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NPCs  (Extras)   (Criminal/Espionage)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-10 07:55 AM
Just imagine that I don't wantch TV, dear anonymous. Most of all not American TV. Go to Comment
Leger de Main-Gauche
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-10 03:54 AM
There is no warning of invisibility, as the blade is there for all to see...
A nice idea... I cannot decide whether to rate 5 or 4, and thus (as I will use it :D)give a 5 Go to Comment
Leger de Main-Gauche
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-10 07:54 AM
As I understood it, it only masks the movements of the one arm, so that the body stance and sound might give it away.

As for seeing magic - check the GURPS advantages of Second Sight and Awareness, as well as spells Mage Sight and Mage Sense.
A very perceptive individual might see flaws in the illusion and discern it as such. Everything manmade is flawed, after all. Go to Comment
Snads of Time
Items  (Other)   (Sentient)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-10 03:50 AM
"GURPS - creatures of the night" had a similar idea, but the gear heaps were animated through soaking in the blood of innocents (yum!) and had a clock counting the time until the death of a being nearby...

the Snads are much more savoury and usable though. And a funny name to boot :D 5/5. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-10 03:45 AM
I forgot to mention:
The bell works only once for each person without much risk and work - using it more than once would be coupled with quite some risk - and Korrney was to lazy/cowardly to work on using it another time. As he is written, I doubt he would risk losing what he has for an uncertain gain... Go to Comment
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-11-23 10:39 AM
I did the capital error of giving him the link to this page... a fact I still regret, and long shall. Mea culpa. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-01-24 03:51 PM
Now, Korrney is greedy - while he will not use the clock again anytime soon, he will preserve it in case he trust himslef enough to give it another go, and raze a more populous city.
So, he's afraid to use it, but well aware of its potential, and unwilling to let it go. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-02-07 04:15 AM
To translate: Krishna's mage was changed into a kitty after being offensive (quite a bit) by an NPC closely resembling Korrney.

I guess he'd like to point out that Korrney was not able to find a bigger city to unleash the power of the clock in, plus he had a personal grudge against that one.
The last sentence's meaning eludes me too. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-08 09:37 AM
?I wonder who rated *this* with 5/5.?
I just cannot omit commenting on this one... the revenge thing is sooooo old. Where did he get those *bracers-of-no-arrows-sticking-out-of-my-arse* ?? Why has he got a piranha head? Who the hell are Eshal?

Another ruthless ass-ass-in post, another boring character. Go to Comment
Azriel Azur
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-06 12:52 PM
You know, Sentinel, quantity does NOT equal quality.

And while the Drow aren't hopeless, munchkins from all over the world do the same to them as they do to vampires - dres them in black and play them POORLY.
You know what? A friend of mine made how many? at least 3... Drow assassins ... they all sucked.

Not that a Drow would work for mere money for some filthy human, mind you. They see themselves as the Ubermenschen, and will not deal with such filth unless they must, if I am correct.

Drow can make for great cultured adversaries, tragic player characters (even while avoiding the Drizzt clichee) and interesting NPCs... but the heartless Drow assassin is so plain boring that zzzzZZZZzzzz

I'd give a 1/5, but: somehow the page is crazy again and states that I've already voted. Weird. Go to Comment
Bromine Lake
Locations  (Regional)   (Mountains)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-08 09:42 AM
There could be a lot of fun if someone diverted one of the rivers feeding the lake, or made a canal that would a good deal of the water to flow away.... or if an earthquake opened a canal to the sea...
Could make for a good plot - why yes, the water would be perfect to irrigate the BurntButtocks Desert, but we cannot scorch the world, now can we?
4/5 Go to Comment
Locations  (Forest/ Jungle)   (Regional)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-11-06 03:35 AM
Yeah, its pretty much alright. Go to Comment
Doomsday Item
Items  (Jewelry)   (Campaign Defining)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-06 06:47 AM
One thing to bore them all, one thing to chase them away
from the table of the GM they will by ennui be led astray.

Ack. Go to Comment
Saint Duncan
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-06-05 01:32 PM

I like how humble Saint Duncan was - and the message, that honest well-meaning and the will to do good work can leave a legacy.

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Haven Fortress
Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-04-05 03:40 AM
Just ruin the bridge and let them stay in. If the thousands of warriors lock themselves up and you prevent them from breaking out, you don't have to battle them AT ALL.
Many fortresses are meant to guard more than just the people within... Go to Comment
Haven Fortress
Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-04-05 10:36 AM
If you want treasure from an impenetrable fortress, it is easier to send thieves or a band of adventurers (=thieves) to do the job. Battling 15 000 paladins holed up in a castle? Not my idea of a well-spent time ;p Go to Comment
Haven Fortress
Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-06-24 02:38 AM
I always thought paladins were busy messing with worldly affairs all over the world: "Your goodness has been found not sufficient! Prepare to be smitten in a very holy way!"

So actually, I see them annoying -eh, aiding- the surrounding lands to no end :D Go to Comment
Haven Fortress
Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-06-25 03:36 PM
Dear Princess, that is called 'criticism'. He's not being abusive nor rude, he just plainly pointed out the flaws of this indeed rather weak post.
Am I abusing my freedom of speech if I say a movie is boring? Hardly so.
If a speech is boring, I will either leave or point out its lack of interesting content.
By posting here, all members subject their works to the judgement of others - it would serve no one if we talked like: "Oh, forgive me my intrusion, but in my opinion, though irrelevant it may be to you, the post about the Haven Fortress could use improvement, no insult intended." Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-03 07:41 AM
What will we get next? Griffon? Hydra?
the only problem with implementing such an item is that with less-than-perfect players, it would lead to endless debates about whether the character's acts are still within the bounds of VIRTUE.

anyway, I sure like it. Two thumbs up, plus happy smile on my face :D Go to Comment
Prince Graeme
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-02 06:50 AM
Interesting. A character with understandable goals ... why let others - fools, gluttons and cretins - run things when he can do much better, furtherin the common good, and as one says, one cannot make an omelette without smashing a few eggs.
Of course, some people may be horrified by his way of seeing peasants as numbers on paper, and rivals just obstacles to be overcome (but I guess he likes it when they put up at least SOME fight)...

A very interesting character, but you COULD have omitted the Yu-gi-oh reference, to be honest :D 4/5 Go to Comment
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Rescue the Prince

       By: Cheka Man

It is traditional for two warlike countries to each give their first-born royal prince as a hostage to each other to prevent war. One of the princes has been murdered, and the PCs have a few days to rescue the prince in the other country to save him from being executed and a bloodthirsty war from breaking out.

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