Thoughts on the Umbral

This is our fifth post in this series. I have more to share, but after this one we will take a short hiatus and continue the series after a few other articles to break up the pace. I hope you like what you see and encourage you to post your comments here or on our Facebook page! Designing the Umbral When the single Cerebral Class was removed in favor of the making the Cerebral Race and special Cerebral Classes, the Umbral was the second class tackled. The Umbral is tied to the Soul Aspect of the Triad. They would be the personification of raw emotions and power, this could make them dark and...

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Thoughts on The Cleric

  The fourth part to my Ten Part Series. Enjoy! Designing the Cleric There always has to be a Cleric… it’s a law of the universe somewhere. The problem is that there is ALWAYS a Cleric and Clerics are always the same. I knew I needed to do something about that. As the friends that have played with me all know, I am not entirely too keen on making pantheons of gods and I have never felt that a Cleric (aka divine caster) should be entirely different than an arcane caster. When I was thinking of the Cleric in 2004-2005, my philosophy on life had changed and changed quite handedly....

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Thoughts on the Visceral

Designing the Visceral The Visceral was the last of the “Cerebral-only” classes. It is based on the Body Aspect of the Triad; a Champion Class and the hardest of all my Hero classes to create. The Cerebrals were always going to be part of the Triad, a philosophy of the Body, Mind, and Soul; three Aspects that are all part of one being. By this time I had explored the Oracle for the Mind, the Umbral for the Soul, but did not have a name for the Visceral. I can’t remember the full details about how the word Visceral was attached to the Body Cerebral, but it did not take long and it wasn’t a...

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