I always had a problem commenting if I didn't have anything new to add. Some of the best ideas here are analyzed brilliantly by the "regulars". Besides, I wouldn't say much against any idea. All of them are useful to someone, somewhere.
"Even the fool may be counted among the wise... until he opens his mouth and removes all doubt." Go to Comment
The journal entries are outstanding. The idea is very good. Alex is always on top of his game. As a suggestion, I would edit the references to the D6 die to make it more generic to other game systems, but I don't suppose any intelligent GM would fail to adapt. Go to Comment
Outstanding submission. Almost as good as the purse. The purse was just a smidge better because it was totally simple yet truly unimaginable. Nobody but Nobody thought of it before! (Sorry.) This broom is similar to the Japanese "War Fan" concept (a folding metal fan that worked well as a nightstick) and is not beyond previous imagination. It also is more complex.
Still, the back-story is, as usual, top-quality, and it adds cumulatively to the previous submission. Can't wait for the next creation from Dr. No. Go to Comment
I like trolls (mine is named Grumple), so I was interested in your items. Obviously regeneration and a certain lack of glamour are requisites for such "treasures", but I would have liked some more detail in your back story, and a little more development in the items themselves. Good creative writing (you) and good reading (us) makes everything more fun. Anyway, that's my opinion. Thanks for the ideas. Go to Comment
Outstanding. And perfectly written, to boot. Well, almost perfect... I had to get to the examples before I understood it. If you ever rewrite your submission, put a good example or two at the top to make it clear from the first. Just a suggestion.
And keep that clasp away from me! As bad as my personality may be, I don't want to take chances with someone else's. Go to Comment
I would add that horses take an enormous, just enormous amount of time and care, in addition to the food you mentioned. My sister-in-law has time for nothing else outside of her job, as well as my niece. Both horse nuts. They spend approximately $5000 US per year per horse, and it's only that cheap because they do all the work besides the medical stuff themselves.
My niece's Percheron (a big draft horse) is an eating machine. It weighs over 1200 pounds. My sister-in-law's Arabian, a racing horse, eats only half as much. The monster horse is docile and easy to ride. The little Arabian will kill you to go full tilt if it can get away with it.
Interestingly, both are now trained in dressage, and can perform fancy moves that are unbelievable. Especially the Percheron. It is the "darling" of the spectators when it shows up to compete, especially with the teenage girl on its enormous back.
I have also watched rodeo horses that seem to think faster than their riders when roping steer or calves. It is amazing to see these quarterhorses "cut" a huge, heavy, and angry bull from a herd of cattle, hold it independently while the rider dismounts and runs up to rope the furious critter, then slack off when the cowboy signals. Fantastic cooperation between man and animal. Go to Comment
I think Nobody's and DragonLord's comments of October 20 are the combination. Add some classic murder mystery to the classic roleplaying scenario with an evil twin. There is real potential there, I think. Works best with an experienced -- and perhaps bored -- band of players, since it is different. Go to Comment
I think Fflam would be wonderful in the hands of a DM with a good sense of humor. However, it would be too easy to make him either a Dobby or a Gollum clone, so a special dose of creativity and imagination are needed.
Always a pleasure to read your fine writing, Scras. Go to Comment
That is complicated. It would seem to be difficult to determine what is going on to a player who acquired this in a roleplaying game unless the DM were to provide some background or explanation. Probably I would not be good enough to moderate the use of such an item without really screwing it up, so I will leave this little goody to the experts. Go to Comment
Start a game with this item involved, take Nobody's music, endlessly loop it and play it quietly with dim lights when the music box is involved. Your players will never forget it. Truly a new level is reached. Go to Comment
Um, I just wanted to say that I didn't see your idea of a black spear until just now. Yours is admittedly a better idea than mine, but then you have a lot more experience at this sort of thing, from what I can tell. Perhaps I'll always be new at this site. Thanks. Go to Comment
Little Dark Locations (Forest/ Jungle)
Excellent to lighten up an otherwise mundane game. I would add that the feral Smurfs would attack anyone with a cat with a with horrible ferocity. At such times, some say they turn blue.
Also, although they breed like rabbits, their procreative activities are entirely mysterious, since there has never been but one single female Smurf observed, and she is obviously immature. Go to Comment
Seriously, some women who are top heavy, so to speak, find it difficult to engage in athletics. So this would be in great demand by older women or those who were busty. In addition, having something to flatten yourself without discomfort would make it easier when shooting a bow (or playing golf). An item like this, with suitable modifications, would help a fat man keep up with the young warriors, too. I always wondered how those "old" wizards managed to avoid a heart attack out there among the athletes. Now we know. Go to Comment
I was in a game with a GM that had a Masters in History, who made is a point to mention that the local peasants didn't have wheelbarrows. The rest of the players just shrugged that off but I knew that the GM was trying to tell us the peasants were on the knife edge of starvation.
All that from wheelbarrows? Yes, because before the invention of the wheelbarrow it took two men to carry that load. In it's time the wheelbarrow was the most explosive production multiplier that the peasantry could get their hands on.
This is worth two tips: One about the power of the Wheelbarrow and the other is the moral of the story...that people need to know the point you are trying to make.