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Gigaschadel
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)
Murometz's comment on 2015-05-26 11:55 AM


Nice! This really has the feel of an old-fashioned undead "monster" (and I mean that as a positive) and yet the "old man" thing is an original nuance. I take it you were inspired by some muttering curmudgeon you encountered in your travels? :)



Seamlessly fits into an "army" of various undead, sent against PCs, the white-haired, gray-skinned floating spectral head is a great visual.



Finally, knowing that the head was recently someone's grandpa is a macabre touch. "Noooo! Gramps!!"



What exactly does "ghost-flame" do?

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The Baitala of Palibantan
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Travelers)
Murometz's comment on 2015-05-22 04:09 PM
Well written tale. You know what's coming but the suspense is still effective. Big fan of Hindi mythology, so nice to see this spirit creature used in game.

Is Baran just hungry at the end, or...? :)

The GM note is a nice touch, neatly explaining how you used this, and how else it can be used. Go to Comment
A compendium of different Chinese ranking systems
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Murometz's comment on 2015-05-24 12:35 AM
So useful. Good! Go to Comment
Dead Zone
Locations  (City)   (Any)
Murometz's comment on 2015-05-03 03:25 PM
Mmm-hmm...Snake Pliskin to the rescue!!

Particularly liked False Flags and Derogatory Usage! Go to Comment
7 Things Wrong with Godzilla 2014
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2015-04-28 03:50 PM
1. I have to say the opening scenes of WWII era Bikini atoll bombing was pretty cool actually and drew me right into the mythos. But I see your logic.

2. Yes. OMG yes! The son was a wooden tool.

3. Yep. His job was to gravely whisper clich├ęs.

4. So agree!!!

5. He did seem a bit fat and bear-ish, which was weird.

6. Agreed. Stupid adversary. Though...there have been 40-50 foot tapeworms found inside whales, but yeah.

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A man becomes a bow, a bow a man.
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
Murometz's comment on 2015-04-28 04:47 PM


Good questions. I should have written more here.



Actually, I think I gave the wrong impression with the "corpse rising" stuff. I meant that the body of Lyuk Bowen survived the battle (though he lost consciousness there for a while literally and figuratively) and lives on as a normal looking man (not a literal zombie nor undead in any way, his flesh is not slowly rotting or anything ). But he is brainless. That is to say his brain is the equivalent of a wooden bow. Lol.



So he's a bag of flesh the bow controls with its thoughts, but not literally, since the flesh bag is brainless. The bow meanwhile, possessing Lyuk's memories and thoughts merely nudges the living husk along through unexplained magic, and perhaps some sort of latent muscle memory on the husk's part.



If the husk is killed the bow would be rather screwed as it can't move around on its own. I'm guessing the bow would eventually go mad too, and I don't mean the angry variety of mad.



Which brings us to what would happen when the the inevitable occurs and a PC gets her hands on the bow. I would imagine the dynamic would be similar to an intelligent weapon and its owner with the bow having its own thoughts, goals, and desires. But not having an overly large "Ego" the bows influence wouldn't be of the corrupting variety on its wielder. After that, who knows. One thing it would definitely do is try to talk its new wielder into getting revenge against a certain Long Lord. Another thing it could do that just came to me, is actually teach it's new wielder archery and improve their ability with a bow.



Oh boy, I've typed too much and reading this back it doesn't quite make perfect sense to me lol

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Ezalim the Fallen
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Murometz's comment on 2015-04-28 04:34 PM
Geez, this was a heavy and heady read for a warm, sunny afternoon :)

I'm left trying to wrap my mind around the concepts presented. "Cut a swathe through reality". What does cutting a swathe through reality actually look like, I wonder, etc...

Nicely written and tight. First sentence is downright poetic.

I can't help but imagine being a "PC" in this world, hiding in a corner meekly squeaking "meep" as these events unfold. Lol.

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Feather-Dusters of Dra'Solme Tsolyul
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2015-04-22 09:10 PM
tried uploading a pic inside the main sub. Failed. So here is sort of what they look like...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4Yz8XZ-ddk4/VChtkGj-ZWI/AAAAAAAABaY/goUrKvr4jp4/s1600/image0014.jpg

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Feather-Dusters of Dra'Solme Tsolyul
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2015-04-22 11:34 PM
I suppose :) Go to Comment
Skeleton Bow
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Cursed)
Murometz's comment on 2015-04-22 09:28 PM
Read the title and would have bet money the bows were crafted of Skeleton spinal columns. I stand corrected! Nice amount of detail with few words~ Go to Comment
Vaakri's Empyral Bow
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Heroic)
Murometz's comment on 2015-04-22 09:26 PM
Concur with the lads. Great legend/myth! Almost doesn't matter what it does Go to Comment
30 More Pirates
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Murometz's comment on 2015-04-26 09:03 PM
What Cheka said!

A pirate for every class is a fun twist. I'll try to add a few. Go to Comment
30 Barbarians
NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Combative)
Murometz's comment on 2015-04-26 08:52 PM


This grew on me the more I read. Lovable bunch! Love the this one likes that one and that one fears this one stuff. Makes them come alive and feel real. The names based on traits/personalities is a nice touch as well.



I get a bit of a Black Company vibe too.



Zerk is Hulk! Bones is Rattleshirt (GoT)! And you have to love gramps!



I have to ask though, why is Rock the secret laughing stock of the group? We're not offered a clue as to why.



Great job!

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Circlet of Cerberus
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2015-03-10 12:55 AM
I really like how you weaved (wove? woven?) greek myth and mermen. Seamless. Good read, and nicely balanced item. Go to Comment
Ballad of the Malconvoker
Locations  (Area)   (Plains)
Murometz's comment on 2015-02-25 07:52 PM


Nice twist, nice poem, and nice add-on explaining the options!



Have random questions on the fascinating wording...



1. "The clergy unable reconcile" there's no "to" between unable and reconcile on purpose right? 2. "Her infernal servant fond" what is meant by fond here?



I don't care about grammar, vocabulary and spelling, I'm just asking because I like the style.



Anyway, good job!

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Downington Sphere
Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)
Murometz's comment on 2015-02-22 07:19 PM
This was a fun read!! Not sure how to explain why, I guess it's all the somehow fitting names for things, the lingo and nuance. Oh yeah, and the bizarre space lifeforms! Go to Comment
TRANSFORMERS RPG: Part 1
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2012-02-15 12:30 PM


Wow.



 



Once you're done with the foundation, brainstorming, format and logistics, I'd like to PLAY this game! :)



 



And once youre done with this, please consider...Thundercats, He-Man, Space Ghost, etc

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Queen Llaewyn Reborn
Plots  (Event)   (Multi-Storyline)
Murometz's comment on 2015-02-11 10:55 AM


I was just going to add, some nice use of prose in this piece! I like the campaign thoughts as well. And welcome Isharii!!

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Infestation
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)
Murometz's comment on 2015-02-07 10:06 AM


Wow, fancy writing!! The opening grabbed hold of me and wouldn't let go. Going to read this again with floyd's waiting for the worms softly playing in the background

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Slang and Jargon Beneath the Waves: The Big Under
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)
Murometz's comment on 2015-02-26 02:27 PM
This is pretty darn impressive axle!! Love the slang etymology explainers! Strong shades of Burgess' Nadsat. Go to Comment
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