Degrees: The One-Hundred and Ninety Designs for Everything
So everything has to be created. Those who created existence itself were known by many names to those like you or me. The Gods, The Creators, little is known so far as details go. There were more than one of them and they are responsible for our existence, the rest seems a bit trivial.
The first design was a horrible failure. The designers quarreled over everything and before they knew it existence was crammed with an impossible mess of a thousand different ideas all trying to coexist. In a short amount of time everyone had something to complain about so it was agreed that a fresh start was in order. Despite most everyone's best efforts a design just couldn't be agreed upon. What was agreed was that it would be best if everyone just made their own designs and kept them seperate. Of course keeping them seperated didn't last long and that's how we have got where we are today.
Travelling through Degrees isn't all that difficult, at least for someone from the Tenth like myself. Sure it has its risks but so does everything. A lot of numbers got thrown around at first but I'm happy with what they're all saying now. One-Hundred-and-Ninty. That sounds about right.
- B.S. Nyson, The One-Hundred and Ninety Degrees of Everything: A Guide
Degrees is an RPG setting for no particular system that I began working on in December. The idea is that I have tonnes of little ideas and concepts for worlds but I rarely follow them through, this was going to be a dumping ground for all these little ideas and eventually form a ring of existances that could be travelled around.
But then I chose 190 as the number of worlds, or degrees. This is a lot and since the conception of Degrees I've begun work on another project and generally had a busier life, so it's not getting done. I'm opening this project up to you guys because let's face it, we're all pretty awesome.
The Degrees Wiki
can be found here and I'd love it if you guys could help me get a short description down for every single degree. Some are done, so leave those as they are, but feel free to add new ones. On top of this each Degree will have it's own wiki page going into more detail, feel free to do this too. Just leave The First Degree to me, as I already have an idea for its history. Besides that you can go nuts.
I'm going away until tommorow so I look forward to seeing what's been dreamed up in my absense. If you're short on ideas perhaps stick your own fantasy setting in there as a Degree. The only real limitations I was thinking of were keepint it somewhat
serious but also have Degrees that are light-hearted too. A Degree covered in sentient rocks is ok but I don't want those rocks to be Elvis impersonators or shaped like giant dicks or anything. Also no high-tech stuff, it's all pre-gunpowder. I haven't gone into any depth about travelling between degrees just yet, as I'm not sure how I want that to happen. All I know is that it won't be easy, you'll only be able to travel maybe two or three degrees a day before you have to stop and rest, the process is straining on the body as people aren't supposed
to be able to do it. For Joe Average travelling between Degrees isn't a big part of their life and they might only really be aware of the few degrees either side of them. Long Distance Travellers and Mappers of the Degrees are somewhat rare.
As of Monday I'll be in #bombfell if anyone wants to come and bounce ideas with me. Enjoy!