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GLOG Class: Swordsinger

Some say that the pen is mightier than the sword. While this is not strictly true, it serves well as a metaphor. With a pen, you can make as many swords as you want, because swords are songs and vice versa. Given time, tunes will harden to blades and poorly-crafted blades may evaporate into a droning hum. In a pinch, you can whistle yourself a dagger if you know what you’re doing.

It is accepted by most swordsingers that their art was taught, not invented, but it is unclear who is responsible. Some say that it was a tool of the gods, granted so that their chosen warriors would always have a weapon on hand. Others believe that it was bequeathed to mortals by Hell, whose devils stole the secret before their fall (or that they were cast out from the presence of the gods because they stole it).

In any case, swordsingers aren’t wizards. This is just the way things are.

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GLOG Class: Barbarian (Revised)

I’m trying to revise the GLOG classes so that each is (1) defined more broadly/loosely, in a way that makes them interpretable in many ways and (2) has something to do both in and out of combat. Point #1 is probably best illustrated by the barbarian, so that’s where I’m starting.

The prototypical barbarian is a wild, unrestrained warrior from Foreign Parts, but the class covers much more than this: warrior monks, fleshy Terminators, dedicated assassins whose laser focus on the mission just won’t let them die, and maybe even Inigo Montoya could all be represented as barbarians. Continue reading