Easter eggs and in-jokes are fine for me too.
But I do not really want to have connections between these two universes because of two things:
- I would like that the two different teams working on these games (even if Chris Avellone would work on both) explore different pathways, different stories, expand creativity all along. It could extend with more games from each IP, novellas... And fans could help after playing these games: look at youtube video about music, or think about mods (even if Torment would not have a mod tool to modify the story)... Or why not fans trying to write something about each universe? I certainly will (even if I am not a professional writer or novelist), like I did for the early MMOs I played back in the days.
- TToN is based on the Numenera setting, and I remember Feargus saying some months ago, that he would be happy to make board games or Pen and Paper roleplaying games. Some video games had supplements or entire new PnP games, like Dragon Age, Diablo II, Myth... I would be very happy too if PE would have a PnP version, and if it would allow PC and GM to explore the PE's universe. Same thing for Numenera and the Ninth World and the Bloom...
Have a PnP campaign mixing these universes would fun, I agree, and as a GM, I would be tempted to.
But two universes, two times more of creatitivy!
Edited by Huinehtar, 26 March 2013 - 04:40 AM.