#RPG #TTRPG #My30dayWorld – What is a Legendary Relic of Power in Your World?

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There will be many relics and magical objects, either newly created or left from the wars of the Philosopher Kings, but I don’t think I particularly want to define any super-powerful objects or items unless they’re necessary for adventures. Game-changing artefacts with game-breaking powers soon become fixations for ambitious players and can bring campaigns to an end. I think they’re better served by being plot points. Things to stop or break, rather than acquire and use. Some examples of these might include…

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#RPG #TTRPG #My30dayWorld – What Character Would you Play in Your Own World?

alexandru-negoita-g2I tend to have a few particular archetypes that I play most often. In the world that I have spelled out thus far I would play a rogue/thief type character who has come up from the slums in one of the fortress cities via sometimes grim and often criminal means. He would be a capable fighter, compensating for the relative lack of combat capability compared to a fighter by taking compensatory skills and specialising in particular weapons. He would mask a terror of falling back into poverty with bravado and a surface-level amoral and materialistic fixation. Beneath that he would be a good man forced to live in bad circumstances, but with sympathies for The Comity’s assault on the status quo.

He would not be above slitting a motherfucker’s throat in their sleep, but would also get drunk afterwards from the guilt.

He might look something like this…

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#My30dayWorld – Do Any People of Your World Revere Nature? How Deeply?

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Nature in this world is extremely dangerous. Even without the mutations and strangeness incurred by the wars of the Philosopher Kings this is a world with megafauna, magical animals, plants and the same natural disasters, plagues, fires and issues that would occur in a low or no magic setting. Mother nature is, very much, a bitch. Nature is something to be tamed, exterminated and beaten into submission for most peoples in this world. It’s a hostile relationship with nature existing as a sort of amoral (rather than immoral), destructive force…

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#RPG #TTRPG #My30dayWorld – What Deities Dwell in Your Realm? Are they Involved?

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Different cultures have different gods, but they will tend to address the same sorts of archetypes – love, war, fertility, motherhood, fatherhood, knowledge, artisanship and so on. The standard model of religion will be polytheism and gods from different cultures will have different – but similar – interpretations. You can see this in the history of pre-Christian Europe (from which I’m drawing inspiration) where parallels exist between deities across cultures (Thor, Ukko and Taranis for example). This set up also allows for relative cosmopolitanism, which tends to be more interesting in fantasy games, as ‘oh, you just worship a different god’ meant less friction, as in ancient Greece and Rome…

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#My30dayWorld – What is the Most Misunderstood Player Race?

Halfling.pngWhatever my equivalent of halflings ends up being, these will be the most misunderstood race. There will be prejudice against them at all levels of society and in all ways. This will range from simple distrust and dislike to the degree of treating them as pests, in much the same way we would treat rats. While they’ll be known as thieves and pests to most other races, they will have a unique and interesting culture that explains and covers much of their behaviour, as it is seen by outsiders…

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#My30dayWorld #RPG – What Prominent Fantastical Bodies of Water are there?

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For the most part particular seas and oceans are not fantastical per se, but rather locations within them are. Given some of my inspiration is going to be taken from pre-christian European mythology, wells, ponds and lakes are more likely to be individually magical and to be the dwelling places of fantastical creatures. Locations in seas or things that live within them may be fantastical, but as to magical bodies of water themselves? Not so much…

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#RPG – #My30dayWorld – Are there Many Underground Locations in Your World?

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In terms of things like The Underdark, no. I don’t think such things make particular sense in the world I have thus far described. Having a whole, separate underground world makes it become somewhat mundane and the unique and strange nature of such a place becomes diluted over time through familiarity. So rather than a single, connected, unified underground realm I think each underground location will be unique…

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