Sword & Sorcery: "An earthier sort of fantasy" discussion

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message 1: by Mary (new)

Mary Catelli | 735 comments Perhaps your characters won't talk about the gods. But if they do --

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message 2: by Matthew (new)

Matthew | 41 comments Some of my characters ARE gods.


message 3: by Mary (new)

Mary Catelli | 735 comments That complicates the writing process even more.


message 4: by Matthew (last edited Jan 20, 2020 10:51PM) (new)

Matthew | 41 comments Not for me. My "gods" are leftover "tools" of the demiurge who created their universe -- known as Phenomenality -- and moved on when it was finished. Although it may be just an abandoned rough draft of the real, perfect, Creation. Hard to be sure.

The entities are sentient, but lack the power of will, which is the basis of magic. Denizens of Phenomenality have become aware of some of them and endeavored to include them in their dreams and schemes.

That makes them useful in the storymaking.


message 5: by S.E., Gray Mouser (new)

S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2273 comments Mod
ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn


message 6: by Matthew (new)

Matthew | 41 comments Easy for you to say.


message 7: by S.E., Gray Mouser (new)

S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2273 comments Mod
Lol. Easier to cut/paste than type or say aloud!

However, it does reinforce gods in fiction however communicated.


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