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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:03 pm 
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A penis with a face. Interesting.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:45 pm 
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A penis with a face. Interesting.
I was more getting "magic wand" vibes from that art, but sure.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:46 pm 
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I just thought it was a "tap" joke.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:54 pm 
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I'm reading The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson. It would make a nice piece of source material for WOTC if they decide to give us the viking/norse plane.

The artifact yall are talking about looks like an old Esper mage that has achieved nirvana and become one with the etherium.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:23 am 
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That sounds

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:40 am 
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Fantasy authors: "light/life = order"
Light/life: *is vibrant, constantly moving and chaotic*

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:21 pm 
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I often get the feeling that fantasy as a genre has no idea what chaos and order you know, are.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:03 am 
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That probably traces to Christian sentiments in the roots of Western fantasy. Order = Obedience to the Will of God, Adherence to God's law, and everything happening in divinely appointed ways for divinely appointed reasons = Good = Light/Life. Chaos = Defiance or upsetting of God's design = Bad = Dark. Of course that's been passed through so many filters by now that the tropes have taken on lives of their own across Western Fantasy, D&D and its spawn, Western Fantasy inspired media from other cultures, particularly Japan, which then filters back and influences further generations of Western fantasy... It's one big inbred family tree, with different generations taking in something from off the main line and then shoving it back into the main line for the next generation.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:06 am 
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Moorcock's take on Order and Chaos are the best I've seen. Both have the same ending - a world rendered dull and sterile; in the case of Order, it comes about through rigid devotion to the law that prevents proliferation of new, innovative ideas, whereas with Chaos you have sensory overload leading into creative burnout and a world rendered bland, devoid of new ideas. Neither is inherently good or bad, but neither is desirable as an absolute.

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tbh I don't think "chaotic" or "lawful" really have any sort of coherent meaning to begin with. Pretty much everyone has some power structures and laws that they consider legitimate and worthy of obedience, and some that they don't. It's less about how obedient people are to rules, and more about which rules they personally choose to obey.

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Apropos of nothing, the Tolarian Professor and that Spice8Rack guy made a video titled "Can Magic: The Gathering's Story Be Saved?" that I thought I'd share:

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It mostly stays on the surface of the issue and doesn't have a lot of substance per se, but at least it contains some pretty harsh words that both WotC and the Magic community at large need to hear. (Heck, I almost didn't watch the video because I care about virtually none of the things that Magic is doing anymore, so I guess the part where they talk about apathy being more dangerous than outrage definitely applies to me.)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:23 pm 
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Order and Chaos are just about where you stand in understanding the structure of system you're in.

When you understand it, it's order and you know what's needed to manipulate it in that small area of understanding.
When you don't understand it, it's chaos and you open up a new layer of the system you can possibly master later.

Growth comes from jumping between the two. Stick with order and you inhibit yourself to a box. Stick with chaos and you give yourself no grounding to grow off of.


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