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30 Items Found Within a Coffin
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Campaign Defining)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-22 01:21 AM

I have the same knee-jerk reaction as I did to 25_Things_to_Find_in_a_Nook_Alcove_or_Grotto, namely that _anything_ can go in this list. The list has both specific and general items; a Ring of Heaven, for example, is very very specific, whereas grave goods is less so and could contain magic items.

You've already contributed so much to Dont_Forget_the_Coffin! Why create a new list? Can you change this one to focus on something to make it different?

Finally, the spacing between headers and entries seems odd.

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7 Hidden Blades
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-22 01:09 AM
I like that it is based in reality, is well-written, and an altogether practical list.
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Static Smoke
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Campaign Defining)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-22 01:08 AM
Cool - don't have much to add to this one.
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Collection of Rings
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-16 09:29 PM

Use your responses to make the sub better!

Here are some great ring-subs to look at for reference: Ring_of_Stone, The_Ring_of_Life, Ring_of_Fire. Note that they have detailed magical properties and histories. One doesn't need that much material for each, but it helps users read it and then know how to apply it or gain inspiration to come up with their own adaptation.

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Collection of Rings
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-16 10:55 AM
I can see a significant difference between this post and your first ones. The entries more or less follow the pattern (1) brief backstory, (2) physical description, (3) effect description.

Soul Swapper is intriguing. What is its intended use? As a player I sure wouldn't want to be put in a ring. As a DM I sure don't want my player stuck in a ring (okay, well not permanently). Furthermore, if I hated this greedy king enough to put him in a ring, why would I design it to release him and put someone else in there?

Ring of provisions doesn't have any meat to it. Reminds me of "Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone," but the Rings of Power were part of a much bigger mythos and had their own effects.

I imagine the Fire Shield Ring to take the form of a bright, fiery aura. What I like about it is that it has consequences - sure, it protects you from enemies, but your friends will also burn in they look at you or get too close. That being said, the description makes it sound o-p. Were I to use something similar I would probably have it act like a ring of blades spell but with fire instead. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-16 11:05 AM
So a centaur but with a deer instead of a horse, and less than two feet high! The cuteness alone makes them neat for inclusion in a game.

The choice have it "take over the habits of the original deer" is interesting. This is a little harrowing for me - do the lords and ladies send out hunting parties for cervitaur instead of venison? That would seem close to cannibalism, and if they are moderately intelligent that would be quite unethical.

I'd see them more as a race unto themselves, kind of like elegant kobolds. They'd have cute stampedes through the forest, wielding their horsebows and short spears, only to surround and take your party down Gulliver's Travels style.
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Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-16 09:25 PM

Ok, seems like you will want to set up something like what Scrasamax has - namely a set of posts that all reference your world. As you point out - this requires consistently building a set of cross-referenced posts, and updating them as you add new material. Eventually you will be able to add a tag based on your world's name.

Check out some of Scrasamax's posts - he has high quality content.

Here is his Neko post: Neko_Augmentation

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Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-16 11:07 AM
I hesitate to comment on this because Nekos are an already well-known race. I believe Scrasamax has something similar in his universe as well - I believe it was a post on flesh grafting / physical manipulation. Maybe check that out and see how this portrayal differs, and whether that difference can be explained / made useful for DMs. Go to Comment
Scratcher Girl
NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-16 11:08 AM
I am not familiar with this race! Does this come from anime like the neko girl does? Go to Comment
Pain Technician
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Technical)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-16 11:10 AM
So... they inflict pain? How do they do it? Why do they do it? Who controls them? What role would they have in a roleplaying campaign? Does a full-length career also end in inevitable insanity? Go to Comment
Collection of Daggers 2
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Villanous)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-13 07:38 PM

I'd be interested in seeing some mechanics suggestions as well.

Soul Ripper - does it cause loss of levels / fear effects / curse / use slowly transfers ownership of your soul to some demon prince in exchange for a very effective weapon?


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Collection of Daggers 2
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Villanous)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-14 11:25 AM

Okay, that is a neat concept. It'd be great to see item descriptions and ideas / backgrounds / mechanics in the descriptions of the other items too.

The page can be easily edited/updated even after submission.

Btw, the Archaic Dagger of Misery entry is the best of the ones above, IMO. Neat idea that I have not seen previously. I'd like to hear more about those Pain Technicians some time, perhaps in another submission.

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Collection of Daggers 2
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Villanous)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-14 11:05 PM
Great! Nicely added.
Corpse robbed of its shadow is a really neat effect. Go to Comment
Collection of Daggers 1
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Heroic)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-13 07:40 PM
Same as other listing - we want backstories and mechanics! Will hold off on voting until then.
They sound intriguing though. Go to Comment
7 Violent Vigilante Gangs
Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-09 09:27 PM
Big bonus for fun artistic alliteration.
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CQC in the Cosmic Era
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Campaign Defining)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-09 09:25 PM
Hyperedge samurai swords!
I can see demo-experts being a thing. Running at a giant robot only to place a set of charges on its feet, or whatnot.
Also mini-EMP grenades which locally disrupt technology.
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CQC in the Cosmic Era
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Campaign Defining)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-09 09:25 PM
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Twin Eye Spectacles
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-09 09:22 PM
Good solid idea.
Since the magic is in the spectacles I agree that one would not gain another character's darkvision. Go to Comment
Life in this So Called Cosmic Era
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-04 11:52 AM

An excellent example of a fleshed out world view. Useful, insightful, and presents challenging, self-consistent dilemmas. Even a little harrowing, considering what the human race is moving towards.

Note: German words with umlauts are written with an appended 'e' when you don't have access to the double dots. So, "haesslich" would be proper. I do love the etymology embedded in your word-choices and the terms you create.

The choice of having a tangible soul is a good one for role-playing games. It certainly adds meaning and the potential for high-stakes game events.

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30 Annoying Or Dangerous Flaws in Suits of Armour
Items  (Armor)   (Campaign Defining)
Mageek's comment on 2016-06-02 09:36 PM
Good collection, and again you have a nice set of references to other Strolen material. This list has a lot of things I would have thought of right away, but it is still good to have everything in one place.
Grumble, grumble is my favorite, and I am pretty sure a specific player of mine would love to roleplay with that. Go to Comment
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