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30 Sea-bottom Encounters
Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)
Dozus's comment on 2014-08-29 11:14 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Beans - Magic Beans!
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2014-08-15 12:47 PM
Oh, I like this one a lot. It takes an old trope and leads it down so many potential roads. Go to Comment
Balor's Embrace
Items  (Armor)   (Cursed)
Dozus's comment on 2014-08-06 12:14 AM
Can't speak for Val, but for myself, the following come to mind:
- Who's Balor? Yeah yeah, evil god, but they're a dime a dozen. What makes him stand out?
- Who's Waylan? Why is he hexed?
- Once Waylan made said armor, who used it? How? What became of it? Go to Comment
Heraldry of the Underworld
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)
Dozus's comment on 2014-08-05 11:57 PM
I was going to ask in what capacity a thieves' guild or the like would even use heraldry. I should think those in the underworld generally don't want to be caught and would avoid using distinct symbols for themselves. And where would they put it? I can't see a thief with a banner.

But Val and Cheka give some solid potential uses. I could also see it used in a crime lord's parlor (crime lords have parlors, yes?) where it could show his or her prestige.

At the very least, the ideas are thought out and interesting. Go to Comment
Temple Order: Kord
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Area)
Dozus's comment on 2016-10-04 09:47 AM
I like the Q&A format of this. It would be a handy primer to any religious institution. Go to Comment
The Cup that Floweth Over
Plots  (Mystical)   (Side-Quest)
Dozus's comment on 2015-03-17 07:18 AM
A nice demonstration of how one little magic item can wreck a whole village. Well done. Go to Comment
Bannington Lapur LRTI AA
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
Dozus's comment on 2014-05-08 10:38 AM
A solid sub that fits the 100 word limit well. It's fairly standard in terms of mechanics - big gun, long cool down, used on craft - but you cover a lot of ground in the space provided. Go to Comment
Evolutionary Theology
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)
Dozus's comment on 2014-04-28 09:24 AM
I'm not sure either, but I'm glad it did. This has some great bones for world building. I think your categories of faiths are broad enough to extend beyond Western-style religions. I think you've covered roughly all the major world religions in here.

I like the mention of syncretism in Unified Paganism. Syncretism is fascinating to me, diverse and myriad faiths adopting each other's gods and practices. I'd like to see more of that discussed in this article, but that's probably personal bias. Go to Comment
18 Gifts from Elder Gods, Outer Gods, and Cosmic Horrors
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Dozus's comment on 2014-04-26 09:16 PM
The Ancient Ones are not bound by your mortal numbers. Indeed, their 18 is superior to your human 30. You could not begin to comprehend the Cosmic 30.

A fine selection presented here. I like the the "gifts" are not so often physical things but abominable curses. Go to Comment
7 More Reasons Why Not Everyone is a Magic User
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)
Dozus's comment on 2014-02-07 07:02 AM
Magic always has a price. All magic dealings are essentially "deals with the devil" in that they cost the user some part of themselves or something/one they hold dear.

Magic brings age. The reason why wizards always have long, flowing beards? Using magic takes years off of one's life. Powerful users rarely make it past 30.

Magic is socially unacceptable. Sorcerers are more than just feared, they're hated, even hunted. Why risk using magic when you'll wind up cut off from society? Go to Comment
My Taalkastin Boatman
NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)
Dozus's comment on 2014-10-06 11:00 AM
I'm bumping this because it's so great. Go to Comment
My Taalkastin Boatman
NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)
Dozus's comment on 2014-04-01 07:32 AM
Any bias of using my own setting aside, I absolutely loved this. The narrative had me riveted from the opening lines to the last, and even though the ending was alluded to in the intro, I was still surprised by it.

You give a better characterization for a brutal, animalistic humanoid than I could have hoped for, as well as built very nicely on the skeleton outline of Swynmoor errata I provided.

Very well done. Go to Comment
Golden Golem
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2014-03-24 10:30 PM
The overall idea is eminently practical - a walking deposit box. The profile face thing is pretty clever, too. Go to Comment
Valadaars First Submission Advice
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)
Dozus's comment on 2014-03-11 04:10 PM
This is good starter advice. The content suggestions aren't bad, though as you say it's hard to set iron-clad rules for content. A first-time poster would do well to follow this advice.

I'm almost taking the "Self-named Characters" issue as a challenge, since Dozus was one of my first fantasy RP character, but on further review I remember he's a Drizzt clone and better left unspoken of. Go to Comment
The Vile Vial
Items  (Potion)   (Villanous)
Dozus's comment on 2014-03-11 04:12 PM
Did you take it from in-work to regular? That spits it out onto the front page.

I think this might have been better left a 100. It's short and kind of fun, but for a full sub it doesn't have a lot to it. Go to Comment
Gravediggers' Legacy
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Combat)
Dozus's comment on 2014-03-11 04:16 PM
Sentient shovel sub is a go! I always like animated objects that do their own thing, and this one has a nice background.

It would be interesting if instead of or in addition to burying folk, they dug them up. You go into a cemetery one morning to find all the coffins uncovered, with no trace of the perpetrators. Go to Comment
My Last Crop of Humans
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Dozus's comment on 2014-03-04 11:32 AM
Bro, I feel like you're picking a quarrel where there ain't one. Go to Comment
My Last Crop of Humans
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Dozus's comment on 2014-03-04 08:30 AM
It does have a nice flow to it, and it's interesting to hear the historical perspective, as it were.

I'm with Silver on the ending. I'm sure it's purposefully ambiguous and the reader is supposed to read between the lines, but it is a bit abrupt. A little more to it would help wrap things up. Go to Comment
7 Royal Courts
Locations  (Establishment)   (Plains)
Dozus's comment on 2014-02-28 08:04 PM
I was wondering how you could do seven of these. I figured either you'd have too much detail, something that would need to be in a 30, or too little diversity. But you hit just the right mark. It's a good variety, broad enough to drop into any aristocracy but varied enough to provide very different flavors for the various monarchies a setting might have.

The only typo I see is in #5, which I believe is spelled "Debauched."

This is a great 7: it sates the palette, neither overstuffed nor unsatisfied, but the perfect amount. Well done. Go to Comment
Lescelina the Witch Queen
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Religious)
Dozus's comment on 2014-02-26 01:04 PM
I was researching Nahuatl and read a terribly interesting article on disfrasismo (http://celia.cnrs.fr/FichExt/Am/A_22_03.htm). I figured since I was borrowing heavily from Mesoamerican culture for the Kanaarites, I'd try my hand at imitating it. I'm not thrilled with it, but I kind of like the style. Go to Comment
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The "Temporary" Monarch

       By: Cheka Man

The monarch used to have absolute powers until the disappearance of King Henry V. A "temporary" replacement was put on the throne to hold it until King Henry returned, and he would have only one vote on the governing council of nobles and no other powers except persuasion. More then 50 years have passed since then and everyone knows King Henry is almost certainly dead-but the nobles don't want to go back under the rule of an absolute monarch, so the kingship is only "temporary" until King Henry V returns to take back his throne.

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