I'm gonna toot my own horn real quick. I made the COOLEST gift for my DM. My bard character is a fortune teller and has used quite a few tarot card refrences in the game. The DM and I both enjoy tarot cards, we've shared our decks before. So I was trying to make a really important gift to show just how much his kindness has met to me. Thus I came up with this idea to make Tarot cards based off of his homebrewed world. 9 are based off of characters in the game, 11 are based off of gods, some cards weren't included so it would fit neatly within a d20 system. All were hand drawn and painted on cardstock, then added gold accents and protective film.
Drak: my bards crush as the hermit. He had talked about wondering alone for a long time only knowing his god wanted him to kill undead. My bard commented that he sounded like the hermit finding spiritual furfillment from within.
Hestia: the devil, she's literally part devil. Her dad is a dragonborn, her mother is a crossroads demon. It became so much of a running gag with "speak of the devil and she will come", Hestia can now cannonly in game tell when people say her name.
Raduk: my bard's father figure was called the hanged man on multiple occasions. He was often unwilling to help and on edge about everything. He would offer advice and a outside perspective but didn't want to be involved.
Drala: she was my bard's best friend who died. While she was still alive she had mentioned wanting to join her fiance in the stars. This lead to a talk about whether someone can join the stars when they die. She also gave a heart felt speech about not loosing hope, which my bard said 'you're a bigger fool than I am'. It was the last thing my bard ever said to her.
Lover: Raduk, my bard's father figure's dead wife. She died while she was pregnant and has often been a discussion between my bard and Raduk. She was a bard as well so there is this strange connection between them dispite never actually meeting.
Tower: is my bard's young brother Padda. The DM and I have often called the event with her brother as Ava's tower card. He was struck by lightning and trapped in the sword, later she would often have nightmares of him on fire. It fit the look of the card but also the concept of unheaval and unwanted change.
The fool: my bard Ava. Her character in and of itself was always suppose to be the fool. New adventures, taking chances, romantacism, bad idead, and just all around foolishness were the building blocks of her character.
Empress: Neeva is a sisterly figure to my bard. Her becoming the ruler of the world has been a common joke among up. "Kill the undead and Neeva becomes grand empress" is literally the joke. She doesn't fit the idea of fertility and parenthood the card does, but she does fit the idea of creating and rebirth. Neeva keeps getting cycled into diffrent bodies everytime she dies and so she does experiments hoping to solve why this occurs.
Emporer: this is to symbolize the bad guys in the game. The undead we are trying to out match. It is honestly fitting for the stragedy and leadership card though.
World: just a wild card I tossed in for decoration.
These are the homebrew gods and how I visualized their symbols.
Magician: the god of arcana. Which is supper fitting of the visuals into reality. The DM's description of his symbol was "a egyptian style eye infront of a capital T"
Strength: the god of war and strength. Kinda self explanitory. The description was "a ploomed helm on the top of a morning star"
Death: again, pretty explanitory, the god of death. It was "a green sycle behind two skulls". This is the god my character's crush whorships and the main god in the game.
Hierophant: the god of knowledge and history. Pretty fitting for the traditions card. It was "a decorative D resting on a open book"
Sun: the goddess of light, creation, and the sun. She's who my bard originally whorshipped. Again pretty self explanitory. The symbol is "a spear stuck in the ground with the sun behind it, golden wings coming from the spear."
High (priest): goddess of nature and instinct. The card of intuition and trusting yourself but also secrets and mysteries seemed super fitting. Symbol is "a unicorn and lion back to back with a E above them, wings come out from the E and wrap around the two."
Judgement: the god known as one below all. God of corruption and punishment. His symbol is a short word facing down with a O behind it.
Justice: the opposite of the previous known as one above all. God of justice and redemption. Symbol is a long sword facing up with a O behind it.
Temperance: the goddess of peace and balance, which is almost exactly that card. Symbol is "two hands clasped together with sun rays coming from behind them".
Chariot: god of industry and crafting. The card about creating change and finding a new path seems to fit the god of artificers. His symbol "a maul above a anvil glowing white hot and dripping"
Wheel of Fortune: god of time and luck. Again just kinda fits the card. Symbol is "a hour glass with a quarter staff in the bottum."
I'm just super proud of this. I think they fit his world and the game perfectly. He should be getting them monday and I'm super pumped!!!
I'm A Fool To Want You
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Ambientado en los 33rd Golden Disc Awards ceremony
Words: 904, Chapters: 1/1, Language: Español
Fandoms: 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kim Seokjin | Jin, Kim Taehyung | V, Lee Jaehwan | Ken
Relationships: Kim Seokjin | Jin/Kim Taehyung | V
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Let's Get Something Straight
You know just because I don't like the Star Wars sequels but I do love The Mandalorian does not mean that I just came in on The Mandalorian. Oh no, do not make such an assumption about me because you're assuming wrong, and are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off the mark!
I have been a Star Wars fan for decades, which is why I didn't really like that poor rewrite of A New Hope into The Force Awakens - and a rewrite it was as they've admitted as much! I can't cover the other 2 as I was duly warned by at least 2 other friends who have been Star Wars fans themselves for decades that all the other 2 would do is anger me.
I am not going to say exactly how long I've been a Star Wars fan, but it's for decades literally and it's been lifelong.
Then there's the fact I am a fan of the character/villain Grand Admiral Thrawn, and I came to be a fan near the time that Heir to the Empire was first published (paperback edition). I have been a fan long enough to consider those books the sequels to the original movies for decades also.
So yeah, I can't believe someone actually thinks I came into Star Wars via The Mandalorian. Now I love The Mandalorian (I really love Din Djarin and yes Grogu/Baby Yoda too), and when I watch it feels like I am watching Star Wars again for the first time in a very long time, but um no I didn't just come in on this series.