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Old 03-06-2018, 01:53 PM   #51
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Perhaps the more interesting solution is to be found in the society, not game mechanics?...The question isn't how to jail a Sorcerer. The question is what does a society of Sorcerer-kings look like?
Hah Ha! You and I both know what the Sociopolitical world of Socerer-Kings looks like; it looks like Robert E. Howard's Hyborian-World of Conan, and it looks and PLAYS like MY Cidri; and by your use of the term itself, I might hazard a guess that it possibly looks like your world too! LOL!
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"I am NOT a "HERO"; I Sir, am a racially-motivated Freebooter; who is seeking out the hidden underground domiciles of Ocrs, Goblins, and that sort of ilk, with the express intent and purpose of committing: home-invasion, bodily-harm, vandalism, general mayhem, murder, and theft; and thereafter, abscond with all acquired transportable material wealth for my own personal gain and enrichment!,... and what game, may I ask, are YOU playing?!!?" - JK

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Old 03-06-2018, 02:28 PM   #52
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Hah Ha! ... and by your use of the term itself, I might hazard a guess that it possibly the looks like your world too! LOL!
I plead the 5th.
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:29 PM   #53
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Indeed, the Hyborian Age was a great influence on my early ideas of what was right and fitting for the political science of a fantasy world. Also: Jack Vance, Fritz Leiber, and Fritz Leiber again. Now, is it a good thing, or a bad thing, that Song of Ice and Fire was not available for my early reading list?

Cidri would have been a darker place, for sure.
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:19 PM   #54
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Now, is it a good thing, or a bad thing, that Song of Ice and Fire was not available for my early reading list?

Cidri would have been a darker place, for sure.
LOL! I am going to gamble that this MAY VERY WELL BE a Trick-Question!

Rolling 6d6 vs IQ to Detect IQ Trap,..

I will cite paragraph 1, page 5, of: 'In The Labyrinth', Steve Jackson, Metagaming; 1980:

"Cidri is a big enough to hold thousands of Earths; it has room for the world of every Game Master who'll ever put pencil to hex-paper. There is room here for every sort of fantasy adventure to coexist - in a logical manner."

Rolling 8d6 vs IQ to Disarm IQ Trap,....

IF that statement is true, then whatever the measure of the overall level of "Cultural Luminance" of Cidri on-the-whole, ergo, it MUST also be true, that any of it's thousands of individual alternate Earths contained therein, REGARDLESS of individual Cutural Luminance, sum: MUST coexist - in a logical manner.

Bottom-Line: Regardless of what you read, or did not read at the time, as each Game Master is empowered to illuminate his/her world to their individual taste and vision - as informed by the root philosophy at the core of the game itself - therefore, and in this case, the concept of "a good thing" and "a bad thing" cannot exist, therefore, it cannot be applied.


Okay Steve,.. "Survey Sez"?

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Frankly, I prefer to "imprison" an antagonistic wizard squarely between the scarred and bloodied stump of a felled oak tree, and the business-end of a sharp and fast moving battle-axe; somewhere right between the shoulder and the chin ought to get it,... just right,.... -JK

"I am NOT a "HERO"; I Sir, am a racially-motivated Freebooter; who is seeking out the hidden underground domiciles of Ocrs, Goblins, and that sort of ilk, with the express intent and purpose of committing: home-invasion, bodily-harm, vandalism, general mayhem, murder, and theft; and thereafter, abscond with all acquired transportable material wealth for my own personal gain and enrichment!,... and what game, may I ask, are YOU playing?!!?" - JK

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