“Alambra-Sul – the first fortress of Man – lies far to the south in lands forsaken by the light of the Empire.
Besides being by far the oldest known structure raised by humans the tombs and palaces of Alambra-Sul also brought to the Empires scholars the first examples of craft made from naturally magical materials.
The arrows of Alambra-Sul – despite their primitive appereance – spell painful death to their targets. The unnaturally sharp crystals shreds flesh, splinter bone, and cause horrible jagged scars if their victims survive the shot.”
Does it also seem to you that the worls is imploding? Well at there’s a plethora of good games on offer to distract us from the Trump-induced meltdown of the US and the not-so-loud degeneration of Europe through the mainstreaming of right wing extremism and worship of the rich.
Here’s what I’m playing these days:
“Sybmyl was a second age Volian scholar who delved into metalurgy and eventually specialized in harmonies and the theory of sound.
Her second book – “Capophonica” – is considered black magic of the second degree and only one known copy exists in The Forbidden Library.
Her first book – “Harmonic Alloys” – is considered mandatory reading for first year alchemists.”
“The quest of Appius of the 36th Legion to find the truth of his heritage ended in his glorious death – fighting at the side of the mighty Planetar said to be his lines progenitor.
Appius’ family never recieved his remains to honor and bury. But the blessed charm that once decorated the hilt of his weapon was given into the care of his heirs.
The line of Appius died out eventually. But the charm has often appeared throughout history – attached to the weapon of noble heroes and common soldiers both.”
I’ve been wanting to write about my Dungeons & Dragons campaign.
In nerdworld – thanks in part to the success of Critical Role – D&D is reaching new audiences and new forms of expression.
With the 5th edition of the rules making the game hit that sweet spot between being accessible and complex – D&D is on the rise.
So I recently finished the PC release of Final Fantasy X (nerdgasm) and since I would rather shove a dirty toilet brush down my throat than start on Final Fantasy X-2 I went hunting on Steam for my next fix.
Enter Ark – Survival Evolved. I have been circling this game like a hungry but highly picky vulture for quite some time. As it is it can be quite hard to get a proper impression of what the game is like from reading the description and – to the games benefit – I think this is simply because it doesn’t really fit in any other category. It is a survival game for sure (a popular and relatively new genre ranging from Minecraft to Fallout to the thousand of zombie games) but as I see it it falls in somewhere between Minecraft and Eve – a spectacular mix to be sure.
Today I am sitting in front of a blank piece of paper trying to summon inspiration.
As I resorted to browsing the internet I came across a project by Sonnenhof / J. Mayer. H. Architects featured on Arch Daily. I was instantly thinking about Space Age aesthetics and dreams of a more futuristic… future.
Indeed it seemed to me that this could be a set in a fantasy of Stanley Kubrick. I just had to google images from the Odyssey.