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The Elder Crow of the Tarlathii
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-02-02 04:37 PM
This is creepy. This is lovely. I so want to use this. Go to Comment
Mark Greaves, Assassin Hobo
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-02-02 03:29 PM

Do you feel the Fey details are important to the use of the NPC in a game? I thought about including it, along with some other details (like his transition from unlucky homeless to assassin hobo) but I left those details out because it didn't feel immediately useful. So, I get what you're saying, but I don't know that I'm convinced it's utterly critical to the nature of the piece (I'm willing to be convinced otherwise, though...).

I hate to cannibalize from the intro because it is the hook (well, that and the name) for getting eyeballs to read the sub.

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Mark Greaves, Assassin Hobo
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-02-03 02:09 PM

That movie doesn't sound at all familiar.

The truth is that I based this on a real guy I met last week while walking in the wee hours of the morning. He was pretty much everything I used to describe this guy, except that he never murdered me nor offered any murdering services. I also don't think he ever worked in sales or was cursed by Fey, although you never really can tell with those things. But of course, an amiable hobo is not as interesting as a cold-blooded killer, so...

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Mark Greaves, Assassin Hobo
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-02-03 02:09 PM
I like the way you think, axle Go to Comment
Mark Greaves, Assassin Hobo
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-02-03 05:20 PM

But at that point isn't he just another PC?

jk. That actually makes him way scarier. Love it.


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Freya, Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-02-02 12:06 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Artan Keybreaker
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-02-02 03:16 PM
I like the Viednavak aspect to this. Agree with axle about the dagger being really cool. There is certainly enough here to use this NPC. Go to Comment
Buluc, death priest of Rope Woman
NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-02-02 03:21 PM
I, too, am impressed with how much detail is revealed of the overall culture by this short sub. It's great context for the assassin. Go to Comment
Ryenionn The Deathless
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-02-02 03:38 PM
Interesting idea. This could be a fun NPC to mess with the PCs... Let them figure out how to finally kill the thing and watch them scramble more and more as the thing becomes harder to fight. I like it. Go to Comment
Elainuk: Parna's Dark Elf Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-31 09:41 AM

I am always impressed when someone can express so much in so few words. Excellent work on this. This is a character that stands out and would be fun to use for confusing players, which is always a plus :)

The summary did a good job of grabbing me.

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Sinister, Lord of Left Socks
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (City/ Ruin)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-30 11:45 AM

I haven't read any of the related subs, so I have no context. With that caveat in mind, I really like this. Especially the word play on sinister/left-handed (or left-socked, in this case :P ).

The idea of an evil god which sets up competing cults works well for me.

The only thing I was confused on was how could he survive what the other gods did not, yet be outdone by a group of mortal adventurers?


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Skill Tabs
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-31 09:45 AM

Short, simple, to the point, useful, and with a nice benefit/restriction design.

This is a prime example of what I said in the forum: the stats are clearly marked and separated from the content *after* they have been explained in a way that I can happily skip over them.

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When The Hail Came
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-27 10:37 PM
I don't have anything to add that hasn't already been said. Very good. I likey. Go to Comment
Armor Restrictions Apply....Of Course
Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-28 10:12 AM

This is hilarious!

I got into gaming at the height of the "D&D is Satanic" furor, so maybe I can appreciate it more. Also, what could be more out of place than arguing with the Devil over Star Trek trivia or multiclassing a friggin Paladin?

"at least a challenge ranking level 20" - lol

Also, at least someone got something out of The Final Frontier :P

The intro was fun, btw. I'm not really sure how I'd use this in a game, but I don't care. It made my day.


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The Holy Hovercraft of The Ice Bears
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-09 12:50 PM
Good questions. I shall ponder them. Go to Comment
The Holy Hovercraft of The Ice Bears
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-09 05:22 PM
That's certainly an aspect that had never occurred to me to explore, and an interesting road to follow... Dammit, now you have me thinking ;) Go to Comment
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-30 07:03 PM

Took me a few days to work my way through this but it was worth the time. The intro was great and set the mood nicely.

The ships were nicely done and different enough to make them interesting. I mostly focused on the blurb at the end of each entry. I'm thinking of switching one of my games to classic Sci-Fi in a month or so, and this could prove to be a great resource (modified to fit the setting, of course).

5/5

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MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-27 10:39 PM
My only complaint is that I wish your sensor subs were grouped together in one entry. Go to Comment
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-18 03:59 PM

Tachyons always put me in mind of long-range communication in Battletech. Good memories.

There's a goodly amount of information compressed into the 100 word format, which is nice. It also provides some good flavor to throw in if I ever need some technobabble. So, nice and usable but not really inspiring.

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MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-19 08:41 AM
Well, now you've made me dig up my highly taped-up copy of Mechwarrior. And... I can't find the reference I've been so positive was in there. Only some vague mention of operating on the same principles as the Kearney-Fuchida drive. Hmm, maybe I mixed it up from some other system I was playing at the time. Silly me :P Go to Comment
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