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Cosmic Era: Doom Bestiary
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)
Chaosmark's comment on 2013-09-08 01:37 PM
"... and a number have demonstrated parapsychic powers, because having an armored tank body and plasma cannons just wasn't enough."

That right there made the entire sub for me. I approve.

This is a very handy list, though in practice I would probably have random attribute tables for the Imps and Spider Demons, if not the others. Go to Comment
Lover's Downfall
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2013-08-29 09:16 AM
Yeah, this one isn't getting any more complete. Have at it! Go to Comment
30 Items You Need
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2013-08-04 04:37 PM
I always like hearing creative uses of things. A "bag o' tricks" character is always fun to play. The updated descriptions really help flesh this out. I'll update my vote when more of it has been fleshed out. Go to Comment
The Tarxan
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)
Chaosmark's comment on 2013-09-08 01:27 PM
I really like this. The medical examiner write-up really allows a detailed description without being a plain info-dump. While inspired by a character from somewhere else, I see plenty of potential for these Tarxan to be useful in a large number of settings.

Also, bonus points for that encounter table. Usability is a plus. Go to Comment
The Leonamuth
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
Chaosmark's comment on 2013-05-19 09:29 AM
Most sane individuals would prefer not. Go to Comment
The Leonamuth
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
Chaosmark's comment on 2013-05-19 09:32 AM
I always loved the idea of Corpsefall. It always had that, "Ooo, this place is different!" vibe, one it shares with the Hell of Dry Bones.

This particular sub is an excellent extension of the Corpsefall ecosystem. In a world with Boneslugs, another giant predator makes sense, and helps round out the system a bit more. Go to Comment
Oscv-02 Baleful Eye
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
Chaosmark's comment on 2013-06-04 11:44 PM
Standard sci-fi fare, but with a nice little bit of flavor for the geeks in the audience. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Chaosmark's comment on 2013-04-10 02:29 PM
At the moment, there are only 4 other submissions within this setting, two of which are irrelevant. I did, however, link to both of the relevant subs, and will add some further cross-linking to help.

In particular, you'll be wanting to take a look at Melders. I don't have much more than that yet, but as this sub shows, I like the setting and want to keep expanding it, so more shall be forthcoming.

Also, I fully agree that they should generally be relegated to the background. Some things just end up that way, and divine creatures of any kind tend to fall heavily into that category.
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Angel BioModification
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
Chaosmark's comment on 2013-03-18 11:06 AM
This is a good piece of setting fluff, much like most of the other Cosmic Era subs. Things like this show that you're really thinking through your setting and making it all fit together.

Lana makes me sad though. Go to Comment
30 Programs from the Cosmic Era
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Chaosmark's comment on 2013-04-08 06:52 PM
This definitely helps give a solid feel for the social mores and interests of Arcologies in the Cosmic Era. I feel like I understand the average sheeple of that time period much more after reading this. Go to Comment
Fields of Flesh
Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-12-21 01:34 PM
Hot damn! I loved the poem at the beginning, and was really getting creeped out at the descriptions of the landscape. The middle section, describing the town and the interactions therein, was less energetic, but that's just an issue with resting-points in general. I especially like the second half, and the fact that the entire plot is seeded with extra ways to benefit from fighting smarter, not harder. The alternate ending was nice, and a good way to round it all out for those parties that wish to always have happy endings.

All in all, I was quite happy with this. My one possible complaint is that there wasn't much example given of altered wildlife, which doesn't jive with how thoughtful you were with the rest of the ecology. Go to Comment
30 Pieces of Horse Brass
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-12-14 05:38 PM
A solid list, with some good ideas for personal-spells as well. Some of those would be just as useful for regular people. Go to Comment
Non-Euclidean Architecture: Part 2
Systems  (Architectural)   (Specific)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-12-02 11:40 PM
I love these two subs. Both are well-written, and make a very difficult subject (that we all seem to love the concept of) accessible and usable to average GMs. I love that you include lots of solid examples of ways that these concepts can be used.

Very nicely done. Go to Comment
Duty Shrines
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-11-25 11:26 PM
Excellent! It's like the secretive old master who takes on a single apprentice and teaches them The Ancient Arts over the course of a few months in a brutal training montage, but concentrated into an ancient artifact that slumbers, awaiting the day when a student passes by.

I highly approve of this. Go to Comment
Common Horrors of the Cosmic Era
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-10-24 07:59 PM
I'm going to echo Dozus here. I like the detail you've gone into about all of them, but I most especially like the arcanotech:

"They are much like Alice in Wonderland, as in their book 1+1 no longer equals 2, but is rather a massive sliding parabolic curve of possible answers."

That line right there sold it to me. Go to Comment
Cela Ardonyth
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-10-22 12:19 AM
This submission is dedicated to a girl that I hardly knew, yet had a profound impact on a lot of people that I love dearly. She died far too young, and reminded me of just how terrible a toll death extracts from those who survive. Until the day when death is a bad memory, may this token of remembrance burn on in the darkness. Go to Comment
Cela Ardonyth
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-10-25 06:02 PM
Update: Updated based on suggestions. Go to Comment
Cela Ardonyth
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-10-25 06:31 PM
I've modified the submission to cover a few of these points, which are excellent.

Cela is not an undead (except, perhaps, philosophically), which I thought had been handled by "She was able to snatch the girls soul from the Void of Souls and bind it to her body long enough for Cela to heal from her mortal wounds", but I can understand if that wasn't entirely clear.

As for her mother, that's something entirely up to the GM who wants to use Cela. It could be that she quietly passed away, or that she was hunted down by religious authorities, or is still out there, providing support and a "home base" for her daughter's quest.

The rest all were included in the update, but for redundancies sake:
* The children are also color-drained. Nothing comes for free, and subverting the course of nature as thoroughly as this is bound to leave a mark.
* Wording within the narrative was modified to be slightly less jarring. You were correct here, and I had just gotten used to it after reading and re-reading that passage. This is why writers have editors.
* I've given a smidge of direction for her goals in the journal excerpt, but honestly this is something that a GM has to decide for themselves, since it's heavily contingent on the campaign world and what is possible. Go to Comment
Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-10-22 07:15 PM
Why yes, I can totally see this happening in any non-apocalyptic future. Energy drinks are one of those unique expressions of modern society that nobody really saw coming, but have completely ingrained themselves into our collective psyche. Any near-future sci-fi without the equivalent is missing an important supporting piece of flavor.

Very nicely done! I can't think of a single thing that I'd like improved on this submission, which means it gets one of my rare 5's. Go to Comment
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