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March 5th, 2006


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09:40 pm - Update
Updated the Cosmology, Gol Grungor, Hobgoblin Dominions, New Monsters and Verdant Coast sections.

The Cosmology and the New Monsters sections introduce a new kind of entity: The Fair Folk. I always thought that wee little pixies shouldn't be all there is to faeries, and I liked the interpretations of both Terry Pratchett and the Exalted RPG, so I set out to create something similar. The Fair Folk template isn't quite finished yet, but I am working on it.

I was never quite happy with the Verdant Coast so far. Geography demanded that I had several regions to fill out in the local equivalent of Africa. The Snake Kingdoms and the Star Mountains already had their own shticks. Malundi was classical pulp Africa with dinosaurs and lost cities (though the natives are rather more civilized than in most of the pulps). But what, then, was left over for the Verdant Coast?

Now I had an idea: The Verdant Coast was originally a vast elven kingdom with human slaves, until one day the humans rebelled and threw off their oppressors. This allows me to use all sorts of nifty parallels to the history of Colonization and its aftereffects, with the added bonus that the elves still live there as a despised and spiteful minority. And it allows me to drop some more hints to what elves have been up to in ancient times...

Finally, I've started to work on something new: The city of Dartmouth. Many people have been clamoring for a detailed city-state so that they can see just how everything works on a smaller scale. Well, Dartmouth is going to be that "sample city" (mostly because I used it as the home base for my short playtest campaign), and I hope that write-up will answer a few questions about the nature of the city-states of Urbis. There isn't much in that section yet, but give it time...

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From:allamistako
Date:March 5th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC)
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Maybe you should look to change the typeface into something a tad more readable... however it's looking good to me :)
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From:jhubert
Date:March 5th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
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Which typeface - the standard or the OGL one?
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From:allamistako
Date:March 5th, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC)
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Primarily the OGL one - the one that looks as if it came of a typewriter. That was one of the reasons I couldn't sit down and read the website in the first place. It's difficult to read it on paper, and on screen it's even harder.

The new concept for the verdant Coast looks VERY interesting... Sounds like the british in africa... *mmmmmm*
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From:jhubert
Date:March 6th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
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Primarily the OGL one - the one that looks as if it came of a typewriter. That was one of the reasons I couldn't sit down and read the website in the first place. It's difficult to read it on paper, and on screen it's even harder.

I'll see what I can do. Since I am using style sheets, I can change the font everywhere by simply changing a few words in a single file...

The new concept for the verdant Coast looks VERY interesting... Sounds like the british in africa... *mmmmmm*

Glad you like it!

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