Carving runes on the inner sky of an empyeran, trying to make meaning and hoping that those from without understand as well.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


I'm also spending time working on my website.

That is, I'm explaining my post absences.

Monday, June 05, 2006


I got to watch Wizardry (recently subtitled by Ureshii) this weekend. It made me feel as old as a wizard by the time I was done. It had this horrible need to try to explain why this dungeon was there and all that (which may just be the fault of the original game). It had this neat thing about competing parties. It explained the spells (which was necessary, which the anime expected you to know).

I thought I liked old school sword and spell anime like Lodoss and Bastard! I think I just like sword and spell, and some of the anime are cool and some just suck balls.

So uhm yeah this gets 1 out of 5 somethings. It does have all the D&D staples and it really sucks. And not just because it's 15 years old. I liked the animation.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

I need a name for this project

What's grown from my Console RPG project needs a name. I don't know one yet. Here's my latest work:

Honor! Loyalty! Sacrifice!
These things do define you, now and forever!

A world of radiating tribes and crumbling societies, blossoming magic and fossilizing technology, still donning precious etiquettes as knightly armor, conjuring illustrated ballads as thaumaturgical essence, scabbardng true love as legendary swords, sailing invisible castles as cyclopean airships.

  • Blossoming Mana and Fossilizing Gears
    Organic versus Mechanical
    Definition of Natural
  • Radiating Tribes and Crumbling Societies
    Family versus Law
    Sense of Self-Identity
  • Emerging Khans and Hidden Cults
    Power of the Person versus Strength of Groups
    Desire for Power
  • Religious Façades and Indentured Colleges
    Faith as a Mask versus Knowledge at Any Cost
    Fear of the Unknown
  • Crimes Against Love and the Paragon Rituals
    Ideals of True Love versus Personal Purity
    Evaluation of Romantic Values
  • Gentle Duels and Guerilla Strikes
    Honor versus Guile
    Sacredness of Principles
  • Inherited Lieges and Scion’s Gambits
    Duty versus Destiny
    Meaning of Loyalty

More on these items later. I'm tired now.