Fate of Io
[Techno-Wizards] Rename Card
2003/06/23 10:37:37 PDT by mystik3eb [0/43]
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Alright...personally I don't mind either Techno or Trance-Wizard, but the top don't like it, so let's change it.

I have a rep for coming up with disliked names, so I won't even try. Gimme some names, people.

2003/06/23 12:03:38 PDT by Dev [manager]
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I was actually just thinking about our relatively new name for eumonite (I think we should stop capitalizing it, by the way). If we wanted to, we could really run with the eumo- prefix. Could magic energy be measured in eumons? Is the study of this sort of magic eumonetics? Does that make Rheya and her coworkers eumoneticists? Would they be using Eumonic Devices (EDs)?

A thought.

2003/06/24 09:16:17 PDT by mystik3eb [0/43]
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Eumonic Wizards...that's sweet. I like that alot, actually. All that makes sense. Eumonic Devices, Eumonic Wizards...I dunno, I like it.

2003/06/24 18:16:56 PDT by Black Squall [0/5]

Eumonic huh? Kinda catchy. Very simple and fall's well with the rest of what have potential for with our Eumonite. Why not use that to our advantage? Could make the whole naming thing come along much easier.

2003/06/24 23:08:25 PDT by Temporal [manager]
Edited at 2003/06/24 23:11:10 PDT
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I like it!

So, I assume this means we will not use the word "magic" in any way, shape, or form, correct? "Eumonics" is not magic, but is actually a precise science/technology. It just doesn't happen to exist in our universe.

2003/06/25 13:12:45 PDT by Dev [manager]
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The idea of kicking out "magic" altogether isn't a brand new idea for FoI. If you remember my friend Damascus, he proposed that we simply call it something else, just to be original. I like the idea of surprising players with, not a magic system like most fantasy games, but something new and specific. I think this also fits in well with the type of pseudo-realism and technology-based fantasy that Fate of Io seems to lean toward quite a bit. It would definitely contribute to the verisimilitude of the game world as a unique and different reality than ours. Anyway, it made me excited. :)

2003/06/26 03:21:06 PDT by Fang Xianfu [0/3]

I just want to say... I've loved that word since I was about 12. Very-silly-mitude. *giggles*

In a more on-topic vein:

Add another one to the "for" tally.

2003/06/26 04:28:10 PDT by Temporal [manager]
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Let's just cut to the chase and make this official. :)

2003/06/26 14:08:22 PDT by mystik3eb [0/43]
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I agree with Temp, neither of these decisions (with naming Gygans as well) should take more than a day or two and doesn't really need everyone's voice...especially since everyone posting right now seems to be you, me, temp, fang, and morpheus (most the time, anyways). So...next up is naming "magic"...lol, I'm on it.

2003/06/27 21:13:58 PDT by Aetrus [0/15]
Edited at 2003/06/27 21:15:03 PDT
Awards: 1 from Dev

Eumonicists might be the Pylos official name for it, but I doubt that would be what everyone calls them. What about the originators of the language?

I'll use an illustration from a story concept that I thought up a while back.

In my story universe there is a cult of sorts that devotes it's philosophical studies to the concept of the Teknos, and its end Teknotic Nirvana (def: "The Teknos, in brief, is the fundamental element of technology. It is the force behind it, our development of it and use of it. It is not a static constant beyond our control, but is defined by humanity as a whole, although it must co-exist with the Logos (the meaning) to fully be realized. In short for the Teknos to exist in full we humans must learn to define it within the meaning of our own existence. Neither relying fully on it, or denying its use, or core utility. If we can define it as part of our core existence then it will become so close to us that we see through it, that is, it will fall below the focal point of our reality, and some may one day deny its existence altogether." ~ From the writings of Nos Tehbi) Think Budhists only cyber-punk, and devoted to technology, but my point is this: In my story they call themselves Futurans (undecided names here), but the common people call them something else, a more common term more likely to be used by common people of certain areas you know what I mean? Let's not confuse the issue by naming the 'eumonisicists' 20 things based on 20 locations, nut do you think that the common person of Titan City would call them that? It adds a certain level to the under-current culture to give common tongue names...

EDIT: BTW I like the name! lol

2003/06/27 22:13:57 PDT by mystik3eb [0/43]
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I think techno-wizards (or magicians) should be called eumoners...but whatever.

So are the eumon terms official or what? If they are, how about giving an official eumon term list (showing what form of eumon represents what and such, clear things up a bit)?

2003/06/27 22:48:14 PDT by Siemova [0/24]
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Eumotechs? :)

2003/06/27 23:42:18 PDT by Temporal [manager]
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I wrote in the eumonetics node that the formal term for one who uses eumonetics is "eumoneticist", but that informally they are often just called "eumonetics". (As in, "eumonetic" means "person who uses eumonetics".) It's ambiguous, yes, but slang usually is, isn't it?

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