Friday, August 1, 2014

It's a Terrible, Soul-Sucking Idea

I was thinking about the Hollow World setting that came out years ago with the floating continents that circled a molten red sun. Each of the continents are supposed to be devoid of life if you can believe such noise. Anyway the idea I've been having kick around my head is this: what if each of these floating continents are actually where all the people that you don't kill immediately live and the world below is filled with monsters. 

It keeps bouncing round my head and I think that would be a lot of fucking fun to explore. I follow that with what the fuck is wrong with me? Ideas like that are soul-suckers that draw you down a rabbit hole where nothing productive gets done and life becomes a dreary repetition where hate is your only sustenance.

What about you? What's the idea that's been kicking about your brain that seems like a great idea and terrible one all at the same time?


  1. A D&D setting based on Zardoz. Terrible, terrible, wonderful idea.

    1. What is Zardoz and will it cost me money?

    2. It's either the best, or worst, Sean Connery movie.

      I'm going with best. Most exposition is given by topless chicks to a loincloth-wearing Connery. Also, there is Beethoven.

    3. And I'm going to enjoy the shit out of this!

  2. Gamma World Thundarr the Barbarian

  3. Replies
    1. That is both a terrible idea and one that I now desperately want to steal!

    2. Oh, I just realized a more horrible one - FGtE adapted to Dungeon World!

      "Okay, who wants to play The Burnt Toast?"

    3. Okay, you've won this thread and made me snort tea out my nose!


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