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Old 08-03-2015, 12:31 AM   #161
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In the far future, elves, cat girls, golems, bipedal wolves and more battle with swords and sorcery...except the "sorcery" isn't. Sorcerers are people who are able to communicate with nanotech. Clerics are people who are able to communicate with the uploaded intelligences occupying Deus, a planet-wide computer . Wizards are the people who seek out, study and carefully hoard the surviving scraps of TL 11-13 technology. And the various races that now occupy the world were created as living toys during the decadent last days of humanity.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:54 PM   #162
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Age of dragons: A world war 2 setting where the world has always had a variety of species of dragons as wide and as varied as the how to train your dragon movies, except humanity has never made a vehicle stronger than that of a dragon. Basicly it's WW2 era warplane movie but with dragon riders instead of pilots.
So a world with gunpowder and electricity, but not the internal combustion engine.
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Old 08-03-2015, 04:15 PM   #163
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So a world with gunpowder and electricity, but not the internal combustion engine.
He didn't say that. Just that "vehicles" (and he probably means "airplanes") weren't stronger than dragons, not that engines didn't exist at all. Which is easy enough to postulate, since dragons can be arbitrarily tough. Especially in the early war period, the planes weren't all that powerful, either.

There might be an interesting story there. Suppose dragons were more powerful than early warbirds, but less powerful than later ones. As with so many things, technological development in the war threaten to make the traditional dragon-riding knights of the air obsolete. There might be nations with natural dragon resources that have an early advantage, only to be overcome by technological powerhouses. (Something like Japan-US in the Pacific.) Or internal struggles within a nation as to which path to take. Or a quantity-versus-quality choice (analogous to those difficult-to-manufacture Spitfires in the Battle of Britain).
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:25 PM   #164
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So a world with gunpowder and electricity, but not the internal combustion engine.
They have the internal combustion system, it's just that dragons are really, really powerful, more than any weapon we could make even today, so they pretty much put a saddle with a turret on them and have someone ride them rather than build an airplane.
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:25 AM   #165
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They have the eternal combustion system...
If that isn't a typo, it sounds like something that would make interesting changes to economics.
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Old 08-04-2015, 05:59 AM   #166
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They have the eternal combustion system
If that isn't a typo, it sounds like something that would make interesting changes to economics.
Except that it's so hard finding Eternals to combust. They're not fond of being made into fuel, as you can imagine.
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Old 08-04-2015, 06:17 AM   #167
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If that isn't a typo, it sounds like something that would make interesting changes to economics.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:52 PM   #168
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If that isn't a typo, it sounds like something that would make interesting changes to economics.
right sorry, that was meant to be internal
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:15 AM   #169
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Operation Monster:

This is a monster hunters campaign composed entirely of monstrous PC's. As mundane humans are outclassed by monsters (generally humans should be limited to 200 points or less), the government has assembled a task force of monsters to fight back.
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:06 PM   #170
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Operation Monster:

This is a monster hunters campaign composed entirely of monstrous PC's. As mundane humans are outclassed by monsters (generally humans should be limited to 200 points or less), the government has assembled a task force of monsters to fight back.
In other words, Hellboy.
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