bagheera_san: (angry selina)
Monday night is usually gaming time, but today I'm at home because it's exam season and 90% of our group are students. Being Dungeon Master, btw, is Teh Horror. I'm actually having anxiety dreams about it. You give a bunch of guys and gals twenty-sided dices, and they turn into ruthless, blood-thirsty monsters.

Me: Starnia, the high priestess and new ruler of Nidik, who has given you your mission to do recon in Soldier Port, has landed near the city on her Great Hawk. She is accompanied by another priestess on another hawk familiar.
Guys: Yeah, we go there and tell her we sacked the city and killed all the Orcs. And we burned their ships.
Me-as-Starnia: Oh. That is... surprising. Well, this is great news! Let us go to the town, then, my faithful warriors. My sister Eucleia shall stay here with our hawks.
Guys: Okay. (they whisper among themselves and start to snicker)
Guy 1: Hehe! I petrify Starnia with a spell!
Guy 2: I try to kill her with my sword!
Me:...
Guys: Well, did we kill her? Did we?
Dices are rolled.
Me:Starnia is badly wounded but not dead. Her sister attacks.
They kill the sister and paralyse and tie up the hawks.
Me:What do you want to do now?
Guys: Now? Oh, now we torture Starnia, make her write a letter to Nidik that we're her rightful heirs and then we kill her. Oh, and can we make those hawks our familiars? They're neat!
Me:...Alright. I think the evil sorcerer Halycon will contact you soon. You will make most excellent minions for him.

Now that I've related this woeful tale, I'll go back to writing. Or world-building. I love writing character histories and constellations and that kind of stuff.
Do you ever indulge in excessive world-building for your stories? I mean, when you're writing futurefic or AUs, since canon-close fic usually doesn't require much world-building (Although, depending on what fandom you write, it might. SV, for example, provides us with a very detailed microcosm and a lot of character history and details, but a pretty fuzzy surrounding universe. DC, on the other hand, gives us an extremely large "big picture" of a universe, but relatively few details. HP gives us both big picture and details, but seen from a very narrow POV, so there is a lot to add. Oh dear, I'm getting into the meta. *shuts up*)
bagheera_san: (angry selina)
Monday night is usually gaming time, but today I'm at home because it's exam season and 90% of our group are students. Being Dungeon Master, btw, is Teh Horror. I'm actually having anxiety dreams about it. You give a bunch of guys and gals twenty-sided dices, and they turn into ruthless, blood-thirsty monsters.

Me: Starnia, the high priestess and new ruler of Nidik, who has given you your mission to do recon in Soldier Port, has landed near the city on her Great Hawk. She is accompanied by another priestess on another hawk familiar.
Guys: Yeah, we go there and tell her we sacked the city and killed all the Orcs. And we burned their ships.
Me-as-Starnia: Oh. That is... surprising. Well, this is great news! Let us go to the town, then, my faithful warriors. My sister Eucleia shall stay here with our hawks.
Guys: Okay. (they whisper among themselves and start to snicker)
Guy 1: Hehe! I petrify Starnia with a spell!
Guy 2: I try to kill her with my sword!
Me:...
Guys: Well, did we kill her? Did we?
Dices are rolled.
Me:Starnia is badly wounded but not dead. Her sister attacks.
They kill the sister and paralyse and tie up the hawks.
Me:What do you want to do now?
Guys: Now? Oh, now we torture Starnia, make her write a letter to Nidik that we're her rightful heirs and then we kill her. Oh, and can we make those hawks our familiars? They're neat!
Me:...Alright. I think the evil sorcerer Halycon will contact you soon. You will make most excellent minions for him.

Now that I've related this woeful tale, I'll go back to writing. Or world-building. I love writing character histories and constellations and that kind of stuff.
Do you ever indulge in excessive world-building for your stories? I mean, when you're writing futurefic or AUs, since canon-close fic usually doesn't require much world-building (Although, depending on what fandom you write, it might. SV, for example, provides us with a very detailed microcosm and a lot of character history and details, but a pretty fuzzy surrounding universe. DC, on the other hand, gives us an extremely large "big picture" of a universe, but relatively few details. HP gives us both big picture and details, but seen from a very narrow POV, so there is a lot to add. Oh dear, I'm getting into the meta. *shuts up*)

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