World-357.4.GM-13: A Land of Guns and Sorcery

By default, swords come standard on fantasy worlds. On this one, personal firearms (both handguns and long-arms) are more common. They are reliable, portable, and have replaced nearly every other kind of weapon. Society naturally changed due to the introduction of guns some few hundred years ago. Castles (and other hard forts) are less important. …

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Solar System-605.5.AM-19: A Constellation of Asteroids Mined for Resources

After colonizing the Moon, humans began harvesting resources from the asteroid belt and various small natural satellites in orbit around the Earth. The most prized of these is a captured rock containing platinum-group metals. Much of the actual physical labor is performed by mining robots. These spider-like constructs tunnel through the rock under human supervision, …

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Earth-605.3.PR-14: Mega-Cities of High-Tech Crime and High-Tech Police

In the city, high-tech crime is rampant: in addition to drug deals, murder, and turf wars, cyber-crime of all forms, using and also against both people and AI, is on the rise. Competition to stay on the cutting edge of the latest tech leads to device arms-races. Sentiment is that any criminal gang or mafia …

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Earth-805.2.KA-2: Knights vs. Aliens

In the time before the Arrival, small kingdoms laid siege to each other in violent wars, pitting rams and catapults against castles and the lines of horseback soldiers that defended them. Their acts of factional destruction kept them divided, focused on piety and allegiance rather than what they could accomplish together. Earth forever changed when …

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Earth-515.5.SA-99: A Future with A.I. that’s Much Smarter than People Think

This world's technological development is somewhat lackluster in its advances in biomedical, robotics, or space-flight achievements: there are no miracle-cures, androids or space colonies. Instead economics spurred the growth of telecommunications, displays, and consumer electronics and computers. Its crowning achievement is the writing of adaptive A.I. agents. When people interact with these A.I., the programs …

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World-867.7.AD-7: A Vault-Demiplane for Storing Away Powerful Objects

Occasionally, either WMDs or magical artifacts are made that are too powerful and dangerous for the world on which they originated. The denizens of those worlds or the powers that be entreat angelic beings to lock such threats away, trusting they will thereafter not fall into the wrong hands. The massive treasure store of this …

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World-468.7.EC-1: A Solarpunk Planet Rebuilt by Elves

After the orcs, dwarves, and humans eventually wiped themselves out with the consumption of the world's resources and wars fighting for same, the long-lived and far-sighted elves that survived the conflicts inherited the planet.  The elves enjoy the world to themselves.  Their tanned skin and facial hair sets them apart from the elves of generations …

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