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Does anyone know if this game is historical (although seemingly not in the real Earth) or if it is fantastical and magical?
 
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Edward Bolme
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The Tempest games are not fantasy or sci-fi.

TECHNOLOGY

Technology is equivalent to early renaissance. People in Tempest can have access to wrought iron, a printing press (literacy is not uncommon), and a one-armed clock stands proudly in the quad at the Atheneum. Mariners have astrolabes to assist in navigation.

THE SUPERNATURAL

The church attests to the existence and power of divinity. Alchemists attempt to transmute lead to gold and develop immortality serums. Diviners and wise women dispense charms and hexes. Sailors tell stories of sea serpents and mermaids. Miraculous cures are a common topic of discussion.

However, the Enlightenment has only budded in the world of Tempest, and the citizens are nowhere near post-Enlightenment thinking. These sorts of mysteries are mysterious. Evidence for the existence or efficacy of supernatural powers remains, at best, in the realm of faith or rumor (except, as claimed, by their practitioners).
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I have to say that over the years a lot of the fanboy in me has died. However, I find myself very excited about the Tempest universe. Will these be showcased at Origins?
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Not at Origins, but I am seeing if a special venue for previewing these might be available at Gen Con.
 
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Durnitall! I can't make Gen Con this year. Sigh...
 
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