I’m currently reading The History of Tammany Hall by Gustavus Myers—you can download a copy by using a link at the link. Now I haven’t read the whle book yet—I’m fact I’ve really just started, but the lesson I have learned is, Trump is nothing new.
It’s said that history repeats itself. Not so, history reiterates. We keep making the same mistakes because we want to. We really do want to see a different result for the most part because we really can’t understand just how and why the result we got had to happen.
There will always be people who disagree with us. Always be people who want things their way. Liberals insist that they have to be right, giving no consideration to human nature. Libertarians are the same way. Both, plus conservatives and others simply won’t admit that we are not a rational species, never were and never will be. We are emotional and until we accept that fact we really won’t see any progress.
Pride has always played a role in our affairs. The pride in insisting that others must see things our way. It played a role in Tom Jefferson’s election to the Presidency, it played as big a role in Don Trump’s. A pride that makes us see our position as the right one, and which won’t let us see the other side as having any validity. It was pride that led to the election of Abraham Lincoln, as much as to the election of Jimmy Carter.
Myers’ history is a history of greed, duplicity, and pride. It is a history of corruption financial, political, and moral, and a history of irrationality. It is instructive as to the depths we will go to in search of power and position; and mostly importantly, wealth. You want to understand current affairs give The Hisory of Tammany Hall a read.
I open up this site only to learn that I have subscribers. To all of you, welcome. I’m—all so—slowy customizing the look of this place. Seeing as I’m working with Weaver Xtreme it means I have a lot to do. But when I’ve finished this place should look a lot nicer.
However, having a lot to keep track of, and keeping in mind my absent mindedness, I do need to remember to keep taking notes on what I have done. I need to write a note on that.
You are welcome to comment on what you read here, and if I get a big enough response I will add a forum for you to use. I do write about a lot of things, but for the most part the topics will be role playing guides, the Dangerous Journeys system and the Mythus guide itself, and science—Mom was a scientist and she influenced me in that department.
Of course, since RPGs cover a lot of territory Mythusmage Today will cover a lot of territory as well. But that will do for now, because my meds are starting to kick in, and they tend to knock me out. I’ll be back with more to say.
The section on Quirks for the Persona chapter that is. Just need to go through and revise the sub-section on Spiritual Quirks; merge the Mental, Physical and Spiritual sub-sections together; add a bit of explication; save it as a docx; translate it into a Document, then add some formatting and it should be ready.
Please note that the Spiritual Quirks all told come out to be greater in number than the Mental and Physical Quirks combined. Note also that I expect you’re going to disagree regarding how I classify some Quirks. Entirely your right, for we’re not always going to agree on things. I classify some Quirks as Mental because that’s how I see them, you will understand them differently
In the future I will be doing the section on Birth Rank and Age. Then—I do hope—we’ll be dealing with statistics, because by then we’ll have all the modifications thereto already set for us. Of course, I may have to change my mind.
Then comes Vocations with universal and bonus K/S, then resources and background.
Personas in Mythus are not just playing pieces in a game, they’re meant to be actual persons, even though they are imaginary. People are complicated, so are Personas. So you can expect your Personas’ lives to get messy at times.
That’s just a bit of my role playing guide philosophy.
I’m currently still working on Quirks, and I’m thinking of seeing if I can simplify matters. At present I have some 180—or so—Physical Quirks to go through, and I’m going to see about making the process simpler and easier for me. If anything I have the feeling that the Spiritual Quirks are going to be even harder.
So patience is all I can ask for.
And that you remember that getting on line costs money, so spare what you can.
Changes are coming. First I’m going back to the Weaver Extreme theme because first it handles matters better than most any other WP theme, and second because the theme’s author actually explains things—you just need to read it. Though maybe I first need to do some practicing with WX on my demonstration site.
In Mythus news I am making progress. At the moment the Physical Quirks sub-section of the Quirks section of the Persona chapter just needs to be alphabetized. Then comes the Spiritual Quirks sub-section, then it all gets consolidated into one section which will be posted up here.
I’m also thinking of adding fonts here to give me more choices. Though I do need to know one thing; do you know a simple way of finding the font files on Windows10? Something like, “You’ll find them here.” Remember that you’re dealing with a civilian in cybernetics
And remember, the first sign of a mature technology is streamlining.