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  • > @clash_bowley said: > (Quote) > Do you know that musicians are charged to get on many of these popular playlists? Nowadays musicians tour to pay for their albums, which produce no appreciable revenue. I don't tour, but other musicians a…
  • I haven't read this before. It's definitely different. I'm liking the main story so far, and some of the short stories are quirky and have gamable ideas that I would definitely use. I don't have much patience for poetry, especially poetry that's bas…
  • >Before, she was surrounded the people and things that could instantly turn on her and kill her. Now she's properly part of a comm, she can relax and be "herself". She’s definitely still surrounded by people that can instantly turn o…
  • > @clash_bowley said: > (Quote) > I deleted it, and not accidentally. Oh? Shame- its an interesting topic. To answer a question from Richard, some people do game while listening to music, but not me. The game has one pace and music…
  • Big settings probably won’t be the vogue again, but there’s a market for them in the D&D and Trad communities, and for big books as well. Look at Zweihaender and the imminent Lyonesse. Not all interesting RPG settings got their start as literatu…
  • (Seems this thread was accidentally deleted before I could respond - not to worry, I restored it) I can't think of any music that's actually based on a specific campaign. I can think of music that's inspired by RPGs (and D&D specifically), and …
  • (Quote) Oh, come on. I'm at least 50% more verbose!
  • Note in Ch.7 that what Nassun and Jija find is described as a large dome-like shape behind what seems to be a wall of soil, almost as if the moon gently fell in the mud and made a small crater around itself. So, that's the moon - it fell gently to e…
  • @dr_mitch Let's hear back after you've finished to see if you still like it. @clash_bowley yes. Note this review is from 2018 - that year I was inspired by this book, Outremer, Denizens of the North (for Fate of the Norns), and Monster Island - all …
  • Although solo-roleplaying isn't my thing, I thought I'd share this attempt to solo play Theseus' Journey to Athens using the Mythras system. It's in five parts: (including accurate maps of the route!) Theseus Deeds – A Mythras Adventure in Bronze A…
  • I agree with @RichardAbbott , except that I don't find the evolution argument convincing. Seasons may come regularly, but they are still relatively few and far between. I think they are too infrequent to be the cause of adaptations, but frequent eno…
  • Ugh. You too? Depression sucks. I’ve been there; had some prolonged episodes that left me shut down for weeks, so I know what it can be like. Glad you persevered though - I’m sure I speak for all of us in saying we like having you around. 😃
  • It’s no problem, really - though for a time I thought maybe you’d caught Covid and were unable to respond! You can have the June slot, or a later one if you prefer.
  • OK, I've finally received my copy. In this particular hardback edition, the core book is 474 pages, to which are appended about another 140 pages under the subtitle The Back of the Book, which is a bit like the appendices in The Lord of the Rings - …
  • She does admit in the afterword of book 1 that she did play fast and loose with the science. What I wonder is if this book was inspired by what might happen if either (1) the earth and moon collided with earth and we are long after the catastrophe (…
  • @WildCard Very interesting, and a great fit of expertise for the club. I wonder if you'll find our Mythic Babylon book interesting when it comes out later this year, given it's survey and attempt at expression of Sumerian/Akkadian/Babylonian culture…
  • > @WildCard said: > I wonder if Alabaster wants to pull the moon into the earth. In the first interlude of book 1, the narrator invited us to look at the sun and other celestial objects, then to think about what was missing. The moon was c…
  • .What do you teach, @WildCard ?
  • I was confusing this as a question of 'single authority' vs 'group authority' if that makes more sense of my answer.
  • (Quote) I feel that the Guardians are basically the police arm of The Fulcrum, and in this capacity an extension of the Fulcrum leadership structure. So it certainly fits that some or all Guardians would know things that other Orogenes do not. (Quo…
  • (Quote) Hmm - great stuff. I'm starting to appreciate the merits of the book more.
  • How are children raised in The Culture?
  • OK, here's the article: https://tolkienaboutscifi.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/layered-themes-in-the-broken-earth/ It does warn about 'spoilers if you haven't read the books' plural, so be warned it might spoil some things in the later books, too. Mayb…
  • (Quote) Now this is worth considering. Apart from withholding certain facts until dramatically opportune to reveal them, has the narrator been unreliable? I don't know the answer but will watch for other signs of this in the future. I do think it's …
  • I don't have much to contribute ATM, but loving the discussion, thanks. I find I really like the intersection of philosophy and fiction.
  • Maybe he took the train?
  • (Quote) You laugh, but this sounds quite plausible in the context of this novel.
  • Getting in early today to remind club members that the Mitchester Arms is open tonight at 9PM GMT or today at 4pm EST (depending where you live). I hope to see some of you there.
  • I've created a discussion category for this book: https://www.ttrpbc.com/categories/88-%28april-may-2020%29-always-coming-home-by-ursula-k-leguin My copy didn't arrive yesterday - instead I got an e-mail saying it's 'delayed' with no further inform…
  • I think it’s Tuppy Glossop, actually.