Reads like a fantasy-world's version (polemic) of the discovery of atomic power, as Scras mentions. That part of it for me, seems to be laid on a little thick, BUT, i LOVE the brave new underwater world you've created here! Some very original ideas and images. Go to Comment
I'm not sure why I never commented on this. A. Its dwarven and B. I love it. Great amount of detail and just the right amount of dwarvishness. I have one of these somewhere in an old notebook, but this one is so much richer! Go to Comment
To echo the others, really cool take on Moon religion, with a strong sense of... "Yes, I can see this religion happening!" Love it! I find myself wanting to know more. The nuances and minutiae and such, and some answers to the questions asked. This has a great inspirational spark to it. Go to Comment
I've always loved the dnd mongrelman and their vague mythologies. This is as good an expose of how and why they came to be as I've ever seen. Tremendous detail!! I want to immediately experiment with the possible combinations!
The vestige populations of Vitralara is a great touch...men growing antlers, women sporting tiger-tales.
caesar brings up an interesting question. Do they or do they not want to procreate? Go to Comment
I like the fact that the hammer and write-up seems both "classic" and yet offers something "new". Love the delayed effect. Also love the visual Strolen created of running down a hallway smacking walls (albeit a loooong hallway)
I think my favorite bit is that it is made from a 'hard' (petrified?) type of mushroom rather than wood. And not that it matters I suppose, but I'm digging your pseudo-eastern European dwarven names and the braids/beards/hairstyle descriptors.
Looks reminiscent of a Khargra. A nice and concise critter, as SE said. Of course one can extrapolate further....a mountain dwarf clan with massive Argnid-shell shields...the mystery of the vanished mountain climbers needs solving...something the Argnid couldn't digest (dingus PCs need) lies in a pile of poop in its lair, etc... Go to Comment
The name of the sub is great! Very evocative. Like some long-lost short story title by Clark Ashton Smith or Dunsany. Good myth, interesting info (pommel stones).
This passage is quite juicy..." If a warrior was captured they could use their pommel stone as ransom. It is also possible that these served as a type "dog tag", the returning of the pommel stone to a family served as proof that the warrior had died." Opens up a slew of rp possibilities.
Solid, thought-provoking expose. So in essence, the people of the cosmic era think pretty much like the people of past and present ages. Humans are expendable. The rich and powerful strive to rise above the "menials".
These thoughts are reflected in today's newscasts...
lead story tonite: Some teen (daughter/son of someone famous or rich) has crashed the car and died.
..and in other news (brief mention between weather and sports): 900 people were were killed by a bomb somewhere. Go to Comment
This is quite clever and an interesting expose on dubious arcana....and blood.
Thanks to Moonlake for solving the puzzle. I second her thoughts on using this for non-fantasy games as well. Brings Poe to mind for some reason, which is good. Can see this book as a good dingus in an early Renaissance or Victorian-goth type game. Go to Comment
A worthy Occult Guild leader! Great progression and character arc.
"One with the devil" was fun reading, with him carving symbols into his own chest to outwit the demon.
I also really like this spell... "able to cast a crimson haze in the sky which bathes the land a bloody red in a two kilometre radius. Any abilities associated with the moon or moonlight are nullified while under this haze. This includes the Lycanthrope curse."
Powerful, yet somehow subtle, and reminds me of "old sorcery." Go to Comment