Ok, I’m not looking for likes, just thoughts & answers:
After an apocalypse, how long does it take to rebuild society and “modern” structures given:
a) a hidden magic world in which the magic society is largely unaffected,
b) the apocalypse is caused by a surge of magic that harms tech (steam level and earlier still works),
c) magic can be used to replace tech for communications, travel, and such.
Another question: I’ve been thinking about flora and fauna from myth and legend for an urban fantasy worldbuild. In the process, I’ve thought about mythic/legendary minerals too. Unfortunately, my research has stalled after orichalcum. Any suggestions?
So, here’s something I’ve been thinking about, figured I’d throw it out to the readership:
In our post-Star Wars society (e.g. after 1977), in your opinion is it possible for a writer to use laser swords/plasma swords/force swords (whatever alt. name for a lightsaber you want) and not look like they’re “ripping off” Lucas?
That’s with or without a group of monastic warriors using them.
Sorry it’s been quiet lately. Holidays and all.
Anyway, I’ve been considering some ideas and have a question for the groupmind. Has anyone done a secondary world setting where they’ve included modern technology as the baseline (e.g. early-21st century Earth tech as the standard for a non-Earth world)? If so, how’d you handle it?
I’m thinking about how a lot of urban fantasy (primary world) describes tech (using brand names, firearm calibers, and other recognizably Earth things), but I’m not sure that’s easily translatable into a secondary world. Or is generic the way to go? Maybe I should look at some Warcraft fic (admittedly more steampunk-fantasy).