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30 Police Officers
NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Dossta's comment on 2013-03-21 05:34 PM
Pretty good, if a bit bare-bones. Would definitely be useful, even for the city watch in a fantasy setting. Go to Comment
The 30
NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)
Dossta's comment on 2013-03-21 12:44 PM
One of the best codex's in the Citadel, hands down. I have used several of these lists in actual games, and have been delighted with their consistent standard of quality. Go to Comment
Placeholder Gods
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Trans World)
Dossta's comment on 2012-10-15 01:56 PM

World History - Option C)

When Mathom, the God of Delays,
was cursed by the gods and deposed from his throne, he demanded a fair
trial.  Now, several millenia later, the High Court has finally gotten
around to it.  By ancient custom all deities must attend a full trial,
so many of them fashioned short-term replacements for themselves to handle their duties while away.



Several centuries later, Mathom's trial is still going, and the Placeholder Gods have grown into their roles.  While they started off as little more than automated answering machines or help-desk services, their intelligences and powers have expanded.  Some of them have begun to be worshipped in their own right.

See Slys, Die of the Damned for an example.

What will happen if to the Placeholder Gods when Mathom's Trial ends? 

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Artificial Dragon Blood
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
Dossta's comment on 2012-10-03 12:41 PM
A really solid submission, that hints at an entire magic system and economy in the background. I wonder if there is anything that can be done with artificial dragon's blood that can't be done with the real thing (perhaps because of its consistency?). Nice work. Go to Comment
Jul-Ghose the Prophet
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Plains)
Dossta's comment on 2010-10-27 12:43 PM


If I ever use this, it will probably be as a random encounter.  Then, when my players go "wtf??" I can pull out the ready-made backstory to explain the whole thing.  Even then, I'd hesitate before springing the monster on them, because I don't really need my players to be questioning my sanity . . .  Beautifully written, stunning visuals, but a little too weird for my tastes.


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The Menagerie
Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)
Dossta's comment on 2011-03-14 10:30 AM


Truly excellent.  I've seen something quite like this before in an darker anime called "Speed Grapher".  In that, however, it was more of a fetish club, with the victims being subject to anything from having their teeth pulled out by a mad dentist (in the most painful way possible), to having their hands manicured and eventually cut off by a person with a serious hand fetish.  Sexual perversity of every kind was common, though torture was certainly possible as well.



I agree with Ria: bringing this to the table would require a very mature group of players, but the payoff could be very good.


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Falhathian Minotaurs
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Area)
Dossta's comment on 2013-05-31 04:53 PM
Remind me very much of the Tauran from Blizzard's World of Warcraft, but I think the traditions and ceremonies you give here have a more "authentic" feel to them. The trial of the freezing river and the "yodeling" are both colorful touches. Perhaps a human druid/ranger could discover the source of their lowered fertility and restore peace between the two races. Go to Comment
My First Character
Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)
Dossta's comment on 2011-04-18 03:01 PM


Technically, my first character was a bard that I rolled up in middle school using the 3rd edition books that I had checked out from the library.  Never got to play him though, because I didn't really have anyone to play with.  It wasn't until I was a senior in high school that I found a group that was playing VTM, so I created a dreadlocked, crazy Malkavian vampire named Lia.  I believe that she heard voices, but I don't really remember.  Only got to play her for a few months before graduating.



Then in college came a string of started-but-not-finished campaigns (mostly due to me moving), with another bard (whose name I don't remember), a druid shifter named Yarrow, another druid named Rown, and finally a kobold monk named Neeko (he was my favorite).  "You insulted the ancestors!  Meeko doesn't like you no more."  *proceeds to use naughty words for which he doesn't understand the meaning*


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30 Rangers
NPCs  (Extras)   (Natural)
Dossta's comment on 2013-03-21 12:41 PM
This is a pretty solid list, Cheka. The personalities are varied, yet concise, and should be very easy to incorporate into a game. I especially liked The Unlucky and The Animals' Friend. However, a few of them were a little too vanilla to be particularly useful, (The Ideal, The Superhero, The Plain) and a few were really repeats (The Lazy and the Work-To-Rule).

Even with that, the only thing that really bothered me was the gross stereotyping you used for The Right Winger. People of European descent are hardly the only racist, intolerant or bigoted people on the planet, yet you use a "racist white guy" as a fall back in many of your 30s subs. It's honestly quiet offensive.

Other than that, however, I enjoyed the read. Thanks for posting this. Go to Comment
30 Barkeepers
NPCs  (Extras)   (Mercantile)
Dossta's comment on 2010-12-15 12:56 PM


Perfect for my purposes -- thanks for posting this useful list.

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Elven Green Tea
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Dossta's comment on 2013-03-15 05:24 PM
I still love this, and it has actually made it into one of my games. The party was going through a warehouse used for covert drug-smuggling, and one of my players kept asking what was in so many different barrels. "Elven Green Tea" was the first thing that came to mind, so that's what I stuck with. Funny thing is, this was part of a plotline that involved a bunch of elves going missing, so the players actually thought this stuff was far more . . . sinister. Go to Comment
Knights of the Gray Banner
Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Country/ State)
Dossta's comment on 2010-11-10 12:56 PM


Very, very nice.  Another one of those submissions that I read before joining the Citadel and so never had a chance to vote on.  Having an entire order of spies hidden in plain sight is brilliant -- this is how I would run my kingdom.


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Songs Of Fantasy!
Plots  (Coincidence)   (Single-Storyline)
Dossta's comment on 2013-05-15 02:56 PM
I would definitely suggest changing this to a codex, so that we can see the expanded descriptions of all the linked submissions in one place. Will definitely consider adding to this when the muse strikes me. Go to Comment
Spectral Tablets
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
Dossta's comment on 2010-11-09 05:18 PM


I get the mental image of one of those "crazies" who yammer on about seeing demons, except that these demons are real.  No one would ever believe him, possibly not even the PCs.


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Weather Related PlotSeeds
Plots  (Nature)   (Encounter)
Dossta's comment on 2013-03-20 06:07 PM
Many of these are actually just setups for other, more traditional conflicts (like the glacier melting away to reveal a tomb), which was kinda disappointing. However, there are some real gems in here. I especially liked the "Epic Acid Rain" one, and the one labelled 25. Being trapped in a cave with an unfamiliar exit in the back sounds like a really cool mini adventure.

The only thing I would suggest would be to label and name each one of these, to make them easier to reference and discuss. Go to Comment
Thick As Thieves
Plots  (Event)   (Single-Storyline)
Dossta's comment on 2013-05-07 05:51 PM
Oh, this is fun. I liked how you went the extra mile by adding a bunch of sample guilds into the mix, and especially liked the descriptions of the various events. It could stand another revision for awkward phrasing and clarity, but this is still an excellent piece. Would love to throw the party into the situation, even as undercover city guard or as spies for the authorities (if not playing a thief-centric game). Well done! Go to Comment
Character Secrets
Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)
Dossta's comment on 2011-01-19 11:49 AM
Or a wizard who cannot actually read. He got through mage school by emulating others and attending lectures religiously. He hides the fact because it is shameful to him. It may not be his fault, however: dyslexia would be hard to recognise and even harder to teach around in a medieval setting. Go to Comment
Character Secrets
Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)
Dossta's comment on 2011-01-19 11:55 AM


Deaf or Hearing-Impared



The character has gotten through life up til now by lip reading and body language.  Reasons for hiding this range from wanting to appear "normal" to everyone else, and be treated as such, to being in a society that views persons with physical imparements like this as abominations that must be killed to prevent them from breeding.  The character would have immunity from sound-based attacks, and would probably gain a small bonus to spot or other awareness checks, but would also fail every listen check.


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Character Secrets
Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)
Dossta's comment on 2011-01-19 12:02 PM


Wrong Past II



The character has been exiled from his home city or country.  Perhaps other members of his race/culture would kill him if they found out his secret, or perhaps the character simply does not choose to talk about it because he misses his home.  He could have been exiled for political reasons, for commiting a crime, or after being framed for a crime that he did not commit.  Either way, he should either be so well known in his country that attempting to return would be impossible or he will bear some mark that his countrymen will recognize as the sign of an exile.


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Character Secrets
Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)
Dossta's comment on 2011-01-19 12:05 PM


Allow me to add my voice to the chorus of admirers -- this is a truly excellent scroll.  I'm sure that I will be coming back to it often.  Please accept my patented "Smashing Sub of the Day" award, and this HoH.


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