Æthursday – Random Setting!

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Today we have another one from Allen Thiele! He has spun up a Classic Supernatural Hellenism setting, featuring the technology of the time!

The Gods meddle in the affairs of men. They start wars over petty arguments, decimate cities on a whim, and demand tribute to be paid to them in the blood of heretics. They bestow favors on their favorites, and revoke them in spiteful tantrums when mortals dare to question their motives. They are malevolent, powerful beings, ever present in the lives of the men and women who worship them.

They are not without mercy, however. As cruel as they appear to be at times, they allow most mortals to live their lives as they will. And those who are ambitious enough, steadfast enough, or beautiful enough to not catch the ire of a God may find they have caught their desire, instead. To those who can court the Gods, heroes are born. More than mere mortals. Leaders of men, with extraordinary prowess. Leaders of armies. Rulers of states. Adventurers whom inspire song and story to be written. Demigods who walk among us as protectors.

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Æthursday – Random Setting!

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Today’s Random Setting is a World War II, diesel tech, heroic high fantasy

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, but sometimes, it really magic. The industrial revolution came, and with it came an economic arms race. While most nations advanced technologically, a handful of other, developing countries turned to their witch doctors, shamans, and magi to help gather raw materials and mass produce goods for the world. While most of the world turned to pure manpower to build, expand, and become wealthier, these countries tapped into the arcane for the same goals. It went… poorly.

At first, they were laughed at. Then they were called abominations. Finally, they decided that if they couldn’t be respected, at least they could be feared.

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Æthursday: A Turn of the Century, Comedic Tragedy

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This week’s Gem was rolled up by our own Allen Thiele. He came upon a Turn of the Century, Tech of the time, Tragic Comedy. His initial thoughts were something akin to Oliver Twist mixed with an early 90’s sit-com. Kevin rolled those elements around, splashed in a little Hogan’s Heroes, and the result is below!

It’s 1900 in the dark slums of the city. No electric lights shine bright here. Hope reigns eternal, but in a place where there are shadows so deep that they are never destroyed by the sun, it also remains eternally elusive.

Welcome to Boneridge Orphanage.

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