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    Magical Potentials

    I have having a look at the maps, as I occasionally find myself doing, and I found myself thinking about magical potentials.

    I looked over the various references on the subject (Book of Magecraft,...
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    I would be very surprised if Eberron was...

    I would be very surprised if Eberron was significantly changed to reflect this new assumed design philosophy.

    However, to get back to BR; presumably the "Feywild" and the "Shadowfell" are the same...
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    I wonder if they are going for a "different game...

    I wonder if they are going for a "different game world/different cosmology" approach? The cosmology of Eberron, for example, is radically different to the core Great Wheel system and is also integral...
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    Aebrynis is not Toril.

    Aebrynis is not Toril.
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    This is a great, and tremendously simple, idea! ...

    This is a great, and tremendously simple, idea!

    Excellent Kenneth! :)

    Another alternative pattern of warfare to go in with chevauchées.
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    You could extend the Zhainge too, and make it...

    You could extend the Zhainge too, and make it more like the principal axis on which Khinasi society is built?
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    I've had the Gorgon killed by Khinasi cannons...

    I've had the Gorgon killed by Khinasi cannons (divergent Cerilia!!!), and I've had him return as a Spectral Awnsheghlien (even more Sauron-like!), and I've had the Black Prince not turning into a...
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    I like the idea of alternative forms of...

    I like the idea of alternative forms of divination. I enjoy the idea of the court mage who prognosticates using astrology, and the priestly advisor who can perceive omens in the changing of the winds...
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    I'll echo this request!

    I'll echo this request!
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    HeroQuest is better than Hero Wars, although...

    HeroQuest is better than Hero Wars, although there is a revision of HQ coming out soon (its being stripped down to the rule essentials in one book, with Glorantha - or other setting - specific stuff...
  11. I imagine that the leylines are "quirks in the...

    I imagine that the leylines are "quirks in the Weave". There are also thing about leylines and "earth nodes" in the Underdark book for FR, from memory...



    Agreed, hence my "Don't use it!" :D
  12. The Watch Wizards do as well, I think. Any group...

    The Watch Wizards do as well, I think. Any group of arcanists could really, and if it provides the fuel for realm magic (assuming this kind of thing was not shut down by Mystra after Karsus' Folly)...
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    I see that the allure of RDL's systems have...

    I see that the allure of RDL's systems have ensnared you too Ryan!
    Let me greet you as a kinsman, come share meat at my stead! ;)
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    I prefer to imagine that I have slickly presented...

    I prefer to imagine that I have slickly presented my precious crystal of learning! Even Socrates was accused of mere rhetoric, but who believed Thrasymachus anyway.



    Certainly! I think this...
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    I don't know if you will find any. Rich Baker III...

    I don't know if you will find any. Rich Baker III did the Rock of Bral expansion for SJ, but I think by the time BR got going SJ was in decline.
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    Kenneth and I were jawing on an...

    Kenneth and I were jawing on an instant-messenger. I was saying that the transformation (corruption!) of the Lost could be just the nastiest example of magic having "side effects" on those who study...
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    Woah, that Swordhawk is neat. :)

    Woah, that Swordhawk is neat. :)
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    Like combat is limited to situations where you...

    Like combat is limited to situations where you want to violently injure people? :)



    The ruler might have experts in their court whose erudition is not in question (how it got that way is...
  19. You don't! It's easy! :D There is a bunch...

    You don't! It's easy! :D



    There is a bunch of them after the Time of Troubles I thought? (not all of them specifically noted).
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    Holy crap, it's like 2001 all over again! :) Hi...

    Holy crap, it's like 2001 all over again! :)
    Hi folks!
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    Cerilia's "distance" from the other planes and...

    Cerilia's "distance" from the other planes and its lack of portals is mentioned in "The Planewalkers' Handbook" (TSR2620); unsure of the page sorry, this is from memory since I sadly do not have a...
  22. Indeed, no money need ever change hands. For...

    Indeed, no money need ever change hands. For example, the troops that protect my fortress and the bridge it guards may be supported by the tax revenues from that road and bridge.* The fact that my...
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    D&D magic systems don't do magic defence...

    D&D magic systems don't do magic defence especially well either (although 3.x is much improved over earlier versions).

    My BR wizards use magic for "knowledge and defence" (i.e. spying and running...
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    Don't then! These examples are all from...

    Don't then!



    These examples are all from the age of mass media and large-franchise democracy. Not only are they example from history, they are - in my opinion - poorly-fitting examples from...
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    I had some heliograph towers in a game set along...

    I had some heliograph towers in a game set along the Zhainge River? I figured that the Khinasi might enjoy having to engage in complex cryptography in order to keep their communications secure.
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