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Re: Race Drawings I just finished my rakshasa drawing :P

March 05, 2016, 01:25:24 PM
Re: Hi, I'm the author of the American Craft series
Welcome, jump in and chat!
You'll notice we're all a tiny bit crazy, mostly for being so passionate about fantasy books ;D

A tiny bit?? I don't remember the last time I was even sane ;D

March 07, 2016, 07:07:34 PM
Re: Writing Goals? How about this, if you y'all want, we can post about once a week on this thread to show our current progress. Ok?
March 09, 2016, 01:49:09 PM
Re: Beast races? Well, I also have these Beastmen races which all either were created by gods(which were "inspired" by normal animals) or evolved by themselves.
April 11, 2016, 04:17:41 PM
Re: Race Drawings Here are some more drawings I did :P hope you like 'em!

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Scimitar(usually comes in pairs) and one of the last remaining Blood Blades
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The sword is a Serrated Energy Blade, which is typically carried by Time Lords(the sword can cut through the "fabric" of reality)
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It's a Promethium Ax, it's a very rare metal that can shift from being metal to being made of fire(it also is the sharpest blade in existence, it can even cut through atoms)
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I haven't yet come up with a name for this, but for the time being I'll call it a Death Spear, it was forged in the fires of Hell and given to the humans during the Great Dragon War( if you throw it at an enemy like a dragon then it automatically seeks out their heart and kills them)
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This is Narasimha who is a General of the Leonins and brother of King Lyran(he has a tattoo on his right arm that signifies his rank)
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This is Lycaon, he's a Rapax(aka Wolf man) and he's very aggressive
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This is a Hybrid, it's what happens when a human comes into contact with The Hordes Blood
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This is a HellKnight, any being can become a HellKnight if they etch the Mark of Kolasu onto their body(this specific one has the mark on his head)
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Lastly, this is just an Ogre :P

April 14, 2016, 02:28:11 PM
Re: Calling All Maps! I stumbled across this map making website, and it's actually pretty good

April 18, 2016, 04:03:26 PM
Re: Calling All Maps!
@Dragonbane - I used pixelmator.  It's like the photoshop of the mac world, but with less features.  I have it on both my iPad and computer so I can draw the bulk of the map on the iPad and then do the wording on the computer.
I might just have to get it then :P ;D

April 19, 2016, 06:24:17 PM
Re: Hello!
Hi Everyone,

New on the forum.
I am an aspiring writer who hasn't written anything in his life, other than my dissertation.

I'm a Dutch guy, I live in Bulgaria and write in English.
I'm writing a technological  fantasy cross-over. Not really inspired on any real book, other than my own common sense and my ideas on what would be awesome.

Happy to be here and hope to learn a lot of all of you.

PS: These letters under the posts are a pain as I can't really see it well.
Welcome Roelor! Hope you enjoy the forum :P

P.S if you ever need an evil sidekick to help take over the world, then i'm your guy ;D ;)

April 27, 2016, 06:56:07 PM
Re: Magic System Advice? What do you all think of my magic system? :P

Source of Magic-
Most magic comes straight from an individuals own energy or even their soul, but some comes from The Fringe(ie. Spirit Realm), which is like a...parallel dimension, though every being on every world has the potential to access it and possibly even transverse it. A very experienced being can even feed upon their surroundings energy. To get the energy to fuel your magic, you have 3 main options.

  • Connecting to The Fringe
  • Draw upon your own reserves
  • Feed upon the surrounding energy

There's also a 4th option, which is making "deals" with higher beings(like gods, demons or other immortals). But only the bravest(or stupidest) do this, because in exchange for power they must give something in return, which is usually their soul.

What it can do
Magic is mainly limited by 3 things- ones access to energy, their imagination, and lastly ones own knowledge of magic itself. Anything is possible IF you have the energy to make it happen. The more powerful magic users can even create more energy(hypothetically, if they have a strong enough will then they'll have access to a literally infinite amount of energy). The process to create more energy is very complex, mentally taxing, and dangerous because if you you mess up the process, then the influx of energy could literally consume your material body.

Limitations/Can Anyone Do It?
Not just anyone can do magic, most of the time it's purely innate and can't really be learned. It's for the most part Hereditary. You also have to have a strong will to do magic in my fantasy world. If an energy source is external then the magic-user has to be in a relatively close proximity to it, or whatever they're attempting to do won't work. In a way magic is almost..alive, it "fights" against you when you try to use it(this is why you must have a strong will).

Affects/Cost of Magic-
All magic in their own way is physically taxing, using it is like burning off calories really fast(that's why you don't normally see many fat magicians). If one gains their power through a deal with a higher being(like a demon) and doesn't "pay up" then the magic will corrupt them and strip them of their soul. Thus turning them into horrific creatures called The Forsaken, which are feared on every world, are also known as Nightwalkers and are the worst of the damned. In short, they are nightmare in a corporeal form, it's really a fate worse then death and pretty much 10 times as worse as Hell.

Divisions of Magic-
  • Mental-Psychic powers(ie. telekinesis, telepathy, astral projection etc.)
  • Evocation-Manipulation of energy, creating things, and protection magic(like forcefields)
  • Destruction-Can drain energy, negate powers, and raise the dead
  • Arcane/Mythic-Can learn secrets predict the future, scrying, telling truth from lie, and creating illusions
  • Elemental- Summon and manipulate the elements(elementalists have special tattoos that directly corresponds with their ability)
  • Weaving-Everything has a distinct "song" to it, and beings who can "sing"(aka weaving), can manipulate this "music" and even alter reality
  • Fusion/Binding- Alter somethings(or someones) properties, combine objects and powers( can also merge souls), and enhancing ones own physical capabilities(by binding the elements to ones body)
-Earth: durability and superstrength
-Fire: increased stamina and endurance
-Lightning: superspeed(binding lightning to your body is like an adrenaline shot or bingeing on energy drinks)
-Water: increase flexibility

History of Magic-

There's a legend that goes around amongst the heroes and magic-users that every few millennium a hero is born, one unlike any other. It is said that they have the power to balance out the Light and Dark(aka Order and Chaos), and are capable of killing any being(even immortals) who is throwing the universe out of balance. If necessary then they are able to destroy everything(ie "wipe the slate clean") and start anew. The last known being who was capable of this was Eteru, the Ancient of Hope, who existed nearly 7 centuries ago. The first being to ever have this power was Caelus, the Primordial of Energy(he's the 3rd oldest being in existence next to Vacivus(Primordial of the Void) and Genesis(Primordial of Creation)). A very defining moment in magic history was around 367 AC(after creation), which was the Warlock Wars(also known as the War of the Damned. It was when magic-users officially started making deals with demons. The war was between Gehenna's army(which consisted of Forsaken, Warlocks, and monsters from Hell) and Pelous's(god of light) army(which consisted of Angels, Nephilim, and the ancient race-the Primals).

April 27, 2016, 08:55:15 PM
Re: Chapters
Hey guys,

I only started writing recently and finally finished some of the sequences I was looking forward to write.
Now my question to you is:

How long are most of your chapters?
I have written 1 chapter now, and its over 11k words.
Do you think this is too much for 1 chapter and will discourage the reader?
Or should I not care and just write it till I am satisfied?
It really doesnt matter how long your chapters are, as long as it is consistent. I personally write each chapter between 5-6k words. I think you should just go on and write it and then look back and cull some pages out that you don't like.

April 28, 2016, 04:18:45 PM