Avast, ye scurvy dogs! We be boarding this new thread, so ready yer cutlasses and prepare to plunder! The old threads we've forced to walk the plank go here and here, and our stash of Game Theory treasure be hidden away on fanfic.net! Contents: Prologue Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Eleven Point One One Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Epilogue Final Words Infodumps: On Game Theory (and sequels): What it isn't: 1, 2, 3 Characters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Timeline: 1 Locations: 1, 2 On magic, mana and spells Mana and magic symbols: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Mage rank and linker cores: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Devices: 1 Mana constructs, summons and familiars: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Rare Skills: Carim, Yuuno, Mei (2, 3) Spells and their construction: 1, 2 Dimensional barriers: 1 Medicine and mana poisoning: 1, 2, 3, 4 Lethality, and kinetic weapons: 1 On historical events and entities Dimensions and world-templates: 1, 2, 3, Basic history (and magic systems): 1, 2, 3 Alhazred: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Dawn States: 1, 2, 3, 4 Combat Cyborg Incident: 1 On the TSAB and the present day TSAB structure: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 The Saint Church: 1 Fashion and Jackets: 1, 2, 3 Technology: 1, 2, 3 First Contact: 1, 2, 3, 4 Cultural elements: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Special treatment: 1, 2, 3 Note: As a standard disclaimer upon which all of my worldbuilding is constructed (and to hopefully stop people PMing me to ask permission to use it), everything in the Gamesverse is free for the taking. Not only am I writing fanfiction, which means I can hardly protest at people taking the stuff I come up with when I'm doing the exact same thing, the entire point of this worldbuilding is to create a reconstructed setting with lots of plot hooks and interesting sci fi stuff for everyone to take as much from as they think is cool. And lest I seem uncharacteristically generous, it's for partly selfish ends too - if enough of this stuff diffuses into the wider Nanoha fanfiction community, I get more fics of the sort I like to read. Everybody wins. So yeah, feel free to take as much of this stuff as you like, and leave as much of it as you don't. It's all up for grabs if you want it. Now, on with the thread!