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Swamps 101
Articles  (Regional)   (Swamp)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-25 11:29 AM


I love swamps! I think this is a perfect "old school" entry actually! Excellent primer, hitting most of the pertinent points! I cant help but add...since its a 101 on swamps and all...it would have been great if you included a little extra toward the beginning with a little info on the slight differences between...swamp, bog, marsh, and fen, with maybe an image of each. But that's just nitpicking. Great sub!

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Swamps 101
Articles  (Regional)   (Swamp)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-25 11:34 AM
And when you're ready for some more bizarre swampy madness... 3664 Go to Comment
Rats in the Basement
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Style)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-26 03:13 PM


Well, this is rather flawless and I've read it twice. Tucker Kobolds the were-rat version! The level of detail with every contingency accounted for, brings to mind published adventure material, naturally. Having no interest in Pathfinder stats, didn't take away anything from this, for me. I simply read those bits as..."Rat, trapper/ranger lvl2, fights with wakazashi, sneaking and wounding"..."Rat, 2nd lvl transmuter...Rat...ninja...etc..." ok, got it! Can adapt that to my game without issue.



Kudos to you. The commitment and effort involved in writing this shines through admirably!

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30 Chinese Archaic Names
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-22 11:23 PM
I'm not objective with us, but 5! :) Go to Comment
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-17 11:13 AM
1/3rd of the way done...taking a break. Go to Comment
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-15 07:16 PM
I love it. Very heady and well thought out cosmos origin. You seem to have everything covered. Souls, life, alignments...

Particularly interesting to me are the automatons of Order and the Dragons of Chaos.

The question that comes to my mind is, how if at all, does this mythos affect your game world specifically? Do the characters have some overall sense of this understanding? Oblivious to it? Or somewhere in between. Just curious.

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Murometz's comment on 2014-11-15 08:04 PM


Like this a lot! Very heady and well thought out cosmos origin. You seem to have everything covered. Souls, life, alignments...



It reminds me of the duality of Manichaeism and the beliefs of the Cathars a bit.



Particularly interesting to me are the automatons of Order and the Dragons of Chaos, and the Graces and Viles, as entities.



The question that comes to my mind is, how if at all, does this mythos affect your game world specifically? Do the characters have some overall sense of this understanding? Oblivious to it? Or somewhere in between. Just curious.



Nicely written. Welcome to the Citadel!!

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Halimath the Wanderer
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-13 11:42 AM


I never get tired of first-person narrative describing a world when done well. And this qualifies! Plus what val said re: leveling up. Geez!!



Collectors sound quite interesting too.

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101 Chinese Modern names
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-10 06:09 PM


Incredibly useful to me!!! THANK YOU FOR THIS!!! :-D



Question, how subtly (or drastically) different would names be in say...late Ming/early Ching period, as compared to these modern day ones?

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101 Chinese Modern names
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-11 01:12 AM


Let's take the Five Elders of folklore as an example...



Ji Sin, Ng Mui, Bak Mei (Pai Mei!!!!!!!!!!), Fung Dao Dak, Mui Hin



They do not seem radically different and they stem from 17th century stylings.

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101 Chinese Modern names
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-12 10:33 AM
Thanks Moonlake. Much obliged! Go to Comment
101 Chinese Modern names
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-13 07:34 PM


Is this referenced somewhere and I missed it? "Ma" usually referred in the past (not sure on now) to Chinese Muslims. As in, that was a very common surname for Chinese Muslims, stemming from Mohammedan.

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Hammer Of Spirit Binding
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-11 11:45 AM
I like it, and immediately get a visual of a blacksmith hammering away at his forge, in a shower of blood, sweat, and tears, as a battle of wills plays out, with an eager-eyed adventurer looking on, awaiting his magic blade. Go to Comment
Hammer Of Spirit Binding
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-12 10:37 AM


Another plothook: the Spirit-Addled Smith. The PCs come across a town where the local Smith has gone mad, infested with multiple spirits and demons, during a hammering gone awry. Can the PCs stop the rampaging Smith. Can they stop him without slaying him?

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Plutopolis
Locations  (City)   (Any)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-10 12:50 PM


Just another day in the big city...



Very well described in places. Awesome canvas for gaming (or in your case, awesome locale for a novel I imagine.) An entire world really, inside of a city. Besides Gotham, I get a bit of a Basin City vibe, along with for some reason, a fascimile of futuristic novels of the 40's, 50's, and 60's, decrying the "metropolises" they describe.



As per usual, no positives are mentioned about "life in the big city", of which there are many. Then again, I imagine that's by design. :)

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Trash and Treasure of Ideas
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-04 01:13 AM
well, wow, weird, yet good. More to come... Go to Comment
Trash and Treasure of Ideas
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-04 05:16 PM
That was an entertaining read! Go to Comment
A Summers Freeze
Plots  (Crisis)   (Side-Quest)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-07 08:14 PM


Well that's one way to tackle the Old School Quest. Write an actual "module" which is not so easy to do by the way. Kudos



It's a little clinical and dry in places I won't lie, but it seems a solid adventure with several points of interest. It could use some jazzing up, but I know, "Old School" :)



Blobs, altars, sacrifice, flesh golems and a great Maggot Mother. All seems in order there.



I think it would look pretty cool if you formatted this with some box-texts and stuff for "gm info" vs "read this to players" texts and such to make it visually resemble an actual module read-through.

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NPC List For 1640s Demon Hunting
NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Combative)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-02 01:10 AM
Doesn't get more "flavorful" than this. You're forcing the reader to transport to your world. Very nice. Very specific. Go to Comment
NPC List For 1640s Demon Hunting
NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Combative)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-03 04:31 PM
A Bone Stitcher, a 17th century priest from Galway, an Incubus(!), and Dracula walk into a bar... Go to Comment
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