Ditto to what Caesar said. While it may be an "ode" to classic fight scenes, it's not particularly interesting or different from that. What can make it more interesting? What makes it unique? Go to Comment
Hm. Well, the concept seems interesting. But as a 100, I just don't get it. It begs for more background and explanation, or some examples. My suggestion is to take it out of the 100 and give some more thorough explanation. As is, I just don't know what to make of it. Go to Comment
It's interesting, though as far as some foods go, not that gross - see pate, kopi luwak, etc. A unique and colorful wine aging process, though a bit more would be interesting. Who first started making camel hump wine? Where is it popular? Do most people know how it's made? It seems in a steppe/desert environment, it wouldn't be all that rare, since people eat camels all the time. Aside from its aging process, what makes it so sought-after? Go to Comment
Well thought out. My only objection is the idea of lower birth rates in a more agricultural society. To me, that seems outside of the historic norm (e.g., earlier marriage and higher birth rates in the 15th c. following the Black Plague in Europe), but it's easy to imagine something different bearing out. Go to Comment
Well, that was dark. But it certainly illustrates the setting well. The real horrors are in the reality of the details, which are so well-fleshed. My favorite: the vaguely-Lovecraftian madness of arcanotech. Go to Comment
A typical wand with offensive capabilities (magic missiles, fire, fireball, lightning bolt) that was either damaged in combat or made just under par. When the wand is discharged, there is a 1 in 4 chance that it fires an additional 1d6 charges simultaneously or in rapid succession. Wands that shoot fire may incinerate innocents and friendlies, or burn whole buildings and even villages down. Those which shoot fireballs have a considerable radius, and lightning bolts that bounce upon contact with ground and stone can cause catastrophic random collateral damage. Those who have paid large sums for such a device may go seeking a refund, possibly even retribution.