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    Default Twitter World Challenge

    This is not partially about a of world ruled by small birds. Rather Also, this is a challenge to come up with a description for a campaign that is limited by Twitter's 140 character maximum. I'm having a hard time (as always) creating my own setting, so I'm hoping that some of these can help provide the inspiration to both myself and others to make something truly unique for the players. Since the descriptions can't be detailed, two people can use the same description to create very different worlds.

    Also, feel free to comment on whatever you find.

    The rules of the challenge are as follows:
    1. You may only have 140 characters or fewer in your description.
    2. It must be coherent.
    3. You may provide a brief name for the setting, outside of the 140 character limit, but you do not have to.


    EXAMPLE:
    Grey vs Gray vs Black

    Two nations connected by archipelagos. One has the Sublime Way while the other has Magic. A new evil erupts from the ocean during their war.
    Last edited by Kazemi; 2013-06-26 at 10:52 PM. Reason: Thanks, Grinner...

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    Minimalism, yes.

    An art dealer contacts our heroes, archaeologists, secretly, to betray their organization and sell him artifacts which unlock a weapon.

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    In a world ruled by small birds, mankind cannot help but wonder how this state of affairs came about.

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    Trapped in a lightless prison of a world, and armed only with the seeds of life and the warmth of eachother. Yet they survived, and thrived.
    A gracious thanks to Bradakhan for the avatar, and Time Walk's card artist, Amy Weber.

    k: ar k ar a rkar k ar k r a kr k a rk r kar k rar kr !

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    The dragons rally the people of the world to fight strange winged humans invading to "free the dragon's slaves." What's a slave?

    People begin to notice the land is changing, slightly. But after many months, it begins looking more and more like a nightmare.

    The emperor and all his "advisers" from dozens of conquered lands vanished. The empire is fracturing, new alliances are forming.
    Proudly without a signature for 5 years. Wait... crap.

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    The Fantastical Land of Gil
    The Wizard of Oz books as written by Terry Pratchett and directed by Hayao Myazaki.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zap Dynamic View Post
    Ninjadeadbeard just ninja'd my post. How apt.
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    Default Re: Twitter World Challenge

    First, here's a semi-relevant joke;

    "Why doesn't George R.R. Martin have a Twitter? Because he killed all 140 characters!"

    Anyway....
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    The world is dead. The only thing that survived the catastrophe were those things that were even deader.

    A world that mixes Greek and North American myths; Gorgons rule the western forests as Wendigos roam the southern winter-wastes.

    A lost world exists amongst another; a forgotten chain of islands holding a race of dino-people who believe they should have died long ago.

    The gods quiver with fear as the Original Ruler of Hell mobilizes all the fiends under one banner. A great force awakens in Mount Celestia.
    Last edited by LOTRfan; 2013-06-26 at 11:24 PM.
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    Starfall
    In a world without the divine, stars fall from the sky. These "gods" will grant anyone power for servitude, upsetting the world's balance.

    Onyx-pected Aftermath
    Now littered with onyx, the decimated Kingdom struggles to survive against a surge of necromancers and a new extradimensional "Soul Market".

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    I'd like to suggest a new rule:

    4. It must be distinct. Don't be so vague that it could apply to anything: e.g. "Some heroes go on an adventure in a fantasy world." Your goal shouldn't be to make the description as short as possible, but to pack as much interesting detail as possible into 140 characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuc Xac View Post
    I'd like to suggest a new rule:

    4. It must be distinct. Don't be so vague that it could apply to anything: e.g. "Some heroes go on an adventure in a fantasy world." Your goal shouldn't be to make the description as short as possible, but to pack as much interesting detail as possible into 140 characters.
    I see where you're coming from and wholeheartedly support it, but I consider it so obvious that I can't bring myself to edit the original post for it

    Holes
    Portals of various sizes begin to appear across the world, leading to different planes, far away lands, and many, many complications.

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    Ancient Lands
    A world in which new Kingdoms of elves and dwarves are rising and tribes of humans and orcs live in the wilds. Also giants and dragons.
    We are not standing on the shoulders of giants, but on very tall tower of other dwarves.

    Beneath the Leaves of Kaendor - Writing Sword & Sorcery
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    One I've had for a while and have been meaning to write up.

    The Empire of Masks
    Invention but no innovation. The old steal younger bodies and are identified by ornate masks as they forever refine existing technology.
    Evil round every corner, careful not to step in any.

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    Forbidden Forests
    The Council of Mages attempts to recover after the Master of Necromancy decimates the Elven capital, flooding the forests with evil.

    Also, I just realized how easy it is to combine these.
    Last edited by Kazemi; 2013-06-29 at 11:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjadeadbeard View Post
    The Fantastical Land of Gil
    The Wizard of Oz books as written by Terry Pratchett and directed by Hayao Myazaki.
    You make me sad because this doesn't exist.

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    After Life
    Needs few, room sparse. Sleep dreamless, waking dim, lonely. Other chamber round, where snoring beyond two of five handleless doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elricaltovilla View Post
    You make me sad because this doesn't exist.
    It's in my sig.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zap Dynamic View Post
    Ninjadeadbeard just ninja'd my post. How apt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOTRfan View Post
    The world is dead. The only thing that survived the catastrophe were those things that were even deader.
    Ooh, that's creepy. A party of undead PCs saving the world from entropy would be awesome!

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    The “Glorious Terran Empire” uses an army of robotic Warforged and genetically engineered Halfling supersoldiers to subjugate the Grell homeworld.

    (No Magic, Low Psionics)
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    Generations have foretold of a great war with an unlikely adversary. We spent years preparing for it... but nobody expected it to be potted plants.

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    Ancient nature spirits make pacts with undead to save the balance of life and undeath.

    Earth Elementals dig many tunnels threatening to sink the surface world into oblivion.

    Daring Outlaws unite to assassinate all the worlds major leaders while twirling evil mustaches.

    A monkey becomes sentient and enlists the aid of animals to conquer the orcs homeland.

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    The world shattered. The planes bled into one, and now chaos rules. Yet life persists, different, but unfazed as it returns to it's roots.
    Fantastic avatar by Akrim.elf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deploy View Post
    Generations have foretold of a great war with an unlikely adversary. We spent years preparing for it... but nobody expected it to be potted plants.
    OK, now I can't stop thinking of Sprouting Phytohydras going out of control

    Ascension
    Each nation's ruler has a marvelous gem embedded into a prized possession. It is revealed that those who collect all 13 will become gods.

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    Bloodshed breaks out as epic magic fails to be the nuclear deterrent it was meant to be, and now two post-colonial superpowers enter a Great War.

    The goblinoid way of life is disrupted as an aspiring warlord abolishes the racial caste system. Surviving traditionalists invade a nearby land to create a new home

    A crumbling dwarven empire is the only thing that stands between the rest of the world and the hordes of monsters that live in a vast underground complex known as The Pit.

    An Orc alchemist rises to godhood after mutating a group of dire boars into an anthropomorphic (and sapient) race of worshippers.

    Fenrir has been unshackled, and it seems Odin’s final days are approaching. Is it possible to recapture him and delay the Apocalypse?

    A gnome supremacist group patrols the borders between an elven nation and their own. Elves found on the gnomish side are beaten and/or killed.

    As the Great War continues, small groups of Warforged start to pick up the customs and religion of the land they are fighting in. Just how much freedom should be allowed?
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    Manifest Destiny

    No one can go beyond death. Every Ghost that remains, which are all of them are the new upper class. Mortals search for ways to truly die.

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    Islands floating in air, hosting large magic academies each based off a school of magic. Ground Dwellers rebel.
    ARRRRGH, I'm a pirate, ninjas are no match for me, Yargh!
    Also this awesome avatar was done by KillItWithFire

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    Crystals create magical girls. The Asura King wants to steal all the crystals. Asuras are maddened magical girls. All is not what it seems.
    I use black for sarcasm.


    Call me Rose, or The Rose Dragon. Rose Dragon is someone else entirely.

    If you need me for something, please PM me about it. I am having difficulty keeping track of all my obligations.

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    The Shadows of the Kings

    The mortal plane is ruled by colossal Titan Kings, their dukes and counts, ginormous Giants, the serfs – everyone else.

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    A seemingly omnipotent force as the gods hiding (In a giant cathedral bunker the size of a planet), unable to influence the material plane. The gods toys are left for all who can find them, including but not limited to the book which programmed reality itself.

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    What does THIS one do?
    Long ago the Maker hid thousands of strange and counter intuitive magic/cursed (or sometimes both) items in "dungeons". Some still remain.

    Quote Originally Posted by qazzquimby View Post
    A seemingly omnipotent force as the gods hiding (In a giant cathedral bunker the size of a planet), unable to influence the material plane. The gods toys are left for all who can find them, including but not limited to the book which programmed reality itself.
    Come now, that was nearly twice your budget.
    Last edited by Kazemi; 2013-07-05 at 12:53 PM.

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    Swords of our Fathers

    You can't make weapons in this world, but when people die they resurrect as an intelligent weapon somewhere - anywhere.

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