Mage Lodge: Cartographers

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Mage Lodge: Cartographers

Post by LexiLiegh » Thu May 30, 2019 2:41 pm

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14u1 ... sp=sharing

So I wrote this up for the game The Expendables.
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Re: Mage Lodge: Cartographers

Post by Slimcreeper » Thu May 30, 2019 8:05 pm

I like that. They really fit 1879.

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Re: Mage Lodge: Cartographers

Post by Andrew1879 » Thu May 30, 2019 10:11 pm

Interesting mix of Mages and technicians - the goggles requirement feels almost like Brassman verging into Heron. I like the Raven swooping down to translate. Does the Raven also offer sarcastic commentary?

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Re: Mage Lodge: Cartographers

Post by LexiLiegh » Fri May 31, 2019 2:58 am

I based the goggle use off other lodges use of items to lessen the strain.

As for the raven, it has not yet. It translates what the caster and target says for the duration of the casting.
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Re: Mage Lodge: Cartographers

Post by Andrew1879 » Fri May 31, 2019 2:09 pm

Sorry, I had a Vincent Price flashback there, to the opening scene of "The Raven", where Price's character asks the raven that's just flown in his window, will I ever see my lost Lenore? And the raven, in Peter Lorre's voice, says, How the hell should I know?

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Re: Mage Lodge: Cartographers

Post by LexiLiegh » Fri May 31, 2019 2:32 pm

The other part is they are really just developing everything. So I kind of imagine that what spells I have listed is the extent of their collective spell books at the moment. So if you utilize them and someone comes up with something more, feel free to add.
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Re: Mage Lodge: Cartographers

Post by AndiFASA » Fri May 31, 2019 3:35 pm

Andrew1879 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 10:11 pm
Interesting mix of Mages and technicians - the goggles requirement feels almost like Brassman verging into Heron. I like the Raven swooping down to translate. Does the Raven also offer sarcastic commentary?


It might now.....

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Re: Mage Lodge: Cartographers

Post by Slimcreeper » Fri May 31, 2019 10:50 pm

I wrote up a cartographer’s secret society for Earthdawn that was unwittingly working for Vestrial

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Re: Mage Lodge: Cartographers

Post by LexiLiegh » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:05 am

With the Cartographers not being a Tradition, but a group of people who have a similar mind set being put together after discovering their casting ability, their spell pool is fairly limited. Most everyone brought something to the table, that spell that just came to them when they changed. Most of the Caster group were something before their ability awakened.

The Botanist that the plants grappled when he startled himself. The linguist being surprised by a raven translating everything both parties said in a stressful talk. The willful veteran explorer knocking someone out with an angry thought. They sought to understand what was going on, and in turn learned useful things from others. They don't exactly have a uniform style as of yet, but a lot of their core being is the desire to know. They pursue knowledge in all its various forms. The flora and fauna, lay of the land, what is over the next horizon. Some are tempered with the desire to share the knowledge, and the perceived glory that goes with that.
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Re: Mage Lodge: Cartographers

Post by Andrew1879 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:51 pm

I really like this. Lexi, are you under an NDA already? Please contact me at andrew@fasagames.com.

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