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True Ether
Items  (Potion)   (Campaign Defining)
Chaosmark's comment on 2010-05-30 08:58 PM
In addition to the mentioned effects when ingested, the imparting of magical ability to the imbiber is also a potential result. This might be more suitable to certain campaign worlds that would be ruined by any sort of technological revolution, be it magical or mechanical in nature.

Whether it merely magnifies the latent abilities of the subject or actually imparts magical ability to the truly ungifted is a choice for the GM to make. Regardless, this doesn't have to simply be a substance usable only to the mages and their ilk. Go to Comment
True Ether
Items  (Potion)   (Campaign Defining)
Chaosmark's comment on 2011-11-13 03:35 PM
Update: Added a little bit about evaporating ether, as per Manfred's suggestion. It just makes sense that magic would eventually unbind from material form and return to the environment. Go to Comment
True Ether
Items  (Potion)   (Campaign Defining)
Chaosmark's comment on 2013-04-05 10:22 PM

Danger: Mana Poisoning

One thing often not considered with magic is that generally, the body of a bog-standard human isn't capable of dealing with the raw concentrations of mana that comprise spells. Thus ether, being condensed, highly-concentrated magic, is likely to produce mutagenic effects in those exposed to it.

Depending on the method and time frame of exposure, this can range from cancerous, radiation poisoning sickness from long-term evaporation, all the way to explosive tentacular growth for heavy physical saturation.

As a tool, ether has many uses and much utility, but it also presents very real dangers, especially for those who are exposed to it for long periods.

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True Ether
Items  (Potion)   (Campaign Defining)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-26 01:05 PM
"Godsweat". Wow. The imagery there is...just wow. Go to Comment
Tovenaar's Tome
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-13 12:24 PM
I liked this idea when you first presented it, and I love the presentation here. What if a wizard tried to befriend it and turn it into his familiar? Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-10 12:10 PM
Creative and innovative. I think these could be a useful addition to any generic fantasy world. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-11 06:32 PM
It took me a little bit to get used to the large blocks of text, but the content of this is substantial. I like it quite a bit. Go to Comment
The Knights of The Lady
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-07 10:50 AM
I honestly find this to be a good example of a non-traditional order. After all, not all fantasy strives to be a direct replication of the Middle Ages, and this group gives some explanation and backstory to an Order that likes women, which I'm sure a number of GMs would like to include, but simply can't decide how such an order would come to exist. Go to Comment
Alamras' Laboratory
Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-06 02:29 PM
As it stands, I agree with MJS: it's a bit too short. This is more of a sidenote that you'd toss into the histories your players are rummaging through. Some encounters, a basic layout, all that good stuff would immensely improve this. The basic concept is quite good however; I just want to see more out of it. I'll refrain from voting until it has been retooled and expanded a bit. Go to Comment
The Book of Remembrances
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Cursed)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-06 02:21 PM
I think the way to solve val's problem would be to make it either a cursededed evil artifact, or perhaps an artifact with the blessing of the Knowledge god, whomever that might be, who negotiates with the other deities to 'lease' the souls of the faithful for a short time (in the "grand timescale"). Said souls very well might know of their death, and the pious ones would consider it their final act of service before their final reward (assuming they are informed of the terms of their stay within the book), whereas the evil ones might be scheming and plotting within the book to try and remain immortal (the means of which would be as varied as you like).

An interesting item such as this always opens up new avenues of thought and idea. Nice work sveri! Go to Comment
The Magic of Food
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-05 01:03 PM
Suggestions are not forthcoming, but I do like this submission, and hope that more related items show up soon. Go to Comment
Rock Traghax
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-09-25 10:04 PM
I think you captured just about everything needed within this post. Very nicely done. Go to Comment
Away From Table Chart
Plots  (Travel)   (Side-Quest)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-10 08:27 PM
A bit too contemporary for a "What is the character doing?" chart. Light and funny is perfectly fine in my view, but some of those simply didn't have a feel of anything but modern filler. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Chaosmark's comment on 2009-01-24 01:59 PM
angryscot hit it right on the head. I couldn't shake the feeling of Brave New World the entire time I read this sub. An interesting concept, and always something that gets brought up in scifi, but I very highly doubt I'll ever use it. Go to Comment
Blimp Dragon
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)
Chaosmark's comment on 2010-05-30 10:25 PM
Epic. Biology.

I don't care so much about the physics of it. This is just so out there and so awesome that now I want to see more worlds break away from the norm and have truly strange creatures.

Flying jellyfish. What a concept. Go to Comment
Monastic Religious Order Ranks and Titles
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-12-15 02:48 PM
Instead of focusing on the actual titles themselves, and the fact that they're Catholic in nature, perhaps we should be looking at the fact that specific designations were/are needed for those stations within monastic orders, and create parallel titles/ranks for our own monastic orders?

Even though this is decently done, however, I must disagree with other commenters as to how useful it is. Economics states that the consumer pays for value added: what value was added here? Simply organizing such ranks together into a list with categories isn't good enough to be worthy of a write-up, in my opinion. Is there honestly nothing we can add to this to make it more than just a list of rankings? Go to Comment
All-Purpose Liquid
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2009-01-18 10:47 PM
o.o Yeah, interesting premise. Flesh it out. DoitNAO! Go to Comment
Magic Gun Fail
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-19 05:42 PM
This is a concise, well thought out and well written article covering a topic that does raise some questions when considered. Nicely done. Go to Comment
Rockwell's Pistol
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-12-13 02:55 PM
Laser Pistol +2, fighting sci-fi's lack of epic personal weaponry since 2008. Go to Comment
30 Hammers
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-20 11:41 AM Go to Comment
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