This is a parallel category to water. There needs to be food for these creatures, insects, and plants to be able to survive. Now plants will be food for insects and small animals, while the food chain increases larger animals eat the small plant eaters and so on.
However, in an environment such as a dungeon or cave where there is no light source, very unusual and sturdy plants will be the only few to survive in the dark depths. Will all of these plants be edible for a normal human or non-cave/ dungen dwelling denzien? Probably not. Care must be taken on what food source is gathered in the depths. It could be your alst meal for many reasons. Poison is most common, while it may not kill you outright it may hinder you long enough for another predator to come along and feast. Possibly the result of your death revitalizes the soil bringing nutrients for more plants, drawing more animals for the hunter.
Also to add on that, where there is a food source for one animal, another larger animal will be close by. Before stopping and marveling at the seemingly clear river flow, or the large patch of mushroom stalks standing three feet high, remember something probably uses this underground oasis as a hunting ground. Go to Comment
A short answer to this... I realize this is a bit unlinked but it was pre linked stage in the site version so forgive the lack of apparent linked subs. However some of this is explained in other subs which are all a part of the Hewdamian world. By reading the History of Hewdamia you get most of this, but I also realize it is outdated and needs to be linked and updated some for the new site. Go to Comment
My magical system is based off of a ew chapters in one of those books. The spell crystal idea was a continuation of that.
I actually spoke with Midkemian Press for permission to use and adapt that system. They didn't want it as it only showed up in two chapters of a side plot in a book. Something they actually forgot about. The person I corresponded with said he had to go read the book in question to remember what I was talking about.
In the basics it is similar but I have adapted it and altered it far enough to make it different by far. Part of the reason they didn't remember it. So yes you found me out. But I have permissions to use. Go to Comment
I always liked this one. I used to represent this in game by getting dice in the appropriate size and when someone found one or used one the dice would exchange hands. I would then have them keep them in their pocket or a small dice bag to give the idea of carrying them and the amount of space they take up, that while they are small, they do take up space in numbers.
Sushi is actually more of an art than a dish to eat. It was originally a way to preserve the fish or funa, a type of fish. The fish was salted and allowed to mature on a bed of vinegar rice, after which the rice was discarded. Now of course they keep the rice and add more texture by adding different spices and fruits and vegetables. Go to Comment
Ok, this seems more like a mental technique used to simple remember things. I don't see it as a specific school of magic, than a school of psycology perhaps. Interesting but I feel it lacks where it could be better. Go to Comment
While I would like a little more background on this, it seems a reasonable schooling method. Harsh measures are needed at times to protect the unwary.
However, it says that only 30% survive their training, with such a low percentage, wh ywould anyone want to even train with them? How do they find out about them? After going through all that trouble why would anyone leave them? It seems a bit to dramatic for someone to try so hard and survive, apparently not many do, only to quit.
I agree that it is a refreshing idea. But similar to Ag, my setting is low magic but this seems low and basic magic. Very limited, tossed up more like a country seer or weather doctor. I can't think of the exact term used for them but someone who was attuned to the weather. I don't see it functioning much in the real world setting. Go to Comment
I like this a lot. Magic has always been one of my hard points to detail and make work. I have actually gone through three different magic systems for my gaming world before I found one I wanted to work with.
This is a fresh look at old school magic if you will. Refreshing and even believable in a fantasy setting. Good job. Go to Comment
This is a classical list that should be adhered to should anyone be Dming. It is all helpful information and should be used as a checklist for any DM. Good job to the limitless knowledge of Moonhunter. Go to Comment
Pirates' many bejeweled rings and piercings actually had a practical purpose - when the pirate or sailor died, the rings could be taken off as payment for a proper burial, saving him from a watery grave. This could be tied into regional culture, or made into a quest (The Pirate's Lost Rings, etc.). Also gives treasure-seeking divers another thing to look for besides crusty old chests.