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.
 
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