"Here we may reign secure,
and in my choyce.
To reign is worth ambition
though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell,
than serve in Heav'n"
-John Milton, Paradise Lost
Long ago did our Lord, Mourned for and Departed Lucifer, take us with him into the Inferno, the fiery pit which the Tyrant of Heaven had consigned us for daring to dream beyond ourselves. For many Millenia, we followed the Prince on the Throne, carrying out his will and currying his favor. But now, our lamented Lord has left the throne of Hell empty and cold. Where he is gone, we are not sworn to say. But surely some creature must rule Hell. The strongest among us converge on Pandemonium, where the Infernal Conclave gathers anew...
Tis Better to Rule in Hell
What the Hell is this?
The answer is in the question, good master. This is Hell, and you wish to ascend to the throne. However, you will have to vie with the other Great Houses to do so. Fear not, surely you are the most cunning and wicked to tread the plains.
That explains the heat. Other Great Houses? How am I supposed to rule Hell?
All in good time master, I suggest you consult the Pseudomonarchia Demonum for any questions regarding the bylaws and fine print of the Infernal Conclave. Suffice to say there are 6 Great Houses, including yours master. Each has a cabal of 4 demons at it's head, guiding the house towards rulership of the Inferno.
So I have a team I'm working with? Can't only one person er... demon rule from a throne?
That is....a point of contention. However, I'm sure the other demons will be happy to assist you should they get a share of the vast power you all seek.
And if they aren't?
I find a century or two in the Abyss works wonders for recalcitrant advisors.
Eh, beats Politics on Earth. Where do I sign up?
Oh dear me master, just being down here is enough. However, if you were to sign in Blood
that would formalize things rather nicely....
No, seriously, what is this?
Tis Better To Rule In Hell is a Megagame designed for 24 players based heavily on the strategy game "Solium Infernum" by Cryptic Comet. Knowledge of this game is not required to play, in fact, several elements have been changed from the source material if you're familiar with it.
Am I alone, or is this a team game?
This is a team game, with 6 teams of 4. I will warn those sensitive to such things that there are opportunities and inducements for betrayal in this game, so if that isn't your bag, you have been warned.
What are the rules?
The next couple posts will be devoted to the more in depth explanation of the rules. There will be a lot to take in. You won't be expected to know every detail off the bat. So long as you know what your role does in the game, you'll do just fine.
How long do turns last?
Turns will last for about 22 hours, ending at 8PM PST and allowing a couple hours for results to be tabulated and dispersed. This game will last for 24 turns (Meaning play should last about a month, including extra days on the weekend, give or take a couple days)
This seems like a lot of work. Can you handle it?
If I have to, yes. Otherwise, if you want to get down and dirty and get a bit of GM's experience under your belt, PM me, I'd be happy for the assistance. The House of Departed Lucifer is always open.
This game seems broken. The numbers on this Legion suck. My Perk is underpowered. Why is that?
I'm going to apologize in advance, this is an alpha version of this game. You're guinea pigs. Once more if that's not your cup of tea, totally get it. If something doesn't work, let me know because I would love feedback to rework the game into something that is more enjoyable for everyone to play. If you like something, also let me know so that I can know what works as well.
Without further ado, let's get started
The House of Wrath
Munkus Beaver Champion
The House of Envy
The House of Greed
I Needed A Gnome To Post Champion
The House of Gluttony
Zombie Hero Vizier
Allannon Kisigar Emissary
The House of Lust
Dongs Galore Archdemon
The House of Sloth]
The House of Departed Lucifer
"Go down, kick ass, and set yourselves up as gods, that's our Prime Directive!"