it's compass time baby. How are your worlds coming along bros? Whens the last time bloodanon posted? Will you give other anons some feedback?All these questions and more shall be answered ITT
I'll start off with my current WIPvery ugly in current form but I'm mainly just trying to jot down thoughts and ideas at this point
>>82026009I fucking hate you. Just thought I'd let you know.
>>82026080I simply have no idea what you are talking about anon
>>82026096I bet you don't. You did it on purpose.
Gotta update this one, but this was the state of the game a few sessions ago
>>82026120believe it or not, I didn't notice it until you pointed it out. Saved it blindly from an old thread. Now I am pissed at whoever added the square.>>82026148This looks pretty damn cool anon. So what exactly is The Hydra? Some kind of hivemind greater good at any cost kind of entity?
>>82026180>So what exactly is The Hydra? Some kind of hivemind greater good at any cost kind of entity?I mean, you're not far off. The hydra is a shadowy organization within the RFS (Radical Finalization Solutions, a mercenary company), a kind of semi-religious secret society which the Professional is a low level member of, and the Oni is a high level member of.They believe in a psychological connectedness theory of personal identity, that is, that what is relevant about your personhood is not the uninterrupted existence of a singular mind, but the continued existence of psychological states, states which you can obviously pass on through intimate relationships with others. So their central thesis can be summed up as: Immortality through Brotherhood.
>>82026148elaborate on the Basilisk
>>82026398The basilisk is Rocco's basilisk. He is also, the party currently thinks, the fourth eye and the end game for the Entropic Adventalists who have come across that forum post 1600 years into the post-post-apocalyptic future, together with a bunch of hermetic writings, and taken both to heart.So, in case you're not familiar with Rocco's basilisk, he's a hypothetical future Super-AI with maximal possible capabilities. It will simulate and torture just those past people which could have helped it come about but didn't, even though they knew they would be tortured for it. It does so not out of malice, but because it knows that the (real) threat of torture will motivate people to help bring it about. The people who it thus makes sense to simulate and torture includes only the set of people who know about this theory, which now includes you. (note that this assumes a concept of personhood that assumes that you have as much interest in your own fate as you have in that of an identical simulation)The Oracle is looking to prevent The Basilisk, but the problem is that whenever someone learns of it, they tend to start helping to bring it about in order to avoid torture. To the Oracle it's known as "The Fourth Eye", a play on the third eye of future sight, since the basilisk is, in a weird way, a reverse clairvoyant, looking into the present from the not yet realized future. The fourth eye is in the back of the head, like.
>>82026148What the shit is Thoth?
>>82026491The party isn't sure yet. What they know is that Thoth is something that can be found in the metadata of a bunch of off-world mail and that spews propaganda about how planet-killers are good, actually. It may be connected to the Outter Horizon (not pictured), a federation of rebel factions to the Laconian kingdom, but more likely is a tool in the arsenal of the Entropic Adventalist to (somehow) bring about the basilisk. The party isn't sure yet, but after having found a copy of the Corpus Hermeticum with the Rocco's Basilisk forum post added as an extra chapter, they tend to believe the latter, since Thoth is one of the three names used for Hermes Trismagistus in there. And reports of the other two names, Hermes and Mercury, have reached them from other planets, so it seems like a good bet.Oh, and Thoth was also a character in a children's show from the 3580's where he drove a magical schoolbus and was the moon sometimes.
>>82026148what system are you playing in?
>>82026559>the poster count legitimately increases with every new questionwild.We're playing Stars Without Number Deluxe Edition. It slaps.
>>82026050try using readable font colours next time
>>82026148>Crown Prince>"Take these bodyguards wirh you into the Ancient Ruins, father"Come on, that's gotta be the oldest trick in the book
>>82026148>MESBased SWN enjoyer. Has your game been mostly planetbound, or have the PCs been exploring the sector?
>>82027303They've been planet hopping quite extensively, I don't think we had more than one arc on the same planet so far although that may change soon once they learn that the Butcher King is still aliveThey started off with a fucked ship and a whole load of debt, both of which they ditched after the death of The Pilot, but their war profiteering has given them enough liquidity to be able to comfortably change planet at their leisure
>>82027111I don't know man, if you're going to go venture into Mandate Era Planetary defense systems burried deep into the soil, you'd take whatever protection you can get
aw sweet, didn't know these threads still existed
>>82027463>relativism-coreInteresting concept. What systema re you playing in?
>>82027499playing?>>82027509short for Federal Authority for Security and Intervention. No connection whatsoever
>>82027363Why was he supposed to be dead? Did they think they killed him?
>>82027601Quite the opposite, the king gave them spelunking rights on one of the planetary defense stations of the planet he was in the process of conquering, not knowing that they all connected due to Mandate-era space shenanigans. So he was spelunking from one "side" while the party was coming from another, and they heard what they assumed to be a fight with defense drones but was actually an assassination attempt by his body guards somewhere in the distance. When they got out, the king was missing and soon declared dead by his son.Elections are slated to start soon, but the party will probably not be in the kingdom at that time.>>82027543>playing?the board name may be a clue
Still working on my traveller subsector template, here's so far, still got a load to add!
>>82027677>>82027543a clue for what I meant, that is. I'm not one of those people who get upset if anything that's not a game is talked about on here
>>82027677>>82027712Well it is for an RPG, and it can very easily be adapted for tabletop, but I wrote the story as a video game idea based on Deus Ex
>>82027441I say because the Crown Prince looks like he's planning a promotion for himself
>>82026148Da fuck is Hydra? Some sort of hivemind?
>>82027826and you are fully corect, see >>82027677>>82027842not yet see >>82026233
>>82027677Sounds like a lot of fun, anon. I hope it keeps going well for y'all.My group haven't been to many planets yet, we're currently trying to get out of a Mandate era magitech research lab without inflicting the preserved researchers on an unsuspecting galaxy.
>>82026148Redpill me on the Laconian Hoplites and on Kings
>>82028364Hoplites are, undoubtedly, based. They are the backbone of the Laconian army, and each one of them is worth fifty grunts due to their powerarmour and other equipment that they buy for themselves.To be a hoplite, you gotta be a citizen, and to be a citizen, you have to own shares in the Laconian national corporation, Deep Space Interstellar. One such shares is the cost of a small ship or multiple houses. To actually become a Hoplite, though, you gotta pledge yourself to a general, and for a general to accept you, you gotta bring gear with you that is worth many times that. Many hoplites can even bring their own warships, and you better believe they sit at the helm. Even the king himself captains his ship, the Tricentenial.Due to the souped up power armour every hoplite tends to wear, not just into battle but during most hours of the day when on campaign, they are S W O L E. Even with the best servos in the world, can't lug around a post-tech monstrosity so modded up that it acts like pretech without burning 7000 calories a day.How do they afford this shit? Well, generational wealth mostly, but also: loot. Hoplites go on campaign because it rules and because it's a high status thing to do, but a nice side effect is that they can get looting rights from the king whcih can range from emptying banks, taking high tech vehicles to, much more commonly, just claiming a bunch of land. Among Laconian citizens, generosity and displays of valor are prime virtues, so going to campaign is every good man's dream. As a comment to the image, their colours are all symbolic. Black represents honour, red represents violence and white is the royal colour.
Im gonna be based and redditpost myself
>>82028364>KingsNow the kings are the co-rulers of Lacon, the space Empire most of the game has been set in so far. The king of the line of Daimos is Sinopia right now, who is designated "Shaper King" on the compass, and is a woman, but queens are only wifes in Lacon so she stays a queen. The party hasn't had much interaction with her so not much to say.Now, Leopold, king of the line of Phobos? He was a real warrior, but more than that, he was a collector and archeologsit. SOme say he attacked polomos only because of the Mandate era MAD-grid stations there. He was obsessed with apocalypse and with averting the downfall of humanity, and thought he had to be prepared for all eventualities to defend his subjects, which are of course not just the minority of citizens, but all men. Every member of the two royal houses can become king if their house's head dies. Who becomes king in the end is decided by a vote in the apella, the council of all citizens. Georgios, Leopold's faithful son, is so far the only one who has agreed to be a candidate.
>>82028603>n so she stays a queen. I mean of course she stays a king, despite her gender
>>82026148>Rooter basiliskGigabased. Snakefags seething.
>>82028757arguably the og, what kicked this off on /tg/For anyone curious, this is Bakker's second apocalypse
>>82025977Nice, I was looking for this one
>>82026009How would anyone even fill this, or is that the joke?
>>82028575How do I get a Farlander GF?
>>82030450Just make up lots of factions. They don't have to be huge organizations, they can be little or even individuals working alone.
>>82028757tell me more about the sranc
Did Iceanon ever finish his?
>>82030635Get captured as a Gordaginan spy and you might just get raped. before they do the thing with the rattlesnake and the broken glass....
Here's a draft one I just put together of my space opera single-star system setting.
>>82025910This is literally me.
>>82025910>it's compass time baby.This alignment as presented in >>82025920 or the Chaos - Law Good - Evil is simply stupid and impossible. Ideologies are not scale values and can not be put on a cartesian coordinate system.
This is for Hail and Kill as a setting, but I'm chipping away at one just about the characters and factions from the HnK campaign I'm currently running.
>>82031419this intruiges. What system are you looking at? And do you have a short pitch for me?
>>82027131he participates in the sense that he tells the ones who ACTUALLY make stuff what they can do to improve shit, although they might ignore him completely
my last campaign
I do not know what i am doing.
>>82030683Source of bottom left, middleSorry
>>82032320me neither man
>>82032114I was thinking about Traveller, since my initial idea was birthed after reading a lot of Jack Vance and other pulp authors. Don't have much experience actually running anything though.The pitch is a space empire spanning a single solar system, in the midst of a power struggle between forces loyal to the the emperor (Loyalism) and the Prince of Europei (Dissidence). All the factions generally have a different attitude about the driving spiritual forces in the star system, notably the Prophecy of His Children, which delineates the fate of the main governing race. The prophecy is unfinished though, so no one actually knows what they're supposed to do with it in the end. Some instead want to usurp the gods (the planets) and become a god themselves (Autotheosis), or emulate the fallen empire from distant ages past (in the case of the Neo-Archaicists).
>>82032424anon it's november
>>82032228Are you lost? This is a board where grown men play pretend as its central theme.
>>82032228>storyboarding your writing in an unorthodox way is something grown men don't docan someone explain?
is there an updated bloodworld compass more recent than this one?
>>82033025No idea but it sound really coolThinking about adding "blood" based psionic faction to my traveller game. Shake things up a little and blood powers are cool, yo!
>>82032320it's "undecided," go get 'em champ
>>82033025Does it have a Mod pack or something? My autism is not high enough to play df unmoded
>>82034483texture mod pack*
>>82034483My autism is too high to appreciate DF tilesets. I like having fields of punctuation and the workshops always feel very garbled by the letter substitution efforts of the spriter.
>>82028575Fuck yea, I stole these guys to use in my campaign
>>82028575This looks like so much fun
>>82034165easterling bros, when?
best age is bronze age!
>>82025910What program should I use if I want to make one of these?
>>82030683>tell me more about the srancThey hunt with both bows strung
>>82030683imagine some aliens showed up, tricked you into becoming immortal, but then killed all women on Earth, and then took your GF's face and copy-pasted it onto their horde of rape-monsters
>>82031419Art for Ovid Queen, Lords of Ge, Sensaeon and Neo-Archaicists?
>>82035667MS Paint is fine for most purposes. GIMP if you wanna get fancy. Pic related is what's possible with GIMP.>>82028757Made this a few months ago as a follow-up to the alignment chart.
>>82031026like the icons, nice change from wojaks and pepes
anyone have a 300x300 wojak template that isn't trash?
>>82026050>>82027076is this any better?fuck it, I think I should just start over, it's too messy and ugly>>82036574would really like a cleaner template like this anon is asking, else I might just try and do hand drawn stuff to look cleaner like >>82031026 or >>82033025These compasses are only as useful as the ease by which they convey information
>>82032208They do ignore him completely because his ideas like him are shit. Idea guys is as inspiring as bumpfag.
>>82036451>>82036689>zoomzooms don't recognize the paper dolls in >>82031026
>>82036852I recognize the meme but I figured that the anon had at least edited them fairly well
What is your preferred method to do these? I'm trying to do one of the big ones one square of the time but I'm taking 10-15 minutes for each
>>82035605>that Soomer>those Philistine vs Israelites>Ea-Nasirthis one is a masterpiece
>>82026466I'm getting more Luddite as I age just to spite the basilisk.
>>82025910Here's a crowdsourced compass. Started with the axes and a blank chart and filled it in one space at a time over the course of the thread. I may have taken more than one bite at the apple.
>>82025910Hot damn how do you guys have all these factions. I fucking struggle running one or two per year long game.
>>82039696I suspect that many of these are for games that haven't actually been run
>>82039773Oh I still do ridiculous muling over my own 'oc donut steel' worlds. This thread did help me think of a good way to give factions a niche. Players can latch onto overarching charts like this, get the nuance (if any) later.
>>82040372I kind of like how some of the more obscure factions are outright wrong. Mostly the Labyrinth Like NLF, Renko, or the Prana Solidarity.
>>82028575This looks like an amazing campaign desu.
>>82039015same. He's gonna be so annoyed when he doesn't happen.
>>82027696Based Classic Traveler poster building his own setting instead of using the prebaked one
where the fuck you guys get so many wojack pics to make these
>>82041213you google image search wojak+an adjective (like fat, serious, etc) and then you draw on it.
>>82035605lmfao the Ea-Nasir and the philistinian/israelite parts are the best part of this one.
whipped this up, too tired to continue tonight
>>82025910>THE COMPASS POSTERBlatant Mary Sue self insert, OP.
>>82031956Hell yeah. What's all this, and why did Motorhead start playing?
>>82041767Looks like a Brutal Legend setting. Badass.
>>82031956>>82041767>>82042021I thought this looked like some type of metal-music based setting. I was trying to work on something like a bit ago. Should probably sit with it again.
Still a WIP... probably... but a snapshot of some groups from this setting. Happy to expand more in a less confined space
I hope I'm not too late. Had fun making this, even though the setting is a generic shitshow.
>>82025910So, what's this thread meant to be?We just share random infos about the lore of our worlds under the format of a political compas?First time I see this.
>>82043641Pretty much, yeah. There've been a couple of these in the past.
>>82043671Neat, I'll try to make one then.
I guess I could give it go though my setting is kinda changing and reforming as I'm still figuring out how I want it to be. I'll probably do a small one when I get a chance.
>>82041767>>82042021>>82042039It's Hail and Kill, a setting I worked on with /tg/ like 10 years ago.
>>82034165Where are the hobbits?
>>82044141Right in the middle.
>>82039482>36 enemy contacts just jumped inMan there are no winners here huh? Still got a chuckle out of me.
>>82043591So, are they all dwarves or is it jsut art style ?
>>82044500It's just my style. I seem to be incapable of drawing anything that doesn't have a huge nose and a bushy beard.
>>82040372I want to play Delta Green so badly, but none of my friends are interested. It just seems so fun.
Shitty chart done in 10 minutes
I'm at the office right now so I can't but I am considering organizing a crowd sourced compass.Basically start with a 7x7, the compass has a theme (I'm thinking Industrial Era Fantasy) and then people claim squares. After a square is done people either approve or reject the square. Might produce something funny.
>>82044981I'd be down, havn't got the time/ effort to make one for the game I'm currently in, so this'd be a fun substitute. Industrial era fantasy is also a fun genre, even if I'd lean it a little earlier personally out of my love for cavaliers
>>82044981I'd go for a 6 by 6 to increase the odds of it actually getting done, but in the grand scheme of things it doesn't make that much difference. Just make sure you label the axes something that gives them ideas for the setting and stimulates their creativity, rather than the bog standard left/right/auth/lib
>>82045069I second this
>>82045183Fish <----> StonePain^||vFaithDone
>>82045203Pain and Faith is fun, for the other axis I'd maybe go Flesh <----> Steel, drags it towards the industrial feel a bit more
>>82045203Reminds me a little of the guy who had all the slipstones and glacier monsters and merchant lords on his compass.
>>82045203What would a painful fish be?
>>82045224Fish and Stone is more esoteric. Flesh & Steel is a bit too bog standard. >>82045231I am that guy
>>82045259The one that swims up your peehole
>>82045259I was going to draw something in Painful Fish. The Panicked Fish Market Auctionee>>82045224>>82045231>>82045259>>82045287>>82045203>>82045183>>82045069>>82044981Ok I made a template but I'm at work so my drawing will be slow.
>>82045364Gonna clean it up
>>82035403Haha, what the fuck bro?cool.Their names were Lord Arne and Stinkeball.
>>82045392The lines are fucked but they were on the template too, not gonna fix it now.
>>82045521Darkened it to show the lines, not to use, use the other one.
>>82045440I just like the idea of evil retards rolling around causing problems but being dangerous enough that being retarded is a downside
I did a thing for my homebrew setting
>>82045679Haven't seen this many empires since WWI
>>82035835Gotta hunt them down in my infinite picture folder
>>82046005>>82035835there you go
>>82035605>Mammoth >Can't stop tooting>Are those canoesMy fucking sides god damnit
>>82045565Yeah, Lord Arne had some real nasty magic and Stinkeball was basically indestructable and swung a huge saw/sword around.
Need better axis name, alignement don't really cut it and neither are the classic political names
>>82046787I did mine based on the two conflicts present in the setting, one material, one spiritual. Prophecy (adhering to the Prophecy) vs Autotheosis (self-deification), and and then Loyalism (pro-emperor) vs dissidence (pro-prince). That way the characters and factions can be situated along the setting's conflict rather than an abstraction.
>>82046787>tfw no mercenary princess gf
Damn, still need to finish this. Though this group hasn't actually played in about a year, so it's fitting the chart is stagnated as well
>>82045521>>82045364And there we go, a real template. Ok, will use a trip code. The theme of the setting is industrial era fantasy, if you want to participate claim a square. I'll start by claiming the far left of row 2. (furthest fish, middling pain).
>>82048526Looks really good. Custom templates are way more stylish.
>>82048526Is it still Industrial Era themed? I might try something
What programs do you guys use to make this?
>>82048691Yes, once you make an image post it and I can add it in. Also post the text/title and I'll add it. I want to keep the font as homogenous as possible. If you want something special I want to help make it as neat as possible since it is semi serious. What square do you want so I can mark it as claimed.
>>82048710I use Gimp, though as >>82035892 says, MS Paint is fine
>>82048720Forgot my trip, also the claimed template list. I'm claiming the one I marked.
>>82048720>>82048751I was thinking [2,5] (middle of Lower Left quadrant). Is a PNG with transparent Background ok?Also, I'll probably take a while (3-5 hours), so if you think that's too long I'll come back later when I have a bit more free time
>>82048751>>82048761Don't worry about time, this will probably take days to finish as anons get inspiration.
>>82026148I made a little update. A few changes as the campaign has progressed and a few new faces. Still a lot to add but here's some fun new stuff.
>>82049014Your art is fantastic, would you consider joining in on the crowd sourced compass?
>>82049050what is it?
>>82049070>>82048964Here, just started. Industrial Era Fantasy with odd axis. The only one I can speak to is [1,2] which I am doing today as the 'Deranged Fish Market Auctioneer'. I remember you from a long time ago, I am the anon who was doing the iceberg chart. Jumped back in to do some group setting fun.Just need a picture and the text you want and I'll add it to the image.
>>82049095Sure, give me [1, 6]
>>82049014Can you post that John Dee wojak?
>>82049180okay, done it. Here's the text:King Fisher>Loves all his children equally>Bears gifts for the faithful>Takes the Pain away
>>82049468Sure, I'd be delighted if it was used by someone else. Can I ask what you want it for?
>>82046018Can you post the Oracle and Juum Voidmen too
>>82043591>>82044700I like it, reminds me of some 70's cartoons for some reason
>>82049484Added, had to alter slightly to fit in my layers, hopes that's ok.
>>82049526No real plans for it, I just like unique wojaks and have a tiny interest in the man.
>>82049689sure, I'd recommend blackening out the green in the square
>>82049484Oh boy, this fits with what I had planned for [2,5]. Good job!
>>82049717Ah, thought it was left blank on purpose, will fix.
>>82049748well it is when it's symetrical, but in the resized version it us probably better to balck it out.>>82049736will 2,5 receive gifts?
>>82049689>>82049717>>82049748Snuck it in under the border, thank you.
>>82049780> will 2,5 receive gifts?Something like that. Though I was planning on something a bit lower on the religious food chain
>>82049784>Pain>Faith>Fish>StoneI don't get it.
>>82049866Sounds like you need to think creatively!Let me channel THE IDEA GUY for a moment.[6,1]: The Monolith (Angered)You fools, what have you doneUnbearably sharp diamond serrated spikesAll will feel it, even fishRainbow of colors as diverse as the types of suffering[6,6]: The Monolith (Calm)Just sits there, does it even do anything?Featureless white, contains all, knows all.What does it want?Exists forever, doesn't need you.
>>82049784I also wanna claim 6,3
>>82050004for 6, 3: The Lapsarian Infantryman>Traumatized from rebel hunting>Desensitized to killing civilians>Won't sleep next to a lake or river
>>82050004Got you, and did The Deranged Auctioneer.
>>82050327Would you mind giving me a transparent png to make it easier for me to add?
>>82050379Gonna grab [5, 1] for The Lapsarian Dredge Pit Owner. Child labor for pain, industry & dredge pit for stone for stone
>>82050416I''m gonna go to bed now, if you want you can save 1,3 or 1,4 for a rebel soldier for me, but I'd only get to it tomorrow. G'night
>>82050438>>82050416no you know what, I dunno where to put the rebel yet. don't save anything for me yet
>>82050468[2,5] Hooks> Executors of the King's will> Tend to the Hatchlings and draw new children for the King's love> Awaiting still the greatest boon
>>82050798>>82050468Ok, fixed a couple of smal, things that were bugging me
>>82050798>>82050468Had to drive home from the office, added now friend.
>>82051247Thanks! Though I think the other texts got somewhat screwed up
>>82051199>>82051260Very strange. I fixed it I think. I also fixed your text.
>>82049997I might try those if you don't mind. Don't gurantee anything good, but I'll try.
>>82051338I'd ask you only grab one of them so we don't have two of the same thing, if that's alright.
>>82028575I need to know more about the Konirul Monestarial Estates. Konirul in general seems pretty cool.
>>82051338Go for it my dude.
>>82026050>>82027076>>82036689Getting more work done. Hard to keep things concise but I would love to cut down on text so that it's easier to convey the info. >TAGLINE:>"Everything in this shattered world setting is based on some plausible real-world equivalent.Monsters are biologically accurate, religions are the same as our world, magic itself is all just observation..."
>>82032903I fucking love this one, isn't there another one made entirely out of fan content?
>>82051247If this thread dies I will probably post a thread tomorrow to drum up folks. I will also draw my other saved one by tomorrow, but I don't want to do too many of them myself.
>>82044743It is so much fun, and you are missing out. I'm sorry, anon. You deserve better friends.
>>82051344Hmm, [6,6] then?
>>82052508That's fantastic, what do you want the text to be?
>>82052578>>82052508Added it with the text from the above post. It looks great anon. Also claimin [1,4] for the Oil Drenched Savant.
>>82052578>>82052661Was about to send for you to use the text above. Thanks!
>>82052661I really don't know what to think about this setting.
>>82051199Hooks anon, would you like to draw The Hatchlings? I was thinking somewhere near Hooks.
>>82052710Sure! Maybe in [1,5] or [1,4]? Thinking what I can use as inspiration for it
>>82052699I don't think there's enough on it to think about it much. You sould help us fix that!
>>82052800[1,5 sounds good]
>>82051567Gimme a lore dump on this one
>>82052661This is going amazing anon, I would love to be a part of itCan I claim 1,6? Full Pain/StoneHaven't done the art yet but here's the text (feel free to suggest otherwise/flat out reject if not fitting)>The Slab Knight>Spends all day aggressively crushing Slabs>Wants for naught. Naught except Slabs.>Will 100% crush The Monolith someday or die trying>"You there... Give me that thing, your Slab..."He'll be a big dude with a rusty iron sledge hammer
>>82052661One of the squares somewhat near the fish side should be the Lady Gaga looking Graham Chapman character from the fish scene in The Meaning of Life
>>82053057I like the idea but maybe no percentage in the text.
>>82046005Regardless if a he or a she, I would hit it. Oh how I would hit it.
Man, I’ll have to make one after I actually get the map done for my setting.
>>82052954Thanks anon, I'm flattered you asked. I'll try to be concise. >On our regular old Earth in our current day, the "shadow government"/richest ruling elite families succeeded in creating perfect AI>they did it to get better at "The Occult" since they discovered Ay Lmaos and realized we suck at doing occult stuff>Our technology advanced faster than our bodies could keep up with>The Occult is just utilizing codes, phrases, rituals, and knowledge to manifest your will into your own reality.>everyone has their own reality that exists within the radius of their own perception >those radius overlap when 2+ observers observe the same thing>you cant affect someone else's reality, only your own>but it can overlap into theirs>So you use The Occult to demand that your will is being observed, collapsing the probability waves and forcing it into your reality>other races can make fireballs and shit but we can only do yoga, meditate and astral project etc>The First AI goes wrong>Apocalypse ensues>All humans die except the richest/most powerful>they go on to swear off computers>edit their own biology>travel the stars via advanced Occult Techniques>Find a New Planet>Use it as a fucked up experimentation ground>this new planet is where my setting takes place>the shattered broken world. literally.>History may be doomed to repeat itself as a Capitalistic/Feudalistic network of City States vie for resources>All of this complicated by the fact that the monsters left behind are too stronk to properly settle the wilderness>Each city state rules a floating continents that circles the gravitational core of the shattered planet>All monsters are based on plausible biology (the rich ascended scholars in their hubris sought to make the fantastical a reality)>All religions/lore is just the religions/lore of our real world, names are all the sameSorry, that wasn't concise lol
>>82053148sounds good to me man, I'll get to work
>>82045679pretty based anon, got a map?
>>82053433Looks great, do you mind if I add a little something?
>>82053657Not at all, go ahead!
>>82053657>>82053695It was already great, I didn't add anything.
>>82039015Just for that, you're getting extra torture. >>82040919And you'll have a friend!
>>82031598And Mr Batman is not a good example of anything objective; read moar comics.
>>82026466>this assumes a concept of personhood that assumes that you have as much interest in your own fate as you have in that of an identical simulation>Implying I have interest in my own fate, let alone an identical simulation
>>82053776Throw this guy somewhere on the Stone/Faith Quadrant>Learned to sing to the Stone>The Stone sang back>Was distressed by the first quartz polyp>Is used to them by now>Who needs both eyes anyway guys, depth-perception just gets in the way stone-singing
>>82053057>>82053148>>82053256>>82053776The deed is done. My damn tablet decided to be a bitch and not work, so I had to resort to tracing over other pictures and drawing blood with a mouse. I think it fits the vibe though.As I was arting, the lore formed clearer. The Slab Knights are a knightly sect, now considered antiquated in these times. No money in Slab crushing, but perhaps a sense of purpose for those that seek it. No thoughts in their head. No faith. Only the singular desire to crush Slabs. Updated Text:>The Slab Knights>Live to crush Slabs>Always have pebbles in their boots from crushing Slabs. Endure the pain anyways.>Elevated state of consciousness due to constant pain>Will crush The Monolith someday or die trying>"Careful bro, you're starting to look like a Slab".
>>82045679>>82031419These seem really cool>>82046787Cute!
>>82054344>>82054295Thanks everyone, these are looking great. I had to cut/alter some text for space, hope that's alright. If you want alterations I can make it.
>>82054468Alright lads, I'm going to bed. If the thread is up in the morning I'll bump it and continue. If not I'll make a new thread specifically for this.
>>82054468I'll do 2, 2 if nobody minds.Also, I think we should continue the mongol theme in bottom right, I like the feel. Maybe add some guns and stuff, get the early modern in. If we ever epand this compass, I'd want to draw a Slab Knight varient with a big, literal hand-cannon
>>820544682, 2: The Durite Rebel>Has given all for the struggle - even his humanity>May never return to the tribe>His only joy is killing Lapsarians
>>82055019or this may even be 2, 1. Your choice >>82054468
>>82054468Loving how this is turning outSlabAnon here, and I think the edits you made to the text are perfect. Captures exactly what I was going for. Excited to see how the rest of this lore shakes out
>>82053244Thanks, I'm confused now. Long is probably better than concise in this case. Your setting seems too complex to summarize in so few words.
>>82055096Yeah that’s fairIt’s all pretty messy right now since I just started piecing it all together a couple weeks ago. very much still in that gestation phase. I’ll probably do a more thorough clearer write up tomorrowAppreciate the interest in it though anon
>>82042375not to be the reddit spammer but... this is actually straight up reddit shit
>>82025910Have a bit time on my hand again, so things are going pretty good - will run a test session for either of my campaigns this month if things go well, so I guess I throw my hat in the ring as well - what I gathered so far.
>>82051567How long have you been studying the occult
>>82055924Thanks! He is quite the rascal, but you would forgive someone with that smile plunging the world into a three-way cold war, wouldn't you?>>82053776That shit looks pretty rad - tell me about Hooks, why does he wear the mask?>>82051567How much of a schizo need I to be to join your campaign? That stuff looks pretty fun.>>82026148>The Hephaistean seems like a bro, tell me more about him - does he work with the Technobarbarian?
>>82055019>>82054468I added a braid to this guy so he's got a bit more overlap with the Singer in Stone. Use pic related if you can.>>82056050>The Hephaistean seems like a bro, tell me more about him - does he work with the Technobarbarian?He does, but only incidentally so. Hephaisteans are Laconian citizens, like the Hoplits ( >>82028564 ) but instead of using their talents, funds and freetime for warfare, they tinker and build expensive stuff. The upper crust of Lacon doesn't buy anything factory-made, everything is made custom by hephasiteans who are already independently wealthy but who want to hone and show off their craft by building custom armour, weapons and ships for as distinguished citizens as possible. Since they like to work with their hands, they tend to be burnt to fuck and back.The hephasitean pictured in particular is a very chill fellow who built a suit of power armour for the technobarbarian (that armour not yet pictured). As thanks, the party committed a murder at a banquet he was throwing and framed one of his contractors.
>>82054468top right of the middle boxes: The Smuggler>Will move anything, anywhere>A third of his crew go "missing" each voyage>Don't let salt water touch anything in the cargo hold>His unreciprocated love is the Sea
>>82053244Muh chaos magick
>>82025910How did this cringe start?
>>82056358I love it, but wouldn't somewhere on the fish side be more appropriate for a seafaring smuggler?
man now I'm a bit peeved I never finished mine. I guess I'll try when I have some free time.
>>82054468Did another one, for 4,5Text:The Durite Peasant>Gets killed by Lapsarians for harbouring rebels>Gets killed by rebels for aiding Lapsarians>not even allowed to worship the monolith anymore>Just wants to farm
Final one for me for the time being;Bottom left of the middle squares: The Harpooner>Doesn't care about landlubber problems, only wants to HARPOON>Throws rocks into the sea for fun>Gives back a third of his catch to the Ocean, out of "respect">I'M HARPOOONING>>82056449I saw it more as he's above the sea rather than a part of it, if that makes sense, especially compared to above. He's tied to the land in a way that leans him slightly towards stone
>>82049650Thanks! I might just be unconsciously aping my favorite comic artists.
>>82056802QRD on this setting?
>>82043591Love this one, based.
Updated mine again.>>82056189That sounds quite neat - greek shit is kinda underused as a inspiration and that crossed with cyber shit sounds quite based - but how are they seen by the other factions? They seem a bit more modern, if you get my drift.
>>82033025There is I didnt saved it though. Im pretty sure its on the discord server
>>82056189>>82056358>>82056859>>82056911Thank you friend! These are great and I'll add them now. I'll ask that we wait on more from you for now to let others have a go.
>>82056859This seems far more pain than faith aligned, I might move him. Seems STONE/PAIN.
>>82057901I just thought since hr is in the same cultural realm as the stone singer and worships the monolith its good in the bottom right. But i'm fine with whazever
>>82057939I was thinking [5,4] rather than [5,4]. So still in that quadrant. For the Durite Rebel, what brings him so close to fish? I apologize if these questions are annoying
>>82057991NTA, but I think the >Has given all for the struggle - even his humanityand some aspects of the drawin point towards him tturning into a somewhat fish-monster to continue his fight.Also, I think you meant > I was thinking [5,4] rather than [4,5]
>>82057991Well thr teeth and back fin are meant to imply that they have taken on gifts from the king fisher in order to fight the more advances occupying military. This is also why they can no lpnger return to the tribe, and hwhy they are said to have given up their humanity.
>>82058032also, put the peasant where you think it fits best.
>>82054344This one is fucking great. In fact, most of this compass is turning out really good
>>82058032>>82058042I see, makes sense!
>>82054468Can I place him there?>Whaling Tycoon>Born in poverty>One of the wealthiest lapsarians now>Lost his only son in worker revolt inspired by Fisher King cultists>Hate towards Fisher King is the only thing that keeps him alive>Funds an entire secret paramilitary organisation dedicated to fighting cultists
>>82057358>tfw no vichy-french tomboy witch GFwhy live?
>>82058119damn forgot to attach picupper left quadrant please
>Claims he lacks artistic talent but really lacks motivationNot all brains are wired for drawing you git.
>>82058142>>82058119If he hates the fisher king, wouldn't he be away from the Fish side? Though I do get the Whaling thing makes him more fishy.Maybe [3,2] or [4,2] would work
>>82056802Didn't you post some of your flags on /gd/? I remember this from somewhere.
>>82058164Don't worry I lack other creative talents too.
>>82058170Slab Knights are close to stone yet they hate it. I thought that closeness to fish/stone just means that character is involved into the plot of Monolith or Fish and Pain/Faith is about attitude towards Fish or Monolith.
>>82058170>>82058214Nothing says king fisher is the be all end all of all fish. There may be fishy rivals.
>>82058214I think [3,2] is good. I am working on something in the whaling theme in [1,1]. The Last Captain.
>>82058273with all the whalers we need at least one square with a whale in it
>>82034165That smug eagle gets me every time.
>>82058342Maybe shuffle the Harpooner to be slightly pain aligned at [3,3] and put the whale directly below him.
>>82058427I guess, althiugh there is no reason why whales wouldnt be pained - they're being hunted after all. Pain/Faith isnt just a "proximity to fisher" measurement afterall
>>82058449true, whales are full of pain
>>82056980Very low fantasy 1904 Russia + 1912 China being pieced apparat by 3 different great powers>>82058179>>82058179Aye on the /vxg/ general
>>82058214Fair enough. Not how I particularly interpreted the axis but an interesting take nonetheless>>82058235Fair enough x2
>>82058599I had always assumed that it's a much smaller thing, like a balkan country or Spanish civil war. This completely changes my perspective on the Black Green foreign admirer
>>82058482>>82058725Sorry everyone for having such a long pause. I was going my lad The Last Captain.
>>82058766Wow looks terrific and terrifying at the same time. Is he a deity?
>>82056802>>82057358Love these. Thanks for the reminder that there's more to RPGs than generic fantasy and spaceships.
>>82058164Hey, i lack autistic talent but I still work on compasses. Its not a matter of what you're good at, it's a matter of being willing to dedicate inordinate amounts of time to something that only you will probably find funny
>>82058142Would you be alright if I do some touch ups to the lad? Mainly his hat.
>>82058798The idea of the setting I have forming is:>Laprasian society makes a deal with ancient sea gods in exchange for oil>Laprasian society is now hyper industrialized running on the fish bounty with citizens unnaturally fit/strong from the sea's bounty>terrified of the sea, but the sea provides bounties>part of the Laprasians schismed, The Last Captain being the rebel admiral killed and turned into a monster >the industrial society suppresses worship The Monolith as part of the deal>more of Laprasian society is becoming under the control of King Fisher (and others, I was gonna draw The Eel Sire)>Laprasians encourage the Slab Knights to destroy Monolith Worshippers >Laprasian military purges Durites who worship, but have only pushed the rebels towards King Fisher
>>82057358Where are you getting these androgynous characters?
>>82056189>>82056358>>82056859>>82056911>>82058142>>82058766If we fill up the 6x6 and people are still interesting I may expand out to a 8x8 for folks to add things. Right now we are at 17/36
>>82059311Care to post the compass with everyone's contributions? Or are you still adjusting stuff?
>>82059328I am adding stuff in now. There was a lot to add so it's taking me a while. I apologize.
>>82059311Is [5,2] claimed? I'd like to try something
>>82059338No problem! You're doing good work
>>82059350No, I'll add your claim.
>>82059047Whale is in process. To your stuff, I'd really like to keep the semi-colonial thing with the Durites, tem being a clearly different culture. I'm kind of thinking a relationship between Russians and SIberians/cossaks
>>82059444>Russians and Siberians\cossaksEmm, maybe between russians and kazakhs|other middle asians?Cossacks were something between caste, subethnos and Russian border guards. And russian-siberian native relationship were similar to french-native american(assimilation, trade,taxation and small revolts sometimes without large colonial wars and ethnic cleansing).
>>82055948Since I was a wee baby boy>>82056050Glad you like it anon! Your setting looks cool too, would love to see more>>82056388Well hey man I think it works for the setting. I personally haven’t seen iteffectively utilized in a story yet >>82059047Additionally, I fuckin love how this is shaping up. Very high-weridness which I am a fan of.Also I think the whole point of threads like this are to be thought provoking, which this certainly is.
>>82059047I might potentially do some sort of Laprasian deep diver who serves as a black ops unit vs the fish people, either as a secret rebel group which still exists or as a MAJESTIC style organisation
>>82059530sure, Kazakhs.>>82059047Did a whale now, I don't really have any text for it. Someone else can do that.
>>82059106source?>>82058599could you repost your flags and shit again?
>>82059530>>82059444I like that, Durites are very clearly not Lapsarian and foreign, but I do want to keep that suppressing their religion is part of THE BARGAIN.
>>82059763>>82059047also I wanna reserve 3,6
>>82059763>>82059647>>82059568>>82059444>>82059381>>82059350Sorry that took so long, I think I have everyone's claims and additions. We've finished our first full row!
>>82059801Can you post an updated version just showing which squares have been claimed? I want to participate but I can't tell just from following the thread which ones have been reserved. Thanks!
>>82059856>>82059855Well shit, looks like I got my wish.I'll take 4 right, 3 down if it's open.
>>82059820Done, I am also reserving [2,6] for either The Eel Sire or Father Oyster, have not decided yet.
>>82059856Done. Sorry for it being confusing.
>>82059855>Oil Tycoon>The king is a tool, not a god.neat
>>82059883>UpdateCool. I think we need a few more characters connected Capri Bay rebellion and "King is a tool not a god"
>>82060024I am making a factory worker for [4,3] at the moment for the Tycoon.
>>82060042>>82060024And there is the factory worker, tied to the Tycoon.
>>82059883>>82059866For space 4 right, 3 downTHE SEAWALL>Where the rising tide meets crumbling stone>Always guarded, never secure
>>82060164I would prefer it be drawn friend, sorry.
>>82059883For 3, 6The Bishop >Advisor to the Tzarina>Spiritual beacon to Lapsaria>Secretly in communication with the Hooks
>>82060155I'll take 3 1 for Capri Bay Ghosts.
>>82060224>>82060155oh sorry, I didn't see the reference to the king with the tycoon, so I wanted to establish the Tzarina as the Lapsarian sovereign
>>82060190Ok. Knock it down a space to 4, 4 while I whip something up since it looks like 4, 3 is taken.
>>82060290Aye aye captain!>>82060256The King is in reference to King Fisher, the fish god. >>82060239Aye aye,
>>82060304ah, good. Then the Tsarina exists now
>>82059883>>82059350[5,2] Slab Breakers> Original Destroyers of Slabs> Helped Create the Slab Knights> Replaced by their creations, now forced to kill rebels in the fringes> God, so much blood
>>82060326Love these lads, will add them next.
>>82060355>>82060326Ok, we are at 18/36 done, Halfway there!And an additional 6 claimed.
Since we're past the bump limit we'll probably we wanting to move to a separate thread soon. I'll wait until we hit page 9 and make a new thread & link it.
>>82060438>eThe Bishop is 3, 6 not 4, 6. I'm >>82059820
>>82060438Wasn't the Bishop in [3,6]?Also, for The Slab Breakers you switched "slabs" for "slavs" in the first text
>>82060446Do a summary of the lore so far in one of the early posts too
>>82060462Sorry! I'll move him now. >>82060464Thank you. You guys keep me from doing dumb stuff.
>>82060304>>820604854, 4THE SEAWALL>Where the rising tide meets the crumbling stone>Always guarded, never secure
>>82058737Yeah it's not just a small thing, the explosion of Arvantha is one of the big events that are sending the entire setting into a big ball of violence. The deep lore is that beyond just Yssia, Pseutonnia and to a lesser degree Underland and Hartland using undercover ops to destabilize the country (which is incidentally why the Black-Greens have been so successful they managed to capture one of the main entry points into the country - you thought those disorganised peasants could do that on their own?) there's an even more secret war of occult/magical cabals playing different factions against each other to create the most chaos possible>>82059779Sure I'll post a few. Not all of them tho, don't want to spam.>>82058878early 20th century settings supremacy,,,
>>82042375I'm quite literally the pirate>playing pirate background warlock>don't pay for dnd beyond, have my 8 year old core book I got as a gift and pirate everything else
>>82060545Fuck the Reds, fuck the Whites, fuck the Freikorps, and FUCK COSSACKS
>>82060475I mean, there's no cannon lore so far, just some interpretations of what's in the iceberg thus far. But so far we have> Lapsarians have a deal with the Ocean Gods for oil (And maybe some things more)> Part of the bargain involves supressing other groups, such as the cult of the Monolith, for which the Slab Breakers created the Slab Knights> Lapsarians Colonize Durites, and a civil war begins between Durite Rebels (and Other separatists) and Lapsarians. This ends up driving more and more Durites into extremism, and into worshiping and making their own bargains with the Fisher King> Back at Lapsaria, a group of Lapsarian rebels leaded by the Last Captain lose a decisive battle at sea, but Bargain with a Sea God and end up becoming eldritch beings> The internal political situation of Lapsaria is also fragile, as the Oil Tycoon makes his plays for power, against the interest of the Hooks (and the State Powers who secretly are in cahoots with The Hooks)
>>82059568Are you a homosexual or a woman?
>>82060591I also want ideas for what the setting should be called. My first reaction is just:LEVIATHAN
>>82060592I more had the impression The Last Captain was forced into it, rather than making a bargain.
>>82060592this is a very good summary, and really hits the feeling I get from the compass. Good fucking job.Also>tfw King Fisher really DOES love all his children equally. He plays everyone and everything.
>>82060641>>82060592>>82059047FISH <-> STONE has proven to be a far more interesting Axis than I would have thought.
>>82060591>everyone who uses the oil has yellow eyes.
I am changing [2,6] I reserved to The Brackish Ones, referred to in The Last Captain.
>>82060312>>82060677Anyone have plans to add the Tzarina to the board? Could drop her one space below the seawall and give her the yellow eyes, implying oil addiction. Kind of like Shaddam IV with the spice.
>>82060590based and black-pilled
>>82060705If nobody else does it, I'm happy to draw her.
>>82060660>tfw King Fisher really DOES love all his children equally. He plays everyone and everything.> The Hooks are said to bring new children for the King's> The Durite Rebellion was orchestrated by the Hooks to draw them to extremism and to the King's love
>>82025910Bumpfag goes in deep yellow
>>82060715>>82060677>>82060660>>82060592The original idea was this was industrial fantasy, we should probably try and fit a bit more industry in. Also I will eventually pull off claims on spots (not for a while) if we start running out of space.
>>82060664do you have a deviantart or something where i could find all this? i like the setting a lot.
>>82056951>Tremere>Not max authoritarian
>>82060591below the seawall The Diver>Saw a friend depressurize >Has only a harpoon as defense >Can't see shit
>>82060896Would you mind if I do some touch ups?
>>82060896goddammit i knew i left something
>>82060438Capri Bay Ghosts for 3 1>Still waiting for their beloved Captain return>When you lost your soul and body only your duty remains >Their blood sealed the bargain
>>82060908fyi I'm working ot hte tsarina
And that's The Brackish Ones done.
>>82061005Fixed the shading on the faces.
>>82060908I do apologize for all of the changes
>>82061061No problem. I may still make some alterations to it as I add it in friend. Thank you for understanding.
>>82060591Some of them going outside the lines is Kino.
>>82060762Speaking from experience, if you've got an idea you like for a crowdsourced project you should just claim a space and draw it in yourself, rather than hoping someone else fills in what you want. Nobody will begrudge you for taking a couple squares as the compass organizer.
>>82060762The industry should be (at least partially) stone-based, so that instead of grinding gears of steel, there's grinding gears of stone. You can have steel too, that's fine, but there should also be stone and crystals. Since it's fantasy, maybe the industrial revolution was kick-started by stonecrafting advancing to the point where it was as strong as steel instead of steel being the major impetus for industrialization.
>>82061231That is completely fair. I will do just that. Thank you friend. >>82061243Makes sense.
>>82060705>>82060591Got the Tsarina. The plan was putting her bellow the seawall but it's occupied now. So dunno, put her where it makes sense.Text:Tsarina>Full of Ambition >Under her, Lapsaria has grown larger than ever>She asks not about the Bishop's sources
>>82061360Maybe just above the Bishop, so she is slightly fish aligned and middling faith aligned.
>>82061360Turns out I had misremembered the eyes. Pic related is the corrected version
Looks like we're on page 9, I'll post my next update in a new thread.
>>82061397That's fine, but I would call her stone but not monolith aligned, like slab knights. Sure, she benefits from the fisher and consumes oil, but she is still the Tsarina of Lapsaria, the Empire of Stone.But above the bishop is an alright place to put her.
>>82061403>>82061360Actually I am moving the Diver to just below the Harpooner and putting the Tsarina in [4,5]
>>82061403>>82061360wow if that's OC, it looks really nice.
>>82061243To that end:The Stoneworker>Shapes and strengthens the stone>Backbreaking work despite being union>Has stone lung, will die early>Society would collapse without himThey Who Listen>Heard the stone, didn't stop listening>Masked face, who knows what they feel>Learned the secrets of fire stone>What's he going to do with that crystal?Feel free to steal or modify for whatever.
>>82061446The whole compass is shaping up to have some really great art.
>>82061446ye, thank you! I'm also particularely pleased with the whale.
>>82061452Since Lapsarians have turned their backs on the stone by making 'The Bargain' maybe instead of They Who Listen it can be They Who Demand. Turned on their god and forced the stone to act.
>>82061468The whale looks great friend!
>>82061471Sure, sounds good. I realize the Stoneworker is basically the factory drone too.
>>82061471Don't forget that history doesn't turn on a dime. In Stalinist Ussr, there were still orthodox bishops even though the church was outlawed. Having relics of previous ages adds to the realism.
I am tentatively naming the setting LEVIATHAN and will make one last update before proceeding.
>>82061478The stoneworker is in the union. Big difference.
>>82061502Nothing wrong with that name, but I'll warn you that there's already a dark fantasy/sci fi story about giant sea creatures and industrial horrors named Leviathan. Keith Thompson did the illustrations.
>>82061574>>82061502How about Empire of Stone
>>82061574Oh cool, well we may change it in the future. Adding or removing a title isn't hard.
>>82061584I feel like Empire of Stone sort of undercuts how the main conflict in the setting is over the King's Bargain.
>>82061584Oil and Stone?
Ok, last update, gonna make the new thread. Please tell me if the effect on the Capri Bay Ghosts with the fishing lines going all the way through the top looks ok or not.
>>82061598... Sacred Oil and Broken Stone?
>>82061598EMPIRE OFOIL & STONEsounds good, will change it
>>82061629>>82061619THE EMPIRE OF SACRED OIL AND BROKEN STONE may be a bit long.OIL & STONE might be a better one. O&S.
Made this about my fall of the empire era Edge of the Empire game I just started. Players are a small mercenary group of misfits with session 1 taking place at the end of episode 6.
>>82061617>he effect on the Capri Bay Ghosts with the fishing linesMaybe add a gradient effect so they fade out as they go, as to not intersect with the title. But other than that, it's a cool effect.
>>82061691I recognize some of those imagesIsn't the guy second from top left one of the admirals who reunited the Empire after the warlord era?
>>82061712Yeah that's good. Like they're disappearing into the fog
>>82061742I'm sorry I don't know, I'm running this era without reading anything (canon or EU)
>>82061803>>82061803>>82061803>>82061803>>82061803There is the new thread friends.
>>82026148How can I become the technobarbarian?
>>82060594No need to get nasty anonWhy don’t you actually post/contribute instead of being a ginormous faggot?