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Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Murometz's comment on 2013-11-07 09:49 PM

Nice. These just appeared in my world, but rather than as 'stools' they will become...'shrinking violets'!! I like the monsters attracted part, reminiscent of 'shriekers'. I'd also make a secondary die-roll (with a secondary table) to determine the size one shrinks to.

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Altar of Vazzaz
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2014-02-09 12:04 PM
It's a scenario with a nice twist. Blood is not what she wants! These type of scenarios usually stick with players long after they end. "Remember that time we doused and slathered that mosquito-queen altar with blood? Oh boy!" Go to Comment
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-31 10:59 AM
Nice! This brought to mind the old MoonHunter series of articles on Mage "tools" of the trade like the Solomontic Rugs and Shadow Shrines. The thought that seers and mystics have such hidden chambers secreted away in large cities is also an inspiring thought...

The library wall-shelf pivots and opens up into an eerie chamber of mirrored walls, floors, and ceilings. "Yes", says the Baron, "This was my great-aunt's secret room. We still do not know what she did inside, or what the room was used for..."

The imagery of a mage in a mirrored room, communicating with reflections of spirits and gods know what else, is a great one. And of course an obvious plothook, but i have to mention it, because I immediately pictured it...PCs get trapped somehow in the mirror-maze of dimensions (even though it is a communicating chamber I know). the mage has to help them get out, while they encounter countless spirits and obstacles in this multi-dimensional world. Go to Comment
Civitas Caeli
Locations  (City)   (Space)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-29 02:26 PM
As Holmes might say, "there are several points of interest to this case, Watson."

Quite an interesting take on the "Eternal City" trope. Great visual, with some unique perspectives. Scras and Renlim ask good questions. As for me though, I would say that less is more, and I don't necessarily need every mystery of this city spelled out. The vagueness adds that certain je nais se quois.

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The Bibliorynth of Zhao Zweh
Dungeons  (Other)   (Rooms/ Halls)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-31 11:03 AM
Ah, an Oekaki. well, I guess in that case, i can't say, "This needs more!" (But it does).

Nice setting though for adventure. I always wondered if we'd ever get that Bibliorynth sub after Dozus coined the term. :)

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School Of Banewrights
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-31 11:08 AM
Instant Dungeon: a long-lost "foundry" or "lair" of Banewrights has been discovered. The entire place is awash with ancient, cursed and bizarre magic items for the unwary to find. Go to Comment
Ratwood Tree
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-25 11:37 AM

Odd and flavorful piece of flora! I like the fact that it has "weed-like" properties, ravaging the terrain, to ensure its own proliferation. Perfect trait for these, "vermin of the plant world" to have.

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The Midwich Horror
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-24 11:20 AM
Just incredible really! I'd give a 4.5 to just the Houri (perfectly named!) alone! The whole thing is a mad-house of mind-bending horror. This was my first read of the day, and blew me away. Tagline for this as a module, should be..."Welcome to Midwich. Do NOT go to Midwich"

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Agency 17: It's a Diplomatic Thing
Plots  (Hired)   (Campaign)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-21 12:22 PM
Oooh, spies--CIA, KGB, mole-lists. Fun scenario, I like it! And a nice easy-to-follow format too. Go to Comment
Drowner Lice
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-17 12:18 PM
I would imagine that their "bloated bellies" are only bloated after feeding? Just a thought...

I despise ticks, mites, and lice with a hatred bordering on lunacy. So therefore, I naturally approve of a sea-borne 10 lb version of these disgusting things for game-play.

Not sure what to suggest as far as what else to add here. They work. If using these, I would probably enjoy the sinking ship infested with lice plothook.

I also get vague visions of a mighty, lice-ridden sperm whale carcass floating in the sea... Go to Comment
Oh Give Me Wings To Fly
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-17 10:45 AM
How can I not love this! It takes on a single focused game aspect (Wings) and tells you everything you need to know about them for game purposes. This is the type of article I'd immediately throw into me' olde gm binder, if I was still doing that these days :)

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The Esgol Dwarves
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-17 10:23 AM
They feel Dwarven to me. I can kind of understand Gossamer's "Dwarven values" point, as you seem to switch the roles of orcs and dwarves here (Dwarves afraid of Orcs? lord have mercy! :)), but to me that seems kind of refreshing actually. I like the fact that the Orcs have taken over the underground, leaving these poor bearded souls to eke out their lives in icy tundra.

These are dwarves plopped into a new and harsh environment. And so their lifestyles, habits, and even values, evolve over time based on this. It works for me.

I really like the "breathing in of herb-infused steam" idea, as this rings true. You will often find eucalyptus and other pungent herbs infused into the steam in many Eastern European saunas.

I can clearly see the images in my mind of these rhyme-encrusted dwarves, inhaling their steam, drinking their spirits, and hauling their meager goods in sleds of walrus tusks, lashed together...its a nice visual. Hey wait, these are Russians! :P

One question I have is...Where do they get all this tobacco from? I would imagine the frozen tundra isn't a great spot for growing the crop. Is this one of the few commodities they trade for? Go to Comment
The Esgol Dwarves
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-17 10:23 AM
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Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-17 10:33 AM
Ah, the State Bird of Maine :P

Suitably repugnant, and as they all said, a short and pleasant sub to read, yet chock full of info. Go to Comment
Spiritskin Drum
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-14 11:12 AM
Love it! A macabre new tool for shamans and uncivilized bards. Its fun to think up creatures, and figure out what effects their skins would have!!

I like the goat drowning, that stood out in the tale.

Would also be interested in hearing The Bull's ideas on how it can be used in other, non-combative ways.

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The Burning Cult
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Local)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-14 11:03 AM
The Carcer bit, being burned inside his wooden effigy monthly, and slowly going insane, did it for me! Go to Comment
Maw of the Daemons
Locations  (Other)   (Underground)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-09 10:29 AM
Start with an interesting image and real-life phenomenon, add demons and cultists and weave in Clathrates to fantasize it, sprinkle in a die rolling table, pinch of spirit-trapping, and voila, we have a winner!

My favorite line is the one about cultists trapping themselves in the crystals to avoid a long and slow starvation. Go to Comment
Alicia 'Mad Alice' Napier
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-08 12:00 PM

A very well written and "powerful" character!! If you were going for "disturbing", you have succeeded! True madness revealed.

In a movie, she would be played by Sheri Moon Zombie!!!!

ok, i'll ask. What in the world is that rectangle in the middle of the sub?

another Plothook: Against all the odds, Mad Alice is somehow capture by authorities. The clowns go ballistic, and plan on springing her via an all-out assault on the precinct (she has not been incarcerated quite yet). The PCs are guarding the precinct. One of the other officers on duty is really one of the clowns, or on their payroll. Goal: Survive the night, do NOT let Mad Alice escape.

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Alicia 'Mad Alice' Napier
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-08 12:29 PM
I refreshed a few times. Still rectangle :( Go to Comment
Alicia 'Mad Alice' Napier
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Murometz's comment on 2013-10-10 11:50 AM
Am i the only one who sees that little rectangle?? In the middle of "The Fall"?

Right after..."its value was completely and totally ruined". Right before..."No one ever said Alicia Napier was anything but shallow." Go to Comment
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