I used a collage exercise I have used when getting theatre productions off of the ground to get us on the same creative page for the creation of a 1-sheet.
There will be a large piece of bristol board, a pile of cut out quotes, and a pile of images. Participants will select an image and a quotation inspired by our "steampunk and sorcery" starting place. We provisionally place them, add more images and create a large collage. We then refer to it when working on colour, the rituals, PCs and NPC, etc. I don't think we need to refer to it during play, but who knows.
The images are from a variety of sources (history books, RPGs, Google).
The quotations are all taken from Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
- "He was no longer an ordinary man like me, but the Man of the Sea, the Spirit of the Waters" (367)
- "May the contemplation of so many wonders extinguish in him the spirit of revenge! May the judge disappear and the scientist continue his peaceful exploration of the seas! However strange his destiny may be, it is also sublime!" (371)
- " 'I am the law and justice! I am the oppressed, and there is the oppressor! It is through him I lost everything I ever loved, cherished or worshiped -- my country, wife, children, father, mother! I saw them all perish! Everything I hate is there! Now shut your mouth!' " (360)
- "When we get back on land ... after seeing such wonders of nature, what will we think of those miserable continents and the tiny things produced by the hand of man? No, civilization is no longer worthy of us!" (310)
- "It's magnificient, even though it makes me furious to have to admit it! I've never seen anything like it. But this sight could cost us our necks. And to be frank, I feel as if we're looking at things God didn't intend for the eyes of man!" (310)
- " '[E]ven though it's impossible, let's say that Captain Nemo offered you your freedom today. Would you accept it?'
- 'I don't know,' I replied.
- 'And if he added that the offer wound never be renewed, would you accept then?'
- I did not answer. " (225)
- "He still felt that the commander of the Nautilus was merely one of those unrecognized scientists full of contempt for a world which has treated them with such indifference. He still thought of him as a misunderstood genius who had been deceived by life on earth and therefore taken refuge in an inaccessible region where his instincts could have free play. But to my way of thinking, this theory only explained one side of Captain Nemo." (178)
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