have a fairly liberal view of sex - glorifying it to an extreme - the Sired isn't afraid to show the other side of such relationships. As many of his songs describe how sex is used as a tool, a weapon, a thing that only hurts those it touches when one isn't careful, his followers are far more likely to be chaste - or at least monogamous - than those of other gods. And while the Sired is a deity without much respect for the establishment, a rebel god, he is also one with a sense of humor - he has devoted an entire holy track to advice for his followers that have been imprisoned, though it boils down to "don't be no one's bitch!"

    As a final consideration, while few of his songs deal with it, the Sired is a genius, and a patron of many mages - particularly transmuters and those that deal with the creation of new life.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:42 No.10220010
    >> Nightbringer !!MHvmFENVI+0 06/02/10(Wed)04:45 No.10220049

    Long ago, the much of the world was ruled by a single government which claimed to be masters of all they surveyed. A theocracy, claiming to be the heralds of the one true God. Ever paranoid of rebellion, or of schism within their ranks, they fortified every holding they could. They mowed down any that dissented brutally. Their soldiers were cold and heartless on the battlefield. They left their wounded as they died and called it God's will. They employed horsemen whose sole duty it was to spread fear of demons in the people, so that they would rely on their blind faith and not question their leaders. All who lived feared these shadows of murder.
    >> Nightbringer !!MHvmFENVI+0 06/02/10(Wed)04:46 No.10220062
    Inevitably, a rebellion arose. A million men, secretly biding their time in the military until the time was right to strike, marched upon the capital. Their mark was the distinguishing spiked iron boots they wore, to symbolize how they would trample the corrupt government. Thousands of feet marched in despair that day as they slew their former comrades and neighbors. When they laid siege to the capital, mages in its towers conjured a winter the likes of which had never been seen before. In the beginning days, thousands died in the mud, in coming months, many more died from the freezing cold. Those left carved the names of the fallen into stones and sang songs of their glory to keep them alive in their hearts.. They vowed that they would honor their names along with their fallen foes forever. Months passed, and eventually all of the rebels in the spiked iron boots passed on. Though they did not know it, they had defeated their enemy, the pure power of the mages' spell is all that kept the cold winter storms going. When the storms had subsided, the people realized that both sides were dead. It is said that now, in the long cold winter, in the raging of storms, that one can hear the marching and singing of those brave warriors in sabatons. There are those who revere them as a deific force, given tribute by those that seek to throw off the shackles of tyranny.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:47 No.10220068
    some power metal gods plz
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)04:47 No.10220075
    It is said that there are seven divine truths in the world, and that there are some who have found them and ascended to godhood through their righteousness. They hold them secret, so that only those are worthy of their power may partake in their glory and be truly alive. In any other hands, this would seem to be a tale that does not end well; however, the Keepers are benevolent, and beckon others to follow the signs that lead to divinity, look into the sky above and see the gods beckoning, and make their choice to initiate themselves into the mysteries. The Keepers do this so that when the gods enter their twilight, the world of the future will remain glorious and bright for at least a little time. To this end they also encourage normal worship, following the basic principles of the Seven without revealing the divine totality of them. Their worshippers gather once a year in a festival called Helloween.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)05:03 No.10220330
    Artificers are an allowed class, but are rarely player characters, as the Artificers are usually trained in guilds run by the evil Technocrats. Artificers that follow a god devoutly, following their commands to the letter, are called Roadies, for their role; making sure that the other champions of the gods are able to stay on the road successfully.

    All spells have a verbal component. Silence and Zone of Silence are profane spells that are only able to be cast by followers of demons. Any spells with a material component cost of less than 100 GP are considered to have no material components.

    Druids are not the neutral protectors of the wilds that they are in most settings - in this world, they are the embodiment of the fury of nature, as much as any barbarian or ranger, and they live to give voice to the laws of nature. As every living entity, whether plant or animal, is connected to the song, this is more possible than most think it to be.

    The civilizations of the world are connected by the Black Roads. A living, vital construct, the webwork of black stone was an experiment in self-replicating constructs gone awry, and yet, the result was greater than anything the wizard had considered. A self-creating series of roads, smooth, hard, and needing no maintenance, that would stretch from sea to sea, seeking out outposts of civilization, growing in places that would make good spots for a road to be - the construct obviously had some sort of intellect. The black roads grew for twenty years; they have now ceased, but the entire continent is neatly webbed by them. Rumors - or superstions - persist that it is bad luck to drive slowly on the Black Roads, lest the road itself curse you, and that one day they will start burrowing beneath the crust, delving to Dragontown itself, creating an actual highway to Hell.
    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!IkBm+qsTaW7 06/02/10(Wed)05:05 No.10220367
    The Iron Maiden

    Sure, it should probably be more subtle. But really, Iron Maiden is the best name you'll ever get.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)05:11 No.10220445

    Surely you jest.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)05:12 No.10220465
    How about adding some non-rock styles and bands as... a splatbook, perhaps? They would probably live on the other side of the world, being eastern ("Oriental") while rock is western.
    >> officer nocaps !!Q8Vcpb6o4SH 06/02/10(Wed)05:12 No.10220466
    you may have noticed my failpost, i appologize for being retarded and shitting up a really good thread
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)05:14 No.10220500

    While not proper gods themselves, this powerful extra-planar entities have been known to take extreme interest in the material. From time to time they send forth an emissary, known as 'The Immaginary One', who will through indirect actions bring about great events in the world.

    Their cultist are known for their disdain for death and teach the masses to not fear this natural transcendence. They only have one temple, The Tavern of of the Four Winds, where the cult performs their rituals to he sound of their sacred instrument, the cowbell.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)05:17 No.10220544
    Kind of throws the whole deal for a loop if you start to throw non-western-pop music into it. I'd say just put it into the closest allegory you can based on the general feel of it, and don't worry too hard about it.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)05:18 No.10220575
    Ah, okay.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)05:22 No.10220623
    bamp for wasome
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)05:29 No.10220720
    Someone should write the story of 'The King who wore indigo-dyed leather boots'.
    I would, but I'm not knowledgeable enough on the subject.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)05:40 No.10220881
    Sever lack of Ozzy here.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)05:41 No.10220889
    So where does our Blues Devil, Godforbid, sit in all this? A Blues Devil would be awesome in a setting like this regardless of who it is based on though.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)05:58 No.10221121
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    The Four = The Beatles

    Lord Alice = Alice in chains, Dragonforce?
    Lady Floyd = Pink floyd

    Akkdekk/Teyente = Black Flag?

    The Tyrant = Metallica?

    Zhikae the Blackstar = Deep purple, Nirvana?

    The Caged One = John Cage?

    The Elf of Rainbows = Dio

    The Airsmith = Motorhead

    The Tenacious Duo = Tenacious D

    Sorry for my negritude.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)05:59 No.10221148
    Lord Alice = Alice Cooper

    Akkdekk/Teyente = AC/DC (TNT)

    The Caged One = Varg Vikernes

    The Airsmith = Aerosmith
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:00 No.10221159
    The Bateater?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:00 No.10221165
    > Zhikae the Blackstar = Deep purple, Nirvana?

    I can imagine Bowie wanting to close his hands around your throat now.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:01 No.10221179
    So write it. It's not hard.
    >> officer nocaps !!Q8Vcpb6o4SH 06/02/10(Wed)06:03 No.10221195
    >Lord Alice = Alice in chains, Dragonforce?
    >Akkdekk/Teyente = Black Flag?
    >The Caged One = John Cage?
    >The Airsmith = Motorhead

    this is not real

    this can't be real

    ok i guess it's fine (well, understandable) that you don't know varg, but seriously

    this can't be real
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:05 No.10221214
    Kids these days?
    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!IkBm+qsTaW7 06/02/10(Wed)06:05 No.10221216
    I wouldn't expect any random person to know Varg either, but I agree with your sentiment.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:05 No.10221218
    To be fair, it took me awhile to figure out where the fuck he was going with Akkdekk before I sounded out the Orc name.
    >> officer nocaps !!Q8Vcpb6o4SH 06/02/10(Wed)06:06 No.10221230
    i guess
    >> officer nocaps !!Q8Vcpb6o4SH 06/02/10(Wed)06:08 No.10221246
    i'm honest to god more shocked re: failure to understand the obvious band names with one letter changed than i am about not knowing the greats or whatever

    wait, do you not speak english as a first language, failureanimenonymous? if so i take it back and apologize, our horrible spelling probably makes our wordplay incomprehensible
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:10 No.10221272
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    Chill man, I know Burzum and all this fine gentlemen, I am just really bad with this allegory stuff.

    Akkdekk/Teyente is genius though.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:12 No.10221294
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    >you not speak english as a first language
    Oh, yeah, I'm from Italy.
    Maybe I could do '80s rock and punk bands from Italy with my pronunciation.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:13 No.10221304
    Says the man who doesn't know how to use capitol letters.
    >> officer nocaps !!Q8Vcpb6o4SH 06/02/10(Wed)06:16 No.10221345
    fuck i feel terrible now

    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:17 No.10221356
    So, could you confirm The Tyrant and Zhikae the Blackstar identities?

    Knowledge is meant to be shared, expecially musical one.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:17 No.10221361
    Teyente is my next cleric's god.
    >> officer nocaps !!Q8Vcpb6o4SH 06/02/10(Wed)06:18 No.10221370
    >What is known is that he hoards his songs jealously, and killed the archmage Napp for daring to steal them.

    tyrant has to be metallica (or a member of metallica)
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:18 No.10221373
    says the person who misspelled capital
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:19 No.10221382
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    Now make yngwie malmsteen a deity!
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:23 No.10221430
    lars ulrich
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)06:26 No.10221472
    Yes. Please note also the references to "Fuel", "Thing that Should Not Be", "Harvester of Sorrow", "Sandman", etc.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:36 No.10221581
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    So we have:

    The Four = The Beatles

    Lord Alice = Alice Coopers
    Lady Floyd = Pink floyd

    Akkdekk/Teyente = AC/DC

    The Tyrant = Metallica

    Zhikae the Blackstar = David Bowie

    The Caged One = Varg Vikernes

    The Elf of Rainbows = Dio

    The Airsmith = Aerosmith

    The Tenacious Duo = Tenacious D

    ZEPP = Ledd Zeppelin

    THE QUEEN = Queen

    THE SIRED = ?




    I don't try to guess, for fear of tripfriend rage.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)06:38 No.10221603
    Ah, didn't realize there was still confusion re: The Sired. He represents The Offspring.
    ...okay, all my god posts from now on will include a bit of song lyrics, just to drive home their identity. And I really, really need to get more than an hour's sleep... yeesh.
    >> officer nocaps !!Q8Vcpb6o4SH 06/02/10(Wed)06:40 No.10221618

    i don't know a thing about blue oyster cult but that seems likely

    ever marching battalion could be black metal shit due to the grim frostbitten permafrost of winter
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:42 No.10221651
    THE EVER-MARCHING BATTALION = Sabaton for lack of a better idea?
    kids those days
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)06:47 No.10221699
    >Don't fear the reaper

    Yeah, it's Blue Oyster Cult
    >> Guild Master 06/02/10(Wed)06:56 No.10221806
    I actually already use a Rock-inspired Parthenon for my DnD games. Have for the last two years. The PC's are running through the Death of A God mod, what with Dio dying and all.

    I'll post my stab at it in a second.
    >> Guild Master 06/02/10(Wed)07:05 No.10221914
    The First Era

    Long Ago, deep in the farm lands of D'Eltara, there was but a simple farmer who wished to be a bard. He wandered the roads of D'Eltara everynight, picking at his lute until one night, The Dark One came to him and offered him a deal.

    In exchange for his soul, the Dark One would show him The Song. The Farmer agreed.

    He took the lute from the farmer and with Fire from his finger tips, he played three cords on the lute. The farmer blacked out and awoke at the Crossroads.

    The lute had now become elemental, Electric. As the farmer walked back to town, The Dark One spoke to him.

    "Go to town and get yourself a plate of hot dumplings. you're gonna need something on your stomach where you're going."

    So began the first era. The Song spread from bard-to-bard, soon growing as varied as the people who heard it. There arose The King, who was disposed by the Four.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)07:24 No.10222148
    So in this setting 'Perform' would be a stat instead of a skill?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)07:35 No.10222277
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)07:59 No.10222599
    If I can say mine, you should work more in fleshing out the setting.
    The take on the races is pretty cool, but the link with the genres is bland, you nominate the goblins in the Teyonte paragraph, but they don't appear among the races, the hobs are the same race? is not clear, and some exaple of the range of forms they can have? They are a player race, we need more fluff.
    Also more info on what happens/ can happen in this realm, what are the main/recurrent events and possible plot hooks.
    And last the classes, should do a comprehensive work on those too.

    Now you are writing about the gods, but it is more like a nerd game of references, it would be more important to better define the "alignments" and how the gods work, what domains they concede, what kind of influence they have, cover-bands count as avatars? Do they have churches, cults, how do these work? Some gods walk the heart, some others live in stable places, some others live outside this world, but how do this influences the realm? The servant/paladin of an active god would be more powerful of the one of an obscure, forgotten one?

    Define the main facets of rock, choose a god for each one and "stat" him touroughly, then the minor gods and demi-gods are optional and easy to add according to the taste of the group of players.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)09:48 No.10223828
    >>10222599 doesn't know what a work in progress is.

    For the love of all things unholy I am bumping this.
    Shit is cash, man.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)09:58 No.10223927
    >Flesh out world
    Agreed. This thread is mostly just getting down ideas before they were forgotten.
    Not the same race. Goblins are not yet a truly civilized race as the Hobs are, and thus were left out of the list. Akkdekk is working on them, but they're coming along sloooooowly.
    >Forms they can have?
    Hobs are all small and terrible, but beyond that it is difficult to generalize about their apperance. Much like hordlings, no two hobs look alike, some with zipper-teeth, others with giant horrible eyes, others with tiny vestigial wings and bird feet. In game terms, Hobs may take various monstrous feats to "shape" themselves as the game progresses.
    >Main/Recurrent events and plot hooks
    Agreed. To come soon. That's a pretty vast thing there.
    Agreed in part. Mostly, the classes are the same as in D&D, but a bit of flavor couldn't hurt.
    >Define the alignments
    I disagree wholeheartedly. Half the fun of this setting is the fact that the alignments are somehwhat nebulous; the best way to define what they mean is to choose several songs that frame your character concept, all of which are within your chosen genre/alignment.
    >More on gods
    Info to come.

    Well, seems I need to get cracking, doesn't it?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)09:59 No.10223939
    Buthurtt faggot doesn't understand anything.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)10:01 No.10223959

    So the myth goes, there was one of the fair folk by the name of Errin. Being of the more...backwoods...breed of elf, he would often refer to himself as Elf-is Errin, Priestly. He was but a simple farmer, much like the bards before him.

    Unlike the Player of the first song, Elf-is was chosen to be a bard for the Church of a much older god. While down on the Corner, Elf-is heard a dark-skinned bard from deep in D'Eltara playing the Song. He was bewitched by it. He got himself a lyre and began to play. It was as if the Dark One had chosen his avatar. Quickly, the Elf-is Errin, Priestly became famous through the land for his nigh-godly powers of The Song. He would soon become a Duke of what was called by the D'Eltanian's called 'Rock'.

    Soon, the Duke was challenged in his power. A young sorcerer known for his Great Balls of Fire from D'Eltara would challenge Elf-is in a duel. Elf-is came away from the battle wounded, and lived among the mortals as a soldier.

    Upon his return, he became a great illusionist, projecting his image all over the world and spreading the Song. All over the land, people knew the power words of Vivas Las Veghas. The Song filled all of his followers.

    That is, until a power challenged him. The Four.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)10:15 No.10224088
    This is all spitballing, feel free to add to it.


    Before linear time - The era of the Titans. The perfect society. The coming of the Dark One. The fall of paradise. The creation of the world, which would act as the Dark One's trial.
    50,000 BEFORE ASCENSION (BA) - Dawn of the titanspawn
    40,000 BA - Titanspawn begin to quabble amongst each other; it becomes clear that they will not last in this world. Ur-men created to carry their bloodline into the world. Rise of other great races through various origins.
    20,000 BA - Creation of the Guitar
    18,000 BA - Creation of Blues and the Harmonica
    15,000 BA to 5,000 BA- The formation of what would become the recognizable great nations of the modern age; Terros (Which would become the Mror Holds and Oir), Shai Atle (Which would shrink until it consisted of the City of Rain), Lerenath, the Lands of Oil and Spice (Whose kingdoms have changed names and borders frequently since the days of old, but whose legacy remains untainted and unbroken), Ossar, and the Free Citystates. The only modern nations of note that were not founded in this era were Cog and Cragg.
    2232 BA - Birth of the Man in Black
    2235 BA - Birth of the bodhisattva called The King
    2200 BA - Era of Stone begins. Terros divides in civil war between the Mror Holds and the Lands of the Bold (officially renamed Oir in 2144). First Guild of Willworkers formed in the Free Citystates.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)10:21 No.10224159
    0 BA - Ascension of the Four. Death of The King. Rise of the Cult of the King.
    1 BA - Rise of the Airsmith.
    2 BA-30 BA - The Great Revolution of the Gods.
    33 BA - Rise of the orcish lands of Cragg; slaughter of the previous inhabitants.
    39 BA - Rise of the Technocracy of Cog.
    51 BA - Wudang Monastery founded.

    ...sadly, this obviously needs a LOT of work, and I just can't think of enough epic events... well, I'm sure it'll get fleshed out as this develops.
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)10:23 No.10224181
    Why not take a bunch of song names to make good epic battles and wars and other events.
    Let's see, I got one the Battle of the Sun where two gods and their respective armies fought for control of the Sun
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)10:24 No.10224191

    Well, What about the Summer of Love? And the fact that was the same year Black Sabbath and Judas Priest got together in their early incarnations? and that '73 was the year they dropped their first albums?

    ... and I can see Judas Priest as a Chaotic Neutral band. All about Vengence and Pleasure.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)10:28 No.10224237
    More events of note:

    The Grand Crusade against Tip'Pah
    Suicide Cults and the Song
    The Rise and Fall of Blackstar
    the Sequin Wizards of Dis-Ko
    The Prog-Matic Messiahs Arrival[Rush]
    GoffRox Rebellion [Goff=Drows]
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)10:31 No.10224266

    Please gods of metal, keep this thread alive until I come back from work. I'd love to add to the legend of Zikhae...

    and seriously? Nirvana? WTF.
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)10:36 No.10224330
    I dunno, Nirvana is nice every once in awhile it'd be kinda neat to see them in here
    >> Meganonymous of Deth !!RcKyWk4xE64 06/02/10(Wed)11:04 No.10224622
    Fuck, I'm cashin' in on this.

    A figure from The Tyrant's distant past and early beginnings, The Million-Soul Fire was once a rust-voiced demon which served as furious, raucous general to the growing underworld armies which flocked to the call 'to kill them all' of The Tyrant, The Boh'Geimon, Orion, God of the Celestial Cliffs, and himself. He was self-destructive and violent, bringing equal pain and disarray to his allies as well as his enemies. After such insanities could no longer be suffered, he was cast out of by the Tyrant and the Boh'Geimon, with no chance of recourse despite his pleas for mercy. In great fury, he mustered a few subordinates to spite the Tyrant and his cohorts. Knowing he could not destroy them, he sought to instead steal their praise and worship while perpetuating his own growth until his reclamation of godhood. He gathered worshipers and consumed them until he had enjoyed his fill. At one million deaths, he ascended in power to holiness once more, and his golden hood and mane of fire darkened to heated-metal crimson. He remains immensely powerful and deadly to this day, with a large repertoire of music to dispense and sound. Arrogant, controlling, and fickle of who he surrounds himself by, he bears his power with pride like the tendrils of nuclear immolation which hang about his face.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)11:08 No.10224661
    Jerry Lee Lewis seems like a good idea for a god of the Magma Dorfs. Can't think of a suitable godly name, though.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)11:14 No.10224722
    >2232 BA - Birth of the Man in Black
    >2235 BA - Birth of the bodhisattva called The King
    >2232 BA to 2235 BA
    Shouldn't it be the other way around?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)11:16 No.10224749
    Where are the Techno-based Warforged created by the technocrat?
    >> Meganonymous of Deth !!RcKyWk4xE64 06/02/10(Wed)11:20 No.10224803

    The Masked One is pure enigma. Although accessible in his kind, thoughtful, and humorous actions and obvious humanity, he separates himself from the waking world with utter anonymity. He has no self-imposed limits as far as the songs he composes, and ceaselessly produces volumes of music of all temper, tones, and direction. Filled with a vitality that betrays his still ivory expression, and an introspectiveness of character which permeates every fiber of his existence, he lives with immortal patience and infinite appreciation for the facets of reality. He tells or, more appropriately, implies to his followers that they need only sacrifice their true face and identity to achieve his omniscient power and skill. The Masked One can be worshiped by all but those who can not truly appreciate and respect the existence and life which surrounds them. His origins are odd, and most likely falsely propagated by he himself to maintain his identity of no identity. How long he has existed, no one knows.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)11:47 No.10225184
    Info request
    Would beings like "The Miller of the Glen"(Glenn Miller) and "The Call of the Way" (Cab Calloway) be titan spawn with "Mz'rt" (Mozart) and "Tch'k'vsk"(Tchaikovsky) being examples of titans?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)11:53 No.10225277
    \m/ >< \m/
    Fuck yeah roll me up an Iron Dwarf, Heavy Metal alignment.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)11:54 No.10225285
    Classical composers - Titanspawn who learned to harness bits of the Song.
    Protorockers - Either bodhisattvas (IE The King, The Man in Black) or just gifted musicians of the age. Not every rocker is a god, after all.
    Johnny was actually born first. Check Wikipedia.
    Of note is the fact that the Rush analogue is the only god to be atheistic. The logic of the statements makes people's heads explode, often literally.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)11:56 No.10225315
    In my mind this plays out like Exalted collided with BrÜtal Legend, and while they were crashing through walls, rolled over D&D to be colored in its blood.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)12:02 No.10225390
    Would singing Songs of the Gods work as invocations of them? Sing an Aerosmith song, receive divine help that sort of stugg.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)12:05 No.10225444

    It saddens me that people remember me not for my many quests, but the few shitty homebrews I bothered to post.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)12:08 No.10225487
    Some one who knows how should update the 1d4chan page. There is a bunch missing at this point.

    Also I think there are enough gods at the moment, maybe we should move to important locations and/or organizations?
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)12:20 No.10225654
    Oh, that reminds me -

    HEAVY MYTHRIL uses (optionally) a version of Earthflame's Break system.

    At first level, characters receive one Break - their Lucky Break, a manifestation of the Song within them. When dramatically appropriate, they may use the Break Point, and when they do, something gets broken, be it the rules of the game (almost always), an object within the game, or the fabric of probability. If the break is described in a suitably epic way, it occurs, and the player earns at least one break point back - however, the player himself is "broken" temporarily, fatigued greatly for the remainder of the day, or sickened.

    If the Break is used in a weak, pointless, or flavorless way (IE, with no descriptive roleplay behind it - you miss someone and you say "okay, I'm using my Break to hit him anyway) - the Gods of Rock frown upon you, and the Break is lost completely. If it was your only Break, you're SOL until the next level, when you get another Lucky Break.

    Now, Breaks can be used in many ways - here's an example of things you can do with a break.
    -Shatter a wooden gate or simple stone door (but not a metal or hugeass reinforced stone door)
    -Bend the very winds so that an arrow - or indeed, a volley of arrows - come down upon a particular point. (Effectively add +10 to a group of attacks, changing their target)
    -Convert lethal damage dealt to a target to nonlethal.
    -Counter a spell as it is being cast.
    -Roll 2d20 on any given roll instead of one.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)12:21 No.10225668
    Breaking Points are the more potent version of Breaks. They are absolute, and cannot be Broken themselves - using a Breaking Point means that you accomplish whatever single task you set out to do, as long as it's not something balls-insane like "Conquer this kingdom in two minutes" or "Kill the Airsmith". It must be described in full, as Breaks must. A Breaking Point costs seven Breaks.

    The catch? When you use a Breaking Point, things you don't intend to break get broken. There are horrible consequences that spread throughout the world, consequences you did not intend - a Breaking Point may very well kill you if used.

    Lastly, there are Worldbreakers. Costing Seven times Seven plus Seven breaks, (56, for those keeping track), Worldbreakers tear the universe asunder to accomplish their goals. There is NO limit on what a Worldbreaker can accomplish, but the widespread devastation is so great, that... well, only a few people have ever broken the world in this way, and they have all done it to ascend to godhood. The Tenacious Duo did this when they ascended, though how they acquired the requisite number of breaks without killing themselves is a mystery.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)12:23 No.10225700
    That's how spells work in this game, more or less. It's not just singing the song, though - it also takes an activation of the Song within you, a spurring of willpower, a practice that not everyone can do.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)12:28 No.10225771
    Their Triune Majesties:

    An enigmatic group of gods, their Triune Majesties are always seen together and act with a unified will. This was not always the case, however. Legends speak of a single man who ascended a frozen mountain, and descended years later as something... alien. His colossal form, holding an instrument of the purest crystal, proceeded to wander the lands instructing a generation of bards. The two greatest of his students became his companions, and together they achieved the ascension none of them could achieve alone. Now the Colossal, the Vain, and the Dominant seek true knowledge of the Song and push their extremist followers to ever greater heights.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)12:40 No.10225936
    I was thinking of trying to write something for this so how does a group of priests of a certain God singing a song in a ritual in order to reinforce/buff some troops?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)12:55 No.10226109

    you wanna write it or can I take a crack?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)13:04 No.10226225
    We need handles for Ozzy, Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)13:06 No.10226261

    someone got Zepplin, it's Zepp
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)13:08 No.10226287
    What's the analog for Manowar in this setting?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)13:08 No.10226294

    Out of most kingdoms, the Men of War, are by far one of the most brutal, heaviest, military-nations of the world. Their kingdom spans through deserts, plains and forests and out to the farthest coasts of the east. They were led by one who had marched for revenge on the elders who had taken his land and fortune, calling himself the Dark Avenger, and formed the regiment known as the Brothers of Metal. They hailed and killed, spilling much blood for their many gods of war. Many years ago, the Dark Avenger had discovered the Gloves of Metal, and it corrupted him, and eventually, he died for the metal. Ever since the Brothers of Metal had rebuilt their ranks since that last, bloody battle. Their blood is of molten rock, and their skin is made of steel.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)13:12 No.10226351
    Eventually, the Brothers of Metal had discovered new artefacts hidden within their kingdom, the crown of Uther and the ring of Shand'grula, ancient demons that had walked the earth long ago. With these, they had created a new kingdom, led by a new king, who would be the king of kings.

    Hail and kill.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)13:52 No.10226937
    I put all the non-deity information up on the wiki.

    Somebody else can check for missing deities, I'm sure there are a few.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:01 No.10227083

    no one's claiming so I'll do maiden.

    There is some debate about the origin of the maiden, whether the current holder of the name originated it, some even say that the maiden is multiple people who combined their powers to tap into the song and who's number and names change at will. What is not debatable is the maiden's raw power, once one of the most popular and influential of the gods, even in his waining years the Maiden wields considerable influence.

    A god of both war and introspection, The Maiden revels in battle, but knows well the brutal consequences of war. He often appears to his followers in the form of an animated corpse, eye's glowing with hellfire, regaled as a king a pharaoh a common soldier or something altogether more strange.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:04 No.10227128
    Please please archive this I am so going to run this.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:05 No.10227144
    We have a wiki!? Linkage is needed!!
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:07 No.10227181
    I've yet to see Ozzy and Priest though.

    Srsly u guys, these are essentials.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:12 No.10227262
    I so want to make a cleric of Johnny cash.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:25 No.10227443
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:28 No.10227481
    I meant that 2232 before ascension shouldn't precede 2235.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:30 No.10227505
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    Fuck yes.

    Never change /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:30 No.10227507

    Varg-writer here. I'll do Ozzy, then Priest.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:30 No.10227515
    It's already archived and is on the wiki. Check shit before you say stupid things. And even if it wasn't archived, you could do it yourself. And even if nobody archived it on suptg, it would be on easymodo.

    Why not just read the thread? It's a good thread.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:38 No.10227655
    Writing something for Geddy Lee.

    Considering him to be "The Starman"

    Basing him heavily off 2112. Is this awesome? Y/N
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:48 No.10227839
    Ozymandias Osbourne was studying to be a wizard when, on a holy day where the sun was eclipsed, he heard his true calling. He used a combination of his wizardly might and his feel for the Song to declare himself definitively one of the masters of reality along with some others who worked with him. He abandoned those others after some disputes, however, and formed his own following. He was becoming slightly insane by this point; during those days you could often see a long caravan of his insane followers, not quite following one of the paths between towns but making their own. However, when his charismatic high priest Rhoads who was on the way to godhood himself died, the Madman descended into the spiral where he earned his name. Going through a series of high priests like no other god and his antics such as biting the head off an angel for the hell of it earned him his reputation both among mortals and among the gods. Regardless of his derangement, however, he is a generally benevolent god, and thus still maintains a very distinct following. He is the patron of outcasts and those whose genius is considered madness.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:49 No.10227846

    A Winter Elf in life, when this god ascended, he turned back into a storm. He now rides the currents of the winds, waiting for Winter Elves to enter battle.

    Blowing onto the battlefield from the coast, the Winter Elves know that once he has arrived, they have true hope for victory. True heroes of this battle will gain a slight glowing effect to their eyes while under his prescence.

    Rarely, he will manifest in physical form, a cloaked individual whos face cannot be seen, his long cloak dragging in the snow.
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)14:59 No.10228037


    The results of attempts by the moral races to shape the song of their owwn accord, to recreate the divine notes that brought about all of creation. While the non-deitific mind can perceive the tempo, the pacing, the individual notes, this does not mean that they can fully comprehend the meaning of the Song of their own accord. Ever so often, however, the music of the seres manages to saturate the workings of a brilliant, receptive, possibly 'mad' mind. Driving by such forces of inspiration, they attempt to sire a new sort of creation, seldom realizing that their inspiration comes from the very thing that they attempt to recreate, thinking it in their own image.

    They are myriad shape, created rather than born, but all posssess a distinctively mechanical, artifical appearance, resultant of their crafting. They are perhaps the most wide-eyed and innocent of races in their beginning, but individuals quickly find themselves rendered cynical and jaded by the diregard in which they are held, deemed 'lesser' beings for not being created of the Gods as the other races are. Most commonly, tey take their creators as a sort of pantheon, instinctively aware of others who might have similarly been touched by the Song and knowing them as equals to their 'Fathers and Mothers'.

    (I hope I'm doing this right)
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:59 No.10228041
    Thing is, wizards already use the song in this setting.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)14:59 No.10228049

    >>Entrylevel metalfag detected
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)15:00 No.10228054

    Known makers of the Beatcrafted include, among others, the Herbalist Hankok, who created the most organic-yet-mechanical contrast of demi-life in his initial Beatcrafted, Rokkit; Transeau the Dreamer, whose ever-vigilant creation is known only the Somnimbulist of the Waking Dream, champion of Simply Being Loved; a strange wanderer known only as the Corpulent Gaunt, who has 'authored' many of the Beatcrafted, including the adventuring twins known as Right Here and Right Now, the notorious thieving menace called Gangsta Trippin', and the Beatcrafted who is known for its attempts to transcend gender and its own construction as a bard known as 'The Rockafella Skank'; and a group of enigmatic crafters who once created a child-form Beatcraft, left in a city to learn and grow on her own, who only left the female-shape with a name - Return to Innocence.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:02 No.10228093
    This is a group of deities, of which there are four primary gods and several demigods. The two leaders; one is known as Lord Curse and the other as Old Brick of the Axe. Patron deities to bards and skalds everywhere, the Sightless Watchers are loremasters of renown.

    They are well known both for their masterful melodies and the songs they have crafted using tales of myth, such as Troll-kin's "Metal Hearth"; or history, as with their masterful epic which details the fall of Choy, first detailed in "The Ill Staid", written by the bard known as Loner.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:07 No.10228175

    A god worshiped in the temples of Syrinxs who beleive the meek shall inherit the earth.
    He is a nearly celestial being said to come from the future to fix the wrongs of this world and prevent it from becoming the heavily controlled and dystopiate land he comes from.
    The Starman sits in the center of his most prestigious temple amongst an unearthly forrest of tall trees of maples and lofty oaks in a state of pure bliss he gives off a faint glow as a long ray of light shines from his green canopy as his long hair floats carelessly.
    It is said that those who wonder his silver halls can hear his music coming gently from the apex of the temple, music so progressed and unheard of it only backs up the beleifs he is from the future.

    Shitty, if anyone wants to improve please do.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:15 No.10228324
    Yeah, definitely.

    Sure. But not in the same, primal way which makes you truly a god, which is what I was getting at.

    A Magma Dwarf who was once one of the staid clerics of a long-forgotten deity, Robert Halford abandoned his former post to tap into his ability to embody the Song and become a deity himself. At first he followed his Rock beginnings under his teachers, but he soon rode the wings of destiny into Heavy Metal. His teachings mostly center around hedonism and the pleasures of the flesh, which he was denied during his priesthood; his congregations are often wild, rebellious parties, and often precede the births of many diabolic children. Shrines to him been banned in many towns, due to the fact that if you think you can stop his from breaking the law during one of their romps, well, you've got another thing coming. It is said that they were the cause of several large fires set in certain cities.
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)15:15 No.10228337
    The biggest distinction among the Beatcrafted, as well as their makers, is a rather determined refusal to allow themselves to be categorized in life, or to be grouped by inspiration, modus operandi, and the Beatcrafted they make. Those who tend to create Beatcrafted that are stronger in the intellectual and philosophical pursuits are most commonly described as 'Trancers', not to be confused with Transeau, who simply happens to have a similar mood to match his name. Those who create Beatcrafted of might and violence are usually referenced as the Industrial, if only to match the fairly typical utilitarian appearance of their creations. Where they are created to be things of charming beauty, the creators are often referenced as Dancers, though such appellations are simply those bestowed by individuals who would attempt to find a unifying theme among those who would manufacture Beatcrafted.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:20 No.10228409
    >Robert Halford

    More like Robert Halforged amirite?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:24 No.10228488
    That is a far better name, I'll admit.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:27 No.10228532
    I would put it 'Halforge'.
    With the d on the end it sounds like Warforged instead of a dwarfy name
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:27 No.10228544
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:28 No.10228548
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:30 No.10228587
    Alright, let's see about putting some of these on the wiki.
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)15:33 No.10228627
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    Perhaps the most frightening aspect, to mortal minds, are the first known Beatcrafted who have, themselves, created Beatcrafted of their own.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:34 No.10228634
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    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:37 No.10228684
    The gods so far (correct me if i am wrong)

    The Four = The Beatles

    Lord Alice = Alice Coopers
    Lady Floyd = Pink floyd

    Akkdekk/Teyente = AC/DC

    The Tyrant = Lars Urlich/Metallica

    Zhikae the Blackstar = David Bowie

    The Caged One = Varg Vikernes

    The Elf of Rainbows = Dio

    The Airsmith = Aerosmith

    The Tenacious Duo = Tenacious D

    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:38 No.10228698
    ZEPP = Ledd Zeppelin

    THE QUEEN = Queen

    THE SIRED = The Offspring




    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:39 No.10228711
    >The Tyrant = Lars Urlich/Metallica
    Need's to have a counter-God in Megadeth.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:40 No.10228725
    The Million-Soul Fire is just that.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:40 No.10228734

    It says "Part of your comment isn't allowed to be posted :(" goddamn, posting one by one
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:42 No.10228757
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:42 No.10228766
    All men know the legend of Napstar the Archthief, the pirate of the sonic seas. The technocrats, in their hubris, weaved together their unfathomable magics into an all-encompassing net, aiming to finally enthrall all men to their will. This net, though not a big truck, nor even a series of tubes, allowed for near instantaneous transfer of the Song, much to the Technocrats chagrin. Napstar was the first to navigate this ether net, bringing the Song to all who would listen. Though the first and most glorious, Napstar was joined by many, including the pirate Kazaar, and the order of the Verdant Wire.

    This piracy split the gods into two camps. Those who were subsumed by the infinite greed of the technocrats, gathered beneath the Tyrant himself, and they called for Napstar's head. Some gods, felling a connection to their mortal subjects, followed Napstar's ways, allowing the Song to flow through the web unhindered.

    Eventually, the Tyrant, with the aid of the Technocrats, cornered Napstar. Though he fought bravely, he was eventually captured. He was brought to the guillotine in front of the scores of men he brought the Song to. And as the blade fell, Napstar was completely silent. But the anguished roars of the crowd were powerful enough to warp the web itself, creating an ever spinning roil, now known as the torrent of souls.

    Thousands of men became pirates that day, demanding that the Song be free for all men. They traverse the torrent, taking what they want, giving what others need, invoking the wrath of the technocrats. The war between the Pirates and the Technocrats rages still. The Technocrats just recently managed to rip the Pirate Bay out of the ether-net, decentralizing the pirates. Who knows how this war will end, with freedom and anarchy, or oppression for legality?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:42 No.10228770
    The Man in Black = Johnny Cash

    The King = Elvis

    Wudang = Wu Tang clan

    THE MILLION-SOUL FIRE = Dave Mustaine/Megadeath

    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:44 No.10228806

    MEN OF WAR = Manowar

    THE MAIDEN OF IRON = Iron Maiden
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:45 No.10228828
    Their Triune Majesties = ?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:48 No.10228871
    Good going to the one who upped em to 1d4chan.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:49 No.10228884
    No problem. Someone's gotta do it.

    I may have missed a few, though, I was mostly looking for the CAPITALIZED headings. If you notice some that are missing, feel free to fill them in.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:50 No.10228894


    This made me laugh.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:51 No.10228907
    No idea.

    To those planning to write more: It helps to make it a little more obvious who you're talking about.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:57 No.10229000
    Nah. For Iron Maiden, it's gotta be Eddy.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:58 No.10229015

    Sigh... It's the G3, ladies and gents. Satriani, Vai, and Petrucci?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)15:58 No.10229016
    /tg/, I love you sons of bitches so much.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:01 No.10229075
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    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:03 No.10229120
    No Nirvana? No Kurt?

    /tg/, for all my pride, I am disappoint.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:06 No.10229165

    THE MADMAN = Ozzy Ousbourne
    The UNSEEING PROTECTOR = Blind guardian

    BEATCRAFTED = Fatboy Slim (with songs described as homunculi-like heroes)

    THE SIGHTLESS WATCHERS = Blind guardians duh

    THE STARMAN = Admittedly Geddy Lee, but it makes me think of Bowie first

    THE TRAITOR PRIEST = Judas Priest
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:07 No.10229179
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    Bump of love
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:11 No.10229234
    Massively over-rated. Nirvana were a great band to be sure, but if Kurt hadn't painted the walls with his brain, they'd probably have been forgotten about by now.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:11 No.10229237
    Heavy Mithril Pantheon

    The Four = The Beatles

    Lord Alice = Alice Coopers
    Lady Floyd = Pink floyd

    Akkdekk/Teyente = AC/DC

    The Tyrant = Lars Urlich/Metallica

    Zhikae the Blackstar = David Bowie

    The Caged One = Varg Vikernes

    The Elf of Rainbows = Dio

    The Airsmith = Aerosmith

    The Tenacious Duo = Tenacious D

    ZEPP = Ledd Zeppelin

    THE QUEEN = Queen

    THE SIRED = The Offspring




    The Man in Black = Johnny Cash

    The King = Elvis

    Wudang = Wu Tang clan

    THE MILLION-SOUL FIRE = Dave Mustaine/Megadeath


    Their Triune Majesties = Satriani, Vai, and Petrucci

    MEN OF WAR = Manowar

    THE MAIDEN OF IRON = Iron Maiden

    THE MADMAN = Ozzy Ousbourne

    The UNSEEING PROTECTOR = Blind guardian

    THE SIGHTLESS WATCHERS = Blind guardians duh

    BEATCRAFTED = Fatboy Slim (songs are homunculi-like independent heroes)

    THE STARMAN = Admittedly Geddy Lee, but it makes me think of Bowie first

    THE TRAITOR PRIEST = Judas Priest

    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:12 No.10229252

    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:13 No.10229260

    The fallen lord of Paradise is a young god, born of sorrow and, eventually, self-destruction. He is a gaunt, headless being, constantly dressed in the ragged clothes of a beggar or rat-catcher, who dwells in his own little heaven, unable to view the beauty of his creation. His principle worshippers are the generally melancholic munchkins, who, above all other races, understand the true horror of the Fallen Lord's situation. The Fallen Lord also pities the Munchkins, who teeter on the brink of anihilation, trapped in their blackened citadel. Meeting him in person is about as strange as any encounter with a 'dead' god, and trust me, he should be dead. He moves sluggishly, as do all who stand in his presence. There is a certain mystery surrounding his ascension, a mystery that a curious adventurer might want to read into. He could solve it himself, but he doesn't really care enough.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:14 No.10229275
    Don't be a dick, I shit liquid everytime I hear a hint of nirvanas and I will never negate the influence they had to all the alternative music to come, with or without singer death.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:16 No.10229298

    pic looks like thibbledorf pwent
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:16 No.10229300

    Still, we have less important (and more overrated) bands there already, so why not mash in another?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:25 No.10229417
    I don't mind, personally, it doesn't clash with anything so far. It's just that most of us here seem to be metalheads, so we're not going to be the best ones to write it.

    If that wasn't clear enough: write it up for us, and it'll be included.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:26 No.10229430
    need manowar
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:27 No.10229454

    He regularly asks other gods to break their alignments and join him instead but is usually refused. He also spends a large portion of each year in an isolated room regretting his inability to retrieve any Golden Gramophones.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:29 No.10229471

    So nobody guessed this was Kurt?
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)16:29 No.10229476
    BEATCRAFTED = Warforged (with better aesthetic, also function as the Unborn from FantasyCraft)
    Herbalist Hankok - Herbie Hancock
    Transeau the Dreamer - BT, aka Brian Transeau
    The Corpulent Gaunt - Fat Boy Slim
    a group of enigmatic crafters - Enigma

    My inferred rule of the Beatcraft - all are named for songs or albums.
    Rokkit = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK0Pi4wC8Hk
    Somnimbulist of the Waking Dream, champion of Simply Being Loved - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osWofdNdyfk
    Right Here and Right Now - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7jSp2xmmEE
    Gangsta Trippin' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnrBnfx3cdQ
    The Rockafella Skank - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmsTwQb1csc
    Return to Innocence - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk_sAHh9s08
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:30 No.10229491
    I guessed it because of the death thing, but it wasn't that obvious. That works though.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:33 No.10229521
    Read either the thread or the wiki. They've been brought up at least twice.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:34 No.10229533

    Comprised of four demigods, these legends have one driving goal: To bring the common man closer to The Song. While out on tour, they will constantly choose mortal men and raise them up to Sing the Song with other Chosen. With their instruments, they weave ability into the Chosen, allowing them to add their Voice to the Song. Upwards of 10 Chosen may take the stage at any time, though the number varies widely. A lesser effect is added to the audience, who is encouraged to add their voices to the music.

    After the show, Chosen return to their mortal lives, enriched by their experiences. It is not uncommon for Chosen to embark on their own journey to embrace the Song.
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)16:35 No.10229551
    Also, the creators of the Beatcrafted are not deities, simply individuals touched by madness/Inspiration at exposure to the Song. Their creations are themed around the song at their core.

    (In a sense, the creators are Artificers, their creations Warforged answer to the songs/magic others might create)
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:45 No.10229675
    >Monks, for example, often have Wu-Tang style as their alignment
    You've won me over here.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)16:52 No.10229792
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    >/tg/ - We get shit done.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:53 No.10229808

    They are a young collective of demi-gods, who began life as a high circle of wizards. They initially met in the Academy of Sorcery at Burk-Lee where such individuals are trained. However, after recognising the potential in each other, they left the Academy to travel the world and attain deification. They are recognisable by their garments in the hues of the heavens
    Theirs was a long struggle, in constant motion, and over the years this circle of brethren faced many challenges. On numerous occasions they lost their keeper of the keys, having to find a replacement that was worthy. They finally found one, known only as the Sorcerer, who was the catalyst for their ascension.
    Finally, after many years of toil building a following, they pooled their powers and delved into the past, aided by a new-found skill known as hypnotism. They guided their followers on a journey through time, and showed them how life was, and how it may be, through their eyes. They promised a future of immortality through others, as the spirit carries on.
    With this enlightening act, they ascended to the pantheon as demi-gods. They are essentially benevolent, revelling in sorcery and wizardry for its own sake, and not for any specific ends. Still, the power of the Song is strong in them, and they take heart in joining forces with many others, be they deity or mortal. One of their number spends time learning from Their Triune Majesties. Another, meanwhile, has recently descended to the mortal plane to aid a young collective in achieving their dreams of ascension, following the loss of one of their members. Many believed that this young tribe was finished, but with the aid of their god, they have promised to avenge their comrades loss seven times over. Such is the power of the Thespians of Imagining.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:54 No.10229818

    oshit, paragraphs. Reposting.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:55 No.10229830

    They are a young collective of demi-gods, who began life as a high circle of wizards. They initially met in the Academy of Sorcery at Burk-Lee where such individuals are trained. However, after recognising the potential in each other, they left the Academy to travel the world and attain deification. They are recognisable by their garments in the hues of the heavens

    Theirs was a long struggle, in constant motion, and over the years this circle of brethren faced many challenges. On numerous occasions they lost their keeper of the keys, having to find a replacement that was worthy. They finally found one, known only as the Sorcerer, who was the catalyst for their ascension.

    Finally, after many years of toil building a following, they pooled their powers and delved into the past, aided by a new-found skill known as hypnotism. They guided their followers on a journey through time, and showed them how life was, and how it may be, through their eyes. They promised a future of immortality through others, as the spirit carries on.

    With this enlightening act, they ascended to the pantheon as demi-gods. They are essentially benevolent, revelling in sorcery and wizardry for its own sake, and not for any specific ends. Still, the power of the Song is strong in them, and they take heart in joining forces with many others, be they deity or mortal. One of their number spends time learning from Their Triune Majesties.

    Another, meanwhile, has recently descended to the mortal plane to aid a young collective in achieving their dreams of ascension, following the loss of one of their members. Many believed that this young tribe was finished, but with the aid of their god, they have promised to avenge their comrades loss seven times over.

    Such is the power of the Thespians of Imagining.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:57 No.10229869
    It's one of the most obvious.
    Headless, dressed like a slob, doesn't give a fuck.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:58 No.10229894
    Dream Theatre perchance?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)16:59 No.10229898
    Dressing like a slob and not giving a fuck describes most of the non-80's, not just them...
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:01 No.10229944
    Working on two more.

    The Who (The Unknown)

    And ANDREW MOTHERFUCKING W.K (No idea for a name)
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:03 No.10229963

    You sir, win. Also, sideways reference to Avenged Sevenfold and The Rev.

    Throwback to, oh 5 years ago when I was a pretty major fan.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:03 No.10229973
    So wait, who is this?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:04 No.10229986
    I know I would suck hardcore if tried, but we need someone to do Jimmy Hendrix.

    Anyone want to take a shot?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:07 No.10230025

    He's so lazy he makes OTHER PEOPLE lazy. C'mon.
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)17:12 No.10230099
    The Prince of Purple Smoke
    The Lord of the Watchtower
    The Voudoun Childe.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:12 No.10230113
    Raised up from the lowest gutters of the City of Rain in relatively recent times and having adopted a blend of the message of Rock from both Humans, Elves and Magma Dwarves, the Erattic Gäng (a corrupted phrase of human words which in Munchkin sounds more like saying 'this will shock you') are one of the City's and indeed all of Munchkinism's vents of an otherwise quiet and rarely mentioned force; the strife to escape the gloom and tedium of the everyday and industry, and rise to excel. Reveling in otherwise heavily repressed and tightly controlled traits of the Munchkin race that are normally hidden behind stony faces, nonchalance and manners, such as the propensity for sleazery, greed, lustfulness and insidious cleverness, the Erratic Gäng preach excess, self-gratification and desire in all things, and the rare message among Munchkins that wanting for yourself and living for thrill is not always a bad thing.

    Consisting of four members, the Erattic Gäng is popularly depicted as constantly either intoxicated or bruised and maimed or both, beaten down by the harshness of the world and their living but also strengthened and borne aloft by it, sporting great manes of hair and fanciful attire. They are represented in the carnal world by the head prophet of their church who interprets their requests and who finds means and ways for the members of the cult to fund their eccentricity. This masked genius has actually been many men, taking up an identity left behind by their predecessor, and is known only as 'Dr. Feelgood'.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:13 No.10230139


    Turning up to to 11 and all that. I'm not too good with "This Is Spinal Tap", but I'm sure someone else will be able to pick it up.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)17:13 No.10230141
    The Roaring One for AWK. I have to admit, The Wolf had some pretty good lyrics for a god character.
    >If we wait until tomorrow, will tomorrow ever come?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:13 No.10230142

    Who are this guys?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:14 No.10230144

    Bang Camaro.

    Had a real hard time coming up with a name and I still don't like the one there. If anyone has something better, please feel free.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:15 No.10230156

    Nice use of the umlaut. I applaud you sir.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:16 No.10230178
    A suggestion: Put the band names in the wiki next to the god names.

    Also update, etc.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:18 No.10230215


    The unknown where a group shrouded in mystery they showed up out of nowhere raising the question of who where they? (Who, who, who, who)
    They where rambunctious and highly destructive their tools hardly ever made it through the day.
    They where comprised of four, Pot who turned the very wind into his favor, Ent Wissle a study being who rocked tremors through the ground
    Rodger Danger a man adapt with items on the end of ropes and could turn a apple and a peice of twine into something deadly and finally the lost brother.
    Heath sun and fast man who was chaotic on the battle field, random and spontanious never seen without his twin Mythril rods which he used to deadly force on the battle field. it is unkown what happened to the rods or if they even exsist anymore in an unshattered state.
    After Heaths death the swore to never be fooled again and retired from battle and began their ascent.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:22 No.10230273

    No Pinball Wizard reference?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:24 No.10230307
    There is SO many references you can do with The Who. Throw one if you want. Honestly I would like that.
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)17:28 No.10230366
    While I could not do him remotely the justice due, I INSIST that whomsoever embarks upon that task needs to give him 'Drill That Will Pierce The Heavens' level of motivational power, including turning enemies to his side from sheer, unadulterated FUCK YEAR.
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)17:32 No.10230413
    Also, I'm a tremendous /v/idiot at times, but I could see him going around, kicking ass, taking names, and basically being the setting's Terry Fucking Bogard. But that's me.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:32 No.10230417

    It is said, in their early days they were accompanied by a mere child. This unfortunate wretch was deaf, dumb and blind; he had no passage in this world. The Unknown took him under their wing, and taught him a game. A game that he took to like nothing else, and was soon untouchable. It seemed that the child latched onto the survival undertones of the game, he would not let the ball pass through the gates to hell, he would keep it alive for as long as possible.

    He eventually parted ways with the unknown, and his fate is lost to us. Some say he became a messiah in himself, but no-one knows.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:33 No.10230436

    I plan on making AWK Purely a charismatic character. Nothing but and enforcing his self title as a motivational speaker
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)17:33 No.10230441
    In the deepest parts of the west, there lies a great jungle, where a group of apes have attained sentience. They became aware of the gods, but had no deity that would pay them attention. Around the great mountain called Monkey, they prayed for a god that would lift them up, that would give them a song they could call their own.

    They got four.

    Myrdahk the Dark, a god of black magics, evil and twisted, and powerful of will. His companion and occasional torture subject, the Dented One, a zombie god whose mind was lost long ago, black eyed and almost innocent - emphasis on "almost". Roshael, of the ur-men, a massive man-mountain who had already reached ascendancy on his own, but whom had been possessed by a group of vengeful spirits - spirits of his slain comrades. And lastly, the Axe Princess, a nameless child warrior-goddess from the distant continents.

    Despite being of vastly differing foci and ethics, despite the fact that the gods at large have convinced themselves that the Ape Gods do not exist, despite the fact that their greatest followers at the moment are mere gorillas... they play on. Because all things come to ruin in time, meaning that right now, they've got nothing to lose - so they focus on the one message that they have in common, the one thing that they hope their followers will learn and take to heart: "It's the music that we choose".
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:34 No.10230454

    Love it. Beautiful touch
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:35 No.10230467

    Long ago he rose from among the ur-men, his skill with his instrument incomparable amongst mortal men, some said that even the song itself bent to his will. So bright was his flame that he ascended to godhood and left the lands of mortals long before his time. Even in his absence riffs of his making play upon mortals, setting them in a purple haze, and drawing them forth in a quest to attain that which only he has accomplished before them.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:35 No.10230471
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:36 No.10230486

    Hey hey, we're the monkees?

    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)17:38 No.10230509
    Currently they have built a temple by the ocean-side a grand thing made of materials stolen from the Technocrats
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)17:39 No.10230533
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    Ain't that cute....
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:42 No.10230582

    Ahh. Good call.

    Also, updated up to THE LORD OF THE WATCHTOWER.

    Dunno who that is though.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:44 No.10230607
    Jimmy hendrix, "all along the watchtower" refference
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)17:44 No.10230614
    If the purple haze didn't tip you off, there's no hope for you.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)17:44 No.10230619
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)17:44 No.10230620
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:45 No.10230626
    The Monkees should be in the same setting.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:45 No.10230635
    Little is known for sure about this dark individual. There are two major sects that worship him.

    The first are a group of elves, who hold that the Horned Lord is a god unto himself. At the gatherings between these individuals, which are said to create an anomaly of spiritual darkness in the sky above them like a black mark of their taint, one can hear the chant of their master's mantra. It is an edict against their foes: to let their streets run with their blood, their cities to burn in unholy fire, to let them know death. The Horned Lord is depicted by these elves as such; as much beast as man.

    The other group is one of Iron Dwarves, who believe that he is instead the messiah for a greater pantheon of metal-aligned gods. Though not as insidious as the elves who worship him, these dwarves are inspired to similar acts; more than once they have banded together to pillage other cultures, leaving with their boats full of loot and the enemy shores in flames and ruin. He is often depicted by this group as a mighty warrior, often with the symbol of a hammer inscribed on his chest.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:48 No.10230683

    Probably should read properly next time.

    Ah well.

    Any other ideas? I'm happy to write up some more, I did Dream Theater and the Tommy add on for The Who.
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)17:51 No.10230729
    The Sex Pistols might need some write-up, don'tcha think?
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)17:52 No.10230743
    Oh, and we need a writeup for The Cure... our Goth section is severely lacking.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:53 No.10230764
    The Roaring One

    This man ascended into god hood long ago but wishes to stay and mingle with humans as he only wishes to party, he HAS to party he claims the party will survive.
    A hedonistic man choosing to surround himself with fine ales, wrenches and friends (Which is to say anyone) and despite never being in a fight he has a constantly bloody nose.
    When the Roaring one is not partying he is puting his charisma to work as a motivational speaker. It is said that 3 words from this man can send a whole city into a state of doing the undoable, breaking the unbreakable.
    He wonders if one waits till tommorow will it ever actually come? And because of this he lives every moment to its max and pushes the very limit of reality and his followers attempt to do the same.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:53 No.10230767
    I did Iron maiden and Hendrix, thinking maybe the doors?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:54 No.10230774
    sex pistols
    the clash
    Eric Clapton
    The White Stripes

    Motorhead (not sure if that's already covered)
    the Buzzcocks
    Van Halen (again, not sure if covered)
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:55 No.10230792
    Wow, no black humans? Racist ass bullshit.
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)17:57 No.10230833
    Ur-men - the men who still carry the blood of the titans that created the world - are black.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)17:58 No.10230841
    Get out and never return.
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)17:58 No.10230848
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    >The Clash
    Hmmm, what to call them?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:00 No.10230869
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:01 No.10230890
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:01 No.10230895
    with all the OBVIOUS Metallica song references (Thing that should not be, Sandman, the fact that it's almost give me fuel, give me fire, give me that which I desire at the end, I'd say yeah teh Tyrant is Metallica

    Holy is dat some Johnny Cash? I love this OC.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:02 No.10230909
    Who's this?
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)18:02 No.10230922
    Far from the surface of the world, dwelling in darkness in misery, dwell a group forgotten by their kin, a collective that refer to themselves as the Sons and Heirs. Of what, some inquire; the answers are as numerous as they. "A shyness that is criminally vulgar." "Nothing in particular." "You shut your mouth."

    They are ur-man, yet not - it is as though all positive emotion is stolen from their being. Though they forge their own destiny apart from others, they do not know the joys and happiness of others; perhaps all they need is to be loved, just like everybody else does.

    Then again, if you were ask them, they would answer, "What difference does it make?"
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:06 No.10230993
    >You shut your mouth.
    I was just talkin' 'bout Ur-men!
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)18:06 No.10231007
    Then we can dig it!
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)18:07 No.10231014
    Then how can you say you go about things the wrong way?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:09 No.10231063
    Who's that?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:09 No.10231073
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:10 No.10231078
    Because it's waiting for you to write it, silly.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:12 No.10231133
    Lord of the Watchtower.. so many songs of his released after his death, can we truly ever think he died?

    Unlike that one from later times who died and also released more after his death than in his life.

    Sometimes a dead god's song continues long after they're gone.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:15 No.10231189
    Heavy Mithril Pantheon

    The Four = The Beatles

    Lord Alice = Alice Coopers

    Lady Floyd = Pink floyd

    Akkdekk/Teyente = AC/DC

    The Tyrant = Lars Urlich/Metallica

    Zhikae the Blackstar = David Bowie

    The Caged One = Varg Vikernes

    The Elf of Rainbows = Dio

    The Airsmith = Aerosmith

    The Tenacious Duo = Tenacious D

    ZEPP = Ledd Zeppelin

    THE QUEEN = Queen

    THE SIRED = The Offspring




    The Man in Black = Johnny Cash

    The King = Elvis

    Wudang = Wu Tang clan

    THE MILLION-SOUL FIRE = Dave Mustaine/Megadeath


    Their Triune Majesties = Satriani, Vai, and Petrucci

    MEN OF WAR = Manowar

    THE MAIDEN OF IRON = Iron Maiden
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:16 No.10231212
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    I would be surprised if there wasn't anyone on /tg/ who could get it. I made the hints subtle, but there should be enough there I thought.

    maybe I was too indirect.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:19 No.10231273
    The problem with making the hints really subtle is that it means any who doesn't really know much about them isn't going to be able to pick up on it. This is especially true regarding names.

    Regardless, it's pretty well written at least.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:20 No.10231292

    Viking/black metal, but apart from Bathory there's a few other bands that fall under that tag.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:20 No.10231294

    THE MADMAN = Ozzy Ousbourne

    The UNSEEING PROTECTOR = Blind guardian
    THE SIGHTLESS WATCHERS = Blind guardians (dropped)
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:21 No.10231307
    What about the actual world? What do we even know so far?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:21 No.10231326

    THE STARMAN = Geddy Lee

    THE TRAITOR PRIEST = Judas Priest


    The BRINGERS OF GLORY = Bang Camaro


    THE ERATTIC GÄNG = Mötley Crüe

    THE UNKNOWN = The Who

    THE APE GODS = Gorillaz


    THE HORNED LORD = Bathory

    The Roaring One = Andrew W.K.

    The Sons and Heirs = The Smiths

    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:22 No.10231348

    Originally a trapper from the humid swamps of the south, Leonard is one of the more interesting examples of the power of the Song. He rose to fame preaching a gospel of simplicity and respect, while at the same time reveling in libation and freedom. This brash figure sought to ascend to godhood before his due time, on wings of steel. As punishment, he was smote from the sky, and forced to live out an existence that is neither fully dead nor fully alive. He can no longer interact with the world at large, but is still able to be heard in song. Now he wanders the land, free as a bird, but surrounded by the smell of death, still singing to all who will lend an ear.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:23 No.10231350
    I suppose so.

    I had managed to put in three album references and a song reference, plus the split in his styles over his career. W/e though.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:23 No.10231358

    The Comedian is unusual, even for a god. He brings mirth and merriment to the people of the world by twisting songs into new shapes. The Comedian always asks for permission from the creator of the original song and has never written a song with out consent. The Queen, The Sired, Jane and the Ebonhearted, The Airsmith and many others have had their works parodied this way, and all have approved of it. Supposedly, there was a minor noble from a rather insular kingdom who did not want to have his work "soiled" by the wit of The Comedian, and said noble refused. While The Comedian was disappointed, he did not further antagonize the prince.

    Recently the works of The Comedian have become fewer and more far between. Some view this as a sign that grave times are ahead, but his priesthood says that this is not the only world and The Comedian travels between them. They also point to songs whose authors cannot be identified like, Michael Son of Jack as proof of their claims.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:23 No.10231359
    Everything we know about it so far is in this thread. I'm planning to do a writeup of the basic class fluff in a little bit, and my intention is to keep it vague enough to be used with any edition.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:25 No.10231393
    Best I can tell, just the race basics and their mentions of places. Not a lot so far, but I imagine it will take another thread for that.

    I smirked
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)18:26 No.10231417
    The world is huge, with many lands and countries to it.
    Most places are connected by the Black Roads, sentient(?) self-replicating highways that seem to have stopped growing after connecting civilization and are now burrowing their way to Dragontown. Which is kinda like hell.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:26 No.10231426
    Weird Al?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:28 No.10231459
    Yup, I was thinking about mentioning his songs directly, but I couldn't think of a good way to fit in "another one rides the bus"
    >> Euronymous !tnh44dGmGo 06/02/10(Wed)18:29 No.10231467
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    What's goin' on in this thread? ?
    >> The Goddamn Duck 06/02/10(Wed)18:29 No.10231474
    Is there anyone else as epic as he?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:29 No.10231481
    Michael Jackson = heavy mythril archdemon
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)18:32 No.10231541
    Rock 'n Roll my good man.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:34 No.10231578
    I believe we should begin working on a map. Alas I have no scanner/ Tablet
    >> Euronymous !tnh44dGmGo 06/02/10(Wed)18:34 No.10231587
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    oh, i know.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:37 No.10231639
    have we covered demons and villains?
    You know, some form of adversary for the gods?

    Maybe things like pop, drum'n'bass, disco, and rap could be the sort of "bad guys" who seek to topple the dominance of rock and metal, and bring about a suitably metal version of Ragnarok (which might be pretty hard to out-metal, actually)

    BeeGee's = trio of pit-fiends ruling the mirrored wastes
    Linkin Park = traveling band of misguided near-immortals

    I mean, as awesome as the rock'n'roll stuff is, there is equally awesomely bad potential
    Come on, 98 degrees, 'NSYNC, Britney Spears, fucking Hansen, criss cross.
    It's a veritable gold mine of woe and misery
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:40 No.10231678
    Who's this one?
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)18:40 No.10231686
    So does this make Micheal Jackson the King of Demons?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:41 No.10231699
    I don't like you.
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)18:41 No.10231705
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:41 No.10231706
    With all the metalheads on /tg/ I figured at least someone would appreciate it
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:41 No.10231711
    The humble fighter is a common profession, yet too few have the discipline or skill to become truly great at it. The best fighters weave the principles of the Song into their deadly work, using their superior technique to help those they defend to maintain the flow of their song and make their enemies crash to the ground in noisy exaltation. Fighters can typically be of any alignment and creed, but the most common gods worshipped are Akkdekk/Teyente (for the more "wild" fighters), the Men of War, the Tyrant, the Ever Marching Batallion, and the Queen.

    Many who would take the path of the fighter take the fury of Rock and Metal to great extremes. They mostly use the rage instilled in them to exalt the heavens through sheer destruction. Because of this, they are generally metal; however, the orcs and hobs worship Akkdekk/Teyente, who is of rock alignment.

    Gotta go eat dinner, more after that.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:42 No.10231714
    I don't think I could have made it more obvious.

    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)18:51 No.10231845
    Some of the Beatcrafted are of such reviled debased nature - particularly those who were created by madmen who wished to channel the Songs of the originals into man-made forms.

    The Regal Sybarites, a group of hedonist egocentrics, created a Beatcrafted named after a mythical realm they wished to craft from their unconscious and unsated desires; California Dreaming is what they called it, drawing upon the Song of the Mothers and Fathers. Their creation turned against them, and is an ascetic who fights unarmed. It wanders, voice switching from masculine to feminine at seeming random, save as it seeks its purpose, speaking but these words...

    "Hold me my sweet. Hold me love, hold me God...and I shout, a sound for the soul. A portal; I travel through time. All my senses burn. The portal can burn; the portal can learn. Hold me...hold me...hold me..."
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)18:54 No.10231899
    Maybe make fighter into mosher? or something implying a mosh pit anyway, not sure I like the sound of mosher as a class.

    We should try to base the classes as much as we can on various types that show up at rock concerts and festivals.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:02 No.10232075
    >In 1970, Van Zant sought a new name. "One Percent" and "The Noble Five" were each considered before the group settled on "Leonard Skinnerd", a mocking tribute to a physical-education teacher at Robert E. Lee High School, Leonard Skinner,[4] who was notorious for strictly enforcing the school's policy against boys having long hair.[5][6] The more distinctive spelling was adopted before they released their first album. Note that almost no Southern accent distinguishes between /ɛ/ and /ɪ/ before nasals, so the pronunciation of Leonard Skinner's name would have been /ˌlɪnərd ˈskɪnər/, which is why the 'distinctive' spelling of the name would have made sense to the band members. Despite their high school acrimony, the band developed a friendlier relationship with Skinner in later years, and invited him to introduce them at a concert in the Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum.[7]
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:15 No.10232355
    Eh, not particularly. The idea so far is that the classes are basically the same, just mostly refluffed to take into account the world around them. The Druid and Ranger will probably need major changes, as will the Paladin, but the rest are fine as-is. If we make all the classes concert-based we run the risk of permanently crossing the border between "awesome" and "campy", which is a very fine line that we're already toeing/hopping back and forth over.
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)19:16 No.10232380
    I have my own take on the matter, if you'll allow me my own assessment.

    Michael Son of Joe was originally an ur-man, who did not discover the Hither-to-fore ignored Path of Popular Celebrity - better known now as the Dark Path of Pop - but he did become the first to ever gain full mastery over the power from that Path. Prolonged exposure to its energies bleached the dusky huge from his skin; in an attempt to mitigate the effect upon his appearance, he had alterations made to his face, attempting to restore some manner of normality. The end result led to him beginning to look like a fae creature of myth, rather than the human he was born. The corrupting powers of Pop tore at his sanity, regressing him to an almost childlike mental state, which resulted in his desiring to surround himself with actual children; this gave rise to accusations and suspicions of pederasty, accusations that only wore more heavily on his soul and mind. Though genuinely benevolent in intent, and non-malevolent of nature, the power of Pop serves no master without taking its toll, and in time it consumed him from within, his mortal shell and immortal soul consumed, subsumed, and turned into a being of unholy power known only as its King. That he had, for a time, been bound in matrimony to the daughter of the bodhisattva known similarly as 'The King', perhaps had the influence of guiding Pop into creating its own Dark Champion; rumors speak of an entity known as The Emperor, being tapped, channeled, and invoked by the legions who have enslaved themselves to the force of the Popular Path.
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)19:25 No.10232554
    Oh dear, the dark magics of Pop have claimed a good man...
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:29 No.10232605

    Punk rock monk.

    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:30 No.10232628
    Why Joe instead of Jack?
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)19:31 No.10232651
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    Many a monk indeed follow the ways of Punk. But many more follow the ways of Wu-Tang or The Metal-Faced Doom
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)19:32 No.10232665
    Damnit, should've 'notepad'-ed first, but you get the point.

    For all the personal opinions we may have, the in-setting Michael should be a tragic figure, misunderstood, and those misunderstandings should be taken as fact - to most of the world, he was baby-fuck IT'S AWWWWRIGHT and crazy as hell and evil incarnate, but those who look into the lore of the matter, investigate the truth, and perhaps encounter enough Pop Cultists who practice blind devotion to the Emperor will start to see that, perhaps, he toyed with forces beyond his control, and inevitably paved the way for those that came after, including Apostate Alley Lads, The Sisters of Seasoning, Brittany the Spearmaiden, Eagle-Keeper Christine, the Fresh Faces in Town mercenary group, the covey of witches known as the Brunette Quartet, and even the Stranger brigand, who have attempted to harvest the power of Pop and the Song in tandem; their endeavors were revealed in the battle of Head Games.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:35 No.10232717
    Why do we not have any Stones yet?!
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:36 No.10232740
    But... Dragontown is all about modern problems of civilization and people being dicks...

    OOH! What if Dragontown was also sort of Real Life?
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)19:37 No.10232763
    Cliff notes - Avoid Summoning the Laywers
    Tolstoy - His dad's name is Joe, and Joe is the one who basically pushed the 5 into show business in the first place. Perhaps the remaining siblings are either hermits, or at the loss of their brother abandoned the path, perhaps slipping into seclusion and hermitage.
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)19:38 No.10232792
    Well I was going but what I saw in the Alice Cooper writeup here:>>10217929
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)19:40 No.10232828
    They took a truly righteous brother and made a monster of him, in the eyes of many. That his legacy is the spawn of the genre, perhaps, does him the greatest disservice. Maybe the truest way to conquer the power of Pop is to avenge his name, to purge the taint from HIStory, that his spirit may find peace, and the Song might Rock the Fuck On Forevermore.
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)19:43 No.10232892
    And now, goddamnit so much, I realize...

    Agents of Pop are Devils. Their Contracts are the binders of souls, and the thief of Soul from the Song. The Moguls and Executives are the greatest forces of the Labels, collective realms of purest avarice and (to hear some speculate) the true origin of the Tyrant's power.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:45 No.10232935

    Goddammit... there are too many gods.

    You need to have some epic level Heroes... Like, Danzig ... SON OF THE MOURNING STAR...

    level 20 Black Metal Iron Dwarf Barbarian

    Too much is creeping into celestials. This will look like the god damned Forgotten Realms if we don't check ourselves. Nirvana, a god.. really? No.

    Like Ian Curtis is a level 12 Dark Wave Western Human Bard.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:47 No.10232957

    True some as gods some as hero's and some as demi-gods. but what is the base for that? What makes something a god and not a hero?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:50 No.10233001
    A mix of:

    1. Album Sales/ # of hit records
    2. Influence on other artists
    3. Originality (Marilyn manson shouldn't be a god, because he's just a high priest of Alice Cooper)
    4. Endurance of success
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)19:50 No.10233006
    To be a god you have to really grab at a chunk of the Song, you have to become part of it and learn how to Sing at reality until it becomes how you like
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:54 No.10233075
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    Pretender Demons...
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:54 No.10233085
    Many across the land hear the beckoning of the Song and are inspired to respond to it in kind. Those that do so most directly are the bards. They often learn specific ways of the Song like those of the wizard, but at the same time tap the more primal energy of the world to inspire those around them to greater things. Of the gods, many were bards at some point or another, though many were simply particularly gifted members of other professions.

    The wizard also taps the power of the Song in the same way the Bard does. The primary difference is that he will study for long years to find the right expressions, inflection, and dictations to evoke specific powers. While many wizards are vocal in nature, many others use an instrument of choice to cast their spells; it is said that the most talented of those use long chains of spells called "solos" to unleash a torrent of the Song upon the world. The wizards employing instrumentality as their means of expression often venerate the gods of metal, especially the Triune Majesties, the Madman, and the Keepers of the Seven. The Thespians of Imagining were said to have begun their lives as wizards. Those with a darker bent commonly indulge in secret worship of the Caged One and the Horned Lord.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:56 No.10233108
    Some do not come into knowledge of the ways of the Song through study. Some are naturally gifted, many through lineage from the Ur-Men. These are the Sorcerers: those who channel the Song not through technicality but through passion and natural knack. Like the wizards, they may use an instrument rather than their voice, but because of their unique situation they are more often drawn to Punk and Screamo alignments and gods.

    It is said that long ago, Sorcerers paled in number to Wizards, especially those following the ways of Glam. There was a war at that time, after which the Wizards suffered a retreat for a decade or so and Sorcerers remained supreme. Since that time, however, the Wizards have returned to prominence, and a balance between the two has been established.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:56 No.10233117
    honestly I'd say avoid getting pop or rap or whatever else involved as adversaries or otherwise. Just leave the musical influences at various forms of rock which already pretty much cover everything. If we're trying to avoid being too camp then I think we should just leave other musical styles alone rather than try to make it into some sort of METAL vs POP bullshit
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)19:58 No.10233147
    Pop as demons works well enough. I agree that setting rap up as an adversary is stupid, though.
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)20:04 No.10233236
    I was looking at Pop as being something of the 'Dark Easy Path' - in a way, working like selling like one's proverbial soul. There are those who manage to get their soul back, but not without an epic journey and adventure along the way. The Agents, the Executives, the general industry-analogs are evil, though sometimes they can and do make good things happen. It's all a matter of what sacrifices are made, and what payoffs they receive, coupled with the willpower of heroes and/or the lore of the Gods in question.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:05 No.10233253
    Exactly. It fits well enough with the rock/metal theme to be fine in the setting.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:06 No.10233266

    My thought is you don't need to rag on musical other genres, and in fact it may end up cheapening the end product. Deamons and dragons and goblins and whatever other fantasy creatures work fine as adversaries without making them follow some sort of rival musical style.

    I agree that pop is a soulless imitation of real music, but I don't see why the world of Heavy Mythril needs a soulless force to draw focus from the awesomeness.

    Basically I think allowing other kinds of music to even exist takes something away from the awesomeness, subtracts from the world rather than adds to it.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:07 No.10233283
    As a main evil no.
    But I love the idea of a Disco BBEG
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:08 No.10233295
    also you're skirting a bit close to jedi/sith now which IMO isn't really all that metal...
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:08 No.10233297
    Look up and you'll see the Beatforged. There's crossover already, and it's done well enough.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:10 No.10233324
    It's demonic temptation retranslated, that's all. The main Jedi/Sith aspects to it are those that Star Wars ripped off.
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)20:12 No.10233346
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    We've already refereed to Rap/Hip-hop as one of the favored Monk alignments.
    The Wudang, the Metal-Faced Doom, and others are their gods.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:14 No.10233368
    The whole setting should be more like Werewolf the Apocalypse... symbolizing the death of metal.

    All these adventurers are laboring to save, something already dead. The doom... the Ragnarök is coming, when the last chord is strummed...

    Along with this, the plague of self indulgence... when an artist gets so into his own success and how awesome he is... when he becomes a porcelain parody of himself. "The golden rot" or something.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:15 No.10233386
    As the main setting? No, fuck that.

    You can run that as a variant though.
    >> RNGCultist 06/02/10(Wed)20:17 No.10233421
    I understand your view, and honestly agree...to a point.

    The implementation and degree of same is where the line seems to come up for me; Metal can range from awesome to suck (And that's not just my opinions about The Tyrant/Ulrich speaking), and while the soulless pop bit is mostly tongue-in-cheek, it makes for some potentially mind-blowing 'SCREW THE SONG I HAVE MONEY/POWER/INFLUENCE/HOT BITCHES' moments without becoming purely 'your taste in music sucks' take-that dishing. Making the Path of Pop a force that normally consumes all, gives little unless you serve its ways, and could just possibly be turned against itself if the (anti-)heroes are deviously ingenious enough, makes it worthy of a place in the world of Heavy Mythril...and just extraneous enough that most campaigns could completely ignore it, if the stories being told are made purely of METAL CONFLICTS work just fine as well.

    In the same way, the Beatcrafted are not essential to the setting, but aren't out of place within such matters.
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)20:18 No.10233438
    Sounds like a fun variant, meanwhile, the main setting is awesome adventures in a place like Brutal Legend only with lots of kinds of musical themes, not just metal
    But there's totally Metal too. Lots of it.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:21 No.10233496
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    Counts as Dark Trance beatcrafted
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:22 No.10233515
    >and just extraneous enough that most campaigns could completely ignore it

    This is worth noting. Most of this is pretty easy to mix and match to your campaign's and players' likings. If you don't want techno or whatever in there? Reasonable. Just don't include it. The demonic nature of Pop too much for you? Downplay it to extinction. Fuck knows most of the gods made so far aren't going to be used in every campaign anyway, and more will be created as necessary.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:26 No.10233582
    Are we in autosage yet?
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)20:27 No.10233607
    Not a clue.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:29 No.10233633
    Just checked, we're on page 11.

    New thread?
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)20:31 No.10233671
    I dunno, seems like we're winding down, does anyone have anything SUPERMEGA IMPORTANT or some AWESOME idea that might start enough conversation to warrant a new thread?
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:33 No.10233714
    Not immediately, no. Maybe I'll start one tomorrow or something to renew interest.
    >> Nightmare Work 06/02/10(Wed)20:35 No.10233756
    Right then, thread adjourned, see you all tomorrow
    Go forth and rock gentlemen
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:35 No.10233762
    I guess it's time.
    >> Anonymous 06/02/10(Wed)20:41 No.10233880
    Between now and then, think up some awesome shit, everyone. I'll finish up ideas for the rest of the classes in that time.

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