I like that orb by itself, and it seems to fit in with the other orbs that Moonhunter has presented.
Good submission, although we might consider saying "please" to the author before submitting derivitive works. As long as no one has any problem with what we're doing, I don't see how it's an issue. :) Go to Comment
If the bad guys wanting to identify threats are wise to what the stones do and mean, they could capture some and set them in a fortified tower with guards, traps and monsters, a tower far from their base of power. That way, the heros the gems are supposed to find are drawn to the tower to save the gems, and are met with near certain death. Go to Comment
Not only should it be rare and difficult to find, the god's wife would likely not like the reminder of her husbands infidelity and destroy the flowers and transfer some anger to be directed towards the user. She might not just outright smite anyone she finds useing one, but life could become interesting. Go to Comment
Another odd thought, perhaps the god who made the rose has become distraught and dilusional what with his wife curseing his existance, and for a goddess, that carries some weight. Maybe he has become attuned to the roses, feels the loss of every one his wife destroys, feels the growth of every new one like the children he never got to have with his mortal love. And if one gets used, maybe he thinks it's his mortal love come back.
How do you deal with the dilusional advances of god? Go to Comment
I wonder if Everybody is the victim of a demon's ironic curse. Say, he had been talking about summoning a particular demon he had heard about from his father, who heard it from his father and so on for several generations, and was motivated by this alleged past dealing with the demon to study magic and gain the knowledge and power neccessary to summon the demon. Once summoned, the demon broke free of the wards and told the wizard that every time the demon's name had been spoken, the demon was forced to hear the conversation, no matter if he wanted to or not. As retribution, the demon cursed the wizard to be named Everybody and hear every conversation once someone spoke his name.
Just an interesting possibility for the source of the old man's anger. Of course, the players might encounter a similar curse as well... Go to Comment
An interesting way to smuggle people in and out of areas. Of course, a six inch bit of crystal that weighs as much as three people might raise suspision if not properly concealed. This could serve as a prisoner transport or even portable vacation spot for adventurers as well, although I only see one bed chamber for up to three people. Go to Comment
This is a good item, but there aren't any drawbacks listed for it. With the spell resistance of a level I believe may be high, the no needing to eat or drink, and the handful of powerful spells, I would hope that it has something to balance it.
Like, what does it do if the weilder does something it doesn't like? What if it is weilded by someone it doesn't like, say a Chaos mage? What does it want for itself, other than the alturistic 'keep civilisation alive' thing? Go to Comment
Could this gold actually be mithral? In Earthdawn, mithral is an alloy of precious metals and mercury rather than it's own mineral. If the lizardfolk posses a natural mithral vein or are skilled enough metalurgists to make it, they are very rich indeed.
Btw, Anonymous, if you think something is cool, give it more than a 1 rating. I give you a 0.05 rating for your monosylabic review. Go to Comment
Ahck! I just looked through my Earthdawn books to refresh myself and I have been completely wrong about the mithral idea. The golden super magic alloy they had was called orchalium! Completly different stuff. So Sorry, all my bad. Apologies all round.
And, in a fanstasy world as Captain Penguin suggests, perhaps the gold has inherant magical properties. The Lizardfolk might be fanatical sun worshipers and this is gold from thier ceremonies that they are useing to promote thier god's presense because after the ceremony, part of his spirit is beilived to be in the gold. Magic gets to do weird stuff. Go to Comment
Maybe the players will have to act crazy to be thrown in Asylum. After that, how will they be able to get out, and if they do, what will the residents of Asylum learn from their departure? Go to Comment
Perhaps the wizard also put in some constructs as well to guard his treasure. If the players miss or misinterpet the mop and broom, but then start noticing the wizard's symbol around, especially on the golem in front of the pile of gems, they might start feeling double crossed. Go to Comment
A very good plot. Maybe the army was from another age, like before the iron age, and is only armed with bronze weapons, or maybe horses were introduced after they slept and now have to try to understand these massive domesticated animals.
Perhaps also they had with them other animals that no longer live in the region. War hounds or maybe even large dogs/lizards/birds that served as mounts before horses were introduced. These animals might have died out in a plauge, and may yet carry this plauge today, unknowingly. Go to Comment
Very true! The cat wizard that keeps a human for a familiar and to facilitate it's travels. Maybe it's not a unique creature, but simply a member of a race of cat wizards that suffered from wanderlust and went adventuring. Very unique idea for a character! Go to Comment
Ok, so the marbles were all in this sack that let him meld all his minds together so he could have all the powers of all his knowledge. And this master of damn near all known and a couple unknown (and, as of yet, undefined) magics got robbed by a really fast fighter.
If all that magic doens't stop you from getting mugged, it's not worth it. Go to Comment
Wow, I'd forgotten that sword. Once it was clarified some, it was good for the purpose it was intended for.
I should assume that Anonymous was Dimensification but he forgot to log in. Anyway, we ask the questions we ask so we can have the information we need to be able to use the ideas in our own games if we want to. That's the point of sharing ideas, the ability to spead the idea and share it.
So why was this angel of the apocalypse after this young wizard? Go to Comment
The old clock tower stands tall, but the bulk of the uppermost storey is crumbling and unsafe, with gaping cracks in the walls. The metal struts and girders supporting the great bronze bells are still intact, though, and the bells survive. The grotesque gargoyles and arabesques which decorated the original design have either fallen into the street (once or twice a year more bricks fall from the tower, prompting calls for its demolition) or have been defaced, but the main doors to the clock tower are still intact and show signs of being kept in working order. This is the home of The Captains, clad in raggedy clothes, with sooty faces, and perpetually runny noses. But behind each set of eyes is the look of a survivor. They live to stick together and make it through each day. Older than their years in many ways, the friendship they share with each other and Wims ghost keeps the core of a childs innocence and hope alive in each. But they are still very suspicious of outsiders. They are a group of street children who live in the clock tower. Some are orphans, some runaways, and some nomads who occasionally return to their homes. But they’re all poor, dirty and perpetually hungry, as well as being wily, unscrupulous and mischievous in a fairly brutal way. Enough of them have suffered at the hands of adults for all of them to be wary of any grown-ups, particularly ones who ask too many questions, although with hard work and a lot of food it might be possible to win the confidence or even the trust of a few of them.