"Come now my child, if we were planning to harm you, do you think we'd be lurking here beside the path in the very darkest part of the forest..." - Kenneth Patchen, "Even So."
THIS IS A BLOG ABOUT STORIES AND STORYTELLING; some are true, some are false, and some are a matter of perspective. Herein the brave traveller shall find dark musings on horror, explorations of the occult, and wild flights of fantasy.
Friday, January 10, 2020
THE SMOKING RUIN & OTHER STORIES: A REVIEW (okay not a review so much as a love letter because I couldn't find a damn thing wrong with it)
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Monday, January 6, 2020
- Does this use of magic further the aims of the deity, expand its influence, or protect its cult in the world? Remember always that the character serves the deity, not the other way around.
- Is there another way for the same effect to be accomplished that doesn’t involve the deity expending its power? Keep in mind that gods are “fueled” by worship and sacrifice, and that every expenditure of power diminishes them.
- Is the worshipper worthy of this magic; i.e. does the character behave consistently according to its divine Rune affinity, does the character regularly worship and sacrifice, does the character hold any position in the cult (priest? Rune master? Devotee?)? The more important an instrument the character is, the more likely a deity will be to act.