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The Heart of Winter
Locations  (Area)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Murometz's comment on 2015-12-03 06:58 PM
Excellent weave/set-up/hook based on the Winter's Gem! Bring back winter, for the Sun is as merciless as the Frost. Silver Blossom and Stamagast seem a tad "just thrown in" but still. Can see a part II on this sub, the actual quest for the heart, replete with danger and mystery on the island and in the frozen city beneath the eerie lake. Go to Comment
Legendary Chinese Spears
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Murometz's comment on 2015-12-09 04:37 PM
Ok I have to ask...

"We lost MtYan Zhi, making our married women lose colour.”

What does this mean? :) Go to Comment
Managing Reputation
Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Murometz's comment on 2015-12-03 12:27 PM
The book-keeping can get to be a headache, as you mention, so I like your simplified +/- modifier index cards idea. I actually used to keep all this type of info in my head when dealing with NPC reactions. It worked but lacked a certain consistency, which this idea addresses. Go to Comment
Lodestone of Command
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2015-12-03 09:23 PM
Dossta has this pretty much covered. I'll echo his thoughts and add that the additional info and thoughts you added really brightens this item up. Also, Welcome to the Citadel! Stay a week, stay a decade. Go to Comment
Ghost Wail Pass
Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)
Murometz's comment on 2015-11-30 11:57 AM
Skeletons rising from the dirt to add more "mortar" is a nice line and visual.

Great location. Anything can happen (not just undead), as the PCs traverse this haunted, winding gauntlet. Go to Comment
Ghost Wail Pass
Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)
Murometz's comment on 2015-12-03 02:15 PM
Forgot to mention, love the rhyme opening! Go to Comment
Legendary Chinese Horses
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Murometz's comment on 2015-12-01 02:14 PM
I tend to agree with Dossta here. I really enjoyed the Chinese Lifeforms set of subs because at least the little information offered on those creatures was bizarre, exotic, and tickled the imagination. This here seems to be a listing of interchangeable horses with fancy names and nothing else. Even the link to the pics doesn't help, since they seem to be just random pics and photos of horses. Go to Comment
Spirit Spiders
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Murometz's comment on 2015-11-26 12:01 PM
Frostbiting rocks. I can see 'spirit spider parties' happening and slang created around the critters..."What's wrong with him?"..."High on the spider"

Good creature, with multiple fun details, including the explosions.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I also appreciate that their limbs are "fat and juicy" :) Go to Comment
Halving Yin-Yang
Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)
Murometz's comment on 2015-12-07 03:39 PM
Simple but clever, since the players are not expecting an actual "ying yang" image per se. Also like the stained-glass addition.

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Dia del Takanakuy
Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)
Murometz's comment on 2015-12-08 11:37 PM

This is slick. No needless info. Conjures up images of that Ethan Hawke movie about the one day a year, when all laws are called off, mixed with fight club naturally, mixed with the opening day-of-the-dead sequence in the Spectre movie, mixed with hot-blooded, mano-a-mano machismo. Celebrity matches is good too. Likey!

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Amnesia City
Locations  (World)   (Other)
Murometz's comment on 2015-11-21 12:16 PM
Really cool. Amnesia city with addictive Flashback drugs, a sputtering red sun, and countless automatons. Love the atmosphere of this place. Great setting for a tale/game or three!

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Electric Guitar of the Sirens
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2015-12-07 10:50 PM

Wow, this has been an in-work for 5 years :)

So to comment:

I can picture the instrument having additional, perhaps unaccounted for, perhaps even sinister, "powers". What if playing a perfect guitar is only scratching the surface of what those runes are capable of...

Additionally, I find myself wanting to know about what happened to Alex Trible after he became a virtuoso, axe-man.

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The Beaches of Snæfellsjökull
Locations  (Area)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Murometz's comment on 2015-12-09 12:21 AM
...Aaaaaaand that's where dudes like Halfthor Bjornsson come from. Great detail, from whence comes "game value", but also what Scras said. Go to Comment
The Guest Star Portends
Dungeons  (Desert)   (Puzzles)
Murometz's comment on 2015-11-10 12:18 PM

This is perfect.

Aside from the puzzle, awesome use of real-world references and inspiration, clever lore, constellations, amazing graphics...

Love it!!

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Cryptic Language - Crypt
Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)
Murometz's comment on 2015-12-15 11:21 PM
I'm just glad this sub exists, because I have no patience personally to attempt something like this, yet tremendously appreciate having it handy, for my use (and abuse). Go to Comment
Looking Up, Life from the Geofront
Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Underground)
Murometz's comment on 2015-10-08 06:30 PM
  • Great job on this one. The words flow, the setting is rife with realism and sci-fi in equal measures. There was a movie not too long ago that reminds me of this place, but I can't remember the name of it.


Love the paranoia of the residents based on the "here you can die slowly of suffocation..." comparison

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Voodoo Reinforcement Learning
Dungeons  (Swamp)   (Puzzles)
Murometz's comment on 2015-10-07 06:23 PM
Sorry for the throwaway comment but...what they said!! Another great one, Mageek! Go to Comment
Voodoo Reinforcement Learning
Dungeons  (Swamp)   (Puzzles)
Murometz's comment on 2015-10-07 06:23 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Patchwork Men
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-25 07:09 PM
Great writing here! From the tag line on, makes me sit up and pay attention. Can't help but feel sorry for these guys. Good job in bringing out the emotional angle. Good voice in this piece! Here's hoping that someday they'll find their Paradiso, be it real or abstract.

Love every word here. Have a 5'er.

(you cannot flea!) Go to Comment
Guard Riddles
Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-21 07:27 PM
You have carved out a unique niche, Mageek! Love the accompaniment of images. Bit stuffy reading in places as val mentions, but still so good!!

Speaking of submissions ready-made to be popped into an epub... Go to Comment
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