We looked inside some of the tweets by @SpenserStarke and here's what we found interesting.
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And finally, the Agriculture Pillar of the Mayans would have been nothing had it not been for the amazing fresh water provided by their cenotes. These complex systems of underground caves and rivers gave them access to an abundance of fresh water they could use to grow crops.
For the Safety Pillar, we might look at the sharks that surround the waters the Mayans lived in. They are thought to be the inspiration for the giant sea monsters in Mayan lore. Swimming alongside them, it’s no wonder why- they’re beautiful, powerful, and dangerous.
During this ceremony, the noble being bled would stand at the summit of a pyramid or an elevated platform in the center of the city, where the ritual could be witnessed by the masses. This sometimes would also serve as an inadvertent way to gain or secure political prominence.
For the Communication Pillar, bloodletting was a way the nobles believed they could speak straight to the gods. They would often use the spines of a stingray to perform the ceremony, some archaeologists believe because of the intense effects of the stingray toxin on humans.
The Artistic Expression Pillar within Mayan culture would be hard to nail down because they had so much art to share, but one interesting version is this fire ball game that is played for sport. It is heartstopping to witness, even today.
It’s a ritual used to end droughts in which five performers climb a 100 foot pole. Once at the top, one of them dances untethered on top playing the drums and flute, while the other four descend via ropes headfirst, swinging around the pole until they reach the ground.
In Icarus, one of the Pillars of Society you choose is the one that defines the purpose of the tower or monument you are building during the game. If this Pillar was the Religion card, I think the Palo Volador is what might best embody that from this culture.
As Icarus continues its Kickstarter, I took off to Mexico and got a chance to return to the ruins of one of the most fascinating fallen civilizations ever- THE MAYANS. They inspired the Divine Jungle setting in the book and seeing their work firsthand was breathtaking as always.
Today we SMASHED past $20k for Icarus. What a way to start week 2! Thank you beyond words, friends ❤️
Think you could run things better this #PresidentsDay? Find out what sort of world you would shape in Icarus, a new collaborative storytelling game about exploring a city-nation on the edge of collapse: http://kck.st/2V3BWgJ . #RPG #worldbuilding
Hey folks! I have a new PbtA game out and I think it does some neat stuff. If you'll let me give you a quick pitch, I'd appreciate it! Uncanny Echo is actually 10 striped down PbtA games designed to be played as one-shots that build your setting... /1 https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/258443/Uncanny-Echo-Supernatural-Urban-Fiction-Roleplaying?term=uncanny+echo …
Very excited to announce my next Kickstarter, The Great American Novel, a character-driven RPG that creates the experience of a good book at your table https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/greyauthor/the-great-american-novel-a-roleplaying-game?ref=project_tweet … #PBTA #RPG #TTRPG #storygames
This brilliant man has another great game out and I’m so excited to play it! Go grab a copy!!
1) I am a white, straight male over the age of 50. I have been reading comics since 1972 and playing ttrpgs since 1979. I don’t recognize nerd culture anymore. When I was young we were outsiders. Our voices were silenced. We were ostracized. We had to find our own “safe spaces”
Important thread. Do unto others as you wish done to you. If you ever felt oppressed as a result of your hobbies, do not perpetuate that cycle of fear. #letthemrolldice
Playing Icarus @strategicon with @SpenserStarke. This game is so good! Go back it y’all. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/huntersbooks/icarus-how-great-civilizations-fall …
Forge your nation and watch it fall in ICARUS, a DM-less RPG #sponsored
ICARUS JUST HIT $17k! 😱 I’m absolutely astounded by the support. If you’ve backed, PLEASE tweet at me and let me know! I can’t see the backers and I want to thank as many people as possible. You’re all the best ❤️
Come see if love can bloom on the battlefield! How many Metal Gear references can I slip in tonight? Probably at least two decent ones and one that’s a massive stretch!
The response to Icarus so far has been OVERWHELMING. I’m so, so thankful. We’re wrapping up day three and less than $100 away from $15k! Help us get to that magic number if you can!! ✨ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/huntersbooks/icarus-how-great-civilizations-fall …