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    54 KB Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:18 No.4774285  
    Ok, I just finished playing in an Epic campaign today, started off D20 modern, but we introduced magic element soon in. As the game progressed, it was discovered that the Large Hadron Collider (hereafter called the LHC) had caused a weird quantum shift in the universe, making the very fabric of reality slowly unravel.

    Turns out, Magic (and psionics, and superpowers, things got more chaotic as time went on) was manifested only by people who were exceptionally smart and/or very imaginative. And that using said powers caused reality break just a little bit more, which in turn gave them more powers.

    Which we had to use to stop the bad-guys that popped up, basically creating a 'damned if you do, damned if you don't' situation.

    It's worth noting that we were all playing characters at least loosely based on ourselves
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:19 No.4774290

    At the very end of the game, there was only one city left (Seattle, decided that since it had a large population of creative people, it was one of the last places to be consumed) surrounded by the increasingly more powerful all consuming energy storm.

    We were, of course, slowly losing ground and basically staring down the end of days, when my char (I wasn't the DM, but one of the players) had a revelation: since we knew how to use the power that made up the storm, we could USE said power to fix everything, I mean, we had practically had infinate power, right there.

    So I threw myself into the storm and had a MY WILL BE DONE! moment, and the people found themselves, with only the cloths on their backs, in a large sunny field.
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:20 No.4774298
    The point is that I'm running the next game, and I have total freedom over the setting and ruleset.

    I can literally do anything with this epic of a cliffhanger.

    So what does /tg/ suggest? I'm probably going to use some form of the D20 system (it's a system we all know really well) to run it, but I have no idea 'what's next' so to speak.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:20 No.4774299
    >It's worth noting that we were all playing characters at least loosely based on ourselves

    sage for self-insert mary sues.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:21 No.4774307
    Heehee, penis.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:21 No.4774314
    >> dlt 06/05/09(Fri)04:22 No.4774321
    Posting on a penis thread.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:23 No.4774324
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:23 No.4774327

    well thanks for fagging it up already Anon, but since you commented on the Pic, Dr. Manhattan is unrelated but just felt..... right, for flavor.
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:24 No.4774337
    I'm hoping that's a good wow.
    >> Lord Licorice 06/05/09(Fri)04:25 No.4774344
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    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:25 No.4774347

    Wait - were you the GM? And a player?
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:26 No.4774356
    I was a player in the first campaign, but I'm running the next game because My char (who in turn was based off of me) used this giant energy storm to make a new universe.

    It was decided that I should run the 'sequel' since I sort of created it.

    Also, the first game was run by a friend who will be playing in my game, and I have no plans for a GMPC.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:27 No.4774360
    GMPC, motherfucker, do you speak it?
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:28 No.4774372
    Self-insert AND lack of rules?
    That's not a campaign, that's mutual ego-massaging.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:28 No.4774375
    yes yes it is.
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:30 No.4774383
    So yeah, infinite possibilities. Survivors include: the entire population of Seattle, the Chars from the first game (minus mine) and the old GMs PC.

    I'm planning on setting the game a year or so after the first game ends, so that they're kinda used to the new environment but haven't mastered living there yet.

    Also, it's unknown whether or not I created a new world, or simply moved them into one I found.
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:31 No.4774393
    For the record, the first game is totally awesome if you can pull it off. It starts D20 modern, then cantrips and stuff, but it's all quiet like, then suddenly it starts advancing faster and faster, and about halfway to the endgame, everyone picks up on what's going on (and by that I mean the whole universe is falling apart thing)

    It created a really interesting moral dilema about using our powers, even for good, knowing it was only going to make the problem worse.

    I think the Idea (at least the flavor of it) was inspired by the whole CoC dark magic thing. 'Oh yes, here's all kinds of power that will help you..... for a price'

    It managed to be Grimdark awesome like 40k and lighthearted super-powered like exalted and 'o shit, what can we really do against these horrors, but we have to do SOMETHING' feeling that defined CoC.

    It was glorious.
    >> Unholy Clown Ninja Maid Anonymous, tl;dr Xom's Champion !!0aKrfPDoCW4 06/05/09(Fri)04:31 No.4774400
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    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:31 No.4774402
    Actually after reading the whole thing it seems fine. They fought and lost a losing battle, and hit the reset button at the end.
    TL;DR: Provide campaign ideas
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:31 No.4774403
    Your PC's mind broke. His body is perfectly preserved, but completely catatonic. He doesn't seem to need food or water, either. Your party builds a closed-canopied gazebo to house him at the top of Mount Hood, looking over the lands he saved and remade.

    At first, things seemed to go well enough. But you find that magic was not wholly consumed in the aftermath of the storm, much as some of you had hoped. The spark remains, and it is growing...

    The New Earth came together wrong. At odd moments, things don't quite go right. Water is especially becoming problematic. Whereas at first you'd have a single raindrop hit the ground, splash, then suddenly pull together and fly back up into the sky, you find that the further you go from Seattle, the worse things get. You have rivers flowing uphill, ice that sinks under the lakes it forms in, and falling snow that just kind of hovers. Flooding is something you don't even want to THINK about.

    And you find that you are not alone in the reborn world.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:32 No.4774407
    Erfworld. Do it.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:33 No.4774414
    Sure is ubik in here.
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:33 No.4774416
    I already did the whole earthshaper/necromancer/telepath combo to awaken a volcano in vanilla D&D (though it was before the Erfworld strip) I'm pretty sure they would lynch me on that kind of a cop-out.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:35 No.4774428
    Why is Doctor Manhattan's cock so small in that picture? Artist fucked up man.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:35 No.4774430
    >Ice sinks under lakes it forms in

    This is a bit of a bad idea. Ice forms in sheets. If sheets sink, fish are crushed. You've just killed all the fish in the world.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:36 No.4774435
    No, Snyder just loves big blue cock.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:37 No.4774447
    I admire the great in game reason for switching DMs.
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:38 No.4774456
    please don't let this devolve into a penis thread.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:39 No.4774460
    I LoLd
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:39 No.4774461
    baby gohan has a bigger penis than Dr. Manhattan
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:40 No.4774469

    Dark Sun did it.

    Sounds fun though. :D
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:41 No.4774472
    It was.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:42 No.4774480
    Manhattan's penis size was made to make him a David like figure, where the penis is there, but isn't large enough to distract from the comic
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:42 No.4774481
    ITT: Self validation.
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:43 No.4774487
    not really sure it was elf validation, and we also weren't the first people to get powers, we started to get powers after we fought some gang-banger who polymorphed into a mountain lion. I had a shotty, so no biggie there, but it was still a WTF moment.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:44 No.4774494
    Not if fish can phase through ice and fly like birds.
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:44 No.4774495
    Ok guys, as much awesome as it is that everyone seems to like my old game, I'm looking for ideas for the new game.
    >> Unholy Clown Ninja Maid Anonymous, tl;dr Xom's Champion !!0aKrfPDoCW4 06/05/09(Fri)04:44 No.4774497
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    >isn't large enough to distract from the comic
    It's apparently large enough to distract from the rest of the thread.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:45 No.4774503

    What makes you think those swimming shadows are really fish?

    Also, if ice sinks, then it NEVER MELTS IN THE SUN.
    And it keeps forming on the surface and falling down.
    I didn't just kill all the fish in the world.
    I just killed the WORLD.
    Slow enough for it's death to be forestalled... perhaps even reversed, if the PCs can find out what's going on and fix it.
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:45 No.4774505
    I'm really disappointed in /tg/, I thought that a truly open ended opportunity to (at least jokingly) help a fellow fa/tg/uy out would yield better results.
    >> Unholy Clown Ninja Maid Anonymous, tl;dr Xom's Champion !!0aKrfPDoCW4 06/05/09(Fri)04:45 No.4774510
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    >elf validation
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:46 No.4774521
    so everyone still has their reality breaking powers? or did your character neuter them to prevent reality from breaking again? what were the "bad-guys" that popped in the storm? elder god types that continue to be antagonists, or were they just anomalies that are no longer an issue? Is your character still intact working on the universe or is he dead, if he's still alive is it more like a spiritual shapeless entity or in his old form with phenomenal cosmic power? what world/universe would he create? it would probably be something idealized, would that imply some kind of giant caketown, a natural paradise, or some kind of supreme technological perfection?
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:47 No.4774529
    you'd probably have to tone them down to fantastic four levels for any sensible adventures, would they be likely to try to find you after the find their new reality? Perhaps have it just be a product of your character's imagination instead of will to be able to have antagonists from their nightmares and character flaws.
    >> Unholy Clown Ninja Maid Anonymous, tl;dr Xom's Champion !!0aKrfPDoCW4 06/05/09(Fri)04:47 No.4774532
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:48 No.4774538
    Run with the "Your PC's mind is broken" angle, but say...

    your broken mind escaped and is utilizing a form of your PC's power he never really engaged in, or something. You'd have to provide more details for me to really elaborate on what I'm talking about here, but basically do another campaign like that except where the magic concept is turned around or twisted in some way. The rule is different. All because your mind broke from the stress before you finished.
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:48 No.4774540
    Ok, all of the powers were based of the whole reality unraveling thing. Since reality is no longer unraveling, all of those powers are lost.

    Most of the bad-guy were people like the party who got all kinds of power, but now the world has been fixed, so they lost their power along with the party.

    The status of my old char is unknown to the party at this time (I haven't decided what happened to him) and I might very well make that the motivation for adventuring (what the hell happened to our friend anyway?)

    well, since my char was based off me, and loved sci-fi/fantasy/whatever else and that he is a flawed person, The world isn't going to be a perfect utopia that he created. We don't even know HE made it, it could be that he found another universe or whatever and simply moved them there.

    It's unknown how much power he has or that he's even alive (assuming he's alive, there's a good chance he has no powers anymore since they were also fueled by the chaos storm thing that he destroyed).
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:49 No.4774552

    The rip in the dimension was really a magic realm trying to force its way into your dimension's space. So, instead of pushing it away, you fast-forwarded everyone to the point in time when the two have reached homogeneity.

    Enter wizards with tanks, barbarians on motorcycles, and dragons with guns.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:50 No.4774560
    I'm not fucking joking.
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    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:53 No.4774577
    Actually... do this.

    But magic and technology don't mix, primarily because people get the logic wrong. Magic is a fantastical way of accomplishing what technology is capable of accomplishing. Therefore, combining the two doesn't just create some more variety of the same crap; it should logically bestow upon the populace twice the power.

    So now, magic and technology, what do you have? A civilization that spans the stars. Everyone is an intelligent planet.

    DO IT.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:55 No.4774589
    Seconding the call for Nobilis.

    You tried to remake the world as was, but things are different now. Reality is stratified into the prosaic and the mythic: new beings born from the elemental chaos of the earth's re-contruction are now lain over the 'real' world as masters and guardians.
    But, out in the 'wild' beyond the weirding wall come new entities that would once again try to tumble this new place into the abyss!
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:55 No.4774591
    Make a new place. Split self into multiple personalities. Each personality becomes it's own 'god'. Futuristic polytheism. That's your setting.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:56 No.4774594
    >Magic is a fantastical way of accomplishing what technology is capable of accomplishing

    Disagree. Magic bends the universe to the user's will. Technology takes advantage of natural laws to the user's will.

    Probably lots of people use technology, but magic is a refined art, like nanoscience today.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:56 No.4774601
    An idea:

    Your old party members come across a lone house in a golden field of wheat. There is a figure working in front of the house, which one of the PCs notices looks at lot like your old previous reality home/ dream home.

    The figure looks up at the approaching party, and they are shocked to recognize your character. Out on the porch steps your character's significant other/ hopeful SO, long since wiped from existence.

    Your character's look alike doesn't recognize them, because he is not really you.

    When your character was saving the world, a small fragment of his mind-- the regrets that any real person would have upon death ( long, peaceful life with your loved ones, etc.)-- made this version of him and his family.

    The party could decide that while it is good to see their old friend, they should leave this little copy of his spirit be.

    "Let him have this little bit of happiness. He did more already than anyone could have asked for."

    I suck at this kinda thing, but you could turn it into a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming or something.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:57 No.4774607
    I'm just referring to its utilization in Fiction. If we really did combine magic and technology we would be capable of doing things we aren't in any way able to understand through the medium of a game, which is why magic is "shoot fireball" instead of "fire rocket launcher," rather than anything very much more abstract.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)04:57 No.4774609
    I do not have any ideas for the new setting, but I do have one for the final battle. The final battle should take place in Switzerland and France. That area of the world although it was at the center of the storm was left untouched and carries relics of the old world technology. I believe that the new setting should be high fantasy. The BBEG however, gets a hold of these technological wonders from a different age and reality to create some scary things. Black kevlar armored soldiers with m-16s that defy all reason to newly created world. The BBEG could be a wizard who theorizes amazingly exactly what happened. He decides he wants to recreate the world once again with the same energy storm that you yourself created. If it was done once before then he himself can do it again.
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)04:59 No.4774619
    It was cause by firing the LHC, and slowly unraveling existence, by the time shit got real it was ten years later, and everyone had superpowers.

    I'm not saying your idea isn't good, it intrigues me, but wouldn't really make sense with the fluff. If he opened the door to crazy superpower land, he wouldn't be the only one getting powers.

    And it might risk some fag like Jim Profit getting to remake the world in his image.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)05:00 No.4774628
    I just had a thought. Did you remake the universe? Or just the _world?_

    My immediate thought is that, hey, sure, you remade the world just fine... but the other worlds out there, impossibly away across the span of the cosmos... maybe they weren't so happy about that.
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)05:00 No.4774631
    Interesting, but I'm not comfortable with the idea of making my char a scitzo mary-sue god.

    I've run good games with this group before, and I think they'd like the whole fractured god thing, but that's taking it a step too far I think.

    ('ok guys, in this new campaign setting 'I am the god king of all the countries'
    'why isn't it just one country?'
    'because I went scitzo in my moment of infinite power and am now fighting myself with giant armies in a steampunk/fantasy land'
    '... so basically, it's warhammer Grimdark in a custom D&D setting ruled by a Paranoia style overlord system?')

    .... I know I had a point somewhere, but now that I look at it like that, it sounds awesome.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)05:01 No.4774642
    I think your point was that your PCs would be okay with you being some kind of corrupt godking, but making the entire conflict based around you is pushing their credibility of your self-insertion a bit too far.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)05:02 No.4774647
    Hmrm. That's fine, but then I need to know what you DO want your PC to be doing. You could just go with my earlier idea and live his disappearance a mystery. Mad with power, apathetic towards existence, etc.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)05:02 No.4774649
    >your credibility
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)05:02 No.4774655
    I think you've just found your new setting.

    Think Paranoia, but in Fantasy.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)05:04 No.4774664
    Put him on Mars.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)05:06 No.4774680
    If he splits himself up, they could become their own personalities, not just aspects of the original's. This could cause people to side with the different sides. Bing bang boom, holy wars. Make the personalities different from each other. Unless the split is a conspiracy, but we'll put that idea away for now.
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)05:09 No.4774697
    i think a cool idea is that things might still be being formed, players go off from empty field to explore some shit, come back to find a little hamlet that just popped into existence yesterday
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)05:10 No.4774704
    well, the game's going to start like a year after the 'you wake up in a field ending (which, by the way, had most of Seattle ending up there) So they've had enough time to get acquainted with the world and find stuff like food and water, but they're still new and learning things about the world which may or may not have been created by my old PC.

    though honestly the more I think about
    collective fractal god scenario, the more I want to do it.
    >> Mr Black 06/05/09(Fri)05:12 No.4774710
    anyone else have any ideas?

    Not just for setting, but possible bad-guys and locations?
    >> Anonymous 06/05/09(Fri)05:17 No.4774754
    Well, I stick with my ideas of other worlds sitting up and taking notice. Maybe not as bad guys, but perhaps as settings or maybe even the good guys. Maybe your PC is too corrupt now, or is semi-corrupt and the adventure is to save him. But to do it the party must leave the world and seek help from other, even stranger worlds.

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