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. _________________ Character Directory
It has been therefore determined that I have nothing worthy of note to write here. Go your way, waste not your precious time reading these unenlightening lines.
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
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?
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. _________________ "You too will come to understand fear, as I have."
- Pious Augustus
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.
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. _________________ "You too will come to understand fear, as I have."
- Pious Augustus
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. _________________
Build your enemy a golden bridge
With which he can retreat across.
- Sun Tzu
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.
This is just an (IMO) nice way to RP without the ever-present "juggernaught" of magic.
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum