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The new RPG from Monte Cook. A game of surrealistic fantasy, secrets, and magic played both at the table--and away from it.
The new RPG from Monte Cook. A game of surrealistic fantasy, secrets, and magic played both at the table--and away from it.
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Weavers

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Weavers use creativity to cast spells. They take various qualities, which they call aggregates or—more colloquially—threads, and weave them together to get a desired effect. A weaver might have access to the aggregates of shields and moonlight and weave them together to create a spell of calming, secretive protection. If they also can pull a thread of hate, they can turn it into a spell of vengeance that comes in the night. Weavers make their spells up as they go and thus are always unpredictable. They are the artistes of the vislae.

Weavers can also learn a few premade spells to give themselves something to fall back on, the way a fantastic fencing master might carry a pistol at his side. Just in case.

The Order of Weavers is a collection of almost-unrelated cells. Each cell has its own hierarchy, its own rules, and its own outlook. Each is quite independent, but rarely hostile to the others.

Players who really want to stretch their creativity will love to play Weavers. They probably think well on their feet. They face fewer constraints. But weaving is more taxing than casting traditional spells. Choose this order if you like the idea of being able to do a few magical things with few limits rather than more things that have strict parameters.

 

 

 

 

 

 N41˚ 57' 29", W87˚ 38' 46

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    1. Saajan 9000
      Superbacker
      on August 24, 2016

      Cool, makes me think of McLachlan's Building a Mystery MV:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch…

    2. Declan Feeney on August 24, 2016

      Coordinates seem to be for North Lake Shire Drive in Chicago... https://goo.gl/maps/2jDMUaZei312

    3. RH
      Superbacker
      on August 24, 2016

      @Michael I thought the same, though I suppose we see what we expect sometimes.

    4. Michael Parker
      Superbacker
      on August 24, 2016

      Totally seeing that famous Marilyn Monroe skirt scene in that art.
      Also, I'm fairly certain I'm a Weaver.

    5. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      on August 24, 2016

      Argh...I honestly don't know if it is me or auto-correct that keeps using "it's" for "its".

      *MidnightBlue attempts to weave an Edit spell...and is denied!*

    6. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      on August 24, 2016

      Reminds me of some of my favorite parts of playing a Chaos Mage (Mongoose Publishing) in 3/3.5E...the ability to craft any spell IF you could meet the difficulty, instead of needing to memorize a list at the beginning of the day (a mechanic I've never enjoyed).

      But such freedom of casting doesn't come without it's dangers...

      Nice article by the way. Two of my current backed KS campaigns made that list. I wish the 3rd had been on there too. It could use the publicity.