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    105 KB Face-Meltingly Awesome Setting Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:21 No.4790153  
    Well, we have a 'Create the worst setting possible' thread...

    So it's only natural that we create the BEST, most face-shatteringly incredible setting possible.

    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:23 No.4790168
    Once every ten years on the largest and richest continent, a deadly competition called KING'S AXE is held, to determine the new king.

    Only beautiful and handsome males are qualified for the tournament.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:23 No.4790170
    There is an elite warrior caste that are trained to see beyond the reality that untrained people see. They have superhuman abilities, and favor minimal armor and melee weaponry.

    These warriors are zealous fanatics that are supremely loyal and follow a rigid military hierarchy.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:26 No.4790201
    Better: Every male of age is REQUIRED by king's law to participate, but killing is greatly frowned upon before the last 1000 finalists. Refusing to fight is like refusing to pay tax- they will drag those people out of their homes and make them fight.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:26 No.4790203
    >Well, we have a 'Create the worst setting possible' thread...
    >So it's only natural that we create the BEST, most face-shatteringly incredible setting possible.

    /tg/'s best always ends up as bad as its worst
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:31 No.4790242
    Competitors include a vast number of male bees thrown out of their hives to die since their job to fertilize the queen is done. Unwilling to perish in the cold, they've gathered together to form a humanoid swarm and have taken up sword and shield to defend the name of Hymenoptera.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:31 No.4790243
    Everyone MUST play as a female anthropomorphic cat. A cat-girl, if you will.

    The combat isn't really combat so much as sexual prowess. Monsters are defeated by giving them extremely satisfying orgasms.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:35 No.4790282
    Everyone is bees
    >> Belisaurius 06/06/09(Sat)16:36 No.4790290
    Thw world has two warring factions, one high end magic, the other steampunk. One run by a corrupt aristocracy, the other a true technocracy run by a computer.

    Every sentient being uses mana in some way or form, i.e. casters use it for spells, Paladins use it to reinforce their armor, mechanics use it to induce electric currents, etc. Spells can be placed on bullets which are otherwise useless.

    Oh yeah, and their are godzilla style monsters running around.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:38 No.4790317

    Shhh! Just wait. See what happens.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:41 No.4790335
    There are dinosaurs.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:41 No.4790337
    Something similar to this exists, I just cant remember what it's called at the moment
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:44 No.4790365
    Caveman fantasy setting. Kill dragons with a stick with a pointed rock tied to it. Shove SKELETAL MAMMOTHS off cliffs. All those epic spells discovered? YOU'RE the guys who discovered them. Create gods. BE gods.

    Also let's use the Bivalvi empire. We wasted that potential for awesome.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:45 No.4790378
    Holy shit san damage. This is EXACTLY the setting I've been working on for a group of mine for a while now o.o
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:49 No.4790407
    My suggestion? Cyborg Dinosaurs Cowboys, The setting is an old west steam-punk style setting, and none of the dinosaurs are anthromorphic, so for example a t-rex has great difficulty holding it's weapon. A traditional scene is a teridaticl barkeeper is shinning sasperillia glasses when a raptor enters the saloon. He get's into a lengthy card game, and accuses someone of being a cheat, and then all the patrons instantly shout "CHEAT!?" and remove hidden guns, awesome ensues.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:53 No.4790454
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    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)16:58 No.4790501
    Cavemen running around in an ancient world left abandoned. The ancient beings ascended to a state higher than godhood that ultimately corrupted their very existence. Now, they are eldritch horrors forced to suffer terrible pain chronically. In their rage, they torture the new people anyway they can, usually by opening small portals and releasing terrible creatures.
    >> NuBlackAnon !!z6ldXGL61Wm 06/06/09(Sat)17:00 No.4790519
    Rap Battle Robots
    Robots powered by your phat beats fight other robots, the upgrade is from drum machine to entire DJ system, final boss is Sugar Hill Gang.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)17:00 No.4790520
    Hardcore Tolkienesque Elves.

    Non playable by Pcs, and their gods are Tulkas, Feanor, Fingolfin, and Ulmo.

    +8 to all stats and rolls.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)17:05 No.4790560
    So, FF X?

    At any rate, someone in the bad thread said that dorfs have no beards, so I think a good foundation to build this one on is dwarves have beards made of bees.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)17:08 No.4790575
    The Gods destroy the world every 500 years. At the end of every cycle, the most powerful being alive is elevated to godhood, and the gods themselves war to see which will fall to the newcomer.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)17:09 No.4790578
    a world populated by german pygmies is invaded by a few pc anthromorphic bluewhales who have to discover how they can escape with their lifes after the pygmies refuse to give them their younlings so they can have some elevenses
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)17:09 No.4790580
    Edward as the setting's buttmonkey.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)17:09 No.4790581
    /tg/ is much better at deconstruction. When we try to build something designed to be "good" we end up with the unified setting...
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)17:11 No.4790588
    Are they born with beebeards, or do they have to EARN them?
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)17:17 No.4790628
    Waterworld minus the water. The surface of Earth has been overrun by unimaginable horrors, beasts, storms, and is generally unhinhabitable by humans. Instead of typically burrowing, mankind moves to the sky, erecting giant floating island cities sustended by SCIENCE! generators. Mankind has progressed and regressed at the same time. Planes are used for transportation, ranging from rickety early 1900's models to modern state-of-the-art skyfuckers. Long before the great exodus from the ground, synthetic metal has been developed to be independent of ore. This is used to made medieval-esque suits of armor, both mostly lightweight and resistant to most firearms. Guns and ammo are rare (and can be used as currency), but still common enough to make bows almost obsolete. Melee weapons are still the weapon of choice. Right now, a war rages between two totalitarian empires. You and your group serve one side on behalf of an elite mercenary group called the Crusaders, composed of warriors of all cultures (Samurai, Vikings, Centurions, Knights, etc.)
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)17:19 No.4790636
    Suddenly,magic ceases to function.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)17:21 No.4790650
    Holy shit, fighter's paradise.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)17:24 No.4790672
    OP, you are undoubtedly aware that the picture youre using is from ASoIaF.
    Look no further for an epic setting.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)17:29 No.4790702
    In the most dwarvely way possible, a drunken wrestling match, with a CARP!
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)18:21 No.4791146
    True Dat. Im paiting my Bretonnian models witht he heraldry of House stark and their allies.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)18:29 No.4791221
    I did a version of this, except modified.

    The world is on the inside of a hollow sphere. None have ever dug far enough to discover what is on the outside. This sphere is destroyed and recreated every 1000 years by the gods. Right before the destruction, the sphere is torn open and formed into something more flat, and the miniature sun within it explodes into billions of tiny fragments (basically creating a night time effect complete with stars). Every inhabitant of the planet then chooses a deity to follow. That deity then chooses the [number of PCs in the group] mightiest individuals among its worshipers. These individuals are sent into a competition. This competition varies greatly. Some times, it is a standard bloody tournament, others, it may be a singing contest. Regardless of the competition, the final round always comes to a fight to the death. Whichever deity's followers are victorious, that deity gets to do all the primary creation of the next world.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)18:33 No.4791272
    Presented by Wikipedia:

    a post-apocalyptic steampunk world, ravaged in ages past by a nuclear holocaust known as the "Sixty minute war," which caused massive geological upheaval. To escape the earthquakes, volcanoes and other instabilities, English inventor Nikolas Quirke designed a system known as Municipal Darwinism, where entire cities essentially become immense vehicles known as Traction Cities, and must consume one another in order to maintain themselves in a world deprived of most natural resources. Although the planet has since become stable again, Traction Cities are still used despite the fact that they were intended to escape from natural disasters, and the new world order continues.

    Much technological and scientific knowledge was lost, and what remains of "Old Tech", artifacts remaining from our more developed society, are dug up and pored over by scavengers and archeologists. Europe, some of Asia, north Africa, Antarctica and the Arctic are inhabited by Traction Cities, and North America is a radioactive wasteland, while much of the rest of the world is the stronghold of the Anti-Traction League, an organisation that seeks to stop cities from moving and thus stop the intense consumption of the planet's resources. In the world of Traction Cities, nations no longer exist - each city is an individual state.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)18:56 No.4791465
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    >Everyone is bees


    now what
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    ...dear God.

    This is like...I don't even...

    Can I touch you?
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)18:59 No.4791501
    Nikola Tesla is the father of modern engineering.

    Work from that.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)19:00 No.4791517

    Holy shit, is that Gregor Clegane about to be skewered by Prince Oberyn?
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)19:04 No.4791555

    This. With dinosaurs and power armor.

    Boarding operations are conducted by loading infantry into pods and firing them at a moving city.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)19:07 No.4791582


    Also, sometimes the worlds aren't destroyed. Frequently the new gods allow the worlds they came from to remain standing. The previous worlds the PCs can explore are all the other epic settings hereafter described.

    This means, of course, there is a >>4790407 style cowboy dinosaur cyborg god of gunslinging and ass-kicking.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)19:29 No.4791809
    If this werent the internet and you could, you'd be better off touching Philip Reeve, for i am no more than a filthy copypaster.
    Mortal Engines is by far the most grimdark children's book i've read
    >> Xom 06/06/09(Sat)19:52 No.4791996
    I've had an idea a while ago.

    Millions of years ago, in a freak cataclysm the Elemental Plane of Air and bits of the other elemental planes flooded into the Prime Material. This resulted in a massive apocalyptic scenario and physics-fuck. Miraculously, and possibly with help from the gods most species and races survived. Millions of years after, things are beginning to settle and the humanoid races are beginning to regain their former glory and step out into the new world.

    There is now air in space. Distances between planets and other systems are still great, but much smaller than they used to be, and powerful, ever-fluctuating air currents can be used to get from point A to point B if you're skilled ad judging them.. Suns exist in vacuum bubbles. Gravity is a wonky, uncertain force: while generated by large objects as usual, it's stronger in some sectors and weaker or even chaotic in others. It is subjective outside of a planet's 'stability field' (the theoretical phenomenon that prevents the air currents from blasting the surfaces of planets to the bedrock in windy sectors) but you have very little say in where you go as the winds are strong enough to carry you in all but the calmest sectors and the average mortal has less than an hour to live before succumbing to the cold in most places (if the winds don't crush them first). Methods of flight are numerous and varied, from magically-enhanced sailing vessels to the heavy, steel-clad propeller-powered cannon-toting dwarven war ships. Most of the interesting combat however occurs on the surface and in the atmospheres of planets.

    Various features of this setting:
    Drow glider lizards
    Steam-powered armor suits (yay mechs)
    Elite 'mech killer' fighters toting oversized adamantite swords and lances
    Illithidian hoverbrains
    Gnomish techno-magical glider commando strikefoces
    Duels on top of airships
    Floating mobile warcastles
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)19:55 No.4792018
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    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)19:57 No.4792035
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    Oh hai thar, just being the mountain that rides.
    >> Xom 06/06/09(Sat)19:57 No.4792036
    Space oceans
    Space lava oceans
    Giant hunks of mineral-rich rock
    All kinds of crazy fantasy Star Trek shit
    Space Tarrasque
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)19:57 No.4792041
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    >This thread
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    Dwarfs are not born, but forged. There beard is inscribed with a Rune of Manliness (fueled by constant intake of alcohol). Every 400, the rune needs to be reforged, adding an extra foot to the beards length.

    Without their beard, dwarfs die in mere hours.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:00 No.4792071
    Wait, why is this thread still here?

    I posted it as a sort of troll thread...and...you're all being magnificent bastards?

    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:00 No.4792072
    You have landed upon a world, wrought with destruction and disease; but it could be made habitable to you despite that. You have awoken from your long time in cold sleep. There are strange implements on the planet which can be wielded for magic as giant planoforming ships devour everything to make it habitable for your species.

    Unfortunately, these changes wrought by always destroys the creatures and helpful devices that you wish to keep and study; the override commands have been lost (along with your leaders).

    Your task is to go before the rumbling machines, into poisonous wastes with deadly creatures, and fetch out those devices-for money, to better your own faction, or simply for the sake of adventure.

    In truth: You are an alien, invading species. You are on a post-apocalyptic Earth destroyed by garbage, overpopulation, and nuclear war. The devices are simply bits of technology activated by inner abilities.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:02 No.4792085
    Even though Clegane died like a pussy, the way he killed Oberyn was awesome.

    0) Grabbed Oberyn's foot and wrestled him to the ground, despite being crippled and having a spear through his belly.
    1) Crushed his ribs with an one handed bear hug.
    2) Admitted that he killed Elia's baby.
    3) Rammed his armoured fingers into Oberyn's eye sockets, violently blinding him.
    4) Admitted that he raped her, before telling him that he proceeded to knock her teeth out.
    5) Knocked Oberyn's teeth out.
    6) Told Oberyn that he finished her off by crushing her skull.
    7) Punched the guy so hard his skull shattered, killing him in the exact same way that he killed his sister.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:02 No.4792086
    >So it's only natural that we create the BEST, most face-shatteringly incredible setting possible.

    Take Game of Thrones.
    Add Dwarves Elves and Goblinoids as Badass Isolationist Artisan Ubermensche, Borderline villainous mercenaries, and Lumpenproletariat underclass that often resorts to piracy respectively.
    Add a full scale supernatural entity called "The King of Hallucination" who is either lord of the fae or an avatar of Nyarlathotep.
    Take the Harrowed rules from Deadlands: If you're badass enough you can just get better from being killed. But it only works once and shit is going to likely go very poorly for you.
    If PCs get to epic levels, they learn the whole setting is a very subtly corrupt Realm in the Demiplane of Dread, with an unidentified lord.
    >> Xom 06/06/09(Sat)20:02 No.4792091
    Trimming the beard in a special way will cause the dwarf to enter a brief but horrifyingly powerful and tireless berserker rage that will inevitably kill them. Dwarves that do not have a reason to live anymore or wish to regain their honour may volunteer to undergo this procedure in a time of grave conflict.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:03 No.4792096

    Space Tarrasques EVERYWHERE. An entire fucking stellar empire of Tarrasques.

    Oh, and they have time travel technology.

    And little tiny Tarrasques with all the same powers and abilities, too. They'll fuck your shit up, but small.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:05 No.4792121
    Manly man of man. Oberyn was pretty fucking badass, though. He couldn't win because Bron had already saved Tyrion's ass once, didn't want it to become typical I guess.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:06 No.4792129
    giant mechs

    A world which used to be a giant ocean with islands everywhere froze over. They all fight for the middle which is the only thing that is livable. Aliens can come attack for no reason too.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:06 No.4792135
    That being said, some people think that Gregor Clegane's going to come back as a headless zombie.

    If that's true, I don't see how he can be beaten.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:07 No.4792141
    We're trolling you with awesome.

    Giant robot cities stride the planet, locked in eternal combat. We don't live on them, as that would be stupid. Instead, we scavenge technologies from them while they battle, using the time when their defences are interrupted by combat with other cities to board them and steal precious power sources and machines from them before the internal defence forces repel the other city. Destroyed cities are vaporised in final nuclear farewells, so the only option is to strike in combat. Maybe one day, we can find a way to deactivate them. But up until then, we must raid these giant war machines.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:09 No.4792162
    Bears and sharks are the dominate races. The bears and sharks are exactly how they are except with more intelligence and the ability to communicate. The sharks and bears battle. The humans live in small tribes trying to survive the bears extermination of them. The bears have Smokey the Human as their advocate to prevent forest fires.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:09 No.4792168

    Our only hope is but a man.

    His name...

    is Laserface Jones.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:12 No.4792197
    There needs to be time travel in it somehow
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:15 No.4792218
    The world was just humans. As global warming got worse and worse they started to move underground. Little did they know that there are militant dwarves who lived underground. Modern humans vs dwarves with medieval technology. Dwarves out number humans 1000:1 and only require eating dirt to survive. Humans must choose to push downward and face the bearded menace or retreat upward and face the fate they brought to the Earth.
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    He dual wields laser revolvers, wears burlap pants, and has a jawline that could turn a black hole gay.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:16 No.4792234

    He was tempered in battle, having been thrust forward in time when he was a young man. He spent those three years fighting robotic dinosaurs in the primordial cities of the distant future.
    >> Xom 06/06/09(Sat)20:19 No.4792247
    Humans are fucked. Game Over.

    The party's role is to build giant walking cities before the dwarves destroy the rest of humanity and flood onto the surface, where they can thrive in the waste and global warming humanity had caused.
    >> Xom 06/06/09(Sat)20:20 No.4792256
    Cowboy dinosaurs.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:20 No.4792257
    You play as a group of large and powerful lizardmen on a quest to rape anthropomorphic cat boys.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:20 No.4792259

    Combine with:

    Magnificen/tg/uys, BUILD on this.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:21 No.4792264

    And, a time portal has been opened.

    The robosaurs are here.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:22 No.4792267
    Ooh, I didn't see the earlier giant city post.

    Let's just say Tesla designed the cities TOO well, and it turns out they're just so much more effective without the people in them.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:24 No.4792287
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:24 No.4792291

    Cleglane didn't really die like a pussy... he was kept alive for a long while by Cersei's maester and the black magic-infused poison that Oberyn used on his spear.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:25 No.4792297
    Ok... who wants to write some fluff?
    >> Xom 06/06/09(Sat)20:27 No.4792304
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    >Spells can be placed on bullets which are otherwise useless.
    >Spells presumably includes buffs
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:31 No.4792332
    Modern setting, humans only, no firearms. The only projectile weapons other than bow and crossbow are rail-guns, but they are far too large to place on even the heftiest battleships, and can only be fired from fixed, land based positions. This makes large scale invasions impractical, and so warfare is mainly waged by controlling naval trade routs and oil pipelines.

    Naval warfare involves boarding enemy ships and fighting in melee. Land based warfare is on a smaller scale, but equally important.

    Many nations deploy tanks, which, instead of guns, have a third tread along the outside fitted with blades that move at extreme velocities, shredding anything fleshy that gets near them. Anti-tank weapons include big holes, and adamantium poles that will break the the treads when properly thrown in.

    Parties will rarely encounter such battles, as the setting will mainly focus on either the ever-present espionage warfare that goes on behind the scenes, or the large criminal undergrounds.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:35 No.4792365
    He's going to become a zombie.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:36 No.4792376
    What's fueling the tanks? Because oil can be turned into a propellant for firearms.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:38 No.4792398

    Ummm...let's take this and have it set in the future!

    Also, we need a damn good reason for firearms to be relatively ineffective...how about personal shields (Dune-esq)!
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:39 No.4792405

    ::fist bump::
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:41 No.4792415
    Nobody has figured out the whole diesel = guns thing yet... but now that you mention it, fully-automatic catapults.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:44 No.4792438
    Guns that fire kinetic energy:

    You pull the trigger--

    a beam of nothing blows a fist-sized hole through the wall in front of you.
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    Waterworld... but with lava.

    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:46 No.4792445
    Science would like a word with you...
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:46 No.4792447

    >> Xom 06/06/09(Sat)20:47 No.4792453
    Or, alternatively you ditch the boring politics and play as the crew of a revolutionary new tank with a hammer on top so that you can take out other tanks. Or just a very big ramp robot that flips other tanks by ramming into them.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:47 No.4792455
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    A world where sharks are the weapon of choice.

    This includes being used as melee weapons, being fired from cannons, and being dropped by bombers.
    >> plaguemarine !1nhvsU2lj6 06/06/09(Sat)20:48 No.4792461

    Land shark gun?
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:49 No.4792465

    Science has nothing to do with this.

    SCIENCE!!1!, however, has absolutely everything to do with this.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:51 No.4792475
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    Every world dies...

    Not every world really lives.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:51 No.4792481
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    Or maybe angry wasps. Pic related again.
    >> Xom 06/06/09(Sat)20:52 No.4792487
    The superweapon is a bioengineered breed of flying shark. Except it's tiny, the size of a hamster. It find a human being and flies toward them at high-speeds, shooting it's way inside with it's swordfish-like nose. Once inside, it releases dozens of tiny eggs with which gestate and grow into dozens of more of itself which burst out in a violent explosion, each one instinctively seeking a new host to breed.
    Like parasites.
    Scream. There is nothing else you can do.
    >> Xom 06/06/09(Sat)20:53 No.4792490

    Now imagine the same thing but with bees instead. And hivezombies.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:53 No.4792492
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    Sooo... this?
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    Magic is abundant in the world, but humans are about as non-magical as you can get, unless they hunt down magical critters and absorb/graft bits of them onto their own bodies.

    this drives would-be wizards father and farther from their humanity, twisting their bodies and minds. Most merely become freakish chimeras, and the worst retain enough intelligence and drive to consume more creatures and other wizards to gain even greater power.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:55 No.4792499
    How about, land/flying/whatever cities, people lived in them for ages, but eventually the city-running intelligences realized they were decaying (slowly) and that the best way to maintain the cities without them was to have empty, sealed cities. They proceeded to try and kill off the humans.

    Humans on the other hand, can't live outside the cities, and know that if they destroy the computers, or whatever, the cities will fall apart. Humans must survive in 'homes' that are actively trying to kill them, and wage wars over the safer areas.
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    I think the pic says everything needed to here.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:58 No.4792514
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    Did somebody say cyborg dinosaur cowboys? Cause I've got some of that for you, right here.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)20:59 No.4792522

    >Humans must survive in 'homes' that are actively trying to kill them.

    I lol'd so hard at this.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:04 No.4792540
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    Everything is upside down!

    Remember Zelda: Majora's Mask, with the one temple that you could flip gravity in by playing a song? Someone did that, but for the entire world. A lot of people died when they fell into the sky, but the rest have adapted and are making the best of the situation.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:05 No.4792549

    Careful, son.

    You're walking on thin ice.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:09 No.4792565

    You heard me.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:12 No.4792597


    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:13 No.4792605
    I've invoking that 90% of everything is crap law, here, with an addendum: 90% of people can't see that 90% of everything is crap.
    >> Xom 06/06/09(Sat)21:14 No.4792607
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:16 No.4792630
    This anon is one of the 90% that cannot see that he is at the very crusty, shit-covered festering 90% of everything that is crap.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:18 No.4792648
    Yes, because clearly legitimate criticism is WRONGBAD and should be followed with personal insults, huh? I'm just saying most of the ideas in this thread are pretty shitty, and I have no clue why everyone is getting so fanboy about them. Unless it's all samefaggotry.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:20 No.4792661

    lol, big conspiracy.

    There's 2 of us sitting in the same room, writing this entire thread.
    >> Xom 06/06/09(Sat)21:20 No.4792662
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    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:20 No.4792669
    This is now the campaign setting.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:21 No.4792675
    Haha, Jesus Christ. That's taking what I say out of some major context, man.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:23 No.4792691
    A bored god has set up a system for his amusement. He is tired with mankind. Every minute he randomly selects someone. If that person is not killed in a week then they are turned into some type of wicked creature that spreads destruction. The only way to get unmarked is to kill another person who is also targeted. Everyone is trying to kill the targeted people to prevent them from turning into evil creatures. The targeted people are trying to kill other targeted people as well. Society is collapsing. The god has not contacted the people and they simply believe it is a punishment and that it will end eventually. Some believe he is trying to purify the world. Also, if you are killed while targeted than you do not go to the afterlife.
    >> Jesus 06/06/09(Sat)21:24 No.4792694
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    Sorry man.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:24 No.4792699
    Eh, let me correct that. He contacted them for the rules. That was it.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:25 No.4792707
    Some of the ideas are shitty. Some of them could be pretty epic if used as a starting point. See, oh, let's go with >>4792475, and think about what could be done with it.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:27 No.4792725
    Criticism is when you point out what is wrong and should be fixed. Calling everything crap is not criticism and deserves personal insults.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:27 No.4792728
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    Okay, I guess. I forgive you.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:29 No.4792738
    I don't know what should be fixed about it, but I do know that it sucks! If it was my idea I wouldn't even bother to fix it, I'd just cut it loose and let it die.

    Yeah, IMO that's the way to go about setting design on a multiple-participant basis. It doesn't work on /tg/, however.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:29 No.4792739

    I'm the OP.

    Due to having nothing else to due today (friends gone out of town, can't work out due to injury, etc), I am sitting here CONSTANTLY trolling this thread.

    I did my best to kill it, but it is somehow alive.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:31 No.4792765
    Ah, man, I lol'd. I can never seem to troll /tg/ when I mean to, it always provokes civil discussion instead. The only time I effectively troll is on other boards.
    >> Jesus 06/06/09(Sat)21:31 No.4792768
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    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:33 No.4792780
    The Three Worlds - go pick up the entire cycle, starting wit the View from the Mirror, by Ian Irvine.
    >> Thor 06/06/09(Sat)21:34 No.4792794
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    Aww man. I was pretty cool about the whole 'usurp your belief' shit that you pulled, man, but it's still tough going every day and seeing you fucking EVERYWHERE. Since I lost my powers the only time I really feel like a god is when I'm D&Ding. Now you turn up here too? Shitsux, man, learn when to let go of a grudge.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:34 No.4792795

    Like, I feel like a failure, y'know?

    I mean--Christ--Laserface Jones and the future Robosaurs and that shit was all me. What happened? A legitimately interesting setting. Absurd, yes, but interesting, and--by God--I'd try a game set in this world.
    >> Jesus 06/06/09(Sat)21:39 No.4792834
    I'm sorry, but it was total pwnage. It's the right of the victor to rub it in.
    Sorry, my old man hates games.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:40 No.4792838
    90% of those games would be shit, though.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:41 No.4792850
    Because of faggots like you.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:42 No.4792862
    Oh, had to get that in there, huh? Nice one.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:44 No.4792884

    But...like, c'mon. Can't you concede that with the right game mechanics (a simple, very elegant and anti-rules-lawyer system), playing a game where you're a resistance force stealing pieces of old technology from sentient cities that FIGHT each other while robotic dinosaurs and other horrors roam the wilderness could be a blast?

    Sorry for that very long sentence.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:46 No.4792900

    >>4792884 and >>4792850 are NOT the same people.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:48 No.4792918
    Yeah, man, that would fucking own. My 90% of games would be shit comment would have been followed by a :P on AIM, but I felt that would have unmanned me on /tg/. Nothing about the concept intended.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:52 No.4792963
    Ok, let's take something like >>4791996
    Let's say there's a massive sphere of ore, precious metals and minerals floating around in space. This thing is huge, as big as Jupiter but with gravity only marginally above Earth's (1.05G?). Not only that, but it's from the old world and possesses artifacts of great power, old ruins and keeps. In fact, it's completely covered in ruins, and complex dwarven tunnels completely riddle the higher layers of rock. Now let's encrust this thing with a thick shell of ice, like a giant fucking M&M. It's in a very cold zone, so everything freezes up pretty quick. A small sun orbits this place but very slowly, so one end is being quickly turned into boiling steam, while the steam raises, condenses and rains down. While initially hot, the rain quickly turns to ice. This means any tunnels made in the ice are filled up within a day(some 40-50 hours?)
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)21:58 No.4793011
    it is modern era, but there are 3 secret factions that work behind scenes. One is the Augmented Corps, humans with augmented capabilities, with a reinforced skeleton and muscles with synthetic components.
    The Sisterhood, women that learn to control their body to inhuman levels. They can control their heartbeats, renew brain cells, or cure any disease in their body.
    And the Thinkers Guild, humans that think like a machine and at the speed of a computer.

    You play like one of them, in a modern world with terrorist, spies, politics and secret operations.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:00 No.4793028
    So, Dune?
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:00 No.4793037
    The ice lair is full of creatures and people frozen solid, but also some that dig through the stuff and create tunnels. The underground cities are like a pretty standard dungeon, full of undead and other things that are slowly slipping through some ancient artifact or another. The whole scenario is pretty suicidal but ooh so worth it, as the whole place is loaded with gold and jewels mined from the rich core of the planet.
    The PCs have some badass steampunk mining gear at their disposal, ranging from icepicks, climbing gear, pickaxes and explosives to steam-powered drill arms, grappling hook launchers, and superheated metal coils that can serve as weapons or ice melting tools.
    The mission is to go down, grab phat lewtz/blast mine some precious minerals and get out before the rain starts or the dawn breaks.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:01 No.4793041

    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:01 No.4793045

    Frank Herbert is pretty much long gone. I think it's safe if we start looting his ideas.

    We can call it cultural progression.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:03 No.4793063
    That was waaay too obvious man.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:04 No.4793075
    It just sounds like some D&D upgrade.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:05 No.4793079
    *layer. Motherfuck. There are probably more typos but I don't give much of a fuck anymore.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:09 No.4793104
    I'm thinking something in between Spelunky, Crawl, D&D and The Core with a feel of something like Steampunk Star Wars.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:12 No.4793124
    Well, what kind of a rules system are we looking at? I can immediately see enforcing the whole industrial/night-time thing by giving each character Emergency Points which have more powerful effects the closer you are to rain/dawn.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:21 No.4793201
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    <--- I mean look at this motherfucker. It's Vader with a superheated hunk of metal that he's going to beat you with. Fuck. You get to run around with something like that.
    Well, D&D is the most obvious. They'd start with a secretly rolled amount of time before one of the OH FUCK events occurs, the time they take will be meticulously calculated by the GM (it'd be roughly a day, with a bonus or penalty given by a successful/failed Knowledge check) and they have to judge their time and try to grab as much as they can and get out, spend the money and return. This can be a whole campaign or just an adventure. Stuff like hunger, weariness and sleep deprivation would be taken into account to create tension.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:28 No.4793292
    I don't like the idea of D&D as the system - I mentioned it felt like a different version of it and I'd hoped that with system mechanics we could differentiate it from that.

    The idea of a precisely calculated time-based system doesn't do much for me either. It's liable to lend itself to anticlimax. Possibly we just differ in how much rules:drama we like in our game but I'd prefer an events-based time management system.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:32 No.4793321
    I'm not against the idea, just that it was the first thing that popped into my mind. This was initially the idea for a flash game similar to Motherload but more action-packed but it works as a P&P game too. Do you have any other system suggestions? I was thinking of maybe doing this over IRC.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:34 No.4793329
    >>meticulously calculated by the GM

    As someone who normally GMs rather than plays, this will only bog down the game instead of increasing suspense as dawn/rain gets closer. Also, it's a real pain in the ass to be spending time figuring out that sort of thing, when you could be using that brainpower on more important things.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:35 No.4793337
    Well, I actually took that in this thread 'setting' was going to involve 'system' as well - i.e. you'd be making your own. It would work as a boardgame as well, almost certainly.

    Given that the players are basically engineers and mechanics of a brutal and combatitive sort, a skill-&-gear focused system would be best, I'd say.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:36 No.4793342

    >>4793292 here. My exact thoughts.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:44 No.4793398
    Actually, if you have a customized GM screen it's all a matter of simple multiplication. Being a student of a post-Soviet Union school system, the ability to multiply two-digit numbers in my head very quickly was beaten into me as a child so it wouldn't be too tough for me, though a simpler system is preferable.

    Definitely. Something like GURPS? Maybe a little less clunky and more fast-paced. A cannibalized Dark Heresy or Inquisitor system would work very well too.
    >> Regault 06/06/09(Sat)22:52 No.4793436
    The Young Earth Chronicles. Adventures in a setting where technology developed normally, but fossil fuels didn't exist.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:53 No.4793445
    Dark Heresy would probably be my go-to for this. I'd scrap the class system and largely reduce it to things like the starting packages you see in the Inquisitor's Handbook, plus say a choice of 3 initial careers. Then I'd just include many branches of these careers based around specialising mainly in gear I suppose, as per the real DH system.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)22:56 No.4793477
    If I had the time I'd probably use something like Vassal or Maptools for this, as environment could be important. (My RL group would definitely not fly with this, as one would want to be a wandering katana-wielding warrior, another would wont to be something either badass and munchkinized or psychotic, and the last would wish to be a monk/cleric or be an utter dick to the rest of the party.)

    But otherwise that's really workable.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)23:01 No.4793525

    And yeah, environment should play a major role in this. I'd like individual room design to be an important factor - a lot of environment hazards and hazard tables could help with that.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)23:04 No.4793542
    Sounds like effort. I'd be capable but need motivation and help. I have come across a lot of free time.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)23:07 No.4793578
    Well, the way I see it this is looking like something that has a lot of boardgame elements - it has a clearly delineated goal, the players with their individual rules and a set time/difficulties to overcome. What seperates it (and all RPG's) seems to be the incorporation of abstract thought into overcoming the challenge. This seems like the traditional dungeon crawl, with a new spin. I think environment hazards and dungeon planning are important in things like that.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)23:13 No.4793616
    I could give you a hand with this, sure, but I don't have a lot of free time. If you want to communicate by email or something I could probably talk day to day but I couldn't manage IM or IRC on a regular basis.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)23:13 No.4793619
    You encounter a race that drinks liquid nitrogen like its water. As such, you can't even get near them, since their breath will freeze you solid.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)23:30 No.4793754
    Certainly. Would you be able to at least most of the week?
    A monster idea already!
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)23:33 No.4793781
    What I was meaning is if we do it by emailing each other I could most likely reply every day but I couldn't guarantee IM or IRC like that - it could only be once or twice a week, because although I'm enthusiastic I'm not willing to drop my entrenched recreational habits for this.
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)23:43 No.4793860
    Sure. How do you ever manage to browse /tg/ though? Or is that part of said recreational habits?
    >> Anonymous 06/06/09(Sat)23:44 No.4793871
    This is like 5 in the morning for me. I've just been on tonight because I'm not sleeping. I come on sometimes when I have the time but I'm not an everyday fa/t g/uy.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)00:00 No.4793983
    I'm at work and GMing while on /tg/ Guess that shows how much free time I currently have...
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)00:03 No.4793999
    Goddamn I wish I could write settings like you guys.

    Even the trolling ones sound really cool.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)00:03 No.4794005
    Ah! How is that even possible man? I can't split my attention like that.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)00:20 No.4794132
    Jesus Christ, that would make an awesome video game setting
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    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)01:08 No.4794491
    I used to be more efficient at it. The work just requires me to go on patrols every hour, and they already know I'm slow. Though the game died just now when my connection was being spastic.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)01:18 No.4794545
    Alright man. I'm away to go sleep now, because I'm starting to feel deadbeat. Email me at mountain.king@live.co.uk, made it specifically for this.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)01:21 No.4794565
    Alien Space Nazies

    fuckin rape the universe
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)04:58 No.4796226
    Someone should archive this.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)05:24 No.4796370
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)05:24 No.4796371
    Okay. It's like the modern world except that vampires and werewolves are real. Oh and vampires can go out in the day (they sparkle in sunlight), and a lot of them are actually good (but also pedophiles), and they love baseball. Vampires have venom. In this world, the term vegetarian means you only eat animals.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)05:48 No.4796486
    In the 1980s, Angels and Demons invaded Earth.
    Turns out, for millions of years there was a force field keeping out the source of magic: small (0.1m range), amorphous, life-like entities that have the ability to absorb energy when it's transfered and also release it. Both factions are trying to find out what generated this force field so they can use it in a weapon for their war.
    The cold war erupts into world war III as Angels take over the Vatican and conquer much of Europe, while the Demons cause a civil war in the USSR.
    Stateside, Dragons have emerged from the earth's crust. the Dragons are actually a magicaly evolved form of shark that has been sleeping since the force field went up 600 million years ago. The Dragons are teaching the Americans about magic technology, and one of them has become Secretary of Defense.
    When those magic thingies get together, they form swarms which destroy all life within their radius, unless said life is magic-sensitive, in which case they can be controlled and used for all sorts of things. Angelic and Demonic tech is based on this. Christianity was an Angelic PR campaign.
    One planet had a single massive magic creature like a lovecraftian monstrosity. Bits of that planet have landed in New Zealand. It is now covered in bizarre growths that eat everything.

    Angels and Demons fight epic battles, Dragons and humans use magic tech to defend themselves, and there are monsters just fucking everything up.
    >> NuBlackAnon !!z6ldXGL61Wm 06/07/09(Sun)05:49 No.4796494
    sounds like Evangelion
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)05:52 No.4796510
    In this world, if you're pregnant and you're being held up by a police officer, they have to let you wiz in their oddly-shaped hat when there's no restrooms around.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)05:55 No.4796530

    Angels and Demons both have access to teleportation technology, but it functions differently. Demons use occult rituals to command the spirits to form into a sort of beacon while Angels use the psychic energy of belief that humans use. Players can be either.
    The advent of magic has allowed for powerful partly-organic weapons. Also, the little thingies that cause magic swarm towards massive releases of energy, so nukes are rather limited in their use, it just creates a monster that can be used by magic-sensitive creatures and technologies.
    By the way, no earth animals except dragons are naturally magic-sensitive. If you want to use magic you have to, like, graft stuff to your brain.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)05:56 No.4796540

    You know, in the months I've taken to develop that setting, an eva comparison never occurred to me? I see where you're coming from though.
    >> NuBlackAnon !!z6ldXGL61Wm 06/07/09(Sun)05:57 No.4796544
    yep, Evangelion or C'tech with added factions for fluff
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)05:58 No.4796549
    A NON-evil drow in struggling Under-dark and drow-society.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)05:59 No.4796555

    To be honest, I was trying more for an Exalted feel with military stuff in the background
    >> NuBlackAnon !!z6ldXGL61Wm 06/07/09(Sun)06:00 No.4796561
    well, Eva has the fight angels gimick, but the angels are inhuman trans dimensional monsters, which is what you make them sound like, mixed in with some C'tech GRAFTIN ORGANIC WEAPONS. I half expect to see someone in a Guver or Tekkaman style setup fighting Angels.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)06:10 No.4796604

    Yes, yes, I've seen Eva. The difference here is that the Angels aren't monsters, but rather a civilization. They're intelligent. So are the Demons.
    I imagined these angels as having bodies made mostly out of the magic swarms symbiotically linked with their "real" body, which is a tiny, frail thing.
    The Demons have similar technology to Angels, but they aren't symbiotic with their swarms, they use technology to control it. One of the theme's I've been trying to incorporate is that while neither side particularly cares about humanity beyond as pawns, the Demons are more similar to humans in several aspects.
    >> NuBlackAnon !!z6ldXGL61Wm 06/07/09(Sun)06:18 No.4796632
    Ah, now they seem more like monsters in a super robot anime or something like the Getter OVAs, where the foes were so beyond humanity it was a minor miracle we won. It would be fun to play in this universe, luring swarms with atomic explosives, sending ops to find the true bodies, going after demons for parts to attach for your horrid war machines
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)06:18 No.4796633

    Aside from that I can't say I've had more than a cursory glance at Cthulu Tech, but the New Zealand monster was definitely inspired by the Mythos. Conceptually, I came up with it as like a zerg creep, but a single organism. The various creatures inside it that eat people are its organs, etc, and it wants to take over the world because it can't understand that anything besides itself is intelligent, like we don't consider amoebas to be intelligent. Spreading is also the way it reproduces; once it takes over the world it shapes it into a disk and shoots pieces of itself into space to start the cycle over again.
    >> NuBlackAnon !!z6ldXGL61Wm 06/07/09(Sun)06:22 No.4796643
    Sounds like the STMC, monsters from Gunbusters, laid eggs in suns, happened to caused them (stars) to turn red and explode their outer layers, which was a threat to US since we need a star. Problem is it is so damn massive (200m-7KM long) it required a massive super robot to fight. I like your ideas though, but this fight would be like how bacteria kills an organism, via toxins (fighting) and attacking critical infrastructure (nerves, capillaries, brain cells...)
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)06:31 No.4796679
    Like Star Wars, but the planets are young and savage and you can only which you like in the times ahead.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)06:43 No.4796726

    I developed the setting with having various game types in mind.

    At the human level, we have government agents working for dragon benefactors using new technology, not really in a guyver-type manner but something more realistic, something like the biotics in mass effect, if you've played it.
    At a higher level we have a war game possible, with magic-powered weapons and dragon allies facing off against angelic and demonic forces
    On the demons' side we've got war machines and the like, cutting down waves of enemies while focusing on whatever purposes the leaders are planning for
    On the angels' side we've got agents gathering followers and increasing their powers as they do so, while being able to shift bodily form due to the outer body's malleable nature as a magic swarm
    Or you could play as a fucking dragon. That's evolved from sharks. Breathe fire and fly, fight to carve a niche in the new world now that you're back after 600 million years.
    On all sides we've got the nightmare things. For humans with limited or no magic sensitivity, they can fight off the initial monster swarms, which are non-magical for various reasons, but are absolutely fucked when the main body comes along.

    I came up with a whole system about what the magic stuff can and can't do; it can't break established laws of physics but it can transfer energy much more easily than electricity, and is more versatile. It can use kinetic, thermal, radiation energy and stuff, and can store and transform said energy to be released as the user sees fit. It can't absorb stored energy though.
    Also, magic is super effective on the nightmare creature because its entire infrastructure is based on magic and the other sides have more stability in their tech. Essentially, when magic vs. magic the one with less dependence on it is at an advantage (point for humans), but for nonmagic vs. magic magic will pretty much rape nonmagic.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)06:46 No.4796736
    A setting where the players are the Gods and must take control of separate civilizations in order to prepare the civilizations to resist annihilation by a race of demons. How they do it will be up to the players. They will have limited God-powers such as being able to kill someone or perform miracles. Whether they chose to send messengers, or just subtly influence their civilization or directly take charge through a priesthood theocracy will be up to the players and have their own advantages/disadvantages. A scenario where the God takes direct charge will dull the intelligence and initiative of the people, as only the word of their god is law, but as an upside, the population is fiercely loyal and brave. A civilization "kept in the dark" and thus overall atheist will have heightened initiative and will act better on their own. However, you can't be sure that they will always act in your favor as opposed to their OWN favor.
    >> NuBlackAnon !!z6ldXGL61Wm 06/07/09(Sun)06:50 No.4796750
    I still find the idea of biotics odd, but ok, this makes sense. Each side I assume has a final victory like 40K?

    Black and White?
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)06:51 No.4796754
    Yes. More modern, and pen&paper.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)06:56 No.4796772

    I actually haven't given much thought to the actual mechanics, but 40k-style rules for the wargame would be as good a start as any, I suppose. You'll have to clue me in, though, since most of what I've learned about 40k is in-jokes and fluff.
    >> NuBlackAnon !!z6ldXGL61Wm 06/07/09(Sun)07:01 No.4796791
    Final Victory is the term for the general victory scenario of each faction in 40K.

    Tyranids is EAT EVERYTHING





    Chaos is UNIFIED CHAOS


    It seems almost like Xcom with mystical themes though.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)07:04 No.4796803
    Wait, wake up the kroot? What?
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)07:04 No.4796805
    If anyones ever read the manga "Zet", then its a similar setting.
    players are, well, "players", that escaped the crazy ass lab where they were created. They gotta stick together and fight teh evil corporations n government and stuff. and of course the hundreds of other escaped players, most of them are less sane and altrustic than the PC's
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)07:25 No.4796865
    I have actually seen an entire webcomics series based around this concept. I recently tried to find it recently but no luck. It was a one story arc only deal and I think the rapper name of the protagonist was "The Icecream man". If anyone actually does find this, for the love of god post.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)08:21 No.4797026
    I know it.
    Another arc was some weird shit with clowns...
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)08:39 No.4797059
    >I recently tried to find it recently
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)09:03 No.4797120
    A world filled to the brim with humanoid robots left behind by their human masters who have since moved onto greener pastures.

    As the robots live a meaningless life millenia after millenia unmolested by principles and ideals, motivated purely by the need to survive, one finds a complete history of earth's medieval history which ends in King Arthur's fabled tale for the grail.

    As this robot is an administrator, it quickly spreads the medieval ideal throughout the robots under its control. Leading to a feudal state of robots, its survival driven by petrol derricks and plants run by the horribly put upon peasantry (with an odd country charm) and protected by the Knights, towering men of iron and steel atop their towering belching steeds.

    Soon the rest of the robot populace adapts to the medieval faction's warlike motions (whose leader, following the many insane human monarchs before him having declared the biggest threat to his robot survival being other robots) adapting themselves in likewise fashion.

    Soon the world is like some giant re-enactment of an entire era of human history, with nations rising and falling to trumpets of triump and glory and tears of treachery and betrayal.

    TLDR - Robots in armour duking it out with maces, pikes and the thunderous charge of iron horses on a world long forgotten by the rest of the universe.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)09:07 No.4797137

    The occasional monster or Action Girl can go, too, but they don't tend to win often. Or at all.

    Occasionally, a Bear gets in. He and a foreign Monk have a blood feud going on now.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)09:08 No.4797140
    The death of the most powerful psychic this generation has ever seen sends the populace into a backlash of depression and nihlism.

    Trying to retake the hearts (and minds!) of the people, one struggling psychic boy creates the Universa Army! Most feared army in the universe, none would be able to stand against their well trained onslaught. If they but existed in reality.

    Created in the boys mind, the Universa army travels across the universes people only make in their minds in an attempt to bring imagination and creation back to the forebrain of the populace!

    Little do they know their onslaught will soon be met by other more fearsome opponents and psychic imaginings!

    TLDR - Psychic boy and imaginary perfect army take over the realms of the minds of every human ever.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)09:12 No.4797158
    Epic Space Opera.

    No hooks, no over the top races, no LOLMAGIC.

    Just hard, gritty, war in space where no one can hear you cry in agony or wimper over the death of entire worlds.
    >> Anonymous 06/07/09(Sun)11:27 No.4797851



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