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« on: October 04, 2021, 10:33:49 AM »

'Chaos' is the only name for this fantasy universe. It's imaginary, with arbitrary rules, incomprehensible technology, life forms that subsist on energy as easily as matter, rule benders known as 'en' that are truly terrifying, and god-like entities known as the In-verse.

I retain ownership of these intellectual assets. I will continue to expand on them eventually. But they're doing nothing sitting on my hard drive.

20 minutes of writing per day, free, in this topic. I'll respond to any comments. If anyone requests a written scenario, I will write. First come first served.

Technically these are the folders
Alien power templates (7)              
Assumptions (6)              
Chaos Concept (1) index
Life adaptation evolution worldbuilding (6)

The important templates for aliens are 'alien'
alien category: https://pastebin.com/MRLwZfLh
alien compatibility (their nutrition): https://pastebin.com/CeaNNFBt

https://pastebin.com/u/Pfotegeist

Ask about anything found in index: https://pastebin.com/jKzqHc7h, as long as it's written I'll add it to the pastebin.

Here are some examples of how I used it.
1 The timescape is an example of how I generate a history of an entire arbitrary civilization.
2 Use cases are literally "if I made it a game" and how I expect a player to progress.
3 Development stories are... just stories, from a meta perspective. Not meant to be great writing, it's very experimental.

https://medium.com/@pfotegeist
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 06:49:10 AM »

I took a look at World Anvil. I prefer notepad. Notepad++. Pastebin doesn't mess up my formatting and I ended up there.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2021, 04:48:15 AM »

https://pastebin.com/jQBTLejU

A more comprehensive explanation of each category.
Code:
name
origin
staples
adv offshoot race

The advanced offshoots can't exist without being created. Some are phenotype, resulting from environment factors, but I was too lazy to explain any better, to myself.

If the Human race were present in Chaos, their natural state is like the category of Entertain. I deliberately added it in so there would be a template where there was a race of diverse cultures and ability.

Following game logic, aliens of the other races are mentally homogeneous unless they've acquired unique cognitive abilities. An adventurer has been trained to deliberately think differently, so I made a category for that. I gave steampunk a category after some consideration, because there had to be a way to say obsolete or not intuitive, absurd, unsustainable, difficult to maintain, or incoherent system.

I decided to call it the continuum because the physical laws of the multiverse in Chaos might be arbitrary, but they are homogeneous.

The en category follow their own arbitrary laws, which make them a bit like creepy pasta sauce. The logic of continuum A can't explain one of continuum B.

Being within the Abnormal category doesn't make a race solo, but they are untiered and remain unequal enough that they aren't even playing the same game as the rest of the aliens.
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2021, 01:26:55 PM »

There's very little old media influence in the templates. Obviously the concept of fighting and war was not invented by humans, so I'd say the categories mostly come from insect behaviors. The common sci-fi trope is the insects become a hive, but you know, there are solitary insects that build and perform strange rituals.

The mainstream sci-fi anthropomorphize... so if you take the template and make a bunch of human aliens, I won't blame you. But, try not to feel like you have to cater to what other people want.
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