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GM
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Mon 19 Sep 2016
at 13:33
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You fight like a dairy farmer!
Connor Dugan
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Mon 19 Sep 2016
at 23:29
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I just want to say I'm super happy this game came back.
Carlott
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Mon 19 Sep 2016
at 23:36
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I just think the system is neat.
Grimgrin Irongrudge
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Tue 20 Sep 2016
at 00:18
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Svlad Sejelli:
Grimgrin Irongrudge:
"But best we make sure there ain't no more undead skulking about before we go sticking our rods in anything."


This had to have been a joke. :)


Yes
Connor Dugan
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Mon 26 Sep 2016
at 16:31
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Has anyone else read the Powder Mage Trilogy?
Grimgrin Irongrudge
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Mon 26 Sep 2016
at 16:34
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Never heard of it
Svlad Sejelli
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Mon 26 Sep 2016
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Haven't heard of it either.

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Lothar Gluhend
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Mon 26 Sep 2016
at 16:52
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Nope
Ulrich Von Wolfenstein
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Mon 26 Sep 2016
at 23:04
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Cant say I have.
Connor Dugan
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
at 01:32
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Welp ladies and gentlemen, allow me to change your world. The Powder Mage trilogy has launched to my second favorite book series off all time. It's got heavy military themes (Napoleonic feel to it), a crazy magic system (Traditional mages called Privileged that are treated as a step above most people because they can kill with a twitch of their fingers, powder mages that can ingest gunpowder to increase their abilities to a  superhuman level and control gunpowder with their mind to keep bullets in air longer or give them an added boost, and knacked which can't really do magic but have one magic quirk like not needing sleep, not needing to eat, tell when someone is lying and the like), a coup, and a hell of a fleshed out history to all of the Nine(Nine countries that make up a quasi-europe)

"The Age of Kings is dead, and I have killed it." is the books tagline. The book opens with a coup, where the Field Marshall, Tamas, has killed the Royal Cabal (the kings own Privileged) to have no one to stop him from sending the King to the Guillotine. On the lips of the dying Privileged was the same thing. "You can't break Kresimir's Promise." Kresimir is the God that created the world. So Tamas recruits a Knacked with a perfect memory to find out what Kresimir's Promise is. The book has a view POV characters, Tamas for one, Adamat the Knacked Investigator, Taniel Two-Shot who is Tamas's son, a Hero in his own right, and Nila a laundress.

I don't want to spoil too much, but it's a phenomenal series. Of the three the first book has the lowest amazon review score of 4.4.

Dear God... someone read this so we can talk about it.


https://www.goodreads.com/book...883-promise-of-blood

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Svlad Sejelli
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
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What is your first favorite series?

I pretty much go with audiobooks since I can listen to them at work. With your glowing review though that might be next on the list.
Connor Dugan
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
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My first favorite is Harry Potter, but it's because of the nostalgia, I started reading HP when I was like 12, and finished it on the flight to Iraq. I've read that series probably... 10 times through?

I've read the powder mage books three times (which is a lot since it came out in 2013), just finished it for the third and right after I finished the novellas, I started the first book in audiobook.
Ulrich Von Wolfenstein
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
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Dragonlance is my all time favorite. A few Forgotten Realms trilogies are up there too. And of course Diskworld. Started on the Marsden books which are pretty kickass.
Svlad Sejelli
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
at 03:20
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Marsden?
Connor Dugan
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
at 03:55
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the drizzt series was my number two before the powder Mage.
Carlott
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
at 04:12
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Oh please nothing beats the classics like the Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser Series (Lankhmar) by Fritz Leiber pre-Tolkien which had many utterly interesting elements and flair for the dramatic. Among others of course that pre-date Tolkien from truly brilliant writers.
Ulrich Von Wolfenstein
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
at 04:24
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Svlad Sejelli:
Marsden?

Dresden I mean...forgotten his name. Series called Dresden Files.
Grimgrin Irongrudge
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
at 05:15
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My favorite series is Flashman, brilliant historical fiction filled with black humor. Fantasy is Glen Cooks Garrett stories, fantasy detective series.
Lothar Gluhend
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
at 05:22
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Svlad Sejelli:
What is your first favorite series?
What exactly do you mean by this "first" ? Chronologically or indeed "the best you've ever read" ?
Considering the exposure to Fantasy literature at the kind of age Connor mentions... difficult question.
The Crystal Shard, i.e. Drizzt Do'Urden was 1988, right ?
Dragons of Autumn Twilight was 1989, right ?
Dragon Wing, i.e. Death Gate Cycle was still later, 1990 ?
All those are "D&D"-books, if you will.
Fritz Leiber ? Sheesh, chuckle, just how old are you Carlot ? I don't think many on RPoL know these two.
I think I have to quote The Sword of Shannara (1977) myself if the question aims at chronology. Followed by Feist's Riftwar Saga (Magician being of 1982).
Indeed Feist's definitely is my "best I've ever read", too.
Svlad Sejelli
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
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In reply to Ulrich Von Wolfenstein (msg # 221):

Dresden Files is one of my favorites. How far have you read?
Connor Dugan
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
at 14:29
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So aside from Svlad, anyone care to pick up the Promise of Blood?
Ulrich Von Wolfenstein
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
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In reply to Svlad Sejelli (msg # 224):

Only the first 3 books. Need to pick them back up.
Svlad Sejelli
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Tue 27 Sep 2016
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I think the fifth one is the best if the first five. They just keep getting better from there.

If you can pick up Side Jobs. There are a number of stories that take place in-between books from the series. It helps fill you in on some things he references.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:17, Tue 27 Sept 2016.

Lothar Gluhend
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Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 11:13
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Well, I take the actual distribution of the rods a trifle.
Surely that is not a obstacle to the continuation of the story ???
Lothar Gluhend
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Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 06:19
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Umm ?
RL putting a spanner in the works ?