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City Image - Calanderas
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Dozus's comment on 2012-10-29 11:17 AM
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City Image
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Dozus's comment on 2011-05-10 07:45 AM


I've been meaning to do one of these for a long time. It's really a great template: simple, straight-forward, effective. Our city submissions are better off for having this model.


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Dozus's comment on 2013-01-08 01:41 PM
Was just thinking up wetlands vegetation and stumbled on this. Very nicely done. Go to Comment
Scrasamax's Guide to Orcs
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)
Dozus's comment on 2013-01-11 09:50 PM
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Funeral Gold and Grave Silver
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Dozus's comment on 2012-12-06 06:43 AM
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The Monroi
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2014-02-26 08:14 AM
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Ru-Men
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)
Dozus's comment on 2012-10-31 01:43 PM
Well, it's an interesting idea. But now I'm incredibly curious about how they reproduce. Go to Comment
Ru-Men
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)
Dozus's comment on 2012-11-01 06:23 AM
To quote: "Ru-Men have four sexes- males, females, armales, and igmales, all of whom are necessary for the production of young Ru-Men (who are born live)".

So evidently, no eggs. But my bigger question is the four sexes. Multiple genders aren't that unusual among some hive insects, but even then only two mate.

Where's the ol' Cap'n to explain hisself when you need him? Go to Comment
Plaza of the Bell
Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2011-05-26 01:42 PM
Neat! In a torture-y kind of way. Go to Comment
The Urwhor- A New Look At Orcs
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2012-10-29 11:24 AM
The discussion this sparks is the best part for me. An HoH to revive rethinking old trops. Go to Comment
Prehena
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)
Dozus's comment on 2014-10-14 08:24 AM
The idea is sort of fairy-talish, I think, which I like. Go to Comment
Church of The One
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)
Dozus's comment on 2011-04-25 12:17 PM


Hm. I'm having a hard time putting into words down precisely what I take issue with here. I think it's the implausability of such a "church". I think it's because it's not so much a "church" as a philosophical get-together. If I get your gist, the theological-metaphysical theory here is that all things are a part of the Truth and are all equally legitimate, so the goal of the priests is to gather as much knowledge about "other" religions as they can (if "other" is the right word here, since the implication is they're all part of the same metaphysical idea).



That in itself is a nice idea, and I'd like to see that run. What I'm kind of bogged down with is why these priest-philosophers would bother pretending they're organized together. You pretty well state there's no central authority, or really any central tenet aside from "there is no one way". If that is so, then why are they going around Speaking/preaching these different ways? And even if they are, why come up with the circles and ranks? Given their ultimate goal (Oneness), the ranks and organization, scant as it is, seem to be ancillary at best and a stumbling block at worst.



If I'm missing the gist of it, please say so. But I have a hard time finding the need for the organization. The "these Are Our Churches" codex seems mostly just a freetext for religious ideas. That's fine and well if that's the case, but it seems a merely a meager justification for the Church of The One to exist. In terms of a unifying church for all faiths, I just don't buy it. 



All that said, the idea of The One philosophy as a theologically underpinning is interesting, and I'd like to see more of it fleshed out. I'm counting myself as "not getting it" and will spare you my vote. I'd like to read more about it, however, just with a more engaging explanation for it.


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Kitchen Gods- Modern Day Deities
Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)
Dozus's comment on 2006-07-25 08:09 AM
Hard Drive Gnomes - These miniscule illusionists and mechanics keep computer hard drives functioning, and ensure all processes and programs run as they ought. They vary in disposition and skill, and tend to become frazzled and senile in their older age. When fresh and happy, the gnomes keep a computer running smooth and fast. Gnomes that become surly for whatever reason can wreak havoc on operating systems, causing program failures, cascading errors, and malfunctioning hardware. Aging or tired gnomes function just as poorly, though not maliciously. Gnomes do not like to be overworked and it is wise to shut down a computer every now and then to grant them some rest. Go to Comment
Antiago spear
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Dozus's comment on 2012-12-07 02:05 PM
I like this a lot. The idea of warrior poems is reminiscent of British poets after the Great War. The haikus make it short and sweet enough to put them in a game, too. Go to Comment
Silver Star Campus
Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2012-10-31 05:59 AM
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Garg's Gladiators
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Area)
Dozus's comment on 2012-10-30 01:50 PM
Well, as Cheka pointed out, it's Spartacus the Orc, and I'm a sucker for subs influenced by history. But I feel like there's not much to this. Who is Garg? What are his motivations? When you say he "reacts is largely dependent on how the PCs treat him and under what circumstances they first meet" - what do you mean? Is he looking for allies, might he consider them treats? Offer some options.

It's an okay idea seed, but it's missing details that would make it interesting. As is, it's just sort of "meh" for me. Flesh to bones and it'd be great. Go to Comment
Dozus's comment on 2006-07-06 09:08 AM
This could be a great codex/scroll for minor characters. Why not make it an actual codex? Go to Comment
Biblos Quarter
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Dozus's comment on 2012-11-05 01:32 PM
It's a neat study in what could happen to a powerful religious/philosophical center after a revolution like your Reformation. I like it as a scaffolding on which to build other happenings to fit into a setting. Go to Comment
A Holy Book - 1
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)
Dozus's comment on 2014-03-20 07:16 AM
Clever. I feel like this would be better as a stub than a full sub, since it's just sort of a single twist of an idea, but I still like it. Go to Comment
Books
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2006-05-25 08:14 AM
The Diadache of the Acolytes of Dalraaen
An ancient book that describes the earliest practices and teachings of the Order of Dalraaen. The book dates back to the Order's founding and is said to have been written by The Hearer, the prophet who first heard Dalraaen's call. It explains who Dalraaen is and his purpose; namely, he is the embodiment of justice and he brings order to the fallen world. The first half of the book is pure theology, while the second half regards rules and practices. The book describes how to set up a court (the Order's version of a church), how to seek priests for the Order, the proper way to run a trial. This book would be of interest to clerics or monks, perhaps historians, and followers of Dalraaen; a religiously unaffiliated warrior would find the theology too heady and the rules too repetitive. Go to Comment
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