Over the years I have found that I actually enjoy world building more than storytelling. Then again, if you build the world just right the stories almost tell themselves, no? I also really have a thing for meta-concepts.
So I was wondering if there would be any interest in shared or cooperative world building around here. I’m envisioning cooperatively laying the groundwork for a world, then each participant probably taking charge of one region or aspect of the game world while offering and receiving input to and from the other collaborators. While the focus should obviously be on maximum freedom you’d expect people to want the pieces of a cooperative venture to fit at the end of the day.
As you can tell by the general tone of this post I don’t have a strong idea of the kind of world I’m looking for. That’s cause the possibilities are endless and this should be as much up for discussion as everything else.
Personally, I’ve never really gotten around to creating any level of a space operatic setting (in the widest sense of the word). I’d love to do something centered around a space station like Babylon 5 or the Citadel from ME. Maybe -ideally- with a tad more of the fantastic and less ‘hard’ sci fi. I always liked the feel of Dune, Fading Suns or The Old Republic.
But I’m not even set on anything. Modern Fantasy with each person involved taking care of one aspect of the world could be fun. Or a politics heavy setup where each participant is responsible for a single nation. The choices are endless but IMO compartmentalization is something that makes the whole thing easier so I’m keeping an eye towards this.
Anyone else have any interest at all in sharing the creation of something? And if so, what?
Edited with this poll! Regardless of genre, what is your preferred vague time period (in feel if not in actuality) for a setting? Keep in mind that you can have a fantasy story in a futuristic setting (John Carter of Mars) and a sci fi story in a historical setting (Cowboys vs Aliens).
You have 2 votes.