Shared World Anthology: Worldbuilding stage one

2 years ago | Alexander.Hollins (Member)

Alright, results are below, as well as a link to a refined based level world survey.

12 people answered the survey
Sci fi and fantasy both received 11 votes
Nautical: 2 :(
Modern recieved 7
Alt history: 4
Romance: 3
Humor: 5
Superhero: 5
Other 5: suggestions were for 2: horror/weird, hardboiled noir, 2: post apoc , and modern fantasy. I consider some of those more setting than genre, which will show in the survey.

most people want to distribute for free, 7, and 6 were cool with the idea of selling for a cost on Amazon/ect to split amongst the writers as royalties with a chunk going to WFG. I hate hate hate the idea of getting work from people without paying them, but I do also love the contributive spirit and desire to stump for WFG and each other's serials. Several people left free form comments in regards to wanting to focus on bringing more attention to the world of online serials, and WFG in particular. I think we'll revist that one once we actually have a final product.

please, start us on the next step! (i also emailed the link to everyone that has filled out survey one so far! )

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  1. nippoten (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Honestly, I'm really exited to see where this goes.

  2. Psycho Gecko (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    I'm personally not that big of a fan of most post-apocalyptic stuff. Not that I'm against Fallout. I've spent way too long in New Vegas, leaving a trail of decapitated Legion assassins behind me. Which is not as bad as it sounds. One playthrough, I made it a point to decapitate particularly tough enemies after they died, if they still had heads.

    My problem is that they tend to blend together after awhile. In at least one thing I've played, there are tons of post-apocalyptic scenarios, almost all of which involve the fantasy kitchen sink's worth of races, including cyborgs, demons, angels, nekos, werewolves, and vampires. It gets old after the fifth one.

    Lately, I've more got a certain underworld preference in mind, thanks to spending some time with Payday 2 (criminal underworld) and Secret World (hidden layer of the world where all conspiracy theories are true). The ship thing gave me an idea, though. Something like Babylon 5 or Deep Space 9. They tended to have stronger stories since they weren't all "story of the week" like Star Trek. Then again, the format of all these short stories wouldn't be too bad for a ship journeying around, doing various things.

  3. GeneralRincewind (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    So guys, I made a discord server for the anthology.
    Discord is cool, and I want to get some discussion going. Polls and surveys are all excellent ideas, but it's not nearly as much fun as arguing :-).

  4. GeneralRincewind (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    So I had an idea for a world. It's a world with the same tech level as ours, but with a single sci-fi concept. A easy to manufacture commonly available lasergun that fires lasers that when they intersect with any solids, they "explode" into a black basketball sized sphere that anihilates any matter inside it. The societal, economic and military consequences of that would be pretty interesting to explore. Like would society splinter and become more rural as criminals with instakill highly powerful guns destroy cities? How would the military look? The police? The regulations? The geopolitics?

  5. GeneralRincewind (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Sorry, forgot to set the link to never expire:

  6. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    I'll hop on, but i'm not fond of discord, the layout bothers me. it does have some good features for this kind of building though.

    PG, i had very similar thoughts actually, which is why I put pirate nautical in the first, and ship in the second. In my case, i was thinking fantasy or steamy setting with a pirate ship and a tortuga like base as the two main settings. but exactly, the ship is a great central point for lots of stories, both other people interacting with the ship and stuff that happens between people ON the ship.

  7. Stable (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    A fantasy world with a matrix-style otherland laid over it? I've got chills, they're multiplying...

    The Archive Of Unusual Events
  8. unice5656 (Moderator)

    Posted 2 years ago

    I strongly suggest a different chat than Discord for world-building, as Discord might as well be called Discard in terms of the ability to search your chat history a few days back (unless they've made some major updates since the last time I used it).

  9. GeneralRincewind (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Suggest then.
    EDIT: I'm not really sure, what we could use other than discord. HipChat? Slack? Raw IRC?

  10. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Wow, when i said random words, y'all are random all right!

  11. Shaeor (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    This should be fun!

    CHOSEN SHACKLES The screen is running static. Face your shadow.
    DIRGE The light is dying. Hold your breath and go gently.
  12. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    If Chris is cool with it, and we dont over clog the feeds, Im good with keeping stuff here. Honestly, for those that aren't up to platform jumping, I plan on mas dummping any chat from other sources here as well.

  13. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Hey all, heres a log of the current discord discussion, I'll add more to it now and then.

  14. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    forgot to put the link in.

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