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1  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Book design preview on: 01 July 2003, 21:43:00
That is nice!  It does look like a real recipe book.  Hehe.  You could add some humorous mixtures....

2  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: message board on: 28 June 2003, 11:15:00
Okay, I'll post in the Library, under the title of Puppets.

3  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: May I suggest... on: 28 June 2003, 09:18:00
I've already sent out a few e-mailed copies of the tale.  Anyone care to give it a read, say 'yes', provide your e-mail and I'll gladly send you a draft of what I've got.  Smith in Exile, sorry, tried to send you the e-mail by your address doesn't seem to function.  Another way?

4  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: May I suggest... on: 28 June 2003, 00:00:00
I sent out a few copies of the fairy tale.  It's long, since it explains origins and current activity.  Hope you guys like, and I'm open to any suggestions.  Smith in Exile, let me know what you think!

5  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: May I suggest... on: 27 June 2003, 13:35:00
I have the idea of a small group, between three to seven...not a large culture, just something unusual.  Let me see...

6  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: May I suggest... on: 27 June 2003, 13:17:00
Well, er, ehm...yeah, I do! :)   I just want to try my hand at something new for me.  I'm still interested in doing art for the site.  hehe.  To the library, then? Got it!  

7  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / May I suggest... on: 27 June 2003, 10:21:00
It may be easier to put into practice what I'm trying to convey.  If I may, and there is no objection, allow me to try my hand at writing this out, in a more formal matter, then I will present it to Artimidor, Koldar and everyone else.  Maybe, put into a textual representation it will be easier to work from there, deciding the ultimate fate (story or trash) of these wayward puppets.  Smith in Exile, would you like to cooperate on this idea with me?  I can write it out, a basic outline, then send it to you to look over.  You've got a lot more experience in this than I do, but I want to try my hand at it.  Question:  anywhere in particular that I may get a template to follow, or should I use the format used in the Myths section?

8  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Hmmm on: 27 June 2003, 08:26:00
Sure, why not!  I have no problem with it being a legend/fairy tale of a small cabal of wooden puppets.  Could it be a traveling troupe of wooden puppets, or would it be best to have it/them stationed in one spot?  Does the idea of one, two or three wooden puppets near a thieves den sound like an interesting idea, leading to a fairy tale/fable of 'thieving against thieves?"  May be a small group that returns things to the original owner, or just takes them and drops them randomly somewhere else?  Or should it just stay as a fairy tale, with no probable existance what-so-ever in the realm?  I'd like the idea of one, two or three puppets travelling in conjunction, about 10 inches high, just going from here to there, inadverently creating havok with unintentional causes.  

Of course, there is the point of destruction. Not trying to be inflexible here or anything.  Just this idea, I'm not saying they should be indestructible (they should be susceptible to destruction), but giving the option to the players to destroy them outright defeats the idea of a legend or fairy tale forming.  The source of such things tend to survive alot of punishment.  But hey, this could be a mute point if the whole thing stays as a fairy tale purely.  I guess what I'm saying is would it be best as a descriptive fairy tale of something that had happened, or a fairy tale in formation about something that is currently happening.  Let's hear more opinions on this, please!    

Edited by: Dirty DaVinci at: 6/26/03 16:29
9  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: yes on: 26 June 2003, 22:03:00
I was freaked out by the ghosts, the quick way they moved and double whispers they would issue as they passed by.  As a setting, I think the Mansion in Thief II was the best.  But if you want freaky creatures, try the howlers from the Silent Hill series or Clive Barker's Undying.  Now that is disturbing...

10  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Wooden Creations on: 26 June 2003, 19:14:00
Ah, yes, Thief II:  The Metal Age!  I loved that game.  Those mechanical robots were a nuisance, but of course, a water arrow or two into its furnace would shut them down (and deplete your water arrows) *LOL*  Great game.  Too bad they moved on to Hitman instead.  But in a sense, the idea of the puppets is beyond that.  The Mechanists created the iron robots as sentries, while their 'servants' were mechanized humans to a point.  In this case, the puppets could be more like Pinocchio in their childlike curiousity, but their creation, life and mannerisms would be completely different.  

My original concept was a small tribe of wooden puppets animated by a spell gone haywire, something that gave them sentience.  A life force, if you will, and unlike golems that generally require orders and direction, these are capable of their own decisions.  But their childlike curiousity leads them to emmulate what is around them.  Example, they could have emerged from their lair, found by a gypsy child thinking they were all toys left somewhere, and took them in.  The dolls could have begun emulationg a gypsy's way of life, learning to travel, hunting 'savage' branches and small shrubs, setting up little campsites in the night, doing dances, wearing loose snippets of clothing, etc.  If some set up near a civilized town, a metropolis, they would probably begin copying them, like a theocracy for example, setting up a religious hierarchy.  But in all of this, they don't realize why they're doing it.  They don't understand religion, but they realize the human's practice of it (and maybe find solace in it's practice) matching it perfectly, they would set up fires to keep themselves warm but wouldn't use real fire (just setting up the wood and campsite perfectly) or hell, they might even start taking showers, but with no water (probably using dirt).

The concept loans itself to a highly adaptable, almost naive nomadic, quiet society of midgets that don't interfere, but that may make the substance of legends or fairy tales.  Like someone said, it could lead to "behave, and may be the wooden folk will bring you a lucky, wood toy!"  Hell, who knows, they could even end up settling next to a thieves guild...hehehe...see the idea...hehehe...:p  Just an idea, and I'm more than willing to see this evolve into something more established, or just nicked here if it doesn't have a chance.  Just wanted to see if it's possible.  

Smith in exile, so then Mari is your creation?  Beautiful concept!  I may take you up on the offer.  Just please, let me see what I can do, since it have some lengthy projects underway.  Your description of her is very vivid to me.  I can picture her in someone's dreams...    

Edited by: Dirty DaVinci at: 6/26/03 3:16
11  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Wooden Creations on: 26 June 2003, 13:52:00
Ein nettes, ruhigen Nachmittag?

A nomadic tribe of these puppets.  A dozen or so, animated by a haywire spell.  I was thinking of them being small, so we aren't talking your human sized creations.  A perious journey for them, surviving the wilds, fires and water *LOL*  They could get out of shape in the rain.

12  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Wooden Creations on: 26 June 2003, 10:03:00
Hey, Artimidor! Wie geht's es Ihnen?  Excuse my German, I'm barely learning it.  Anyway, the Drasil is a beautiful description, but it isn't what I'm thinking of.  Imagine a culture, a small, nomadic tribe of wandering gypsy puppets!  Small wooden puppets brought to life by wayward magic, adopting the personality of the people around them.  There could be nomadic puppets, hunter puppets, city-wise puppets, etc.  I had envisioned them as being highly intelligent, but lacking common sense.  Example, they would be capable of trying to cook their food (like a sliver of wood with moss) on a spit, but with no actual fire.  Just pretending there was a fire underneath the spit.  Or pretending to watch a tv set, for example, but with no electricity or image on the wooden set!  They would emulate those people around them, understand what their doing, but not do it right! Sorry, just a weird idea!  

13  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Wooden Creations on: 25 June 2003, 20:46:00
Hello, everyone!  I'm new on the forum, so if this question has been asked, I apologize.  I wanted to know if anyone has ever worked on a tribe/culture/society of wooden creations?

14  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Library / Re: good points actually on: 08 July 2003, 12:11:00
I got it Smith! Thanks.  I'm going to make the changes soon enough once I get my thoughts organized.  

15  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Library / Re: good points actually on: 04 July 2003, 12:30:00
Hmmm....more like a fireside story made to inspire emotion in kids.  I think it can be done.  Let me see what I can do.

Edited by: Dirty DaVinci at: 7/3/03 20:36
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