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« Reply #90 on: October 12, 2012, 02:00:43 AM »

very busy next couple of weeks posting may be limited in word count
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« Reply #91 on: October 13, 2012, 03:40:55 PM »

Don't think this has been covered before:

what is the general populace's attitude to magic users? How common are magic users?

Is a claim like we've just heard usually laughed at, or do people more likely grab pitchforks and torches and go after the witch?
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« Reply #92 on: October 15, 2012, 02:47:36 AM »

Sorry for the delay.  Been an interesting - but, good - RL weekend.

Magic users aren't terribly common; however, they pop up from time to time.  Minor talents that have a few parlor tricks are probably tolerated - especially in an occupation that could use a little extra help - thieves, delvers, hired swords and mercenaries.

However, the reaction of the general public is often more severe.  Think Salem Witch Trials without all the hysteria.  The prevailing thoughts about magic for any who have cared to pay attention are these:

  • Magic creates demons: Those who lose control of the power become demons.  The more powerful the sorcerer, the more powerful of a demon he becomes.
  • Demonic Pacts: Demons enter into pacts with humans in order to bring over more demons from wherever they come from.  This action grants the human immense power but damns their soul.
  • The open gate: Something happened before the destruction of the civilization that built the ruins.  They opened a gate and the demons came into this world.  So did magic.
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« Reply #93 on: October 15, 2012, 02:39:56 PM »

How do more creatures that in most fantasy worlds have magical cultures feel about magic you know your elves, gnomes, etc. Is anti-magic attitude universal?
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« Reply #94 on: October 15, 2012, 10:46:43 PM »

Given that demons don't seem to favor anyone other than themselves and seem to delight in bringing pain and suffering to all who cross their path, the thinking is pretty universal.

Magic use is actually a capital crime in Dwarven lands.
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« Reply #95 on: October 16, 2012, 01:51:54 AM »

Right that actually works well for Brindlglib, he's definately more inventor than alchemist and this background does a lot to explain why people like him exist rather than, say, court wizards.
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« Reply #96 on: October 18, 2012, 02:12:37 PM »

Yeah, the idea that technology would keep on trucking with ubiquitous magic has always struck me as a little off.  However, it can work in the right setting.

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I've got a few more things planned for this littel stop but speak up if you feel like your character is languishing.
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« Reply #97 on: October 23, 2012, 02:12:09 PM »

OK, sorry for my abrupt absence.  Work has thrown me a few curve balls including the notice that I'll be transfered at the end of the year.

IC post is up.  Let me know if you have any outstanding issues.

This stop has fulfilled it's purpose for the time being.  If there are no objections, I'll move us ahead.
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« Reply #98 on: October 23, 2012, 08:12:16 PM »

Are Pech noticeably larger than Gnomes or am I missing something? Wasn't anticipating Baxton to be categorized with "the big folk".
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« Reply #99 on: October 23, 2012, 08:51:18 PM »

Fine with me.
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« Reply #100 on: October 23, 2012, 10:01:05 PM »

Are Pech noticeably larger than Gnomes or am I missing something? Wasn't anticipating Baxton to be categorized with "the big folk".

His gnome is really in the TINY category.  We discussed the size ... and ultimately agreed to disagree.  Think TINY character (using the rules for a SMALL one) and your brain will relax a bit.
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« Reply #101 on: October 25, 2012, 05:33:01 AM »

Hmmm, the perils of quik posts on the tram on the way to work. If I had remembered Baxton was a pech would have not included the comments on big folk.
Regarding the agree to disagree, my argument was that the gnome is at the bottom of the Small range (2'2" tall) but IUdomastro thought otherwise. Ultimatley if we are both happy at the rules level that's enough.

Anyway is it ok if I go back and edit out the Big Folk comment?
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« Reply #102 on: October 25, 2012, 10:14:11 AM »

I have no issues with you changing the post.

However, I kinda like the idea of him seeing even Pech as "big" folk.  Not essential but I liked it.
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« Reply #103 on: October 31, 2012, 02:58:51 PM »

Been a bit quiet on account of work eating my life. No end in sight. Keen to continue though.
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« Reply #104 on: November 01, 2012, 02:04:27 AM »

Excellent!  Carry on, sir.
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