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Sagely Advice / Re: Gossamer Overthinks : Defensible vs Practical
« Last post by Thewizard63 on Yesterday at 04:15:20 PM »
i've always struggled with this balance of strghold vs practocle livable home. So Eragon gave me pause to re-think the whole thing. and the idea of dwarves living in the hidden valleys of the mountains makes sense for food and the like. this also is a reason  why the dwarves hate goblinoids and other mountain cave dwellers. the dwarves just have carved out the natural caverns to things of beauty. these first few caves end up being the entrances and great halls. but deeper are the mines, which is the heart of their wealth.

they use their stoneworks to hide other entrances and exits to keep from getting "holed up". but where the streams go deep and dark is the realm of the underdark. deep at the foothills level in the core of the rock. the Dwarves use the stonecraft to keep cunning work arounds from the major assaults.

This idea helped me feel more OK with how and why Dwarves were even in surface society at all. it's because they are on the surface, just in the high peaks with horrible neighbors. in my mind, main entrances are heavily fortified like a castle but with a maze of tunnels to keep the enemy guessing.
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Links / Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Last post by valadaar on Yesterday at 10:38:29 AM »
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Greetings Traveler / Re: Well met fellow travelers of the Realms!
« Last post by Strolen on May 02, 2016, 07:27:31 PM »
Welcome infinidum3d. Do you come with rumble seats as well?

No matter. Sorry for the late hello. Many things are afoot in the Citadel these days and my attention is currently focused on the Ides of July.

Hope to see you around!!
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Links / Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Last post by valadaar on April 29, 2016, 11:24:22 AM »
Hmm, these are getting rather far apart.
But here is a cool one. A site that proports to map all of the fossil finds in the world. You can even filter by timezone, type.

https://paleobiodb.org/navigator/
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Freetext Friday
« Last post by axlerowes on April 23, 2016, 06:29:45 AM »
too soon
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Freetext Friday
« Last post by Dragonlordmax on April 22, 2016, 10:05:06 PM »
Two this time! Woohoo! Possibly because I'm super-duper late with an update.

We have plenty of uses of the princess freetext, but there doesn't seem to be a prince freetext. So, let's see if we can fill in that gap a bit.
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Cosmic Pluralism / Re: Cosmic Era Progress Log
« Last post by Scrasamax on April 18, 2016, 03:23:02 PM »
how do you want that to change our view of your posts?     

It's going to take a little bit for me to come up with an answer for this.
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Cosmic Pluralism / Re: Cosmic Era Progress Log
« Last post by axlerowes on April 18, 2016, 12:31:42 AM »
Great.

Point of feedback being is I don't see that coming through strongly in your posts of late  (the recent Universe 26 is its own thing).  I think if this is what you want us to take away from the cosmic era posts you could turn up the volume on the horror. I think the whole cloth stuff undercuts and dilutes your setting.  I get writing stuff to deal with being tired and restless but how do you want that to change our view of your posts?     
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Cosmic Pluralism / Re: Cosmic Era Progress Log
« Last post by Scrasamax on April 17, 2016, 08:46:18 PM »
The hero faces their inner demons, and the cosmic horrors in their line of work. No one will know if they succeed, because it'll be brushed under the rug by the higher ups. If they fail, no one will know because there will be another contingency, another layer of action, and there will be an 'incident' and still no one will know, there will just be lots more dead bodies.

The horrors come, they fight.

Some die.

Some go mad.

The monsters keep coming.

They win the battle, they retreat, they escape, sometimes they don't.

It doesn't matter, the people that the PCs likely work for are monsters all the same. The PCs are expendable, they are liabilities, they are written off and left to die, left to rot in sanitariums, given field retirements (suicide missions to take them off the dossier).

The plan to retire to Fiji, Belize, New Themyscira (Good luck getting there, that's like trying to move to Israel)

That plan isn't going to happen. It's a tattered photograph left in a bunk or footlocker.
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