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Quedoths Blade
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-07-03 07:44 PM
Still a solid piece however this one has some typos. For example, in the first section, 3rd paragraph, 'through' has become 'though'. In the last plot, 'they' is typed as "then". Also, in the title, the apostrophe has been eaten up? Go to Comment
Quedoths Blade
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-07-03 09:03 PM
I see, I thought the apostrophe might have been eaten rather than being intentional. I remember in migration to version 3, all apostrophes in my subs had been eaten and I had to manually add them back in.
And yeah, with items, it's sometimes just so natural to name them The..... Go to Comment
The Gale Shield
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-07-03 01:19 AM
A neat item, whether viewed seriously or as a silly item (only banging the face part was bordering on silly). Go to Comment
30 Plumes in the Distance
Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-07-01 08:05 PM
A neat 30 coming off a seemingly small detail. Go to Comment
Bad Omen Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-07-16 01:41 AM
Update: Now complete! Go to Comment
Bad Omen Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-07-16 10:01 PM
Thanks for the typo alert. I might add more from further research after I finish the Wiki page (there's some 130+ entries in total). I was just trying to clear one of these scrolls in my Chinese Mythical Lifeform Codex so I don't have that many released incomplete subs in addition to my pile of in-work subs. Go to Comment
Good Omen Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-02-16 06:39 PM
Actually, Dossta mentioned the same thing for my Nine Offspring sub and I understand the rationale but unfortunately there is this ancient/modern divide in wording that for a lot of the names of the creatures in this scroll, I cannot really decipher their meanings and so I could only put in the Mandarin pinyin. I couldn't put down the English pronunciation either because I never learnt it properly even though I can write fluent English. I sort of speak fluent English but actually an accent shows up here and there b/c of this pronunciation aspect that I had just failed to master. Go to Comment
Dangerous Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-28 01:38 AM
Update: Same as the other one, more to come. Go to Comment
Dangerous Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-29 10:31 PM
On the fox, I actually already expanded the Lore section a little based on my own knowledge (relative to the Wiki page, that is). As for the extra tails, I think another version has it that each extra tail represents an extra live rather than being a storage device of magical energies. I've never come across references on what exactly triggers the form shift but my interpretation is that this is an ability they develop so that they can more easily approach human men so that they could suck their life forces. Go to Comment
Dangerous Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2014-07-06 10:17 PM
Update: Now complete! Go to Comment
Dangerous Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2014-07-07 09:33 PM
Feel free to do your own adaptations. The original purpose of this compilation was precisely to act as inspiration/resources after all. The same idea did cross my mind on a few but then I was focused on actually finishing the compilation plus as per usual, I've got myself split between a dozen different writing projects. Go to Comment
Dangerous Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-02-16 06:19 PM
Absolutely, already made reply for the affirmative there. Go to Comment
Harmless Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-27 02:58 AM
This will be an ongoing project for me so more entries are forthcoming. Locked sub to maintain consistency in formats  Go to Comment
Harmless Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-27 06:55 PM
Actually, at one pt I did consider omitting the Special Properties and Lore section headings as well just like the Translation Quirk. But b/c I didn't label them as optional, I sort of opted for the current approach for consistency of format. But then I think you are right, omitting them wouldn't confuse anyone so I might as well get rid of empty headings. Go to Comment
Harmless Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-30 07:57 PM
Yep, the Moon Rabbit and rice cakes is a Jap thing. Go to Comment
Harmless Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-02-16 06:19 PM
Go ahead and expand any that suits your fancy, I think I told Val the same thing on a companion sub to this. You came onto the site late (or rather became active late) but before I embarked on the venture of doing this series of Chinese fabled creature subs, I actually put up a poll asking whether Strolenatis would be interested in such a 'compile and translation' exercise as I call this and all along I had the idea that this series of subs could be a gamer resource where GMs could take whatever particular creature(s) suit their fancies and adapt/expand them to their own needs.

I actually saw that you tagged this for your Stolen campaign and I was glad that you found a use for this in such a way. Go to Comment
Harmless Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-02-17 06:19 PM
Glad to hear. Go to Comment
Calypso of Caspia
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-26 08:18 PM
This is a piece that I instinctively like as a Legend/Biography of Calypso the Great Mage and it's of a solid quality. However, I personally feel that it suffers a little from missing content/logic as it currently stands. For example, how did Cal make the apprentice collapse with a mere wave of his hands? The reason could be tied up with what's written up in the summary (i..e in your setting, belief grants power) but then it's really a bit vague. Also, in the Becoming Real section, I feel that the write-up on why the East City became popular with wizards after it became a hub of innovation departed a little from practicals in my opinion. In particular, you only outlined that the entry price is relatively 'cheap' in the wizards' eyes and the fact that teaching Cal things has become some sort of 'conspicuous consumption' thing with the wizards but surely, a more practical reason (and I feel more key reason) for them is that it has become a hub of knowledge so that visiting the East City would increase their own magical expertise. Go to Comment
Calypso of Caspia
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-26 08:18 PM
This is a piece that I instinctively like as a Legend/Biography of Calypso the Great Mage and it's of a solid quality. However, I personally feel that it suffers a little from missing content/logic as it currently stands. For example, how did Cal make the apprentice collapse with a mere wave of his hands? The reason could be tied up with what's written up in the summary (i..e in your setting, belief grants power) but then it's really a bit vague. Also, in the Becoming Real section, I feel that the write-up on why the East City became popular with wizards after it became a hub of innovation departed a little from practicals in my opinion. In particular, you only outlined that the entry price is relatively 'cheap' in the wizards' eyes and the fact that teaching Cal things has become some sort of 'conspicuous consumption' thing with the wizards but surely, a more practical reason (and I feel more key reason) for them is that it has become a hub of knowledge so that visiting the East City would increase their own magical expertise. Go to Comment
The Wu Xing Beasts
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-26 07:26 PM
A high quality Weaver sub from the Leader of the Guild himself! Masterfully formatted and with great pics that add to the piece (although I did not specifically hand out bonus marks for them) despite not original work by the author. Also, as a Chinese and the author of the Fengshui sub, I think this piece captures the Chinese vibe very well at the start with the Legend on Quian Kun and the descriptions on the lifecycles of each beast.

However, I agree with Gossamer that it is easy to get lost with this sub b/c the system is such an integral part of the creatures. Despite having much greater familiarity with the system, I also had one fleeting moment of feeling lost with the sub even though I'm not technically lost and I keep getting the urge to scroll up to the cycle diagram to check the dominant, submissive and diminishing elements for each creature (Granted, I've been asked specifically to check logic etc. but if it wasn't the case i.e. if this was just released w/o my input, I feel that I would still get the same urge somehow) and I too found that a bit distracting. Go to Comment
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