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The Valley of Shifting Shadow
Locations  (Other)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Murometz's comment on 2016-04-06 06:35 PM
cosmically horrifying location and great prose! The type of place an old jaded individual would voluntarily seek out toward the end of his life, because you know, he's done everything else. Now to just stare out into the void and contemplate...and die. Go to Comment
Ring of Subtle Injury
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Murometz's comment on 2016-04-04 12:56 PM
Welcome aboard!

I like it. The ring's powers are creepy and disturbing. Good additions based on suggestions. I really like the detail that the wounds and bruises can be attributed to falls and bumping into objects, by those who don't realize what is actually happening.

Finally, can you picture someone that has worn the ring a LONG time? Colored bruises,festering cuts, pus-dripping wounds, unhealed scars...head to toe. Tragic visual! Go to Comment
Pribnow Dummy
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)
Murometz's comment on 2016-03-28 08:34 PM
Robots for luddites! I approve. Also can't help but think that they fill the mongrelman role in the CE. Lame sauce, sure, but someday they will rise up! Go to Comment
Sanctum of Water
Dungeons  (Water)   (Puzzles)
Murometz's comment on 2016-03-28 10:00 AM
Mageek, just want to say, you make me want to leave work, grab paper, pencils, and dice and GAME the day away!! Really enjoyable old-school feel. The map is awesome!! My first instinct is to actually adapt this to Tekumel! Love the detail of the walls healing over time and being immune to transmutation spells. Go to Comment
Brass Man
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
Murometz's comment on 2016-03-21 02:13 PM
I like the brain, eye, and ear detail. Gives them a touch of the tragic. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Technical)
Murometz's comment on 2016-03-07 10:17 PM
Fun read. Familiar with Frankenstein (:P), but never saw Frankenhooker. I had to look up henenlotter. Orgasmic combustion rocks. Poor Lorentz. Pegged. Go to Comment
7 Things About Food in the Cosmic Era
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2016-02-22 06:52 PM

This is horrible, revolting, depressing and gross. And a really fun article to read! Some great lines like..."it's good for environment and "ok" for you"..."a mold is sprayed with cellulose resin..."....."printed food"...."tumors!!!!". It just gets worse and worse lol

The mycoproteins one is interesting. That stuff is available in Europe. Called Quorn. Could also be expanded into other meat analogues; soy, tempeh, gluten, and all that jazz. And in-vitro meat of course reminds of carcinoproteins.

Fascinated by that Versace strawberry! The only thing here I wouldn't mind trying. :)

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7 Things About Food in the Cosmic Era
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2016-02-22 11:15 PM

Forgot to mention "virtual" food freaks me out. Is it *possible* that humans evolve in a sort of reverse psychosomatic way and come to accept the nothingness while *not* physically starving to death?? We are what we eat sure, but how about the power of mind over matter and all that? Over a long period of time I mean. I guess my question is, let's say that the virtual food experience proliferates in the future. What would be virtual food's "natural" progression seven-eight hundred years later? Would it come to be obsolete? Or would lifeforms accept it as "real" eventually? Does this question makes sense?

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The Xan-Axe
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2016-02-14 01:53 PM

It's one thing if the wielder is cowardly to begin with, like Xan was, but the beauty of the axe to me would be placing it in the hands of an already fearless, indomitable, celebrated warrior.

Suddenly, rumors begin spreading among his followers/soldiers. "Why is Cromrokk the Unconquerable Slayer whimpering again?"...

"Do we attack on the morrow, general?"

"Attack? Heavens no! That would be much too dangerous! And scary! We'd be slaughtered! Oh gods, I shudder at the thought!"

*Sigh* "Someone please find his blasted axe, before we're laughed off the battlefield!"

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Freemium Economy
Systems  (Mercantile)   (Specific)
Murometz's comment on 2016-02-09 10:49 PM

Oh Lordy. It's your world, can be whatever you say it is, and I see the impetus for this society based on your many CE posts, but...

This is not the future. Star Trek isn't an "example", it's one hollywood liberal's fantasy. The Native American analogy makes no sense.

Paint me a disgusting capitalist if you must, but no, this is not a natural evolution of the world economy.

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Freemium Economy
Systems  (Mercantile)   (Specific)
Murometz's comment on 2016-02-09 10:51 PM
Having said that, this sub is still head and shoulders above most. Love the thinking involved! Go to Comment
Freemium Economy
Systems  (Mercantile)   (Specific)
Murometz's comment on 2016-02-10 11:59 AM

Hmm, looking at my comment by light of day, this probably came across as harsh. Sorry, was just spouting away and "knee-jerk philosophizing" :-)

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Freemium Economy
Systems  (Mercantile)   (Specific)
Murometz's comment on 2016-02-11 05:00 PM
Makes much more sense to me now, thank you. Go to Comment
The War Drum of Oyr
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2016-02-05 02:30 PM
While the drum's powers aren't unique, its cloudy origin and the convoluted myth behind it adds a great, evocative touch! One-footed cow indeed. I'd add something to its powers, so it's not just doom to foes/uplifting to allies to differentiate it further. Maybe the beating of the drum, drives all bovines in hearing distance insane with wroth, or something. Go to Comment
Wings of Wondrous Power
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Murometz's comment on 2016-01-26 10:54 PM

A. Fun idea for an article B. Humorous read C. And yet, quite usable despite the silly freetext.

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Decontractee Armure
Items  (Clothes)   (Campaign Defining)
Murometz's comment on 2016-01-25 08:48 PM
I can't help but echo Val. Immediately visualized the "Tailor" or whatever he was called from Daredevil (the guy who designed dd and Kingpin suits)

Likey! Go to Comment
White Death
NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)
Murometz's comment on 2016-01-25 10:01 PM

Wow, this is long :)

Could easily have been broken down into several submissions. I'm not sure all these journal entries are necessary in this piece either. As a reader, I immediately guess where they are going. The tale itself is also rather straightforward but stretched out. It just seems like too many words are used to say, "Greedy guy forces Mage to summon sharks. Ma-O is attracted by the spectacle and magic. One shark is embued with demonic power. Shark becomes a terrible, sentient force that wants retribution and revenge against the two-legged ones that plunder the seas." Now I know that may sound like i'm taking a cheap shot--Anything long can be broken down into a quick synopsis--but Im not! I just think you could have told the same powerful tale with about 600-700 less words, if that makes any sense. As one small example, you don't need the sentence where you say, "a shark's teeth are meant to penetrate the blubber of sea mammals". We know :)

On the other hand, it seems you just gave up at the end with "Role-Playing Ideas" :) This is the part where so much more can be said! The Shark's ability to control the minds of humans needs be explored further! So many possibilities here!!

On to the good!

The concept is an awesome one. An Eco-Avenger from Hell on steroids! The story *is* engrossing, and I found myself transported to your visceral, watery world as usual! The shark itself is perfectly primal and terrifying. Love the fact that it affects the minds of humans. Love that a cult forms around it. The cult could be another sub! Love the creature's single-minded, relentless drive. Some great imagery and phrasing too!

Ok, this comment is now getting to long lol

Welcome back, Maggot! I do enjoy your aquatic madness!!

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White Death
NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)
Murometz's comment on 2016-01-25 11:46 PM
Ooooh! That's a great idea! Shark's perspective! Go to Comment
White Death
NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)
Murometz's comment on 2016-01-26 12:03 AM

More thoughts:

1. I just can't get this visual out of my head...the shark slowly cruising the murky bay at twilight. Fishermen, dock-workers, etc are going about their business. The shark begins to mentally dominate them...

2. The Cult! When they kill, they chop off arms at the elbows, to emulate shark-fin harvesting. They carve out livers and leave them nailed on walls for obvious reasons. They preach a "return to the sea" from where all creatures once came...

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Vestments of the Blessed
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2016-01-22 04:15 PM

The title made me expect a listing of all kinds of different religious vestments, Kuseru-style which would have been fun (miter, etc)

But this is good too. I mean we've all seen variances of these robes before, but it's still a useful, useable, and straightforward, piece.

One nagging thought is--though they demand "faith" to function properly, that doesn't seem much of an impediment or mental obstacle to the "faithful" a world where gods are real. And once a wearer sees them time.

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God has been slayed by a mortal man and his head is now worshipped and put on a pedestal. The PCs are hired to steal the head and bring it to a mystic that claims to have the power to revive God.

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