General Idea Topic

seitora

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#1
Since my progress topic was derailed so I'd rather shunt actual ideas back to here.

I'm currently toying around with an anthropomorphic setting with humanoid foxes, otters, salamanders, etc.

In this setting, dragons exist, but I'm thinking about dividing them into two categories : Trueborn and Ascended.

 
Trueborn Dragons are born at birth as dragons.

However, all creatures who are of the reptile phylum have the chance (so salamanders, alligators, chameleons, snakes, etc.), over their lifetime, to evolve through inner strength and study, and become a Dragon, gaining wings, fangs, and other doohicketies that are unique to each Dragon. Dragons don't age, but they are killed.
 

seitora

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#4
daniel_gudman said:
Yeah, I guess so actually. I very vaguely think I might have heard about this before but I don't remember it at all so it might be the first time I've heard of it. Asian dragons are of a little bit different lore than Western dragons, but my idea certainly wouldn't have any fish turning into dragons.
 

seitora

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#5
Random add-on to my first idea about anthropomorphic creatures. I'm thinking about using a salamander as a main character, either villain or hero. Why? Because real-world salamanders are famous for their regeneration abilities among vertebrae animals. It's not just limbs and tails, they can even regenerate eyes and organs, so presumably anthropomorphic salamanders could go into battle and take a ton of abuse and shrug it off because they'll heal back from it anyways.
 

seitora

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#6
An idea I have been casually toying around with in my head for the last few months is an urban fantasy spliced with post-apocalypse. The main character is a lich, a good-guy type of lich, as good as can be for the genre anyways. At the time, he is the only living lich in the world, and hasn’t been hunted down yet by virtue of being young, hiding out in a tiny vilage (~300 people) in rural Canada and being a genuine nice guy, so there’s no obvious signs like dark rituals or digging up graves.

Then a magical apocalypse happens, and he is the only survivor in the world. The only one. Then the story follows his efforts to learn more of his magic to be able to rebuild the human race, rebuild society, figure out what triggered the apocalypse and possibly fight some horrors that either survived the apocalypse or were never human to begin with.

At one point I had an idea strand that ended up with him turning into some sort of Leto II type abomination and promptly snipped that train of thought off since it was weird.
 

seitora

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#7
Another idea: a female reincarnates as a male. There's lots of stories where the reverse happens, but I genuinely have never seen this play on genders. I have the amusing mental image of some old powerful sorceress dying from old age and using her magic to reincarnate, only to accidentally end up as a male instead of a female. Bonus even if it's into a matriarchal society instead of a more patriarchal one.
 

seitora

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#8
A new thing that I've been kicking around in my head for a few months.

Basically, in ye olde feudal times, a group of swords-and-sorcery adventurers go to fight the big bad evil demon lord. However, said BBEDL is too powerful for mere humans to fight and kill. So the adventurers wander some more, and find/create a ritual that pools together their will, hopes, and desires that summons/births a low-G god (along the lines of a spirit summon in fantasy franchises). Together with this god, the adventurers manage to kill the BBEDL. However, in the process, one of the female party members dies. She wasn't the strongest, not even close, but she was the heart of the group.

The god is able to stay behind in this world, and him and the remaining party members all become essentially immortal. They mostly go their separate ways, only coming together again to keep an eye on new threats. Time passes, the memory of and ability to use magic fades away, and the modern age happens as we hit present-era Earth. Everything else was basically background and set-up for the actual story.

The god, or one of the party members figures out how to reincarnate their fallen female party member. She won't have any of her memories, but that's fine. They just want her reborn soul to live a happy life. To this end, the entire gang all comes together and lives in the same small city/large town, and each couple up with their old romantic flames. The only one who doesn't get together with somebody else is the spirit-god. Also, he's male, bishonen, and basically looks about high-school age. You can probably tell where I'm going with this.

Anyways, the old party members all have kids. The reincarnated girl's parents are what was her past life's sister and that sister's lover, now-husband. Additionally, they had a son before she did, because they wanted her to be a younger child, not an older/only child. Reincarnated girl's older brother isn't anybody 'special', but since he's raised by two centuries-old adventurers who are able to use magic, he's still a fairly kickass big brother. As the reincarnated girl grows up, she has an extremely good family and life, with parents and a big brother who love her and want her to be and help her to be the best person she can be. Then she goes to school, making friends with the kids of the other adventurers. Also, the bishonen immortal spirit-god attends her school, entering her grade and class.

This feels like it would really work best as a feel-good VN. Multiple routes, going friendship-only or romance, and the protagonist, the reincarnated girl, slowly unravels the mysteries around her parents and her friends' parents, and the new handsome transfer student who espouses her parents' own beliefs in helping everyone be the best they can be. There would have to be a few things to contrast against the overall positive vibes, because there has to be setbacks to make a story. Possibly reincarnated big bad evil demon lord who also goes to her school, or something.
 
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