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by Matthew Surridge
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Queen Buckingham....
Replies: 12
Views: 7888

Re: Queen Buckingham....

Whoops; I'd wonder how I got the centuries mixed up, except I'm pretty sure it's because I knew about Villiers the alchemist, and was keen to think of him establishing a dynasty.
by Matthew Surridge
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Aysle Sourcebook Q&A Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 158331

Re: Aysle Sourcebook Q&A Thread

You still have predictability of what sounds right like going from a C sharp to B flat will sound off and shouldn't be done without something inbetween. You can listen to other music (research other spells) to find what sounds right; but the process and what you're trying to do is still predictable...
by Matthew Surridge
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Aysle Sourcebook Q&A Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 158331

Re: Aysle Sourcebook Q&A Thread

Also with the text stating that there 'is little predictive quality to magic'; it kind of makes magic schools pointless as magic wouldn't be predictable enough to teach. For me, magic's an art, not a science. So I see a school of magic as analogous to a music school, or a creative writing program. ...
by Matthew Surridge
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT (7pm Eastern)
Replies: 14
Views: 8117

Re: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT (7pm Eastern)

Huh!

Congratulations to Greg on his new role! And thanks and congratulations to Darrell for all his work on bringing Torg back in such fine form!

I'm eager to see what both gentlemen have lined up for us in the future!
by Matthew Surridge
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Queen Buckingham....
Replies: 12
Views: 7888

Re: Queen Buckingham....

I love the Aysle sourcebook, but at first had a number of conflicting thoughts about the Buckinghams. Which led to a resolution. Basically: 1. For me (and probably my players), going with made-up British royals is going to be distracting. (Like, being Canadian, I have to imagine a world in which my ...
by Matthew Surridge
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: Nile Empire Shipping notice
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

Re: Nile Empire Shipping notice

FWIW, I got my books and cards (didn't go for the box) yesterday in Montreal.
by Matthew Surridge
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: Torg Interview
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Torg Interview

This morning at Black Gate there's a short interview I did with Deanna and Darrell about the Aysle sourcebook. I don't think there's too much new in it for people already aware of the Kickstarter, but hopefully it draws the attention of a few fantasy fans new to Torg. Thanks to Deanna and Darrell fo...
by Matthew Surridge
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Official Timeline and Product Announcements (TORG)
Topic: Aysle Kickstarter Launches July 2!
Replies: 131
Views: 99629

Re: Aysle Kickstarter Launches July 2!

Patience is a virtue. You've wait 6 months, a couple more weeks won't matter. @Deanna. This forum is very valuable to me and everyone on it, and I wouldn't want your input to stop just because someone doesn't understand that you guys are doing the best you can with the information you have. Keep up...
by Matthew Surridge
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: What defense do I use?
Replies: 39
Views: 7907

Re: What defense do I use?

No actual-world expertise here, either, but in game I think it'd be cool to allow this in the form of a 'gun fu' perk. Basically a cool Martial Arts Perk for Pan-Pacifica.
by Matthew Surridge
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: What real world date should Orrorsh be set at?
Replies: 7
Views: 2447

Re: What real world date should Orrorsh be set at?

For whatever it's worth, I always envision Orrorsh as 1890s, the time of Sherlock Holmes and Dracula. Also Algernon Blackwood (well, close) and Ambrose Bierce (in part) and Arthur Machen (in part). But certainly of Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley and The Yellow Book. And, especially, of the post-Th...

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