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Croc-a-Pult
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-28 07:53 PM
Update: Incorporated the padded leather jerkins and the story of the intrepid warleader. Go to Comment
The Quest For Helen
Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-24 12:17 PM


I like it.



I couldn't help but hear golem's voice from the old Rankin/Bass animated rendition of the Hobbit speaking the "time" riddle while I read it.



Getting the honey then flame jars in a row would be quite the shock. How diabolical.



My favorite quote: "Getting a foe to generally criticize Sallvian personal hygiene or cooking appears to be equally effective and is perhaps less difficult."



My favorite item is the Violent Sandals of Golan.


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Timmy the Tequila Worm Brand Tequila
Items  (Potion)   (Sentient)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-23 07:17 PM


This is an excellent sub. I agree with EchoMirage and Silveressa (I would probably go with option "B" if I use this.)



This would be a great plot starter - freshly loaded with loot, the group's warrior buys the "best" liquor of the house, only to wake up the next morning in jail with no memory of the things he's being accused of.



The only other thing I would add is to make the sub more system-agnostic by rewording the parts about making a Will DC check and inflicting Constitution damage.


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Skrelleth Demons
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-22 03:45 PM
Ah, I see what you mean. I'll take another whack at it this evening. Go to Comment
Skrelleth Demons
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-22 11:10 PM
Update: I cleaned up the overall narrative. Hopefully it is clearer and less disjointed. I also deepened the motivations, included the demons in the main text, and added a couple of plot hooks. Go to Comment
Skrelleth Demons
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-23 07:37 PM
Of course, in reality, Sean was not actually wronged. My intent was to make him appear petty and miserable rather than someone to identify with. He would fully believe that he was the victim of a cruel injustice and that what happened to Kylara was in fact revenge.

I don't think that most individuals would be susceptible to the dreams and whispers of the Skrelleth because most people are able to get over themselves. But there are those who will go to no end of effort to blame other people for their own shortcomings and those are the people that inspired me to write this.

I can certainly see a variation of the Skrelleth making their mischief on a physical level, as you suggest. I had envisioned them being unable to directly touch things on the physical plane, which is why I went with a curse. Go to Comment
30 Vampires
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-17 08:54 AM


I like the twist on the daywalker - being susceptible to moonlight certainly evens out the benefits. It seems like such a vampire would be more of a loner than most, being unable to associate with the rest of its kind.



The various races were creative, especially the fairy and the ents.


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The Tower Shield
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-21 11:11 AM


I've always been fascinated with the Instant Fortress idea. I like this variation as it makes the item usable in both forms. I can see how a battle mage would find this idea appealing.


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The Tower Shield
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-03-05 12:19 PM
It might sound more realistic if the idea was spawned between some party's mage and warrior while they were spending a miserable night camped out in front of the city (since they arrived after the gates were closed on a dark and stormy night.)

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Premonitions
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-21 10:44 AM


Ditto what Muro said.


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The Visit
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-20 05:48 PM


Excellent exposition. This is the kind of sub that gets my mind churning.



I agree with the others, this does feel like a prelude to much more.


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An Adequate Blade
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-20 10:58 AM


Simple and straightforward item.



I'm not certain how to use it in a game, though. I think most games skip over the reality of sword care. There tend to be no penalties for not cleaning, oiling, or sharpening a weapon. This is good in one way because it ignores some of the more tedious tasks, but it does skip over the reality.



Of course, anyone who has ever owned a real high-carbon blade would kill for this weapon.


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The Chair of Malicious Truth
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Cursed)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-03 01:00 PM


This would be excellent to spring on the players in a situation where they are trying to con someone, although I don't think it would take long before the chair either ended up as firewood or was appropriated by a magistrate for use in the courtroom.



What about a malicious spirit capable of possessing any chair it wishes? That could make for some tense moments as it makes its rounds at, say, a meeting between ambassadors negotiating a peace treaty.


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The Keep Beneath the Dusky Star
Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Rooms/ Halls)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-21 08:41 PM


Epic.



I'm impressed with the amount of time and energy that must have gone into this. It took awhile, but I enjoyed working my way through it. I'm a little intimidated by the thought of playing it out - I don't think my GMing skills are strong enough to do it justice. You did an excellent job of maintaining the spooky atmosphere, of building up the mystery and carrying it to its fruition.



Some of my favorites: the old man warning the travelers early on, the four-armed creature scampering about and able to attack from any direction, making it through the labyrinth, the scene played out in the mirror, and the references to the keep being built on an old burial ground.



This couldn't possibly get any less than a 5/5. And congrats on the Golden.


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93 Benefits to owning a pet Crocodile
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-06-29 02:05 PM
This is too much fun. How did I never vote on it?

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93 Benefits to owning a pet Crocodile
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-24 07:30 AM


 



58. Guard duty. There's nothing like waking up to find ol' croc wagging its tail with a brigand's arm in its maw.


 


59. Gifts on the doorstep. Who doesn't want to step outside to find a mostly-rotten, water-logged corpse in front of the door?


 


60. Entertaining children. With a little practice, you can teach the critter to help you enact a play about how you slew that fearsome dragon. At the end, the little toddlers can pet the star.
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93 Benefits to owning a pet Crocodile
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-06-29 02:04 PM
81. An extra vote. If the party is having a disagreement about what course of action to follow, just clear your throat, make some meaningful glances at the croc, and repeat your idea.

82. Green Retriever. Train it to act like a retriever and you'll never again have to go tromping into the bog to grab up that bird you just shot down.

83. Clearing tracks. Have the croc follow along behind the party while everyone walks single-file and your beloved pet will wipe away all tracks. Go to Comment
Things Are Not Always As They Seem
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-03 11:46 AM
That looks like a good read. I will have to check it out. Go to Comment
Things Are Not Always As They Seem
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-03 11:57 AM


Definitely entertaining. Am I reading too much into this or are the aliens unintentionally using double entendre?


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30 Bardic Tales
Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)
MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-23 07:02 PM


Impressive.



Even though each item is relatively short, you manage to convey a lot and make each one truly believable.


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