Rosey Unicorn wrote:Alternate Universe.Take everything you want to include from 19th century Europe and mix it with the creation myths you want to include and presto. You have a world with a lot of the base you want, yet you've played around with it to give it the fantasy twist you need.One example of this is Fullmetal Alchemist. Its world is pretty heavily based on World War II Germany (yep, right down to Nazi clones), yet it includes alchemy (which also means fully automated, mechanic prosthetic limbs known as automail) and totally different geography than the real world. You still recognize it as being in approximately a certain time period, but the story has its own history and its own world. That makes it just different enough we believe all the created history (and a lot of history was created).
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