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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, I never made that connection until you posted that, Thebes. You're completely right, though... And Bioshock was good...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very fine example of Steampunk
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how long we givin' this poll? Few more days?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I set it to run for 8 days, so it will stop accepting new votes on Sunday.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it looks like it'll be a High Fantasy Post-Apocalyptic, with technology roughly in the steampunk era, and exploring the frontiers of something or other. Maybe the classic "Noah's Ark" storyline?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't we say mixing too many settings is a bad idea? ^_~
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my old story ideas was post-apocalyptic, new-frontier, high (for a 15-year-old) fantasy. It wouldn't be too hard to adapt to steampunk. I could post a better discription in 30min-1hour, if you guys are interested.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No offense, but seeing as High Fantasy and Post-Apocalypta tend to be at opposite ends of the spectrum, I think we should give it until Sunday once the voting has closed before we make any final decisions about the story. After all, we may have to do a second run of voting if it comes to a tie.

I don't think we should stick to a specific formula like "Noah's Ark" though - personally I'm just not keen, and I feel like we should try for some more fluidity.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ravenna wrote:
No offense, but seeing as High Fantasy and Post-Apocalypta tend to be at opposite ends of the spectrum,

Not necessarily. In a way, Earthdawn is a Post Apocalyptic High Fantasy setting. And that seems to be working quite nicely...

Ravenna wrote:
I think we should give it until Sunday once the voting has closed before we make any final decisions about the story.

Definitely true.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ravenna wrote:
No offense, but seeing as High Fantasy and Post-Apocalypta tend to be at opposite ends of the spectrum, I think we should give it until Sunday once the voting has closed before we make any final decisions about the story. After all, we may have to do a second run of voting if it comes to a tie.

I don't think we should stick to a specific formula like "Noah's Ark" though - personally I'm just not keen, and I feel like we should try for some more fluidity.


Not exactly. It would be high fantasy post-apocalypse if, say, Sauron won the War of the Ring in The Lord of the Rings, and you told the story of the fellowship after their defeat.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even parts of the actual story, like the orcs crossing the river, are really close to post-apocalypse.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just throwing ideas out, I wasn't intending it as anything more than slight jest, really...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, it's sunday, and if the Poll function works as it's supposed to further voting should now be impossible...

And it's a tie beteen High Fantasy and Post Apocalypse...

The question is now, do we actually try to combine these two genres into a single setting, or do we run a tie-breaker voting?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I see it, there are a few ways we could combine the two genres.

1- A disaster strikes a technologically advanced world and forces technology back to the Dark Ages, sort of like Tenshi's story from group 5.

2- A dimentional rift (or timewarp, or something) fuses an advanced world with a Medival/magic-based world, causing serious damage and leaving few survivors from each world.

3- Zombies in the Middle Ages.

Any other ideas?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The third option contains things like plague, famine and dragons, of course, right?
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