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Poem: "All the Colors" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "All the Colors"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 14th, 2014 05:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

>> I;m basically at this point trying to read everything in the Polychrome Heroes line, <<

Yay!

>> but my favorites are Danso and his family; Stan and Lawrence; and Steel and Moderato. <<

I have a lot of notes on Stan and Lawrence, some on Danso and family, and a few more ideas for Steel and Moderato. Today I'm working on the next Stan and Lawrence poem.

>> The more you write about Danso, especially his developing relationship with Noah, the happier I'll be. :) <<

Yep, that's a thread I want to develop.

>> I've been meaning to ask: 1) do you mind other people roleplaying in your universe, <<

I do not mind. I highly recommend Truth & Justice, which is what I used as a framework for building the characters, so it should play very conveniently with Terramagne. But if you already have a game system you like, it should be possible to adapt accordingly. I mashed Hallelaine into AD&D in highschool, because that was what we had.

>> and 2) if we end up writing fanfic in it (either individually or as the result of an IM-played RPG scene), do you want to see it, or would you rather not risk getting tripped up by it? <<

I would love to see that! I like sharing inspiration back and forth. My only rule is that, if people are using my stuff, I reserve the right to use things they base on my stuff, because there is a really high chance of overlap.

On which note it would be prudent to warn your other players that my worlds and characters can be very, hmm, forward so don't be surprised if exotic things happen.

Anyhow, if you post anything that's visible online, please let me know so I can link it in the "extras" section. Some things stay fanfic. Some get declared canon.
pocketnaomi From: pocketnaomi Date: August 14th, 2014 05:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Cool; thanks! I am absolutely OK with your stealing concepts from anything we write and share with you -- I'd only ask you not to steal specific wording without asking our consent first. And that's mostly for the sake of my gaming partner, who might be slightly weirded out by having her words pop up someplace she didn't know about.

I'm trying to convince her to read, and then play in, the Polychrome Heroes universe. She and I have had a lot of good runs with superhero worlds already, so it's a good fit for our usual modes of thought (we don't really use a game system; it's more like a kids' game of make-believe). and I have wanted for a long time a world in which, although they might be bullied and discriminated against, supers aren't automatically regarded as nonhumans, enslaved, stripped of all civil rights, herded into camps, or stuff on that level. You handed me one, complete with a lot of specific powers I hadn't thought of and some of which I'd like to use (although whether I use them by playing your character or I use them by making up a new character with a closely related power will vary). So I'm hoping I can show my friend enough to interest her in the game.

ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 18th, 2014 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

>> Cool; thanks! I am absolutely OK with your stealing concepts from anything we write and share with you -- I'd only ask you not to steal specific wording without asking our consent first. And that's mostly for the sake of my gaming partner, who might be slightly weirded out by having her words pop up someplace she didn't know about. <<

I'll try to keep that in mind, thanks.

>> I'm trying to convince her to read, and then play in, the Polychrome Heroes universe. <<

That would be so awesome.

>> She and I have had a lot of good runs with superhero worlds already, so it's a good fit for our usual modes of thought (we don't really use a game system; it's more like a kids' game of make-believe). and I have wanted for a long time a world in which, although they might be bullied and discriminated against, supers aren't automatically regarded as nonhumans, enslaved, stripped of all civil rights, herded into camps, or stuff on that level. <<

Sooth. I do have a list of the best and worst countries for people with superpowers. A few of them do strip rights or kill soups ... but those are places like Somalia and Haiti that basically suck for everyone. Their bad examples help convince more civilized nations that such behavior is inadvisable, because not only is it immoral to chop people to bits with a machete, one of them might explode in your face. As for the best places, the Republic of the Maldives is still in a class of its own, but there are some other really nice countries too.

>> You handed me one, complete with a lot of specific powers I hadn't thought of and some of which I'd like to use (although whether I use them by playing your character or I use them by making up a new character with a closely related power will vary). <<

Yay! Feel free to play around with the powers, or even the characters. I think I've written out enough about my major characters that you should be able to run them as NPCs. Most of the character sheets are online. I like exploring really unusual powers, in addition to standard stuff like telepathy or super-strength that appear in every superverse. Then there's weird shit like the Mandible's flensing power. 0_o

>> So I'm hoping I can show my friend enough to interest her in the game. <<

I hope so too.

By the way, I finished another poem about Stalwart Stan & Antimatter if you want to hear about it.
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