. Welcome to Worldbuilding the Que... err, I mean NES 2a-The Outlands. A simple project derived from another game I am currently running. . Well, somewhat running. . A game of building a world and the life that inhabits it, then progressing into the creation of a civilization within it. Currently, it is still ongoing, but has effectively lost power and is now slowly cruising to a stop. One more update in the development of life within it, then creation of a sentient species,. Then it will be swapped over to a new game overseeing the rise of that civilization. . This game takes place on the same world.. albeit in different place with terrestrial life. The Outer-lands are separated from the Inner-lands, where the first game is still ongoing, by a temporal field of suspended time. But that’s not all, for the inner lands are also encased by a bubble of accelerated time, allowing the process of evolution and development to continue. . The over all goal of these quest is literally in the title of the game. To build the world. To write its history, critical events, and culture of its people. . This was heavily inspired by my NESing days over here on civ fanatics, hence, my shifting it over here for nostalgia sake after I remembered this place. It's pretty much a NES, but with some quest trappings. It's only on the scale of a single city, with players representing families within it. But If it ever manages to get past the stone age, I plan to expand it to competing city states in the old classic fresh start NES style. . The more specific goal of this game is to establishment the first settlements upon this world, in the Outer-lands. To oversee their development and growth, ether to see them rise into nation or to fall into ruin and obscurity. . To start with, you two choices have to be make. The first one, is where in the world you want to start your settlement at. The Inner-lands and their buffer zone have had their area blacked out, but everywhere else is fair game; simply place a dark green spot on the site picked and post the map, or vote for an already posted spot. Spoiler Known world, Outer-lands 10okm pixel scale :  Location of the settlement . The second is what Race this first settlement will predominantly be. Any sentient species that comes from an Earth-like environment can be picked. Humans are the most neutral of choices, but you could pick a fantasy based race like Elves, Dwarves, or Orcs. Or one from a Sci-Fi series like Vulcans, Andorrans, Salarians or Wookies. As long as there is some material I can look up to base it's pros and cons on, and it originates from an earth like world (oxygen/nitrogen atmosphere, earth like gravity, lives on land ect..), it's a valid pick.  Primary species ------------------------- Brief history of the world, from before the game starts. . An unknown entity, likely a lesser god, steals a Divine Tool and uses it to create this world/realm, along with sealing it away from all other Divine beings. Why it did this unknown. . After a undefined amount of time, likely in range of billions of years, five other Divine Beings manage to project their souls past the defenses the unknown entity set up and invade the world. They quickly spread terrestrial life to it and attempted to reclaim the Divine tool. . After a few millions of years of conflict, both sided exhaust their limited resources and a truce is established-- with intent to restart the war once they recover enough to do so. The Inner-lands with the original life has been sealed off from the Outer-lands, which is contaminated by terrestrial life, as part of this truce. . Mortals start appearing some time after, leading to the start of this game. Crystal Reefs: . The only form of native life not pushed out by terrestrial life; they are large masses of crystal-like plants that seem to grow in straight lines in the shallow oceans surrounding various landmasses. Where and when these strange reefs appear seem to be completely random. In areas of warmer waters, these strange lifeforms are often overgrown with more conventional coral reefs, which do not seem to interfere with their ability to survive. ----------------------------- Planet details: 19,700 Km radius, slightly less average density than earth, gravity is approximately 905 of earths gravity. 80/80 magic/anti-magic saturation: Magic exist , but has a very hard time being projected any real distance or causing permanent changes directly. Being able to create a small shower of sparks to start a fire, or a simple divining of the nearest source of water are the most advanced forms of magic currently. Spoiler world map : The heavens and the Moons of the world: The Void Moon: Luna sized moon with a barren, with light green surface that seems smooth to the naked eye. Magic is much harder to use when it is in the sky; Orbits at 100,000 Km Life-bearing Moon "Cornucopia": Roughly half the size of earth, but unusually dense. It has visible signs of supporting terrestrial life even to the naked eye. Orbits at 180,000 km The Crystal moon: Seeming composed completely of semitransparent crystal, this moon that is two thirds the size of Luna refract sunlight extremly well and is quite beautiful to observe. Magic is slightly easier to use when it is in the sky; orbits at 340,000 km The Sun: A small, very compact star less than 1km in diameter. Sustained by magic, it provides the planet with the heat and light in needs to sustain life; Orbits at 400,000 km The crystal sphere: An impenetrable sphere of crystal surrounding the planet and its moons, protecting it from the immaterial void of non-existence. Small imperfection dot the interior of its surface, composed of various materials. it exist 1,000,000 km out from the surface of the planet.