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Longbow of Light
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Heroic)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-08-25 07:46 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Family Ancestral Blade
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2005-11-07 05:50 PM
Not much to say on this one aside from good job. An interesting and unique weapon. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2006-04-23 08:41 PM
Jeez people, read some of the old stuff! It's quite useful, even just for things you can use once in a lifetime. Go to Comment
Tourniquet Tunic
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-06-28 11:34 PM
val and Cheka: most likely, the enchantment would incorporate such checks into themselves. After all, most wounds only need to be tourniquet'ed long enough to let a clot form. Besides, depending on the wound, the tourniquet tunic applies only moderate pressure.

Anywho, very nice item CP. Very useful. Go to Comment
Map of Ithar
Items  (Other)   (Sentient)
Chaosmark's comment on 2005-08-24 11:20 PM
Personally I think that everyone is making far too big of a fuss over this. The essence of the item is good; original inspiration is irrelivant to how good it is.

I think we need to take focus off why it's not good and instead focus on how it can be used properly. Go to Comment
In the House of the Yellow Priest
Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)
Chaosmark's comment on 2005-09-26 07:39 PM
Hey, I think that's perfectly alright. I remember seeing this before, way back when I didn't have an account, and by the time I got one, I forgot about it. I always liked this adventure, and now that I'm better versed in certain lores, I find it to be quite good. A nice thriller, though it might be a bit short if a GM doesn't add in extra stuff; e.g. filler.

As to what that filler might be, I'm clueless.

4/5 - Great job! Go to Comment
Crystal Lute
Items  (Art and Music)   (Cursed)
Chaosmark's comment on 2005-04-11 09:31 PM
Not bad, not bad at all. A bit cliche' with the "owner loving item obsessively", but 'tis creative about it, and a very interesting item. This would be good for bards obviously, but if not carefully controlled it might become a problem with overpowerment...But a good GM shouldn't have any problems with that sort of thing.

4/5 - Good item, good description Go to Comment
Karlek's Blade of Stolen Souls
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-04-19 10:14 PM
Comments and votes are goooooood! Vote people vote! Vote people vote!

Anyway, I recall reading this a long while back, and I still see it as being a quite useful item for a GM to add into a plot or scenario. I'm seeing a necromancer using this to slowly take down better and better opponents, capturing each in turn, until he has the best swordsman-zombie in the world. What a lieutenant to have, eh? Then the PCs have to fight the zombie-lieutenant, and pray that they don't get captured themselves.

Man, I love the potential of some of these old submissions... Go to Comment
Locations  (Other)   (Regional)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-12-12 11:08 PM
Oldies but moldies. Quite frankly, I find this to be a fairly good sub. Seriously. Idea => A few interesting twists => usable in both low and high campaigns => Good Submission. Go to Comment
Father Max
NPCs  (Major)   (Religious)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-04-23 08:12 PM
I dislike the fact that any time someone hears about a religious crusade or extreme zeal, they immediately associate it with Christianity. Other religions have been just as zealous and just as warlike, some very much more so.

Rant aside, I really like this submission. He's the sort of person that does good, but the Church can't support him openly due to alienating others. There are more of these people than you might think. Go to Comment
Animated Gauntlet of Thunder
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-04-23 08:18 PM
Took me a bit to find it after reading Father Max, but 'tis interesting. I think it could be fleshed out a bit more. Go to Comment
The Valley of Undead
Locations  (Country/ State)   (Mountains)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-09-23 07:36 PM
"The Orcish Occupation took more than three hundred years." This right here was my favorite part. It blindsided me, and makes the entire submission utterly reek of realism. A simple, expedient solution is adopted "for the duration", and ends up changing the entire society when the duration is about 4-5 generations.

Excellent! Go to Comment
When the moon fell...
Plots  (Discovery)   (Multi-Storyline)
Chaosmark's comment on 2006-01-04 10:30 AM
Well, I think that the Capn. and MoonHunter happened to read a different version of this than what I am...As it is, it seems quite established, with plot hooks galore, yet not extremely specific to a setting. I like it. 4/5

Remember, long doesn't always mean better, and short doesn't always mean bad. Go to Comment
The Devil's footsteps
Items  (Other)   (Combat)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-04-23 08:00 PM
I can actually find a use for this... Go to Comment
The Box That Cannot Be Opened
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-10-14 10:25 PM
The Box That Cannot Be Opened
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-07 12:35 PM
Bump for the newcomers who never saw this excellent piece. Go to Comment
Arrow of Personal Hell
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2005-06-18 06:40 PM
Actually Strolen, we could leave this item alone and make another arrow that would do the effect you suggested. Arrows of Madness perhaps?

P.S. Yes, I know it's an old topic. MEH! Leave meh be! Go to Comment
Arrow of Personal Hell
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2005-06-21 03:44 PM
So I've been told by Moonie whenever I do so. ^^ Go to Comment
Arrow of Personal Hell
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2005-06-22 11:41 AM
*blinks, then nods* Aye. Will (not) do. Go to Comment
The Old Kingdom
Locations  (Plains)   (Regional)
Chaosmark's comment on 2005-11-06 09:25 PM
I rather like this one, and intend to use it to flesh out Tyren. Hope you don't mind! Go to Comment
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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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