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Author Topic: [Sorcerer] The Cool Chart in Chapter 7: still cool?  (Read 1720 times)
James_Nostack
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« on: May 19, 2008, 07:24:18 AM »

On page 119 of Sorcerer, there is a neat little chart describing a couple of sorcerous traditions, describing typical methods, prices, demon-types, and so so on.  I have a lot of affection for this chart!  For the first few months after I got Sorcerer, I thought it was kind of bland, and didn't see what the fuss was about: but that chart, which ties Lore into the setting's color, and also suggests things about the demon-characters and the player-characters.  That chart clued me in that while Sorcerer is all about Humanity at the player level, to the characters it looks like everything is all about Lore. 

I haven't seen many other charts like that in other Sorcerer supplements or one-sheets, and I'm wondering if it's been deprecated over the last couple years.  I'm thinking of working up something similar for the Dictionary of Mu game we're gonna run in a few weeks.   
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 11:47:54 AM »

Hi James,

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That chart clued me in that while Sorcerer is all about Humanity at the player level, to the characters it looks like everything is all about Lore.

That's really well-stated. I like that a lot.

It seems to me as if I retained that diagrammatic approach fairly strongly through the supplements. It's part of Chapter 1 in The Sorcerer's Soul, and I expanded upon Chapter 7 in the core book in Chapter 1 of Sex & Sorcery. I think it would be easy to whip up a chart of this kind for the three settings in Sorcerer & Sword, too.

So my take, certainly, is to use that summary method enthusiastically.

Best, Ron
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