I actually quite like this simple somewhat mundane plot. In particular, I like Part 3 and how this sub incorporates some moral elements and allows for changing objectives for PCs as they learn new info. Go to Comment
I actually quite like this faith system in that it provides a somewhat refreshing take on morals/life principles. I particularly like the afterlife and myth sections. However, like some of the previous comments, I have some problem with the concept that there could be evil altruists. Go to Comment
Okay, if this is what you have in mind, then I think a evil cultist would fit right in. Sth along the lines of "I'm doing xxx (evil action) b/c it will contribute to the cause of Cult xxxx and benefit all of my fellow members". I guess this is sort of the opposite case of being involved in charity for selfish reasons i.e to make a name for yourself/broaden your network of connections/create a positive image etc.
btw, saw the edit and liked them. They are not substantial enough for me to revote but I do still think they improve this piece.
Although I find this sub more fully fleshes out Trianarianism compared to what I've read pre-Cataclysm, I have the following two questions:
1. I know a large part of this sub is the actual religious text but just wondering that given the set-up at the start, why is it important for the Three to stop ppl from turning away from their worship? As far as I understand it, they need to keep the balance b/w themselves and are interested in maintaining the world Atheus (i.e. make sure it doesn't get destroyed). But as the sub currently stands, it doesn't lead me to have any pre-disposition as to thinking that the Three actually cares abt getting worshipped.
2. The Deific Antangonist section, I was somehow expecting a set of opposing deities for the Three but instead it's just abt the re-discovery of Trianarianism and then it branches off into angels and devils. I also get the impression that the Lunists and the Barbarianism's Polytheism (which you haven't released yet) might be the actual 'antagonists' so maybe just change the heading to prevent such mis-leading impressions?
Meanwhile, my gut feeling tells me that I'm still leaning towards my old vote. I appreciate the effort put into this particular piece and they have all improved the sub from previous versions. For example, in this current version, I like the fact that in practice section has been expanded quite a bit. But sorry to say that I cannot say that the improvements are substantial enough for me to upvote this particular piece. Go to Comment
The Green Slime is fantastic (contains both elements of originality and utility), the Ash Fire is also somewhat new but Holy Fire seems somewhat lack-lustre compared to the other two. Anyway, I still think this is a high quality sub overall. Go to Comment
I like this system of blood magic- being quite powerful but also offset by major dangers. I personally think this might fit better into a modern setting rather than fantasy (not sure whether medieval people know abt the concept of iron and minerals intakes and linkage with health, but then they might have known)
P.S. At first I got gibberish when I wrote down the bolded letters and I thought it was some arcane language you invented yourself but then I realise you have to read it backwards to get the sentence. Go to Comment
So far so good. This piece has mystery- the hint of humans being turned into cows? and excitement- Botia and her encounter with the worm. Any specific areas you want comment on or still needing general feedback? Go to Comment
Well, I'm female and I don't have problem with a setting featuring abuse of women- I mean abuse of women is a part of reality back in history and hence any fantasy setting in general since most are based on medieval times (and I'm an avid fan of fantasy, granted, most don't focus on abuse of women that much, but there are refs here and there and I don't have no probs with them). Anyway, in terms of this piece, I'm fine with it b/c the abusing part was part of the story and not some attempt to degrade women or anything. Go to Comment
As a sub, this is a high quality and comprehensive one. However, as a character write-up, it seems to be somewhat lacking. Same as Forganthus, I'm currently seeing him as just another scholarly/wizardly character with an obsession and nothing much to set him apart from others belonging to this category (although, the fact that his life depends on this obsession of his is a far more credible reason for his obsession than him just having an obsession fullstop as often happen with other characters of this genre and I do like this bit of background that you put in) Go to Comment
Read it, think that it is a good sub for expanding the Player Cult. However, for the same reason mentioned on your last Player Cult associated sub, I'm refraining from voting b/c some of the items just don't speak to me personally and the potential score I could give it is stretching over too wide a range depending on how objective I want to look at the piece. Go to Comment
An intriguing sub that blends in the 2 unrelated subs seamlessly. Good work on that part as usual. However, I need more time to think abt actual score to give- currently, I can't even pinpoint a score range (usually, I would give an indication that I'm torn b/w a score of x versus y). Maybe just a 'late at night" effect. Go to Comment
Well, yes, no actual 'blending' but then I would imagine it is very hard to blend these particular two together. The other possibility I could think of was maybe a story abt a particular flesh peddler's discovery of sth that could spark a change in magic/tech paradigm and how she dealt with it. What I meant by blend in the previous comment was just in more generic terms incorporate the 2 subs into a sub and not having it sound forced (which in the technical sense, is a bit 'inferior' to true blending but I still sound it a sound achievement). In this respect, I think this particular sub is successful. Go to Comment
Okay, vote decided. This sub is a notch below your usual standard and would be a 3 in my personal opinion. As previously mentioned, it does a good job of incorporating the 2 previous subs w/o making the link seem forced but does not really add value as your previous subs. However, considering the difficulty involved (and I'm not playing nice this time, it is part of my revised voting practice to take into account the difficulty involved in any Challenge subs eg. Oekaki, sth like this), bonus 0.5 points. So 3.5 it is. Go to Comment