AtSSG’s Isekai World
What is Isekai?
Isekai (Japanese: 異世界, transl. “different world” or “otherworld”) is a Japanese genre of light novels, manga, anime, and video games that revolve around a person who is transported to and has to survive in another world, such as a fantasy world, virtual world or parallel universe. This plot device allows the audience to learn about the new world at the same pace as the protagonist. Isekai works can also often fall under the fantasy, science fiction, portal fantasy, or accidental travel genres. *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isekai
AtSSG’s Isekai World
Formed over 30 years of running D&D Games, Tír Suaite (The Turbulent Land) is our homemade setting with deep historical roots.
The setting is a world created by the God AO or “Alpha Omega”. Like any other god of creation, he made a world and set it on a path of evolution, taking ideas from what he liked of his fellow creator gods’ worlds as a shortcut. He set the basics of the hierarchy of the world. Beautiful oceans, volcanic islands, a snowy ice cap, continents, and lands of all shapes and sizes. It was a beautiful home for his creations. Sadly, AO was a bit distractable and grew bored. He decided that the humanoids he had created were too much work. So, without telling his sibling creator gods, he opened portals to their creations and acquired huge swathes of their efforts, creatures, cultures, humanoids, and monsters, and let them come to his world.
Like all things not well thought out, this got out of hand. Frustrated with the mess he had made he stepped back after giving the stolen peoples the ability to manifest the gods they believed in, as new gods of this world, created through chance and circumstance.
The Earth pantheons came into being on this world to care for the people now trapped on it. The Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Japanese, Hindu, and Celtic were the strongest and survived to flourish. Others of the monster races also came into being but as the human gods held the most power based on the number of followers the many other gods were lost to time. Thousands of years passed in this world of mixed cultures and many wars were waged. But in the end, the humans joined together as one. Races like elves, dwarves, halflings, and beast races like Wolfen or Catfolk survived only by joining with the humans to live in relative peace.
Our setting is based on the Anime 5E rules set but modified for LARP uses. Each player in this game is a real person from our world that has been transported in consensus into the world of the Tír Suaite setting. With the transfer, each player may choose the Avatar of the character they take over in this new world and the character is manifested in the Starting city of Alathlean on the Central Continent in the Empire of Sacer Gladius (Holy Sword). In D&D terms each character made in this fashion is about the same as a 5th Level character and has a base starting abilities and skills. With character upgrades and joining factions, the character can be advanced beyond the normal. As players in any game world, the ability to level up and gain equipment is the goal to survive and prosper.