Symbolic Inspiration

I’m excited for this summer for a number of reasons, but primarily I think I am looking forward to getting my game into “beta” testing status. I do still have a bit more writing to do, but I think the alpha stages are almost complete and once I have more time to devote to the project, I’m confident we’ll be able to play test the game soon.

220px-Square_compasses.svg With that in mind, I’m searching for inspiration to lock down the symbol for the whole thing. The game itself–Song of the Pale Stone–is cast from the pages of a mythic society (whose name is as of yet undisclosed… I want to preserve my domain rights), and I want the society’s symbol to be a simple yet iconic looking stamp of identity for the society (in its fictional sense) and physically for the game as a whole (something that will be a recognizable “trademark” icon for the game).

My own concept of the societal symbol is that it would resemble the Pax Romana symbol, or perhaps a simpler version of the Freemason symbol (something similar conceptually, but without the obvious compass-ruler thing). I’m looking for something that is easy to conceptualize, duplicate, and, well, draw–but still have an iconic quality to it. Jaime and I have come up with a few ideas thus far in photoshop, and I think we can pull something together soon. In the meantime, I’m on the hunt for interesting shape combinations.

By Ruadhán

Ethnomediologist, writer, digital creator, & gamer. Author & developer of Augur's Lore TTRPGs. Polyhedral dice & pizza enthusiast. Pronouns: they/them/their

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