Steel marks flesh
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- Today, 01:42
- Jan 10, 2009
Everything about the politics, physics, history, flora, fauna, geography, etc. will be discussed in here.
...I like it, sounds like a duality between a gritty struggle for survival and the refinements of a absurdly rich upper-class (party employers perhaps?) whose ancient claim to power is decaying.I'd vote for a pre-French Revolution kind-of dystopia where the nobility exploits the poor commoners and more than one organization plans "the revolution".
Perhaps the cities contain another form of danger like professional crime syndicates and political espionage/assassination; players will need to be careful what they say and where the say it, a nice change from the usual situation where an NPC is treated like crap because they're seen to be ineffectual.Inside of the cities it is not nice but safe and in the wilderness there is freedom but basically everything is trying to kill you there
You do realise that when applied to parasites the term "giant" tends to mean about 2 inches.parasitic cyborg dragons
Gritty, I likeI think especially in the big cities races live together, they leave their homes and dream to become rich easily. Of course this works rather bad and thus social problems like crimes, drugs, involuntary prostitution and racism appear.
That works.That one is hard, I'd like to draw a map first and then we'll do the rest. I think city states are the most successful model in this time and nationalism may arise soon.
The city states may be allied in different leagues, a RL example might be: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanseatic_League
A new type of coal perhaps? This is actually theoretically possible, there are certain metal alloys used in sword smithing that are simply unavailable in their raw form today as they've been mined out completely; it wouldn't be much of a stretch to imagine some form of methane enriched coal (or something, I'm no chemist) providing a cheap and powerful energy source.~1800 RL technology, steam is so useful because it produces more energy than in our world. They don't have petroleum.
Firstly, there's a cool game dynamic there.-Psionics is the academical term while commoners often just call it magic. In some regions psionics are completely prohibited and illegal usage brings you directly to the local prison.
Naturally, with the ability to read minds and such how could they not become narcissists; although I'm pretty sure anyone could choose to develop down this path, few are willing to risk insanity and fewer still are willing to blatantly break the law.Some psionics users think that those without psionic powers are inferior and dream secretly of a fascistic world.