Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Not a lot of activity here.
When I set this blog up as separate from my "main" blog, it was intended to foster all kinds of intellectual fermentation on the topic of world building. When we started off we were on fire, then we just kind of stopped. I have to say it has made me wonder if the project is worth doing or if, just maybe, we should scrap the idea that we came up with in 7th grade, and refined slowly, but surely over the course of our adult lives; and just start something new? I don't know, I am tired and I have been sick, and I have a dozen other gaming projects on my plate too.
This blog stares at me every time I post to my other blog and accuses me for not finishing up some bit that I can't make my mind up about, like when was the Necromancer war? How long was the war against the Sidhe Empire? How long did the first Garnian kingdom hold together before Frodia split off? Did Frodia split off before or after Tirnakaur? I think before, because Tirnakaur represents an older Garnian Royal line, but then how long were they united before their succession crisis split them into eastern and western factions? How long did the Sidhe empire rule before the coming of man? We know it was at least 50,000 years, because they acted as preservers for species that died out on earth and, presumably, other worlds. When did the forces of Darkness invade for the first time? When did the first Elves fall and become "Dark Sidhe"? How long were the Dwarves in contact with the Sidhe empire and what did they trade? We know the racial enmity between Dwarves and Elves is caused by the fact that the Elves sealed the gates back to the Dwarven home world, when did this happen? I know why.
Multi-planar war between the forces of Good and the forces of Evil; Men, Elves and Dwarves caught in the middle of it. Halflings too if anyone can give me a good enough reason, hell, I'll even bring back the Gnomes, so the entire 1st edition AD&D Players Handbook will be useful again. Just give me a good reason that doesn't say "They're in the book, so I should be allowed to play one.", I was never a Gnome fan, I used to be a Halfling fan, because I loved the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, but that's a reason to NOT have them here.