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The Dwarven Beard Explained
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)
Murometz's comment on 2014-12-17 02:36 PM
Blood bladder is interesting too, and makes me think of...what else? Four-chambered hearts? Double stomachs? Go to Comment
The Dwarven Beard Explained
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)
Murometz's comment on 2014-12-17 04:09 PM

Ah right. When I say "four-chambered" I mean "different number of chambers, not four" haha

The double stomach came from watching animal programs last night, where the langurs of Cambodia have an extra stomach full of fancy bacteria that help them break down the cellulose of leaves. Anyway, was basically contemplating Dwarven adaptations to the underground. How about this? An fish-like organ that regulates pressure/oxygen/something.. :P

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27/30 Bad Things about Treasure
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
Murometz's comment on 2014-12-17 03:26 PM

Nice job here, always fun to come up with ways to thwart PCs, even after they have found the "great treasure"! The links are nice, though I think if the same (your favorite) links are used for any new idea over and over again (Mathom, etc) it take a bit away from the piece.

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A simple start for a new dungeon
Articles  (Scenario)   (Game Mastering)
Murometz's comment on 2015-01-22 12:41 AM

or to phrase that another way...there sure are a lot of dungeons without enough history, background, proper npcs or common sense, but this here, is the history, background, npcs and common sense, minus the dungeon!!

Clever, stork. :)

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A simple start for a new dungeon
Articles  (Scenario)   (Game Mastering)
Murometz's comment on 2017-02-15 07:32 PM
The tag line is killer! Go to Comment
The Return of the White Deer- Prologue
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2014-12-13 08:11 PM

*the* Temujin? :) Cool. There's a "D" in the title you might want to slice off. So, is this an opening chapter type of thing? Will the Crunalan Empire tale reflect the Song/Yuan Empire time frame approximately?

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The Return of the White Deer- Prologue
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2014-12-17 03:22 PM
I'd maybe change this line..."“Watch out for each other.” With that he made an abrupt departure, leaving the three youths dumbfounded and staring at each other."

The "each other" twice sounds a bit awkward. Go to Comment
Why is Ireland such a Hotspot for Supernatural Activity?
Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
Murometz's comment on 2014-12-13 08:16 PM
Interesting. The title made me think it would delve into fey, formorians, and that type of stuff. Go to Comment
101 Player Character Quirks
Articles  (Character)   (Players)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-27 08:12 PM
Great! Never gets boring, reading quirks. Also, you have here an instant generator with your name on it, if you wish it. Welcome! Go to Comment
Swamps 101
Articles  (Regional)   (Swamp)
Murometz's comment on 2014-12-05 12:33 AM
Is it very interesting? I think it's lame that you commented on Sil's subs, just to help her win the Quest. Go to Comment
Swamps 101
Articles  (Regional)   (Swamp)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-25 12:34 PM
And when you're ready for some more bizarre swampy madness... 3664 Go to Comment
Swamps 101
Articles  (Regional)   (Swamp)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-25 12:29 PM

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 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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Rats in the Basement
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Style)
Murometz's comment on 2014-12-02 01:32 AM
This is why I love gm'ing ^ Go to Comment
Rats in the Basement
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Style)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-26 04:13 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" 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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The Legend of Still and Limbo
Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (General)
Murometz's comment on 2014-12-04 03:01 PM
Intriguing but slightly disjointed as far as presentation of the idea, as val and Scras allude to. But lots of interesting aspects to ponder. Love the name and tagline of the piece. Still and Limbo. Needs something more/else though. Go to Comment
30 Chinese Archaic Names
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-23 12:23 AM
I'm not objective with us, but 5! :) Go to Comment
Inemuri Salon
Locations  (Establishment)   (CyberSpace)
Murometz's comment on 2014-12-17 03:50 PM
Sexy, exotic, and fun to ponder! Go to Comment
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-17 12:13 PM
1/3rd of the way done...taking a break. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Major)   (Knowledge/Lore)
Murometz's comment on 2014-12-04 02:53 PM
Drow, Lolth, Beholders, immense powers...certainly reminiscent of old-schooly mega-villains.

I agree with val...i begin imagining the 'powered-up' PCs that can actually take this thing on and beat it. :)

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Murometz's comment on 2014-11-15 08:16 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.

Nicely written. Welcome to the Citadel!! Go to Comment
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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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