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(TFT) Non-planetary worlds (was P.O.E. attacks and economics)
From: Pasha and or Rick Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> It has been years since the last 'dungeon
> crawl', mine is a political campaign. And in that
> dungeon crawl, the PC only got tiny amounts of
> money. Typically my players don't get wealthy
> until they gain a fair bit of political influence.
I love your description of your campaign. When can I join?
When are you moving yourself and all your players to
the Twin Cities?
> Ha! I've felt that way about the X-Files for
> years! I have mapped well beyond the current area
> of my campaign (the observable world is a bowl an
> estimated 600,000 km in diameter so I have not
> detailed it all yet. There are a number of powerful
> story arcs that is driving the campaign forward.
Wow! 600,000 km? The only fantasy campaign that I've seen
that's bigger was my friend's Wraith World. It was a
slightly scaled-back Ring World: only 100,000 miles wide,
rather than the 1 million miles of the Ring World. And
therefore only about 200 times bigger than yours. It was
a Chivalry and Sorcery campaign. I had one of my favorite
wizards there, Gerhard Malquad. He was travelling with
another wizard, whose goal was to circumnavigate the ring.
In the course of a year of play time, we made it about
This brings up an interesting topic.
How many campaign worlds out there are not planets? Please
give us a description of your non-planetary worlds.
My campaign world (Lorimyr) is a flat plane about 20000 miles
on a side. Its form is based on ancient ideas about the
Earth: flat, surrounded by the spheres of the heavens where
the planets are affixed to individual spheres, and Aristolean
laws of physics operate.
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