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Old 04-06-2009, 02:36 PM   #41
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You have clearly never met the Squirrels Of Doom, who rain nuts (and small branches) down on infidels who dare trespass on the sacred sidewalks.

True story.
In the words of a zillion Live Journal commenters: "This".

I grew up in a nice, "scenic" sub-urban neighborhood where the neighborhood planners put in a lot of big leafy trees. Looks pretty. The harsh reality is that it is a huge pile of work in the autum, the entire neighborhood became a deathtrap during The Ice Storm Of Ninety-Eight, and we had a massive squirrel infestation.

I say infestation deliberately. If they had bald tails and lived in the sewers in these densities, I think the city would have condemned the neighborhood. But, because they're tree rats, not sewer rats, they're apparently not vermin. They still rip apart your garbage bags, plastic garbage cans, housing siding and roofs, burrow holes through your walls and infest your house (attic instead of basement, but they still get in the walls and they still raid your pantry).

Players never take squirrels seriously. *pout*
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:20 AM   #42
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My dad always called 'em "rats with good PR."
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:02 AM   #43
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How many people have applied to be play testers so far that have professional or other real-life experience with using magic in urban settings? If we can find some, it should be a dang good playtest!
Heh. In addition to our usual "doers of the ineffable", we have some playtesters signed on who are urban planners, and as the sample app says, I game with a local public works employee.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:04 AM   #44
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Now, rains of toads -- that's urban magic.
In Innsmouth, maybe.
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:54 AM   #45
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Tree rat is a common name for the black rat. Very different. Like a sewer rat with a bad attitude. Your cat does not want.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:23 AM   #46
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In Innsmouth, maybe.
Or ancient Memphis.
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:42 AM   #47
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Tree rat is a common name for the black rat. Very different. Like a sewer rat with a bad attitude. Your cat does not want.
Tree rat is also a common name for the grey squirrel (especially mellanistic individuals who therefore look particularly like black rats, especially especially when you find them in your garbage dumpster).
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:23 AM   #48
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Yeah, but cats kill those. Or try. Fast little devils.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:08 PM   #49
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I really hope I get into the playtest I can't wait to see what's in this book, and what was left out. Modern Magic, especially urban magic is a very open genre.
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I really hope I get into the playtest I can't wait to see what's in this book, and what was left out. Modern Magic, especially urban magic is a very open genre.
Not much of this book is modern fantasy, though there is some. Its focus is primarily on historical fantasy in urban settings. You'll find stuff you can use, but not a comprehensive treatment. I don't know if there will be a genre book for modern fantasy; I'd like to see one, but I'm not the one who should write it. A collaboration between Ken Hite and Phil Masters, now. . . .

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