Category Archives: World-Building

Magic Monday – Asëa Aranion

Hero’s Sleep (Knit Flesh Bind Bone) Natural healing is slow and uncertain; this herbal magic accelerates the process dramatically, which in turn reduces the chances of infection or atrophy. The patient must drink an infusion of herbal medicine, after which … Continue reading

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Magic Monday – Now you smell it?

Phantasm (Impose Dream; Inception; Hallucination) In contrast to the Painter’s Spell, which crafts an image for all to see, this spell summons a minor daydream and compels it to implant a full sensory experience into the mind of a single … Continue reading

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A Friday link: The power of (mis)translation

[Here’s the link] One of the blogs I follow is A Book of Creatures, which regularly introduces cryptids (animals that someone has said exist… that probably or definitely don’t in reality) from around the world. Many of these would make … Continue reading

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Method & Moil

Method & Moil – a Lasers & Feelings hack (I found L&F a while back, read through it once, thought it was cool, and then let it lapse as a PDF stored somewhere on my computer for several months. Then … Continue reading

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Magic Monday – God-eaters – The Sun-Rider

The Sun-Rider (The Hero; White Bull Rider) Description: Legend has it that the sun, an iridescent bull elephant of monstrous size, once roamed across the heavens at whim. This wreaked havoc on the land and seas below. The other gods … Continue reading

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YAOSC: Opposition Tracks

Setting sail from Alexandria Once again, I was reading someone else’s thoughts on tabletop RPGs when I was inspired to riff on one of the ideas to my own ends. In this case, it was Justin Alexander’s “Stealthy Thoughts,” and … Continue reading

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YAOSC: Time to build some magic

Background Recently I’ve been putting renewed thought into my fantasy heartbreaker RPG; in this case, the long-deferred question of how the magic system will actually work. My Magic Monday series has ended up as a sort of catch-all for fantasy RPG … Continue reading

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