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Civ Design Challange VIII: Fictionland

Discussion in 'Civilization Design Resources' started by SonOfGreatKoya, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. senshidenshi

    senshidenshi Switched the Red and Blue channels

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    Okay, well, uh, what are the conditions for a new prompt? Not sure how broad or narrow I can be, 'Elder Scrolls' or 'Medieval-style High Fantasy', etc...
     
  2. inthesomeday

    inthesomeday Immortan

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    I'd expect based on the first prompt the latter would be preferrable
     
  3. Arison

    Arison Eagerly awaiting Ragnarok

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    Yeah, do something broader than a specific fictional 'verse.
     
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    But if I make it too broad there's no challenge...
     
  5. Arison

    Arison Eagerly awaiting Ragnarok

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    Then focus it a little. I think that this thread is going to reuse quite a lot of old challenges because it can be done.
     
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    Fine, uh...

    Low Fantasy

    Have fun!
     
  7. Arison

    Arison Eagerly awaiting Ragnarok

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    I can do fantasy

    I think

     
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    As my signature might point out, we've landed in the territory of one of my favourite Video Game series.
    I dunno if this civilization even works, but I had fun making it so oh well.
     
  9. inthesomeday

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    Can I do Walking Dead
     
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    I'd say you should keep the Walking Dead for a Post-Apocalypse prompt.
     
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    Natan35 Mayor of St. Natansburg

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    What do you mean by "low fantasy"?
     
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    Low fantasy basically means it's a fantasy story set in a world where fantasy elements are not supposed to occur. Whether it's a fictional world or Earth, it's basically supposed to play by our rules. On the flipside, high fantasy stories typically take place in a fantastical setting. Whenever fantasy elements invade a story that's set on, say, Earth, it's probably low fantasy.

    I'd heavily argue that Fire Emblem is high fantasy rather than low, due to it being in a fictitious setting with magic in the mainstream, and the existence of creatures such as manaketes.
    Also Valm is clearly superior to Regna Ferox

    I'd say it technically fits, but I'd probably need someone a bit more pedantic to confirm.
     
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    I'm going to use TV Tropes' explanation of why Fire Emblem is low fantasy:
    But if you think Fire Emblem doesn't apply, it's okay. I'll just use this civ for a later prompt :)
    Also you're probably right but I can't think of a good Valm design
     
  14. inthesomeday

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    :c5war: The Sanctuary :c5war:
    :c5capital: The Factory
    Negan

    UA: Something to Fear
    Upon first encountering a unit of each major civilization, it takes damage and you gain :c5gold: gold based on its :c5strength: strength. Demanding tribute from :c5citystate: city-states adds influence instead of detracting it.

    UU: Savior
    Replaces warrior. +50% :c5strength: Combat strength against barbarians, and barbarians do not ZOC. +50% Effectiveness when demanding tribute from :c5citystate: city-states after earning first promotion.

    UI: Wall of Walkers
    Unlocked at bronze working. One may be built for each barbarian killed by your civilization and each enemy unit killed on another WoW. Enemy units ending a turn on a Wall of Walkers lose 50 :c5plus: HP, and the tile counts as rough terrain and ZOC for enemies.
     
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    Arison Eagerly awaiting Ragnarok

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    I'm waiting for the Roarhaven under Vaurien Scapegrace or Ireland under Eachan Meritorious.
     
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    In case people don't understand low fantasy, it is any sort of fantastical tale set in the real world. Anything other than that is stepping into high fantasy. Even Keys to the Kingdom or anything from Rick Riordan's mythological books would be considered high fantasy containing our world rather than low fantasy.

    Fire Emblem is high fantasy as it occurs in another world, where magic exists and legendary creatures are merely rare, like the Sumatran rhino. Harry Potter is low fantasy as it is magic that exists in our world. Lord of the Rings is high fantasy as it occurs in another world, where magic exists and legendary creatures are merely rare but still real. Skulduggery Pleasant is low fantasy as it is magic in the real world.

    A very easy way to tell if you are in low fantasy is if magic is kept secret. If the majority of the population believe that magic exists and know it, then it's probably high fantasy. If it's in the real world, then it's probably low fantasy. If it's in a fictional world, it's probably high fantasy.

    Hope this helps people.
     
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    My second idea after Negan was gonna be Rufus Scrimgoeur over the Ministry of Magic, if anyone's flush for ideas
     
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    You could also do Hogwarts under Dumbledore or Umbridge, the Elders under Isis and Osiris or the Lower Elements Police under Julius Root. For anyone who wants to go seriously weird Preacher is classed as low fantasy.
     
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    Walking Dead can be classified as low fantasy, as it exists in our world, but has non-real-world elements. Truthfully, it's a post-apocalyptic story setting, but it can be defined as a low fantastic post-apocalyptic story because the zombies aren't caused by an actual pathogen, but rather by 'something everyone already has' that activates after death to reanimate the body. Could be magic, so able to be stretched to say it's low fantasy.
     
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    Just to be sure, something such as the Portal franchise would qualify as low fantasy right?
     

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