I’ve been experimenting with a useful technique for quickly creating characters, borrowing a few tricks from roleplaying games. I started using this approach with The Mechanical Crown, as the book is crammed full of characters and I needed a way to immediately define their behaviour, speech pattern and attitudes. (more…)
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There’s some nice dovetailing going on here, as Cal’s superpowers and Kay’s ambitions combine with the technology of Red to make this globe-trotting evangelising possible. Lots of different story elements have combined in this latter half of Arc 4, which I hope makes for a satisfying read. (more…)