2012-09-21, 01:37 AM
Re: Balancing Magic and Technology in a Setting
I tend to take a science fiction approach to fantasy anyway, thinking through the mechanics and applying them rigorously, thinking through some of their consequences, and making sure that things that aren't magic actually work like that. For example, dissatisfied with how dwarven mountain fortresses could ever produce enough food to feed them, I made most dwarves in a setting live outside the mountains, with the fortresses been just that, fortresses, places to flee in times of trouble, but not the main population centres. One consequence of this is that there is a lot of grumbling and friction between what warriors and retainers who do make their homes in the mountains and the low landers who barge in now and then.
Originally Posted by Frozen_Feet
Last edited by Ravens_cry; 2012-09-21 at 01:39 AM.
Originally Posted by Calanon