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Old 02-21-2012, 10:23 PM
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Cool! I may make a thread or something later. Here's a four sentence premise that kinda summarizes what I've been toying around with:

Vaguely European/Circum-Mediterranean setting where magic and magic-practitioners have dominated most of political history. For various reasons, it seems (to us, not necessarily to most people in the world) that using magic retards societal and technological progress dramatically. In recent world events, Magocracies have been overthrown and several new governments have (sometimes oppressively) banned all magic... and the result has been an extremely rapid bloom of technology and culture. As if the world it making up for lost time after a remarkably long dark age.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:30 PM
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That sounds interesting! Yeah, I'd definitely be interested in that.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:36 PM
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Awesome.

It's kinda developed as an answer to a question I've always had about magical fantasy settings, which is: why do they seem to go on for thousands of years without the kind of cultural progression that the real world has had? And also: why is ancient magic always more powerful? Isn't that kinda backwards?
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:43 PM
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I always figured ancient magic was more powerful because it was a lost art. I mean the ancients managed to built the Pyramids and temples and stuff without modern technology. There is so many lost information from that time.

Curse you Library of Alexandria! WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BURN?!
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:54 PM
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Sure, that's probably the in-world explanation most of the time. But with most things in the real world, things get better as new innovators build off of the work of old innovators and giants continue to stand on each others shoulders as Newton said that one time to his bud or whatever.

In fantasy, magic from the past is usually just as good as magic in the present. Often, it's much better. Weird stuff.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:57 PM
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That's true. I never thought of that before. Maybe because nobody uses ancient magic much, it's super hard to combat? That wouldn't make sense though either. Hrm.

Curse you! Now you got me thinking!
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:00 AM
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I've always thought it was because the ancients didn't have the restrictions on magic that people would have in the current age, due to lack of knowledge. For instance, older cars are currently more powerful and sturdier than a lot of the ones built today, if not less efficient, because efficiency wasn't a problem at the time. The way I think of it, first, magic was discovered, and then it was taken to the maximum in terms of sheer power, and sometimes, cruelty. Then, having reached its logical limit, practitioners began restricting magic more and more, refining it until it became much more subtle and finessed, rather than brazen and raw. Thus, with the training magicians would get in the present day, few of them are prepared to learn or defend themselves against the ancient spells. Does that make sense at all?
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:32 AM
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Another possible explanation! Sure, makes sense.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:18 AM
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I was thinking about starting a Digimon RP. Who would be interested so I have a general idea?
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:22 PM
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:29 PM
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So I've been thinking of starting another RP. A pirate roleplay set in this world a few hundred years ago, with a bit of freedom regarding technology and also light magic. Any interest in something like that?
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Pirates are awesome. So yeah, I'd be interested.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:51 PM
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I'd totally do a pirate RP!
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:05 AM
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Yes, Chris.

Yes.



Fun fact: My school's Houses are named after pirates
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:53 PM
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http://www.zeldauniverse.net/forums/...ml#post4631767
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:53 AM
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welp, I'm goin' away for a few days. See you all later.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:08 AM
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What is this peculiar place that I have never been to before?
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:03 AM
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The Virtual Character Reality.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:09 AM
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Cool.

Too bad the Pokémon RP is closed.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:19 AM
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Well, I do need to do some work with that. I might need to kick out one or two people, and get it rolling again.
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