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The Alternate Universe of Everything

Post  Slag on Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:51 pm

This is the setting for my Continuous Internal Adventures. Basically, it's a justification for absolutely everything that could ever need to be justified. I have basically stripped it down to the simple idea behind it all, and I invite you to invent interesting stories from the universe, since anything I did would be entirely Sue-ish since I've pretty much lived in this alternate world my entire life.

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Re: The Alternate Universe of Everything

Post  Armok on Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:52 am

That's your fabled CIA setting?

I guess it's better than most scif out there, and I enjoy those occationaly so I don't really have the right to complain... but I'm still disappointed.

There are a bazillion things wrong with it, but they all boil down to one central point: with that tech available, every problem mentioned would be trivial to solve in a vastly better way than you depict them being solved. You don't even have the normal excuse of not realizing it since you do state sue-like and god-like powers explicitly.
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Re: The Alternate Universe of Everything

Post  Fniff on Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:22 am

So I decided to create a story within this universe that is slightly comedic noir. You guys think this looks good? Critique would be great.
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Re: The Alternate Universe of Everything

Post  Slag on Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:36 am

Armok wrote:There are a bazillion things wrong with it, but they all boil down to one central point: with that tech available, every problem mentioned would be trivial to solve in a vastly better way than you depict them being solved. You don't even have the normal excuse of not realizing it since you do state sue-like and god-like powers explicitly.

The issue with the sue-like and god-like powers is that absolutely everyone has access to them, and violence between two gods tends to either be scaled down or end up ripping swaths through massive sections of the universe. It's not like the people can just straight up out-god each other, for various reasons. The Council's able to keep a hold through sheer numbers plus the intelligence and ability to act in ways that don't piss everyone off, using precision and cleverness to maintain the peace in a sane and nondestructive manner. There's also the fact that despite everyone being 'gods' there's been no real development to move people away from dependence on some form of physical body in order to interact with the world, and even with the amazing levels of technology, everything's still destructible and the way the 'godly' abilities work are dependent on technology that's often hampered by armor. With the offer of immortality, people are quite a bit less willing to get themselves killed on the front lines anyway, so battles are often fought with cloned or mass-produced soldiers who are forced to fight.

I guess I left out a lot of important information.

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Re: The Alternate Universe of Everything

Post  Dsarker on Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:19 am

Perfect idea for a Cthulhu-esque story.
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Re: The Alternate Universe of Everything

Post  Sean Mirrsen on Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:27 am

Funny thing is, the Multiworlds still allow for this universe to coexist with any number of others. By extension, the fact that the universe shenanigans haven't resulted in some all-consuming negative space wedgie by this point can be chalked up to the actions of your friendly neighborhood multiverse explorer.
He doesn't interfere with anything that doesn't threaten the multiverse though (usually, at least), so you may as well consider him to not be there.

And very interesting universe you have there, Slag. Indeed makes for great "playground of the gods" kinda scenarios, and a way for any ridonkulous things to happen without affecting anything of importance. I might try to cook up an interesting plot for it, if I ever feel inspired.
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Re: The Alternate Universe of Everything

Post  Dsarker on Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:13 am

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Re: The Alternate Universe of Everything

Post  Armok on Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:30 am

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Re: The Alternate Universe of Everything

Post  Slag on Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:58 am

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1weGdrLGB9lZFRlsqeumHXT4lo1jiUTF1DggxpWE4Stw/edit

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