View Full Version : Kobold Quarterly Howling Tower: Lucern Hammer Beats Banded Mail

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05-08-2012, 03:44 AM
Originally posted on Tuesday 05-08-2012 02:34 AM at koboldquarterly.com (http://www.koboldquarterly.com)

http://www.koboldquarterly.com/k/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/HowlingTowerRacial-300x225.jpg (http://www.koboldquarterly.com/k/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/HowlingTowerRacial.jpg)Science fiction and science fantasy RPGs tend to focus a lot of energy on defining societies by the level of technology that they’ve achieved. They have the word “science” in the name of their genre, and science = technology, right?

We don’t see much similar discussion of technology in fantasy games. Leaving aside the question of magic for now, the role of technology—chiefly military tech—in FRPGs such as D&D and Pathfinder might deserve a second look. To warriors, technology was every bit as important 1,000, 2,000 or 5,000 years ago as it is now.

Consider just a few examples:

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