Moving on from that, Rock (the blog owner of Chapter & Metaverse) agreed I should go off and review Role Play Worlds which was right up my street. So I set off into the hypergrid and landed at RPW which I already knew was the home of the Gor Grid. In fact I had been there a while ago. Anyway, I enjoyed that visit and got all the gen so look out for a major review from me on C&M.
I actually wrote a long piece and edited it back a lot but I did get all that needed to be said down and some great pictures. I was particularly struck by the city of Ar which, in the books of Gor, is described as the leading city of Gor and famous for it many cylindrical towers. I did dwell on it some and when I was shown pictures of the old city that this new build was replacing I actually preferred it and wish I had seen it when I first visited. The old city reminded me of Fritz Lang's Metropolis. It had suspended walkways high up in the mist spanning between the cylindrical towers and the colours were not so bright as the new build. To me it had a Steam Punk feel to it, slightly Victorian and I could imagine Tarn war birds flying over and landing on the tower perches.
I couldn't add too many old Ar pictures to the C&M article so I have put the remainder here...
Fritz Lang's Metropolis