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Legacy, Part IV - Secrets
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-15 07:26 PM
also, fixed a double "for for" for you :)

I blame it on my A.R.D--anal-retentive disorder Go to Comment
AI as NPCs
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Cyberspace)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-05 12:29 PM

Was recently reading about ASI, Artificial super intelligence and yeah...this is just a fascinating article and makes one (me anyway) ponder the cosmos and our legacy as a species. Comments are great too!

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The Rainbow Sword
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Heroic)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-05 12:21 PM

Can be summed up with the word "POWER." Definitely doesn't need any specifics or stats. That would defeat the point of the piece.

I like that there isn't any great curse or dark corruption or mighty flaw inherent in the blade. Refreshing. Also enjoyed the purplish prose.

For the life of me I'm just not sure how to use this in a game, other than some "lesson" to teach PCs (the hard way) or perhaps as simply myth and legend.

Enjoyable read, particularly some of your turns of the phrase. And I learned a new word...clerestory.

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The Immortal Worms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-08 02:03 PM
"Telekinesis is by far the best means of manipulating and transporting these creatures."

Aaaand, I immediately pictured a wizard "walking" behind a massive swarm of worms, controlling them telekinetically, heading to the town that did him wrong all those years ago.

Additionally, a sinister Guild of Sappers and Miners have struck a deal with some chthonic elemental lord, and acquire the means to summon/control the worms. The next castle they target is in some mighty trouble. Go to Comment
The Immortal Worms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-08 02:08 PM
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Idran Motaer
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-05 12:39 PM

Everything must burn. He will see to it. Reminds me of your Bleakwood PC :)

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Idran Motaer
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-05 12:41 PM

Couldn't put my finger on my thoughts until reading Scras' comment. Something about medieval fantasy settings and arson doesn't quite jibe somehow. Then again, there is the Pyromancers Guild of grrm that comes to mind. I love this dude regardless and would go the route Scras suggests!

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Johnny's Sling
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-08 09:23 PM

I like this. It's cute yet utilitarian. Axle's comment made me laugh. I've never heard of "Among Other" but now I'm thinking of a meta-sling that quickly "plots" "idea seeds" growing them into full fledged ideas. I want one. Lol.

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Demon Blood Sword
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-09 10:09 PM
"watch out Azuzu...they are coming for you."

I just got that and chortled.
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The Celestial Dragon Suit
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2015-08-19 12:25 PM
Great flavor! Can be easily adapted to non-Chinese inspired campaigns as well. Had something similar in mine called the Python-King Concubine's Kimono, but I like this better. Go to Comment
30 More Generals
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)
Murometz's comment on 2015-08-13 04:41 PM
Very good. Mostly because I learned about a few historical personalities I wasn't aware of before! While quite a few sound similar "master of battle/tactics/strategy/etc", I suppose that can't be helped when writing about generals. Hard to become a general if you suck at it :)

Having said that ( a minor nitpick), there is actual some nice variety! Good work.

Will try to come up with two more if time allows. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Space)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-09 10:34 PM
Will echo Strolen in saying, I've never actually heard of planets as eggs, so was mind-blown for a few minutes there!

Thanks to Scras, I can't now but help go google Nelson Bond's story 'And Lo, the Bird'!

and as per Aramax, I was expecting Cthulhu!!

Anyways, pretty cool concept, nice job! And nice give and take on axle's and your first comment. Go to Comment
Dungeons  (Tundra/ Arctic)   (Rooms/ Halls)
Murometz's comment on 2015-08-19 12:29 PM
Anything that starts with "In the desolate wastes of Antartica..." gets me excited. Great little adventure here! Reminiscent of modern paperback thrillers. Go to Comment
25 Horses
Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)
Murometz's comment on 2015-08-01 10:12 PM
Neat. Had to reread a bit to get it, but yeah, this is a clever puzzle. Image nice too. Good one! Go to Comment
Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)
Murometz's comment on 2015-08-01 10:06 PM
I actually like the opening descriptors. They do give me a nice visual and visceral sense of the place. Can smell the muck and other odors. The npcs are ok I guess. Kinda agree with axle on that part. But pretty decent hive of scum and villainy you got going here!

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Arachnartids, the Slaves of Felenthur
Society/ Organizations  (Unique)   (Desert)
Murometz's comment on 2015-07-24 12:48 PM
Visceral and gruesome mythos. Reminds me of Drider lore of course, but jacked up and significantly more detailed. Love the names here (Bsuma!), they really seem to fit the tale.

There are quite a few weirdly phrased sentences, but that doesn't detract from the overall mojo for me. Go to Comment
Tangrams (or Seven Piece Puzzles)
Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)
Murometz's comment on 2015-07-12 03:09 PM
Unlike axle I don't remember tangrams, but they're pretty cool! After reading this I kept thinking how can I use these cleverly, and then read Mageek's comment. Love love love the visual of a (bumbling) spell-caster feverishly assembling these in order to summon the results! Go to Comment
Of Domes
Locations  (Other)   (Any)
Murometz's comment on 2015-07-12 03:19 PM
I enjoy minutae like this because I am not an expert on how "sci-fi" domes actually operate or the different types. Thanks for the knowledge. Now I can use domes in my futuristic games and stories, without just saying "umm, it's a dome. What more do you want to know?!" Go to Comment
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-15 08:46 PM
I'm not sure what I can add that the lads above haven't already. It took me two reads to begin to understand the characters dynamic, but once I got it, I liked it.

I enjoyed the "side-bar" lines as I read this. The casually mentioned places, people, and things. Breathes life into the story.

I guess I'll throw out one random nitpick.

I'd change this line...

"Most see him as the ultimate image for seriousness- taking himself and his duty seriously to the exclusion of all else"

to something like...

"Most see him as the ultimate image of stern self-importance and single-minded devotion to his duty, at the exclusion of all else.

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Phantom Paths
Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)
Murometz's comment on 2015-07-02 10:17 AM

Another nice dungeon room puzzle. Great visuals as usual help. I got it all on the second read-thru. Those gray boxes are key.

This was the last thing I read last night before passing out, so naturally I dreamed of it. Somehow I ended up battling my shadow-twin as we lunged from tile to tile, but that's a different story.

I remember when the "ancient modules" all had at least one such puzzle room to solve in every dungeon. Miss those.

designing puzzle rooms is not a strength of mine as a gm, so I can greatly appreciate your skill at creating them.

Mageek the Puzzle-Master!! More!!!

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