Archive for October 3rd, 2010

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Secrets of Taren Kost – Interlude 2

3 October, 2010

After a slight delay (just under a year) we finally returned to the Secrets of Taren Kost, in our last interlude wherein the characters were invited to go hawking with the Baron Rivale Dammeron.  (Here are the characters involved.)

Interlude 2: Lost Hawks, Bones and Ghosts

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Game Theory – Adventurers as Celebrities?

3 October, 2010

So, I was reading the obituary of Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins in the Economist*. Higgins was a poor boy made into a celebrity because of his amazing skills as a snooker player. Go and read the obituary, do not worry, we will be here when you get back.

Now, replace the serene arena of the snooker tournament with the sacred dueling circle of the wizard’s guild. Replace Higgins, the snooker playing genius, with Hathins, an arcane genius with the natural talents of a sorcerer, willing to fight a mages’ duel for any penny ante bet: a scroll, a potion or even a pint. As he is such a talented and skilled sorcerer, he quickly becomes one of the most successful and feared magical duelists in the land.

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