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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-06-2019, 10:14 AM
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Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Opened a discord specifically to discuss...

Opened a discord specifically to discuss alternate universes: https://discord.gg/qbt2bH4
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-26-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
So I have published an accounting of my ideas for...

So I have published an accounting of my ideas for an AU that recycles the canon while discarding the ideas that I disliked.
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Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-12-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Anyway, I'm getting off topic. Something I...

Anyway, I'm getting off topic.

Something I wanted to discuss was factions. Back in the halcyon days of SC1/BW mapping, some people made custom campaigns which featured new factions like terran...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-12-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
There’s a thread on spacebattles “UA Plays:...

There’s a thread on spacebattles “UA Plays: Starcraft” that reviews the writing. Pretty much everyone agreed that BW had big problems. It’s scattered across dozens of pages, but I’ll try to post some...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-11-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Even so, I'm trying to devise the setting in such...

Even so, I'm trying to devise the setting in such a way that canonical events can be recycled fairly easily. Broad strokes if not details.

For example:

Kerry/Raynor/Mengsk soap opera: the canon...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-10-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I don't want to give them undue attention. That...

I don't want to give them undue attention. That risks making them the main characters of my proposed reboot, which I want to avoid. I don't want there to be main characters of the whole setting,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-07-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Yeah, I almost forgot that happened. Really glad...

Yeah, I almost forgot that happened. Really glad I decided to get interested in the retrocraft speculations.

Anyway, I put together a public google doc to keep the various ideas I have...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-07-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I had a few ideas concerning them. An easy...

I had a few ideas concerning them.

An easy way to prevent them from being supplanted is, ironically, to remove their status as special snowflakes. Instead of being created with "cosmic energy" by...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-06-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Canon preferred to focus on a small cast and give...

Canon preferred to focus on a small cast and give them unwarranted control over the fate of the universe. I don't believe that any particular cast should take precedence. The terran sector is...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-05-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Why do we need to? Kerry was infested in SC1...

Why do we need to?

Kerry was infested in SC1 as a way to make the zerg campaign a continuation of the terran campaign and maintain player investment in the story. However, this came at the cost of...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-04-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Do you mean the xel'naga temple that defeats the...

Do you mean the xel'naga temple that defeats the zerg even though it was built before the zerg existed? Yeah, I'm tossing all the space magic, plot contrivances, etc in the garbage where it belongs....
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-04-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
In general, I would prefer to treat the setting...

In general, I would prefer to treat the setting as a sandbox rather than give a particular character epic hero privilege because I prefer a more down-to-earth atmosphere.

More Specifically:

...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-03-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Definitely. Long story short, the...

Definitely.



Long story short, the narrative would be faction- and character-driven rather than plot-driven. Instead of Amon arbitrarily deciding to destroy the universe, it would be the Zerg...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 05-30-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Reboot the lore?

Over in the Warcraft lore sub-forum, there are a few discussions on rewriting the lore of Warcraft to be less absurd. There was a huge thread years ago ...
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