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Empathy Engines

Roleplaying games are many things. One thing they can do particularly well is let us put on the shoes of other humans*1 (<-that’s an asterisk) in other situations.  We can try to imagine what…Continue readingEmpathy Engines

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Orgs, Organitrash

UVG • VotBO • Mythos • Story • Faction Who are the Orgs? They are the shameful baseline humans of polymorph variety. A riot of creatures with strange shapes and terrible adaptation; skins that…Continue readingOrgs, Organitrash

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Mud Sculptor

The princess of trials, the mother of life, goes by many names. Few as deliciously malicious as mud sculptor. In those first days of new time at the unmaking of heaven, she pondered, “How…Continue readingMud Sculptor

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Boredom and Curiosity

UVG • VotBO • Mythos • Story Once, all creation was perfection. A pure crystal of existence. A heart for the minds of the uncreated. A paradise for the eternity of the divine spirits.Then…Continue readingBoredom and Curiosity

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Kabalithics

UVG • VotBO • Mythos • Story I walked incorporeate as so many times before. My body composed and flattered in the repository of Mme. Salvenos. Safe, there, to permit my explorations. I crossed…Continue readingKabalithics

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Inventing Names

How to invent names for the UVG, the Given World, or really any game setting that isn’t trying to be the Petal Throne.Continue readingInventing Names

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Govern Nancy

UVG • VotBO • Mythos • Culture Isolated by the High Drifts from the surrounding Vast, the Vusil Jupanies preserve their archaic cultures within limpid spheres of glimmering oldtech interfields. The thirteen surviving Jupanies…Continue readingGovern Nancy

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Iksir

UVG • Red Sky • Mythos • Techné Stone of life. Spirit of the word. Source encoded in matter. Substance of creation. First and last thing. There are over 10,000 names in the common…Continue readingIksir

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Lord Tomorrow’s Children

UVG • VotBO • Mythos “I don’t want to be a crumbling, crumbling, crumbling castle.” —King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Crumbling Castle, Polygondwanaland (2017) But It Was a God A green mound rose…Continue readingLord Tomorrow’s Children

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Vechs (vehicular biomechanisms)

UVG • Vastlands • Fauna Vech | \vɛk\ 1. A domesticated or feral biomachine large enough to carry people or cargo. 2. Any substantial, autonomous means of transportation. Including large transport golems, neo-elephants, drone…Continue readingVechs (vehicular biomechanisms)