Monday, September 2, 2019

City At the Center


Reading Grimjack for our comics podcast and a friend's work on a vaguely Rifts-like superhero setting, got me thinking about a sort of gonzo cross-genre setting for 5e. I'd freely draw from things like Planescape, Eberron, and a host of genres like cyberpunk and sci-fi, and whatever I decided to borrow from things like the Marvel Micronauts series, TORG, Mayfair's Demons, and Rolemaster's Dark Space. There would a gigantic ring megapolis in the center of the multiverse, part Sigil, part Ringworld.

The "standard" D&D races would represent various alternate universe hominids, so one could play a dwarf from a standard D&D world, one from a more technological background, a Steampunk world, or what have you. Warforged would probably be living robots of some sort.

Jean Pierre Targete

2 comments:

evangineer said...

Have been having some similar thoughts recently.

Don't know if you ever saw the Break-Thru crossover in the Ultraverse comics back in the day, but it featured a bunch of Ultras finding their way to the otherdimensional Godwheel which is the ultimate source of all Ultra powers plus much related weirdness.

So have been thinking about applying a superheroic science-fantasy frame to Dan's Great Discape setting.

Behold the GodDisc!

evangineer said...

Hmm, the Gods of Pegana meet the New Gods of Supertown.

Feel the Kirby Krackle!