Saturday, 11 April 2009

In Which I Postpone Posting

I'm feeling lazy and don't have much time to write, but I'm determined to stick to my at-least-one-post-every-24-hours routine. So, here's a post with a few teasers of posts I intend to write next week:
  • A combat analysis, where I 'fight out' some duels using D&D, WFRP, Cyberpunk 2020 and Burning Wheel and compare mechanics;
  • A post about making up a language for slug people;
  • A schema of Yoon-suin classes;
  • A complaint about jet lag (long-haul flight on Wednesday);
  • Something about Star Trek.
Be afraid.


  1. Can I be especially afraid of the Star Trek one --?

  2. I don't know if any one has brought it up, but you might want to look in to Brave Halfling's new module: "The People of the Pit." It's a slightly different look at Slug People, with more of a pulp flavor, but it might grant some inspiration.

    "Susurrus Profundi
    Several millennia back, the peoples of the mighty Kingdom of Merritt entered into all-out war with their long-time nemesis, the People of the Pit, a nefarious race of slug-like creatures hailing from a vast subterranean city lying on their northern border. Though the battle was hard fought, with both sides initially incurring heavy losses, the Merrittians in due course gained the upper hand, almost wholly exterminating their foe. Even the very god of the People of Pit was banished to the lower planes by a cabal of Merrittian magic-users and clerics, or so they thought. Recently, the evil within the city of the People of the Pit has surged yet again, and it is up to you to see that it doesn’t spill out into the surrounding lands."

  3. I especially look forward to the comparative combat mechanics article.

    I hope you feel rejuvenated soon. :)
    * Dists: All manner of disrespect, disingenuousness, and distrust.

  4. I just received my .pdf of People of the Pit, last night, and it looks nice.

  5. I am also looking forward to the combat analysis. Make that one first please!

  6. ...You have my attention.
    V-word: Veliz
    Definition: Extreme fortune or luck, originated in a mostly hispanic subculture, fusion of eng. "Very" and Esp. "Feliz".

  7. The Soviet Onion12 April 2009 at 07:21

    Cyberpunk 2020 always seemed oddly influenced by the British style of dystopian fantasy you mentioned in your post of February 29th. Regarding that particular milieu, I'd point to Mervyn Peake's Gormengahst novels as being another important landmark along with Tolkien, 2000AD, etc.

  8. * A combat analysis, where I 'fight out' some duels...
    * A schema of Yoon-suin classes

    Eeeeeexcellent. Slugs with a caste system perhaps? Slugs seeming self-abnegation through Saltsara? This could be fun.

  9. Taichara: By all means.

    Bluskreem: Hmm...interesting. Slug people as villains? Mine are more like Melniboneans. But still, I'll give it a look.

    Timeshadows: Thanks.

    Lokipan: Actually I think teach-yourself-slug-person will be first... ;)

    Rach: Glad to hear it.

    Soviet Onion: I'd never thought of that, but I suppose you're right. Certainly Gormenghast is another example - how could I have forgotten about that??

    Chris: You'll just have to wait and see.

  10. As a fan of your blog and a tried and true Star Trek gamer I say Bring On The Trek!

    Barking Alien

  11. More D&D stats for Fighting Fantasy cover illustrations please :)

    wv - oriumsi: an exotic style of dancing and martial arts, named after the city it originated in.