Category Archives: World-Building

Magic Monday – Campaign Concept – The Fire From Down Below

This post was brought to you by the very fun “You’re Welcome” song from Moana. I’ve talked before about an “unlocking” campaign, in which the main draw is to explore and plan, negotiate and fight, and acquire new tools that … Continue reading

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Magic Monday – Thoughts on Timing

(I picked up YAOSC and tinkered with it in the winter, then put it down… for the whole spring semester. It’s high time I picked it back up for more tinkering, at least for the duration of the summer. I’ll … Continue reading

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Magic Monday – Red Light

Dazayn Lock (Slow; Hold Person) This complicated spell exerts the caster’s will through the Shadow to place a target into a dreamlike state; their minds are trapped as their bodies become sluggish or even immobile. This spell has a base … Continue reading

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Magic Monday – Physical magic – I’m’a cut you!

    Hamonnoah Hahd (Embladen; Spirit Sword; Psiblade) Physical adepts of the Fells often fight bare-handed, and when resorting to weapons they often fight with sticks instead of metal weapons. That doesn’t mean they can’t cut things when they need … Continue reading

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Magic Monday – The Sorcerer’s Valet

Servant-Spell While many magicians preserve traditions of living within a community and working with their hands, others – especially the wealthy and antisocial – isolate themselves and try to meet their daily needs with magic as often as possible. The … Continue reading

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Magic Monday – God-eaters – The Stars

The Stars (The Dancers of the Astral Plain; the Lights) Description: It turns out that the world really is ringed in a shell, nest, or shield of rotating crystalline spheres. The innermost face of these – which we call the … Continue reading

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Magic Monday – YAOSC XP

At the end of each session, expedition or mission, everyone who participated gets experience points (XP). The recommended base value is three points, although this number may be changed according to the length of the session and the needs of … Continue reading

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