Friday, April 29, 2011
Scientists, Sorcerers & Scholars: Index Page
Last Updated: April 29, 2011
Cryptic books of encoded magical secrets written by stodgy old magicians with not a lot better to do...
Notes Towards a New Magic System
A fairly straight-forward road-map of what we've been working on in terms of magic and sorcery, and what you'll be seeing in the months ahead here at Old School Heretic, Netherwerks, Zalchis and Riskail.
Nothing New Under the Sun
A random headline, some spurious archaeology, and a flight of fancy that leads one all the way back to Old Earth along a river network that passes through pseudo-Egyptian synthecultures. Welcome to the early, formative days of Riskail.
Of Ley-Lines and Such
Ley-Lines, they're not just for breakfast any more. We'll be coming back to this subject with a couple more posts shortly, including a handy-dandy way to incorporate Ley-Lines into your current setting/world relatively painlessly...
Thoughts on the implications of 'being human,' and where that might lead in a place such as Riskail.
One of our most popular pieces to date, we will be further developing Planes in very different ways across Netherwerks, Riskail and Zalchis in the coming months.
Surrealism & Sorcerous Pursuits (Part 1)
We begin to explore fictive/rpg-oriented sorcery from the viewpoint of applied surrealism.
Underlying Principles of Sorcery & Magic (for Riskail)
A survey and consideration of various underlying principles that make magic and sorcery distinct based upon how they are approached, perceived culturally, and acted upon by their respective practitioners.