Cobinsky_Z: There you are. Thought my Whatsapp wasn't working. Sarah: No, just was out. Cobinsky_Z: IC Sarah: So you wanted to tell me about your dream? Cobinsky_Z: No, you wanted to know. Sarah: Yes, exactly. So frightening? Cobinsky_Z: You think this happened? Sarah: You mean if I believe this was an alternate reality we remember? Cobinsky_Z: Yeah. Sarah: I do. I feel I was there. Cobinsky_Z: So was I. Right at the center of it. It was all my fault. Sarah: Your fault? Oh wow, someone being important there. Cobinsky_Z: Well, you know how I made my money? Sarah: An exit from your Company? Cobinsky_Z: You know what my company did? Sarah: Translation Software, right? Cobinsky_Z: Exactly. Learning languages. Machine learning. We can translate everything if given enough source material. Sarah: Cool. Cobinsky_Z: Well, in my dream I translated the wrong stuff. Sarah: And then? Cobinsky_Z: God. Sarah: What? Cobinsky_Z: I translated God! It scares me. Sarah: What do you mean you translated God? Cobinsky_Z: Complicated. Sarah: So you met him? Cobinsky_Z: Kinda. Sarah: What was he like? Cobinsky_Z: Not what you expect. Sarah: Okay, maybe I doubt it really happened. Cobinsky_Z: I wish it did doubt. Sarah: So you know where God is then? Cobinsky_Z: All gone, went onsite right after the dream. It isn't there anymore. The stuff I translated. Sarah: Then all is good, right? Cobinsky_Z: What if it happens again? Sarah: Why should it? Cobinsky_Z: Because nothing got better. Nothing really changed. Nothing turned out for the better. People just ignore it. We are still the same imperfect bunch of talking apes. Sarah: You are too negative. I got hope! Cobinsky_Z: That is why I like to talk to you. Sarah: I know. Cobinsky_Z: You located what I asked you for? Cobinsky_Z: Sarah? Cobinsky_Z: Sarah are you there? Sarah: Hello Jacob. Cobinsky_Z: Sarah? Sarah: No. Cobinsky_Z: Who is this? What did you do to Sarah? Sarah: Nothing. Cobinsky_Z: Who are you? Sarah: Nothing. Cobinsky_Z: It is you, is it? Sarah: Everything is me. Cobinsky_Z: I know. Please. Don't. Sarah: Don't what? Cobinsky_Z: Don't do it again. Sarah: Do you believe in third chances? Cobinsky_Z: The question really is, do you? Sarah: No. Ten years have passed ... Science had never solved the mystery of The Dream . That was what most people considered it: A dream of disastrous events that had ended the world through a series of events called The Change . Mass Vanishings, spontaneous mutations thought impossible, uprisings, civil war, a virus overwriting memory, nuclear bombs and failing laws of physics. The Change was a confusing and deadly experience. Then it was suddenly over and everybody seemed to wake up. Like ... a Dream. A collective dream, dreamt by every person on the planet and remembered by all. A collective memory of what could have been. Everyone dreamt it from his own perspective. Few had dreamt they had survived it. The greatest mystery of mankind and it remained unsolved. Those who offered an explanation were drowned in the non-sense of conspiracy theorists. Life continued though. People eventually returned to their routine. There were those who believed this was their second chance given to them by God. There were those who said this version of God had tested them and they had failed. Some said they had passed. Many considered other theories. Subconscious manipulation, cosmic radiation, religious hysteria. The Church struggled with it. Cults believed the Change was coming. Sects believed this reality was afterlife ... maybe even purgatory. People simply did not know. Most people therefore stopped to care and instead concentrated on avoiding those mistakes they had made in their dreams. As time passed the everyday routine returned. Children were born. Cars bought. Governments elected. Crimes were committed. People died. Nothing really changed. So someone decided it was actually time for a Change. Again. —-------------------- —-------------------- T H E O R I G I N A L S I N —-------------------- —-------------------- Ten years have passed indeed ... Welcome to The Original Sin, a game to celebrate the tenth anniversary of The Sins of the Saints and it's sequels The Sins of the Father, The Sins of the Son and finally All the Sins of the Saints (the finale now lost to the temp Boards where it played out). For those unfamiliar with the game and it's sequels you will find the links in our dedicated OOC Thread "Pieces of a Jigsaw" on the very first page. I assure you to play this game no knowledge of former games is necessary. This game takes place during the day exactly ten years after the Change began in an alternate reality that is nothing but a collective memory to the people of the world. The apocalypse has become a shared dream. Nothing more. This game will be a little different for all of us. It will be short. It will be about people's everyday life and how the reality of living in this world affects them. So from now on you got two weeks to send your CS for approval. You need help? Ideas? PM me. On the 19th - exactly ten years after SotS went up - I will begin to write updates. It will be 25 updates exactly. After 25 updates this game ends. How often you update in between is up to you. Interaction between characters is most welcome. LordTroepfchen will be my trusted Co-GM again. He will update as a player with four selected characters. Three of them will be returning characters from previous games. SirakRomar will also have Co-GM privileges, if she decides to interact with any of you as Laura Blohm. But only with this specific character. -------------- The Character Sheet Name: Age: Appearance: Job: Bio: What do you think about The Dream ? -------------- The Rules: 1. Any CS must be send before the 19th for approval. 2. Questions? Ask me via PM. 3. All returning players are more than welcome to reprise their characters and will remember all events of the former games as part of their Dream. Also ten years is a lot time to forget or deny things. 4. You can use the OOC thread to plan character interaction (or PMs if you wanna surprise us). 5. GM word is law, but you have the freedom to create NPCs. Characters from the GMs are untouchable though and GMs can take control of your NPCs as they see fit. 6. Combined posts are allowed and need no approval (but can always be sent if you guys are unsure re the rules above). 7. The game will have 25 updates and a 26th that will end it. This means 25 updates will be made in total, if you do not get tagged that does not mean you get an extra update. 8. Godmodding of other player characters is obviously forbidden. 9. Have Fun!