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Talari Eggs
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-23 09:04 AM


I have to echo the notion that stuff laying eggs into living people is nothing new.



Alas, what is new is the parasite eggs being used as a) torture b) delicacy c) both.



(If you added a little oomph! it would be very good, so it's okay.)



 


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10/30 Treefolk
NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-21 02:37 PM


Link my treemen here, too!


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10/30 Treefolk
NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-22 02:54 AM
Don't be a grumpy old treeman :) Go to Comment
30 Armored Vehicles
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-23 09:09 AM
Casey Scott Rogers
NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Natural)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-19 08:25 AM


I love the concept of a fractured North America as the playground for empires; do you have miore about that setting?



Also, what axlerowes said - what drives this man beside a Rincewind-esque survival instinct? (now that I think of it, they do have a fair share of common traits)

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Corpse Buds
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (City/ Ruin)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-13 03:13 AM


Okay, do I understand this correctly? The corpse bud animates dead people and makes them... hump other dead people?



If it's so, it's too much for me, and you should put up a warning in the post header. This thing is on the front page, and Strolen's is not marked as 'mature'.


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Corpse Buds
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (City/ Ruin)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-13 11:25 AM


Well, you don't need to censor it, just warn people. It's not like no one here wrote anything NSFW.

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Corpse Buds
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (City/ Ruin)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-16 04:50 AM
Well, because he already edited out the section about dead people bumping uglies with other dead people (at the time of your comment it was already gone). Go to Comment
30 Talking Magical Weapons
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-04 03:34 AM


Ok, most of them are annoying as hell, but would be excellent for a silly campaign :)



I like the Conservationist most: "You want me to strike a Half-Fiend Feral Elder Manticore? Do you have any idea how rare they are? Let's study it instead! Hey, Manticore, can we study your mating habits?"



The Racist and the Sexist could use an edit, though.



Namely, imagine, even non-white people can be racist (a novel thought!) - so its ideology should be based on the creator's. Also the whole "white people are racist" issue is so overdone to the point where one has to triple check what he's saying just to avoid being politically incorrect, to the point where almost anything can be turned into a race argument. Hence, this needs a little more thought.



Also, a sexist is not necessarily violent against women, so it rather should try to humiliate, disarm and spank female opponents rather than actually hurting them. Of course, lewd comments on female party members and derisive on any females outside a female role should be very frequent. For a spin: it may even be exceedingly gallant, courteous and proper around females who accept the traditional female role.


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30 Talking Magical Weapons
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-04 01:01 PM
Well, Nr2 could sound exactly like Lilarcor from Baldur's Gate 2. "Hands up, kiddies, who wants to die?" Go to Comment
Dame Michell Indira Blake
NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-09 06:46 AM


You know, what we have little of are PC-material character submissions (many of those submitted in days past were Mary Sues, hence frowned upon). Thus, added value right there. A solid write-up, ready to use.



(Player Chracter submissions should have their own tag, imho)


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The Physician Weldon
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-09 06:43 AM


The writing is superb. Delectable and scrumptious.



My sole objection: stealing others' youth to prolong your own is not necessarily new.



Anyways, a very useful piece, and a worthy addition Scras :)


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Prince Aloysius Ulman
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-09-28 07:34 AM


You know what? Have a five. Because this is a splendid portayal of paranoia - firmly rooted in reality, yet grown so far out there.


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The Unhinged Prince
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Political)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-09-26 10:08 AM


This is a very cinematic version of schizophrenia, and far more coherent and... constructive... than the usual thing. Also, more benevolent by a large margin.



Thus, you might consider avoid calling it such.



Alas, the writing is rather charming, and the character very useable in a game.



My thoughts? Call it simply madness, not by a diagnosis which it does not fit.


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The Unhinged Prince
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Political)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-09-26 10:34 AM
Schizophrenia does present with audiovisual hallucinations and a disconnection from reality, coupled with seeing patterns, messages and causality where there is none and inappropriate emotional response (these are the so-called plus-symptoms; the minus-symptoms are emotional shallowness, coma, reduced drive, etc.)

The "benevolence" comment was in connection with the clinical presentation of his ailment, not his benevolence.

Perchance, very much like real patients, his visions may become much more frequent and severe under duress - at peace, he is quite sane, but stressed, he's way 'out there.' Go to Comment
Sylvan Incubus Tree
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-09-22 03:00 AM


Roll Will save or die :)



I find the symbiosis aspect neat; the "uprooting and sitting on the victim" darkly comical. Which is a good thing.



You really could add a paragraph about nefarious uses of the fruit - perhaps people without a sense of smell are recruited to collect the fungus?



Finally, a question: why this name? I get the "sylvan" part...



(a solid 4, btw)


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Rubikon RT-4 Modular Tank
Items  (Transports)   (Combat)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-09-21 11:20 AM
It sure would explain the building speed of tanks in real-time strategy games... Go to Comment
Callandor Smart Torpedo
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-09-21 02:43 AM


Ghost Rider



(freely adapted from Weber's Honor Harrington series)



Space is cold, and any active engine stands out, free for all detection systems to see.



The Ghost Rider project is another approach to breach a MADDS, one requiring prolonged preparation ahead of each assault though.



The basic premise is simple: the Calandor torpedoes have to reach excessive speeds to be able to assault a MADDS, yet an active engine is a beacon, a target painted on the warhead. Hence, ideally you'd want a cold engine until the very last moment, and the highest possible speed. Impossible? No.



A Ghost Rider carrier will venture far outside a system to be assaulted, and launch Callandor torpedoes with another engine step, a huge detachable fuel depot in fact, nothing too fancy. Far outside, in the dead reaches of space, the torpedo will begin accelerating, careful calculations made to carry it towards the target at some point later.



The warhead will have accelerated to near light speed before it reaches the system, and then discard the add-on engine. It simply becomes a miniature piece of junk hurtling totowards its target in dead silence.



Only in closest proximity will it jump-start its engine, giving the defense system a fraction of a second to realize something is there before it detonates.



A swarm of classic Callandors launched this way is only slightly more expensive than the close-deployment version, and often is in fact deployed in concert with such: calculations are made to determine when the distantly deployed torpedoes will reach the planet allow the fleet from behind the sun to coordinate the attack, getting the MADDS between hammer and anvil. Truth be said, amongst the flares and explosions of the proximally deployed torpedoes, a few sleeping ones are really easy to miss.


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Callandor Smart Torpedo
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-09-21 02:44 AM


Nice approach, Scras. Made me write up an idea of my own.


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Mid-Orbital Active-Defense Deployment Systems (MADDS)
Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (Defining)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-09-21 02:56 AM


An interesting take on planetary defense. I really suggest you read David Weber's Honor Harrington series on a treatise of fleet vs. planetary fortress warfare.



Basically, the main issue is this: a planet cannot dodge. Neither can a fortress. In the case of a planet, the foe will exactly know where a planet will be. In the case of fortresses, he can predict it (they will be guarding access vectors from closest systems, wormhole openings, and surround planets and important stations).



The mainenance of a fleet becomes a necessity when you consider that an unhindered enemy fleet can lurk around the star system, shoot up anything not covered by the MADDS, and launch distant asteroid strikes or swarms of dumb nuclear warheads at the planet. Hidden in an asteroid swarm, no less. Because, if useful planets are not ine in a million, denying a foe an asset he invested so heavily in is almost as good as claiming it yourself.



On a different note, I am intrigued by the concept of the cryo-cyborg. Care to explain further?


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Mesnoi

       By: Murometz

The food that eats you back.

Creatures of nightmare, the thankfully rare Mesnoi have unique form and attributes. Only one Mesnoi at a time will ever be "encountered".

In appearance, a Mesnoi resembles a walnut-sized chunk of freshly-roasted red meat from some uncertain yet familiar, edible animal. The insidious creature camouflages itself quite appropriately whenever it can, by slowly making its way amidst feast tables and trays of roasted meats.

Once eaten by the unsuspecting, the Mesnoi sinks down to the stomach, reforming if chewed, and begins to lap up the gastric fluids, digestive juices, and bile that it craves, like a sponge.

The Mesnoi carrier will experience mild to severe stomach pains during this time.

After a few hours of this (this is the only time that the Mesnoi can be purged with magic, or other mundane means), the Mesnoi transforms into its true form inside its victim, that of a miniature, once more walnut-sized, pot-bellied, devil-horned, snake-tailed imp. This horrid little creature then begins to chew and eat its way out of the victim from the inside out with its tiny, razor-sharp teeth, like a rat forced to do so via torture.

The victim almost always dies a slow, agonizing death. That much is certain. The devilish imp then exits its victim and begins its seventy two hour existence of mischief and malevolence, until it once more turns back into a hunk of roasted meat with the movement capabilities of a snail.

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