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9 Worlds in One
« on: July 10, 2014, 09:40:20 pm »
Not sure how playable this idea would be, but it's been a fun thought experiment for me...

There's been talk of playing the Numenera setting as a recursion existing in The Strange game. The thought I had springs off the idea of conflating the two games.

What if the world of Numenera was the Ninth World because Earth and eight major recursions suffered some sort of collapse, by some error or disturbance of the Strange, where all nine worlds were fused into one.

It could explain the hodgepodge landscape of bizarre and unrelated structures, the massive variety of plant and animal life, and the mash of physics that allow for the magical and the technological to coexist.


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Re: 9 Worlds in One
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 09:18:16 am »
That's a really cool idea! I think it would be a lot of fun.

It gave me an idea for a campaign, where in the first session the PCs are all exposed to some kind of exotic energy or radiation that causes them to become "unstuck" from reality. At seemingly random times, they will shift into a parallel universe. Each parallel universe would have a very similar Ninth World, but in each universe the Ninth World came to be in a completely different way (one of them could be the one you just mentioned). Each time the PCs discover how their current Ninth World came to be, they shift to another Ninth World in another universe, and it's a mystery again.


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Re: 9 Worlds in One
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 05:00:17 pm »
I had heard of thei concpet being kicked around after the Strange was announced. If nothing else Numenera can be a Recursion created by Fictional Leakage. under those rules it is no less "real" that any other recursion and can have just or nearly as many people with the spark as does Earth as a prime world, just like Aryden does.