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Adventurous Plants
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)
Incarnadine's comment on 2006-06-02 06:11 PM
Non-intelligent, carnivorous plant.

Fleshroot is a particularly hardy strain of grass with carnivorous tendencies. Its fleshy coloration, combined with its strange texture, gives it its name.

Whenever anything moves on a patch of fleshroot, several tendrils react to its presence by attempting to burrow into it. While doing this, the tendrils release a poison to deaden any pain reactions. Although the process is too slow to be noticed over a short period of time, if anything is foolish enough to attempt to sleep on a Fleshroot field they will wake up stuck to the ground, roots burrowing towards their heart and brain. Go to Comment
Adventurous Plants
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)
Incarnadine's comment on 2006-06-02 06:11 PM
Moss Creeper:
Intelligent, carnivorous plant.

A bizarre, malicious example of a carnivorous plant, a Moss Creeper is a deadly and terrifying predator.

In its natural state, a Moss Creeper resembles a rough, skinless humanoid with arms instead of legs. Bare musculature make it very difficult for it to survive outside of caves and other dark places, where it thrives.

A Moss Creeper usually uses acidic digestive material to dig a small alcove in a dark, damp place. It then grows a symbiotic layer of moss around itself in a curtain, effectively sealing it off from the outside world.

Whenever an adventurer steps to close to a seemingly innoculous patch of moss, he is instantly seized by up to four writhing, boneless arms. They draw him into the moss curtain, where the waiting acidic maw of the Creeper devours him whole. Go to Comment
Beggar's War or Year of the Blood Flag
Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Historical)
Incarnadine's comment on 2007-04-14 03:08 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Menagerie
Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)
Incarnadine's comment on 2006-07-03 02:12 AM
Hostel definitely does come to mind...

Disturbing and very, very guttural. A few grammatical and spelling mistakes (secrete, etc.). Go to Comment
The Black Market
Locations  (Area)   (Any)
Incarnadine's comment on 2006-06-21 02:50 PM
Loved everything. Go to Comment
Magical Traps
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
Incarnadine's comment on 2006-01-04 03:06 PM

The final trap in most dungeons, the Forceplane field has, unlike most traps, no straight way through it. No puzzle can be solved to get through the curving planes of death, and only raw skill can navigate through it.

A Forceplane is a one dimensional line with infinite gravity, bound in place by several overlapping wards. Because it is one dimensional, its gravity is only useful when the plane is touched. When that happens, an infitely thin line slices through everything it touches, down to far smaller than an atomic level.

Because of the act of the planes cutting through the air, they appear as grey wisps to the naked eye. There are several such planes in this chamber, and the only way through them is to simply tumble and run. Go to Comment
Magical Traps
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
Incarnadine's comment on 2006-01-04 03:07 PM
Marble Tiles:

Simple black and white marble tiles line the floor of this room. The trap is simple- black tiles, when stepped on, reverse the gravity on that specific tile. White tiles use normal gravity.

The trouble comes when the PC suddenly has one leg resting ten feet above the other, resulting in severe groinal stretching. Go to Comment
Magical Traps
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
Incarnadine's comment on 2006-01-04 03:07 PM

Depending on a certain condition (made by the GM), this gold can be either regular gold, psychoreactive glass, or an enormous elemental with flowing coins for skin.

Psychoreactive glass reacts to strong emotion- prolonged feelings of hatred or anger result in it turning into a hatewraith, which proceeds to murder its creator. In the presence of happiness, it dissipates.

Psychoreactive glass looks like gold, but is lighter. Go to Comment
Incarnadine's comment on 2005-11-13 01:23 PM
Quote from: "Chaosmark"
A normal ant is said to be able to pick up 50x it's body weight. So if an ant were able to grow to ten times the size of normal, it's strength would be ten times as great as normal, making it able to pick up 500x it's own weight. So, if you wished to know how much a spider could pick up at 8', simply figure out what the size difference is, how much it can normally lift, then multiply the two together for your result.

Simplistic? Yes, but will it work in a fantasy setting without too many problems? Most likely.

Ack. No. The reason an ant can pick up 50x its own bodyweight has to do with the fact that muscular power becomes exponentially greater the smaller the creature. That's also the reason that a human being may be able to pick up his own body weight, but an elephant would find the same task impossible.

If you really want to figure out how strong an 8' long spider would be, compare it to a real life animal. Say, a tiger. An 8 foot tiger could physically drag or push about 800 pounds of sliding material with its entire body. With some logical reasoning, you could assume that the legs of an 8' long spider could push/pull about 100 pounds max. Go to Comment
Ocadian PitFiend
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Desert)
Incarnadine's comment on 2007-03-28 06:43 PM
That was pretty cool, actually. I do like the idea of carnivorous colonies- just the kind of thing you need to add a bit of science, weirdness, and danger to a world.

Wouldn't a desert yak know to avoid them, though? I mean, an animal that lives in one place all its life will usually know the dangers of its surroundings... Go to Comment
Ocadian PitFiend
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Desert)
Incarnadine's comment on 2007-03-29 02:56 PM
Makes sense. Probably why 'yak really isn't synonymous with 'bright'...

Plus it'd be a bit boring if all it ate was unwary travelers. Go to Comment
Locations  (City)   (Plains)
Incarnadine's comment on 2006-07-05 05:25 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Bone Stitcher
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
Incarnadine's comment on 2005-06-12 02:13 PM
Wow. Scared the living bejeezus out of me. It'd be great if you could have one to carry around on your back, which can minorly shape a creature in a few minutes. Useful if there's going to be a battle or difficult mission with no time to prepare. Go to Comment
Demonic Flesh Graft
Items  (Other)   (Villanous)
Incarnadine's comment on 2005-06-10 10:44 PM
I could have sworn I've seen this exact item somewhere before...

Oh well.

I don't really think there's enough variation to what happens- they become a demon, so they get big teeth and claws. A bit too cliched... where's all of the spine-flinging palm-mawed tongue-spiking demon things? The ribcage made of fingers? The eternal wailing of the tormented souls stuck in the poor person's skin? Go to Comment
Cloak of Falling
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Incarnadine's comment on 2005-06-03 07:27 PM

Has the capability to be very amusing when used in the right circumstance.

The only problem I have is it's short. Any more background you could feed us? Why was it created? By whom? Where is it now? Basic things such as this.

I'm going to nick this idea for my own campaign, actually.. Go to Comment
Blinkly's Rocket Arrow
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
Incarnadine's comment on 2005-06-03 07:39 PM
I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry at this one... hilarious idea, but a bit too far off the deep end for my liking. Still, I can see this being used in some very amusing settings. Go to Comment
Lesser Glyph of Change
Items  (Materials)   (Magical)
Incarnadine's comment on 2005-05-18 09:26 PM
Ouch. I was thinking of labelling this as an expansion to a wand of wonder, but decided to tie it in to a campaign theme. Guess not *grin*. Go to Comment
Last Season's Boots
Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)
Incarnadine's comment on 2005-05-31 09:32 PM
Can't wait to spring it on some unsuspecting looters...

Original, creative, and potential to be hilarious. All the things a good item needs. Go to Comment
Haven Fortress
Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)
Incarnadine's comment on 2005-06-05 08:33 PM
17,000 soldiers? That's an enormous fortress. It just seems to surreal to garner a better vote. Go to Comment
The elixer of Invisibility
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
Incarnadine's comment on 2006-07-07 11:55 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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