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Offline Haibane

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #50 on: December 25, 2010, 05:36:58 AM »
-Whatever else you can make a solid argument for.
Er... some slaves?  8-)

If you can give some thought to a character template, please Meister, I'll spend some free time after Xmas creating a character.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2010, 05:38:41 AM by Haibane »

Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #51 on: December 25, 2010, 06:16:48 AM »
Well those go without saying, dear girl.

Name:
Caste:
Special non-caste related skills:
Desire personal slave/owner?
Biography and personality:

I myself shall wait until the end of the holidays as well. RL has been trying. God I need a slave.

Offline Giulianna

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #52 on: December 28, 2010, 10:35:37 AM »
Nice, Number 3 means I will start working on a biography for an Earth girl captive. It is certainly the best way to get introduced to the setting. Holidays are also making it harder to post, I expected it otherwise, but then... I hope to get something up soon, but still have many posts and questions to reply to.

Offline Haibane

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #53 on: December 28, 2010, 10:45:27 AM »
Who else is playing an abducted earth girl? Shall we arrange to know each other and be abducted together or shall we just play it as strangers?

My girl is going to be English and an internet porn star with submissive tendencies. She'll be over in the States doing some bondage shoots for sites like Kink.com and I was thinking of having her, once her work schedule is done, hire a car and do the touristy thing and drive to the west coast for a weeks holiday, flying back to London from San Francisco.

Anyone which wants to meet her, we could do so on the road in a hotel and then share the fuel costs for the journey west.

I was going to have the abduction occur somewhere isolated out in the desert.

Offline lorcan

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2010, 10:55:07 AM »
Hmm so i take it this is going to be more based on wandering individuals in Gor and the slaves the carry along with them

Offline Haibane

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2010, 10:57:08 AM »
It looks like Option 3 of the 3 choices Meister gave was the most popular.

Offline lorcan

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2010, 11:01:14 AM »
Okay sounds good ill get my player caste up and running hmm maybe the slaves can be brought by the slavers to the Merchant caravan i travel with.

Offline Haibane

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2010, 11:05:22 AM »
You don't want to play in the slaver caravan with the rest of the group?

Actually - how many male characters do we have now?

Offline lorcan

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2010, 11:07:56 AM »
Not particulary but would definately would be interested in becoming an owner of one or maybe more of the girls depending on how things go.

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Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2010, 10:09:43 PM »
hmmm... I've never read the books.
But I'd like to give it a shot.
what are the offworlder options?

Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2010, 10:35:31 PM »
For men, very few. Originally all the people of Gor were picked up by the priest-kings to populate the planet. Now that there are a few million humans living there, it takes extraordinary circumstances for a man to be taken on a voyage of acquisition. Tarl Cabbot was picked because his dad was a senior agent of the priest-kings, and while he did become a great hero... The sheer rarity of such things kind of borks the scope of the rp as it stands, in my oppinion. The only earthers that are commonly picked up are women intended for slavery.

Now if people support your endeavor, maybe we can work something out, but it would be a lot easier if you picked one of the roles I asked for earlier on.

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Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2010, 10:43:25 PM »
I just thought i might be a guy from a civilization that's developed star travel, kinda cyberpunk, wonder weather pick my usual bio-sculpt idea or not, probably not...
but either way it allows me to come in and not know much about the setting and feel, because I don't know out of game

Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #62 on: December 31, 2010, 11:17:30 PM »
Gor as a series of books predates the very concept of cyber-punk by at least ten or so years. The most advanced humans on the planet can't develop gun powder or internal combustion engines or radios without being fried by the priest-kings.

There are alien races, but to play as one completely changes the scope of the rp we've only just finally agreed on, and both of those races require consider background knowledge to play effectively as. There are also only two planets with humans on them, Earth and Gor. Neither of them have developed interplanetary travel. Goreans only have the technology on loan from either the priest-kings or the Kur, and it's use is heavily restricted. 

I'm sorry, but what you appear to want just is not appropriate to this role play. It would be like trying to shoe-horn Buffy the Vampire slayer into the Chronicles of Narnia. Fine as crossover fiction where you can do whatever you want... Not so much here. 

Please, I'm not saying you can't play with us. Just that you need to at least go over some of the links provided and preferably read one or two of the books before you get into something you know next to nothing about.

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Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #63 on: December 31, 2010, 11:38:16 PM »
i understand... I just like the idea of being lost on a planet that I don't know... always do like survival stories, and such... maybe I'll try somthing else, if people want me back pm me, if not off I go.
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Offline Max

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #64 on: January 01, 2011, 01:19:57 AM »
hmmm... I've never read the books.
But I'd like to give it a shot.
what are the offworlder options?

Just to toss out some ideas:

One of the books centers around an Earth male, who is in the wrong place at the wrong time.  They had originally attempted to kidnap his girlfriend while she was taking a taxi ride, but he went with her, and they just took him as well.  He is trained as a male pleasure slave, but after a few misadventures, winds up as a stable slave, who does some pit fighting on the side.  When his mistress' estate is ransacked, he gets free, and sets out to find his lost girlfriend.

Or, like Tarl Cabot, your character's father is an agent of the Priest Kings, and taken there to be with him.  AN alternate, your character does a great favor to the agents of the Priest Kings on Earth, and is taken to Gor as a reward.  Or, he somehow manages to stowaway on one of the slave girls to Gor.

One warning.  A character who can't speak the language or defend himself may soon end up either dead or in a collar himself.

Hopes this helps.

Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #65 on: January 01, 2011, 01:44:00 AM »
The first few suggestions would work well enough, but yeah, you are right, it'd be hard to stay out of a collar for anyone who doesn't know how to use a sword. Another problem, to my mind, is fitting such a character into the concept we decided on without making massive adjustments. I do kind of want to avoid making any one character into a primary protagonist, which is what a Gulliver or Tarl clone would, I think, have quite some difficulty avoiding. 

But really, the primary issue isn't so much being an earther as much as it is being from a cyber-punk civilization with bionic enhancements. That just won't fly, period.

Offline Max

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #66 on: January 01, 2011, 05:41:00 AM »
Well, it seems that Earth advances in tech, while Gor doesn't.  So, if the game were set in the future, it would be possible.  Of course, the Priest Kings would fry him as soon as they saw him use any kind of tech.  Not that I think it would be set in the future. 

But, was just trying to toss out some ideas, see if their was some way for him to get in the game. 


Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #67 on: January 01, 2011, 06:14:17 AM »
Nit-picking time:
Gor actually is extremely developed in several areas. Gorean physicians have practically annihilated most diseases and have unlocked the secret of near immortality and permanent youth. Their builders raise towers that practically defy physics in their design, and have discovered some sort of clean, infinite supply of energy aside from electricity.

It is completely true that Goreans are purposely stunted in several other areas though. Gor is like a wildlife preserve in some ways, and the PK know that if they permit humans weapons more advanced than the crossbow, or vehicles faster and more reliable than riding rough dinosaur equivanent, they'd just run rough shod over everything.

Offline Luella

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #68 on: January 01, 2011, 08:13:55 AM »
I'd like to join in as part of the Green Caste (I was a physician on SL before).

Perhaps a suggestion to all (since the majority are still new to the world of Gor), how about bring it all down to Earth? That a way, you won't have to struggle with native languages, animal names, ranks...etc?

Like option 3, a prominent company is actually a  Gorean slave trade which operates on Earth instead of Gor, where women were snatched off from their lives and sent to a secret training centre to prepare them to be kajirae to be shipped to Gor. And then, to mix in a bit of Option 2 together...these Goreans run the 'company' like how they do in Gor with their various ranks and castes.

Offline Haibane

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #69 on: January 01, 2011, 12:07:11 PM »
have discovered some sort of clean, infinite supply of energy aside from electricity.
I was curious about this since in the first book automatic language translators are mentioned which surely must operate on something like electricity and contain small powerful computers. Also Tarl mentioned having a heated under blanket for his bed which again implied electricity. However no ring mains of any kind are in the buildings which suggests a power storage device like a battery yet if the Goreans got to disassemble some of this technology wouldn't that immediately expose them to retribution from the PKs?

After a while I became frustrated reading the books simply because from a hard sc-fi POV the technology and society didn't seem to have been properly thought through. So many loopholes, both in the technology and the politics/social order.

I don't want to detract from the game and I certainly don't want to discuss the inconsistencies here as they're not relevant to a Gorean RP but I was puzzled by the presence of electrically powered devices alongside a Conan-level society.

@Luella - nice idea but I actually want to be an Earth-abductee brought to Gor so that as part of the RP the character learns and discovers much of this other planet and its society.
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Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #70 on: January 01, 2011, 12:50:07 PM »
Yeah, Haibane, Norman basically did handwave almost everything. I mean, the very premise of an alternate earth on the other side of the sun is ludicrous, even back in the 60s and 70s when the series was in its heyday. Norman wasn't writing speculative fiction, or anything meant to be taken seriously in a scientific sense, and yeah, anybody who starts reading the series expecting that  is in for a world of disappointment. Norman was a writer first, and proto-sexologist second. I think his scientific background pretty much began and ended with Chemistry 101.

Offline Haibane

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #71 on: January 01, 2011, 01:21:35 PM »
That's good. As long as it doesn't spoil our game I'm fine with some inconsistencies. Happy to suspend disbelief and just go with the Gor that is presented and have fun.

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Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #72 on: January 01, 2011, 05:39:50 PM »
my orignal idea was to take the bio-sculpted coroprate I had from cyberpunk 2020 (because the role play with him in it never took off) and give him a shot here. My idea was him getting abducted while out on the town with a girl they grabbed up the whole limo, and because of his sculpting winding up as a high price slave.
now this former comunication's exec is trapped on Gor, no net, no tech, and trying to work his wak in this strange world.

Offline Haibane

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #73 on: January 01, 2011, 05:42:42 PM »
The Earth that is opposite Gor in the Solar System is, I think, the real Earth of now and today, not a fantasy Earth. Hence all characters if they come from Earth must be real contemporary type people.

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Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #74 on: January 01, 2011, 05:54:10 PM »
as I expected... i like the fuzzyness what can I say