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Boldrei the Barber-Chiurgeon
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Dozus's comment on 2012-12-19 10:01 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Justice in the Free Cities
Systems  (Political)   (General)
Dozus's comment on 2012-10-31 02:53 PM
Very well thought out. I like the little details like mask-wearing Noble Accusers and the physical ordeals. Love to see someone go through the Ordeal of Water and have some river nymph swim down to protect them. Go to Comment
Myrie Bugs
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)
Dozus's comment on 2006-11-28 01:21 AM
Solid! I loved the constant references to other societies, magic ingredients, detailed side effects, etc. And there was even a taxonomic nomenclature! Among my favorite bugs. Go to Comment
Handlers and Abszurl
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Trans World)
Dozus's comment on 2012-11-01 01:02 PM
I think I saw, many a year ago, a Discovery Channel special about potential genetically-altered races. They of course didn't go into the culture of them, which I do appreciate about this one. But yeah, the tough thing about sci-fi is that there's not a lot of "Ctrl-X, Ctrl-Y" ideas that you can have with a lot of detail, since good sci-fi is multifacted and unified. It's a nice sub, though, altogether. Go to Comment
Archibald Ganse
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mercantile)
Dozus's comment on 2013-02-27 10:46 PM
I'm sorry I missed this before. A great story for the little mining town of Ganse. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)
Dozus's comment on 2016-12-08 07:40 AM
Very Jason-and-the-Argonauts-y. I assume that's intended, since you specifically call him a bronze age hero. It's a well-done outline of a classical character. Go to Comment
Peto Specimen, The Bleeding King
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
Dozus's comment on 2006-11-24 11:15 AM
A very interesting revolutionary. Only two real complaints: 1) the name Mently Wave does absolutely nothing for me, and 2) a few grammatical errors/awkward sentences in the post. The concept, however, is fascinating. Good work. Go to Comment
Annoying Cursed items
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Cursed)
Dozus's comment on 2006-11-12 09:11 PM
The Collector's Scabbard

This unusual scabbard is made of fine crystal, being perfectly clear so as to show the blade, but is also incredibly sturdy. The scabbard is gilt with platinum on the edges and chape, and a gold inlay on the throat. It is well known to keep swords in perfect condition, even cleaning rust, dirt, and gore from any blade inserted into it. The scabbard is also enchanted to be fully adjustable, fitting anything from the smallest arthame to the broadest of zweihanders.

Unfortunately, as a user of the scabbard will quickly discover, the blade is nearly impossible to remove. The scabbard is somewhat self-aware, and it loves keeping things in mint condition. Any attempts to remove a sword from the scabbard will be met with firm resistance. Furthermore, if and when a sword is forcibly removed, it will immidiately lose its luster, a thick layer of rust consuming the steel. Depending on the quality of the metal, the blade could be permenantly damaged. Go to Comment
Annoying Cursed items
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Cursed)
Dozus's comment on 2006-11-12 11:28 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Beard of the Magus
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2006-11-08 10:48 PM
Heh, nice. Go to Comment
Mastabah Island
Locations  (Ruins)   (Water)
Dozus's comment on 2012-11-01 02:08 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Fantasy Drinking
Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2006-11-01 09:59 AM
Toejuice is not a drink for the faint of heart or stomach. A thick drink, it is brewed in a fashion similar to mead. During the fermentation process, various fungi are added to the mixture and ferment themselves. The results vary according to what fungi are added when; being a folk drink from varying parts, there is no one recipe. As such, one is advised to be cautious in selecting a brewer to purchase from: using the wrong fungi can result in bad trips, severe illness, or death.

Though the myriad communities that manufacture toejuice disagree, the beverage was probably discovered by the woodsmen of Andrelil Forest. Rain almost constantly falls in Andrelil, creating a rich diversity of fungi. The namesake of toejuice likely comes from the fact that the most popular fungi used is found growing from the bottom of trees where it is easily trod upon by passerby. Go to Comment
Fantasy Drinking
Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2006-11-01 10:00 AM
Pröst! Go to Comment
Tamford Turleygood, the Bedlamite Prophet
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
Dozus's comment on 2006-10-31 12:53 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
What Has It Got in Its Pocketses?
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2006-10-31 12:51 PM
One could get plenty of uses out of this one. Go to Comment
What Has It Got in Its Pocketses?
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2006-11-02 03:46 PM
53. A small tea set made from clay, perhaps a child's toy.

54. A booklet bound in flexible wood. It appears to be a calendar written in a foreign language.

55. A large homespun sack full of... empty sacks.

56. An empty wine bottle. The label suggests it was a very fine foreign wine in an excellent vintage.

57. A pair of very thick eyeglasses. One of the lenses is cracked

58. A sketchbook full of bizzare pornography ("Can an female orc even do that?")

59. A bright red toga covered in what appear to be oil stains.

60. A finely crafted amulet made from pewter with a large blue gem in the center. The gem turns out to be glass.

61. A ritualistic dagger with an undulating blade and an engraving of a lion's head on the pommel. The blade is inscribed with the word "SUMUHO". It breaks very easily.

62. A medium-sized bag made of leather. Inside the bag is a wet cotton pouch. Inside that are eyeballs of varying species.

63. A packet of parchments filled with badly written poetry.

64. A cork box filled with fishing tackle. Go to Comment
What Has It Got in Its Pocketses?
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2007-03-24 10:55 PM
117. A brick.
118. A very large woman's brazziere.
119. A set of carved soapstone animals. They are very well made, but you've never seen animals that look like these.
120. A wooden binder that is filled with coins from many different countries and time periods. It must be someone's collection.
121. A waterskin filled with (presumably once alive) minnows and goldfish.
122. Twenty or so flyers. They are religious tracts condemning the local faith in favor of some new cult.
123. A small lap dulcimer with all its strings. It is badly out of tune.
124. A hat made from some furry animal's hide. You look ridiculous wearing it.
125. A physician's handbook with diagrams of skeletal, muscular, and organ systems. Nearly every page has handwritten notes on it. Go to Comment
Periccus vine
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)
Dozus's comment on 2006-10-29 09:12 PM
A nice twist on the "fake death" drug and "heightened awareness" drug. Go to Comment
The Old Warhorse
Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)
Dozus's comment on 2013-01-09 01:34 PM
This is a great little plotline. While specific to the Firefly universe, there's no reason it couldn't be adapted to fit other sci-fi universes (e.g., Old Leatherbeat is an Old Republic general who went into hiding when the Empire came into power). But the lovely little details make me want to keep it a Firefly plot. Go to Comment
Firefly Ships
Items  (SpaceShips)   (Non-Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2006-10-28 02:31 PM

The now-bankrupt Wu Jyu Zheng Industries was famous for their unconventional designs and systems formats that were incompatible with most other hardware. Though it turned out to be the downfall of the corporation, an entire underground industry grew around providing third-party parts, software, and systems for WJZ ships. The most successful and popular of these is the J-419 combat vessel, known to most as the Barracuda.

The ship's nickname comes from its narrow, sleek design and distinctive hull pattern, which consists of overlapping metal scales. Designed as a fighter, it is well endowed with 2 twin laser cannons, twin torpedo tubes, chaff countermeasures, and a point-defense laser system that can target incoming warheads. The standard package targeting system software is surprisingly thorough, though many pilots prefer their own customized versions. Designed for a pilot and gunner, the ships are easily adaptable for smuggling and even light freight at the expense of weaponry.

The real downfall of the Barracuda is its lack of defense. The hull plating is sturdy, but lacks efficient heat dispersion. The scaled armor is designed to shed individual scales when they take enough damage, but that system often malfuctions, sometimes causing the scales to overheat and explode. The deflector shield is distressingly weak, often the butt of jokes by pilots. Heat sinking is also a problem, though a number of third-party engineers provide better dispersion systems. The Barracuda does have the advantage of being very swift and manueverable, but its flight control systems are less than intuitive; many pilots who refit their Barracudas change the flight systems first as a rule. Go to Comment
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