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Cartogramancy - The Magic of Maps
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
Chaosmark's comment on 2011-11-11 01:02 AM

I don't really have huge heapings of praise to express, though I wholeheartedly enjoyed the thoroughness and deeply thought out nature of this system.

Very well done.

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The Undead Knights of Knonii
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Regional)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-03-29 07:24 PM
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My Favorite Characters
Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)
Chaosmark's comment on 2009-03-03 05:21 PM
Thomas Silverlight: Knight of the White God

Back in ye olde dayes, I would roleplay at a site on MSN Groups called Final Fantasy Breakdown. Very loose system, almost entirely freeform roleplay. After a while, we stiffened it up a little, and I think we ended up strangling it with too much complexity. Regardless, Thomas Silverlight was born in these strange times of upheaval, when the system was changing around willy-nilly. He was what we called a World Walker, someone who through some means ended up shifting from the realm of his birth to that of FFB.

He was something of a classic holy crusader. He'd stand up to evil creatures and amoral PCs alike, usually getting his rear handed to him from the second grouping, simply because he was a late-comer. That never stopped him from doing it though. He was always searching for the divine weapon that he had lost when he was thrown between worlds, and had the shade of a particularly powerful demon constantly hunting him. He never got to do much that was noteworthy, but he still remains my favorite character, simply on his concept.

He was brought back last year under the guise of another character, who had been hit in the head during a nasty storm and went amnesiac, but has lain unworked with for a while. Go to Comment
Constellation Myth
Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Defining)
Chaosmark's comment on 2009-04-17 03:35 AM
I would contend rather that it simply gets overlooked. The Industrialized world doesn't rely on stars to the extent that ancient cultures did, and so we don't even think to consider how the people in our games would view the night sky.

And that should then make you think: what else might we be overlooking or downplaying the importance of, thanks to our modern lifestyle? Go to Comment
Campaign Level Thinking
Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-09-28 05:59 PM
I like this one. It's came up on the 'random' box a while back, but I didn't have time to read it, so it's been sitting around in a tab waiting. Finally got to it today, and I like it. I think it's quite useful, especially as a potential GM. Unfortunately, it seemed to me that it was a bit short. Perhaps we could flesh it out more sometime? Go to Comment
Campaign Level Thinking
Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-19 07:55 PM
Coming back to this a year later, I find that this is a very good write-up, and recommend it to even experienced GMs as a brush-up on how they GM. Go to Comment
Romantic Love
Articles  (Character)   (Players)
Chaosmark's comment on 2006-10-12 11:19 PM
Interesting. A basic evaluation and application of one of the most commonly overlooked things in roleplaying. Good post. Go to Comment
Locations  (TransWorld)   (Other)
Chaosmark's comment on 2010-10-19 01:08 PM
"Can be any type submission but it only counts if it is in the next 10 submissions and has the identical number sequence of 2 or more digits. "

57 57 qualifies, imo. Go to Comment
Mirror of the Star Children
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-03-10 09:33 PM

I'm absolutely captivated by this submission. I'm not sure exactly why, but it seems like the perfect combination of elements. Very nicely done.

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Lytharian's Luminescent Orbs
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2010-09-05 01:48 PM
You beat me to this idea, and man am I glad you did! I was considering something roughly akin to this as a sidenote submission to enhance my own quest idea, but your implementation is much more detailed and thought out than my own. Kudos! Go to Comment
Augment Trees
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)
Chaosmark's comment on 2010-08-26 11:41 PM
This is quite eye-catching. I love the idea of the quickly shifting thorns protecting inherently magical stones that possess nifty properties. The randomness of the stone effects is almost detracting from the idea, up until you remember that this tree only grows and thrives in areas contaminated with chaotic magic.

One thing I might like to see is the life-cycle of the trees. Do normal trees start slowly mutating into Augment Trees, or do seeds from normal and Augment Trees fall to the earth and soak up the contamination themselves, sprouting and growing as Augments instead of normal trees? Go to Comment
The University of Firdon
Locations  (City)   (Plains)
Chaosmark's comment on 2010-05-31 06:39 PM
Update: Added the thaumatech and steampunk freetexts. At first I didn't think they really applied, but this is a location suitable for both. Go to Comment
The Madness of Avool
Society/ Organizations  (Knowledge/Lore)   (World Wide)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-03-15 07:47 PM

How in the world did I miss this? An excellent fragment of dystopia to include in a setting.

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30 More Limitations on Magic
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
Chaosmark's comment on 2010-05-27 11:38 PM
Ahoy, Dresden Files! Seriously, this one is played to great effect in the aforementioned book series. Any prospective GM who uses this needs to at least read a handful of those books to get a feel for how this can truly screw up a mage's world. Go to Comment
30 Limitations on Magic
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
Chaosmark's comment on 2015-12-11 02:41 AM
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Hill Turtles
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Plains)
Chaosmark's comment on 2010-05-30 04:30 PM
I must echo the other comments here. This is truly a unique and original idea. Earth elementals being solid, slow moving turtles of gigantic proportions Just Plain Works. It has a rightness to it that I'm sure every player would understand it intuitively, even if they don't fully comprehend everything about it.

Very nicely done Scras. Go to Comment
101 Problems with my Spaceship
Systems  (Transportation)   (General)
Chaosmark's comment on 2011-12-20 11:32 AM
I laughed at #125. Well played sir. Go to Comment
101 Problems with my Spaceship
Systems  (Transportation)   (General)
Chaosmark's comment on 2011-12-20 11:34 AM

I laughed more than once while reading this, and smiled many more times. I need to add this to my ToDo list.

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Grey Reaver
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Chaosmark's comment on 2010-06-02 08:53 PM
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The Zombie Strain
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Chaosmark's comment on 2010-05-30 08:23 PM
I'm left shocked and awed. This is apocalypse the likes of which I've never seen or heard of. The style it was written in is cold and mechanical, just recording history. The writer is obviously numb, and that just adds to the horror of such destruction.

A solid idea, and one that shines from excellent execution. Go to Comment
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