Fantastic Locations: January 19, 2011 Roundup

Not so many posts for the RPG Blog Carnival on Fantastic Locations this week, but some quite good ones.  I had aimed to post every day myself, and that plan was pretty solidly kicked in the teeth about this time last week (I’ve given up on the Links of the Week post that would have gone up three days ago, it’ll be rolled into the next one).  I still want to finish my work on Rime Tower from last week.

Houserule’s podcast on January 13, 2012 (Episode 18: Old Enough) discussed (at length; I make it about 50 minutes of the 70-minute podcast) fantastic locations, including reminiscing about fantastic locations and incredible encounters from their own gaming past.  I am particularly tickled that they never made it to the third topic planned, not because the third topic got dropped but because they just… never got there because they were spending so much time on this one.

Thanks to Greg Christopher for bringing this to my attention.

seaofstarsrpg brings us the Snowfall of Irasosia.  Literally a cool place, there is a ‘waterfall of magic snow’.  Interesting, integrated with the world (drives an entire industry), and inexplicable.  A good combination.

I even enjoyed it despite having our first snowfall of the year last night and spending two hours making our driveway passable (and two hours with a snowblower is a long time).

I’m not entirely certain Ravyn ever sleeps.  She’s posting other material to her site, and three more articles relating to this carnival.  First is a discussion of Perfect Locations, discussing the ideal form of each location and how to present it, along with considerations of how to vary from that ideal.  Seeing the Light explores the use and description of light in setting a scene, and Who’s There? talks about how some scenes and locations have little meaning without people present.

I’m glad you’re enjoying yourself, Ravyn.  Your posts are quite different from what I expected to see in this carnival, while remaining solidly on topic and making me think, and that delights me.

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