The thought of a sentient war machine does not lead me to think of a female combat bot, but rather more like Skynet; a single entity simultaneously controlling a large number of auton combatants + tanks + equipment etc.
I found the author's note extremely valuable, and feel that should be at the top, or even in the description blurb. If I understand correctly, a caryatid system is an anime character with combat weapon styling. I love the name btw, and the term 'to greeble'.
The GEAS is neat - sort of like Asimov's laws. I can see opposing sides trying to bug the opposing side's GEAS or some military developers trying to get a more effective combat system by bending the rules. That, and playing as a Caryatid character would give you a sort of paladin code-of-honor.Go to Comment
It is always interesting to build a setting and then flesh it out by asking the question "how would this evolve? How would people exploit it?"
This post asks how the well-to-do in a magic-heavy campaign might flaunt their magic. Great!
I imagine spells for pymgy-cute familiars, magically branding designer items ("Oh, she has the prada bag of holding"), and for making your mounts faster / more impressive.
Full-magic campaigns can be tricky if everyone has access to high-power magic. I'd imagine a lot of protection spells would abound.
I like the change of post name and feel that most of the spells fit the bill.Go to Comment
My favorites are pearl, pang, bang, and hang.
These are all especially great if you either (1) know the full set ahead of time but not which is which or (2) are trying to figure out what your new-fangled magic ring does without casting identify.
The rhyming makes it seem like they form a set. Their abilities don't really synchronize though, but I might very well use the naming idea.
Ring of Girl should have a male version - the Ring of Earl.
Great post!Go to Comment