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Round 4: the Inner and Outer Planes!

How many Inner Planes?

1-1 plane
2-2 planes
3-3 planes
4-4 planes
5-5 planes
6-6 planes
7-7 planes
8-8 planes
9-9 planes
10-10 or more planes

How many Outer Planes?
1-1 plane
2-2 planes
3-3 planes
4-4 planes
5-5 planes
6-6 planes
7-7 planes
8-8 planes
9-9 planes
10-10 or more planes

Also, name them if you can. I think crafting them by alignment would work best, but that's just me. :)


The winner of round 3 is 10 months (for 10 moons), 10 day weeks, 4 weeks in a year, 40 day months, 400 days in a year. Easy. :)


Conman the Bardbarian wrote:
zauriel56 wrote:
Conman the Bardbarian wrote:


1 very, very.. very, very long day.
Momentous - the day that always is.
So its venus? there a day is longer than a year i believe.

Not like Venus, there is no time, so I guess not like what I said either. Like a dream you just pass from one moment into the next without any real thought of what brought you to the present, everything is just the way it is. A dream world should be like a dream. No need for orbits or months or anything and then someone had an idea about tomorrow and the moons shot across the sky the world got dark and there was an overbearing need to hoard things.

It would be interesting if you had different groups of people. Those who are unaware they are in a dream. The awakened, who are aware that they are in a dream but divided as those who want to awaken the others and those who want to maintain the secret.

The Dreaming God is from Earth. Player characters are awakened. They are aware this is all a dream, which is why they can do supernatural stuff. Its like having extra hit points or lives. Isn't D&D just a game? Kind of the same concept.


Indagare wrote:
Hebitsuikaza wrote:
You know... the word month is based on the word "moon". Now, as I am sure you are aware, the Earth casts a shadow on the moon except during certain points and at another point the shadow completely covers the moon. We call this the "phases of the moon". The whole meaning of month is the time it takes for a full cycle of the moon's phases to occur... going from new to full back to new. The time this takes is about 29.5 days. This is what a "month" is and why it is named such. Under any other circumstances it makes no sense whatsoever to divide one's year (the time it takes to cycle the sun) into months.

Actually, the Earth only really casts its shadow on the moon during a lunar eclipse. The phases are otherwise determined by the Moon's position relative to the Earth and the sun. If you see images of Earth from the Moon, you will see the Earth also undergoes such phases, as does Venus and every other object that orbits.

In reality you might be right, but here the term month could still be used because it's still determined by how long a single moon dominates the sky. In any case, people are still going to use the moons in some form because they are there. People have even used constellations and stars in their reckonings for times to plant, to harvest, to sail, and so on because they were associated with some other meteorological phenomenon even if they didn't cause them. Naturally, in a setting where they can cause them the association would only be more important.

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I don't even know if your world has seasons (meaning that the world is tilted), but if the sky is filled with a dozen moons of various sizes, instead of months which cannot possibly have a meaning to these people, the people of the world would likely just divide their year into either 2 or 4 seasons-- with the shortest day, longest day and the two even points marking the beginning or middle of these periods. The number of days in these periods would be based on how quickly the world spins
...

Excellent work, Indagare! You raised alot of valid points. Ultimately, this is a dreamworld, and reality is just an illusion. We haven't even decided if the world revolves around the Suns, or the Suns revolve around the world. Either way, there will be magical explanations for the seasons and all that etuff. :)


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Hebitsuikaza wrote:

You know... the word month is based on the word "moon". Now, as I am sure you are aware, the Earth casts a shadow on the moon except during certain points and at another point the shadow completely covers the moon. We call this the "phases of the moon". The whole meaning of month is the time it takes for a full cycle of the moon's phases to occur... going from new to full back to new. The time this takes is about 29.5 days. This is what a "month" is and why it is named such. Under any other circumstances it makes no sense whatsoever to divide one's year (the time it takes to cycle the sun) into months.

I don't even know if your world has seasons (meaning that the world is tilted), but if the sky is filled with a dozen moons of various sizes, instead of months which cannot possibly have a meaning to these people, the people of the world would likely just divide their year into either 2 or 4 seasons-- with the shortest day, longest day and the two even points marking the beginning or middle of these periods. The number of days in these periods would be based on how quickly the world spins (i.e. the sun "rises" and "sets" for people in any part of this world) and how long it takes for the world to circle the star. Of course, your world DOESN'T have seasons even if it is tilted because of a different choice you made. Let's get to that in a bit.

The only way there could possibly be months is if one moon was recognized as the main moon and its cycles recorded. But then if it is one moon that is dictating the months, then you wouldn't have a month for each moon because all other moons are being outright ignored for determination of the lunar cycle i.e. "months". In fact, with a dozen moons in the cycle, the only possible way they aren't crashing into one another and creating a ring is if they are all cycling at different orbits, orbits that would mean that each subsequent moon would be twice as far from the planet as the last leading to a situation where one or two moons look giant and others look quite tiny--...

Loved what you wrote here. I am a fan of science, not an expert, so your work here is incredible. The only issue I would have is that this is not a world based on science, but on magic. Real world physics don't apply. Everything you wrote is 100% accurate, however. My initial idea is that the second sun is "dark" or "cool". It gives off no light. Therefore, the Dreamworld could orbit it normally, if that word can apply.

Second, I am almost certain that the unknown, dreaming god is from Earth, like I am, so concepts likes months and years traveled to this world that He dreamed about. His identity is a mystery, like God is a mystery, but its one I want to eventually unravel.

Third, if every month has its own moon, then they would be orbiting equally apart. Maybe they are exactly 30 days apart. Maybe the dreaming god keeps the other moons invisible during the months. Again, this is magic and it doesn't have to follow physics.

Fourth, there would be seasons, the world would be tilted, but it just feels like there are seasons, because the world is a dream. I was thinking that maybe each year could have its own season. For example, there would be a year of winter, a year of summer, a year of spring, and a year of fall. Just a thought.

Finally, I really liked what you wrote! Please keep contributing! Your name would make a great character or location.


Voting so far:
#1-10 Months xxxx
#5-14 Moons x
#7-16 Moons x

#1-5 days a week x
#4-8 Days a week xx
#5-9 Days...x
#6-10 Days...xx

When I put in 10 months it was just to have a range so its interesting that its in the lead. A tie so far for the days we have all week...


Round 3: the voting so far...

How many months in a year?
#1-10 months xx
#2-11 months
#3-12 months
#4-13 months
#5-14 months x
#6-15 months
#7-16 months x

How many days in a week?
#1-5 days
#2-6 days
#3-7 days
#4-8 days x
#5-9 days xx
#6-10 days x

Its interesting. I was thinking that the Dreamworld revolves around both Suns at the same time, making it geocentric. Or, it could be a sort of pear shaped infinity orbit? Interesting. The length of the year I think depends on the winners of round 3. If 10 months, 9 days wins, then there could be four weeks in a month, which would make it 360 days in a year. If 14 months, 8 days wins, then you could have four weeks in a month which equals a 32 day month, or a 448 day year.

Indagare, not picky at all! There isn't a right or wrong way to do this. The work you have done is amazing! I think the Dreamworld will be a combination of everyone's ideas and dreams. It should fit together beautifully.


Jr. Annalist wrote:

14 months (I liked 7 for moons before, so twice as good).

Timpani, the month of rains and traditional time for tears of remembrance of things both good and bad. Named for a water goddess who also gave her name to the instrument.

9 day weeks - 3 work, 1 rest, 3 work, 1 rest, 1 day of festivals (a different one each week).

Farael, the first day of the week and the day after the day of festivals. Fallen from the heights of the day before (especially with no day of recovery).

Thank you for naming a day after me...lol


Scotland will declare it's independence, and then England will declare war. It will be a long, bloody conflict. My hope is that Sean Connery will be declared the new Scottish King.


We need at least 12-13 leadership roles.


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Round 3: the Months, Moons, and Days of the Week!!!

OK, so far we know there are Two Suns, one Dreamworld orbiting them, and there are 10 or more moons orbiting it. Now, lets get to the voting. I am just throwing this out there, and I never claim to be perfect...lol. I have stipulated that there is one moon per month, and there are at least 10 moons/months, so that is where we will start:

How many months in a year?
#1-10 months
#2-11 months
#3-12 months
#4-13 months
#5-14 months
#6-15 months
#7-16 months

How many days in a week?
#1-5 days
#2-6 days
#3-7 days
#4-8 days
#5-9 days
#6-10 days

Also, please come up with a name and its meaning for one or more of the months and days of the week. In the Gregorian Calendar, the names of the month represent gods, goddesses, and numbers (like December). The names of the days of the week are also named after gods and goddesses. For example, Thursday is Thor's Day. That part of it is very interesting to me, especially if the moons represent the names of gods and goddesses. Some of your screen names would be great for this, by the way. :)

This will be open up to a week, or until the voting dies down. To Goth Guru, I was about to devote an entire round to creating your character, but not now...lol


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How many other worlds in the Solar System?
#0-14 votes
#3-4 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#6-2 votes
#7-3 votes
#8-2 votes
#9-1 vote

How many moons?
#0-1 vote
#1-2 votes
#2-3 vote
#3-4 votes
#4-3 votes
#5-2 votes
#6-1 vote
#7-5 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10+-6 votes

How many Suns?
#0-4 votes
#1-4 votes
#2-9 votes
#3-1 vote
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#8-1 vote

Arakhor switched his vote, and I will allow it, since I didn't say it couldn't be done. That created a tie between #7 and #10, so it forced me to vote and I have chosen #10, ten or more moons. This creates an interesting problem, which is how many moons are there? I will make it easy, there one one for each month. So we know that the calendar will have at least 10 months or more. Each month is a New Moon, which is how people on Dreamworld can tell which month it is (if they don't have a calendar).

Now, this leads us into Round 3, where I will ask the obvious questions: how many months in a year, how long is a year, and how many days are in a week? Since each month has its own moon, then the name of the month is also the name of the moon! Sounds good to me. I like Arakhor's idea that these moons are habitable, represent a god or something, and can be visited too.

OK, I will take a break and then create Round 3 with my next post. I need to figure out a way to set it up properly. I am also loving the descriptions of the future inner and outer planes. I am interested in finding out if there is a dream plane, because all of this is a dream from an all powerful, all knowing, and yet completely distant dreaming god. This is really good stuff, thank you all!!!


How many other worlds in the Solar System?
#0-14 votes
#3-4 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#6-2 votes
#7-3 votes
#8-2 votes
#9-1 vote

How many moons?
#0-1 vote
#1-2 votes
#2-3 vote
#3-4 votes
#4-3 votes
#5-2 votes
#6-2 votes
#7-5 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10+-4 votes

How many Suns?
#0-4 votes
#1-4 votes
#2-9 votes
#3-1 vote
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#8-1 vote

When I check this voting at the end of the day, I will end Round 2. You have until the end of today to vote! Some very good ideas about other planes of existence. So good that I want to devote a round to them. I can simply ask, how many other planes of existence are there and can you name them? Something like that. What happens to souls after they die on the Dreamworld? Stuff like that...by the way, Happy Valentine's Day!


Round 2 voting so far:

How many other worlds in the Solar System?
#0-13 votes
#3-4 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#6-2 votes
#7-3 votes
#8-2 votes
#9-1 vote

How many moons?
#0-1 vote
#1-2 votes
#2-3 vote
#3-4 votes
#4-2 votes
#5-2 votes
#6-2 votes
#7-5 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10+-4 votes

How many Suns?
#0-4 votes
#1-4 votes
#2-8 votes
#3-1 vote
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#8-1 vote

It continues...


Round 2 voting so far:

How many other worlds in the Solar System?
#0-12 votes
#3-4 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#6-2 votes
#7-3 votes
#8-2 votes
#9-1 vote

How many moons?
#0-1 vote
#1-2 votes
#2-3 vote
#3-3 votes
#4-2 votes
#5-2 votes
#6-2 votes
#7-5 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10+-4 votes

How many Suns?
#0-4 votes
#1-3 votes
#2-8 votes
#3-1 vote
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#8-1 vote

All right, with that last vote 7 moons is in the lead by 1! I can see the 5 elements, if we include Void, or just 4 elements plus good, neutrality, and evil. However it goes, and it could mean something else entirely. Of course they need names. 1-2 more days and then we move on to Round 3!!!!!


link41020 wrote:

I vote 4 suns, 4 moons, 3 other planets (so in total there is 4)

Did I mention I like the number 4?

also since you mentioned NPC's bassed on our names, how will you handle mine?

Just plain old "Link" will do. The number could be your age or birth date. :)


Round 2 voting so far:

How many other worlds in the Solar System?
#0-11 votes
#3-4 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#6-2 votes
#7-3 votes
#8-2 votes
#9-1 vote

How many moons?
#0-1 vote
#1-2 votes
#2-3 vote
#3-3 votes
#4-2 votes
#5-2 votes
#6-2 votes
#7-4 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10+-4 votes

How many Suns?
#0-3 votes
#1-3 votes
#2-8 votes
#3-1 vote
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#8-1 vote

OK, good, I think I am ending this Friday or Saturday, I will probably vote to break the tie on the Moons issue, but lets wait...


Yes, I am assuming that one moon will be what the calendar is based on (again I assume because it will be up to a vote) so it will probably be the largest moon. If I vote for the 10+ moons, and it wins, then maybe one of them will be what the calendar is based on, and then you have 9 other moons which seems to go along with alignment. I am open to suggestions always. Let's see how the voting goes.

The two Suns will surely win, so are we going with the "Eyes of the Dreaming God"? Someone could come up with they are called "suns", or we won't have words like "sunlight", etc. This is all good. :)


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Tacticslion wrote:

One thing that I was just thinking about was the idea of the dead of this world. It's interesting that the world is all a dream, but that the people are not - or rather, their physical substance is, but they are real, nonetheless.

That got me to thinking about the afterlife and spirit, and trying to form this into a PF-style game. In some ways, it could definitely explain the whole PF "petitioner slowly loses themselves thing", as they cease to become important to the meta-narrative of the dream beyond being "that good soul" or "that evil soul" and so on.

Speaking of, an idea for a variant cosmology of the planes is by alignment: the good one, the evil one, the lawful one the chaotic one, and the neutral one (the world itself). How are extreme alignments handled? According to their alignment!

Lawful good: exactly half go to the lawful and half to the good
Lawful neutral: exactly half go to the lawful and half to the neutral
Lawful evil: exactly half go to the lawful and half to the evil

Neutral good: 1/4 each definitively go to the good and neutral; of the remaining half, a random percentile goes to the good or neutral worlds.
Neutral: most end up in the neutral world, though 0-20% (variable at any given "time") end up in one of the other worlds instead
Neutral evil: 1/4 each definitively go to the evil and neutral; of the remaining half, a random percentile goes to the evil or neutral worlds.

Chaotic good: a random percentage go to the good and the chaos at any given time.
Chaotic neutral: a random percentage go to the neutral and chaos at any given time.
Chaotic evil: a random percentage go to the good and chaos at any given time.

Thus the Good place is populated by good souls of all sorts, the Lawful place by lawful souls of all sorts, the chaotic place by chaotic souls of all sorts, and the evil place by evil souls of all sorts. A few neutral souls occasionally end up in those places. Souls of all alignments (so long as partially neutral) end up in the neutral world - aka the...

This is incredible work, Tacticus Lionius, and it will definitely be used! I was wondering how the outer planes would be handled in the dream world, and this answers it. I will do a round on the other planes and I may just ask that question. :)


Round 2 voting so far:

How many other worlds in the Solar System?
#0-10 votes
#3-2 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#6-2 votes
#7-3 votes
#8-2 votes
#9-1 vote

How many moons?
#0-1 vote
#1-1 vote
#2-3 vote
#3-2 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-2 votes
#6-2 votes
#7-4 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10+-4 votes

How many Suns?
#0-3 votes
#1-2 votes
#2-8 votes
#3-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#8-1 vote

As we progress forward its looking like definitely zero other worlds and two Suns (the eyes of the Dreaming God). However, the number of Moons is still up to debate. I may have to vote in this round to break a tie unless something changes. Personally, I like lots of moons, so I would tend to favor more of them. Hmmmmm, maybe if the Moons represented something (like domains, philosophies, gods, etc) it would make my decision easier. Hopefully, I won't need to. Just a few more days...


Round 2 voting so far:

How many other worlds in the Solar System?
#0-9 votes
#3-2 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#6-1 vote
#7-3 votes
#8-2 votes
#9-1 vote

How many moons?
#0-1 vote
#1-1 vote
#2-3 vote
#3-1 vote
#4-1 vote
#5-2 votes
#6-2 votes
#7-3 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10-4 votes

How many Suns?
#0-3 votes
#1-2 votes
#2-6 votes
#3-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#8-1 vote

friluftshund, I put your vote down for 10+ moons, since we don't know yet how many deities are revered. So far it looks like no other worlds around the two suns, but the Dreamworld will have lots of moons...maybe...the polls remain open...


Round 2 voting so far:

How many other worlds in the Solar System?
#0-8 votes
#3-2 votes
#4-1 vote
#6-1 vote
#7-3 votes
#8-2 votes
#9-1 vote

How many moons?
#1-1 vote
#2-3 vote
#3-1 vote
#4-1 vote
#5-2 votes
#6-2 votes
#7-3 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10-3 votes

How many Suns?
#0-2 votes
#1-1 vote
#2-5 votes
#3-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#8-1 vote

Very interesting so far. The voting currently appears to favor no other planets and 2 Suns, but the number of moons is in question. Once again, I will vote in case of a tie. Please check my math too. Please share and ask others to vote. This is a pure democracy...lol


Indagare wrote:

The question I have is whether or not the world is geocentric. It's going to make a bit of difference. Also, if the world is flat, round, or some other shape entirely may affect things, but here's my thoughts:

There are two suns: one is the king of summer, the other is the queen of winter. They love one another but are only allowed to meet in the spring and fall. The early spring rains come from their tears of joy, the late fall rains come from their tears of sorrow.

There are four moons: One is the source of all pleasant dreams, one is the source of all prophetic dreams, one is the source of all frightening dreams, and one is the source of all true dreams.

There are eight planets that are shiny star-beings and come in the eight colors of the rainbow: one is red, one is orange, one is yellow, one is green, one is cyan, one is blue, one is purple, and one is magenta. They enjoy a friendly dance competition across the sky and work as a source of inspiration for mortals.

There are sixteen signs to the zodiac: each is a different star-animal that moves slowly in procession across the night sky. Their bodies are clearly outlined and sometimes they'll do tricks to amuse themselves or others.

There are four Guide Stars along the horizon, each is 90 degrees apart. These are the realms of the dead.

Other immobile stars are the dream-realms of mortals and appear randomly in the sky.

I really like what you wrote here. It will especially come in handy in Round 3 when I ask questions about the calendar and stuff like that. There will be stars, so if the vote goes against other planets in the "solar system" what you wrote can apply to "stars" and the signs of the zodiac. Good stuff!


Round 2 voting so far:

How many other worlds in the Solar System?
#0-6 votes
#3-2 votes
#4-1 vote
#6-1 vote
#7-1 vote
#8-1 vote

How many moons?
#1-1 vote
#2-1 vote
#3-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#6-2 votes
#7-2 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10-2 votes

How many Suns?
#0-1 vote
#1-1 vote
#2-3 votes
#8-1 vote

I have added the votes, but to Xzaral I need to know how many moons you want. Do you mean 10 or more? To Tempestorm, how many suns do you want?


Round 2 voting so far:

How many other worlds in the Solar System?
#0-5 votes
#3-2 votes
#4-1 vote
#6-1 vote
#7-1 vote
#8-1 vote

How many moons?
#1-1 vote
#2-1 vote
#3-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#6-2 votes
#7-2 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10-2 votes

How many Suns?
#2-2 votes
#8-1 vote

Notice I have added the number of Suns, because that is something I had not considered, so please come back and vote on that issue.


Round 2 voting so far:

How many other worlds in the Solar System?
#0-5 votes
#3-2 votes
#4-1 vote
#7-1 vote
#8-1 vote

How many moons?
#1-1 vote
#2-1 vote
#3-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#6-1 vote
#7-2 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10-2 votes

So far having zero other planets and seven moons is in the lead. Plus, there was a vote for 2 Suns and 8 Suns. In keeping with the dreamlike quality of this world, and open voting, I will include voting for the number of "Suns" too. I love the contributions so far! I will have to do a vote on the number of Planes of Reality and all that too. I never would have thought that the Sun(s) would be a representation of the Dreaming God, but that is why I started this. Keep voting and share this with others. I may have to vote to break a tie...


Round 2: The Sun/Star and the Moons?

How many other planets in the Solar System?
0. zero (its the only planet circling this Sun/Star)
1. 1 planet
2. 2 planets
3. 3 planets
4. 4 planets
5. 5 planets
6. 6 planets
7. 7 planets
8. 8 planets
9. 9 planets
10. 10 or more planets

How many moons?
0. zero moons (if you guys pick #0, then we will have to deal with the various moon spells, just saying)
1. 1 moon
2. 2 moons
3. 3 moons
4. 4 moons
5. 5 moons
6. 6 moons
7. 7 moons
8. 8 moons
9. 9 moons
10. 10 or more moons

Notes: I have made the assumption that this Dreamworld looks and feels like a real world, so I need to find out about other planets and of course the moon(s), if there are any. There are worlds without moons. The Sun need not be called "The Sun", but that would avoid confusion. My feeling is that this world is affected by the dreams of Earth, and I also feel that the "Dreaming God" is probably from Earth, but these are just feelings on my part.

Of course, since this world is made from a dream, real world physics need not necessarily apply to it. I will keep this open for up to a week. I will end Round 2 once voting stops, up until Monday (or Moonday). OK, let the voting begin and please start contributing too I will...


The final voting for Round 1 is:

#1-13 votes
#2-8 votes
#3-4 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-5 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-5 votes
#10-5 votes

#1 is the winner! The winning hook is, "It is a fantastic world created from a dream by an unknown god, where dreams, fantasies, and nightmares come true."

Coming in second place is #2, "It is an apocalyptic world in the distant future of a broken planet, where magic has replaced technology and the races struggle to survive in a chaotic environment."

OK, allow me to post this winning result, then use another post to start Round 2. Very good so far...


So far the voting is:

#1-12 votes
#2-8 votes
#3-4 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-4 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-5 votes
#10-4 votes

Unless something drastic changes overnight, it looks like #1 will win Round 1, and #2 will come in second. It will be the Dreamworld. How it takes shape is up to you. I will set up round 2 where your votes count, and I just vote in case of a tie (but that could be good too). However, for each round I will also ask for contributions. Anything you want to contribute during the round. I will set up a file and stick it in.

What I am looking to set up the rounds for is the stuff that needs to be figured out. How many gods? How many planets in the solar system? How many moons? How long is the year and days of the week? What are the names of the month and days of the week? What event started the calendar that most folks follow? Stuff like that. As we go through this process all of that will be fleshed out, but make no mistake it won't be perfect! That is okay. Nothing is perfect. In fact, imperfection would work better anyway with dreams.

First contribution/question, will Morpheus find his way into this world? lol


So far the voting is:

#1-12 votes
#2-8 votes
#3-4 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-3 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-3 votes
#10-3 votes

As we wind down round 1 and head into round 2, I can see #1 probably winning, with #2 a close second. As I wrote before, there can easily be a broken, apocalyptic region of this world, since that is the essence of a nightmare.

To those who feel that their profile names (like Detect Magic and Tacticslion) wouldn't make good character names, we can always improvise...


So far the voting is:

#1-11 votes
#2-7 votes
#3-4 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-2 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10-2 votes

Thank you Selein. I have counted your vote for #3, since we can only vote for one hook. To all who voted I want to create characters in the game based on your names. For example, my name (Farael the Fallen) could be a very cool, mysterious, dark character. The winning world will be something I will keep going for a long time. Thanks for voting and the deadline will be Monday. I will keep checking.


So far the voting is:

#1-11 votes
#2-7 votes
#3-3 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-2 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10-2 votes

Avatar I put you down for #3 which has 3 votes. Imagine those few who discover that their world, and universe, is just part of an unknown god's dream? Everything feels real, and who is to say that you are not real? As long as this god stays asleep, then what is the problem? Of course, there has to be a doomsday cult that wants to waken the Dreaming God. I want to call them the "Wakers" or something like that. I think it puts an interesting spin on a normal fantasy world. Take the red or blue pill Baron...lol


So far the voting is:

#1-11 votes
#2-7 votes
#3-2 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-2 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10-2 votes

The polls remain open for now. I am surprised there is no love for #6 and #7...lol


So far the voting is:

#1-11 votes
#2-7 votes
#3-2 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-2 votes
#8-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10-1 vote

Thank you Detect Magic for checking my math. It has been corrected. Yes, I can guarantee there will be a doomsday cult that wants to waken the Dreaming God. Of course, we are assuming #1 will win. I said I would give it a week, so we have until Monday. There are some excellent ideas on here this will be fun...


So far the voting is:

#1-11 votes
#2-7 votes
#3-2 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-2 votes
#9-1 vote
#10-1 vote

#1 is in the lead, but #2 is gaining. I get the obvious "potty" jokes here...lol. Now, if #1 does win after a full week of voting, and it is about dreams, fantasies, and nightmares, there is obvious room for a place on this "dreamworld" for a nightmarish region described in #2. The possibilities are endless, like dreams...


So far the voting is:

#1-7 votes
#2-4 votes
#3-2 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#9-1 vote
#10-1 vote

It continues...


So far the voting is:

#1-6 votes
#2-3 votes
#3-2 votes
#4-1 vote
#5-1 vote
#10-1 vote

#1 remains in the lead, I will only vote in case of a tie, and then I will probably roll a 2-sided die...lol


So far #1 is in the lead. As promised I will keep this open until voting stops then we will move on to Round 2...


So far the voting is:

#1-6 votes
#2-3 votes
#3-2 votes
#10-1 vote

Let me know if I make a mistake in counting...


On a side note, if I see that no one is voting for a several days I will close Round 1 and move on to Round 2. I don't want the thread to disappear...lol


Tacticslion wrote:
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One vote per hook.

Given that you said you're making ten hooks, and you made ten "hooks" up there, I'm unsure if this is interpreted as "you can vote for each of the current options once" or "you can only vote for one option per set" (which is how most people are taking it).

In any event, if the latter (as most people are taking it), I vote for number 1; if the former, then I also vote for number 4, though this is secondary to my vote for number 1 (thus if I only get one vote per set, ignore my number 4 option).

Yes, one vote per hook. :) People could say they vote for all 10 hooks and that wouldn't make sense...lol Your vote for #1 is counted. :)

So far the voting has #1-5 votes, #2-2 votes, #3-1 vote and #10-1 vote. Keep the votes coming, the polls will be open for a week...


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This is a fun game that I have seen before, so I want to try it myself. This is Round One. I will write out 10 Hooks. I will leave the voting up to you guys for one week. One vote per hook. Whichever hook with the most votes wins and then I will create Round Two with another vote on different aspects of the world. No cheating, not even from me. It could create something interesting or not, lets see where it goes:

1. It is a fantastic world created from a dream by an unknown god, where dreams, fantasies, and nightmares come true.

2. It is an apocalyptic world in the distant future of a broken planet, where magic has replaced technology and the races struggle to survive in a chaotic environment.

3. It is a desert world under the bright light of two suns, where the hostile environment has breed harsh magic, gods, creatures, and treasures.

4. It is a chaotic world governed by mad gods, wild magic, fierce creatures, and lost treasures.

5. It is an elemental world where fire, water, earth, wind, and void take shape and the races are caught in the middle of their ancient struggle.

6. It is a lost world where magic and miracles have run wild and the gods have long abandoned their people, who are seeking a Savior to save them.

7. It is a fantasy, medieval style world with magical creatures, races, gods, miracles, and mysterious dungeons.

8. It is a world in a constant war, since the dawn of time, and factions fight each other to the death until the Apocalypse.

9. It is a world where everyone can cast a spell, except for those called the "Spelless", but there is a dark power that is eating magic.

10. It is a savage world where characters use magic and ancient technology to find lost kingdoms, treasures, artifacts, and knowledge.


...PASS!" ~Gandalf the Gray


...NOT...


...SHALL...


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The old man at the port of Mona was called Leron, and he was in shock. This was the angel Farael, the one he read about in church on Lightsday, standing before him in the flesh. However, he was also a professional, so he did his duty.

"Sir, please follow me to the Sheriff. She will know how to proceed."

Farael followed Leron through the ports to the streets of Mona. It was a city in sad shape, due to a century of Temrathi rule. The people on the streets saw Farael pass by, and they shouted out praises to him.

"Farael! Save us! Praise the Lights!" Many of them shouted. As they passed Farael laid hands on the sick, and he healed him. When the crowd grew too big Leron became worried, but the people of Mona were not a violent folk. Finally they arrived at the Sheriff's station.

Sheriff Kharen was a tall, beautiful, blond haired, Human woman in her 40's. She wore the blue uniform of a Monite, but she always let her long, red hair flow down. She used her beauty as an advantage, but today was different.

Leron told himn that Farael wanted to surrender to the Vandans. Kharen said, "Of course, you are a rebel and wanted for execution, but in all good faith I cannot arrest you. I would rather die."

"No, Sheriff, this is what I want. This is my destiny and I must fullfill it. Please lead me to the nearest Temrathi fortress."

"Yes, I will," Kharen said sadly, "but there is a man you must meet first. He is on his way here as we speak."

Minutes later he arrived. He was a tall Human in his 30's, with curly brown hair and eyes. He was dressed in fine, Monite clothing and he carried a wooden cane. He had a slight limp.

"Farael, my name is Erik, the Mayor of Mona. I have waited my whole life to meet you. I pray that you can save us from the End."


In the Wastedland, the Night felt It arrive, which was unexpected. The Great Game took many twists and turns. Sometimes It arrived, and when It did it meant something more than just destruction. It meant absolute Oblivion. When this game was over, nothing would be left. Not even darkness. He knew not to waste time trying to talk to It. The only thing that the Night knew to do was proceed with his original plan. Then maybe he could deal with It.

He turned to the Horken who had gathered before him. They numbered in the thousands now. To honor him they wore black clothing, and they carried black axes that resembled his Staraxe. That almost pleased him.

HORKEN, THE TIME HAS COME! GO TO THE EAST! DESTROY ALL THAT IS IN YOUR PATH! NIGHT HAS FALLEN ON THIS WORLD!

The Horken screamed their war chants, and they began to run. The Night would have been "happy", if it wasn't for It...

It's massive form did not interfere with the Night or the Horken. They were beneath his notice for now. What It wanted was a location near the Wastedland. It was the Temple of Death. With a mere sweep of one of It's massive limbs, it created an opening beneath the temple, and it swallowed it whole. Everyone within it( who was still alive) died. Only one person escaped alive.

Her name was Sotiria Spiros. The destruction of her temple came as she was outside for her daily walk. There was no warning. She felt the presence of the being It, but she could no longer feel the presence of her goddess. She could only come to one impossible conclusion: Death was dead. Far off in the distance she saw the Horken running from the Wastedland into the district of Hathor.

"This is the End of the World," she said...


lucky7 wrote:
Where did the pineapple thing start again???

"What did you say?" Rictus asked Drake. They were in one of the many chamber's of Akzir's fortress. Kryzbyn was still tending to Wynnym. Captain Curnow was taking Farael to the city of Mona. The crew were outside making breakfast, because they refused to enter the fortress. That left them unattended.

"I heard someone talk about a talking pineapple? And it's name was also Farael?" Drake asked

"Oh that. Way over my head, Drake. He (I think) calls himself Farael the Other, and he looks just like a floating pineapple. This whole situation is full of holes, like me. All I know is that this World is in trouble, and Farael (the blue one) is the only hope it has. I may be dead, but I don't want the World to be dead too."

"Unfornuately, I saw my world of Samsara die. We fought the Night for a thousand years, but we failed. I am all that remains of the Samsarans. If it takes me another thousand years, I will have my vengeance!"

"Wow. Just how did you get here?"

Before Drake could answer they heard Kryzbyn screaming. They both ran to the chamber, and first saw him with a look of shock on his face. Then they saw what he was looking at. Wynnym was no longer there. In her place was an ancient tree...

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