Stop looking at my computer.
I can't see enough because your head keeps getting in the way :)
Just to let you know we WILL be destroying a few campaign setting in this AP. Yep we ARE blowing up planets with all the repressions of that.
This is a bold move, but hard to pull off successfully. But if you can do it, it would be incredible.
One danger here is that players used to endless reboots of media properties (*cough* Secret Wars *cough*) might respond with a yawn rather than a sense of awe. Perhaps a nasty GM should spring this AP on their group as a complete surprise for maximum effect, giving them no advance warning of what they are getting into?
I'd also worry that once you've destroyed your first universe,it's hard to top that. How do you up the ante and build towards a climax? Also, how do you give players a sense that their character's actions can be meaningful when cosmic events are happening around them?
The reason for the side trek is to give you a "taste" of the setting to see if you are interested.
When you pitch it that way, it's a good approach. Give folks an easy entry point to check things out...
I think we have found a go way to handle that with the use of the side treks in this.
Will different publishers contribute their own side treks?
This could be a good way of exposing people to settings that they aren't already aware of.
That is our LOG TERM plan that all the 3PP are interconnected due to [REDACTED].
Awesome. And it would be great if whatever is redacted sets up a cool reason for future linkages between the different 3PP settings (or even homebrew settings) to be retconned as desired. This would not only allow PCs to move from one setting to another, it would also give the GM a convenient in-game excuse to introduce things they really like from one setting (spells, magic items, etc) in another.
The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of a shared multiverse that any publisher can contribute to. Keep it vaguely compatible with the official multiverse that Paizo inherited from 3.5 and it might be very popular.
Do you have any idea when you'd think about Kickstarting this? I'm presuming that if you are discussing this publicly, you've already progressed beyond the vague concept stage and are trying to gauge the level of interest before taking the next step?