I suppose in this “game” or “campaign” of mine, Goodies are always opposed to Baddies and vice versa in a classic Good Vs. Evil campaign. (note: I hear voices. I often run a homebrew campaign of Dungeons and Dragons with the voices in my head as player characters. warning: If you hear voices, talk to your doctor. I’m also medicated and am managing my symptoms well – but i do hear bad voices from time to time. Gaming is a coping mechanism in my opinion).
Anyway: this is a classic two-faction war, Goodies vs. Baddies, Good vs Evil. Except there’s a third faction which tips the scales of balance: Neuts.
Goodies often accrue more than enough wealth, and give the rest away to other goodies. Perhaps a percentage, say, 25-40% would be welcomed, sort of like a tithe or tax, to be given away to other players. Baddies are by far the richest by the end of the “game” therefore; having accrued more wealth than goodies and of course, more than neuts, who don’t accrue much wealth at all – though some neuts are comfortably wealthy, none are fantastically rich – or else they are no longer neut, according to neuts, for, If they earn too much, they’re forced to faction change permanently into either good or evil.
The strategic choice, therefore, might be to start as neut, learn the game, make too much wealth intentionally to trigger a faction change, and then decide whether or not you want to convert to good or evil at that point. And this is, in fact, always encouraged, so that starting players are usually neut – if not always.
But this is a video game i’m designing; and I need to design a fantasy campaign for Dungeons And Dragons and/or a few novels.
I literally play this by myself. “1 player map” as I often joke.
I want to mention that I’m “metastatic” as the “Neutral God” of the campaign; Which is a neologism I coined (I’m diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia and hear voices, too; apparently I coin my own words, which mean whatever I want them to mean). Metastatic basically means that I can be anyone, anywhere in the world, and talk speak act and think like them, sort of like the agents in the matrix, or the gods in ancient Greece. (Note: This word already exists. I just gave it a new meaning).
When I “become” someone else, and talk to the voices in my head, which make up a plethora of dialogue, fiction, characters, heroes, and villians … they literally think i’m that other person that I morphed into, and I hear them react and talk and think like i’m that other person i’ve metastatically morphed into. (Like the agents in the matrix or gods in ancient Greece).
Go figure that one out: I didn’t: I couldn’t figure out the voices for a bunch of years where I was afraid. I’m now recovering well, still medicated, and finishing my BA.
Like I said. If you hear voices, talk to your doctor. I manage my symptoms enough to be back in University finishing my degree in English literature. I want to be a writer. I hope to inspire other paranoid schizophrenics or otherwise disabled people and their families. So here we are.
Steve Mini from the 6.