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7 Things to Run or Hide From
Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-06 03:05 AM

I'd really suggest having unfinished 30 (Whatever) in the Forum and posting them here when they hit the mark. That will also serve as a sorting process: those that don't hit the '30' are apparently not interesting enough to go on front page anyways.

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Ko Girls
Society/ Organizations  (Artistic/Performance)   (Area)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-09-08 07:11 PM
They get it on, I guess. Go to Comment
CIC Cryodetention Center 19
Locations  (Fortification)   (Underground)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-09-09 04:29 PM
By adding the re-education during cryo, you made cryodetention actually meaningful.

A difficult thing is that writing up a prison facility places logical necessities and constraints on the author, making it difficult to get the 'I wish I had thouhgt of this!' moment.
A solid post, no less. Go to Comment
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-09-09 04:37 PM
Tower of Forbidden Cats.

As this is written for DnD, and given the nature of the maker of the Catbook, perhaps the book simply suffuses the cat, and by petting it, you are instilled with the knowledge it contains (random fragment if by accident, the piece you want if intentional).
This makes accidentally unleashing the power more likely than if people simply open the cats. Go to Comment
Transportation in the Cosmic Era
Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-09-03 06:22 AM
Very dedicated, very thorough, highly consistent.
Two thumbs up, and an amused snicker for the 'Rusalka' submersible power armor. Go to Comment
Holoke Carter
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Domestic/ Craft)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-09-04 05:41 AM
I like the skinchangers far better out of WoD context; WoD does most of them a disservice. Go to Comment
Anophelite, Male
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Swamp)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-09-05 05:11 AM
What about the female anophelites? Go to Comment
Andrew 12
NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-08-30 04:46 PM
I'm missing something.

Dandy is now fit only as color, a memento to the horrors of artificial brains etc.
We want plot hooks! Give us more to adapt Dandy! Go to Comment
The Electric Chapel
Locations  (Establishment)   (CyberSpace)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-08-29 03:57 AM
We need more futuristic stuff like this! Moar!
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The Shrouding Kin
Items  (Clothes)   (Sentient)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-08-30 04:37 PM
Added a little about their mind, and more flavor to the Guardian - to use substances or elements, these must be tainted with abandonment and loss.
Also, added some more madness ad blasphemy, because why not. Go to Comment
The Shrouding Kin
Items  (Clothes)   (Sentient)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-08-30 04:41 PM
As you might have noted, there's no way to bestow a suit upon an adult.
If you prefer a greater availability, then, for example, it may be possible for just the Guardian to sire a child, so that the mother may wear her child - or for a female Guardian to conceive, birthing the father a young Guardian. Go to Comment
Divine One Kolou
Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-08-23 03:08 AM
Take a glance at the usual extent and detail of submissions posted on Strolen's.
Look at the Hall of Honour / Golden submissions, and consult one of the elder authors.

To get a good reception and provide something of value to the GMs who frequent the site, a submission should be more than an idea - a full write-up with useful original detail. Don't go below an A4, in general. Go to Comment
The Artificial Brain
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-08-23 04:23 AM
While I seriously doubt it would be ever possible to reconnect the 500 000 nerve fibers of the optic nerve of a removed eye, the rest of the writeup is pretty deep, and unless you get a nitpicking neuroscientist in your group, almost flawless.

Ah, I have to nitpick anyway.
Especially with the brain stem, you have monoaminergic nuclei which, especially in the case of the locus coeruleus, innervate all of the telencephalon. Their input is vital for cortical activation, mood, memory formation, wakefulness, etc. Its input is, methinks, impossible to replace with prosthetics.
The raphe nuclei of the brainstem supply vital serotonin.
The frontal lobe has the nucleus basalis Meynerti, which sends acetylcholine throughout the cortex. Same problem.

So - total replacement is not feasible. Replacement of some portions, while leaving vital structures intact, is more the way to go. Some handwavium may help to get over the inconsistencies.

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The Artificial Brain
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-08-23 05:39 AM
The 'Ethics' Chip

The reward centers of the brain are well known and easy ti stimulate. Rats given the choice between stimulation and food will starve.

While you don't want your employees to spend their life in orgasmic bliss until they die, a certain push towards happiness and 'doing the right thing' is a very desirable feature for the employer.

Some less than ethical corporations will implant the tiny chip, well hidden in the cranial base, wired usually to the visual cortex and the hypothalamus.

Referencing the individual's work-to-do, the chip will reward him with a subtle contentedness, bliss and feeling of work well done when he submits that report, or finishes a task.
Reward may be delivered after listening to motivational speeches of the management, etc.

As unethical as this may be, far more sinister uses of the reward chip can be conceived; malfunctioning ones are also horrible. Go to Comment
The Artificial Brain
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-08-23 04:37 PM
It's not as much as the replacement of the nuclei, as the exact specific synapses which are so difficult to replace, as they are 20 cm from where the cell making them is.

:alien hands: stem cells from babies that were butchered by atheists for Satan should solve it. Go to Comment
The Artificial Brain
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-08-24 01:45 AM
Ah, badly worded joke.
It was meant to mean I agree.

I am FOR stem cell research.
I am at times unaware of the fact that the internet does not transmit mien and tone of voice.

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The Artificial Brain
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-08-24 01:46 AM
Yup, nanobots can solve it alright. Go to Comment
The River of Sorrow
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-08-23 08:48 AM
Flawless. Have a 5/5.
What about World War 1&2? I'd have expected the River of Sorrow to run pretty high then. Go to Comment
Locations  (Ruins)   (Swamp)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-08-23 05:55 AM
An alright idea - except for the nondescript monster, and the splatter. It could use far more Lovecraft horror.
Also, what about fighting the monster? Players will come in, and get murdered by the anti-god monster? Go to Comment
The Moon Hunter
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Space)
EchoMirage's comment on 2012-08-15 08:07 AM
I especially like the idea of Mars, the Moon and Minerva (the asteroid belt) having been verdant and alive, once. Go to Comment
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