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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    RogueGirl

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    Default Non-linear community world building

    Edited to remove the restriction to include Magic the Gathering cards!

    Hi everyone!

    Inspired by my past world building games I would like to try some non-linear community driven world building with Magic: The Gathering cards.

    I was imagining the following:

    We create together a world history by posting new entries in a timeline in a non-chronological fashion, meaning you can create new "Events" or "Scenes" before, after or between existing events, to set up something new to flesh out something already posted, create a backstory for an existing thing, or establish something completely new.

    With the caveat that every Event or Scene you post has to be inspired by a Magic: The Gathering Card. You can interpret your card as you want: you may take inspiration from the art, the flavor text, the mechanics or the name to set something up in the emerging world. You can pick your card or use the random card feature to draw a couple of cards until you find one that inspires you.

    Mechanically this means:
    1. We have a list of Scenes or Events you can edit, by inserting your Scene anywhere you want. Highlight your new scene in bold red (and revert everything else back to normal black). In order to keep this manageable, this also means your scene should be just one or two sentences long (keep it short!).
    2. Before the description of your Scene you post a link to a Magic the Gathering card in the Gatherer so people can check it out easily. This might look something like this:

    Our History
    • The Beginning
    • Llanowar Reborn: The First Forest starts to grow from a seedling that survived the destruction of the World Before
    • The End


    Which would be our starting point for the game! Feel free to post anything you want, this is free for all. Just copy the complete History from the previous post into your answer and start to have fun (just no back to back posts)!

    EDIT: I am dropping the Magic Card restriction. From now on you can just create a new event without the need to link to a Magic card. If you want you can still do so or link to something else that inspired you but it isn't necessary!
    Last edited by Wasp; 2019-09-13 at 06:19 PM.

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    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    AssassinGuy

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    Default Re: Non-linear community world building with Magic The Gathering cards

    Oh, Microscope style! I dig it.

    Our History
    • The Beginning
    • Llanowar Reborn: The First Forest starts to grow from a seedling that survived the destruction of the World Before
      Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief: The Vampire Tribes, who long ago established their independence after a lengthy revolution, refuse to return to rejoin the former nations despite attempted annexation, and threaten a second Shadow Wars as a result.
    • The End

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    Default Re: Non-linear community world building with Magic The Gathering cards

    I'm in!

    Our History
    • The Beginning
    • Llanowar Reborn: The First Forest starts to grow from a seedling that survived the destruction of the World Before
    • Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief: The Vampire Tribes, who long ago established their independence after a lengthy revolution, refuse to return to rejoin the former nations despite attempted annexation, and threaten a second Shadow Wars as a result.
    • Abhorrent Overlord: Archmage Abagor, used a blood ritual that fed off the lifeblood of a thousand slaves to steal the power of one hundred demons. Thus began the Dark Empire and the Blood War.
    • The End
    Come check out my setting blog: Ruins of the Forbidden Elder

    Inspired by LudicSavant, I am posting deities: Erebos, The Black Sun

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    Colossus in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Non-linear community world building with Magic The Gathering cards

    Neat.

    Our History
    • The Beginning
    • Llanowar Reborn: The First Forest starts to grow from a seedling that survived the destruction of the World Before
    • Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief: The Vampire Tribes, who long ago established their independence after a lengthy revolution, refuse to return to rejoin the former nations despite attempted annexation, and threaten a second Shadow Wars as a result.
    • Forsaken SanctuaryThough the Second Shadow War never fully errupts, the border lands are utterly devastated by vampiric raiders. In the wake of the devastation, most refugees turn away from the gods who did not help them and the great temples fall into ruin.
    • Abhorrent Overlord: Archmage Abagor, used a blood ritual that fed off the lifeblood of a thousand slaves to steal the power of one hundred demons. Thus began the Dark Empire and the Blood War.
    • The End
    "Après la vie - le mort, après le mort, la vie de noveau.
    Après le monde - le gris; après le gris - le monde de nouveau.
    "

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    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Lizardfolk

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    Default Re: Non-linear community world building with Magic The Gathering cards

    I don't know magic the gathering stuff....
    We're all just humans who like other humans... or we don't...
    What am I?
    I am me, and will continue to be me, as hard as I can.
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    Colossus in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Non-linear community world building with Magic The Gathering cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard_Lizard View Post
    I don't know magic the gathering stuff....
    You don't have to, for this. At all.
    "Après la vie - le mort, après le mort, la vie de noveau.
    Après le monde - le gris; après le gris - le monde de nouveau.
    "

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    Bugbear in the Playground
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldan View Post
    You don't have to, for this. At all.
    cool. Then I am in.
    We're all just humans who like other humans... or we don't...
    What am I?
    I am me, and will continue to be me, as hard as I can.
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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    RogueGirl

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    Default Re: Non-linear community world building with Magic The Gathering cards

    Yes, this is inspired by Microscope - without any of the restrictions *g*. We'ss see how that works out...

    And yes, no knowledge of Magic is needed. The cards are only there for inspiration.

    Our History
    • The Beginning
    • Llanowar Reborn: The First Forest starts to grow from a seedling that survived the destruction of the World Before
    • Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief: The Vampire Tribes, who long ago established their independence after a lengthy revolution, refuse to return to rejoin the former nations despite attempted annexation, and threaten a second Shadow Wars as a result.
    • Forsaken SanctuaryThough the Second Shadow War never fully errupts, the border lands are utterly devastated by vampiric raiders. In the wake of the devastation, most refugees turn away from the gods who did not help them and the great temples fall into ruin.
    • Abhorrent Overlord: Archmage Abagor, used a blood ritual that fed off the lifeblood of a thousand slaves to steal the power of one hundred demons. Thus began the Dark Empire and the Blood War.
    • Abzan Advantage: The Eastern Kingdoms take advantage of the raging Blood War between the different Vampire factions inside the Dark Empire and free the vampire occupied lands East of the Ironwood Mountains
    • The End
    Last edited by Wasp; 2019-09-02 at 06:02 PM.

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    Default Re: Non-linear community world building with Magic The Gathering cards

    Here's an addition

    Our History
    • The Beginning
    • Llanowar Reborn: The First Forest starts to grow from a seedling that survived the destruction of the World Before
    • Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief: The Vampire Tribes, who long ago established their independence after a lengthy revolution, refuse to return to rejoin the former nations despite attempted annexation, and threaten a second Shadow Wars as a result.
    • Forsaken SanctuaryThough the Second Shadow War never fully errupts, the border lands are utterly devastated by vampiric raiders. In the wake of the devastation, most refugees turn away from the gods who did not help them and the great temples fall into ruin.
    • Abhorrent Overlord: Archmage Abagor, used a blood ritual that fed off the lifeblood of a thousand slaves to steal the power of one hundred demons. Thus began the Dark Empire and the Blood War.
    • Crystal Seer: Deep in the Ironwood mountains, a celebrated Oracle predicts that a great empire will fall once an army crosses the Ironwood mountains.
    • Abzan Advantage: The Eastern Kingdoms take advantage of the raging Blood War between the different Vampire factions inside the Dark Empire and free the vampire occupied lands East of the Ironwood Mountains
    • The End
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    Last edited by Lleban; 2019-09-02 at 10:27 PM.
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    Colossus in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Non-linear community world building with Magic The Gathering cards

    This is turning into a very dark world.

    Our History
    • The Beginning
    • Llanowar Reborn: The First Forest starts to grow from a seedling that survived the destruction of the World Before
    • Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief: The Vampire Tribes, who long ago established their independence after a lengthy revolution, refuse to return to rejoin the former nations despite attempted annexation, and threaten a second Shadow Wars as a result.
    • Forsaken SanctuaryThough the Second Shadow War never fully errupts, the border lands are utterly devastated by vampiric raiders. In the wake of the devastation, most refugees turn away from the gods who did not help them and the great temples fall into ruin.
    • Abhorrent Overlord: Archmage Abagor, used a blood ritual that fed off the lifeblood of a thousand slaves to steal the power of one hundred demons. Thus began the Dark Empire and the Blood War.
    • Crystal Seer: Deep in the Ironwood mountains, a celebrated Oracle predicts that a great empire will fall once an army crosses the Ironwood mountains
    • Abzan Advantage: The Eastern Kingdoms take advantage of the raging Blood War between the different Vampire factions inside the Dark Empire and free the vampire occupied lands East of the Ironwood Mountains
    • Winter OrbPressed hard by the renewed Ironwood campaign, Abagor takes desperate measures and uses one of the artefacts of the first creation, the Winter Orb, to usher in the Long Night.
    • The End
    "Après la vie - le mort, après le mort, la vie de noveau.
    Après le monde - le gris; après le gris - le monde de nouveau.
    "

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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    RogueGirl

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    Default Re: Non-linear community world building with Magic The Gathering cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldan View Post
    This is turning into a very dark world.
    Well, a tiny bit maybe...

    But the fun is de to the non-linear nature we can also create very light areas. We do not have to pick up on the wars if we don't want to and instead introduce a period of progress and peace or create something at the other end of the world.

    I think it's entirely possible to introduce some light. Not everything has to be about those wars but of course it's also fun to pick up the threads of the posters before you. Therefore I#ll try to turn the Long Night into something more postive... through Werewoves

    Our History
    • The Beginning
    • Llanowar Reborn: The First Forest starts to grow from a seedling that survived the destruction of the World Before
    • Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief: The Vampire Tribes, who long ago established their independence after a lengthy revolution, refuse to return to rejoin the former nations despite attempted annexation, and threaten a second Shadow Wars as a result.
    • Forsaken SanctuaryThough the Second Shadow War never fully errupts, the border lands are utterly devastated by vampiric raiders. In the wake of the devastation, most refugees turn away from the gods who did not help them and the great temples fall into ruin.
    • Abhorrent Overlord: Archmage Abagor, used a blood ritual that fed off the lifeblood of a thousand slaves to steal the power of one hundred demons. Thus began the Dark Empire and the Blood War.
    • Crystal Seer: Deep in the Ironwood mountains, a celebrated Oracle predicts that a great empire will fall once an army crosses the Ironwood mountains
    • Abzan Advantage: The Eastern Kingdoms take advantage of the raging Blood War between the different Vampire factions inside the Dark Empire and free the vampire occupied lands East of the Ironwood Mountains
    • Winter Orb: Pressed hard by the renewed Ironwood campaign, Abagor takes desperate measures and uses one of the artefacts of the first creation, the Winter Orb, to usher in the Long Night.
    • Moonlight Hunt: Unforseen by Abagor, the Long Night not only strengthens the Vampires but also allows the Moon Elves to use their magic to bring back the banished Werewolves from the Gloaming Wild and send them against their old vampiric enemies
    • The End


    EDIT: I am dropping the Magic Card restriction. From now on you can just create a new event without the need to link to a Magic card. If you want you can still do so or link to something else that inspired you but it isn't necessary!
    Last edited by Wasp; 2019-09-13 at 06:20 PM.

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