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The Belts of Parkour
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2014-01-15 05:36 PM
Aside from a smidgeon of typos, (go/gone mulbury/mulberry) these are marvelous!

Now these can explain a lot of kung-fu movies, wherein our hero, after kicking lots of butt inside the evil dojo's courtyard, merely leaps up and over the (30' or so) wall to escape. Sometimes, the bad guys leap after him. I guess they stole a few belts.

I'm mixed on the belts negative effects on normal physical skills. Seems slightly un-monkish to focus on a magical belt so much as to have to train a lot just to eliminate the negative effects thereof. On the other hand, it's a nice way to limit the belts in game.

I love these more from a thieves-in-big-city angle, where rogues are literally parkour-ing about, amidst the rooftops. Great visual, that.

Anyway, simple, very useful, great idea!

You seem ready to play a kung-fu cinema rp! :-) Go to Comment
River Horses
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)
Murometz's comment on 2014-01-14 12:08 AM


It started off as...classic Hippocampi meets rushing, foamy, wave-horses from LotR. Best take-away from the first part was--to stop is to die. That was nice.



But the Abilities and Weaknesses gets to all the good stuff and some original bits, especially the--messages across great distances!



They are indeed flavorful, well-rendered creatures, though I've come across their ilk quite a few times. Still good though!

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Moon Beard
NPCs  (Major)   (Artistic/Performance)
Murometz's comment on 2014-01-13 10:54 PM


Keith Moon the adventurer! nice. John Bonham too I suppose.



I ocd'd on his love of potions for a while. Can see him having a resistence to not only poisons but most magical potions. Needs to chug 3 healing to get effect of 1, giant-growth barely stretches him a few inches, polymorph affects an arm and leg only, etc...



His quirky companions sound fun too. Who?

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Moon Beard
NPCs  (Major)   (Artistic/Performance)
Murometz's comment on 2014-01-13 10:58 PM
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Concordare Iram,
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Murometz's comment on 2014-01-10 11:52 PM


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I found myself pausing early on, at them sprouting different body parts of elves, dwarves, gnomes, orcs, etc...



I had to think about that, and I think like it a lot! That's a weird yet somehow fitting lifeform for a fantasy world. Mongrelmen on steroids.



More to come and vote! Oh and puberty is tough for them, geez! :-)



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Robber Squirrels
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Murometz's comment on 2014-01-06 02:09 PM


I echo Strolen, the idea of thieving squirrels trained to snatch stuff is a great one that I can run with. I'd probably push them towards a darker vibe somehow as well. Perhaps there are (silly or not) legends of a fantastic treasure hoard somewhere in the forest, belonging to the black squirrels. Things stolen and piled up after many many years of thievery. Finding it is nigh impossible. And though the hoard is huge, it has only things a squirrel can carry. A mountain of trinkets!!



I also get a vision of an "annual" unfortunate event in some town on the forest's bawn. Once a year a swarm of hundreds (thousands!?) of squirrel thieves descend on the town like locusts and steal anything they can carry.

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Masgolth's Fire
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2013-12-25 01:48 PM


The weapon reads like an artefact from Norse Mythology. Gloriously powerful yet dangerous to a fault. The tale behind it feels dwarven indeed.



Can't help but be reminded of Thor's hammer...as in, no one can lift it, etc...



A truly epic weapon for PCs to harness. Can imagine various scenarios of course...jumping into the sea to do battle, as waters boil and steam all around, melting a snow-drowned mountain, as a PC scales it, to do battle with the mountain's demon, a fire-cult stealing the hammer and erecting it in their volcanic temple, melting the landscape as the PCs traverse a harsh wintery terrain, etc, etc etc...

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The Leviathan's Enemy
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Plains)
Murometz's comment on 2013-12-26 03:24 PM
reminiscent of Jörmungandr!
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The Leviathan's Enemy
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Plains)
Murometz's comment on 2013-12-26 06:51 PM
The idea is a great one, actually. The pseudo-biblical beast, immense beyond measure...

Welcome to the site, Jojokiwi! And great first comment too! Go to Comment
Office of the High Councillor Corvin
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Murometz's comment on 2013-12-19 01:23 PM
Fixed the bolding for you, as this version came out all bolded.

That aside, I think this is better!! Now you're drilling down a bit more into the "atmospheric detail" of the room I guess, adding a tad more flavor. Go to Comment
Office of the High Councillor
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Murometz's comment on 2013-12-18 01:12 PM
I kind of actually like the peculiar concept behind this piece. A location descriptor that is meant to conjure up a particular atmosphere for PCs is a nice thought. I do wish there was something more either going on here as Goss said, or some more on this Corvin fellow and/or some more stuff about the room itself. Go to Comment
Cessna and Piper Aldean
NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)
Murometz's comment on 2013-12-03 12:04 PM
Facilitator NPCs with some panache. I approve!! And I like your comment explanation. Go to Comment
Murometz's comment on 2013-11-28 02:33 AM
Not enough for a sub...sigh. Go to Comment
Murometz's comment on 2013-11-28 12:06 PM


sorry to disappoint lol

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Murometz's comment on 2013-11-28 12:58 PM
re-opened it as collab! Go, Moonlake, go! :) Go to Comment
Murometz's comment on 2014-01-23 03:10 PM


Thanks lol This just started as a joke...a dumb barbarian/new pc kept confusing lizard-bulls with bull-lizards. One is huge and nasty, one is tiny and harmless :P Lockwhistle offers a tongue-in-cheek primer for the braincells-challenged.



Another one was going to be a short primer on: How can you tell if the "book" you're holding is an evil magic item, as opposed to a regular book. And so on...

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Murometz's comment on 2015-06-18 10:17 PM


Let me once again address the differences between these often and sometimes tragically confused names, so that needless bloodshed can be avoided by the confused adventurer.



I will just say if forced to pick between the two as adversaries, I would have to think on it for a half-minute but probably take my chances with the big dumb birds.



Ox-Swallow



A gigantic but rather harmless bird. Well, mostly harmless. The truth is it is rather dangerous. It is after all a gigantic bird so caution should be used during encounters. Literally the size of oxen these creatures act in every way as their mundane tiny cousins. Why they exist is anyone's guess. We can only hope this was not yet another one of those "wizard's experiment gone awry", or worse, a "practical joke of the gods." If every one of these (thankfully rare), dive-bombing, cottage-crushing behemoths were exterminated, the world would be a safer place for adventurers.



Unlike their (much) lesser cousins who utilize speed and quick strikes to hunt insects, Ox-swallows seem to rely on their obnoxious strength and brute force to hunt, well, anything that looks edible to their fist-sized soulless, shining-black eyes!



Swallow-Ox



Fearsome chieftain and war-leader of the Tribe of the Great Boast, Swallow-Ox earned her name, and should never be confused with an Ox-Swallow.



This giant of a woman was said to have swallowed an entire roasted ox in a single gulp. The truth of the matter is that she probably ate a whole haunch of ox quickly, or perhaps a huge portion of ox in one sitting, but we will never know for sure. Regardless, this earned her name and eventually her position. Well that and the fact that her ferocity in battle is unmatched, as her skill with the long-axe unrivaled. Swallow-Ox commands four hundred mustached (the women as well), axe and shield wielding berserkers, and should be avoided at all costs. Unless your are planning a war, in which case know that the tribe of the Great Boast are willing mercenaries. Swallow-Ox always demands payment in gold.

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A Dwindling Fortune
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2013-11-25 10:24 PM
Oh oh, private drafts showing up on 'recent citadel activity'. Is that supposed to happen? Go to Comment
Agency 17: Illegal Search and Seizure
Plots  (Hired)   (Campaign)
Murometz's comment on 2015-01-21 12:51 PM
Love a modern game with a truly "real" feel, as in this case with Los Zetas, etc Could see this used and/or expanded upon in many different ways. First thought was a high-speed convoy attack/chase. My second thought was detailing a bad-ass eccentric head honcho npc for Los Zetas. Go to Comment
The Azul Deck of Shadows
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2013-11-19 12:00 PM
I echo val's first two sentences, and will add that this deck would be a helluva lot of fun to use in a game! The options on what could happen on any given "cast", are many and delicious! Go to Comment
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