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The Ruins of Oldport
Locations  (Ruins)   (Plains)
Dozus's comment on 2014-10-15 11:46 AM
I really like this. The idea of a city that only appears during certain times isn't new, but this is a great spin on it.

To make sure I'm understanding it right: is the night city, which is made of "light and magic," able to be interacted with by physical means? Could I go into the wizard tower at night and browse the lab? Or is it illusory, just a holograph of sorts?

Either way, this is well done. Go to Comment
30 Dragon Flavours
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2014-10-14 11:04 AM
What a great variety. Brings the idea of dragonhood into creatures beyond big scary lizards. I especially like the mammalian dragon, ice dragon, pen dragon.

So does the woolly dragon actually shoot hair out as a breath weapon? Go to Comment
30 Dragon Flavours
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2014-10-14 01:31 PM
Okay, I just reread it. You said the *cloth* spun from dragon wool breathes like cotton, not that the *dragon* actually breathes cotton. Understood now. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)
Dozus's comment on 2014-10-13 10:10 AM
Very clever! Go to Comment
It's A Gone World
Locations  (World)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2014-10-13 10:13 AM
It's an interesting idea, but I feel like it's too vast to explore well in a 100. Go to Comment
Impossible Iron
NPCs  (Campaign)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Dozus's comment on 2014-10-13 10:18 AM
An origin story in the classical style, done very well.

I agree and disagree with Aramax. He does sound sort of heroic - his motivation isn't that different from, say, Captain Planet - but that begs the question as to the difference between a hero and a villain. Is it intention? Motivation? Action? Costume? Goatee? Go to Comment
Impossible Iron
NPCs  (Campaign)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Dozus's comment on 2014-10-13 01:21 PM
Galvanization Boy? The Chromium Kid? Go to Comment
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Dozus's comment on 2014-10-08 03:01 PM
Practical, straight-forward, a little intimidating to see an opponent sprout more limbs suddenly. Go to Comment
The Heads of Zaid
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2014-10-03 08:59 AM
A nice moai equivalent for a fantasy setting. I wonder how/if a Zaid could be reanimated, either to continue as sentries or be questioned by those seeking ancient truths. Go to Comment
Navarch Ariana Sterngood
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Dozus's comment on 2014-10-02 10:32 AM
Interesting. Kind of an Ender Wiggin in a jar. Go to Comment
Imbrian Culture
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Trans World)
Dozus's comment on 2014-09-08 09:10 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)
Dozus's comment on 2014-08-29 11:13 AM
You condense a lot into this handy list. I like the stories hinted at in the "Favors." Go to Comment
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
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       By: ephemeralstability

A little way up the narrow valley, before they reach the woods, the PCs notice the squat, tumbledown buildings by the riverside. They are hardly big enough for a human to stand in, and the complex cogs and shafts that occupy the central cavity of one of the buildings are perplexing. What were these buildings? And how safe are they to explore?

Alternatively a desolate place is the perfect setting for a derelict chapel or croft. There needn't be any actual physical encounter involved, but it adds atmosphere to a place to see its dead history. For instance, in the Outer Hebrides there are whole deserted villages which were razed to the ground by the English during the Clearances. Such stories give a setting authenticity and character.

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