I’m doing a little audio experiment here, and I’d love to share it with my Patreon backers! I’m going to make xenoglyph the center of my creative output for a while, and the podcast is a part of that.
One of the great sources of fun one can have in the worldbuilding process is making it so your ideas are all compatible. When the components all sing together, you can find yourself with an entire universe of ideas; one where you canlook from all different directions at the philosophical assertions that sit at the core of your exploration.
…Look from all different directions at the philosophical assertions that sit at the core of your exploration.
Other times, a creator stretches their creative muscles to make a universe that’s beautiful and weird, conceding as little as possible to recognizability.
The Contactor, We’ll Get It Right This Time has made contact with a non-hominin species we are calling “Quud”, named after our own Rn-Amajhan’s description in his home language of Ough. The last several years has provided both We’ll Get It Right This Time and the Quud herd-fleet, [Poet’s name]’s First Migration with ample time to begin translating each other’s databases and folkways.
Here follows a summary for the layreader.
The isisaurus is a sauropod that, at 18m long, is relatively small for its clade. From the few bones that we have, we know that it was odd in other ways, too. The possible hyaena posture attracted me to the creature, and I speculate that it used its thick, powerful neck in a manner similar to a giraffe, as display or outright dueling with rivals.
This model is about 45cm long, making it about 1:40 scale. It’s made of polyclay, aluminum wire & foil, and a piece of 2×4.
While preparing for PAX East this year, I decided that, instead of worrying about trivialities like the location of the cash box or repairing the banners that were damaged from travel, I’d finally write down this RPG that I’d been working on and publish it.
So I present to you here, thanks to my Patreon patrons, the roleplaying game that inspired the story, Lover of Jet & Gold.
I’m giving it away here, so If you like it, please back xenoglyph!
Namedealers across the known world write and speak in the Language of Names, first taught to Ummapesh by Tsahuat during her first death.
A major server barf has cast the glyphpress into the time vortex! Illustrations will be back as soon as possible!
Is “everything in the universe ultimately knowable via the scientific method as we currently understand it?”
This is a script derived from something much like the Roman alphabet and used to write an English-like language that has evolved over the course of centuries, separated from any other speakers. There are some distinct features of it; noticeably, the “qu” digraph is extinct, though the various “*h” digraphs remain. You’ll notice also that the x is the familiar one we use as the most basic element of algebra and logic. You’ll also note that several other commonly used Greek letters — rho and phi — are hybridized with their Roman counterparts.