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Just a fun and more throwaway thread that I wanted to post after writing up my Adapting Books Into Games thread which ended up being more cumbersome and sizeable than I originally intended - I had a lot of time to tinker with it whilst my internet access was down... ;p

 

Have you ever wondered about living within the confines of a fictional setting? Whether it's an entirely imaginary realm or some radical alternative Earth, despite if you would want to actually live there or not, if you happened to exist within the context of that place who or what would you be? Feel free to unshackle your-good-selves from the restraints of humanity and become entirely different species. I personally think a more interesting angle to tackle the question would be to give two answers: the first answer being what you would you love to be in any given setting according to your most unashamed geeky fantasies, and the second answer being what (in all honestly) you would most likely be doing in that world - assuming they aren't one and the same thing! Also, though I'm aware this thread is in the gaming subforum, feel free to venture outside of computer gaming and into tabletop, TV, literary and wargame fantasy/sci-fi settings.

 

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I've been playing Skyrim a huge amount for the past two weeks and there is something about the rather Lovecraftian seekers that appeals to my inordinate fondness for tentacled alien horrors from another plane of existence. Being some sort of unspeakable eldritch servitor of Hermaeus Mora composed of tentacles and eyes would suit me just fine. But in all likelihood I'd actually be some inadequate suburban orc living with Breton's who is afraid of his own kind, who is either working his bollocks off in a storehouse or market somewhere or reading alone - and I have a pet mud crab called Mr. Snips. Actually, my second answer doesn't sound like such a terrible life after all... :3

 

Some helpful examples if you can't think of any worlds off the top of your head

2000 AD comics and spinoffs

BioShock

Dark Souls

Dr. Who

Dragon Quest

Dungeons & Dragons (thats a lot of settings right there!)

The Elder Scrolls games

Fallout series

Any of the Final Fantasy games

Anything H.P. Lovecraft (or otherwise Mythos) related

Mass Effect

Metal Gear Solid

Star Trek

Star Wars

Stargate

Warhammer (and Warhammer 40,000)

The Witcher games

When close friends speak ill of close friends

they pass their abuse from ear to ear

in dying whispers -

even now, when prayers are no longer prayed.

What sounds like violent coughing

turns out to be laughter.

Shuntarō Tanikawa

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Well, if you ask me, I'd live in Mass Effect. I probably would live on the Citadel, and make my living as a programmer. If I wouldn't be able to make a living on video games, then I'll be working on VIs

I also considered to be a courier there, but the job seems to be more hazardous for health, so...

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I'm not huge into RPGs, so I'll probably not have a lot of good answer to this, but I'd like to imagine that in the Left 4 Dead universe I'd be a Fallen Survivor (one of those guys in the DLC that carry lots of supplies) because I always carry a lot of crap around with me.

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I should probably update this thread! If I lived in the Commonwealth of Fallout 4, I'd like to think my innate anti-socialism would result in me becoming a peculiar mutant hermit who gives off a pheromone that attracts Mirelurks. Said pheromone would make them extremely protective of me and my upended-caravan-in-the-middle-of-a-algae-infested-pond home, whilst sending them absolutely berserk at the sight of intruders.

 

Well, if you ask me, I'd live in Mass Effect. I probably would live on the Citadel, and make my living as a programmer. If I wouldn't be able to make a living on video games, then I'll be working on VIs

I also considered to be a courier there, but the job seems to be more hazardous for health, so...

I have a circle of friends who keep berating me for having never played any of the Mass Effect games. I do like reading about the franchises races on the game wiki though, I especially find myself identifying with the Volus. There something about a short, fat race of people that would probably die if they went outside that speaks to me on a deeply identitarian level.

 

I'm not huge into RPGs, so I'll probably not have a lot of good answer to this, but I'd like to imagine that in the Left 4 Dead universe I'd be a Fallen Survivor (one of those guys in the DLC that carry lots of supplies) because I always carry a lot of crap around with me.

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When close friends speak ill of close friends

they pass their abuse from ear to ear

in dying whispers -

even now, when prayers are no longer prayed.

What sounds like violent coughing

turns out to be laughter.

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If I lived in the 40K universe, I'd like to be an Inquisitor of the Imperium. I love the Eisenhorn and Ravenor omnibuses, they're some of the best pieces of fiction in the whole Black Library. Plus I find the work would be more rewarding, less bleak, and varied than the work of the Imperial Guard or Astartes.

 

As for The Witcher, if I had a choice, I'd like to be Nilfgaardian Mage (sure, you're bound to the Emperor, but I actually like Emhyr, and Ciri if she ever became Empress), otherwise I'd love to be a Witcher, even though the process of becoming one sucks ass in terms of odds. Prolonged life, amazing abilities, and because I like the idea of hunting monsters.

Long is the way; and hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light-Paradise Lost

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The only absolute is that there are no absolutes, except that one

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If I lived in the 40K universe, I'd like to be an Inquisitor of the Imperium. I love the Eisenhorn and Ravenor omnibuses, they're some of the best pieces of fiction in the whole Black Library. Plus I find the work would be more rewarding, less bleak, and varied than the work of the Imperial Guard or Astartes.

 

As an admirer of both the Warhammer universe and it's futuristic iteration, I want to join in on your occupational fantasizing. Due to being a human being, I would most likely be some warehouse grunt shuffling boxes of replicated potatoes around on some obscure colony world, I definitely prefer the non-human option if it's possible. I'd be some sort of endemically lazy, mysteriously non-violent and weirdly bookish Ork that does odd-jobs for my clan who just about smart enough to avoid too much warfare and avoid being turned into squig-fodder by my fellow orks.

 

Or I'd be a worshipper/demon of Nurgle, maybe even an aspect of the Great Unclean One himself. I've always found the generous and grandfatherly quality of Nurgles personality really appealing. He isn't a typical bloodthirsty demon like Khorne, or as noticeably perverted as Slaanesh, or even remotely as inscrutable as Tzeentch. As far as Nurgle (and by extension his converts) is concerned he's only trying to show people that there is a better alternative to being honourable, dour, steadfast and miserable all the time. Everyone is welcome to his multitudinous diseases. Nurgle won't bar anyone from his illnesses, pestilence and pus-filled boils. We got plagues! Plagues for days!

When close friends speak ill of close friends

they pass their abuse from ear to ear

in dying whispers -

even now, when prayers are no longer prayed.

What sounds like violent coughing

turns out to be laughter.

Shuntarō Tanikawa

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