Friday, April 8, 2011


G is for Grit in our seventh installment of the Deepest Sea A-Z

Grit (N): firmness of mind or spirit : unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger
Gritty (Adj.): having strong qualities of tough uncompromising realism

Definitions from the Online Merriam-Webster dictionary

Grit and Gritty are two qualities that I want to bring out in the Deepest Sea setting.  Grit, is admirably served by OSR D&D play, with PCs running the risk of dying in traps, to hungry slavering beasts in the deep, and to "justice" when in town.  Gritty, by emphasising the early medieval world, with its dangers, diseases, and death.

So, sharpen those swords, pick up more lamp oil before you leave town, and hire some more henchmen, you are going to need it all.
Tomorrow, more Deepest Sea A-Z, with Havlings.

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