Quick review: Sword Song
3 hours ago
"The final shape and form of the game was inspired by Over the Edge, from Atlas Games."
He knew he’d faked his way into the CEO slot, and plenty of people knew it. But damn if he didn’t look good in a suit, and competent people made his initiatives work. Until they didn’t work, and he wound up in front of a Congressional hearing. A year or so out, and he was asked to appear on an interview show. He’d forgotten to shave, and the cowboy hat looked OK on him. His gritty approach and tough language led to the vice-presidency. Which was fine until the president choked to death.Not much of a scenario, but it is a pretty cool character concept (player or non-player). And the previous post on 5/14/12 offers up a pretty cool world-building nugget:
Clarke’s third law makes most think technology & magic are somehow interchangeable. But magic is more like singing or solving math equations, it’s a function of personality & skill. Technology, however, is great for recording things and playing them back. Record how an equation is done, and feed the variables into the calculator. Anyone can autotune their voice. Translate this into a world of Real Magic, where people cast spells at each other. Non-magic users use technology to record every step of a magician’s spell, and recreate it, over and over again.Anyway, the word "Idea Bird" inspired this Silver Age super hero for Risus: