I backed Dragon Kings (it was my first Kickstarter!) and the later Player's Guide. I dig it. And I think it made a perfect "spiritual successor" to Dark Sun; the fact that one of the major developers behind DS wrote it probably helped.Does anybody remember "Dragon Kings"?
I understand we have to await a lot but I miss Dark Sun. It is not about the crunch part but I want to know how was going to continue the metaplot. OK, it will be rebooted, like Ravenloft, you haven't to make me to remember it.
But I can't understand as the age of the sorcerer-kings was so politically frozen, but when the PCs appear then the chaos breaks out and big fishes start to fall.
Pretty much. It comes from the old Norse word for slave, but in a modern context it’s used more generally to mean someone who is under another’s power in some way.
Nice. It seems verisimilitudinous can maybe be correct, but thanks for the pointer. Verisimilar is a lot more elegant.Versimilar.
The tricky thing about "slave" is that its a loaded word which refers to entirely too many different institutions. Norse thralls are not Athenian slaves, are not Spartan Helots, are not medieval serfs, are not triangular trade chattel slaves--though the institutions all share a family resemblance to the point that the term can apply to them. (The Wittenburg to Westphalia podcast did an excellent series unpacking the historical scholarship on the topic, for those interested. There's a very apropos thought experiment in the third cast about how hopelessly incompetent a southern planter would have been at interacting with thralls in migration era Scandinavia.)Pretty much. It comes from the old Norse word for slave, but in a modern context it’s used more generally to mean someone who is under another’s power in some way.
Oh, yeah. I’m a firm believer that language is defined by use, so if people use it, it’s correct. But I’m also an advocate of elegant usage
Well I bit the bullet and pledged.
I think if nothing more, this would act as a good source of extra information/inspiration that could be used on its own but also embellish anything that WOTC may bring out in the future.
Plus it's DS-esk and I find that very difficult to ignore.
Sounds like WotC lawyers got a whiff of how close the cut this was to thier own IP.Well, sadly this Kickstarter has been cancelled, despite successfully funding. No direct word on why it was cancelled, but I would not be surprised they got hit with some form of cease and desist, or possibly using non-srd/basic D&D content.
Personally, I felt they were on good track to developing their own twist on Dark Sun, so I am unhappy it got the axe. Hopefully they can try again sometime soon.