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Draken Frosthand
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:44 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

That was one of Vader's ideas, he wants the elves to be generally... Not liked.

Umm... As much as these lizardman sound interesting, I would like an imperialist race of arthropod-people, like the formians.

Just, not the formians, on this subject I was thinking of... Creatures similar to Nerubians (mention to WC race is meant as an exemple, if this group was based of on some other literary race, I don't really know.), let's say, they have a chaste system, but there is no "ruling chaste" all are equaly important to the hive, and it is governed by the mother-queen and a group of elders from each chaste.

Preferably isolated, of course, maybe on some desolated area where no other species thrives in large numbers, like arctic regions.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caste system, Draken. Caste.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah...Chaste is what my namesake is famous for: chastity. But we still love you. *hugs*
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh...

Erm...

I put the fault of this on the fact that english is not my mother language.

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*flees*
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as the Human kingdoms aren't particularly united - that is, constantly struggling for power.

Anyone here read George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series? That's got some good medieval-style politics, with minimal magic (which could be removed easily).
Within the 'one' kingdom, there are many houses, each with alliegiences to other houses, not all liking the king. By the later books
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the kingdom has split, and there are several kings, all claiming the kingdom (or a part of it) as their own, with their allied houses helping, etc. their lords. Different houses have various grudges, and varying claims to the throne, such as the accusation that the previous king's heir wasn't his own son.


To forge new alliances, they might offer children for marriage, or land, etc.

Anyway, my point, really, is that I don't want any nation that actually stands together, except possibly the dwarfs.

If there is an Arabic-style culture, make it a long way away. Taking weeks to get there (although that wouldn't be fun to RP... maybe just days?), rather than right on the doorstep?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or, we could always do the journey OOTS-style.

"*ahem* Later that week..."

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But that screws politics. And realism. In OotS, that's done by magic. At least, that's my excuse. =
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There'd be some way to speed up the journey, or else it'd have to be really exciting. Both are workable.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I'm in favor of the second option. It lends a more 'epic' feel to journeying to strange and distant lands then just saying 'and then they rode for a long time, arriving at X'. Also, it doesn't screw with politics and realism, like Xaspian said.

Though it would probably mean less traveling to distant lands and basically reserving them for big plots and such.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, have messengers (maybe trained birds? RL used pigeons, the books I mentioned earlier used crows) to take news of what's happening in other lands, which might take much shorter time (Only a week, maybe, or a few days).

If the cultures are too close, they wouldn't remain independant for long.
It should probably take days to travel to different parts of the same kingdom, leet alon travel abroad.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just remember, characters move at an undeterminable rate: Speed of post. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So...

Is this like, dead? Because it was looking pretty interesting for a moment there...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still interested, vaguely.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As am I.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested too.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We may want to consider going ahead and hijacking the idea from Lord Vader, if he doesn't post on this forum again fairly soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm back. I apologize for the extended absence, kinda lost interest in Town, to be honest. :/

But I'm here, and ready to contribute! =D
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't read through this thread, but the idea is definitely not different enough from regular Town to warrant a separate sub-forum.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No magic isn't different enough? Powerful magic-using characters dominate Town, and make it impossible to play a non-magic one and live, basically. Are you certain?

Really, magic changes the whole dynamic of the world entirely. =
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But the whole reason subforums like Modern, Sci-fi and Hamlet exist is because it applies the basic idea of Town in a completely different setting. I don't think "Fantasy without magic" is different enough.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magic dynamically alters any setting it is injected into, though.

Personally, I think it is different enough to warrant a different sub-forum, but that's just my opinion. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Especially if we try to stick to the more feudal feel to it... although that might be tricky.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we can pull it off, especially with the humans and dwarves. We have the caste system for lizardmen as well.

The only really "fantasy" race we have in here so far are Lizardmen, and they won't even be using magic.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure dwarves, elves, gnomes, and whatever else count as fantasy, too.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really, when you think about it. They're basically just thinner or shorter humans, with slightly changed physical characteristics. They're technically "fantasy", but if you take away magic much of the differentiation fades.


Besides, if enough people want it, I really don't see why it shouldn't be made. Try RPing as a non-magical character in Town, and you'll see what I mean. You'll keep getting your butt handed to you in every single fight you get in, and you will get in one eventually. Razz

This is just an (IMO) nice way to RP without the ever-present "juggernaught" of magic.

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