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    I GOT THE BOOK!

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    I seem to remember you saying that she was an almost obsessive reader as well.... which means I could easily image her living in a city known for its universities...

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    This sounds like a fantastic adventure and I would love to hear more about how it turns out... As I was reading your description I could almost picture the story unfolding... Will you be getting the latest book titled the MAGIC AND MARTIAL ARTS GUIDE? There are so many new martial styles as well as details regarding Ritual Magic that I am sure you will love contained within its pages not to mention even more Animal Templates! Just out of curiosity do your players normally run pre-generated chara…

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    I GOT THE BOOK!

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    Nilam's cultural paradigm is a combination of Persian and Arabic influences with the capital city of Hanalu being very much like Constantinople. However it is one of the most varied places due to its neutral nature and institutions of higher learning...

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    Yes, the time is nearly here to be able to enjoy all the tasty treats we have been occupied with for these last months! I myself cannot wait to hear each of your feedback as you experience a greater level of understanding regarding the truly fantastic nature of both the magic system and the martial arts which are soon to be available to you!

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    Entertainers in Dardunah

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    There are all sorts of entertainers in the game of SHARD, indeed I myself have run quite a few, which include the following.... an acrobat, a story teller, a famous dancer and a juggler... These are just a few of the possible choices available to all players who choose to create multi dimensional characters which may have many different aspects which all combine to make them more unique and believable characters to interact with. If we use the examples of our everyday life here on Earth we see i…

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    Also keep in mind we need to hold some of the newest and most exciting pieces in reserve. This choice allows us in to give those who invest in the next book the experience to view certain things first and gain for themselves the "special" feeling we all desire after purchasing any new item....

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    How do Snakes Cry?

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    Yes, I found this to be a great way to explain the possible ways this subject could be approached with in the game... Once again this is one of the features of the SHARD universe which I find the most pleasing, the free flow nature of the generalities which can be customized by a specific Game master to suit the needs, ideas and expectations of the players he or she may be entertaining...

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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…