Update: I'd like to get some help on this. I've got descriptions for the sixteen dominant species in mind, but I can't put those descriptions into words that fit the tone of this submission. It's late at the time of writing, but I'll post those descriptions tomorrow, and I'd appreciate some help writing fitting descriptions. Go to Comment
1: The Eldest have the fancy technology, I'll do a bit of a tough up on that'n
2: Should also touch up to clarify, these Gods, while immensely powerful, aren't quite OMNIPOTENT. Their powers have a certain range of influence, and that range does not equal the distance between a planet and its moons. Would probably help to say that the moons can't move any closer, due either to Automated Defenses or Gravity nonsense. Which would work better, do you think? Go to Comment
Yeah, it's not going to be a Sci-Fi setting. Make no mistake, it's Magic making the Technology possible, not the other way around. And, yeah, s'pose Automated Defenses makes more sense, in that I won't have to go in-depth as to how this magic actually WORKS... Go to Comment
Sorry I've been quiet lately, school stuff. But, to answer your questions:
1: Couldn't travel unless you found a piece of Eldest technology, like an airship or something.
2: Yeah, the shards are kept within a certain distance of each other, but not really "close"
3: No, none of the species have any knowledge of any shard aside from their own, save that their world may have possibly been broken in the past. (That's what they've gathered from their legends, anyway)
4: 16000 years would be the "present" day in the setting, though this is all tied in with an idea for a Game that may or may not get made in the future. Heck, if anything, this sub is sort of a way to motivate me to write all of this stuff down.
5: The shards are spaced in such a way that, if they were all to "fall down" toward each other, they'd reassemble into a spherical shape or something. And the moons sit beyond that. As for how Magic is influenced by that... well, it isn't, really. Magic still functions as it did before the world was broken. I'll get into the magic system later. Go to Comment
Man, I was RAISED on games. When I was a baby, mom would help me go to sleep by playing Ocarina of Time with me until I dozed off. My cousin's boyfriend Chris would tell me stories based on his D&D campaigns. From age 8 to 12, my favorite activity with my father was playing Heroscape (it's sort of like a "light" tabletop wargame. Went defunct a few years back, and that makes me sad.) Anyhow, my life's been almost completely saturated with games for about as long as I can remember. Go to Comment
By late afternoon, the sky starts to cloud over. The sun shines behind the fluffy clouds, gilding the edges and showing a Jacob's-ladder of rays streaming through the gaps...very pretty. Gradually the clouds shift into a new configuration: you realize with awe-struck, preternatural clarity that the clouds form a map of a coast-line that you know against the blue sky as ocean: surely it's a Sign! Suddenly, the golden beams coalesce into one long ray that strikes across the blue. A star-like gleam flashes under the ray: perhaps it is an island? But the charts show no island there...who would want to hide an island? Who could do it?