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    When Herbivores Fight

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    It is a very subtle difference between the two.... I had to think about it for a moment before I was able to explain the difference myself,...knowing that, in many poor villages, there are those with the skill to fight against injustice from unfair forces regardless of which ever form they may manifest... Also it is worthy of note that warriors may not even be fighters but might be social justice warriors using laws and their voices to defend those whom they feel are worthy of it... I like the m…

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    I have replied to this three times already and in each case I must have made some type of mistake because I am not seeing the response on this feed... I hope it goes through this time... I would say that during the games that SCOTT game masters the musical scores he chooses are of utmost importance to the over all theme of the game itself in a way that transcends even pieces of art... Indeed he has often said that if a picture is worth a thousand words then music is worth a million.... and I cou…

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    When Herbivores Fight

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    Being a soldier is a little different than being a warrior which is what your original question was... I will take this moment to examine with you the differences between the two which is small yet significant... it has often been said that "a soldier follows orders while a warrior follows his heart" ... Both are FIGHTERS engaged in combat and violence, often of a military nature. Let us first look at what a soldier means... A soldier is a fighter who is a militant follower of an organization, o…

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    I GOT THE BOOK!

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    When dealing with those from other cultures the bats of KLIN RA will normally choose to speak one of the many other tongues which is spoken on the mainland if they wish to communicate with someone because it would be very dishonorable to teach the language of their kind to others whom they generally consider unworthy to learn it and even if one such bat wanted to teach another the tongue of the KLIN he would instantly become the target for those among the nation who see this as a crime against t…

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    Remaining 2 Books?

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    Good questions!!! I myself do not yet have a completed copy of the upcoming new book in hand, but I will soon.... In the meantime I will ask, although I am pretty sure we did cover wading water foul in the next book as well as a number of new snakes and reptiles... I will have to do some digging and find out a few more specifics for you... Do me a favor and ask again if I fail to give the answer in a week or so.... that way I will be certain to get you the information you have requested while en…

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    I would say to wait until the new MAGIC AND MARTIAL ARTS GUIDE is published and get a copy of it to add to the BASIC COMPENDIUM you have already gotten because that book will give you a number of options for martial arts which will make it easier for you to build a character with similar skills and powers. Although we have not included the ability to do direct physical damage with one's mind, there are a number of ESSENCE based styles which might produce almost magical effects, as well as a numb…

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    I GOT THE BOOK!

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    I looked back at some of your text and it seems that you in fact did list that SI'NI is a Danish sow..... sadly because of this it will be extremely unlikely that she is actually from the island of the KLIN, if she were she would need to weave a fictional reason into the story as to why she was allowed to leave the island and there would most certainly be other consequences such as having to take the a few DISADVANTAGES such as HUNTED or DEMON PLAGUED, as the rulers of the island nation are mast…

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    I GOT THE BOOK!

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    I am so happy to hear that you got the book in your hands and even now have began to read it and take a look at all the amazing artwork.... The animal templates are really awesome to study as well, I learn something new every single time I look at them!! You mentioned that the character from your fantasy is named Si' Ni, and am I remembering correctly that she is not actually a bat? The reason I ask is that other animals are not ever allowed to leave the island of Klin Ra and are kept exclusivel…

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    Meteors of Dárdünah

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    It sounds like a wonderful story. And I would like to take this time to applaud you for your creativity and the wonderful way you have been able to use SHARD as an inspiration to weave a fantastic tale combining elements of different dimensions for the enjoyment of us all..... It really is quite amazing!!!!! However...... If you could do me a favor...... I would like you to consider the number of people upon our own planet who have been kidnapped or abducted by aliens.... a number which is estim…

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    Meteors of Dárdünah

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    My point is...... that.... although this is a fantasy story you are creating..... the main character's knowledge itself is based upon the game of SHARD..... and as such one might be able to assume, that even if she (Si'Ni) owned and read numerous books ( as you say) , those books she owned or had access to reading.... would most likely not contain any information about the concept of metal......due first of all to the extreme rareness of the substance itself, and secondly...... due to the rarene…

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    Meteors of Dárdünah

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    Okay... I will say that for all but the rarest and most legendary characters the concept of metal is completely alien other than for the fact that metal is for all practical purposes a form of crystal.... The sheer scarcity of the substance upon the world of SHARD means that it would likely never be so much as glimpsed by anyone..... In the rarest case that it is somehow encountered it would likely be assumed to have a deep connection to the sky chariot the GREAT MOTHER AND FATHER used to travel…

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    When Herbivores Fight

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    This is an excellent question and one I can luckily provide some insight. Kangaroo can be found in many places upon the world of Dárdünah, but would likely be most comfortable in areas which share some of the same weather as the places they are found dwelling upon the planet Earth. Let us consider for example that Kangaroo would like grass lands and places where they would be able to utilize the animal abilities they have naturally, which are certainly GREAT LEAP, BOUNDING, and NIGHT VISION as a…

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    Life as a Bat

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    I am so happy that you did not give up on the dream we have of providing others with the tools to enjoy the game as so many of us have over the decades!!! Believe me when I say..... You are about to be a very very happy player when the next book THE MAGIC AND MARTIAL ARTS GUIDE hits the shelves and even happier still when the WORLD GUIDE is available as it is the final piece which will tie all the other pieces together in a cohesive manner by filling in the blanks concerning the cultures, the cu…

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    That makes a great deal of sense, considering in many cultures which use the written language to document history that women were often overlooked except for the obvious reasons... While in nomadic cultures such as the hunter gatherers the balance and equality between male and female was more obvious to those who existed in the communities... I am very pleased that in the game of SHARD that is not the case. The game itself is centered around the idea of the duality which exists at the very found…

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    Great idea!!!! The people who love animation and anthropomorphism should be very pleased with SHARD. People who enjoy different cultures and improvisation will also find this game to be a great deal of fun....

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    I would suggest in regards to the above question that it would be a great idea to research the history of countries and regions such as India, China, Bali, Egypt, Japan, Nepal, Arabia, Persia, Northern Africa, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Turkey, Tibet, Thailand (or the like), and gather examples of how such things were dealt with within the scope of our own world's history, and then adapt it to fit the needs of Dárdünah for your specific campaign. It is important to realize that in the game of SHARD the…

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    I think it is a good idea to include SHARD RPG in any other avenues which seem fitting to you as a player, In this way it allows the name of our brand and its concepts to be more widely circulated.... and the more circulation the better for us all as a role playing family. I know that there are many people who are as of yet uninformed about the game SHARD, and if we can only reach a percentage of them, it will make finding people interested in participating in a game so much easier for us all...…

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    Yes,TEENAGE MUTANT SARPAH is correct..... What makes this completely correct is due to the merger of the human genetics and for the added simplicity it brings to the game.... All the animal types give birth to live young, and as such each of the animal types would most likely have some type of menstruation cycle similar to a human female's although possibly more frequent or less frequent due to the differences in age limitations as well as other factors such as the animal type and the propensity…

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    Life as a Bat

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    The last post is absolutely correct in that the bats of Klin Ra have all the blood they would need both Janah as well as Suthra.... although it is important for me to mention that the small bats of the world do not have a special dietary disadvantage listed in the animal template, which indicates that if one were to choose to have one it would be a matter of choice for the player and not something which would be shared by the general population of the island or the majority of the species, that …

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    Domestic Devah

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    That means that we will have many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many many MANY more conversations!!!! That causes me great happiness!!!!