If you don't have females then you don't have males either, or do your dwarfs have penises and testicles? If so, why? Not much incentive to have something that no longer have any practical use and only serve as a physical weak spot.
So you either have a race of ken-doll golems, or a bunch of dudes who at some point for whatever reason decided to do away with women and keep cloning themselves.
Basicly, were they ever flesh or did someone invent this method, can't likely have been themselves unless the method has changed.
I think the Warcraft Lore also has the dwarfs were once made of stone thing, but as an idea, there's a lot of logical leaps. Go to Comment
I like the imagery and the fable-like qualities. The idea of the dragon in the wheat field has a lot of levels to it. On the one hand, you can still sneak up to him if you crawl, but on the other why would a dragon, a creature that's normally known for seaking out warmth, go and live in the middle of a windy field, where icy rains are common? One reason I suppose could be paranoia, in that this way, he can see approaching enemies within a reasonable time, or at least he would have, had that fast travel system not been in place. But at least he's got a panoramic view and could easily take flight when cornered. When fighting him, he can set fire to big swathes all at once, which will continue burning for a reasonable time, so that's also to his advantage. What does he eat though, aside from the occasional adventurer, if there's nothing but wheatfields? Does he make excursions into the city? Do they give him offerings? I guess if he's some kind of demon he could get a pass on that though.
I noticed you hadn't filled in the pilgrim caravan. Don't know if you overlooked it or that's one of the things you need ideas with? It's always hard to butt in on someone else's creation. If it had any weak spots, I'd say the temples and the guilds didn't sound very interesting to me, so maybe give those some polish. This is getting kinda long, think I'll write any further thoughts in your thread. Go to Comment
I didn't even know we had a fiction sub type. While this was darker than what I usually prefer, it was really gripping and sucked me in, even though it was in a bad way. =P So yeah, a 5 from me too. Go to Comment
So this was why you asked for names of gravediggers. :)
First, I had to double check what trowels were. I was right, but there remains some uncertainty. Why does a grave digger need a trowel? To flatten the earth? To lay the brickwork in a mausoleum? That could be kinda fun, getting trapped in a mausoleum by terms of knocked unconscious and walled in. It just seems like they're going against their nature by just turning into stabby things. Go to Comment
Very evocative and useful far beyond that of flavour, as the lore found in this book could be used as clues for a whole number of things. Like the ten-step pansy (Why are there always trolls on this meadow??), hunting for a specific undead? Just look for the pink flowers!
And the flying rose and the nan's teat could spark some very interesting encounters. :)
Full score from me as well, great to see you back at writing, Muro! Go to Comment
Okay, it's very interesting to see what you made out of that random roll. But, I feel it came across as a little messy, the story jumps from here to there, I'm not sure if that's because you had too many contacts and tried to incorporate them all or?
A clearer gap between the funeral and the cut-back to combat would have been nice.
Her brother, Criminal friendly with Family Member
Her Captain, Former lover
And as an afterthought you squeezed in the mercenary rival
Couldn't find the last one, nor did I find anything about how she acquired her new wealth. She just became strong because of a malfunctioning chip in her brain?
But another thing, I don't really see much of those rolls here either, for one thing, your roll said Dense, yet I couldn't find anything about low intelligence in here, if anything she came off as a little Mary-Sueish. A butt-kicker out of an action movie.
As a stand-alone character, great. As for going with the challenge, I dunno. Maybe you can clarify it a bit for me. Go to Comment
Nice one. What is Alexandra and her brothers doing when they're not stealing and singing? Are they always travelling? What are their goals? Also, I would like to point to this section here:
"Alexandra's gang and their rival fought." I would suggest you put in some foreshadowing. Maybe mention the rival gang before the fight. As it stands, it came off a bit abrupt. And/Or maybe name the gangs, that would make for a nice plot hook.
Here are some spelling/grammatical mistakes:
wife and commit suicide himself.
because Alexandra's beauty was all ready appearing.
the bowl with stingy passerby's money.
(Passerby is singular, passersby is plural. I would rewrite the sentence though, as it is a tricky one). "the bowl with money from stingy passersby", perhaps.
And the link for Wlastem Njar was eaten by a Grue. Go to Comment
Weren't you the one who said you wanted harsh criticism? Or am I mistaken? There's always differing opinions on typos, some simply don't want them pointed out, frankly I feel like I shouldn't have to PM you for something that ought to have been fixed before you submitted. Having said that, typos rarely affect my score, unless of course the brevity of the submission leaves you without an excuse.
Let me know if you want typos pointed out to you in the future or not, but PMing you isn't on the table unless it's a really long sub with lots of typos and if I know you would appreciate it. Go to Comment
Ok, like I said in cbox, short. Very short. You could probably have passed it as an idea. But that being said, it is a simple but nice idea, though a bit on the cruel side maybe. Poor goats.
You seem to be targetting fantasy, yet it reads like a modern day Commercial. I get that it's supposed to be Gnomish, but it's hardly an invention after all, it's just a goat? Unless it's some kind of summon fake goat spell or an inflatable goat or something. More details!
I dunno if you have unlocked freetext yet, but you should probably slap on a 'Silly' freetext on this when you can.
I'll give you an extra .5 just for the idea alone and because you caught me on a good day, but it is on the short side. Go to Comment
I really like the imagery of this one, a kind of mad rockstar. Percussion mage sounds interesting, though one immidiately thinks bard, the effects described probably goes beyond what a normal bard could accomplish, not to mention he doesn't seem as focused on support(not at all really). I can definately see myself using this one in the future, great job! In fact I'll give it a full score, definately a fun character. Go to Comment
I'll echo the other comments and say, loved the names but the parsing is nearly non-existent, especially the first chunk is too big, I would break that down. Also, I really bristle when I read the word indestructible and killing a god. The less flaws something has, the less campaigns will have a use for it. Other than that, nice.
Welcome to the citadel, here's your complimentary typo.
"while to his right he saw a carnage filled seen that had brought massive bone spikes from the Earth" Go to Comment