Strolen\s Citadel content. 
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!

I've been writing up a similar place lately, so nice to get some ideas here. Go to Comment
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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The Maw Installation
Locations  (TransWorld)   (Space)
Murometz's comment on 2015-07-02 04:05 PM
This is a beaut!! You don't have to incorporate the entire Cosmic Era foundation, in order to run a great game/campaign based on the Maw. Everything id need as a gm is here.

Love the shout-outs to the various ships of sci-fi and I learned a new word today. Hoopty.

I'd run a combination of Area 51 and into the dragon's jaws plot hooks. And I just might. Seeing some "PCs" this weekend who love the sci-fi. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Murometz's comment on 2015-07-02 10:28 AM
Well, this is different. My initial reaction was "Modron" (tsr) meets the black box of an airplane :)

Short and sweet but they intrigue me. Want to know more. Go to Comment
Cadaverous Companion
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)
Murometz's comment on 2015-06-29 06:42 PM

"Is that an undead giraffe?!" {Russian mobster accent} "Opulence, I has it."

"Mmmm, I smell herbs. Lovely aroma. Is that potpourri?" "No, that's my dead cat."

"And what the hell is THAT thing?!" "It's my deceased, featherless parrot. Be nice."

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Collaborative Storytelling Through Google Docs
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)
Murometz's comment on 2015-06-29 11:09 AM

I found this interesting, as I no longer gm table top games :(

Not sure if this is pertinent to this post or not but my group had been using Roll20 and we love it. It also has a dice-roller, campaign notes, and maps.

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Steam Mice
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2015-06-29 11:15 AM
Ha! The mice seem a tad Dickensian which is a nice touch. Will add ideas when they come to me. I did something similar with a race of Victorian-era flies, clad in top hats, wearing monocles, fighting with sword canes, and basically plotting world domination... they don't fly because they think flying is "beneath" them. They also dominate a servile race of tiny chalk-white humans, who pull their carriages, run errands, and act as man-servants. Ok, I'll stop now :) Go to Comment
Murometz's comment on 2015-06-26 06:06 PM
started scribbling after watching Norrell and Strange episode 1. Not sure where I'm going with this, but I'm going somewhere! Go to Comment
Murometz's comment on 2015-08-19 12:23 PM
Nice additions guys!! This seems to have some storytelling potential. Now have to think on it some more...

:) Go to Comment
The Electric Eye
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Campaign Defining)
Murometz's comment on 2015-06-26 04:03 PM

I really like the interplay here between the esoteric third eye of perception mythology and the near-future techno. Great read!! And is it crazy to say, I can see this happening in a few decades?!

Only thing that rang weird was "medical experts of Tajikistan". I wouldnt trust them to apply a band-aid on a booboo lol. Even in the future. Bit too backward over there for them to take any kind of scientific/medical "leap" ahead anytime soon.

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The Electric Eye
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Campaign Defining)
Murometz's comment on 2015-06-26 05:24 PM

Well, that's about as good an explanation as I can imagine.(Hope I don't get hate mail from Tajikistan :P)

Also, Triclops!1!1!

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Magitech Space Opera
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2015-06-26 04:09 PM
The "space opera" part caught my eye. That is the kind of hard sci-fi I can get behind :)

This seems to be rather original to me with the demons and mana and aerstones gaining sentience (love that part.)

Interesting Cosmology you have going here! Go to Comment
Magitech Space Opera
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2015-06-26 05:41 PM
Well I'll be a monkey's uncle. I didn't even know we can do that (question mark thingies--designer notes) and I've been here 9 years :/ Go to Comment
Magitech Space Opera
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2015-06-26 06:38 PM
You can edit comments. Just click on the all-seeing EYE to the left, under your user name. Go to Comment
Chinese Lore- Weapons, Myths and Others
Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2015-06-23 06:48 PM

Giving this an overall codex vote. Another great collection!! I'd rename this...Chinese Lore--Swords, Bows, and Instruments, or something similar, just so you know what is in here when browsing titles, or searching for said bows, swords, instruments, or what have you.

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Chinese Lore- Weapons, Myths and Others
Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2015-06-23 06:48 PM
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