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A nibble from the Dragon Magazine

In his Dragon Magazine #39 article (1), Douglas P. Bachmann makes some statements I can agree with, although I'm concerned with knowledge, not just action (moral):

«The art of Fantasy is not concerned with real-life evil, or science, or quickies or getting high. It is concerned with the profound mystery behind and within life, nature and the human soul. 
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I do believe that as we struggle to discover the reality of Faerie and the proper forms of Fantasy, as we design game mechanics which are true to those realities, we will discover our souls.»

It goes without saying that some years have passed since the release of this Dragon Magazine issue (also featuring the Anti-Paladin), but there could have been at least hope for Douglas of arriving to some solid understanding, since he acknowledged a sort of objectivity to "Fantasy", and that even despite the misleading influence of mainstream psychologistic authors like J. G. Frazer, C. G. Jung, J. Campbell . . . (related G+ posts: Modern Anthropology, http://goo.gl/XX643; Primitive Mentality, http://goo.gl/jZL2u, between others.)

(1) The problem of morality in fantasy, 1980.

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Roll20CON begins June 3rd, 2016.

"Plus features are available now for FREE in any game tagged for #Roll20CON - learn more in our blog (https://goo.gl/6NMEh3 )."

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Wow! Chris Perkins & Greg Bilsland of Wizards are set to play during #Roll20CON  on #Twitch  - Register now at roll20con.net to see the updated schedule and watch live June 3rd on twitch.tv/Roll20app +Dungeons & Dragons 
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Genial recurso que explica la integración de sonidos y pistas de música con Syrinscape en Fantasy Grounds.
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Add Sounds and Music to your Fantasy Grounds campaigns with this community developed extension that integrates Syrinscape. The video shows it in action and how to set it up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPC-U3R38KA
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Very attractive resource.
 
Great visual aids and useful maps for D&D by a fan. http://dnd-edit.tumblr.com/
Sweet high-resolution freebies like maps and other resources for D&D or D&D-like games.
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Great resource addressing the integration of sounds and music tracks with Syrinscape into Fantasy Grounds!

Genial recurso que explica la integración de sonidos y pistas de música con Syrinscape en Fantasy Grounds.

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Add Sounds and Music to your Fantasy Grounds campaigns with this community developed extension that integrates Syrinscape. The video shows it in action and how to set it up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPC-U3R38KA
+Syrinscape +Wizards of the Coast СНГ +Dungeons & Dragons +Critical Role +Geek & Sundry +Table Top Gaming 
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An useful resource for handling hangout conversations.
Google Hangouts Takeout JSON decoder. Step 1. Step 2. Download your hangouts chat history from Google Takeout. Select the downloaded zip or json file: loading... Please wait... Read explanation on my blog • 20811 uploads since 2015-01-01 (41.46 per day)
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This is +Dulux Oz's Patreon: first-class tutorial videos, rulesets and extensions for +Fantasy Grounds!

Right now I'm astounded by the immersive sound capabilities he just enabled (https://goo.gl/mjOSny).

Éste es el Patreon de Duluz Oz: tutoriales, marcos de reglas y extensiones de primera clase para Fantasy Grounds.

Ahora mismo flipo con las capacidades sonoras que ha habilitado (https://goo.gl/mjOSny).

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This is +Dulux Oz's Patreon: first-class tutorial videos, rulesets and extensions for +Fantasy Grounds!

Right now I'm astounded by the immersive sound capabilities he just enabled (https://goo.gl/mjOSny).

Éste es el Patreon de Duluz Oz: tutoriales, marcos de reglas y extensiones de primera clase para Fantasy Grounds.

Ahora mismo flipo con las capacidades sonoras que ha habilitado (https://goo.gl/mjOSny).

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Great resource addressing the integration of sounds and music tracks with Syrinscape into Fantasy Grounds!

#rpg #virtualtabletops #vtt #streaming #sound
 
Add Sounds and Music to your Fantasy Grounds campaigns with this community developed extension that integrates Syrinscape. The video shows it in action and how to set it up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPC-U3R38KA
+Syrinscape +Wizards of the Coast СНГ +Dungeons & Dragons +Critical Role +Geek & Sundry +Table Top Gaming 
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This looks great quality.
It remembers me a fantasy setting I made along the same lines, more or less after the end of a world. Now, the focus was to bring back the Sun, instead of the development of industrial technology.

Parece de calidad.
Me recuerda un entorno de fantasía que hice con pautas parecidas, más o menos tras el fin de un mundo. Aunque ahí el enfoque era traer de vuelta el Sol, en lugar del desarrollo de tecnología industrial.

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My test print for the Winter Eternal hardcover (premium heavyweight) book arrived and man, I'm so happy I can't stop paging through the book. It is beautiful and really professional looking. If you are interested, follow the link.
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/146718/Winter-Eternal
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After a few days offline, I just saw the Rage of Demons DLC for Sword Coast Legends is available since May 18. Nice!

Tras unos días sin conectarme, acabo de ver que el módulo Rage of Demons para Sword Coast Legends está disponible desde el 18 de Mayo. Buena cosa.

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Page 1 of 2 - Rage Of Demons Has Reached Sword Coast Legends! - posted in News, Info and Announcements: Venture into the depths of the Underdark, through the trading outpost of Mantol-Derith, and fight alongside the legendary Drizzt Do’Urden! Rage of Demons is a free DLC expansion for Sword Coast Legends that includes hours of new story content; new Dungeon Master options; a new playable race: Tiefling; and a new playable class: Warlock! War...
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On Fairy Tales, morality and children
Cuentos de hadas, moralidad y niños

In addition to moral developments (commented at the original post), in fairy tales the small and powerless, like Tolkien's hobbits or Tom Thumb (thumb being also a reference for the spirit in man, matching with the upanishads), so often is the egoless hero, which paradoxically kills, defeats or destroys the Dragon A.K.A. ego, Sauron's Ring, etc. —By the way, none of the popular GNS divisions can account for this logic, it not being gamist, narratist nor simulationist.

Killing the bad guy in this context many times has the meaning of the cosmogonic sacrifice, like the dismemberment of the primordial entity (Tiamat, Ymir . . .).

On the other hand these mythic contents aren't specifically aimed to children, and of course they can scare them, but it happens that in modern times most adults discard them beforehand.

Also the child in us, like in the Gospel, is another reference to the aforementioned spirit, in contrast to "the grown, old man" which is the ordinary, profane identity (duo sunt in homine) doomed to die without reaching the sphere of imperishable light, akin to the recovery of Paradise.

The small one is also who successfully can pass through the narrow gate or the needle's eye, or without being noticed by the monster guarding the threshold of the Sun Door. The small one is also who has a small ratio, being nearer to the center than to the circumference of the world, like it's represented in the Game of the Goose by winning getting at the most central square of the board, this meaning the successful quest or pilgrimage to Holy Land, also the achievement and victory of the spirit (freedom of Satan, also the Dragon).

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Además de desarrollos morales (comentados en el post original), en los cuentos de hadas el pequeño e indefenso, como los hobbits de Tolkien o Pulgarcito (siendo el pulgar una referencia para el espíritu en el hombre, coincidiendo con los upanishads), lo más a menudo es el héroe sin ego, que paradójicamente mata, derrota o destruye al Dragón, siendo éste también el ego, el anillo de Sauron, etc. —Dicho sea de paso, ninguna de las populares divisiones de la GNS puede dar cuenta de esta lógica al no ser gamista, narratista ni simulacionista.

Matar al malo en este contexto muchas veces tiene el significado de sacrificio cosmogónico, como el desmembramiento de la entidad primordial (Tiamat, Ymir . . .).

Por otra parte estos contenidos míticos no están especialmente dirigidos a niños, y claro que pueden asustarles, pero en los tiempos modernos la mayoría de adultos los descartan de antemano.

También el niño en nosotros, como en el Evangelio, es otra referencia para el mencionado espíritu, en contraste con "el hombre adulto, viejo", que es la identidad ordinaria, profana (duo sunt in homine) condenada a morir sin alcanzar la esfera de luz imperecedera, similar a la recuperación del Paraíso.

El pequeño también es quien puede pasar exitosamente a través de la puerta estrecha o el ojo de la aguja, o atravesar el umbral de la Puerta del Sol sin ser visto por el monstruo guardián. El pequeño también es aquel que tiene un radio pequeño, estando más cerca del centro que de la circunferencia del mundo, como representa el juego de la oca en el que se gana arribando a la pieza más central del tablero, significando esto el éxito de la búsqueda o la peregrinación a Tierra Santa, que también es la consecución y victoria del espíritu (libertad de Satán, que también es el Dragón).

Relacionado: Los cuentos de hadas, ¿para niños? (https://goo.gl/dWTEZ7)

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“Fairy tales do not tell children that monsters exist. Children already know that monsters exist. Fairy tales tell children that monsters can be killed.” -G.K. Chesterton
Okay, he's four years old. Before anyone calls Child Protective Services, at least let me explain. First of all, I didn't exactly start it or encourage it. The proximate cause was that my kids get into everything. And at ...
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That is good to know, and yeah, I also can understand it Emily!

FWIW I was pointing to that very relationship at D&D: Not just pulp II (https://goo.gl/nWozlX).
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I use this Google+ profile mainly as my blog.

It's main themes, Dimensions of Fantasy Roleplaying and Sapiential Dimensions are G+ collections now.

I usually write here in English and Spanish languages.

A few points about me:
  • The surrounding set of contemporary values and beliefs would make me a sort of maverick, even if I'm not fond of the ruling individualism — to my mind, "think for yourself" is an empty and deceptive slogan.
  • Specialized in timeless wisdom, naturally including symbolism — also sort of interested in contemporary science under the light of ancient cosmology for the sake of discernment:
       "It emerges that physics is basic but inessential; that is the crucial fact." (Wolfgang Smith)
  • Involved in Arts under a symbolical perspective: Ars sine scientia nihil est
  • Being somewhat of a writer and artist, I'm still hoping to get time for drawing and painting; also, I'm into role playing games and my genres are High/Dark Fantasy and Historical Fantasy; I like a number of classic D&D themes, however GURPS is also interesting to me because the powerful "ingame interactivity" it allows for the players; I'm also evaluating Fate Core and Dungeon World —along with D&D 5E; my interest is also into online virtual tabletops such as Fantasy Grounds and Roll20: "Let's face it: for some people, roleplaying is a serious challenge, a life-or-death struggle." (J. M. Caparula / Scott Haring)
  • I have a fondness for political incorrectness, true critical thinkers, mavericks, and for people interested in the Fantasy genre such as gamers valuing "imagination" and anagogical potentials over ordinary social expectations, artists, writers, designers, programmers . . .
  • If you comment please watch your tone, discard ribaldry and rudeness and reflect about your words before posting them; also, don't use uppercase words. Otherwise I may be deleting or quarantining.
  • Writing from Spain (Europe)
My Circles: At the moment my circles aren't very much separated into different themes. I occasionally post about online roleplaying (mainly Fantasy Grounds and Roll20), D&D related themes or GURPS, but most of my posts are about timeless aspects of "archaic" metaphysics, traditional heroic fantasy and diverse aspects in some way related to the genre, such as fantasy art, ancient "spirituality", Middle Ages and the ancient worldview —nothing to do actually with modern syncretistic fabrications such as the variations of new age, occultism, spiritualism, neopaganism or psychologistic approaches.
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