The new challenge is to create gods for the world created by the winning choices. Here’s my entry:
One of the elder gods, Fate is often considered to be the father of Chance, Perseverance, and Poker. No one knows who their mother is.
Fate is the god most often associated with the Games. In ancient times, competitors often sacrificed their first-born children as an attempt to win his favor. Now he’s often a judge and therefore accepts bribes rather than supplication. Everyone agrees this is a better system, apart from those who don’t particularly like their first-born children.
Note: Fate is not to be confused with fate, the concept of the prewritten destiny. That doesn’t exist.
You should go create a god! It’s a great NaNo warm up exercise. Kind of like lunges, but without the burning thighs.
Thanks Chuck Wendig! I’m enjoying these mightily.
ETA: AUGH! I just noticed how often I used the word often. Rats. You’d think with all the editing I’ve been up to I would have noticed. Amazing how the eye skips right over stuff like that.