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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.

3. Rumours of a Moby-Dick themed sequel to Carcosa Wacky Races cannot be discussed at this time.

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.

Seraphinus’ own Wacky Racer vehicle was, alas, not ready in time for the race.

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.

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  1. robertjparker
    May 30, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Moon Boy is totally down for the sequel.

    If it is a naval game, he may have to steal that crab-thing from Skeletor.

  2. May 31, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    “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.”

    Awesome.

    “I have to survive the first one, though.”

    I hope you’re enjoying this experience at least as much as I am.

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