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« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2009, 08:58:22 PM »

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I do not usually read timelines, but your timeline here was nice, short, and to the point. It was useful for better understanding your world.

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I also liked the addition of the movers and shakers.[/quote

Elsewhere you noted a Celtic inspiration. I just wanted to note that at least with the demons I get a sort of vibe similar to that of Buddhist hell. Was that purposeful or coincidence (I figure the latter).

The Celtic theme was mainly meant to be for the "good guys;" I figured having a different mythological basis for each side in the conflict would highlight their differences and conflict.  I wasn't aiming for the demons to draw from the Buddhist hell as a whole, but that was one of the religions/cultures I cherry-picked for inspiration,
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« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2009, 03:36:32 AM »

1. Thanks for the explanation regarding "halloween"

2. I am sort of baffled that I seem to be the only person reading your setting (or at least commenting). I really believe that this setting is one of the best here on the CBG.

3. Ah, so what other religions/cultures did you draw on for the demons?

4. I am still trying to brainstorm on what could be necessary to see. You seem to have covered the big points. You have done major figures, countries, weapons, magical items, monsters (unless there are other animals flora/faunae other than the demons), you've done the characters, the classes (and given a nifty chart (!)), you've done culture and festivals, we had a look into the psychology of the characters, you did magic, you covered adventures. This has been a nifty "beer-and-pretzels" drop in, hit hard, and get out setting creation-- very instructive to those of us who are more verbose.

a. There is always, the topic of the fortnight: Organizations. Are there any organizations in the world?

b. There is also- famous sites? You mentioned the islands and some cities, but what I am thinking of are natural sites? I suppose they have mostly been destroyed- but are there any decaying volcanic citadels that used to be extremely holy to the Fae? If so, it might be an interesting adventure seed to go back and try to resanctify or reclaim one of those places? Such as the place where the Aos Sei first escaped the world from (if they emerged from one particular area in the ocean).
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« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2009, 04:48:22 PM »

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2. I am sort of baffled that I seem to be the only person reading your setting (or at least commenting). I really believe that this setting is one of the best here on the CBG.
3. Ah, so what other religions/cultures did you draw on for the demons?[/quote]4. I am still trying to brainstorm on what could be necessary to see. You seem to have covered the big points. You have done major figures, countries, weapons, magical items, monsters (unless there are other animals flora/faunae other than the demons), you've done the characters, the classes (and given a nifty chart (!)), you've done culture and festivals, we had a look into the psychology of the characters, you did magic, you covered adventures.[/quote]This has been a nifty "beer-and-pretzels" drop in, hit hard, and get out setting creation-- very instructive to those of us who are more verbose.[/quote]a. There is always, the topic of the fortnight: Organizations. Are there any organizations in the world?

b. There is also- famous sites? You mentioned the islands and some cities, but what I am thinking of are natural sites? I suppose they have mostly been destroyed- but are there any decaying volcanic citadels that used to be extremely holy to the Fae? If so, it might be an interesting adventure seed to go back and try to resanctify or reclaim one of those places? Such as the place where the Aos Sei first escaped the world from (if they emerged from one particular area in the ocean).
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Hmm...organizations and holy sites.  That's a good idea, and would provide plenty of hooks.  I'll think about that and put something up later this week; I'm heading off to college tomorrow and probably won't have internet access until Friday.
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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2009, 05:16:10 PM »

Good luck at college. If I may be so bold as to inquire, what is your major?

>>the earthen demons from the book I mentioned earlier, the tactics and mindless fury of the Zerg from Starcraft ("Demonling rush!"), and so on.

Haha.
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« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2009, 08:52:18 PM »

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Good luck at college. If I may be so bold as to inquire, what is your major?

You may; I'm doing a dual Computer Science/Cognitive Science with a minor in Philosophy.
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« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2011, 11:35:11 PM »

Bumping this thread in case anyone missed it when it first came out. I very much enjoyed the work Pair o'Dice Lost did here--he put a lot of love into the setting and didn't get too much feedback at the time.
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