: Ok, I feel it's time I actually threw some of my weight
: around here and used my Codex-like knowledge of the
: Absolute Tru7h to set some things straight: Gene
: Seabolt, the author of GURPS, evidently had extensive
: access to genuine Bungie information which was not
: available anywhere but from the mouths of Bungie
: themselves. This is deducable because it contains info
: which was on the prerelease pages many years ago, but
: which Seabolt (A) Wouldn't have known where to find
: and (B) Would have gotten 404 errors on unless he knew
: about the Internet WayBack Machine. So logically, if
: it wasn't available on the internet anywhere, but it
: was real Bungie information (as can be verified on the
: prerelease pages), then it must have come from Bungie.
: Therefore Seabolt had access to Bungie information,
: either in written documentation or straight from the
: horses' mouths.
: Scott Campbell, the lead designer on M3 and the guy who
: wrote all of its story and the rather large expanded
: universe behind it (I have to give him credit for
: that, he did outdo at least what I've seen of Bungie's
: work in the effort he went through to know and
: document everything about the universe he was writing
: in)... Bungie didn't give him much more documentation
: than the proverbial 'pizza box with "Cliche"
: and "Non-Cliche" columns'. So most of the
: 'new' info in M3 he either got out of GURPS, or made
: up on his own.
: So that's that.
A lot of hub-bub about this, and about M3. I was reading these files, like I read a lot of Asylum stuff in my quasi-lurker lifestyle. Then it came to me. Supposedly all of M3 is gleaned from stories written and translated by a Journeyman archaelogist. This could leave open areas for such errors as 'a tain' and why certain things don't quite match up with what happens later in the story. You try being a simple fresco maker trying to make simple sense of the intensely convoluted plot you're writing about. Leveller gods, a leveller who wasn't, deception, Myrkrydia, a still living head... I think we can afford the poor bastard who wrote this some spelling errors.
Times like this I wish I was a map/scenario maker. Making a scenario with the m3 engine about a mad creature who seems to know a lot of ancient history might be fun. Anyway, back to lurking.