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Posted by: LordArchaon on Oct 11, 2012 at 02:28:49 AM
Given the good feedback, I'll detail this "new" cosmology of mine in a small series of blogs. After a little intro that explains a bit of what I did with this cosmology in the latest blog, I will then delve into the concept of Elders and how they (can) mingle with the Fey.
While the previous blog was more of a "lore" article, now I'm doing more of a "designer's notes".
So what about the planes?
As you may have noticed, my cosmology draws heavily from 4e, more than from the Great Wheel. It is aimed at explaining things more rationally than the classic cosmology, even 4e's, so fitting in the aligned planes and the "wheel" schematic is a bit weird IMO.
I wanted a more "top-bottom" approach, that I actually see more as concentric.
That is, I see the "Elemental Chaos" as being nothing more than...
Posted by: LordArchaon on Mar 14, 2012 at 05:30:10 PM
I'm finally nailing my very own ideas about arcane casters and what would really differentiate them in a way that most players would find meaningful and fun in actual play.
My comments to this very interesting blog post about arcane magic in D&D Next by Ari Marmell managed to say more about the matter than all my previous blog posts combined, so I decided to reorganize my ideas in a new post.
Three Users, Three Sources.
Yes, it may seem a complication, but no, I'm not actually proposing to split the Arcane power source, just "sub-categorize" it in a meaningful way that helps differentiating the classes and making the basic assumptions about the D&D world richer and more mysterious and varied (IMO of course, but a lot could be discussed about this!).
Here's what I came up with, three...
Posted by: LordArchaon on Nov 6, 2009 at 01:53:12 AM
It's very easy to explain/demonstrate my theory...
Check the description of Zutwa from Arcane Power:
Zutwa: An ancient being of manifest life force, Zutwa was a towering figure as large as a mountain, composed of bark, boughs, grass, leaves, and petals. Its limpid eyes of liquid green could spawn life in barren soil or dead tissue, or deprive earth and flesh of vitality. Zutwa gave up its existence to defeat a primordial of manifest dissolution. Even as a vestige, Zutwa’s energy seems inexhaustible to those who make a pact with it.
Now check the photos
I know the last one is barely visible, so for the ones of you that didn't watch the movie, the "elemental", defined a "giver of life and a destroyer" and a "forest god", erupts a giant flower from its head when it dies, and fills the...