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ZEITGEIST Flint inspired by Rio?

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One of our main illustrators for the adventure path, Claudio Pozas, is from Rio.

I visited in 2008, and thought it would be a more interesting setting for a steampunk-ish story than your typical direct London analogue.

Also, in the Player's Guide, the Sword of the Black Needles is a reference to author Paulo Coelho, who wrote O Mago (The Alchemist). He claimed to have been given a magic sword by a wizard, but to have cast it away from the top of the Pico das Agulhas Negras (the Peak of the Black Needles), a mountain in a national park I hiked at while I was in Brazil.

I'm sure there are a few other Brazil references, but it's been a while, so they may have been just blended into my conception of Risur by this point.


Well I for one must sharply disagree with Morrus and Ranger, I see no similarities between Rio and Flint at all, it's not like there's a giant figure atop a hill overlooking the... hmm...

Well, I still think it's poppycock- next thing you'll be telling me that Han, Luc and Lya are from some manner of space-opera epic!



Squirmonke, if you have not seen it yet, you may enjoy this.


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