Hello and thank you for reading this, hope your doing well today.
This is difficult to describe, but I will do my best, please bear with me.
Imagine a table that's oval shaped, minus the legs. Christmas lights are suspened over the table but only an inch above the surface
but its big, imagine an elliptical galaxy (which is where I got the idea)
This plane/planet is a creature/god, capable of modifying many laws of physics. Ideally not all though. the Christmas lights suspended above the table are stars. The table itself is land.
I assume that much mass would just collapse naturally into a black hole ? That's why the slight laws of physics changes
The table itself is on a galactic level is thin. maybe 300 miles deep at its deepest part. mostly magma filled, but there are "cold spots" were people and can climb down and emerge on the other side of the table/planet
Right smack in the middle is the gravitation plane once you pass through it gravity reverses so people on the underside of the table aren't being pushed away from the plane/planet. layered in like the cheese in a grilled cheese sandwich
Weather over the plane. Imagine soap suds on a table, some bubbles are bigger and they have mild climates, the smaller ones are more likely to be stormy/uninhabitable. The smallest ones are the size of a continent the biggest ones the size of a solar system
The purpose of this world is to allow players to explore vast uncharted areas with simple technologies like sailing ships.
I have no idea what a world with no curved horizon would look like, I have told the players that you can only see through so much air before it becomes opaque
Night as I explained it happens in 36hour cycles where the sky just seems to get darker like those glasses that turn into sun glasses. Most area is dark lands, where no star light reaches, that's where ferocious critters live.
Gravity is pretty consistently 1g. I want it to be weird, but no so weird they can't understand it.
if it matters the creature/god itself is dispassionate simply studying the effects of things in their habitat looking for evidence of other beings like itself. the creatures that live on it are facsimiles of creatures from other galaxies. For people and animals it reads their mind and genetic structures then creates a clone that wakes up in this strange new world. IE Tom Burk in 1913 april 3rd Chicago goes to bed that night the plane scans his mind implants them in a facsimile(clone) so which wakes up on a new world very confused. Mean while the real Tom Burk wakes up and goes to work the next day.
1 Am I going to have to use "magik" to explain almost everthing (the players just think they are on a very big planet at this point, they don't know the "planet" is sentient either.)
2 Given the thickness of the planet, could it actually be 1G ? or by necessity does it have to be "magik" that keeps it from being 78,000 g's or something like that.
3 General thoughts, stuff I should be explaining but am not. anything is welcome.
Thanks for reading.