Posts tagged submission
Posts tagged submission
Back from the Doldrums of laziness. Here’s a log update from where we left off courtesy of one of my playtesters, idontjusthaveships (The shadow caster). Hopefully he can do more as I edit em for grammar and detail work.
Rider is the best character you guys.
More fantastic ideas from beeswarm17. The idea of Light being able to set up mirrors to redirect and refract from (potentially from Water refraction or Earth made prisms) is just jaw droppingly fantastic. I think having Fire create light (to create new shadows) and Air move objects (to manipulate shadows) would also be fantastic synergy between chaotic aligned EXEs. Good times.
Here’s a possible light EXE list:
The always fantastic Matt “Swarm of Bees” provides some possible shadow EXE ideas. I dig em. I’m interested with how he interpreted hacking, which is more world manipulation than it is code manipulation (which I suppose was the original idea, but do they make a big difference?). I need to play with the some of the mechanics on EXEs over this winter and figure out what works.
At any rate though, if you’ve got some ideas for EXEs I’d really love to hear them, I’ve been too busy recently to do much with the game, so it’s exciting to get fresh input from elsewhere. Feel free to ask about lore or such if you want some insight on how things may work.
And now, some interesting Dark EXE possibilities:
There must be some sort of military force in the world, so I made a drawing of what a commander might look like.
Notes: Definitely a cool design, likely for light, maybe dark servers (also maybe water). It’s got a lighter weight design and a very cyberpunk look to it, throw in the right coloring accents and maybe other cultural accents (cloaks, bandanas, varies by area) and you could make it a agile ranger style fighter for the more technologically advanced areas of the setting (largely the light server, some of the water server).
The idea of cybernetics is also very interesting in this setting, because it’s largely replacement parts for corrupt programs.
“I scribbled this earlier. Not amazingly proud of the way it looks but here you go, enjoy.”
Absolutely wonderful Neon Hawk from http://provendermalkin.tumblr.com/
Like damn. This is gorgeous.
In case you forgot (it has been a while), these constructs act as messengers for major Light server citires, transporting audio and written messages to and from various parts of the city. The additional colors of the lights tends to signify the type of message or the sender’s origin. At night, several roost on posts throughout major street ways and act as living light posts as they rest.
Most neon hawks look similar to this template, though some craftsmen make them in the form of other avian creatures such as more rounded owls or more complex dragon-like designs. Largely aesthetic though some are built larger so they may hold a longer charge, usually acting as town to town messengers.
This network of living lights makes the Light server particularly breathtaking from high up.
“With plates of thick rock as protection and a barbed whip of a back fin, the Lava Shark prowls the depths of volcanic seas; wary of any unfortunate soul that dares cross its path.”
Another wonderful piece from http://aquestionablemind.tumblr.com/
Hell. Yes. If I have one true love of all the monsters I come up with for Aristeia it’s the sea monsters. Specifically these things. Kor-fins, AKA Lava Sharks, AKA AWESOME.
The Fire Server has a LOT of ore and minerals. Unfortunately a lot of these are submerged under streams of lava (for reasons that will later be explained). The flame salamanders (Kor-foots) of the server who survived off of these ores had to adapt. They adapted by going into the streams themselves.
Some Kor-fins chose to eat the smaller fish that had begun eating the ore, some began to eat the ore itself. The ores and minerals that rubbed off as they eat began to cling to their bodies, becoming plates, protecting them from the stream’s heat.
Incidentally, fishing for ores has become a mainstay of the Fire Server’s economy. Fishing for the Kor-fins themselves, well that nets more ore, and meat, and plating ready for armors right off the bat doesn’t it? Have fun fishing for these.
Also, I have a LOT of art built up for these, I’ll doll it out as the week goes on.
“The macroforest is a dangerous place. This is why. This lean, mean, armored killing machine has only one purpose: to fuck your day up. With four pincer/claw legs that have poison quills and a mandible strong enough to crack a Nokia phone, the spider serves its purpose well.”
From aquestionablemind again. I’m not going to lie, when I clicked the button to see the image I jumped back in terror. This description he gave is also pretty solid. This thing is just… UGH. Seriously. Macroforest is just downright horrifying and wonderful but mostly horrifying. I love this image. This is grand. I’m going to call this a Garlaroth. That’s an adequately intimidating name right? Seriously. These things, are in my nightmares tonight, I bet money on this.
“An old pirate deserves a hook and an eyepatch as well as a prosthetic leg. No pirate is complete without one. Other than that, I’m thinking either a regular metal scimitar or perhaps one made of the same aura as the Neon Hawks and Cross.”
More art from the fantastic http://aquestionablemind.tumblr.com/
This here is Caladimus, a sea-faring maestro of the waves who gives not a single damn. I like getting Questionable’s art because he always does something different with the setting and characters. I, personally, am not crazy keen on the hook, but I’ll be darned if the cyber-punk peg leg isn’t the coolest thing in here, besides Caladimus himself of course. Also those pants, I could go for a pair of pants like that, bonus points if you use EL Wire for the red.
When I eventually get to talking about the Water Server and its populous I’ll get more in depth with Cal here. Just know that a lot of the Water Server is made up of traders, most of whom travel by water ways, and a couple (read: as many as the awesome quota allows) are probably pirates (fun fact: the awesome quota has no upper limit). Caladimus just happens to be particularly good at what he does, as a man of the sea and as a guy who can throw the sea at you (but oh my I don’t think I’ve even mentioned how EXEcutables work in this game yet have I? I’ll have to do that posthaste!)