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The ninth element...

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So far, I have eight elemental properties setted for my first RPG, I can''t think of the ninth element, which is essential to the storyline. Naturally, the ninth element must be the most powerful element. The other eight elements I''ve decided are, from the weakest to the stronger: Fire, Ice, Thunder, Water, Earth, Wind, Holy, Shadow. I''m open to all suggestions.

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a Life/Death element? maybe a Chaos/Balance element, or Time/Space? CONTROL Element! Mountain Dew element!


Mountain Dew isn''t an element... it is pure, untamed energy. Oh, and carbonated.

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So far, I have eight elemental properties setted for my first RPG, I can''t think of the ninth element, which is essential to the storyline. Naturally, the ninth element must be the most powerful element. The other eight elements I''ve decided are, from the weakest to the stronger: Fire, Ice, Thunder, Water, Earth, Wind, Holy, Shadow.
I''m open to all suggestions.


Pizza is well known to be the master element, since it contains all the other elements.

Seriously though, I''m confused. Why would freezing water change it''s element?

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Fire, Ice, Thunder, Water, Earth, Wind, Holy, Shadow.
I''m open to all suggestions.


I''m curious... you have the basic four- earth water fire wind(air)- I''m not sure about the rest. Ice is water, Thunder is a noise in the air (why not lightning/electricity?) Anyways... here''s some of my $.02:

Quintessence - "In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things."
(Might be a better word for "holy")

I think it depends on how the game is going to pan out. That is, if your last "element" is the final power the player gets to play with, it should feel "final", "ending", or "most powerful". To that end, I ran over to theasaurus.com, and looked up those. Here''s some possibilites:

Omega - "The End"
Dominion - "Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty"Supremacy - "The quality or condition of being supreme; Supreme power or authority."







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Omega is just the last letter in the greek alphabet.

The biblical passage "I am alpha and omega, the beginning and the end" is just metaphorical, it''s not the definition of omega.

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A couple of people have claimed that there''s no difference between ice and water.

I suggest you pour a glass of water down your shirt, then pour a glass full of ice cubes down your shirt. You''ll find out the difference soon enough.


The "omega" thing gave me a thought - latin words tend to sound powerful. See if you can find a list of latin words somewhere - you might find something really good.

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Maybe "Planar" or "Ethereal", where you can summon things from different planes or universes to do your bidding. Or maybe you can have use a psychic one such as "Mind".

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Have you ever played stone-paper-scissors? None of the possible shapes is more powerful than all the others, which makes it impossible to win a game of SPS via 'having the best hand'.

I think the RPG would be more exciting if no individual element was more powerful than another, but instead they could be more powerful only when combined.


Material Energetic Ethereal
Earth Cold Order
Water Lightning Life
Air Heat Chaos


Fire = Air + Heat
Ice = Water + Cold
Thunder = Air + Lightning
Water = Water
Earth = Earth
Wind = Air + Chaos
Holy = Life? Order + Life?
Shadow = Chaos? Chaos + Life?

Failing that, if the last element is indeed the most powerful, then I'd imagine it must be present in everything. Perhaps Existence, Reality?

All your bases belong to us

Edited by - Mayrel on November 3, 2001 10:38:01 AM

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Ether maybe?

In the famous chinese book by Wu C. everything is made up of Ether. It exists in everything. This can perhaps be combined with Mayrel''s suggestion about having an element from which all the others came.

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