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ITT, fantasy/sci-fi settings that would make good RPG settings.

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ITT, fantasy/sci-fi settings that would make good RPG settings.
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Dune, if it wasn't fuck-tarded.

Alternatively, The Teachings of Don Juan for something truly refreshing.

inb4desertfag pls go
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>>255068860
>Dune

Dune's perfect for this since we see so little of the world outside of Arrakis, it would be good as a kind of expanded universe thing.
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Mars or Venus series by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Steven Erikson's Malazan books.
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Whatever you think of BS's writing, he's a great worldbuilder.
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Earthsea series by Ursula K. LeGuin
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Jin Yong's stuff is good.
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Dark Tower, obviously.
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Dune
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To scale.
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A turn-based RPG staring Fafhrd and The Grey Mouser

An action rpg in in the world of Elric of Melnibone
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>>255071368
Since when does /v/ like Halo?
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>>255071410
Halo is gay.
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>>255069589
Is that any good. I really liked his style for the last WoT books but I haven't read anything else by him.

What's it about?
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>>255068514
and you would introduce unreliable narrator into gameplay how?
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B-b-b-back the fuck up, niggas.
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>Ambergris
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>>255068514
>anything fantasy/sci-fi
>good
90% of it is shit.
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>>255071368
>>255071410
have you read that book ? that would be the shittiest RPG ever.
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Uplift cycle by David Bryn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uplift_Universe
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>>255068514
best settings are usually found in manga because their storytelling often hangs upon exposition which is in turn achieved through detailed explanation of world/item mechanics.

tsutomu nihei's work and shingeki no kyojin basically laid out everything for designers. rules of the world carry the narrative.
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>>255068514
Love that series, but I don't think it'd make a good vidya setting. My vote goes to Dune
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Joe Abercrombie's First Law universe.

>there will never be a fighting game based on The Heroes
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>>255072091
>best settings are usually found in manga

Fuck off weeb.
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>>255069174
The thing with dune is, the lore was already kind of ruined by Brian Herbert. They could just pull a star wars I guess, and act like the non-Frank novels don't exist
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>>255071635
I like it, it's a fairly standard epic fantasy.

/lit/ is divided on Sanderson but he seems to be one of the few people around actually trying to write traditional epic fantasy, Rothfuss just does his mary sue harry potter shit, Abercrombie just writes unpleasant, GRRM-lite characters and expects you to like them and GRRM is just, well, GRRM (not that that's a bad thing, before the show everyone loved him).

So yeah, I like Sanderson. The main criticisms of him are that his magic systems are too mechanical (bullshit) and that his characters are too generic (some truth to this). But the worlds he builds are interesting enough to make up for any shortfall in another area.
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>>255071946
>Said the /lit/prole, whilst reading Eugenides, Franzen and other pomo faggot trash

Fact is, if Homer, Virgil and Dante Alighieri came back to life tomorrow, they'd find more in common with your average fantasy writer than they would your average self-indulgent shitlib like Franzen.
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>>255071803
Lapis lazuli masterrace
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WoT
Malazan

They both have cool magic systems

Malazan would probably have better potential though since specific classes would be pretty straight forward
>mage
>claw
>marine
>sapper
>heavy
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>>255072283
best settings for video games because exposition in manga focuses on mechanics.
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>>255072091
>thinking endless exposition is good

Objectively the worst, most hiring way to tell a story
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>>255072446
>Euginides, Franzen
>Pomo
u wot. Besides, I see more hate for Franzen on /lit/ than anything. If anything, they jerk about Pynchon the most
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>>255072593
exposition through mechanics is often good storytelling. you figure out how something works and the writer can invest you further into the story with no need to revisit established notions. and it translates exceptionally well into video games.
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>>255072593
Ugh, that's one of the main things I hate about Anime as a whole. It's like they don't know how to convey emotion in any way other than dialogue. The first half of Attack on Titan was a fucking chore to watch because of this.
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>>255071962

Probably end up being a MOBA or something.
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>>255072765
If you like "literary fiction" and consider it some kind of higher artform, especially scatological crap like Franzen, then you have no right to insult fantasy. Simple as that.

I'll accept fantasy authors as inferior to the likes of the Russians and even Dickens & Co, but people like you have fuck all to be elitist about.
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>>255072951
>ugh
>>>/tumblr/
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>>255068514
the name of the wind
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>>255071803
i lvoe this book series as a kid. one of my favorites. the anime was ehh
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>>255073093

>>>>

>>>/s4s/
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>>255072336
I don't know how anyone could complain about more transparent and explained magic systems. Stormlight is great.

The Knights Radiant class system just begs for RPG or multiplayer gameplay.
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>>255072990
Hey man, don't group me in with them. I like fantasy as much as the next guy. I'm pretty much on your side. I don't really like contemporary "literary fiction" much either
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>>255068514
Shit I just got this book, i'm a few chapters into the shadow of the torturer and it's pretty good so far

Also pic related would make a corker of a game
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>>255073172
>I don't know how anyone could complain about more transparent and explained magic systems. Stormlight is great.

The complaint is that it takes away from the "wonder" of magical systems, but I don't think that's strictly true with Sanderson. Mistborn for example is still full of things that sort of... sit outside the more "mundane" level of everyday magic. Likewise with Stormlight.

It's doubly retarded when they complain about Sanderson but like Abercrombie.
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>>255073550

In what way are Abercrombie and Sanderson alike?
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>>255073718
I'm not saying they're alike, I just find Abercrombie incredibly boring. I tried to like him, really.
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>>255073802

So why is it retarded to complain about Sanderson's magic systems and like Abercrombie?
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>>255072982
RTS
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>>255072332
>act like the non-Frank novels don't exist
THEY DON'T
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>>255074034

Well that's what I thought but then I started thinking about all the named characters who could be Champions.
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>>255074242
It'd just have a hero system ala Warcraft 3 to go with the nameless units. Where you think all those MOBA heroes came from son?
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>>255073915
It's retarded to dislike Sanderson and like Abercrombie because one is very clearly a better fantasy writer than the other, who merely tries to be some sort of even more gritty GRRM.

I also disliked the way it's plainly obvious that Glokta is his Tyrion, and that the narrative implies by backstory that you're meant to feel some sympathy for him. The problem with Glokta is that he's totally unsympathetic, totally transparent and totally two dimensional.
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>>255074128

Yeah right, are you gonna try to tell us there are Star Wars prequels next?
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>>255074343

>The problem with Glokta is that he's totally unsympathetic, totally transparent and totally two dimensional.

lolin, you only read the first book.
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>>255074336
>all moba heroes are from warcraft
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>>255074591
>MOBA heroes are derivative of DotA
>they follow the three ability and ult system of DotA
>DotA stole this from WC3
>the hero system is literally right there in the fucking game
Fuck off retard
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>>255074491
I read the first two, didn't read Last Argument.

Glokta's just fundamentally unsympathetic dude, his motivations are entirely transparent (was tortured, now finds solace in devoting himself to work as professionally as possible) to the point you find yourself questioning whether there's anything more behind it, but there never is, that's the two dimensional part.

Also, unlike Tyrion his internal monologues just make him seem even more loathsome.
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>>255074790

Read the last book and reevaluate that opinion.
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>>255068514
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>>255072446

Except Ovid, Virgil, Shakespeare , Camoes actually know how to write at a genius level, not dissing fantasy authors, But you should look at things from perspective.
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>>255068514


I just want a good Dune rpg before I die. Obsidian, Larian I dont care.
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>>255075231
I do, I don't deny a lot of fantasy is awfully written, and genre fiction can never really stand with the classics prose-wise or in terms of character development.

But it's a lot, lot better than contemporary literary fiction, that's my point.

For the record, sci-fi is generally a lot more poorly written than fantasy imo. Not sure why that is.
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>>255075559
>For the record, sci-fi is generally a lot more poorly written than fantasy imo. Not sure why that is.

Written by autistic STEM types generally I guess. Niven's the perfect example, god damn Ringworld is one of the worst written things about an interesting concept I've ever read.
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>>255071092
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aurWu2DDgHo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sqsZ392DlA
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>>255075776
>>255075559
>engineer wakes up in the middle of the night
>has raging bonor for space all of a sudden
>comes up with idea for a giant craft hurtling through space
>can't stop masturbating to the potential physics fuckery

And thus Rendezvous with Rama was born.
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>>255075559


I get your point as well anon. Fantasy and sci fi can really tap into myth and imagination.


Some really unrecognised authors out there that get lost in the egocentrical fuckfest that life can become sometimes.

I just read recently Stanislaw Lem, Eden. Such a great book.
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>>255075776
This

Fantasy: Written by autistic History nerds.
Sci-Fi: Written by autistic STEM nerds.
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>>255076940
Fantasy/Horror is written almost exclusively by Lit majors
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What are some sci fi or fantasy series that have realistic battles and death like ASoIaF do? Or something thematically similar?
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>>255077659
With a background interest in History from the ones I'm familiar with though.
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>>255077998
Dune is the quintessential example, but there are others that might fit the bill
Foundation
Vorkosigan Saga
Ender’s Game Series
Lensman Series
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>>255072074
I liked the setting.
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>>255071962
>>255074242
>>255074336
>>255074034
Go play Myth and Myth 2. They were basically attempts to make Black Company vidya, heavily based on the books but in a separate IP. And they're fucking amazing.
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>>255079985
http://myth.bungie.org/legends/relics/blackcompany.html
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>>255071783
Good writing?
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