Part 5: Cosmology & Planar Influences

Andrus exists within the cosmos of normal fantasy role playing games. This includes the presence of all the expected inner and outer planes of existence. However, Andrus has a buffer demi-plane between its material form and the outer planes (celestial and infernal). The inner planes (elemental, positive and negative) are a still just a …

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Part 4: Geography & Geology

I think maps are more important to a world builder than a player or game master. In order to properly create various cultures it is necessary to know in what type of environment they developed and have settled. Clothing, armor, weapons, lifestyles, housing, population size, celebration days, magic and nearly everything …

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Part 3: Mystical Powers

Now it’s time to talk magic because, outside of technology, this is the edge used by various cultures in a fantasy setting to manipulate their surroundings. It’s also the spectacular reason for anything in a fantasy setting. You can say “It’s Magic” and people just accept it… right?? Magic in …

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RPG Classes

Class, as a word, really doesn’t capture what these different roles really are. Profession better describes the combination of skills, feats and capabilities provided to a character. The term profession also clarifies that this is what the character does, not who they are. Thus, I tend to use the terms class and profession …

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RPG Races

Every RPG offers various races to provide players an opportunity to explore the setting from a different perspective. Race, as a term, is a very generic identifier for specific species in various settings. It feels less than satisfactory when trying to get a broader understanding of a character. Just because your genetic …

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