Theme Proposals Jun 9, 2004 2:18:32 GMT -5
Post by OmniWyvernil on Jun 9, 2004 2:18:32 GMT -5
Fine, but what's to stop the sci-fi people from conquering the world by forcing its leaders into submission? They may be few, but with a few displays of power, they could easily convince a few warlords that they are gods or something else. The Spanish did it in the Americas - what's to stop an enterprising pirate from doing it there?
This question might be true of a medieval, low-magic world. However, it might prove interesting as to what would happen if they landed on a high-magic world where everyone knew at least a few spells. If the technological army hadn't encountered magic before, it might be hard for them to counteract it.
This is considering what forms of magic are available. If we want to keep this system flexible (allowing any form of RP to be played on it), several forms of magic should be viable. For instance, if the godlings were present, would they be the only characters with access to magic? On the same vein, if true gods no longer exist in this world, would divine magic (DnD style) be absent, or would the godlings be able to grant spells to worshippers in lieu of the actual gods? The actual form of magic might differ from world to world, however.
As for ideas, maybe there's some sort of magicial source which covers the entire universe. The apocaylpse may have damaged parts of this source, dividing the worlds into low-magic and high-magic areas. Alternatively, there might be some central magicial source where magic is stronger the closer you get to it.
With this, there can be worlds with magic, technology, or both in place. People from high-magic worlds might be able to travel to different worlds as well (either through some sort of incredibly difficult teleportation spell or a magic-powered ship of some sort that can traverse wormholes).
Just adding my ideas here. These really depend on how common magic is in this world (commonplace to those with the knowledge, restricted to certain beings such as godlings, or differing from planet to planet).