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Gléasanna an Cruthú, or the Instruments of Creation
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2016-11-17 01:43 PM
I didn't explicitly say so, but ideas for other songs and such are welcome. :D Go to Comment
Degrees of Possession
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
Dozus's comment on 2016-11-09 02:09 PM
This is a good baseline for mechanics regarding possession. I wonder if there would be events that trigger progression and saving rolls? Trauma, temptations, etc.? Go to Comment
Cloud in A Jar
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2016-11-08 11:14 AM
Handy! How rare would such a thing be? With enough of these, you could make your own cloud castle. Have to be careful in handling those jars, though. Go to Comment
Mind Control and You.... and Them...
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)
Dozus's comment on 2016-11-07 07:43 AM
Great overview and suggestions here. I wonder if another approach, similar to your "Goad them into a desired result" approach, is to lay the bait for the player, so to speak, give them things they *want* to do, but as part of the mind control have that be an illusion, revealing that what they were doing all along was what the controller wanted them to do. Does that make sense? It would require some skilled writing and probably a little luck, but the payoff would be great. Go to Comment
30 Naval Officers
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Dozus's comment on 2016-11-07 07:48 AM
This is one of your more impressive 30s, Cheka! And given the quality of your lists, that's saying a lot.

I like how they're pulled from history and literature, but loosely-defined enough to fit any setting. Go to Comment
The Book of Holding
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2016-11-02 10:41 PM
Neat! I like the bit about having to physically shake the book to get the copy you want out. It's a fun image, but also a practical physical spell component. Go to Comment
The Book of Holding
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2016-11-03 07:03 AM
It also reminds me of this meta trend in children's books where they ask you to physically interact with the book like its images are real. "Don't Push the Button," "This Book Just Ate My Dog!," "We Are In a Book!," etc. Go to Comment
Fainter Stars: The Sorraba System
Locations  (Regional)   (Space)
Dozus's comment on 2017-01-23 07:52 AM
I like this one even more than the other Fainter Stars subs. The culture is unique and sets it apart nicely. Go to Comment
Unique goodiebags for players
Articles  (Character)   (Players)
Dozus's comment on 2016-10-06 08:49 AM
This isn't a bad idea, though I would usually leave it to the players to have their starting items reflect some of their own past. Giving higher-powered items like weapons and free passes like you mention is pretty generous, maybe good for low-level starting players. Go to Comment
4 Sentences NPC Generator
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Dozus's comment on 2016-09-13 12:34 PM
I rather like this idea. Randomly picking four of these concepts/sentences is a great instant personality for a minor NPC or a starting point for a more complex character.

I would really enjoy seeing it fleshed out more. Go to Comment
Items  (Computers)   (Non-Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2016-05-12 08:32 AM
Solid explanation for a common sight in cyberpunk/future settings. Go to Comment
Sanctum of Water
Dungeons  (Water)   (Puzzles)
Dozus's comment on 2016-10-05 07:49 AM
This is really great. Well thought-out, organized, adaptable. Just great dungeoneering. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2016-12-08 02:59 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Voodoo Reinforcement Learning
Dungeons  (Swamp)   (Puzzles)
Dozus's comment on 2015-10-06 08:15 AM
Too cool! I love mini-games like this. I would heartily adapt this wholesale for my Swynmoor setting. Go to Comment
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Campaign Defining)
Dozus's comment on 2015-09-24 08:26 AM
Reminds me of Teddy from A.I. Artificial Intelligence. I like the exploration of how widespread usage of these bots could impact society. Go to Comment
Arachnartids, the Slaves of Felenthur
Society/ Organizations  (Unique)   (Desert)
Dozus's comment on 2015-07-24 12:53 PM
This is some cool stuff. It reminds me too of Driders, but I like your take on things.

You have a few typos in there (I assume that should be "body" in the first sentence, rather than "buddy"), but overall it looks good. Go to Comment
Legendary Chinese Strings (guqin)
Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2016-10-31 01:31 PM
I dig the vibe on this one. Historical stuff always keeps me interested. Several of the stories strike me as particularly mythicalish, like the Lord of Chu destroying Pillar Circler to his lady's wise words. It's just the sort of thing you'd see in a folk tale or a medieval fable.

It would be nice if it were more complete - detail falls off after Scorched Tail - but as you're sticking with the historical references rather than creating additional myths, I guess you're stuck to it. It might have been good just to stick with the top three and make them subs on their own? *shrug* Either way, I'm happy. Go to Comment
Iron Muse
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Villanous)
Dozus's comment on 2016-12-06 11:45 AM
Grim stuff! Necromancers should be dark, so this fits in perfectly with their whole motif. Go to Comment
Feather-Dusters of Dra'Solme Tsolyul
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2015-04-22 10:44 PM
This is cool. Can they also be used for dusting? Go to Comment
Skeleton Bow
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Cursed)
Dozus's comment on 2015-04-22 02:05 PM
This is handy to have for any army of the undead. I wonder what qualities are to be considered in the strength of the bow. With no string, what's the tension on the bow (or does it not matter, since the dead do not tire)? What range do ethereal arrows have? Go to Comment
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Magic is the lifeforce of all living creatures, and it is from it that all life is made - in areas with lots of undead, magic might actually be missing or weak, which puts a whole new spin on how dangerous the undead are. Even simple zombies can be troublesome if you're relying on mages and you hit a pocket of undead making a low-magic zone...

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