Talk:Age of Titans (3.5e Campaign Setting)

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Wikiworld Inclusion[edit]

You pinged me on bringing this into wikiworld.

First off, I added a new planar type: a cluster. Cluster: A planar cluster is where you have planes that are so close, there is no ethereal plane between them. They actually touch. From a mapmaker's point of view, such worlds are contiguous and cohesive. From the planar point of view, these are still seperate planes, and each area can be under its own influence.

That may or may not suit you.

I see a few ways of integrating. You can break your sections apart into different planes. You can also incorporate them as a planar cluster. This lets you write a cohesive interaction for them, and still be able to to take advantage of Wikiworld's unique features.

(In essence, you can treat them as if they were their own entity, while double-dipping as an entry(s) in the Wikiworld. --Dmilewski 15:09, 11 April 2006 (MST)

Rating[edit]

As creator of this setting, I'd like to know what I can do to increase its rating from 4/5 to 5/5. I'm always looking to improve, and part of the reason I put this up on this site was to get feedback from other people. I promise I won't be offended by criticism, even if I disagree :-) -Banyan 14:47, 9 June 2007 (MDT)

Essentially, I think that this setting does a very good job, and it is one of my favorite on the site. In certain aspects, however, it resembles a detailed outline rather than a fully fledged campaign setting. This is primarily because certain sections contain only the most basic information to make them playable. This works for many DMs, especially those who can generate much of the "fluff" or depth on the fly, but I feel that it does make the setting "mostly comprehensive" rather than "very comprehensive." The religion system, for example, is well created and flexible, but does not contain concrete example pantheons. Similarly, the regional entries often give the essential information (type of political government, general ethical and moral bent, capital and noteworthy cities, and important geographical locations), but do not flesh this out. For example:
Kingdom of Haiguard: A holy dualist theocracy, dedicated to worship of the force of Good itself, and to the service of angels. Completely welcoming of all races, charitable to other kingdoms, and constantly at war with Moorguard.
You could also detail: Is there a noteworthy leader, such as a god-king or cleric? How is the office passed on? What are some important details of the war with Moorguard? Is one of those details something that could be used as an adventure hook? Specifically what other kingdoms does Haiguard consider friends (since it obviously hates the evil or vile ones)? Is it's aid given blindly, or do they demand a high standard of moral conduct to continue regarding their allies as such? Are there any underground or countermovements within the kingdom, especially evil or chaotic ones? Does the theocracy specifically serve angels, or all celestials? If only angels, how did this alliance begin? How was the kingdom founded? Is it really welcoming of all races, or does it just claim to be (and actually discriminate against those such as orcs, kobolds, and drow? How about ethically-dubious nomadic halflings?)? What form does the theocracy take... single holy leader, demagogue, council of priests, divine mandate, enthroned celestial, or something else entirely? What official and unofficial position does the kingdom take regarding law and chaos? Are there any other important things to note regarding the history, people, culture, dramatis personae, or international relations of the nation?
Do you see what I mean? The setting could simply be flushed out with more information under all entries and headings. Really, to be honest, it is a lot of work, so it is important to decide whether you want to undertake it. A 4/5 doesn't mean the setting is bad (not by any means!)-- it simply rates the completeness of the information. If you want the highest rating, check out a setting like Endhaven. Every political faction, government, religious organization, and region has a large amount of comprehensive information, not just a sentence or five. Is this useful? What other questions could I answer? Would you like another example of how an entry could be filled out? Hope this is useful! Let me know if you need anything else-- –EldritchNumen 19:35, 12 June 2007 (MDT)
This is useful. I do see what you mean, and obviously it is an enormous task that I probably won't finish, but it might be entertaining to fully flesh out some regions at least. It is ok to use separate articles, right? If so then I'll just go through and turn into links anything I want fleshed out and go from there... -Banyan 23:53, 13 June 2007 (MDT)
It is okay to use separate articles, however when you make them please make them be included in Category:DnD, Category:User, Category:Setting, Category:Supplement, and Category:Age of Titans Setting. Also make the new pages have names like (as an example) Races (Age of Titans Supplement). Hope this helps :). --Green Dragon 12:36, 14 June 2007 (MDT)
Ok. I'm trying to do this, but I'm not totally sure if I'm doing it right. Let me know if anything's wrong with how it is now. --Banyan 00:03, 26 June 2007 (MDT)

Expansion of this Setting[edit]

As anyone who has seen this page more than once over the last month or so can tell, I'm in the process of vastly expanding this world and fleshing out the regions. This is not a task I will ever finish by myself, so I'm encouraging anyone and everyone to fill in any blank areas with whatever they think is right for that area. I will go through and edit it all to make sure it goes together, but I'm encouraging a collaborative effort, so I won't undermine anything anyone puts up, unless it obviously clashes badly with the rest of the setting. --Banyan 00:06, 26 June 2007 (MDT)

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