Category: Themes

Jun
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Mar
31

Themes: Magical Girl

“In the name of the moon, I’ll punish you!” -Sailor Moon, Leader of the Sailor Senshi Ah yes, life is complicated and it’s all due to some little magical item in your life. Be it an artifact gifting you the power of an ancient warrior, the point of the Magical Girl Genre is how modern […]

Mar
02

Darker Dungeons: The Dragon

“I kill where I wish and none dare resist. I laid low the warriors of old and they’re like is not in the world today. Then I was but young and tender. Now I am old and strong, strong strong.” -Smaug, The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien The penultimate challenged laid before the hero be it a […]

Dec
03

Darker Dungeons: The Power of Polities

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” -Alexander the Great World creation is one of the toughest and most challenging skills one can undertake in writing. Part of the problem stems not from just the characters and peoples within it, but also the various political entities that inhabit it. It is one thing […]

Oct
22

Darker Dungeons: The Empire

“We have been tested, but we have emerged stronger. We move forward as one people: the Imperial citizens of the first Galactic Empire. We will prevail. Ten thousand years of peace begins today.” -Declaration of New Order, the Galactic Empire What is so interesting about the The Empire is the various opportunities it offers as a backsetting […]

Aug
20

Themes: The Weird West

“Mm. I was always more comfortable around numbers than people. I could control numbers. “ The Swede, Hell on Wheels If Dreadpunk had a western cousin then it would be the Weird West, a fantasy driven genre which takes the American romanticized Wild West and injects all the beloved mythology often attached to it. The […]

Jul
30

Darker Dungeons: The Evil Horde

“MY LIFE FOR THE HORDE” -War Cry of the Horde on Azeroth From the east, they are said to come to a vast horde of unrelenting ferocity and savage hunger. They move like a great wave out of their far homeland and conquer the “Civilized” lands like a plague. An evil horde is often composed of […]

Jun
25

Themes: Diesel Punk

“Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.” -Doctor Indiana Jones Did you grow up on Indian Jones like me and love the focus of adventuring in a period just after the Second World War? Do you love the retro-grunge combustion engine fueled dream of fallout and remember age old disney shows about “the future”? Look […]

Jun
19

Darker Dungeons: The Five Races

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings We have delved repeatedly into how to build a world and manipulate the points of interest that go into designing it. This is our opening work which allows the creator to decide the basics of the world, and how to […]

May
28

What the Sierd is Warp Tek?

“The essence is life, and the essence is death.” -Gwarish Proverb The Gwagaruh were the first species to show native manipulation of PSI and have proven repeatedly over the centuries their deadly precision of psionic powers. Unlike the implants of Stem-Tek, Gwarish genics mutate a series of biological nodes that allow them to hone heir […]