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Watcher
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Sentient)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-07-24 02:52 AM
I would just love to see the PCs figure THIS out. I'd bet that 95% of gaming groups would give up, and dismiss Watcher as just another botched crysstal ball. :D Go to Comment
Granitbiten
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-05-11 06:37 AM
This is a very believable character that can be included in numerous plots, not epic but still great.
A stylish villaing can have an unstylish Granitbiten to take the punches for him; given Granitbiten's irksome nature, PCs are bound to run into conflict with him sooner or later.

Two thumbs up, meh likes.
5/5 Go to Comment
Click aka The Orb of Entry
Items  (Other)   (Sentient)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-07-14 09:37 AM
This thing is DANGEROUS! You noticed? While Corvus surely would have created such a thing/person out of convenience, the item is ill-suited for most campaigns due to the danger it poses in any but molten-to-a-puddle state. Some things are locked for a reason, and some things MUST be free. Imagine someone locking one of the wheels of time... *shivers* a 4. Go to Comment
A Gaggle of Wizards
Plots  (Duty)   (Multi-Storyline)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-07-12 06:02 AM
Much alike it happenes too often in the real world: a band of people who will not be content with minding their own business go out there and restrict your right to make your own choice, imposing their morality upon you, their way, their views. All that matters is that they have popolar support.
Stamping out anything that is different (or aberrant, as they would say) they extinguish individulaism and ingenuity for the sake of stiftling conformity.
Like it was once forbidden to worship anyone but God, like a woman was forbidden to vote, like being homosexual was punishbe by death.
Nice, eh?

Foiling the plans of the self-righteous, holier-than-thou Civic Whizzards could make for a satisfying campaign! Let us kick some bigot arse! Go to Comment
A Gaggle of Wizards
Plots  (Duty)   (Multi-Storyline)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-07-14 09:32 AM
A 4 by the way :D Go to Comment
Matsuro Hana
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-07-13 11:46 AM
Okay, a psionic japanese ninja/thief who is described as dishonored, heartless, blah. Why a japanese name? Because, though it might not fit, it is kawaii, right?
All in all, I can say for sure that I will not use this chap in any of my campaigns. He ain't got no real goals, and seems pretty bland. Coupled with the pretty excessive martial arts, and, to add munchkinism, psionic, he earns a 2 on my scale. Go to Comment
Julian and Romiette
Plots  (Discovery)   (Mini-Campaign)
EchoMirage's comment on 2006-04-02 01:56 PM
Updated: re-cathegorized Go to Comment
The Arrow That Always Killed
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-06-30 11:35 AM
I do not see any apparent flaws with this item. It has great story potential, a dark past, dark present and dark future. Such a tragic item - a person may actually shake incontrollably even if required to but hold it. While cursed, there sure are and will be times warranting its use, and people willing to use it. Does the gain outweigh the cost? You will not know until it is too late. Btw., I sure like Celenia with the ever-shifting eyes. Perhaps Manfred could post her, slightly changed (so that she still is around)? after long contemplation: 5/5 Go to Comment
Discipline
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-06-30 11:31 AM
While well-written, it is but another variation on the classical 'incompetent superior' plot. If there was some added twist, as why the prince is incompetent, a choice of successors for him, or the very same choice of successors strictly ruling out a removal of the prince (talking about lesser evils here). They could be even hired teachers for the prince, trying to bring him to at least average level. So: 3/5 Go to Comment
Raign the Kyton
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-06-29 04:34 PM
Actually a creative way to punish someone ... how did the demon lord know this was so bad? Perhaps he had a soul once before himself?
Anyway, this sure is not bad. Have to decide whether to give 3 or 4. Go to Comment
A Scarlet Thirst
Plots  (Mystical)   (Campaign)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-11-25 03:39 AM
That comes from telling you players about a page you frequently visit. "Whatcha lookin at, man?" "Strolen's, an RPG discussion forum." "Ey, dat's neat, I wanna too." Here you go. Now I can't post anything I intend to use :( Go to Comment
A Scarlet Thirst
Plots  (Mystical)   (Campaign)
EchoMirage's comment on 2006-04-02 01:57 PM
Updated: re-cathegorized Go to Comment
A Scarlet Thirst
Plots  (Mystical)   (Campaign)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-09-20 04:12 PM
I very much prefer antagonists which have a reason for doing what they do. One of my players once told me: "I find it hillarious that your bad guys are more reasonable than our supposed allies."
Which had of course nothing to do with the fact that the party were morally gray, with white and black blotches. Go to Comment
A Hero's Journey
Plots  (Nature)   (Single-Storyline)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-06-26 05:58 AM
I am overjoyed that you could elaborate the idea of a prince lost into something this large, and complete. Certainly, the players will twitch in their sleep for weeks.
I just wonder - what would happen if the players started hoarding the riches, or squabbling about stuff? The same fate that befell the nobles?
And what will happen if the players try to discover the source of the curse?

one point for each page, and two because its cool, minus one because it does not have enough were-pigeons gives a nice 5. Sure will try to use it. Go to Comment
The Staff of Random Magic
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-06-26 01:34 AM
Iron. It reads iron. Well - I am not at all intrigued by this item. Just another Wand of Wonder. One plus point because it was not INTENDED to be random, but still. If you KNEW which spell you got when you pushed a button, just could not decide before caating, then it would be a nice and useful item - you could target the lightning bolt, but would HAVE to cast it. If you got a healing spell, you might choose the one to heal - of little use when nobody is wounded...
Why cannot cast a mage a spell when he is swearing? Example "Bloody Ignishphaero Frikkin' Fireball you dorks!" It actually could burn HOTTER.
As it is written, nobody will ever use it. 3/5 Go to Comment
Princess Flora Tamerlaine
NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)
EchoMirage's comment on 2006-04-02 02:00 PM
Updated: re-cathegorized Go to Comment
Hums-to-Gods-in-Darkness
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-06-30 09:48 AM
"Even as their youthful souls were fleeing to the stars above, she gathered them and spun a greater mind of the matter, wiping all memories, but giving the potential for growth, learning and development." that is what I wrote. Break them down, merge the stuff, forge a new being. No memories, new personality. Go to Comment
Hums-to-Gods-in-Darkness
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-05-25 05:54 AM
I was thinking about this. What other backstory would you prefer, Capt'n? Perhaps you can write a sentient stone circle too... perhaps for your Taurzehin? Go to Comment
Hums-to-Gods-in-Darkness
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-06-09 12:45 PM
Hums-to-Gods-in-Darkness
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2006-04-02 02:01 PM
Updated: re-cathegorized Go to Comment
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