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Doctor Strange inspired sorcerer empire setting

The Dark God

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Hey Mothefuckers I am back and more active lately on the site, its been a while and so I am going to drop my latest idea on you guys.
The idea is for a setting inspired by two of my favorite comic characters Doctor Strange and Wong.

Rules are simple.

You can post as many facts about the setting as you want.

You can't contradict a fact that another poster has posted but you can expand on what others have said.

If you feel that something is not a good idea to include, you can ask the person who posted it to remove it or edit it.

If someone asks you to remove something you added, you don't have to do so. However, if you want to keep it you should either edit it to fix whatever problem it had or write an explanation to justify its inclusion.

Please do not post spam. Put some effort and thought into your facts before you post them.

You do not have to be completely serous and some silly ideas are fine, but please avoid adding in outright joke posts.

You may not add anything that breaks the setting or does not fit with what has already been posted. For example, if everyone else is only adding stuff to one planet or one galaxy, please don't add in an entire galactic empire that wasn't mentioned before. Obviously everyone will have a different view of what does and does not break this rule, as long as you try to get what you add to fit the rest of the setting it should be fine.



In the setting you have two magic systems as it were, Sorcery is the Art through use of symbols, words and gestures of channeling the power of extra dimensional forces and such called Aspects, Aspects can be thought of as living abstractions of cosmic principles, sentient cosmos, Mystic Gods of their own dimensional metaphysics. Gods of Magic you might call them for laymen speak and Sorcery is the Art of Invoking these vast energies of a seething realm of the arcane and occult beyond mortal sight to empower spells and cast supernatural reality altering might.

Sorcery bonds the Mage to the Aspect and then harnessing the powers of that Aspect they cast the Black Fire of Drakoth the World Devouring Hellhound!!!! And yes, you have to say that. Using Sorcery is manipulating the domains of Aspects to produce effects based on the themes and concepts that compose this Being of pure Power. Aspects bond with Sorcerers because when a Sorcerer casts a spell in their Name, they grow in power based on the strength of the Sorcerer, in return for letting these Mages harness their energies a Aspect gets some metaphysical weight you might call it, each casting of a spell is like that Sorcerer brought their stock prices up and really good Sorcerers for this analogy by enforcing their metaphysics on reality can give prestige to the brand name of that Aspect. If this sounds very weird and strange, Aspects are beings of concept and occult symbolism, they are not exactly normal in their needs and goals.

Though in turn a Sorcerer that fucks up a spell or losses power lowers the force of a Aspect compared to others of its kind. Sorcery is divided into Circles of Power with each holding a certain rank of Aspect, at the highest you have the Imperial Circle of the great Magi houses who have the power to obliterate cities with words, forge wonders, craft cities of dreams and nightmares and so on. As you can imagine a Sorcerer getting a good array of Aspects to bond to and Aspects Sorcerers to use for their metaphysical power grabs on their own turf is quite important.

The second system is Mana, which is Life Force here and can do anything, it can take on any trait, propertie and or attribute you can think of. Its a highly adaptable form of inner energy, but there is a catch. For one it moulds itself around the beliefs, desires, emotions and Will of those who use it.
Two it requires cultivating and mastering the Flow of energy throughout the body via extreme physical stress and mental discipline
Three it requires physical expression through a fighting style
Four you have to develop and perfect the Techniques for it, say you wanted something like super saiyan right? You can get that but you have to create it first
Fifth is that the power of Mana not counting the fact you have to practice and learn how to use it is in the factor of Will, the stronger your emotions, inner philosophy, larger then life persona is the more powerful the Mana.
So Mana can do a lot of things but its more focused in what it does on the individual level then a Sorcerer though it does reinforce the bodies of anyone who uses it, being about Will it also provides a resistance to Sorcery though its not full proof depending on the power and skills of the Mana Cultivator vs that of the Aspect Sorcerer.
Also really great for living a long time.
 

Parris

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Dude you are literally the only one active here. In fact, none of the people you mentioned bothered posting and responding as they aren't interested and/or busy.


Like triple post bump dude? Come on. And I am busy so I really can't help.
 

The Dark God

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Dude you are literally the only one active here. In fact, none of the people you mentioned bothered posting and responding as they aren't interested and/or busy.


Like triple post bump dude? Come on. And I am busy so I really can't help.
That is somewhat the issue.
Eh dead thread is dead thread.
 

beast_regards

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Is this suppose to be Earth, or some fantasy universe, or it is explicitly multiversal setting (Marvel actually is), and if multiversal, what are Sorcerers in the multiverse? They aren't rulers, those would be entities who gives Sorcerer power. Are they Priest-Kings? (well, Sorcerer Kings, but it is used elsewhere) Or are they Guardians (of the multiverse)? Messagers to entities beyond mortal ken? Or just incredibly powerful troublemakers?
 

The Dark God

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Is this suppose to be Earth, or some fantasy universe, or it is explicitly multiversal setting (Marvel actually is), and if multiversal, what are Sorcerers in the multiverse? They aren't rulers, those would be entities who gives Sorcerer power. Are they Priest-Kings? (well, Sorcerer Kings, but it is used elsewhere) Or are they Guardians (of the multiverse)? Messagers to entities beyond mortal ken? Or just incredibly powerful troublemakers?
Fantasy verse
As for Sorcerers? Some protect the cosmos from Great Evils, others rule with a iron fist over entire worlds, some spread messages and philosophy from Beyond the mortal realms and still others just do as they will and bring chaos and discord for good or ill.
Depends on the Aspects they Invoke and their connection they have developed with them.
 
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beast_regards

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Fantasy verse
As for Sorcerers? Some protect the cosmos from shall Great Evils, others rule with a iron fist over entire worlds, some spread messages and philosophy from Beyond the mortal realms and still others just do as they will and bring chaos and discord for good or ill.
Depends on the Aspects they Invoke and their connection they have developed with them.
I see. It varies then.

Now, question is, how different this setting is from Magic the Gathering and Sorcerers from planewalkers?

I understand that planewalkers aren't necessarily D&D Warlocks as Sorcerers in this setting seems to be, but in principle, settings seems to be very similar.
 

The Dark God

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I see. It varies then.

Now, question is, how different this setting is from Magic the Gathering and Sorcerers from planewalkers?

I understand that planewalkers aren't necessarily D&D Warlocks as Sorcerers in this setting seems to be, but in principle, settings seems to be very similar.
It's a lets make thread
I just made the magic systems up for others to have as the start of this let's make.
 

The Dark God

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Post and forget threads aren't really contributing to anything, really, it's true both on SB and here.
Would you like a more detailed thread?
I have done those before.
They are too long and no one posts anything on them.
Heck I even made one with demon summoning nercomancer dwarfs and dragon blooded demigod mortals AND solar powered jungle vampires.
I got zilch except for one guy for a response.
 

beast_regards

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Would you like a more detailed thread?
I have done those before.
They are too long and no one posts anything on them.
Heck I even made one with demon summoning nercomancer dwarfs and dragon blooded demigod mortals AND solar powered jungle vampires.
I got zilch except for one guy for a response.
I am not fan of Let's make the setting thread done on Spacebattles, mostly because they aren't actual brainstorming, just post and forget thread, and ideas dropped in it won't be ever used for actual story and setting, thus it feels entirely pointless.

I am not against brainstorming actual attempts to create something, or pitch ideas, it is fairly easier that write actual story myself (and doesn't require someone checking for grammar and stylistic errors), so it you try, I can have a look and react - but I respect it is ultimately your setting (and potentially your story) so I will ask what you plan for it.

As for wackiness of the setting ala "solar powered jungle vampires" it doesn't matter, if you want setting to have a certain level of wackiness, you can make it so.
 

The Dark God

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I am not fan of Let's make the setting thread done on Spacebattles, mostly because they aren't actual brainstorming, just post and forget thread, and ideas dropped in it won't be ever used for actual story and setting, thus it feels entirely pointless.

I am not against brainstorming actual attempts to create something, or pitch ideas, it is fairly easier that write actual story myself (and doesn't require someone checking for grammar and stylistic errors), so it you try, I can have a look and react - but I respect it is ultimately your setting (and potentially your story) so I will ask what you plan for it.

As for wackiness of the setting ala "solar powered jungle vampires" it doesn't matter, if you want setting to have a certain level of wackiness, you can make it so.
Well I could repost that OP here for you to take a look if you wish in a new thread and want to see a story I am doing?
 

beast_regards

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Well I could repost that OP here for you to take a look if you wish in a new thread and want to see a story I am doing?
If you have thread here, and it is not locked, I can give it a look if you want, even react there.

Is it the setting that pretty much looks like Exalted Wyld? Because I've looked into that one, and it seem to run into dead end.
 

The Dark God

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If you have thread here, and it is not locked, I can give it a look if you want, even react there.

Is it the setting that pretty much looks like Exalted Wyld? Because I've looked into that one, and it seem to run into dead end.
Reboot
I will let you take a look by inviting you to the PM.
Its the Legends of Bal.
 

beast_regards

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Reboot
I will let you take a look by inviting you to the PM.
Its the Legends of Bal.
I won't reply to the PM, there is no point in actually triggering a lot of people who don't want to be in the discussion, I will reply here instead....

Actually, it's fair story. It's not best, but it is fair, why it is not posted elsewhere? Or is it posted, and you didn't get any reaction? Did you tried different forums?
 

The Dark God

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I won't reply to the PM, there is no point in actually triggering a lot of people who don't want to be in the discussion, I will reply here instead....

Actually, it's fair story. It's not best, but it is fair, why it is not posted elsewhere? Or is it posted, and you didn't get any reaction? Did you tried different forums?
It's a character sheet backstory mostly and the PM has no triggering issues?
Mainly Just waiting for Surfer to finish reading it.
 

beast_regards

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It's a character sheet backstory mostly and the PM has no triggering issues?
Mainly Just waiting for Surfer to finish reading it.
Should count as story.

Some people may not like it, but it is valid idea for the story.

Assuming there is no actual porn involved - and there doesn't seems to be - I would try to post in on SB where lot of people may potentially see it. Albeit for SB, I would suggest asking their mods for approval before posting.
 

The Dark God

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Should count as story.

Some people may not like it, but it is valid idea for the story.

Assuming there is no actual porn involved - and there doesn't seems to be - I would try to post in on SB where lot of people may potentially see it. Albeit for SB, I would suggest asking their mods for approval before posting.
I could post the chapters on here?
As in the creative writing section of Frozen in Carbonite.
 

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