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Stormonu

Legend
In the near future, after a disaster with a particle accelerator, faerie has once again been merged with Earth. The disaster first awoke sleeping dragons in the deep earth, who vented their rage on the world above. This triggered the return of King Aurthur, who in the time of need merged Avalon back with our world. Now, three generations later, play begins on a world once technological but now seeped in magic. Sentient AI and its robotic kin have found a home in Africa, while Europe has become a bastion of the Twelve Peers of the Eldritch Blade, with an immortal King Arthur at its head. Former Russia has crowned a draconic Mordred* as its ruler, while Qin Shi Huang has been released from his slumber to return the Chinese realm (and beyond) to its former glory. North America has become a technoarcane bastion of a mixture of high technology and magic under the guiding hand of Merlin and his council of mages (who gives a nod of fealty to the Twelve Peers), while South America has returned to a botanical garden in the coils of Quetzalcoatl and his returned saurial space lords. Even Australia is filled with wonder, home to the shifter races known formerly as lycanthropes and their kin.

* As it turns out, Arthur, Mordred and Merlin were actually dragons, who took mortal form in ancient days.
 

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Whizbang Dustyboots

Gnometown Hero
DnD is missing a proper Chilvalrous Knights and Castles campaign, so a bit of Arthurian Romance with a heavy dose of Fae enchantment, old gods v the New Church etc etc.
WotC is putting out a second (or third?) set in Eldraine, their MTG setting that checks these boxes. It seems like an obvious candidate for conversion, if they ever start doing MTG/D&D books again.
 




In the near future, after a disaster with a particle accelerator, faerie has once again been merged with Earth. The disaster first awoke sleeping dragons in the deep earth, who vented their rage on the world above. This triggered the return of King Aurthur, who in the time of need merged Avalon back with our world. Now, three generations later, play begins on a world once technological but now seeped in magic. Sentient AI and its robotic kin have found a home in Africa, while Europe has become a bastion of the Twelve Peers of the Eldritch Blade, with an immortal King Arthur at its head. Former Russia has crowned a draconic Mordred* as its ruler, while Qin Shi Huang has been released from his slumber to return the Chinese realm (and beyond) to its former glory. North America has become a technoarcane bastion of a mixture of high technology and magic under the guiding hand of Merlin and his council of mages (who gives a nod of fealty to the Twelve Peers), while South America has returned to a botanical garden in the coils of Quetzalcoatl and his returned saurial space lords. Even Australia is filled with wonder, home to the shifter races known formerly as lycanthropes and their kin.

* As it turns out, Arthur, Mordred and Merlin were actually dragons, who took mortal form in ancient days.
I like this, but WotC, or most other publishers, would never touch this. Too hard to avoid stereotypes, cultural appropriation, and all sorts of appearance of bias etc. (Oh, how come Moscow got blown up my Modred but Tel Aviv is some pseudo paradise?) Better to just keep fantasy far away from reality.
 

The world is a spinning cylindrical spaceship, with a sun down the middle.

Gravity is by centripetal force. Airships ply the low grav heights, unable to ever land because of the gravity gradient. The fastest way to the other side of the world is striaght up (flying around the sun, of course). The steep gravity gradient allows for flying races in the heights.

Resources are limited. Mining is dangerous (if you delve too deep you hit vacuum!).

The world is deliberately kept in ignorance and at a low tech level by the crew of the ship. The inhabitants believe that crew members are gods, or at least the servants of gods due to their (high-tech) powers. There aren't enough resources to support a high-tech civlisation, so the crew are in an impossible position, forced to opress the passengers on the ship.

The long-term goal of a campaign could be to learn the truth about the world.
 


J-H

Hero
New setting? Right now, I'm considering "fixing" dinosaurs (I feel they are too weak) and a setting where dinosaurs are the major beast threat seems interesting. It'd probably be a points of light setting, and would need a lot of technologically primitive sections, although you could also have a few cities with magitech and maybe guns. Dinos would survive on HP, AC, and mobility, plus special attacks.

I think you'd cut down on the playable species, and some elements like illithid, heavy fiend/celestial presences, and "dragons sleep with everything" would not fit any more.

On the other hand, Alley Oop had time travel.
 

Tales and Chronicles

Jewel of the North, formerly know as vincegetorix
The world is a spinning cylindrical spaceship, with a sun down the middle.

Gravity is by centripetal force. Airships ply the low grav heights, unable to ever land because of the gravity gradient. The fastest way to the other side of the world is striaght up (flying around the sun, of course). The steep gravity gradient allows for flying races in the heights.

Resources are limited. Mining is dangerous (if you delve too deep you hit vacuum!).

The world is deliberately kept in ignorance and at a low tech level by the crew of the ship. The inhabitants believe that crew members are gods, or at least the servants of gods due to their (high-tech) powers. There aren't enough resources to support a high-tech civlisation, so the crew are in an impossible position, forced to opress the passengers on the ship.

The long-term goal of a campaign could be to learn the truth about the world.
I had the idea today of working on a medieval fantasy ring world ala Halo that was created by a forgotten race fleeing the death of their prime plane. The ring is slowly decaying and the mad machines trying mindlessly to keep it working are seen as divinity.

Some part of the Ring are result of twisted terraformation. Most of the monsters are mutated version of the first inhabitant mutated by parasitic alien life (star spawns).

Some kind of mix of Darksun, Dead Space and Halo.
 

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