What is your favorite Fantasy universe, and why is it inferior to the pic related?
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.
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.
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.
It is not
Witcher is in my second place tho
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.
So much background lore holy shit.
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.
Wasn't she basically an elven kwisatz haderach?
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.
A heart of gold.
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.
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.
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.
>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.
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.
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.
Because it only had one game.