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What-If game

Post by Solarius » Thu 12 Apr 2012, 00:40

Here's a fun game: Come up with a potential alternate history scenario, and then leaves it to the next player to tell what happens next. The next player does so, and then comes up with a new scenario for the next person.

First: What if Napoleon won his wars?
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Post by Micamo » Thu 12 Apr 2012, 01:13

Solarius wrote:First: What if Napoleon won his wars?
1. He'd have choked to death on an olive pit and nothing would have changed.

2. He'd have advanced french science so far under his rule that brain-in-a-jars become possible and all the universe is ruled eternally by his immortal benevolence.

Next: What if Hitler... was a gerbil?
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Re: What-If game

Post by Celinceithir » Fri 13 Apr 2012, 13:14

Through political machinations, he would have set about the mass killing of hamsters, only to be eventually toppled by a coalition of chinchillas, squirrels and guinea pigs.

What if Germany had won World War 1?
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Re: What-If game

Post by Solarius » Fri 13 Apr 2012, 13:23

Celinceithir wrote:Through political machinations, he would have set about the mass killing of hamsters, only to be eventually toppled by a coalition of chinchillas, squirrels and guinea pigs.

What if Germany had won World War 1?
There would have probably been an independent Ukraine. Eastern Europe would generally fall under German influence. There may be a civil war in Austria-Hungary. Totalitarianism and Fascism in France would probably get a boost. You may see earlier Indian independence with some extra German help.

Next: What if the Song dynasty defeated the Mongols?
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Re: What-If game

Post by Torco » Fri 03 Aug 2012, 20:53

Russia would not have become a unified nation-state later on, and remained as feudal and fractionalized as Italy and Germany; thus not experiencing a broad October revolution and the Cold War would not have happened; this, in turn, would have kept socialism as an impracticable idea everyone likes in principle, as opposed to a synonym for totalitarian hell, and Reaganism would have never existed. Therefore, Reagan is the Chinese's fault. Damn Song and their whimpy inability to kill the mongols.

next up: the nazis developped the atomic bomb in 1941
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Re: What-If game

Post by Solarius » Sat 04 Aug 2012, 00:57

Torco wrote: next up: the nazis developped the atomic bomb in 1941
They drop it on London and Moscow, and force the war to end, with some significant territorial gains. 30 years later, the Americans and Soviets have reverse-engineered the bomb, and Germany is beginning to crumble due to domestic and foreign pressure.

Next:What if King Leopold II died in 1870?
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Re: What-If game

Post by Lambuzhao » Sat 04 Aug 2012, 03:52

Celinceithir wrote:Through political machinations, he would have set about the mass killing of hamsters, only to be eventually toppled by a coalition of chinchillas, squirrels and guinea pigs.
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Re: What-If game

Post by Keenir » Mon 06 Aug 2012, 06:28

Solarius wrote:Next:What if King Leopold II died in 1870?
His successor screws up the Congo worse than Leopold II could have. The only remotely positive thing to emerge from the frakked fracas, is a creole which is the vehicle for a peace Esperanto could only dream of.

Next: the Hawaiian Islands are not united under any of their monarchs.
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Re: What-If game

Post by Batailleur » Mon 06 Aug 2012, 14:55

Keenir wrote: Next: the Hawaiian Islands are not united under any of their monarchs.
The US conquers them even easier than before.

What if the fascism became popular in the early 20th Century instead of communism?
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Re: What-If game

Post by Click » Mon 06 Aug 2012, 16:36

There would be a fascist equivalent of Soviet Union.
What-if: There are no Indo-Europeans.
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Re: What-If game

Post by Batailleur » Mon 06 Aug 2012, 16:42

2-4 wrote:There would be a fascist equivalent of Soviet Union.
What-if: There are no Indo-Europeans.
If the Indo-European did not exist then the conlanger would create him. (similar to that Voltaire quote)

What if Europe never developed metalworking?
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Re: What-If game

Post by Torco » Mon 06 Aug 2012, 22:00

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how could europe never develop metalworking? what agricultural urban civilization doesn't develop metalworking? that's like asking 'what if people lived inside camels!'. possible, but looks anthropologically VERY unlikely.
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Re: What-If game

Post by Keenir » Tue 07 Aug 2012, 01:48

Batailleur wrote:If the Indo-European did not exist then the conlanger would create him. (similar to that Voltaire quote)

What if Europe never developed metalworking?
The Incas are conquered by rope-counters with lincoln-log(ish) ships.


Next: the Pope declares Hildegard's new language to henceforth be the official language for the Church and the people.
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Post by ABC » Sun 14 Oct 2012, 13:23

Next: the Pope declares Hildegard's new language to henceforth be the official language for the Church and the people.
Then, protestants declare all constructed languages to be satanic. However, Catholic traditionalists are all conlangers.

Next: Archimedes invents electricity.
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Post by Creyeditor » Sun 14 Oct 2012, 14:00

ABC wrote: Next: Archimedes invents electricity.
He killed himself in the bathtub with a hairdryer, and it took the human race another 500 years to find out about the Archimedes' principle and density and stuff. That's why the europeans did never use gold as a currency, but enormous heart shaped shells. This slowed down the economy, which made the catholic church prohibit electricity because it makes "addicted and sinful". Nobody ever invented the Otto or Diesel motor, electricity was used to secretly store energy. In consequence europe was conquered by the chinese people, which invented an engine that is powered by black gun powder. So in modern Europe we would speak a chinese language with a Indo-European substrate. The only others language would be members of the Basque family or the Uralic family. The americas were conquered by the Papua-New-Guinea people which stole some inventions from the chinese, who never moved eastwards or southwards, because of their expansion towards europe. The result is a very interesting language mix in America, because in contrast to our America, the Papua-New-Guinea people never hunted down the original inhabitants.
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Next: What if Malcolm X never became member of the Nation of Islam?
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Post by Yačay256 » Tue 20 Aug 2013, 01:05

Creyeditor wrote:Next: What if Malcolm X never became member of the Nation of Islam?
The NOI would go the way of "the Noble" Drew Ali's Moorish Science Temple: Just another irrelevent cult started by another con man. However, Malcom X instead becomes a Communist instead. Without rapid anti-white bigotry and weird pseudoscience to putrify his name, he becomes even more important than in real life. Consequently, MLK never gains much importance and the Sixties are even more radical than in reality, with a militant uprising of poor people, women, and people of color being led by Malcom X, leading a frantic LBJ to invade Brazil, after the 1964 coup fails, in a vain attempt to get people to rally around the flag. However, this too fails, as the situation back in the USA deteriorates so much for the old order that the new president Richard Nixion, declares martial law and sends the National Gaurd to crush the rebellions. However, not long after this is made public, the People's Republic of China and the new Plurinational Republic of Brazil cease recognition of the USA and instead recognize the rebels' provisional government, while the USSR recognizes neither. This leads to a desperate United States government attempt to use nuclear weapons against its own people but, at the critical moment, the US goverment's own military revolts against it. The revolutionaries, now armed with overwhelming military superiority, encircle the United States Capital while the remaining US loyalists make their last stand. The White House is stormed and, as Nixon attempts to escape into hiding via Air Force One, he is grabbed down by a revolutionary, is given a short trial by the revolutionary and is then shot. And thus Malcom X becomes the first chairperson of the new country for, as the age of the United States of America falls, the American Peoples' Union arises.

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