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David Wilkie
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a few things about the carceral place and the roughest ideas about what navigating it will be like
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you can't help but get to know the guards in the carceral place
the watch in the carceral place
the watch in the carceral place
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a dear friend has sent me some valuable inspiration
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"Lal the cow’s behaviour might be motivated by a mineral deficiency (though the idea that Lal was a tiger in a past life was also entertained by some villagers) [adjacent screen-capture, from video above, shows cow eating a chicken]. But, as shown by the studies cited below, bird-eating in bovids and deer may actually just be a fairly normal bit of behaviour that we’re only beginning to document. I also think that individuals of herbivorous species sometimes learn ‘accidentally’ that they can kill and eat other animals, and then take to this habit as and when the opportunity arises. That is, because they can, not because they ‘need’ to. In fact, I’d go as far as saying that animals (and other organisms) likely do a lot of things simply because they can, not because their anatomy or physiology is specifically ‘suited’ to that activity."

there are vast, unexplored levels of possibility with this, "who gave a monkey a gun" is only the beginning
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this podcast is an unexpected source of monster inspiration, its a show about giving inanimate objects an interview and personality

the soda episode is really memorable
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the main challenge/idea I have with the carceral place is trying to make a "generate it as you go" environment system that has a lot of vertical "layers", without it being impossible to keep track of or need to be mapped with transparencies or something.

I suppose it may end up just being like a dungeon with mostly rooms and a lot of variations on "stairs"?

The thing I love about the Carcer drawingsi by Piranesi that inspired the whole thing is how open they seem, they're the opposite of cramped cells but they still feel so confining. You can see ways to go everywhere, but it isn't really freeing or helpful.

I think there might be something with using a fixed grid for each "floor" and some die drops and tables, then some kind of clever notation system so you can just look at this map and go "you can see there's catwalks across the 2nd level, some arches at the 3rd," etc.
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I'm gonna build a whole world based on the architecture skill being really damn useful
cells in the carceral place
cells in the carceral place
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to do list:
• a journey to Aldercliffe: five adventures in an English city in the 1640's [editing, illustrations in progress]
• excursus to abandoned wizard dimension on strange boat [percolating in head for home game]
• guide to exploring (escaping?) the carceral space [also percolating, looking at piranesi prints again and again]
• alpine underworld, a smallish hex crawl with some demons that are fussy and awkward, taken from Brueghel and Bosch paintings (mostly, but some are all mine) [editing, illustrations in progress, where did all these notes come from, this should be done in a few weeks though]
• (title TBD) Fictional Mycology Field Guide [being written here and there, I have learned enough actual Mycology to become a hobbyist, I saw another puffball today I didn't know they were so common. They almost look like eggs, but the insides are all foamy and not eggy at all]
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I'm very flattered and happy to have had my material read on this lovely podcast!
New Blogs on Tape, featuring the writing of +David Wilkie, read by +David Perry.

http://www.paperspencils.com/bot/episode-59-mycology-yellowed-elkhorn-by-david-wilkie/

With this, I should be caught up with uploading all the readings that have been submitted to me.
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I don't usually expect weird shitpost Twitter to provide campaign ideas, but here we are
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