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Beneath the Willow
Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-30 06:37 AM
Two thumbs up. A very thoughtful and intelligent quest.
You could also include philosophical/theological debate because of an incompatibility of beliefs the warrior held in his life and those of the Vale guardians. I am moved, and grant a 5. Go to Comment
puppy dog tail's suit
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-27 02:10 AM
Hey, this is positively cute! And can be lots of fun - especially the escape clause is great.

btw., didn't Squingle think about moving far, far away and changing his name into something like Max Power the Unfathomable? Just nitpicking... :D Go to Comment
Here Be Spiders!
Plots  (Hired)   (Encounter)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-22 01:30 AM
The basic idea is nice, though you might try to flesh it out a bit... Go to Comment
Shadows Curse
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-27 02:12 AM
I guess dear mOsOg was over-reacting ... some of my posts I thought earth-shattering and great recieved 3s and so on ... yes, I was not happy, but then, by posting an item here, I subject it to the judgment of others, whatever it may be Go to Comment
Sima Ling
NPCs  (Major)   (Religious)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-21 02:18 AM
A priesthood of death can be essential in easing the fear of death or dying, and helping overcome the pain ... they could even be experts at concocting drugs to ease pain, or help the dying spend their last days in a pleasant dream. "It does not hurt. You just fall asleep" ... and let me tell you, the relatives would be much happier to see a smiling great-grandfather in his deathbed, than one half-mad with the pain of cancer devouring his body.
They also could teach the old the way of the underworld, and how to plead before the final judgment, or for a better reincarnation.

While Sima's assassinations are reasonable (she sends them to be judged by Anubis for their misdeed), I rather doubt that she'd murder them brutally - I think she'd make one clean cut, or use a garotte, or poison, but she would not want to see them suffer. Go to Comment
Sima Ling
NPCs  (Major)   (Religious)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-04-26 02:40 PM
I think about a thread in the idea scroll: "Different looks at gods" ... re-defining the Gods of Death, the Sun, Love, War.. etc. Go to Comment
Forge
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-21 02:06 AM
Excellent. A villain should have a good reason to be so. Dehumanized mad killers are boring, while Forge has a vision... through evil bring forth good, through death life. A rotten forest that burns down only fertilizes the soil for new growth, right?

5/5 Go to Comment
Bloody Smile
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Criminal/Espionage)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-05-04 01:33 AM
Well he is interesting, but quite difficult to interact with. There is a limited number of purposes he can be used for...
He can be: scary, pitiable, repulsive
The plots are: buy his service, protect his victim to be, and: help him be free.
Hm.
Certainly a good alternative assassin, and a strong image that will burn in player's minds...
For more inspiration, try Luis Royo's III Millenium Go to Comment
Jenya
NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-19 01:58 PM
It could be a joint venture! A reasonable and credible character, and perhaps the only sane person on the Swiftbolt... Go to Comment
The Eye of Riches
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-19 02:05 PM
A thought... it will display the nearest valuable thing ... valuable to WHOM? Unless the user has freat self-control and wisdom ,it might show teddies lost by (now helplessly sobbing) children, displaced wedding rings - or even a heap of dung, if the patch picks up the needs of a dung-beetle or fly. It was meant to serve Mr. Evil Eye after all... Go to Comment
Ember, Disciple of the Wind
NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-17 04:57 PM
Thanks, thanks a lot! Next, we want to see... the Paladin... yesss, my precioussss, the palladin.

As for Esther - she is not as lost as Regdar and Mialee. It could even be a great roleplaying opportunity for a PC priest, pally or monk, either a very reasonable man or a strong lady, teaching Esther that the perfection consists of an unity between mind and body, Just bodily perfection is not enough.

Or, the PCs could try to achieve a delicate mission, with combat being absolutely useless, even detrimental to it, and with Esther interfering.

A well-written char, thus 4 of 5 Go to Comment
the Upheld Lantern
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Cursed)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-16 03:08 AM
Interesting. Most interesting. A little uber, but a great way to kill a power gamer... the monk could be an undead, but unthreatening. Just holding the lantern. Why? :D Go to Comment
the Upheld Lantern
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Cursed)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-16 05:29 AM
Does it go *BOOM* if it is hung on a hook? Go to Comment
the Upheld Lantern
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Cursed)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-17 02:18 AM
Well then, that's the risk, isn't it? hehehehehehe... no, I mean, I'm rather hesitant in killing off PCs, but THIS would be amusing. For the GM, of course. Go to Comment
Winter's Cap
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-15 06:48 AM
Reminds me of... I've got a nice cool Kelt in my fridge. It should not go unpilfered, I say!
4/5 Go to Comment
Mialee the Beautiful
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-14 01:33 AM
you know, this is the same tune you played to Regdar. I know, they fit well together, but the similarities are too great (most of all the 'a wizard doing most of the spellcasting for her') - I'd say she might be a competent wizard, prone to flaunting her power and humbling male wizards ('you call THAT demon summoning?! I will show you the real stuff...' - this could lead to a great plot is a few seconds later, she said 'oh, ... crap') Go to Comment
Redgar the Valiant
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-13 02:23 AM
Laugh-out-loudly! I certainly enjoyed this one, moreso given the fact that you used the default DnD warrior's name :D

I certainly will try to use this one to put a dent into the pride of my PCs one day.
Thus 5/5 Go to Comment
Redgar the Valiant
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-08-31 06:52 AM
Actually, this guy has a scifi brother - Zapp Brannigan from Futurama. Go to Comment
The Omen of Fire
Plots  (Discovery)   (Multi-Storyline)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-01-30 04:01 AM
Now, what if the comet was a recurring event - returning since its first appearance regularly, and the malevolent effects - not only people being mad, but also magical fallout and the like - it brings becoming more severe with every return? Go to Comment
Lenses of Llorn
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-13 02:19 AM
Hey, most magic items will be made by wizards, as there is little risk of Joe the Farmboy suddenly enchanting his plow. Thus, the 'wizard made it' is the default setting, and unless you want the very creation of the item to be special, assume 'a wizard made it'.

But the spin on the classic story is great! We should make more such things, like screwing up Snow White or The Little Mermaid... Go to Comment
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