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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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Kingmaker
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Campaign Defining)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-17 01:56 PM


As with Wrathbringer, I somewhat resent the mind control aspect. Corruption is so much sweeter if the mortal got to make all the wrong choices himself.



Usually, it will be sufficient to give a mortal that political acumen, let him know of the plans of the enemies, perhaps serve as a non-sentient depository of knowledge - that coupled with added charisma is usually enough to fuel pride. Once he has a few enemies, the paranoia also comes on its own.


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Rhojin's Tower
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-12 10:10 AM


It's funny in an "I can imagine one of my players coming up with this" way. Quirky and original, too. Not entirely practical, but for a lighthearted campaign quite useful. Have a 4/5



On a side note, imagine super magical birds being the supreme rulers, and their envoys carrying their bird houses hence and forth. Perhaps the UberBird has its BirdPalace linked to a hundred portable StaffBirdHouses!


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Anaszti, Hands of the Blood God
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-10 02:10 AM


I'd like to know two things:



a) as Anaszt's descent into vampirism would make a fascinating tale for heroes to discover, how exactly did the switch from peacemaker to bloodsucker come about? (We all know how a poor description of a hero's fall can ruin the whole experience, see Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)



b) what sets the Anaszti apart from normal vampires, beside the pyramid scheme of blood?


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Anaszti, Hands of the Blood God
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-10 08:43 AM
Not too original then, no?
(Also, you managed to strip them of all their vulnerabilities in the process - no mystical vulnerability, no folk remedy, and no death from the sun... I can imagine munchkins everywhere creaming their pants).

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Anaszti, Hands of the Blood God
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-10 06:31 PM
I gave it some more thought.

You know, the concept of the vampire was very different across cultures, times and legends. Why, I read about a kind of vampire that comes into being when a woman's head detaches and floats around with the organs and spine dangling behind, sucking blood of course. People put thorny branches into the windows so that vampires would get caught by their guts in them, and not be able to enter.
That's an actual legend, from planet Earth.

You have vampires that are little more than corpses, driven by eternal hunger. You have baroque socialites and weeping emo metrosexuals.

The sole common theme is blood. So. We Strolenites pride ourselves on being original. Proceed accordingly. Go to Comment
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