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The Glades
Locations  (Establishment)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Dozus's comment on 2011-05-03 09:28 AM

Has some potential to be a neat little spot. Come back, Kassy!

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100 Unique Town/City Properties
Locations  (Other)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2012-11-03 06:27 AM
I do agree. It's a list that could be purely practical and boring, but it's practical and interesting, and finely written. The kudosiest or kudos to Redgre for this one. Go to Comment
Lockzennite's Lance
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Dozus's comment on 2010-01-18 11:00 PM
A rather curious item. I definitely like the idea of a giant key, as both a symbol and a tool. I'd like to hear more about it, though: interesting times it's been used, how a player might come across it in-game. I'd *love* to hear more about these Lockzennites. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2010-01-13 01:52 PM
European Imperialism meets Night of the Dead. Kinda. :)

An interesting usage of necromancy, though I suppose effective. Almost like gunpowder age biological warfare. Go to Comment
Hak the Gnoll
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Dozus's comment on 2010-01-13 01:57 PM
Like Cheka, I'm a sucker for backstories, especially amusing ones. Hak seems like a decent enough fellow, for a crazed gnoll merc.

And although I can't help but wonder why he can't find a decent enough blacksmith to take off his chains, they do help with the imagery. Go to Comment
The Brave People
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)
Dozus's comment on 2012-10-29 02:16 PM
An ambitious explanation of an amphibious people. The otherwise noted problems aside, any sub that makes such an attempt to outline the unique characteristics of a race in such detail is worthy of a thumbs up in my mind. Go to Comment
The Deathstick
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)
Dozus's comment on 2011-04-28 09:48 AM

Not bad. The idea of a powerful yet flawed item is always more refreshing than just a powerful one.

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The Insular Village
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)
Dozus's comment on 2016-11-30 12:33 PM
These are some useful and practical thoughts regarding the most common fantasy settings. If Scras is done with it, I might suggest wikifying this so others could expand on it. Go to Comment
Sea Pillars
Locations  (Ruins)   (Water)
Dozus's comment on 2009-05-31 01:10 AM
It's a good idea with nothing to do. Like Moonlake said, it needs hooks: why would anyone go there, and what would happen if they did? Go to Comment
Anchor Spirits
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)
Dozus's comment on 2012-10-30 11:34 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Common Calendar
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)
Dozus's comment on 2014-03-20 02:19 PM
Reminds me of the French Republican Calendar, which tossed out the "superstitious" Gregorian months in favor of agricultural terms.

I also find it interesting that all the months here have to do with agriculture, except for the "Season of War." The society that uses this calendar must not only be agrarian, but militant. Go to Comment
The Great Demon of the Ocean
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)
Dozus's comment on 2014-02-03 04:53 PM
What a great take on Cheka's Ma-O. I kind of get what PoisonAlchemist is saying in that there's a certain flavor of Lovecraftian madness, though I don't think of it as a "submission on cthulhu" per se. The atmosphere is spectacular - I almost wish the quoted sources were full subs themselves. Great work. Go to Comment
30 Fountains of Youth
Locations  (City)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2009-04-19 10:15 PM
Bwah hah hah. When I first read the title, I didn't think you could pull off 30 interesting fountains of youth. When I saw the silly tag, I still doubted. You managed to pull off both interesting and silly. I'm thoroughly impressed, sir. Go to Comment
Wakazashi the Ooze Hunter
NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)
Dozus's comment on 2009-04-09 12:03 AM
Well, someone does have to deal with the oozes of life. Who better than a spoon-wielding gnome? Like Mike and Moon, it doesn't strike me as a spectacular submission, but Wazakashi does serve his purpose enough, and that certainly counts for something. Go to Comment
Heather's Corpse Ship
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2009-04-02 07:28 PM
A rather gruesome ship. I imagine this being cast in small seas that are often fought in - the Bosporus or the like - and the spell dragging up dead of ancient wars from the sea bed.

My one quibble is with the timing of the ship's formation. I get an almost comical image when I picture hundreds of corpses scrambling together for, say, a Spanish galleon in about a minute. Maybe a time table based on ship size would be more accurate? But that's mostly system-side stuff, so I forgive it. Go to Comment
Kaide Valefos
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Dozus's comment on 2009-04-01 10:38 PM
I think this is one of the best assassin subs I've ever read. Instead of your generic silent killer with no heart, you've got a generally likable fellow who'll help you out, when he's not busy killing folk. The idea of a magic-user assassin is nice too. Very well done! Go to Comment
Cloak of Pebbles
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2009-04-01 10:32 PM
Cool. A definitively "dwarvish" item, one which an imaginative player could think of a thousand uses for. Go to Comment
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2009-03-27 05:54 AM
Very good, Moonlake. I like the detail you've put into the discovery of the fabric. The Kogish trees are fascinating in themselves as well. I don't see any logical flaws. Go to Comment
The Keerg
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Space)
Dozus's comment on 2014-02-04 06:56 AM
It's not awful - as is, it's a sort of funny-looking floaty thing that looks monstrous but isn't. More details to set it apart would be nice. And while the "We're still learning more about them" bits might be good for the game setting they're put it, as a GM/writer I'd prefer to know more about them. Go to Comment
Never-Burning Torch
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2009-03-25 10:28 PM
Neat! There are dozens of uses for this, very utilitarian. Go to Comment
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In nature, for instance, a rhino has flies and ticks etc, that live on the hide and live off the blood. Rhino will visit and lie in ponds where turtles will clean the underwater portion of the ticks and a species of bird will clean the the top of ticks and other parasites. What if where the characters camp there were a species of animals that lived off wounds of the creatures. PCs camp. Anybody with wounds on there body are soon covered with small rodent - insect - shadows - whatever. Would immediately see it as a threat I would imagine. But perhaps one of the wounded didn't wake up when it happened, and when they did finally wake they were completely healed. Perhaps somebody was warned of something attacking them but they were able to notice that the wound was actually getting smaller instead of larger. Or maybe they successfully beat the creatures off them and don't notice an improvement, marking this place never to rest at ever again....later learn that villagers send their wounded there but they keep it a guarded secret because they don't want all the attention or traffic and what comes with such a special gift. Could turn into something more too if characters decide to start blabbing about it.

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