Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Quick Thing

While I'm here, I might as well let you know: this post over at Teleleli and this (older) post at Grognardia make good points.  We've never really seen a science fiction kitchen sink the way we see a fantasy kitchen sink (Warhammer 40,000 might actually come the closest, at least in terms of well-known settings).

I've contemplated doing it before, but for some reason, genre-mixing has never really seemed right.  Maybe I should revisit that?

Anyway, it's Thomas à Becket's death day, so here's a little something for the clerics:

So, um, hope you like fighting in the Blood War when you die?

And then, for all you bards who think the clerics are full of it, here's a little Edmund Blackadder I:


  1. I'd argue that 40K very much is a kitchen sink setting: while there's the overall setting everyone's familiar with, it's quite explicit that every planet is wildly different in terms of culture, technology, organization, and physical makeup. This is something evident in the first Rogue Trader, and the more recent 40K RPGs have done an excellent job of elaborating on it.

  2. You do now realise that now I am going to play Johnny Rochester as a bard, and since you've acquired the Book of Vile Darkness, it will be stupidly easy. Slightly evil bard, Disgraced Noble, etc. Oh, and I'm taking the epic destiny that makes him king. John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc.

    Suck it, Charlie.


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