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Offline Eli_Freysson

Has someone done this?
« on: February 28, 2016, 12:39:05 PM »
I had the medieval ages on my mind, with all the things us modern folks find abhorrent, and I somehow got to thinking about historical medieval Europe or Empire-era Rome encountering a Forgotten Realms-esque high fantasy setting (dimension gate or something), with actual monsters and magic, and ethics much more in line with ours.

It started as just a bit of fantasizing about astonished Romans having magic fireballs launched into their ranks, and mass-murdering "holy" kings encountering actual divine power, but has someone actually written this?

Maybe it's more of a fan fiction or short-story concept, but I thought I'd ask.
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Offline Yora

Re: Has someone done this?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 01:17:33 PM »
Codex Alera is about the descendands of Roman Legionaries who got trapped in a magic world, if I am correctly informed. But I believe the stories are about people who have all grown up in this world already.
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Re: Has someone done this?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2016, 01:26:50 PM »
Codex Alera is about the descendands of Roman Legionaries who got trapped in a magic world, if I am correctly informed. But I believe the stories are about people who have all grown up in this world already.
This is correct, and is the closest thing I can think of to it. Alera was fun, but I actually like the idea of those kind of people encountering magic for the first time a lot more. Those kinds of changes often make for interesting backdrops.
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Offline Eli_Freysson

Re: Has someone done this?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2016, 01:37:22 PM »
Codex Alera is about the descendands of Roman Legionaries who got trapped in a magic world, if I am correctly informed. But I believe the stories are about people who have all grown up in this world already.
This is correct, and is the closest thing I can think of to it. Alera was fun, but I actually like the idea of those kind of people encountering magic for the first time a lot more. Those kinds of changes often make for interesting backdrops.

Yeah, it's rather frustrating how much easier it is to come up with good ideas than actually make something of them.  :)
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Offline ArhiX

Re: Has someone done this?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2016, 02:21:36 PM »
In "Belisarius series" there is something similiar it. There's no magic etc. but it's kind of a "fantasy Terminator", where Romans are obtaining high-tech stuff, to fight with an empire, that is said to destroy the world. I got lured by this oldschool cover of 2nd part:

No 'true' magic though. Just technology.
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Re: Has someone done this?
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 01:53:34 AM »
Cool idea go for it Eli.

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Re: Has someone done this?
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2016, 07:03:41 AM »
You should totally read this, it's funny as hell. It's about a roman architect who keeps getting warped to modern japan through holes in roman baths and ends up in modern japanese ones, and comes back with knowledge of what he's seen to improve the Roman bathing tradition.
It's just the one book, just click on the picture to got to the next page :
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