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Why won't the people help us find this bad guy?
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
Longspeak's comment on 2018-02-04 01:48 PM
Agreed. Some of these could use some fleshing out, but overall, I like this more than I typically like '7s' and '30s'.

Hell, this could even turn into a 30, with 5 or 6 main headers and several nuanced variations of each. Go to Comment
Why won't the people help us find this bad guy?
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
Longspeak's comment on 2018-02-05 01:48 PM
"Nothing to do with me" / "None of my business"

Some people just don't want to be involved. Potential witnesses slam doors in faces. People think they're above it all, not part of events. This might overlap with fear, but really, there's an element of apathy in this attitude, an inertia that can be very hard to overcome. Go to Comment
The Hexenjager Order
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)
Longspeak's comment on 2018-01-18 11:55 AM
Nice idea. I can use this, Go to Comment
30 More Prisons
Dungeons  (Any)   (Rooms/ Halls)
Longspeak's comment on 2017-08-10 11:20 AM
I really don't love lists. It's just me and my preferences. I've said before and will say again, I'd love to see you go to work on a "1", something you really flesh out.

Having said that, I DO like this 30. It's got something for every genre flavor, and it's about something EVERY GM wants to do at some point: Finding a dark hole to throw the party into. :)

There's a couple here I really like, and might even use in my Numenera or Blue Rose game.

I won't use my usual review system, because Concept/Craft/Style/Substance don't seem like a decent meter for measuring lists. But there's some good stuff here.

4/5 Go to Comment
Dolen Luth
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
Longspeak's comment on 2017-02-05 06:56 PM

Very interesting, inspired idea. Would love to hear more about its origin and use, and more of your ideas.

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7 Types of Rulers
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)
Longspeak's comment on 2017-02-03 12:29 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Intersectionality and Protoculture
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)
Longspeak's comment on 2017-02-03 12:30 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
30 Lawyers
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Knowledge/Lore)
Longspeak's comment on 2017-02-03 12:35 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Butcher Boys
NPCs  (Extras)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Longspeak's comment on 2017-02-03 12:37 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Book Called Regret
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Cursed)
Longspeak's comment on 2017-02-03 12:46 AM
Okay, I have some issues with formatting which impact readability, which I am pretty keen on. But I love the idea. 4/4 Go to Comment
Anemone Hydra
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
Longspeak's comment on 2017-02-03 12:52 AM
This is disgusting.

5/5 Go to Comment
The Sand Box RIddle
Dungeons  (Any)   (Doors)
Longspeak's comment on 2017-02-03 01:00 AM
Good first idea. Belated welcome. Go to Comment
The Scribe of Far Wind
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Longspeak's comment on 2016-09-14 10:01 AM
This is the one you read before, finally tweaked. I had some issues with formatting when I pasted it in, and I think a few typos made it through, but overall I'm happy with it. As for Level 2? Prolly not. It's just fun to add Weaver to everything I write because I'm a Weaver. :p Go to Comment
Whitestill, the First Sister
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Knowledge/Lore)
Longspeak's comment on 2017-02-05 09:10 PM
I tend to agree with Strolen. What I read here is nice, and the beginning of a good idea. But it feels... unfinished. Or perhaps part of a larger whole which I don't have the perspective needed to really appreciate.

What I see I like. But I need more to make it usable.

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The 4 Sentence Tool
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)
Longspeak's comment on 2016-07-05 09:39 PM

Concept: Full Point - Based on: "Is this a good and/or interesting idea?" Hell, yes. Easy to understand, with complex possibilities. Great idea.

Craft: Half Point - Based on: "Did I find the work free of errors and written with a reasonable level of technical proficiency?" Yes, but there are a few errors and a spot or two it could be tightened up.

Style: Full Point - Based on: "Did the work give a good sense of the material, a 'flavor,' so to speak?" Yes. This gives a great sense of what you're going for.

Substance: Full Point - Based on: "As a GM or Player, Can I take what's presented and run with it?" Another, "Hell, Yes."

Extra Mile: Full Point. Based on: "Did the work go above and beyond in one or more of the above criteria, and/or did this piece somehow 'speak' to me in a way which is not accounted for by the four criteria?" Yes. This presents an interesting and simple way to define NPCs. For NPCs too important to be one-liners, but not important enough to merit a detailed background, this makes a fantastic middle ground which can easily be expanded on if the need arises.

4.5/5.0, and an HoH when eligible.

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Twin Eye Spectacles
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Longspeak's comment on 2016-06-13 04:47 PM
I began writing up my 5 point review, and realized it was longer than the sub. So instead, let me say, I liked this idea, I'd love to see it a bit more fleshed out, perhaps some history behind it, some perspective on what its intended purpose was. It's a cool variation on the far-seeing concept. 3.5/5.0 Go to Comment
Secret Wizard Bases with Your Peace of Mind in Mind
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Rooms/ Halls)
Longspeak's comment on 2016-09-24 03:35 PM
This is funny. A good take on some typical pitfalls and plotholes, and done with some nice humor. Go to Comment
Secret Wizard Bases with Your Peace of Mind in Mind
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Rooms/ Halls)
Longspeak's comment on 2016-09-24 03:42 PM
11. Henchmen's Union Shop Steward.

As the saying goes, it's hard to find good help. But when you do, it can be even harder to keep it. The Shop Steward will help ensure your population of henchmen remain happy and focused on their task. No more henchmen caught sleeping, or gabbing over the firepit, or accepting bribes from those pesky so-called 'heroes' who are always trying to break into your sanctum. Go to Comment
Jacob 'Polaris' Richter
NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)
Longspeak's comment on 2016-05-13 04:56 PM
Thanks Val. This piece has probably undergone the most re-write of anything I've ever done. I'm happy to see it's been worth it. Go to Comment
Seven Elven Gifts
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Magical)
Longspeak's comment on 2016-05-12 05:12 PM
A couple of interesting ones, a couple of meh ones, a couple I think could use a tad more detail, and one I really liked a lot. Go to Comment
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