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by sam
Fri 24 Nov 2017, 04:19
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Sharing space with other species
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Sharing space with other species

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by sam
Sun 17 Sep 2017, 16:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The relationship between human souls and decomposition
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: The relationship between human souls and decomposition

This is a really cool idea. What do the priests do exactly? Some process that expedites decomposition? Or ritually cleanse the body while is decays?
Sharad9 wrote:Warriors are given markings by priests that are akin to magic tatoos.
Why doesn't everyone just get these? Too expensive?
by sam
Thu 14 Sep 2017, 15:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ni: A Conworld
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Ni: A Conworld

It's been a while since I've done anything with this world, but I recently sketched out the distribution of the main language families of Ni, on the order of Indo-European or Afro-Asiatic, at about the beginning of History (as opposed to pre-history). Probably not all of these areas are actually com...
by sam
Mon 03 Jul 2017, 19:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ni: A Conworld
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Ni: A Conworld

Well, I've been messing around in Blender and come up with a rough sketch of what the Niotians look like. This doesn't include the membrane/skin between the wing "fingers", because that turns out to be rather difficult, but you get the idea. It's far from done, but I figure a picture is worth a thou...
by sam
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 15:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ni: A Conworld
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Ni: A Conworld

The Niotian City As on Earth, the prototypical Ni city has a wall to mark its boundaries. Because Niotians fly, this wall cannot defend against invading armies no matter how tall it is, so the city wall is seldom higher than a story. Entrances to the city are a small number of portals in the wall, ...
by sam
Fri 12 May 2017, 04:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ni: A Conworld
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Information Dump about Ni

(I collapsed this and the previous post into one. Don't know how to delete posts...)
by sam
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 15:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ni: A Conworld
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Information Dump about Ni

Thanks for the encouragement! This may have been my last chance to think about Ni for the next month or so, but I hope to really dig into some of the prehistory and ancient history (and a few naming languages) in June. Gosh, I hope it won't be quite that bad! I can't think of anything short of bein...
by sam
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 13:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ni: A Conworld
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Information Dump about Ni

I love your ideas! The combination of 'hard' worldbuilding and a sort of magic works surprisingly well. This is great to hear. Well... read. A question: can outflyers travel through time, as well? Can they get sick, old, and die? They can't time travel per se, and may even take longer to get places...
by sam
Sun 23 Apr 2017, 22:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ni: A Conworld
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Information Dump about Ni

I love your ideas! The combination of 'hard' worldbuilding and a sort of magic works surprisingly well. This is great to hear. Well... read. A question: can outflyers travel through time, as well? Can they get sick, old, and die? They can't time travel per se, and may even take longer to get places...
by sam
Sat 22 Apr 2017, 16:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ni: A Conworld
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Information Dump about Ni

Thanks for the encouragement! This may have been my last chance to think about Ni for the next month or so, but I hope to really dig into some of the prehistory and ancient history (and a few naming languages) in June.
by sam
Sat 22 Apr 2017, 04:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ni: A Conworld
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Information Dump about Ni

And I hope you'll keep us fed with tidbits of many different eras of that history! I'm thinking of (eventually...) coming up with stories set around times throughout history when the outsiders have affected the world in major ways. This way, I'll be able to showcase various eras of history from var...
by sam
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 23:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ni: A Conworld
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Information Dump about Ni

I'm so glad you're interested! Those are all good questions, which I haven't quite figured out the answer to. I'll answer as best I can here. What sort of technical level are these people at? Clearly the outflyers have impacted how things developed, so I wouldn't imagine they'd be directly analogous...
by sam
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 18:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ni: A Conworld
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Ni: A Conworld

Edit: This is going to be a thread for all things Ni, and as I come up with information about the biology, technology, culture, etc. of Ni, I will post it here. I am currently teaching myself to draw, so stay tuned for some images of some Niotian folk and fauna. I've worked out some background info...
by sam
Tue 19 May 2015, 01:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Architecture, fashion, and technology for non-humanoids
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Architecture, fashion, and technology for non-humanoids

Oh, so they're six-limbed a la Vishnu, except that the one pair of arms has become wings. Interesting. Do you know the evolutionary history of that?
by sam
Tue 19 May 2015, 01:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Architecture, fashion, and technology for non-humanoids
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Architecture, fashion, and technology for non-humanoids

spears/daggers ties to their feet/ankles - so fishing is a time to practice for warfare (and they provide metaphors for each other) I really like this, thanks. pterosaurs took being hollow-boned to an extreme, which is why they could get the size of small airplanes. How extreme? Were they delicate?
by sam
Tue 19 May 2015, 00:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Architecture, fashion, and technology for non-humanoids
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Architecture, fashion, and technology for non-humanoids

elemtilas wrote:Daine can't fly, and are entirely bipedal.
But:
elemtilas wrote:They too have wings, ... and their wings are long
by sam
Sun 17 May 2015, 22:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Architecture, fashion, and technology for non-humanoids
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Architecture, fashion, and technology for non-humanoids

Is the atmosphere or gravity of your planet different from the Earth’s? I don’t think a tiger-sized animal could fly over contemporary Earth. Hmm, I had imagined it about the same. How big do you think a flyer could get? What about pterosaurs? I don’t think your species would wear clothes. Huh. Ver...
by sam
Sun 17 May 2015, 20:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Architecture, fashion, and technology for non-humanoids
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Architecture, fashion, and technology for non-humanoids

Ideas I've had so far are as follows: "Rooms" could be on several levels with half-stories to move between. Stronghold would be either underground or similar in construction to beehives (heavily armored on all sides, exits are straight down for fast exit but slow, awkward entry). Pants would be abou...
by sam
Sun 17 May 2015, 20:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Architecture, fashion, and technology for non-humanoids
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Architecture, fashion, and technology for non-humanoids

I'm working on a conworld with non-humanoid sapients and am stuck on a few things (details below). If anyone can help me generate some ideas, I would really appreciate it. And feedback on what I already have would be very nice too. Also, if anyone else has a non-human sapient and wants a place to bo...
by sam
Fri 28 Nov 2014, 03:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Geopgraphy questions
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: Geopgraphy questions

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Here's the new continent I mentioned, along with a change to the landmasses on the right, which I think makes more sense with respect to tectonic plates. Thoughts on this version? Should I go ahead and figure out plates now?