Cause screw unconstructive criticism. Alright. My dad has his hobby of doing random math problems. I have mine of randomly writing stuff that pops into my head. There have been a lot of things, but this one has stayed out of The Vault the longest. It first came up as an evolution of an idea involving half-dragon humanoids fighting and later allying with their full-blooded counterparts, but that fell through. Then I started reading lore on Guild Wars 1 & 2, saw the Charr, and started thinking "Fantasy races get guns? Nice. Why don't elves do that?". My theory? They were tree-huggers, and they wouldn't do anything having to do with fire or excessive violence. Why not change that? Make the elves industrial, cold-blooded, and downright despicable. Humans will be humans, dwarves will be dwarves (with less powerful firearms, but more ingenuity with tactical engineering), and more tribal, Native American inspired orcs. And dragons would be aliens with incredibly adaptive genes, taking 3 days to perfectly adapt to a new environment, an ability hindered on their homeworld by toxins in the air. They became bestial upon colonization of other worlds and killed off their more intelligent ancestors. In order to become the dominant race on their world, elves began hunting the dragons for their venom (propellant for firearms and cannons, scales for nigh-indestructible armor and weapons, eyes for lenses, and meat for food. Bones are rarely used, but were adopted by the orc to produce spears, bows, and arrows). I've already done a lot of stuff, developing languages, militaries, domestic situations, militaries, and governments. And now I'm having doubts. Not too long ago, another thought came to mind. "You know what you don't see often? Magic and space." And now I'm thinking, elves, humans, dwarves, orcs, dragons in the space age, with the elvish empire spanning galaxies, the dwarves being the only real challengers to the empire, orcs are slaves to everyone, humans are in revolt against the elves and the complacent human government, dragons are hunted to near extinction (as in the fantasy world) and spread out like rats across the universe, and everything is going to hell. And thus the crisis. I'm in need of advice, and would like to see what people think of the idea before I go through with it. Don't ask me to do an RP with it, I'm not too interested (though may be in the future if the novel doesn't work out, in which case I'll start advertising).