I had another idea for a battle game. This one focuses on heavily on two team captains who act as mobile re spawn points. The rest of the players act as mercenaries for the demigod who last gave them life. I expect it to play out like a less chaotic game of warlord, but since this is untested, who knows?
Special game Items:
Marbles or similar tokens. The number of tokens should be equal to 3 times the number of players. More for a longer game and less for a shorter one.
All normal players randomly arrange themselves on the field 10 feet apart from each other. They all start in the dead state.
The two Captains (demigods) divide the tokens evenly and and start on opposite sides of the field. The Demigods should be armed with a single sword as they will need their other hand to pass out revive tokens
When "Lay On" is given the two demigods can move about the field and recruit the dead to their team with the tokens.
A demigod can revive a dead player by giving them a token and saying "Arise my minion." That minion keeps the token and fights for the demigod until they are killed again. Tokens given in this way are considered out of the game and the demigod may not ask for them back.
A demigod can heal wounded minions for free, but can't heal themselves without a supercharged.
The demigods can not walk within 10 feet of each other if both are moving towards the same point they must stop and back up to keep the 10 foot buffer. If demigod does not realize they are about to violate the 10 foot rule the other demigod should shout "Ten Feet" to indicate their opponent should back off.
A demigod can be killed by the minion of another demigod.
A dead demigod can use a token to revive them self by announcing "Revived" and putting a token in a pocket other than the one where they store tokens. Just like giving a token to a minion, tokens used in this manner are out of the game.
A live demigod can use a token to Supercharge them self announcing "Supercharged" followed by a verbal 15 count (the duration of the super charge).
When Supercharged the demigod is invulnerable and their weapons are considered siege (kill on contact with equipment). this will hopefully balance the game if one demigod gets too many minions. Any wound the demigod had before going Supercharged is healed.
A Supercharged demigod still can not approach within 10 feet of the other demigod. So minions are encouraged to retreat to their demigod when the opposing demigod goes Supercharged.
A demigod's minion may drag one dead body back to their demigod for resurrection. Announce this by putting a hand on the dead player's shoulder and saying "dragging dragging dragging ..." while WALKING to the demigod. Since dead are neutral it doesn't matter if the body was a former friend or foe.
The game is over when one demigod dies and is out of revive tokens.
Story / Player briefing:
Two Demigods run across a sea of lost souls and use them to settle an ancient grudge. By ancient law the demigods are forbidden from approaching or each other but that law didn't say anything about their servants.
You will be playing the lost souls, <Demigod 1> and <Demigod2> will be the demigods. When you are dead put one hand/weapon on your head and hold the other one out to the nearest demigod. If the demigod gives you a token and says "arise my minion" you become alive and fight for your demigod.
The teams here will be very fluid, so if you are unsure whose side a player is on challenge them with the name of your demigod. They should respond with the name of their demigod and you can fight or team up accordingly.
Demigods are very dangerous if they say "Supercharged" they go invulnerable and their weapon becomes Siege for fifteen seconds. Even while supercharged a demigod can't approach each other so it would be a good idea to fall back to your demigod.
You are allowed to drag dead players back to your demigod for revival. You do this by putting your hand on their shoulder and WALKING them to your demigod while saying "dragging, dragging, dragging".
The game ends when one Demigod runs out of tokens and is killed.