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by A-Red
December 30th, 2010, 1:58 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Help making "The fellowhip of the Clay" canon compatible
Replies: 21
Views: 3647

Re: Help making "The fellowhip of the Clay" canon compatible

One possible reason why runecraft was dying out: it was being replaced by other technologies like gunpowder. Gunpowder remains a secret hidden by the dwarves and perceived as magic by the other races (thundersticks, see thunderer descriptions) until [NOTE: This is not canon, but shadowmaster stuff ...
by A-Red
December 29th, 2010, 9:05 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Help making "The fellowhip of the Clay" canon compatible
Replies: 21
Views: 3647

Re: Help making "The fellowhip of the Clay" canon compatible

One possible reason why runecraft was dying out: it was being replaced by other technologies like gunpowder.
by A-Red
December 21st, 2010, 10:31 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Anomalies between Campaigns
Replies: 16
Views: 2312

Re: Anomalies between Campaigns

The protagonists were seeking out the living elf sage Mebrin, only to find that he had become a lich. He couldn't have died that long before if the news of his death was unknown even by his own people. A few years maybe, a couple of decades tops if he was a complete hermit...but not centuries. "Hald...
by A-Red
December 21st, 2010, 10:27 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Campaign art - Descent into Darkness
Replies: 161
Views: 33093

Re: Campaign art - Descent into Darkness

A tragic descent indeed, but at least he finally got rid of that lazy eye.

Lovely work.
by A-Red
December 10th, 2010, 11:36 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: The Questions that Have no answers.... yet.
Replies: 38
Views: 11842

Re: The Questions that Have no answers.... yet.

As johndh sort of said, Tolkien is to blame for a large part of this--his elves and dwarves had massive ideological differences during the First Age (in the books, Gimli and Legolas almost start a spat related to this when the Fellowship is discussing the history of Moria). Since Tolkien's work is ...
by A-Red
December 7th, 2010, 6:01 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Anomalies between Campaigns
Replies: 16
Views: 2312

Re: Anomalies between Campaigns

Distinctly different portraits for the two characters would be a much smoother way to get around the issue, rather than using text to awkwardly point out that Steve and Steve are not the same person.
by A-Red
December 3rd, 2010, 5:25 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Has Wesnoth Counts and Earls?
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: Has Wesnoth Counts and Earls?

Also, don't forget the timeline spans a thousand years, with room to expand. You can always *make* a time when Wesnoth uses a feudal system, because the backstory can be adjusted any number of ways. For instance, maybe it was feudal under Haldric, maintained some remnants of feudalism in Malin Kesha...
by A-Red
December 1st, 2010, 11:01 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Has Wesnoth Counts and Earls?
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: Has Wesnoth Counts and Earls?

Lanbech is probably the only mention of a feudal title. Judging by the content in the campaigns, Wesnoth distributes power through a more modern military system rather than a feudal one. I don't recall mention of a non-martial governing body for the kingdom as a whole unless you count the royal fami...
by A-Red
November 27th, 2010, 5:16 am
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Campaign idea pitch
Replies: 41
Views: 2942

Re: Campaign idea pitch

I apologize for the offense and I'm not trying to hold you back. I just don't see anything in DiD that suggests Malin is motivated by a lust for power, and the majority of campaigns for wesnoth seem to be about power-hungry liches being used as stock villains. To me, Descent into Darkness was all ab...
by A-Red
November 23rd, 2010, 1:23 am
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Campaign idea pitch
Replies: 41
Views: 2942

Re: Campaign idea pitch

What is he going to do with an undead dragon? And another, more important question I'm not sure you've thought about a whole lot: who is the protagonist here? Who am I supposed to like more? What are the motives of everyone involved? It sounds like you've taken a rather likeable and complex protagon...
by A-Red
November 22nd, 2010, 11:21 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Campaign art - Descent into Darkness
Replies: 161
Views: 33093

Re: Campaign art - Descent into Darkness

I believe it's padding. The length looks right, and considering what he's wearing, the thickness does too.
by A-Red
November 21st, 2010, 5:11 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Stone Remembers: A Novel of Wesnoth (completed)
Replies: 23
Views: 14591

Re: Stone Remembers: A Novel of Wesnoth (completed)

Fair enough. I was going for repetition (since it's always referring to the same sound), but it isn't a very good description.
by A-Red
November 21st, 2010, 5:27 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Stone Remembers: A Novel of Wesnoth (completed)
Replies: 23
Views: 14591

Re: Stone Remembers: A Novel of Wesnoth (completed)

Glad you liked it :) I think dwarven men would think of each other as "men" rather than "dwarves." it's a generic term, and in a setting with only dwarves the narrative perspective should take their race for granted. If I passed a guy on the street, my internal monologue would be like "I just passed...
by A-Red
November 20th, 2010, 7:25 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Questions of Death
Replies: 28
Views: 2567

Re: Questions of Death

AToTB doesn't say he stayed to govern the village, it says he's a patron for Arne's mercenary band. In other words, he's still traveling.
by A-Red
November 15th, 2010, 5:45 am
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Campaign art - Descent into Darkness
Replies: 161
Views: 33093

Re: Campaign art - Descent into Darkness

Yes. The shabbiness works really well for him.