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    Default Introducing Planegea, a Stone Age setting for 5E

    Hi all! Long time reader, first time poster, so I hope I'm doing this right.

    For the past year or so, I've been working on a prehistoric campaign setting for 5E, built on kinetic action, primordial horror, and kinetic action. It's a world where the planes of existence haven't separated yet, where proto-gods are still developing, where kraken cults and Stone Age lava vampires vie for power in a raw, rugged land. It's a world where elves are half-dream, dwarves are half-stone, full of shamans and sorcerers, druids and barbarians, where the clanfire is sacred and the wilderness is ever-shifting and ever-hungry.

    If that sounds appealing to you, take a look at the quickstart guide I've put together: Whispers of Planegea.

    I'd love to know what you think!
    Last edited by smrvl; 2021-02-04 at 11:22 AM.

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    Default Re: Introducing Planegea, a Stone Age setting for 5E

    Link's broken, you're missing the colon after https.
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    Oh man, THANK YOU!! Fixed.

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    Default Re: Introducing Planegea, a Stone Age setting for 5E

    This looks super interesting! I am just starting to look through it but like the flavor; have you been able to playtest in the setting yet?
    Currently worldbuilding Last Haven: a setting formed on a titan's corpse! If you have a moment, I would love your feedback!

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    You're welcome. I've given it a look over and it seems really good. I was actually planning on creating a stone age setting myself one of these days, and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. I really like the themes, how the setting feels, and how the races and regions are portrayed. While the doc itself is polished, it gives the impression of a rough hewn, barely held together land rife with conflicts, horrors, uncertainty, and mysteries that even the wisest don't know the full extent of. I have some questions, but something tells me that they're intentionally left vague for people to dig into on their own (and for possible "splatbooks" later on if you feel like expanding on things).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam113097 View Post
    This looks super interesting! I am just starting to look through it but like the flavor; have you been able to playtest in the setting yet?
    Yes!! I've actually run two one-shots in the setting, and there are a bunch of people running campaigns there right now, thanks to a pretty thriving Discord. It seems to work really well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aniikinis View Post
    You're welcome. I've given it a look over and it seems really good. I was actually planning on creating a stone age setting myself one of these days, and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. I really like the themes, how the setting feels, and how the races and regions are portrayed. While the doc itself is polished, it gives the impression of a rough hewn, barely held together land rife with conflicts, horrors, uncertainty, and mysteries that even the wisest don't know the full extent of. I have some questions, but something tells me that they're intentionally left vague for people to dig into on their own (and for possible "splatbooks" later on if you feel like expanding on things).
    I'm glad you like it!! Yeah, this is just the cut-down version of a 343-page setting book I've created that'll be Kickstarting later this year. Most things have about 10x as much information as shown in this document, while others (like the Hounds of the Blind Heaven) are left purposefully unexplained, exactly as you suggested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smrvl View Post
    Yes!! I've actually run two one-shots in the setting, and there are a bunch of people running campaigns there right now, thanks to a pretty thriving Discord. It seems to work really well!
    That's great! I think I'll check out that discord! How were the Black Taboos in actual play? I am curious about how "No number after nine," "Writing is death," and the lack of currency impacted actual play. They really piqued my interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam113097 View Post
    That's great! I think I'll check out that discord! How were the Black Taboos in actual play? I am curious about how "No number after nine," "Writing is death," and the lack of currency impacted actual play. They really piqued my interest.
    Great question! For the games I've run, I've really enjoyed them as a way of introducing ambiguity (it's many hours from here, you see many enemies), and as a way of creating unusual problems to solve (how do we interpret these messages that aren't writing?). There are a lot of people who prefer to nix the Black Taboos and run the world without them—it works both ways, depending on where the fun is for your table!

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    This looks cool from what I've read so far
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