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Started by xiombarg, August 13, 2003, 02:36:11 PM
QuoteYup. I'm gonna have big trouble with that. It makes little sense to me. If I as an Archon want to prove the sun is a ball of gas I have to challenge Apollo for it? What about the billions of non Archons who already know its a ball of gas. What about the thousands of scientists who've studied the sun 6 ways to tuesday and have conclusively proven that its a ball of gas. You're saying they're all fooled by an elaborate illusion? Sorry. I'm not going to be able to buy that. Disbelief Suspenders a-snappen. That would be WAY too complicated and involved an illusion to work.
QuoteMy question for Matt is from the previous thread: Why was the current illusion set up? I think it's important because you can interact with the beings that set up the illusion, and while it's less important to a Buddhist (it just is), it's pretty important to a GM in 9W, so he can understand how the Eternals will react to certain changes to "reality".
Quote from: ValamirThe game 9 Worlds is centered on Hellenistic Myth...not Budhist or Hindi concepts. The difference between the world the mundanes live in and the world the Archons live in should be explanable in terms that Socrates and Plato would nod in agreement with. Preferably even in terms that they wrote.
QuoteA universal can be defined as an abstract object or term which ranges over particular things. The classic problem of universals involves whether abstract objects such as "largeness" exist in a realm independent of human thought. Realists argue that they do. Plato, the first and most extreme realist, argued that universals are forms and exist in their own spiritual realm. Individual objects, such as a large mountain, then participate in the universal form largeness. A universal can only be known by the intellect, and not the senses.
QuoteOver time, other Archons guided fate as they would. Plato. Da Vinci. Edison.
QuoteHere's some philosophy text I turned up in a quick search:
QuoteI think that the chargen needs a section on making sure we know where the character stands on the subject of the war. Are they newbies just getting a hold on the idea? Does Prometheus select Archons from those he thinks will be committed to the war, or is it random? How does time in the Aether fighting affect Archon's perceptions? How do the Gods really feel about the Archons? Is it galling to let them fight on their side (more or less)?
QuoteAnd, as someone posted (probably Ralph), what does the war look like? Is there attrition? Of whom?
QuoteSo many questions. I'm slowly becoming intrigued, despite myself.