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World Creation SuperDraft

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Ye gawds, it's the World Creation SuperDraft!

 

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You are a god.

 

 

We are building a new fantasy mythology from scratch. Working  with all of the other gods, you are going to create a new world.  

 

The setting is completely blank. You will need to contribute your divine ideas to build the lands and populate them with a variety of life.

 

Here's what you'll need in your divine portfolio.

  • Domains of Influence. These are special realms of control and responsibility for which you are known and prayed to.  You will have one primary domain and three secondary domains. Secondary domains can be a new area of influence or can recreate any of the other divine contributions (including Interference).
  • Geography. You are the patron and builder of certain locales. It can be as broad as a continent  or an ocean, or it can be as specific as a city.
  • Sentient Life. Humans are not here by default. You can build entire races from scratch or offshoots of another race already created. (Example, God A creates centaurs. God B likes centaurs, too, so he builds an offshoot race, dark centaurs.)
  • Gift to Civilization. Whomever the races may be, they are extremely primitive. As gods, you must guide them. Contribute skills or knowledge to the population. You can specify a particular people for your gift, which will make them the best at it, but it will spread to others.
  • Flora or Fauna. Create one of the following, either a special plant or crop for the world OR a special animal or livestock for the world. You dictate use, danger, locality, power, etc. These can be real world things (roses, corn, horses, etc.) or mythic (walking trees, Audrey II, Godzilla, etc.)
  • Interference.  Bestow a Blessing or curse to an existing place or people. The gods were often family, working together. They were also competitive, and sometimes downright petty. This is your chance to enact your will upon a fellow gods' creation.
  • Mythic Monster or Guardian. You have singular representation in  the world, a special, magical creature, benevolent or deadly. This creature is unique, named, and intelligent.

Round one will be your Primary Domain, but the rest can be selected in any order.

This is a grand experiment. I will not be participating because I don't want to influence where the world goes.

 

We will begin Thursday June 1, Noon Eastern.

 

 

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How many choices do we actually make ?

I see four domains, 1 flora/fauna, 1 Mythic Monster/Guardian, 1 Blessing/Curse, but are the rest one choice ? I think 10 choices if there are 4 from domain and 6 from everything else.

 

Ok, I see the confusion. I should have stated it differently.

 

Numbers two through seven are, let's call them, divine aspects. You'll choose each of those once. The general domains are different. You can use the secondary domain selection to choose another divine aspect instead.

 

An example of how these shake out: Poseidon is god of the Sea (Primary Domain), earthquakes (secondary domain), and horses (secondary domain/fauna).

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Ah, so secondary domains are a bit like "Option" picks in other drafts.

 

Right. I really meant to say that, in fact. Oops

 

Would magic systems be included under Gift to Civilization? If I want our setting to include Aes Sedi or Sith for example. (Assuming this is a Fantasy setting)

 

Yes, that's exactly where magic of any kind would go. And it is definitely a fantasy setting, a world where the gods are real and influential. What technological level will be achieved? We shall see.

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Suggestion for follow-up event: The winner of the draft vote gets to undergo a collection of harassments from others, who decribe what their particular harassment is, what entity does it, and the god-winner then gets to describe what happens to the transgressors.

 

Think of the Prometheus legend as example.

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So... the winner of the vote gets chained to a rock and to have his liver eaten every day by a merciless bird of prey?

 

:think:

 

 

I like it.

Not exactly. Everyone else gets to fling poo at his creation, and he gets to chain them to rocks and have flying warthogs savage them. Or something.

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Can you speculate some possibilities for "Interference"? We target somebody elses "divine aspect" and muck with it? So . . .

 

  • Interference!Geography. ​death tribble drafts a river. I declare that the river is known for glowing frogs that get you high if you lick them.
  • Interference!Sentient Life. death tribble drafts Merfolk. I declare that Merfolk look a lot like Manatees
  • Interference!Gift to Civilization. death tribble drafts Perfumery. I declare that trade in perfumes are banned by most governments and churches, though the underground market flourishes.
  • Interference!Flora or Fauna. death tribble drafts Singing Trees.  I declare that singing trees grow fruits made of opal.
  • Interference!Interference. I drafted Roads. death tribble declared that roads are plagued with highwaymen. I declared that Highwaymen are all women, actually.
  • Interference!Mythic Monster or Guardian. death tribble drafted Wonder Woman. I declared that Wonder Woman rides an invisible dragon.

 

Also, "Mythic Monster or Guardian" could be a Hero, like Hercules or something?

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So what you're saying is that you're definitely going to interfere with Death Tribble in some way.

 

I love the interference!interference idea.

 

Also, "Mythic Monster or Guardian" could be a Hero, like Hercules or something?

 

 

Absolutely.

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  • Flora or Fauna. Create one of the following, either a special plant or crop for the world OR a special animal or livestock for the world. You dictate use, danger, locality, power, etc. These can be real world things (roses, corn, horses, etc.) or mythic (walking trees, Audrey II, Godzilla, etc.)

 

 

In this place can I choose a special mineral or metal, or maybe a stone with peculiar properties?

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