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)
Feel free to discuss. If in doubt, post.
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.
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.
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.
I looked up synonyms for "spritual" and got words like:
See anything you like?
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