In science and philosophy, a paradigm /ˈpærədaɪm/ is a distinct set of concepts or thought patterns, including theories, research methods, postulates, and standards for what constitutes legitimate contributions to a field.

Paradigm Worlds

psychedelic strategy tactical first person shooter action role playing game experience

Paradigm Worlds is a mod for Mount & Blade Warband released by Karol Grodecki in January of 2017.

It borrows and combines elements from an insanely varied amount of other mods and properties, adding everything including (but not limited to) military spec ops, aliens, mutant experiments run amok, orcs and elves from Lord of the Rings and The Witcher, and even a nazi-esque empire of necromantic undead.

The developer himself refers to this broad combination of concepts and settings as "a cosmogenic tower of babel", made as an experiment to see what would happen if such drastically different worlds were to collide. He likens it to watching an interesting terrarium of ants.

Though it seems impossible for so many fantastical cultures to co-exist in a single world or story, Grodecki hopes that after immersing in the bizarre, psychedelic world he has put together, you'll see what he sees:
An intriguing, chaotic-yet-functional system created from very, very different parts.

Have you ever imagined who would win in a fight between the Predator or Darth Maul? The Nazgul or a modern commando? This mod is where you can find the answer.

It is not a mod to be taken too seriously, but to be enjoyed as a spectacular experiment.
Whether you love it or hate it, it will undoubtedly be an experience you won't soon forget.

"I hope that this mod, which I created to see what would happen if such different worlds would meet, will be more of an interesting terrarium of ants than a tower of biblical chaos."
-Karol Grodecki