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« on: August 18, 2010, 08:31:49 PM »

The main book discusses the five ages, including Reason and Industrial, and even suggests at the existence of Steampunk Sorcerers.

Will there be rules for these? Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 08:53:33 PM »

Yes.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010, 10:21:51 PM »

Yes.

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010, 11:29:38 PM »

Bwuh?
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010, 11:41:38 PM »

Maybe is tease, Yes is confirmation.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 05:39:12 AM »

Yes.

You know, you need to stop talking so much. Tongue

So, any idea when, just as a guess? Possible product name? The color of your socks? Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2010, 07:25:57 AM »

Yes.

You know, you need to stop talking so much. Tongue

So, any idea when, just as a guess? Possible product name? The color of your socks? Smiley

James

Yes.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2010, 07:32:15 AM »

Yes.

You know, you need to stop talking so much. Tongue

So, any idea when, just as a guess? Possible product name? The color of your socks? Smiley

James

Yes.

People here are just too verbose. You think I have time to be reading these novel-length posts?  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 11:47:24 AM »

Yes.

You know, you need to stop talking so much. Tongue

So, any idea when, just as a guess? Possible product name? The color of your socks? Smiley

James

On specifics:

* Reason era already exists in the core book.
* Industrial will be expanded in Gear for the Ages (which has been announced).
* Steampunk sorcerers are just arcane casters in the Industrial era - and Spellbound will be covering arcane casters in spades.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2010, 12:03:59 PM »

I always enjoy when I hottly desired concept is easily managed as a mere by-product of logical development and expansion of a system Grin.
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2010, 12:53:41 PM »

* Steampunk sorcerers are just arcane casters in the Industrial era - and Spellbound will be covering arcane casters in spades.

And it certainly can't hurt that said product will have The Seer, master of mystical-tinkerage.
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2010, 01:00:37 PM »

Yes.

You know, you need to stop talking so much. Tongue

So, any idea when, just as a guess? Possible product name? The color of your socks? Smiley

James

On specifics:

* Reason era already exists in the core book.
* Industrial will be expanded in Gear for the Ages (which has been announced).
* Steampunk sorcerers are just arcane casters in the Industrial era - and Spellbound will be covering arcane casters in spades.

What I meant was, some kind of separate rules governing sorcery and science. For example, iron kingdoms; their mechanika was more than simply the sum of its parts.
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2010, 01:39:35 PM »

I always viewed mechanika as some really nice fluff in order to install a battery onto your magical items
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2010, 10:15:47 PM »

Ah, the OP was asking for special rules for one of the back cover blurbs.  I somehow missed that.

I always viewed mechanika as some really nice fluff in order to install a battery onto your magical items

At some point, Crafty is going to have to print in a book with 72 point type, "THE CRUNCH AND FLUFF ARE ENTIRELY UNRELATED UNTIL YOU MAKE THEM SO."  I doubt it would get the point across, but like the sniper five levels higher than you, it would be nice to be able to point at the page when the topic comes up.  Evil
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2010, 11:04:55 PM »

You know, guys, I DO understand the difference between crunch and fluff. But I also understand the differences between different types of crunch.

An Iron Kingdoms Mechanik is far different from a D&D wizard, even though they are using the same basic rules. Mechanika wasn't just fluff, it had a completely different set of rules.

And that's what I was asking. I'm not sure why I'm being criticized over this: there are no rules for a hybrid blending of science and magic in Fantasy Craft. There are no Steamjacks or Warcasters and the like, and yet I'm having fingers shaken at me like they are and I was too stupid to catch it.

I mean, after all, these two quotes:

"Technology continues to displace magic, forcing mages to specialize and cloister, though some embrace and change with the times. These few, and their divine
counterparts, use their power in new and exciting ways, experimenting as
much as the great thinkers of the time." (from the era of Reason)

and:

"Magic often combines with science in the industrial era, resulting in magical technologies beyond imagination. “Steampunk” sorcerers create lightning
bolt guns, time-travel sleds, clockwork animals, and other wild gadgetry that baffles even modern minds. A few mages continue to reject science, however, retreating from society to become witches and cultists" (from era of Industrial)

Suggests that magic and science can in fact blend to create things that are not present in the current rules. And yet I'm getting lambasted here for asking for crunch for something that is directly mentioned in the fluff, for an era that is presented as available?

I'm not sure what I said wrong here to deserve this treatment, over a simple question.
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