I have my own ideas on what makes for interesting fantasy. But I always want to know what intrigues other people – what YOU enjoy about imaginary worlds, whether in fiction, film, or games. I’ve got a number of projects in the works for 2012 and beyond, and hey, here’s your chance to let me know what you like.
I’ve already posted extensively about the approach we’ve taken in Eberron and why, and I’m about the head off to San Diego Comic Con, so I don’t have much time to tell you what *I* think. But to give a basic foundation to the discussion, what role do you prefer the divine to play in fantasy? Are you a fan of active, incarnate gods who can physically interfere in the affairs of mortals, as we see in Forgotten Realms or Greek mythology? Something like Eberron, where we can’t be certain the gods exist but where divine magic and institutions remain an important part of society? Or perhaps you prefer something like A Game of Thrones (and here I’m specifically referring to the first book) – where religion exists, but there’s no visible magic associated with it; it’s simply a matter of belief?
Let me know what you like, what you’ve used, and what you’d be interested in seeing in the future!