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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2012, 01:45:18 PM »
If a Bard a la Tuluk was in Nak.. I think it'd be like this..

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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2012, 04:34:04 PM »
Oops.

What I said is documented in a place where a user name and password is required. So I won't be elaborating! Soz.
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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2012, 02:54:46 PM »
Relevant thread:

Culture and Bards (2005)

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and I knew there was no help, no help from Eunoli.  ("Thunder!")

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Them Krath-cursed gemmers like to tore me apart.
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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2012, 09:24:43 PM »
For the love of Tek... not everything in Allanak has to revolve around brutality, blood, and sex.

Allanak has bards.  They sing all sorts of songs, not just war ballads and raunchy tavern jingles.

I dunno. I've had Northie PCs believing in that stereotype who end up in 'Nak for one reason or another and find out it is completely true (among those bards/singing Bynners they managed to find).

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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2012, 10:51:44 PM »
I remember listening to bards in Allanak. But ... let's admit. All of them worked for Fale in one fashion or another. There is a huge amount of tradition and history behind bards in Tuluk. One of the areas of Armageddon that I never explored really. In Allanak though ... a bard is a dude or a dudette with some musical instrument, who ... sings.

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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2012, 11:43:54 PM »
I remember listening to bards in Allanak. But ... let's admit. All of them worked for Fale in one fashion or another. There is a huge amount of tradition and history behind bards in Tuluk. One of the areas of Armageddon that I never explored really. In Allanak though ... a bard is a dude or a dudette with some musical instrument, who ... sings.

Bard are entertainers/storytellers in almost all parts of the Known. They're just different in Tuluk.

Think of it like actors. There are actors everywhere in the world and have been for quite some time. It's a form of entertaining. Some countries have different actor cultures. The United States happens to have Hollywood where actors become very powerful cultural icons.

Tuluk is like Hollywood.

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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2012, 12:15:29 AM »
I remember listening to bards in Allanak. But ... let's admit. All of them worked for Fale in one fashion or another. There is a huge amount of tradition and history behind bards in Tuluk. One of the areas of Armageddon that I never explored really. In Allanak though ... a bard is a dude or a dudette with some musical instrument, who ... sings.

Bard are entertainers/storytellers in almost all parts of the Known. They're just different in Tuluk.

Think of it like actors. There are actors everywhere in the world and have been for quite some time. It's a form of entertaining. Some countries have different actor cultures. The United States happens to have Hollywood where actors become very powerful cultural icons.

Tuluk is like Hollywood.

And Allanak is like ... Sudan?
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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2012, 11:28:43 AM »
How about Mumbai vs. Islamabad?
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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2012, 11:49:05 AM »
I remember listening to bards in Allanak. But ... let's admit. All of them worked for Fale in one fashion or another. There is a huge amount of tradition and history behind bards in Tuluk. One of the areas of Armageddon that I never explored really. In Allanak though ... a bard is a dude or a dudette with some musical instrument, who ... sings.

Bard are entertainers/storytellers in almost all parts of the Known. They're just different in Tuluk.

Think of it like actors. There are actors everywhere in the world and have been for quite some time. It's a form of entertaining. Some countries have different actor cultures. The United States happens to have Hollywood where actors become very powerful cultural icons.

Tuluk is like Hollywood.

And Allanak is like ... Sudan?

Allanak is Memphis. Rhinestone cowboys, country music, and mud wrestling.

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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2012, 02:18:48 PM »
Allanak is Memphis. Rhinestone cowboys, country music, and mud wrestling.

As someone who lives an hour south of Memphis, I respectfully disagree.

Memphis is like the Labyrinth... with sprawling ghettos, rampant gang violence, and lots of other unsavory shit.


But if we're thinking Tennessee, then Nashville definitely works; it's the country music capital of the world, after all.
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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2012, 02:18:54 PM »
I played a bard in Allanak all of 2 RL weeks before. It was fun. But as was mentioned earlier in the thread: If you play a bard in 'nak, be prepared to play something everytime you sit down at a bar. It's a good gig, I just think it's not as viable or entertaining as it can be in Tuluk for lack of "support". You don't really have somewhere to go and hang out as a bard to commune with others of your profession besides Bard's Barrel... oh wait....
And then I sat there going "really? that was it? that's so stupid."

I still think the best closure you get in Armageddon is just moving on to the next character.

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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2012, 07:51:04 PM »
Allanak is Memphis. Rhinestone cowboys, country music, and mud wrestling.

I've watched skimpily-clad wrestling in Tuluk before. But, I think it was at the Kurac bar.

Luir's Outpost is Cowboys and mud wrestling. And Cowboys and Indians.

Allanak is much more like the bastard child of Egypt and Rome if you strip away a lot of the Classical Greek influence. Which is perfect, because that means that Allanak is like Western civilization without the civilization part...and it is supposed to be a "fallen" world.

So, in modern terms, Tuluk is like LA: the bards get all the glory, you all have to agree with the "trendy" party line (or you won't be at the next party), and the "pedestaled" leadership more or less is endogamous (effectively, they won't sleep with you).

Allanak is more like Chicago: relatively somber close-fitting clothes, Midwestern practicality, at least outward seriousness about religion, a corrupt political system, and the Outfit.
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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2012, 07:54:04 PM »
Allanak is Memphis. Rhinestone cowboys, country music, and mud wrestling.

As someone who lives an hour south of Memphis, I respectfully disagree.

Memphis is like the Labyrinth... with sprawling ghettos, rampant gang violence, and lots of other unsavory shit.


But if we're thinking Tennessee, then Nashville definitely works; it's the country music capital of the world, after all.

Fuck, yeah. I meant Nashville.

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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2012, 06:22:36 PM »
Allanak bards should sing about blood, guts, and glory. And sex. Open raunchy sex.

So basically hair bands.

This is my next character concept now.... ladies. :-*

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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2012, 01:50:25 AM »
There -was- a bard NPC in Allanak, at one point in time...

Needless to say, it didn't end well for him.
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Re: A bard in Allanak?
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2012, 02:08:56 AM »
The Bard's Barrel tavern was owned by an actual NPC bard who codedly performed music and everything. There have been (and still are) a number of other NPC bards in Allanak. NPC and PC bards can do just fine in Allanak. Bardic performance has often been used in politics, just like it is in Tuluk--only less subtle. Players don't generally represent this aspect of Allanak very well, so it's not really the full picture to just extrapolate from player experience or effort.
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