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What is your favorite Fantasy universe, and why is it inferior to the pic related?
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>>44726012
Well, my favorite is indeed the Witcher's universe. Got to know it like 15 years ago through a Polish friend who was a great Sapkowski fan and occasional DM.
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>>44726297
Hope the upcoming RPG is good and has a big emphasis on preparing and not on the fly potion drinking and oil applying.
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>>44726012
I love world of Westeros and Essos, but no magic, monsters and cool witchers, so yeah, inferior.
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>>44726012
the witcher is not all that good of a universe, it's just very original. As far as setting either plansecape or WoD if moder fantasy counts
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I like it a lot, though i don't know if it's my favourite, as i don't like casting "one favourite". If all fantasy worlds were to perform the same function it would be possible, but they aren't.

BUT it's certainly better than any world i know that was created for gaming (i know Witcher was not, but this is /tg/, so gameworlds are a special interest). Seriously, any "generic fantasy" D&D setting, Warhammer fantasy, Dragon Age world, everything is so far inferior. Glorantha is one i can think about that comes close.

Though it has some problems.
Illogical linguistics
Existence of scientifical knowledge and technologies not possible for industrial age (dwarves are actually reciting chemical formulas of minerals with use of modern, atomic elements while stupid humans believe in air, water, earth and fire)
And many other strange insertions "for the lulz" of material that mostly is unfitting in the general vibe of the setting.

But i'd still rather play an rpg in Witcher world that any other i know.
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The Slavic fantasy thread
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>>44726012
Nosgoth from Legacy of Kain.

It is not inferior.
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>>44726430

>Westeros
>No magic or monsters.

Have...have you read the books? There are dragons and plenty of mages/priests.
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>>44726692
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>>44727097
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>>44726692
Hey Poland! Wiedźmin - Gra Wyobraźni will never be translated, R Talsorian forever.
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>>44727143
You came to the wrong neighborhood, anon - I'm Russian
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>>44727184
Close enough.
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>>44727190
They dislike each other, or so I thought.
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>>44727243
Technically, they share a border, so they probably do.
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>>44727266
What about the Ukraine? That's not all controlled by the Rus yet, is it?
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>>44727485
Kaliningrad Oblast, on Poland's northern border.
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>>44727104
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>>44727523
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>>44727573
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>>44728041
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>slavs
Euugh
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>>44726473
>it's just very original.
Really?
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>>44728058
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>>44728101
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>>44726012
I like Eberron
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>>44726012

But anon, the Witcher *is* my favorite universe.
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>>44729187
Okay, and how is it inferior to the Witcher universe?
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>>44729236

I honestly can't say the Witcher universe is inferior to the Wither universe, because instead of potentially ruining the setting with a non-Geralt series they're releasing the entire thing as a tabletop game.

Summer can't come soon enough, I want to make a Witcher and fuck some shit up.
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>>44726012
my homebrew is no place for Witchers
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>>44726012
>Edge Chronicles verse
>inferior to anything
>inferior to le polish not batman of many scars

laughing_phraxknights.jpg
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>>44727060
Also the new Nosgoth game is actually fun if you LET THE DROWINING MEN JUDGE YOU
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Sort of off topic, but did any more work ever get done on that Witcher - A Game of Imagination translation?
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>>44726012
But that is my favorite fantasy universe.
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Glorantha, and its inferior because.... Nope can't do it glorantha beats out the witcher in literally every way.
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>Lordran/Drangleic
>inferior to a setting that doesn't even have Brohart of Jugo or Lucatiel

If only I could be so grossly _____wrong
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>>44726012
My favorite is Wahibbly Fabibbly. It's inferior to the Witcher because it's Age of Nigmar now, and units get bonuses if you suck dicks before battle.
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>>44727184
> implying Russia won't make another grab for Poland at some point
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It is not
Witcher is in my second place tho
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>>44729740

Poland? Nah.

They're aiming for Germany, Finland and Sweden, which are becoming browner and more Muslim every year.

And if there's one thing Russians are actually good at killing, it's brown and/or Muslim people.
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>>44726012
Middle Earth, and it's 10 times better than the Witcher universe.
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>>44726012
Diskworld isn't inferior at all.
I do enjoy the Witcher though.
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>>44726012
Ivalice

So much background lore holy shit.
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>>44726692
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>>44729809
BROTHER
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>>44726692
The vast majority of the fantasy in the Witcher universe is Grimms' Fairy Tales with divergence from cliche retelling coming from character perspective and slight changes in context rather than worldbuilding.

The creatures and characters that aren't subject to being transferred wholecloth just have different names, or the same name but from a different language.

The Witcher universe is also kind of ruined by the Witcher Saga itself. Fuck Ciri.
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>>44729838
do NOT talk about my cute and beautiful daughter like that
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>>44726012
Warhammer the old world.
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>>44729838
Wasn't she basically an elven kwisatz haderach?
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>>44729852
She's awful in the book. Seriously
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>>44729770
>>44729862
Who here /Empire/?
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>>44729883

The books are not canon.
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>>44729907
U wot m8?
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>>44729956
they aren't. the atcual games are standalone stories loosely based on characters and themes from the books, not adaptations.
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>>44729987
Wouldn't that make the games not canon?
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>>44729996
Games are better than most of the story in books.
Also only Season of Storms is not canon
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>>44729907
Shame. Book Ciri is lesbian.
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The Witcher is pop-fantasy, like Shrek.
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>>44729809

But a lot of that lore is kinda boring beginning with FF12, and everything after 12 is kind of bollocks. Then again, I may've missed any especially recent material that's been released.

The Lucavi are fucking marvelously developed and implemented in every major incarnation, however. If they weren't just beating a dead horse by the War of the Lions, the rebirth of Saint Ajora would have probably been a relatively good thing if only to unit humanity in pissing on the Occuria. Pretty sure that wasn't necessary by that point, though, and also the Lucavia are dicks.

The beauty of your image is that Vayne is in the same boat. Doing potentially the right thing, but also a huge cockface.
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>>44726012
The Lord of the Rings.

Shit, I can't think of a way why it's inferior. You win this round, OP!
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>>44729690
>Boletaria

A heart of gold.

>Lordran

Grossly incandescent.

>Yharnam

Intoxicating.

>Drangleic

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/7581163
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>>44730023

A character's sexuality does not make the failure of the material in which they appear any more or less of a shame.
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>>44726012

What makes The Witcher's setting so apparently good? I am unfamiliar with it.
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>>44730232
everything in this post is correct
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>>44731141
Its based on the different folklore than most other settings
Also moral grayness to the max
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>>44731141

The fact the people in the West are unfamiliar with Slavic folklore, so it feels refreshing to them. Being a Slav myself, I don't find it particularly good or interesting.
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>>44731311
>>44731413

It seemed like pretty typical fantasy to me, honestly. Maybe with a few particular aesthetic considerations. Overall, though, it's got elves, dwarves, halflings. Dryads get to be their own race despite just being a type of nymph, but... I don't really get the praise in this thread.
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>>44729649
Well said anon
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>>44731141

DAAAAAARK VEANGEANCE!

Like seriously, it's dark but not convoluted like a lot of dark fantasy gets, so if someone kills someone you know, you go find and kill them, if someone takes your shibblebibble, you get it back.
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>>44732693

It's very cynical in that regard; things are necessarily bad or even getting bad, but people are still motivated by self-interest and that often causes people to suffer for it.
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>>44726012
I also happen to be a huge fan of the Witcher universe. It's the only fantasy setting that has really inspired me.
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>>44726012
I like the world of my little pony, and it's inferior because it's a cancerous show with a cancerous fan base.
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>>44728083
Yes.
Mixing polish folklore with the standard Tolkein stuff hasn't really been done before on THAT large of a scale.
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>>44726012
I'm glad it's R. Talsorian.

Frankly, CD Projekt Red could have done a LOT worse. This could have turned out to be another property jumping on the FFG bandwagon, or another Modiphius system game.

Or, god forbid, fucking Pathfinder.
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>mfw I'm trying to make a setting where Not!Europe is mainly Dutch/Holland(with other countries in there too) in an effort to reconnect with my roots.

I don't even know what I'm doing. What are some things I should look into?

I take heavy inspiration from Warhammer Fantasy and the Witcher.
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Pic related has to be one of my favourite settings of all time, though I haven't read any of the books in ages.

When it comes to metaphysics, my favourite setting is probably Dark Souls. The actual world itself is full of all sorts of neat stuff but it's not very fleshed out (action focused game, after all). The setting really shines in regards to the creation myth, the signifigance of fire, the powers of light/dark/life/death, what sets gods apart from humans, that sort of thing.

I also really like Berserk's setting. It's almost exactly what I like out of fantasy - pretty mundane in most places, but with some inhuman things lurking about, and magic being a rare and powerful force. I'm not very fond of 4 element magic but the way magic works in Berserk, with different spirits and depths to the spiritual world has been pretty influential in how I like to do magic when I worldbuild.
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>>44730127
>Doing potentially the right thing, but also a huge cockface.

That describes every other character in XII.
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>>44731141


>>44731413
This is a pretty big part of it, I loved reading about the Striga and fighting it in the first game.

Part of the reason why people like Witcher so much has to deal with alot of RPGS in Vidya being shit lately while Witcher has done a pretty decent job.
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Dragonlance, and its inferior to the witcher if you're an idiot.
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>>44726012
Because it only had one game.
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>>44729996
I think they are distinct canons. So both is correct.
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>>44726012
Because no matter what I say, the answer is rigged due to your massive bias. :^)
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