Chris Dunlap @ 2019-09-16 14:41:31
Hello all. I was writing to Paulo regarding his new spellbooks, and he suggested a "spitball" post here. The titles are - Magia Nova (Ars Magica magic for D&D), Gaia's Grimoire (Hedge magic - witchcraft/unstructured teachings) and Tyrian Text ("purple prose"spells - evoking the feeling of Clark Ashton Smith's writings and HPL's Dreamlands). This thread will be for any ideas and suggestions...
Paolo Greco @ 2019-09-16 16:16:54
Magia Nova does not really need much design at this point: the spells, arts, and forms are done. But if you have some extra content suggestions, please let me know.
Chris Dunlap @ 2019-09-16 17:11:19
What sort of content did you have planned for Gaia’s Grimoire and Tyrian Text?
Lloyd Neill @ 2019-09-18 04:55:10
Ooh, Paolo are you looking for any other weird spell schools?
Paolo Greco @ 2019-09-18 14:55:51
Paolo Greco @ 2019-09-18 14:58:15
For Tyrian Text the criteria for inclusion is "What would Clark Ashton Smith do?" For Gaia's Grimoire, the criteria for inclusion is "does this belong in a neopagan spellbook or herbal?"
Paolo Greco @ 2019-09-18 15:00:16
It's better if disciplines each have: * 8 spells * 12 catastrophes * 12 objects for starting characters * a perk using the character Focus (or competency bonus, in 5E speak)
Richard G @ 2019-09-18 20:59:44
I am super distracted and busy right now or I'd be all over this! More in December.
Lloyd Neill @ 2019-09-18 21:57:14
Ok, I reckon I’ve got enough ideas that I could put together a worm magic discipline and maaayybe also head/skull magic (using severed heads). How mundane vs magical do you envision the starting items being?
Anne Hunter @ 2019-09-18 23:38:48
Hmm... I guess I better look at my copies of W&W and M&M...
Paolo Greco @ 2019-09-18 23:56:30
Usually the starting items are a bunch of tools to enable the spells or minor magic. By minor I do not mean weak bonuses, but small or limited effects
Richard G @ 2019-09-19 02:22:56
I suggest a school of hobomancy based on The Big Rock Candy Mountain (full lyrics follow): One evening as the sun went down And the jungle fire was burning, Down the track came a hobo hiking, And he said, "Boys, I'm not turning I'm headed for a land that's far away Besides the crystal fountains So come with me, we'll go and see The Big Rock Candy Mountains In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, There's a land that's fair and bright, Where the handouts grow on bushes And you sleep out every night Where the boxcars all are empty And the sun shines every day On the birds and the bees And the cigarette trees The lemonade springs Where the bluebird sings In the Big Rock Candy Mountains In the Big Rock Candy Mountains All the cops have wooden legs And the bulldogs all have rubber teeth And the hens lay soft-boiled eggs The farmers' trees are full of fruit And the barns are full of hay Oh I'm bound to go Where there ain't no snow Where the rain don't fall The wind don't blow In the Big Rock Candy Mountains In the Big Rock Candy Mountains You never change your socks And the little streams of alcohol Come trickling down the rocks The brakemen have to tip their hats And the railroad bulls are blind There's a lake of stew And of whiskey, too You can paddle all around 'em In a big canoe In the Big Rock Candy Mountains In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, The jails are made of tin And you can walk right out again, As soon as you are in There ain't no short-handled shovels, No axes, saws or picks, I'ma goin' to stay Where you sleep all day, Where they hung the Turk That invented work In the Big Rock Candy Mountains I'll see you all this coming Fall In the Big Rock Candy Mountains"
Richard G @ 2019-09-19 02:27:01
cf. misadventures of Flapjack: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3yN8TZYtckY
Richard G @ 2019-09-19 02:31:19
(I love the fact that hobo paradise still has jails and police dogs but they’re ineffective. The point is not Thelemic (do as thou wilt) but trickster-tactical: the practitioner remains _against_ The Law, but is beyond its force.
Mamading Ceesay @ 2019-09-24 15:13:21
@Richard G, I'm reminded of Erik Jensen's Wampus County and Chromatic Soup 2.
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