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Deaders - a different take on Zombies
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-10-31 09:01 AM
Nice idea for a plot hook, valadaar...Thanks! Go to Comment
Deaders - a different take on Zombies
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-01 05:45 AM
Updated: Added "Plot Hooks" and corrected some minor spelling errors. If anyone knows how to make boldface, please drop me a PM. I'm still learning....:-) Go to Comment
Deaders - a different take on Zombies
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-01 05:52 AM
This is one of these ideas that pop out at 4 o´clock in the morning.... I´ve been kicking it around for a while, used it a bit in my stories, but never really expanded the idea before now. I believe it all started when I watched a show about mummies on Discovery, where the poor were preserved not by regular mummification, but by simply covering the body in tar.

/David Go to Comment
Deaders - a different take on Zombies
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-01 07:11 AM
Updated: Boldface headlines added (Thanks valadaar..) Go to Comment
Deaders - a different take on Zombies
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-01 10:08 AM
Hi Murometz, and thank you. Locastus (as Im sure you´ve figured out) is the central setting for my submissions. I feel I sort of have to work my way up to that post of posts. But its coming... I just need to set the stage for myself a bit first. Next up is the Bloated Moon, persona non grata and inofficial ruler of Locastus... Go to Comment
Deaders - a different take on Zombies
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Ouroboros's comment on 2013-04-17 08:23 AM
The thought behind this comes from the original zombie idea of an undead servant (which is not unlike the original Golem idea). I thought, why construct something with complex articulated joints and hinges when the perfect starting material, ie corpses, are already available in large numbers (especially in a Dickensian London-like setting). Adds a nice twist of cynic utilitarianism too, I think... "Your body belongs to the State, even after you stop inhabiting it"
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City Image - Stone Holt
Locations  (City)   (Plains)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-10-31 10:25 AM
Great job, valadaar. I like anything that makes humanity look small and insignificant. This has a nice, dark feel of forboding to it, which I love. /David Go to Comment
The Rite of Greater Induction
Systems  (Mystical)   (General)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-10-29 11:30 AM
OK, guys, this is my first post on the Citadel. I´ve been lurking here for several years, though, and thought it was my turn to contribute something. Although I am primarily a writer, I did DM a lot back in the 90´s.

As for this submission, I wanted to achieve a condensed, dry academic style, almost like a peer-reviewed scientific paper.

Oh, and please dont rip me a new one if there´s some grammatical error - english is not my native tounge...:-)

Hope you enjoy it!

/David Go to Comment
The Rite of Greater Induction
Systems  (Mystical)   (General)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-10-29 02:27 PM
My friends, this is what happens when you play too much Kult RPG....I´m after a dark, gritty feel, similar to the one from Steven Erikson´s or China Mieville´s books. Like Cheka Man assumed, the setting that spawned this submission is low-magic steam-fantasy-like. Most magics are minor cantrips, limited premonitions etc.
Truly powerful practitioners are exceedingly rare, most are hedge-wizards, witch-doctors and the like.
However, magic are an integrated part of society and technology - steam engines usually have magic sigil stamped into their moving parts to enhance power output and structural integrity, muskets have power runes carved into stock and barrel to enhance muzzle velocity and accuracy...and so on and so forth...
Anyway, this is one of these wayward ideas that will probably never see "official" use, but helps set the tone for one´s own writing.
I have got several good suggestions from this, I´ll mull over it a bit and change it accordingly...Thanks guys!

/David Go to Comment
The Rite of Greater Induction
Systems  (Mystical)   (General)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-10-04 10:32 AM
wow, this is almost a year old... My first contribution after years of lurking and stealing...:-) Go to Comment
The Art of Linking
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-10-29 11:41 AM
Excellent! A pretty, professional layout is what gives a good submission the final buff! Just wish I´d read through this on before I posted...Oh well Go to Comment
Place of the Embalmers
Dungeons  (Any)   (Rooms/ Halls)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-18 06:28 AM
I echo AG´s comment; in flavour, plot resolution and craftmanship this is on a level seldom seen in commercial adventure sets. Impressive, to say the least! /David Go to Comment
My Travels in the Lands of the Pyromancers
Locations  (Ruins)   (Desert)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-07-18 07:09 AM
Oh, wow.. This is a wonderful piece. The style of writing - those disjointed fragments - is just flawless and the details, the imagination, behind it is.. damn... I wish I could write like that! Muro, suffice it to say I feel like a weed in your herbal garden.

Good job, my friend. I really, really enjoyed this one. Ever considered writing a novella with this as a backdrop?

/David Go to Comment
The Court of a Thousand and Nine Sorrows
Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-26 11:35 AM
A true masterpiece! Go to Comment
Starseeder
Items  (SpaceShips)   (Sentient)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-10-05 05:55 AM
yep, gargantuan living spaceships with Lovecraftian vibes... Appreciated! /D Go to Comment
Chimcherae
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Desert)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-10-05 05:56 AM
Dont we all have a relatve like that? Or are we sharing kin, Muro? :) Go to Comment
Chimcherae
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Desert)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-04-01 08:29 PM
I love these guys! The detail that they need the gold as ballast for their Mother Caste is just..... original, to the point of genius! Darn, I wanna use these!

Good job!

/David Go to Comment
The Turgid Sands of Nesseraum
Locations  (World)   (Desert)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-03 08:55 AM
This is one of my favourites. Several parts of this would make perfect 5/5 subs all by themselves. I especially love the Camelbone Pavillion, the Oracle that has traded her limbs to demons for supernatural powers and Sirocco, the hermaphodite bandit. I will vote a HoH on this as soon as the site allows me. Great job, guys!

/David Go to Comment
The Turgid Sands of Nesseraum
Locations  (World)   (Desert)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-03 09:35 PM
Thanks, Val...This sub really, really deserves it Go to Comment
The Turgid Sands of Nesseraum
Locations  (World)   (Desert)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-08 05:56 AM
Its only fitting that my first HoH should go to one of my all-time Strolen favourites. It really is damn good. /David Go to Comment
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