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Peregryn Tales Guidelines 
15th-Feb-2006 10:50 am
fox - fox wife
1) I've chosen an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License for this project. You can follow the link for details.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike2.5 License.

2) Community World Building Project:

This community will build a world through a series of stories. Stories can be in the format of historical tales, folk tales, myths, legends, anecdotes from character perspective, or simply landscape vignettes to build areas of the world.

At the inception of this project, no cultures or countries have yet been conceived. I encourage community members to not only build stories based on the cultures I will outline, but to expand the world if they are so inspired. The map, when it’s “completed” and scanned in, will have dark places (“Here be dragons!”).

The basics: I would like to build a high-fantasy world with a low-fantasy feel. That is, a world where the supernatural and magical can happen, where non-human races do exist; however, you cannot go down to the local wizards guild and hire a powerful sorcerer. Magic and demi-humans should inspire awe in the common citizen.

At this time, I have not established any demi-human races.

Technology - assume early middle ages. No indoor plumbling, no computers, no air conditioning. Metal tools are common, but not cheap and a well made sword probably costs more than a slave (if the culture has slavery). Now, at the same time, I expect tech levels to vary from culture to culture. Some may be slightly more advanced than this, some less so.

A map will be posted as soon as I have it completed and scanned in. I actually expect there to be a series of maps as the world is built. If you have an idea for a community, please don't hesitate until the map is drawn. I can always add it later.

3) I'm not going to place a restriction on content or feedback. I'm going to trust each of you as artists and adults to handle your writing and any feedback in a mature manner.

4) Questions?
15th-Feb-2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
EDIT: Up-dated the technology level info.
15th-Feb-2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
Hey, babes- Question on mature content? Perhaps guidelines should be set down... violence warnings? Explicit sex warnings? Avoid it altogether?

Not that I have anything like that planned... just good to put it up front.

*ponders* *pounces* I have an idea! :D :D
15th-Feb-2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
See point 3.

If you feel that your content is "mature" (R rated), I recommend putting it behind a friends lock and also using an LJ-cut and placing a warning. As I said in 3, I trust each of you as adults and artists to handle your content responsibly and senstively.

I honestly feel that at this point, you're really reaching to *want* it if you post something sexual. Violence, well, maybe? I don't know. I really see this being a non-issue at this point in time.
15th-Feb-2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
Coolness. Not my cup of tea, but I've been in some INTERESTING writing circles, let me tell you.
15th-Feb-2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited! *bouncebouncebounce*
15th-Feb-2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you-- this is exactly what I was looking for. (It also blows my little vingette out of the water, because rigged ships are outside the tech scope, but, as I said, it was just a mood setter, really.)

I'll graw this over in my head and see what comes out.
20th-Feb-2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
I dunno, I think you're non-specific enough about it. Besides, who's to say that there isn't a well advanced civilization that has some rudimentary rigging technology. :)

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