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From:     RJPugh@???.com
Date:     Tue, 30 Aug 94 20:34:55 EDT
Subject:  Re: Ringworld as a cosmic gameboard?
Hi folks.

I was thinking about the "ringworld as a prison" idea on the way home from
work, and I had another idea.

(Eric, do you mind if I cite you?  Don't answer, because I'm going to
anyway.)

What if dieties created the Ringworld as a type of chess board?  Eric (above)
had a miniature dyson sphere in his old campaign that served this purpose.  A
group of god used this sphere to test the powers of other gods, and of one
another.  But, the actual work was done through mortal champions and rulers.

What if a ringworld was created for a similar purpose?  Say a major dietie,
like Ptah, created the Ringworld so that he and the other Egyptian dieties
could have a very large area in which to conduct their experiments with
various civilizations?  In time, other dieties from other pantheons learned
of this place and wanted to play too.  The Ringworld was large enough for
several pantheons to co-exist without any trouble, so eventually the Ring
became filled with all sorts of different civilizations, with numerous
dieties watching them on the side, and plotting against one another from time
to time.

Note that this would have taken place far in the past, before spelljamming or
even planer travel became a practice of mortals.  Eventually, the gods tired
of using this round game board, and most of them abandoned it.  But, they
left their civilizations behind so to speak, and descendents of many of them
are still there.

If you traverse the Ringworld now, you will find evidence of nearly every
race that has ever been known to exist, and even a few that haven't.

Is that too strange for you?

>:}

Rich





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