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Steamery - A type of magic
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)
Dozus's comment on 2012-12-06 07:42 AM
I like the discussion in here as much as the sub. Go to Comment
Runecasting - Dwarven Magics
Systems  (Mystical)   (General)
Dozus's comment on 2006-02-01 05:07 PM
Fury Rune

A rune for the warplain. Made from the blood of a slain comrade, the runecaster applies the rune to the forehead of himself or an ally. The rune creates a bloodlust in its target, giving +1d4 and increased speed at the cost of -1d4 dexterity. The warrior berserks across the battlefield for a maximum of 10 minutes. Go to Comment
A Compendium of Tavern Names
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2013-01-15 07:38 AM
A fine listing, here. Go to Comment
A Compendium of Tavern Names
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2013-01-15 07:54 AM

The Blue Lagoon - A real wet bar, actually built in and on a small lagoon. The bar proper is a raft and the tables are tethered docks. It's mostly all show, and the drinks are quite poor for the price.

The Quartermaster - Established by a retired captain of His Majesty's Army, this tavern is frequented by military veterans and soldiers on leave. Talk is often political, sometimes heated, though fights are relatively rare under the old captain's strict orders.

The Stoned Philosopher - A political club under the guise of a trendy bar. Fairly bourgeois, stocked more with finer-drinking liqueurs than working class ale. Philosophical discussions groups meet regularly as though at a salon, but are curious of foreigners and happily take on anyone wanting to talk.

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When Gamers go BAD! #2 Roleplayers
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)
Dozus's comment on 2011-05-06 11:46 AM
Music during a game
Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Dozus's comment on 2006-06-04 02:22 PM
Mozart's Requiem Mass is great for dramatic moments. I especially like Dies Irae; I believe it was used in X-2 in the opening fight scene.

I also like Japanese taiko drums for Asian settings, though you could make them work for plenty of other stuff, too. Go to Comment
City Image - Sand City
Locations  (City)   (Water)
Dozus's comment on 2012-11-01 09:28 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
City Image - Calanderas
Locations  (City)   (Plains)
Dozus's comment on 2012-10-29 12:17 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
City Image
Locations  (City)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2011-05-10 08:45 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 02:41 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 10:50 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Funeral Gold and Grave Silver
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Dozus's comment on 2012-12-06 07:43 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Monroi
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Dozus's comment on 2014-02-26 09:14 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Ru-Men
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)
Dozus's comment on 2012-10-31 02:43 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 07:23 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 02:42 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 12:24 PM
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 09:24 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 01:17 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 09:09 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
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