If you are or were a writer, have you ever had plans to write a story that hasn't got off the ground?
Have you planned many things for it and wrote those ideas down, such as the setting, characters, magical/technological macguffins & plot devices that are needed for the plot to move forward?
Have you ever have gotten to a point where you look at one or more of your ideas and go, "This won't work" and decided to scrap it?
Or have you ever just looked at the whole project after so much time and decided to scrap it entirely?
Well, I think I have something that writers could use, if only so that their old ideas don't go to waste.
Picture if you will: A continent made from a hodgepodge of vastly different locations from all across time, space and the entirety of the Multiverse, like someone used hundreds of vastly different model location sets and put them all together into a massive collage.
And imagine this continent ontop an almost infinite sea of junk, bits and bobs from different points of totality, from that missing sock from your washer to military vehicles to even abandoned city blocks.
This sea is the Super Sargasso Sea. A dimension into which lost things go, whose existence was proposed by Charles Fort, writer and researcher into anomalous phenomena. And in this context, "Lost Things" can also be entire locations from across the Multiverse.
And in this ever growing continent lies a city, made up from other cities that were effectively removed from their realities, like someone moved a location to another spot far from the initial plot. Each district of this ever growing city are from different eras of history. Each district is a physical conglomeration of 10 years in a point of history, so you can have one district that represents the Prohibition Era where the Vampire Mafia rules; A district from parts of the 1940s when WWII was in full swing and gangs made of both Allied and Axis forces battle for dominance with unusual superweapons, both Alien and Supernatural; A district that was taken from The Roman Empire, who's leader wants to expand into the other districts with the help of their local deities and demigods. And two districts based on the 80s & 90s where Punk and Grunge intermingle with one another in a 90s Beat-Em Up fashion.
Outside of the city itself are suburbs made from small villages of time periods such as the Middle Ages, the time of the Puritans, The Wild West and The Golden Age of Piracy. The wilderness that surround the civilized portions are from time periods like the Cambrian Era, The Age of the Dinosaurs, The Ice Age, and even from a reality where beings that evolved from reptiles into humanoids, ruled the Earth from ancient but highly advanced civilizations.
All that is just the basic template for you to work with, as whatever force removed those locations from their worlds and onto the Super Sargasso Sea may have also transported the setting & characters of your scrapped story to this continent while the unused weapons and macguffins you created could become a part of the Sea, where someone may find and have a use for them.
I declare this location to be Open Source, though I would like to have some credit if you ever use it.
In legal terms, This location & characters marked "Open Source" in their title are under the license CC-BY 3.0
Just added the first version of the "Official" Logo for this setting. So if anyone has any feedback on it on how to improve it, feel free to give it.
These Supplements are under the license CC-BY 3.0
.ItemsMulti-City TheoryThe Vermin of SargassoTechromancersThe R-J.A.C.Imhullu, The Killing WindThe DaikaijuMiscellaneousThe Cyberpunk DistrictHoardersScribble CityLandlordsThe Big BoxesDisplaced DeitiesThe Warriors of FreyjaThe ConstablesThe BeckonersThe Floridian GladesThe Filthy Flame ShardsHellgravesCargo CitiesThe CucaryuChaos Contraptions P1
These Races are under the license CC-BY 3.0
These Characters are under the license CC-BY 3.0
.Skull GliderShadanautMummy CrystalThe Ectolian Ghost EaterTreant-O'-LanternIoniacBaron BoudreauxThe JointTrash NinjaFusionProfessor Allen CalFreedoomThe MUCCersDoctor Marceline MagdaleneToken, The Red CentThe Mechanical StormSpectremanHyperstarThe MatriarchyThe Weird BoysKilroyLeon of the Bu LeiMother TruckerChemo CrusaderThe Primeval TorrentScribble City SentriesScratches MaloneDubya, The Hungry GodZakomeisterNitrox, The Plasma EdgePow Wow PercyBenjamin, The Banner BanditHonest KevinShatterpillarReddie RedbackWeathervane, The Storm SorcererAndra, The Sassy CyborgMik'Eal, The Bee DragonMethlab, The Sultan of SubstancesRoast SpiderThe PenitentAlaia PelarbienJotunn, The Moon MistressLeadfoot, The Speeding ScoundrelDuper Kan, The Basurian Super BinZa Naked FootPimple-PussAndro-DanFerro Kan, The Iron EngineerThe HorridChroma-Ki
Important: These Characters are NOT under the license CC-BY 3.0
.All Hallows EveMiss MashBodyshockThe Santa Miguel SlasherEugene of Eugene's Eats
)Nephilim (by AIRRISSA)Brewborn (by PVWriters)Brewborn (by MarieNeial)
(---Other Info---)Planned Supplements
Possible Inspiration: /r/Bossfight
Possible Inspiration: Destroyed and Abandoned
Note: These are open source characters created specifically for use by anyone. Feel free to use it any way you wish. You must also give creator credit. In legal terms, these characters are under the license CC-BY 3.0
Basic Premise: "A small-time criminal that attained The Screwball Mask (click here
for the items list, it's at number 49). The mask itself is capable of great destruction, but the crook doesn't have that great an imagination on how to accomplish that."Power Sword
Basic Premise: "What if the Power Rangers & their Megazord were shrunk down, with the Megazord shrunk to around average human size and the rangers just under the size of normal vermin?"The Carbarians
Basic Premise: "Living Jalopies that have merges with a form of plant-life, allowing them to form limbs to grab weapons and have constant demolition derbies with both their target for raiding and each other."The Night Witches
Basic Premise: "Actual, green-skinned witches that rode what are effectively re-purposed cropdusters instead of brooms that are part of an all female aerial unit that fought in WWII against the Nazis."The Leadheads
Basic Premise: "A group of firearms fanatics that function under the assumption that while a certain melee weapon is awesome, it would be even more awesome if you stuck a gun or five on it."Unicorn Girl
Basic Premise: "A female satyr who was granted the powers of a unicorn, but she has to remain chaste in order to keep her powers, which is difficult considering that she is a satyr and her constant dirty thoughts also cause her magic to not work at full capacity."Macromax
Basic Premise: "Teenage drug addict attains a case of the size-changing drug that he got his name from, though like The Amazing Colossal Man
, he too has health problems relating to his increased size and also developing an addiction to the drug along with his other addiction to meth."The Bone Knives
Basic Premise: "A stealth unit of 80s action movie heroes that each carry a special shank made from a sharpened piece of bone from the first man they killed. Like Rambo, these soldiers are masters of jungle fighting, as they make camp in a nearby forest outside Sargasso's borders."The Tenderizer
Basic Premise: "A robot built for boxing. It also is built to be underhanded in it's combat and quick to cheat. Has a similar voice and personality to The Red Guy
from the cartoon Cow & Chicken."Dinah Dash, The Wonder Waitress
Basic Premise: "A female speedster dressed in a aerodynamic suit styled after a 50s diner waitress' uniform. Mostly works in an actual diner using her powers to not only collect multiple orders at once, but also catch people trying to run out without paying their bill i.e. The Dine and Dash."Gangway, The Linebreaker
Basic Premise: "An average looking high school student with the ability to effortlessly plow through anything in their path when in a full sprint. While he doesn't have super speed, he is also becomes invulnerable while running, though he is still pretty much an average human physically when not sprinting."
Eten, The First Marvel
Basic Premise: "A neanderthal woman who after discovering a magic club, transformed into a cro magnon amazonian with power over fire and stone. Though she isn't clever enough to use these powers to their full potential other then to create small fires, stone wheels and small caves for herself to sleep in."Save Point
Basic Premise: "A person with the ability to "Save" up to three points in time. Originally s/he could Save up to four times, however after entering Sargasso, one of his/her Saves from before the shift had been corrupted, which if s/he uses it, they end up in an area dubbed, "The Past", a glitchy plane of existence where everything that was his/her world's past exists simultaneously with no structure or any progression of time. And the only way for Save Point to exit this realm is to use another Save that takes place in Sargasso. And s/he cannot overwrite the corrupted Save."
Basic Premise: "A person with a somewhat unruly ability to interact with objects without actually touching it. To put simply, if Hitbox swings a fist at a villain and misses, the criminal will still get hit by the 3 square foot area around the fist."The Shopper
Basic Premise: "A kleptomaniac, shopping-themed supervillain who wields an enchanted shopping cart. This cart grants the shopper super speed and the ability to acquire relativistic mass
while speeding, allowing the wielder to plow through almost any obstacle in their path. The shopping cart also can contain more items then it seemingly should. Also, The Shopper makes really terrible shopping and food puns and jokes while on their shoplifting spree."Charetios, The God Breaker
Basic Premise: "An ancient legend of one of the Ancient Basurian Empire's Warrior Priests turned into The Empire's most determined atheist. In that he is a Basura that stopped believing in the divinity of The Offal Gods, believing that they are very capable of dying like everything else. One of the main weapons he wields is The Rod of Gore, an extendable spear-like weapon that is able to pierce through invulnerability and actually kill immortal beings. The spear also binds itself to the wielder, making it almost impossible to remove."
The Horrid (Click Here for Pic)
Basic Premise: A large monster that exists in the sewers of Sargasso created by a chunk of Sargassite that touched the thrown out human/spider flesh that housed Reddie Redback and her siblings' eggs. This creature is capable of asexually reproducing of a smaller, slime/spider creature that bind with it's victims on a genetic level in the form of a symbiotic relationship.
Chroma-Ki (Click Here for Pic)Rose Web
Basic Premise: A street fighting teenager who has the power to use three different forms of Ki energy. He combines each of these energy forms to use three different abilities such as increasing the damage of his punches & kicks and increasing his speed considerably. He ends up joining The Weird Boys after they earning his trust, as some much needed muscle.
Basic Premise: An unfortunate victim of one of The Horrid's offspring. She is bound to this creature on a genetic level and she unfortunately cannot separate with it, or else much of her own biomass would get ripped out with it. She joins up with The Weird Boys to not only help her out with her problems, but also train with her to better use her powers as a way of finding a silver lining for her situation.
Basic Premise: A zombie girl who was an unfortunate victim of a mad scientist's experiments to create a proper girlfriend, which resulted in a lack of intelligence as seen with a chunk of her brain missing. But when she ended up in Sargasso, her Brain regained what intelligence she lost, but her body still operated as an independent entity, though her brain still has a modicum of control over it along with some psychic power. She ends up joining The Weird Boys, and her brain also develops a crush on Chroma-Ki while the rest of her thinks of him as that nice man.
Basic Premise: A 90s videogame character that escaped the confines of it's gaming cartridge. Initially he caused havoc across the city, smashing trash cans and phone boothes to find power-ups and collectables. He was eventually captured and had to be explained that Sargasso isn't his game and that if he continues his escapades, he will be detained. His personality is a complete stereotype of a 90s Teenager, the kind that adult creators make to be hip with the kids.