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Cecaelia
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-04-18 10:15 AM


A good writeup of the Pathfinder critter - in the original material, the description was lacking. Plus, yay for tentacles. Always good to creep out someone.


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Casa de Vulva
Locations  (Establishment)   (Mountains)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-03-10 01:32 PM
In a lesbian relationship, who makes the sandwich?
No one, they both eat out.
Ha!

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Casa de Vulva
Locations  (Establishment)   (Mountains)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-03-10 01:33 PM


Ah, la vote.


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Casa de Vulva
Locations  (Establishment)   (Mountains)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-03-31 07:19 AM
I know why he never looked it up!
Being raised nice and proper, he had strict parental controls set up on his computer - so strict that even 'vulva' did not pass :D
(to keep all the smut from the internet and hackers out, of course)

Or - he looked it up and considered it a prank by some evil jock agency that plays pranks on nerds. Go to Comment
30 Flies
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-02-23 12:20 PM


Duuuuuuude.



These flies are annoyingly awesome!


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Peculiar Flask of Ever-Changing Oddities
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-02-17 02:39 AM
If I were to suggest anything - rolling on a table and applying results is... boring.
*roll* haha, George is green!
*roll* haha, Fred grew a tail.
*roll* haha, I died. I better make a new char.

Well, does it make for a good story?
No. Because stories should be about heroes making choices.

If you want to improve it:
a) make it thematic - all the results are in the same general direction (mutation, mental quirks, elemental effects).
b) give it an use in the story beside applying mindlessly a random effect (the cult of Fnord wishes to taint the water supply!)
c) make it seemingly random, but get some genius to actually draw up some very complicated puzzle that allows you to predict the next effect.
d) make it about choice - say, a character may choose to accept or refuse the bottle's boon, but if he refuses, he may never drink from it again and forgoes any of those awesome boosts.
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Peculiar Flask of Ever-Changing Oddities
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-02-16 10:38 AM


Well, this is just a Wand of Wonder, no?


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Peculiar Flask of Ever-Changing Oddities
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-02-16 10:43 AM


Le vote.


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Peculiar Flask of Ever-Changing Oddities
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-02-17 02:39 AM
If I were to suggest anything - rolling on a table and applying results is... boring.
*roll* haha, George is green!
*roll* haha, Fred grew a tail.
*roll* haha, I died. I better make a new char.

Well, does it make for a good story?
No. Because stories should be about heroes making choices.

If you want to improve it:
a) make it thematic - all the results are in the same general direction (mutation, mental quirks, elemental effects).
b) give it an use in the story beside applying mindlessly a random effect (the cult of Fnord wishes to taint the water supply!)
c) make it seemingly random, but get some genius to actually draw up some very complicated puzzle that allows you to predict the next effect.
d) make it about choice - say, a character may choose to accept or refuse the bottle's boon, but if he refuses, he may never drink from it again and forgoes any of those awesome boosts. Go to Comment
Stuffy Dinner Party Guests
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-02-16 12:02 PM


Valefor Wordenweyn



The arch-chancellor of the Wyrmfang magic academy is a tentative ally of the King, but always gets into a quarrel with him over the topic of magocracy vs. feudalism (don't seat them together).



Also, considering his temper, if you seat him next to any guest who happens to be both talkative and a fool, said guest will spend the rest of his life on a lily pad, munching flies.


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Stuffy Dinner Party Guests
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-02-16 12:07 PM


comtessa Beatrix Beaufort



A socialite, sole heir to a fortune and provocatively independent, the young lady is a famous single and her suitors many. The reason why she's unmarried is that she's solely interested in ladyfolk.



She will be very pleased to be seated with ladies young, impressionable and charming - but if any of those ladies are married, their husbands will voice their displeasure at the many strange ideas the wife brought from your party.


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Turtle Lotus
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Water)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-02-10 09:55 AM


Echo approves. Elves. On the moon. Floating on a carnivorous lotus. Hell yeah.


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Hemangini Tree
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-01-26 01:57 PM
Levy Sys Mk III Thaumaflare
Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-01-02 06:50 AM
Hacienda Solfatara
Locations  (City)   (Desert)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-01-02 06:59 AM


I find the idea of a wizard getaway where they can't be disturbed quite nice. Alas, I wonder how order is kept? Is it an invitation-only secret society?


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Random Castle History Tables
Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-23 03:00 AM


This is actually pretty good :) I can imagine using it.



What I would improve is to replace the events when nothing happens. We want stuff to be interesting, to have stuff happen.


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Random Castle History Tables
Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-23 09:22 AM
Ah, I get it, it could be interpreted as: "Duke Calmarden used the weakening of the Tanelon dynasty during the Thirty Years war to become independent, and keep his duchy out of conflict, to emerge vital where lands around were laid to ruin."

Also the random times between events sound good. Here, have an exp :) Go to Comment
The Walls of Brightblade Keep
Locations  (City)   (Forest/ Jungle)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-16 07:30 AM


Also, PCs being usually dynamic, having a safe haven is not broken in itself. "I never leave my castle!" "OK, nothing happens."

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Ar'ael
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-15 07:08 AM


Echo likes, Echo approves. The Scrasamax has been deployed, and exceeded expectations! Nay-sayer forces have been eliminated, the EchoMirage only took a minor hit in pride and saw a great increase in motivation.



All in all a 5 :)



Sole objection: why do you US guys have to place the bad guys in Russia these days? It's kind of lame.


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Ar'ael
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-15 11:33 AM
My sole objection was swept away by a second barrage of well-worded explanations by Scrasamax, then :) Migou infestation of Mother Russia is well justified in this context (though I think it would be awesome if you still had normal Russians resisting the Migou).

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