I like games like risk, I also like RP so I'm gonna try hosting a game that does a little of both.
It's pretty simply, it will be based on a randomly generated world. Each player will be able to design their own race. Create a backstory, belief system, etc etc, like Civ games, we will start in the "caveman" era. (Magic is allowed)
Once we begin I will randomly assign locations on a map based on race characteristics. (mountain dwellers will be near mountains, island dwellers near islands etc.) Then from there, it's a free for all.
Do you want to make alliances and create a massive global empire where all are seen as equals, or do you want to create slaves and force all others to work for you? Perhaps your race is the only one that deserves to exist. It's your choice how you play.
The game will include everything from minor races (not controlled by players) to natural disasters. You will have to navigate the world in an attempt to not only keep from going extinct but also build and maintain a stable empire.
Anything is allowed so long as it doesn't break normal forum rules (No offensive language or images etc)
Again anything can happen and everything will be decided by either the role of a dice or random number generator.
Each race will be granted buffs and debuffs based on race traits, beliefs and etc. For example, a warlike people will have better troops, while a peaceful people will be better farmers or something. Everything from the magic or lack thereof that your people prefer to the food they eat and their religion will have an impact on how the rest of the world reacts to you.
I hope yall will help me make this fun, and I hope you find it fun as well.
PS. I'm kinda new to this type of game so please be patient with me, if you feel that I made a bad decision then you have the ability to question it, not all decisions will be final, however, you must have a good reason for me to change an event or decision. (For example race 1 invades race 2 and race 1 losses, but race 2 would normally just surrender to race 1.)
Be warned once the game begins all race traits, beliefes, etc are final. You can change them as much as you like pre-game, but after the game begins these traits are set in stone unless in game events change them.
I will try to update the game once a week (probably during the weekend or end of the week) after it has started. I will try to stay active on the forum so feel free to ask questions and make comments/suggestions.
Ok so a few things that weren't clear.
First any traits that are not described will be assumed null traits using Earth humans as a basis. For example if your height isn't specific I will assume normal human height. The same goes for body shape religious beliefs and everything else.
Next I will choose everyone's starting location using a random number generator. I will take into account preferences and race traits for example if your people prefer the cold, or of they are island dwellers. But I will (for the most part) let the number generator choose your location.
A picture of the world below.