Flavour, sources of inspiration

Werocia
B0rsuk
2005-10-08
2013-05-29
  • B0rsuk

    B0rsuk - 2005-10-08

    Hey

    Use this topic to discuss any flavour/non-mechanic aspects of Werocia. For a start, I recommend Wikipedia's articles about elements (including aether added later by Aristotle - which is curiously similar to Spirit we have)

    in general
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_element#Classical_elements_in_Greece

    Fire
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_%28classical_element%29

    Earth
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_%28classical_element%29

    Air
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_%28classical_element%29

    Water
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_%28classical_element%29
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    Feel free to discuss. If in doubt, post.

     
    • B0rsuk

      B0rsuk - 2005-10-08
       
    • Jazz Fusion

      Jazz Fusion - 2005-10-10

      I was intrigued by the connection between the four/ five elements and Platonic solids. I like it because the Platonic solids form crystal shapes, and that the Werocia system is based on Crystals. Mabey we could incorporate this idea somehow?

      Also, I was reading the article on Aether. This brought up two concerns:

      What should we call quintessence in the game? "Spirit" or "Aether"? Aether would certainly add flavor, but spirit may be more universally understood.

      Also, Eastern religions regard Aether as "Void" or "Nothingness". Empty space. This certainly differs from Werocia's spirit faction in many ways, but what if we had a few cards that delt with this topic. Maybe they could remove cards from the game, like a black hole or something.

       
    • B0rsuk

      B0rsuk - 2005-10-11

      I would say Aether is better, but there's one (just one) little inconvenience.

      F - Fire
      W - Water
      A - Air
      E - Earth
      S - Spirit.
      Aether... both A and E are occupied. But that doesn't mean we can't replace letters. Mtg has both black and blue starting with B, and they dealt with that.
      So, I prefer Aether anyway.
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      Another, very good source of inspiration I think I already mentioned somewhere: Dominions2: Ascension Wars
      Hardcore strategy game made by 2 people. Lacking graphics may confuse you, but it's a fairly new game (and Dominions3 is in the works).

      Simply put, it has amazing athmosphere, check out descriptions of creatures, nations, magical items, spells... If you don't like the game, download demo anyway and read descriptions.  Every flavor text looks plain when compared to Dominions2 flavor.
      And their magic schools include 4 elements and Astral magic, so it's really a good source of inspiration. And music is great, too.

      http://www.shrapnelgames.com/Illwinter/d2/6.htm

       
    • Anonymous - 2005-10-14

      I looked up synonyms for "spritual" and got words like:
      astral
      ethereal
      fey
      immaterial
      incorporeal
      metaphysical
      mystic
      numinous
      occult
      phantasmal
      phantom
      psychic
      spectral
      trascendent(al)
      uneartly
      unembodied
      un-/other-worldly
      vaporous

      See anything you like?

       

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