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Cuada
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Swamp)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-11 09:54 AM
This is very good; very intriguing. What do they eat? Go to Comment
Konelis Larach
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-11 02:29 AM
Many of them do not; however some (such as Abbots or more senior monks) are forced to in some circumstances - however, even then they will not speak unnecessarily. I will post something on the worship of Silence before I disappear again. :-) Go to Comment
Atal
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-11 02:53 AM
Very nice - despite the many world-specific references which added colour, he would still be very easy to lift in to a different world, the mark of a good submission! Go to Comment
Beard of the Magus
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-11 06:23 AM
Not to mention being very useful to low level PC mages with delusions of grandeur, should they manage to get hold of it. Suddenly, everyone believes them when they say, "I am a powerful mage" leading to predictable effects on their ego. Go to Comment
Mathius the Great King
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Political)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-11 02:44 AM
Very good, particularly in conjunction as a backdrop to the Rose Wars. Go to Comment
The Spinning wheel and the Courtier’s gown
Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-11 07:51 AM
Excellent - the PCs could arrive in a kingdom shortly after the marvellous gown had been found and given to the Queen or eminent noblewoman. Go to Comment
Cool Fight Scenes
Locations  (Other)   (Any)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-03 06:27 AM
49-In an orphanage

50-On a gently sloping tiled roof with loose tiles.

51-In a pitch black sewer with no light at all. The only way to determine the position of the enemy is by sound.

52-In a swamp, surrounded by alligators.

53-In a fire swamp. (Ode to Princess Bride).

54-Two people fighting on the back of a charging elephant. (Ode to Lord of the Rings film).

55-Or two people fighting on the back of a dragon.

56-In a narrow mountain pass with scree and a sheer drop on one side.

57-In a flour mill (flour dust is explosive).

58-Galloping through a forest.

59-In torrential rain (so heavy that you can barely see). Preferably a strong wind too.

60-In a tunnel or cave where the ceiling is only 3 1/2 to 4 feet high.

61-After a large explosion where you have been temporarily totally deafened and the smoke means visibility is poor.

62-In a forest near several large wasp nests.

63-In a "hall of mirrors" at a fair. Go to Comment
VI-TAC-SEC
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (World Wide)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-12 02:33 PM
Superb - everything you need to drop it straight into a modern game, or a one-off modern session. Go to Comment
The Town Eater
Dungeons  (Any)   (Style)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-12 05:01 PM
Iron Spike Golem
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Iain's comment on 2006-12-05 04:47 PM
The Volgotoi
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-13 01:19 PM
This is good - a nice "new look" at ogres which are a race I quite like but that you don't tend to see very much. Go to Comment
101 Uses for an Iron Spike
Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)
Iain's comment on 2006-12-05 04:59 PM
Very fun Go to Comment
Brother Aethelstan
NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Religious)
Iain's comment on 2006-12-20 03:36 PM
Just found this - it's always great to know someone's actually used one of your submissions for RP; a high compliment. I also very much like the way he makes the order come to life (the eaten sword really made me laugh as well!) Go to Comment
Brother Aethelstan
NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Religious)
Iain's comment on 2006-12-20 04:34 PM
Have also added a link going the other way. Go to Comment
Yird-Swine
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (City/ Ruin)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-13 04:24 PM
I am very glad this came up as a "random submission" - one of the best and most unusual - and yet still very usable - submissions I've seen. Will HoH it tomorrow. Go to Comment
The Sword Blooddrinker
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-14 03:45 PM
The link to the dwarven steel bows instead takes you to the Eternal Witness. Go to Comment
The Sword Blooddrinker
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-14 03:46 PM
Yes, it's another sword, but it's a really good sword - and every world needs them. Some very nice touches - I like it a lot. Go to Comment
A Gasp of Glass
Dungeons  (Other)   (Style)
Iain's comment on 2006-11-21 02:11 PM
Absolutely stunning. I liked it all, but particularly the description of the Storm. Go to Comment
Magic of the Lesser Creatures
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Iain's comment on 2006-09-09 01:44 PM
It sounds like a great idea.

Some large birds have complicated mating dances in which the male and the female birds court each other. In our world it is thought that this is something to do with showing their flying skills in order to ensure that they are a good mate; however, maybe in your world the patterns in which they fly actually call forth some minor fertility cantrip.


If size (compared to humanoids) and intelligence are factors in determining the amount of magic that a creature has, then surely the mighty songs of humpback whales, heard over thousands of kilometres, contain mighty magic indeed.


Maybe the darting shoals of fish, tens of thousands strong, call forth some magic that blurs their outline, making them harder for predators to spot precisely where each fish is.


If magic is scattered everywhere in your world, then it is presumably more concentrated in some places than others. Just like any other natural resource (such as an upwelling of nutrients in the sea), such areas will be rich and abundant in animal life (unless the area is totally barren in other ways). Go to Comment
Magic of the Lesser Creatures
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Iain's comment on 2006-09-09 01:51 PM
Continuing the ant theme, any kind of animal like this that constructs a large edifice could instinctively construct in the shape of a magic symbol, much the same way as in our world they construct them so that air ventilates through, etc. I am particularly thinking of the huge termite mounds, but any large ant nest would do as well. In this way, the continual motion of tens of thousands of ants/termites through the ant hill would be as if the symbol was constantly being retraced and redrawn, generating a constant spell. This spell would be something mildly beneficial; perhaps as EchoMirage suggested to increase plant growth near them, or to control the tmperature, or to increase the fertility of the queen, etc. Ants in different regions (perhaps quite close together) would have different structures (and thus spells); just as different termite types have different type hills in our world. Go to Comment
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