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Sythyry placement and displacement

Sythyry is not quite canonical World Tree! Canonical World Tree is defined by the RPG sourcebook. I've generally been trying to keep quite close to canonical. But I have drifted away from it in a few respects. Here's what I can think of just now:

  1. Transaffection is far more despised in Sythyry's version of World Tree than in the canonical one.
  2. Vae is far more dangerous and brainwarped than the baseline nendrai in the rulebook, though that is explained in-story.
  3. Sythyry is using some as-yet-unpublished rules to enchant things fast.
  4. Sythyry is not perfectly reliable on some topics, like how well Cani read emotions -- they read them far better than a human (or Zi Ri) does, but not the near-mindreading that Sythyry sometimes seems to think.
  5. Oh, and not many people but Sythyry, Kantele, and Inconnu actually agreed with Sythyry's previously-held, now-abandoned theory of transaffection.

What other departures from World Tree canon have you noticed?

Someone described Sythyry's Vacation as pornographic, and not long after, someone else gave the book to their 15-year-old. Both events bemused me. On a scale of 1 = devoid of all sexuality to 10 = the most extreme erotica, where would you put Sythyry's Vacation?

Mean: 4.65 Median: 4 Std. Dev 1.63
1
0(0.0%)
2
2(8.7%)
3
5(21.7%)
4
5(21.7%)
5
2(8.7%)
6
5(21.7%)
7
4(17.4%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

On the same scale, what is the minimum you would require to describe something as pornography? [No value judgment on the person who made the comment; I am pleased that someone finds it hot!]

Mean: 7.95 Median: 8 Std. Dev 0.93
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
2(9.1%)
7
3(13.6%)
8
12(54.5%)
9
4(18.2%)
10
1(4.5%)

What fraction of 15-year-olds would you give Sythyry to? (1 = none. 10 = all whom I think would have a chance of reading it.) [No value judgment on the parents involved; I know the 15-year-old in question, and he can absolutely handle it.]

Mean: 7.04 Median: 8 Std. Dev 2.18
1
0(0.0%)
2
2(8.7%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(4.3%)
5
1(4.3%)
6
4(17.4%)
7
3(13.0%)
8
7(30.4%)
9
2(8.7%)
10
3(13.0%)

How geeky is Sythyry's Vacation? Using whatever definition you like, with 1 = geek-free, 10=perfectly geeky.

Mean: 7.39 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.63
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
2(8.7%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
6(26.1%)
7
3(13.0%)
8
4(17.4%)
9
7(30.4%)
10
1(4.3%)

To what extent is Sythyry's Vacation a parody or other mockery? (1 = parodless; 10 = pardomax)

Mean: 3.73 Median: 3 Std. Dev 1.57
1
2(9.1%)
2
2(9.1%)
3
8(36.4%)
4
2(9.1%)
5
5(22.7%)
6
2(9.1%)
7
1(4.5%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

To what extent is Sythyry's Vacation queer-positive? (1 = all badness is queerness! 10 = all goodness is queerness!)

Mean: 7.59 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.59
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(4.5%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
4(18.2%)
7
4(18.2%)
8
8(36.4%)
9
2(9.1%)
10
3(13.6%)

To what extent is Sythyry's Vacation a vacation for you? (1 = not at all; 10 = every word).

Mean: 7.96 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.81
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(4.2%)
5
2(8.3%)
6
3(12.5%)
7
2(8.3%)
8
6(25.0%)
9
3(12.5%)
10
7(29.2%)
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