Saturday, August 10, 2013

[dlrsozia] The Ultimate War

Tell a fictional story of a great war.  This has already been done countless times before by many storytellers.  Top them.

The underlying mechanism could be a war of attrition, a.k.a. an all pay auction, for which the participants game theoretically have incentive to keep escalating the conflict forever.

We need some plot device that allows both to remain equally matched indefinitely, allowing the unbounded escalation of conflict, preventing one side from winning outright too early.  Perhaps time travel.

Inspired by The Last Great Time War.

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