Carcosa Tourist Guide
a short, lazy post which nevertheless contains some things that are inspiring as hell.
1. via retronaut, the Codex Seraphinianus is clearly a travelogue, bestiary, grimoire and cookbook from Carcosa, rendered in a cool, familiarizing style so as not to obscure its horrific point in needless exoticism.
2. Mark Zug shows Carcosa the way it would like to be imagined. The truth is of course both less tidy and less charming.
On which subject, CWR has taught me that Arthur C Clarke’s famous dictum is too short: any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, principally in that you have no idea how dangerous is it and it will probably kill you.
Someday soon I will go back to writing about other things, I promise. 5e playtest! Down with Demihumans, fully inhumans is the way forward! Old magic items made new again!
That is all.