Ok boys, girls, squirrels and tilt-o-whirls its time (that is, if time really exists) to openly talk about those weird mechanics of your realm that your NPCs take as "physics" but have no place in the real world.
Physical, metaphysical - scientific, mystical - quantum or quizzical. The laws that hold your fragile realms together at its very fabric. Almost all well-defined realms have scholars who can boast about the physical universe they live within. And I want to speak with them. Offer up the weird mechanical substance of such things as
Your realms time: Does it take a physical form as a being or god? Or is it simply a dripping water pipe counting off eons as it echoes throughout eternity? Tell us what governs or protects the passage of your realm's sacred moments of existence.
Round, flat, or other: What's the shape of your world? Does it orbit a sun in space among a galaxy of similar orbs aimlessly silent? Or does it rest on the flexing back muscles of some giant beast of godly size?
Past the stars: Your PCs look up and see stars. They probably don't know what's past them, but you do (or maybe you don't, it can be impossible to know). What's up there, space? Heaven? Marbles of light? Hook me up.
Or anything dealing with the "weiiiiird" laws of your worlds. Not out of game dice, but in-game physics (or mystics) that could be learned if only the right hands got ahold of the information.
Atom and Eve: Any one ever boil things down to a sub-atomic level? What's matter really made of? Are there atoms or are all things a dream? Being a big fan of Penrose Hawking and SchrÃ¶dinger- My realm has delved deep into the nature of the Sub-A world. I doubt anyone geeks that hard on a D&D game, but hey if your out there- please share any recent discoveries within your realm in dealing with micro singularity, super positioning atoms, and string theories on anything that can hang on a string.
Dimensions of dimension: Where does "here" start and "there" begin? Are there entire other universes with physics, gods and life that differ from your "normal" universe you play in? Any world-walkers? Door openers? Worm hole wack-o astronauts of reality? Who can travel from world to world? How? Whets the point and is it dangerous?
I would love to see what you guys use for the weirder parts of science or non-sciences of your realm. Anyone got anything for me to read?
They call me Sif.