In my journey to play each caster 5 times, I’ve not really kept pace. Hopefully, though, I’ll be able to Catch up. I’ve made my 4th game with Scaverous, and figured I’d drop a battle report for it real quick. (ha, you all know my Battle reports are long and unwieldy)
One of the selling points of many fantasy games is that they exist in an alternate world and an alternate time. The setting, the culture, and the world are all unique creations, reflections of the creators mind and the creativity that they can express. However, one of the more finicky things that defines a setting that is often disregarded is focusing on the appropriate technological level in a detailed way. Lets take a look.
Its been a while since I’ve had a game – more than I like, honestly, and I am gearing up for a tournament this weekend so I figured I would go through and start looking at the casters I expect to see on the board. While I might not hit every point, I do want to have in my mind what type of matchups I’m looking at, even though I know i’ll just as likely discard them the day of. So, lets take a look!
By now, having passed through the basic bedrock of a world. We’ve talked about the geological and physical aspects, how flora and fauna should be considered, and now we’ve even talked about how the most fantastic of aspects, magic itself, should be woven in realistic ways. Now, its time to move on to the hard stuff. Its time to talk People.
As many of you likely know, I’ve volunteered my time for privateer press as both a Pressganger and a Judge a fair amount over the last 5+ years. For those of you who don’t know, The Press Gang was a worldwide group of volunteers who ran events, among other things, for the community, hoping to assist in its growth and spread the game to people who hadn’t experienced it. Yesterday, fairly promptly, the program was disbanded. This is my look back on some of my favorite moments I had, and favorite people I met during that time.
While I’ve focused on the Interaction between people and magic, as well as where magic comes from, there is another interaction with magic that must be looked at: That of Innate spell casters. While speaking about how biological and chemical magic happens , Innate magic is a different topic all together.
Well, Sadly for me, I’ve not been able to get a game in in two weeks. Illness and events have surrounded me and its been less than enjoyable. this weekend looks poor for gaming as well, as my wife and I will be celebrating our five year anniversary. The weekend after that looks possible, then I have a possible 32 man tournament, so there will be games! This week, though, I think I want to explore, from a clearly Cryx perspective, why I hate nearly every one of our jacks. This time I target the Slayer Chassis, next time (whenver that is) I will take aim (HA!) at our Crabs
Over the pastfewweeks, we’ve been looking at how to categorize, build, and tackle magic as it pertains to world building. its a broad subject with many facets. This week, I’m going to look at the inherent and design differences between divine magic and arcane magic.
This past weekend, as I write this, there was leaked information on the coming SR 17 Organized play documents. I want to take a few minutes and go over my thoughts point-by-point, sometimes from a Cryxian perspective.