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  • The holidays would be very different. And there would be more of them.

    The winter solstice holidays would still be big. The European agricultural year would have still seen to that. Shrovetide (the English Mardi Gras) would still be around.

    Many Native American festivals would be vital and widely recognized.

    Since Holiday comes from "holy day" there would be more fuss and feathers over which days a given town or group celebrates.
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  • In one of the Discworld novels, Granny Weatherwax delays an injury until it's a good time to deal with it. Perhaps Talents borrow luck from their own futures and then deal with the consequences when they have the chance.
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  • It would make an interesting story to have a parallel dumping bad luck on our Earth/parallel. Both finding out who's doing the dumping and getting to them to dump their bad luck back on them or even just ask them to stop are major problems. And your foes are copies of yourself, your allies, and your foes, but all with far better luck.
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  • Astromancer
    replied to Prometheus - Good Titan?
    Prometheus has a complex literary history. Find and read (with delight) the Victorian era story "The Twilight of the Gods" for a deliciously snarky take on the fates of the Theoi. If you can't steal some good ideas from this story, and the charmingly wicked collection of tales it comes with, you aren't trying.

    Shelley's "Prometheus Unbound" is a major source for positive modern views of Prometheus. Before this poem views of Prometheus were much more ambiguous. Heck, the subtitle of Shelley's wife's book "The Modern Prometheus" has some of the older disquiet...
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  • Astromancer
    replied to Prometheus - Good Titan?
    I think it was Franklin. I'll have to go back and look. But the saying was in print by 1790....
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  • Astromancer
    replied to Prometheus - Good Titan?
    Another possibility is that he is a noble hearted good guy who lacks a sense of perspective. Prometheus could be a saint, but so focused on his idea of how to do good for others he's truly deadly. Remember the words of the American founding Fathers. "For good men to do evil, that requires religion."

    Prometheus can be good and terrifying. Of course, if you read the Greek myths in their older forms, that world's ideas of good and evil tend to freak us out. Both Zeus and Prometheus have ideas of the GOOD that would be rejected today.
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  • Sorcery needs a source book that makes multiple paths clear TO THE STORYTELLER. The various Sorcery books cover one set of ideas. Kinfolk covered a narrow cluster of shamans. Ghouls are functionality closer to D&D Warlocks, as are those Sorcerers using holy numina like the sorcerers depicted in the first edition version of the Society of Leopold. Psionics are also an important style of Sorcery.

    We need guidelines on flavoring Sorcery and Sorcerers.
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  • Astromancer
    replied to Technocratic Ghosts
    The Technocracy excepts the existence of Paradox. Ghosts could be explained as a paradox flaw, the consciousness of an individual is now an extradimensional entity. Or an extradimensional has been imprinted/overwritten by the mind of a human being.

    As the Technocracy has experience with paradox realms a mage caught in a paradox realm could appear to be a ghost.

    In each case the "ghost" is a misunderstanding of a known phenomenon.
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