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Citadel Tavern / Re: Wordpress blog
« Last post by Moonlake on April 30, 2015, 03:04:04 AM »
Just gotten 17 followers, don't know why I felt like posting with 17, it's not a magical number or my fav., I guess I just felt like it.
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Greetings Traveler / Re: [unable to think of witty title] Hi
« Last post by Scrasamax on April 29, 2015, 11:39:40 PM »
In my browser tab, this page shows up as [unable to think of a witty tit...

LOLS
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Sagely Advice / Re: Seeking Advice - Mythological Archetypes
« Last post by Apocryphal on April 29, 2015, 10:03:59 PM »
Ambitious! :thumbup:

Very! The scenarios will likely take place the period between 3400BC and 1600BC in the Fertile Crescent and be as historically accurate as I can make them.

The 22 Greater arcana cards of the Tarot are also excellent for drawing archetypes from.
Ooh - good thought. That hadn't occurred to me.

Good ones are from movies which also make it very easy to understand the character and play it better than with just a description.

http://www.soulcraft.co/essays/the_12_common_archetypes.html

Has a nice set with some descriptions too.

https://www.empmuseum.org/media/200990/emp_fantasy_gallery_guide_for_educators.pdf<Snip>

I had to stop looking now. Your topic interests me greatly. :)
Those.... are exactly the kind of thing I was looking for! Thanks for that! I'm going to spend some time cross-referencing this with Ancient Near Eastern myth.

I'll post more as it occurs to me. This will be a long-term project - something to let roll around in the back of the mind.
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Sagely Advice / Re: Seeking Advice - Mythological Archetypes
« Last post by Strolen on April 29, 2015, 08:20:56 PM »
You might be surprised what google images comes up with when you search for "hero archetypes" with some great worksheets that you can print and pass out for them to choose from.

Good ones are from movies which also make it very easy to understand the character and play it better than with just a description.

http://www.soulcraft.co/essays/the_12_common_archetypes.html

Has a nice set with some descriptions too.

https://www.empmuseum.org/media/200990/emp_fantasy_gallery_guide_for_educators.pdf

The Knight: The knight is a master combatant, born leader, and trusted guardian whose devotion to duty sustains him on seemingly hopeless quests.
The Mythic Warrior: This is no ordinary warrior. The archetypal hero of myth is born with extraordinary gifts and is destined to overcome the greatest evils of his day.
The Damsel: Known for her beauty and virtue, the damsel is at the mercy of villains until she finds her hero.
The Rogue: The rogue believes rules are meant to be broken. He is an outlaw with talents for deception, trickery, and swashbuckling adventure.
The Iron Woman: The iron woman maintains a position of high leadership, and is a brave and trusted guardian of her people. She is steady and disciplined, even in times of crisis.
The Witch: Gifted with incredible powers at a young age but forced into isolation, the witch usually lives alone and embittered. She is deeply misunderstood and feared by others.
The Hero’s Muse: The hero’s muse is kind, beautiful, and patient. She is connected to the concept of Paradise, and this quality makes her more powerful than she appears.
The Unlikely Hero: Despite humble origins and modest skills, the unlikely hero’s courage and good fortune triumph over desperate circumstances.
The Companion: A hero’s companion is often easier to relate to than the hero. The companion is loyal and can provide a practical and optimistic point of view, even in the darkest of times.
The Mystic: The mystic’s ability to see into the future makes him a valuable ally, but his solitary, introverted, and seemingly erratic nature often leads him to be judged unfairly.
The Magical Prodigy: The magical prodigy is born with extraordinary abilities, but faces a painful path of arduous training, dangerous rites of passage, and an unfair burden of responsibility.
The Earth-Shaker: The earth-shaker’s emotional turbulence, underdeveloped sense of morality, and sheer physical power make him an intimidating threat for any hero.
The Warbringer: The warbringer is contentious, determined, and recklessly brave. His uncontrollable impulse for violence and conflict is both the source of his power and his biggest weakness.
The Anti-Hero: Self-centered or misanthropic, the last thing the anti-hero wants is to be a hero, but the story pushes them where they’re least comfortable and by acting to save themselves they just might save others ... or even the world.

I had to stop looking now. Your topic interests me greatly. :)
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Greetings Traveler / Re: [unable to think of witty title] Hi
« Last post by Strolen on April 29, 2015, 07:56:27 PM »
I have been going through GM withdrawal for about 14 years. Main reason I started this site was because our group was going separate ways and I still wanted to enjoy the creative side of it. So we came up with it before we parted.

Welcome to the site!
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Greetings Traveler / Re: Greet & Meet
« Last post by Strolen on April 29, 2015, 07:54:38 PM »
Wecome Apocryphal. We are fine with raw, uncooked or half-baked.

Voting...the ultimate debate. It just is. 3 and higher and perfectly good subs, don't read too much into it and it can be freely ignored!

Glad you joined! Looking forward to seeing you around.
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Greetings Traveler / Re: Greet & Meet
« Last post by Scrasamax on April 29, 2015, 10:16:37 AM »
Every fantastic thing begins as a half baked idea, welcome aboard.
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Sagely Advice / Re: Seeking Advice - Mythological Archetypes
« Last post by Scrasamax on April 29, 2015, 10:15:18 AM »
The Hero
The Scoundrel
The Wise Mentor
The Goddess
The Trickster
The Rival
The Brain
The Dragon
The Magician

The 22 Greater arcana cards of the Tarot are also excellent for drawing archetypes from.
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Greetings Traveler / Re: [unable to think of witty title] Hi
« Last post by Scrasamax on April 29, 2015, 10:12:08 AM »
I miss having an in person gaming group. Welcome, and there is plenty to talk about here, all sorts of games and gaming styles.

 :cthulhu:
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Sagely Advice / Re: Seeking Advice - Mythological Archetypes
« Last post by Dozus on April 29, 2015, 10:10:13 AM »
Ambitious! :thumbup:

I think that's pretty good coverage of archetypes. The only other that comes immediately to mind is The Shadow - the enemy, the antagonist. It could be your NPC villain, or you could make it a PC.
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