The Strife of the Simplest Way

link to top Strife of the Simplest Way- “Nature operates in the shortest way possible,” the mantra of practitioners of the Strife of the Simplest Way, the belief that all else is unnecessary but the very simplest manner to overwhelm an opponent. This strife is not a martial art of excessive flourishes or flashy techniques, …

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Corpse of the Machine-God part 4: The God-Machine Superstructure

top image and artwork from Blame! by Tsutomu Nihei This is the meat and potatoes, baby. We’re done with the appetizers so let’s dig in by starting with the design layout. As I said previously, this whole deal is meant to be a procedurally generated dungeon in the same vein as Gardens of Ynn and …

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Dungeons and Dragons setting pt. 8: Geography- Maltesa

link to top The Kingdom of Maltesa and the Chrysanthemum dynasty- a vast forested land swearing allegiance to the fae kings and queens. The people believe that the ruling family is the avatar of the Gods on earth and each new king and queen is an incarnation of the last. Decadent nobility, feudalistic society, strange …

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Corpse of the Machine-God pt. 3: The Tower

link to top image First off, a big thank you to Swords and Stitchery. This blog has consistently been putting out great content  for a Godbound game, and they gave me a little shout out, so I want to return the favor. Every bit of signal boosting helps, and if any of my barely coherent ramblings can reach …

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Corpse of the Machine-God pt. 2- the City

link to top image The City a vast decaying city scape of twisted metal and crumbling brick. Filthy water sometimes runs in rivulets from the buildings, collecting in brackish pools. The air is stale and carries the faint taste of copper and iron. The temperature alternates, remaining slightly warm and stuffy half the year while …

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