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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2009, 02:20:40 PM »

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Some questions to you all:
1) Anything amiss? [Not really smile
2) Anything that seems a bit bland or cliche? (beneath my self-set standards tongue)[The whole settings seems to be out of the kiddie pool, as it were. smile
3) Anything particularly interesting? Something you want me to expand upon sooner rather than later? [I would like to hear more about the Confederacy and the Lynchmen, as well as this southern empire that's been in the midst of a civil war.
4) Any ideas or comments? Do you like it or dislike it? [More please? smile
5) Do i need more cities? (or less perhaps) [More is not exactly a bad thing, your call.

P.S. should it be "on" or "of" in the headings?  [On

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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2009, 03:51:19 PM »

"The whole settings seems to be out of the kiddie pool, as it were."
I hate to admit it, but I'm not sure i get what you're saying here?
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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2009, 03:56:59 PM »

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It'd be nice to see this consolidated into one big thread, yeah. Or even better, both a thread and an update to the wiki. I remember reading that back in September, when I was making CBGeopardy, and thinking it was interesting.

What you don't want is a jumbled mixed of half-updated stuff there, so that people have no idea what's still accurate.

This is the most current info, and all that should be considered canon for now. My plan is to gather all the information here. And yes, i'll update the wiki at some point.
(btw, have you just read the Illuminatus! trilogy? (considering your title) One strange series...)  
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2009, 04:00:25 PM »

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"The whole settings seems to be out of the kiddie pool, as it were."
I hate to admit it, but I'm not sure i get what you're saying here?


The kiddie pool being anything bland or cliche smile

Meaning, your setting hardly feels cliche, at least at this point in the design process.
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2009, 04:22:31 PM »

ahh, thanks ^^
and now i'll go back to pretending i'm fluent in English.
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« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2009, 03:30:47 PM »

edited the first post to include some actual material. Although it is mostly reused from previous threads. But still. I'll add more when i find it. (yes; find)
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« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2009, 03:41:33 PM »

@EE: for some reason i never saw your first post...
Thank you for the praise. smile
Choirs can't exactly level houses with a thought, but their powers can change reality forever and I, as setting maker, therefore have to keep them in check or the world would change drastically; for one, they could with time create indestructible materials. I'm currently envisioning them as a very tight-knit and wealthy group that hires their services to those who can afford it. Alternatively i could make them members of specific state, giving that state a significant edge.
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« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2009, 04:14:08 PM »

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This is the most current info, and all that should be considered canon for now. My plan is to gather all the information here. And yes, i'll update the wiki at some point.
(btw, have you just read the Illuminatus! trilogy? (considering your title) One strange series...)  

No. The title is a joke from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanentize_the_eschaton, applied to my setting: Eschaton.
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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2009, 04:24:40 PM »

yeah, the series i mentioned is under Popular Culture in that article. It's just not a sentence you find often, so i found it likely that you had read the book as they mention it often in that one :p
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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2009, 05:50:38 PM »

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A pre-apocalyptic world

I'm not sure I understand what this means.
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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2009, 05:54:49 PM »

Neither do I :p
The idea is that many people are convinced that the End is near, and that this is the last time before the apocalypse. Of course, most settings are pre-apocalyptic so it's sort of a joke as well.
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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2009, 05:57:38 PM »

Oh, well in that case, Eschaton fits right in.
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« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2009, 06:40:26 PM »

yeah, i was sorta frightened when i saw your campaign but then i realized you were going in quite a different direction. smile
enjoy the Gargoyles; one of my favorite races. Although I'm not sure i have nailed their looks yet. Any ideas on how to make them nastier would be much appreciated. The limbs seem to be oddly unaccounted for.
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« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2009, 07:30:17 PM »

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yeah, i was sorta frightened when i saw your campaign but then i realized you were going in quite a different direction. smile

Er, yeah. I meant pre-apocalyptic was in line with Eschaton, which is really in regards to the Tinkering thread. To be honest, I had forgotten it was your subtitle, even after reading most of the first post.

And yeah, I'd say our take on dying world syndrome is pretty different.

Speaking of which:

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enjoy the Gargoyles; one of my favorite races. Although I'm not sure i have nailed their looks yet. Any ideas on how to make them nastier would be much appreciated. The limbs seem to be oddly unaccounted for.

It took me a minute to realize you meant you updated an earlier post. You might consider posting new material at the end, then editing into the beginning once you've gotten feedback (so anyone following isn't constantly re-reading to see what's new).

Description looks pretty good to me, if sometimes worded a little oddly. Adding a break between paragraphs can make it easier to read, too.
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« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2009, 05:11:07 AM »

Well, the updates are pretty stand-alone. So i upgrade it with a new country, or a new race, etc. So they should be possible to find? Most other setting threads seem to get by fine with posting into the main thread? But i can post it twice if you reckon it helps.
Anywhere, there are details on two countries, 1 thaumaturgy, 1 faith and 3-ish races. Some of it never posted. So help on individual parts would be desirable.
What sentences did you feel were oddly worded?
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