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Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-12-01 07:55 AM
Duty Shrines
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-12-01 08:22 AM
I can see a couple of variations on this.

1. More than one person can receive the skills at any given time, letting a tyrant build an army of crack soldiers out of peasants.

2. The knowledge leaves the shrine once taken up by the recipient. In order for the shrine to be used again, the knowledge must be willfully transferred back through a nonmagical ritual. Go to Comment
Duty Shrines
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-12-01 12:18 PM
Perhaps the runic carvings disappear from the stone while injecting themselves upon the recipient's skin as tattoos. Through another ritual, the tattoos could then be returned to the stone, or possibly shifted directly to another person (all that's needed is the tattoo-marked skin.) Go to Comment
The PottyPortal
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-10-10 04:41 PM
Used by farmers, you say? Sounds like a wizard collecting material for a specialized form of golem: Go to Comment
Black Hospitals
Society/ Organizations  (Knowledge/Lore)   (World Wide)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-10-10 03:31 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Potion of Euphemisms
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-10-09 04:06 PM
Corporate Riot Shield
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-10-09 04:03 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
51 Minor Mysteries
Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-10-09 03:56 PM
What a fun collection. If I ever get some games going again I can see using some of these as plot seeds and others as just plain evil ways to mess with the PCs. Go to Comment
Moonology Manuscript
Plots  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-09-23 10:32 AM
Hmm, I can't quite put my finger on it but there's just something about this stub that makes me really like it. Go to Comment
Locations  (Area)   (Water)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-09-18 10:58 PM
The core idea sounds a little too much like the Blood Sea of Istar from Dragonlance for my comfort. I would possibly vote higher if you put a spin on it and made it your own. The myths surrounding it could use some fleshing out as well. Go to Comment
Machine Intelligence in the Cosmic Era
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Cyberspace)
MysticMoon's comment on 2013-08-25 10:35 PM
The material here is nicely laid out and described in good detail. I am loving the cosmic era setting. Go to Comment
Ko Girls
Society/ Organizations  (Artistic/Performance)   (Area)
MysticMoon's comment on 2013-08-28 08:12 PM
Creative Go to Comment
The River of Sorrow
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
MysticMoon's comment on 2013-08-26 11:11 PM
Do I get a gold star for recognizing this right away? Go to Comment
The River of Sorrow
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
MysticMoon's comment on 2013-08-27 09:02 PM

This is one of those subs that really, really speaks to me in a way that's difficult to describe.

I like that there is such a high cost to PK ability. You want power? Just how much are you willing to go through to get it?

One of the consistent things I like about the cosmic era subs is that they all build and maintain a certain tone. I want to play in this world. I want to read the fiction. I want to sit in the theater and watch it play out in 3D. It has all the right combination of horror, sci-fi, and dystopia.

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Chimera Prototype Mk-XXIII
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-07-31 01:28 AM
Had he lived, no doubt Dr Wooden would have been able to control the birth rate and only produce as many of the creatures, and variants, as he wished. He was reckless, however, being in love with his own ego, and did not foresee some "difficulties."

As far as the resources required, I imagine that the rich would perceive that as a problem of too many poor. They would be more than willing to take whatever they desired by force to maintain their own comforts while "encouraging" the poor to die off (a bit like Zardoz, I suppose.) Go to Comment
Chimera Prototype Mk-XXIII
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-08-01 08:47 PM
Being as large as it is, the claws would be quite effective weapons on their own. It can also use its tentacles to help hold onto prey while its massive jaws render flesh or its special fangs inject a painful and paralyzing poison. Go to Comment
Chimera Prototype Mk-XXIII
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-08-06 07:50 PM
I love those ideas! Go to Comment
Personalised Armour
Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-08-05 02:36 PM

This idea can be useful in a number of ways. It provides good flavor and is effective in making important NPC's more noticeable. PCs with the appropriate skills will be able to glean more information from the heraldry. Proud PCs can be divested of extra loot as they decorate their gear. I like the specific examples given. They create a sense of real places and people. Not all of these need be serious, of course. I am reminded of inscriptions found on ancient sling stones: "Take this," "Ouch," "Catch!" or "For Pompey's backside" (from

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Evoking Places in a Game
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-07-27 03:58 PM
I really like this. It's focused yet full of good advice and detailed explanations that really get the idea across. The examples are specific to standard fantasy, but that is ok. It is enough that I can extrapolate it out into different settings and genres.

As I was reading it I realized that I am often guilty of not following this advice. I like to jump into the action as the GM and keep things moving. However, that means I tend to forget to describe the larger setting; just because I can see it in my mind doesn't mean that the players can see it in theirs. (In fact, I believe someone said as much when I was running Hollen's Prize.)

Good article and one that I will have to keep in mind for future sessions. Go to Comment
10 Chance Meetings
Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-07-31 03:19 AM
Certainly a good start. Many of those seem like the beginning of adventure hooks. If I feel inspired I may add a few ideas of my own. Go to Comment
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A large river that is continuously covered in a thick layer of fog. There will be either a rope ferry to get across or possibly a boat that is rowed across by worshippers of the water elementals. It is very thick fog to the point where it even muffles voices even at close range and visibility even beyond a foot is almost impossible.

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