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The Brotherhood of the Land of Nod
Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Area)
Phaidros's comment on 2014-02-20 03:14 PM
No more comments? Unfair!

Scrasamax' whole Cosmic Age setting is simply delightful, with all the goodies from cyberpunk and urban fantasy mixed with recognizable but still slightly different items from old saturday morning shows and pc-games.

It is hellishly difficult to rate one of the "Cosmic Age" items over the others, they are all good. Go to Comment
Prosperity Christian Convention
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Trans World)
Phaidros's comment on 2014-02-22 07:31 PM
The most horrifying part of this submission is that it already exists and seems to effectively gain support....

Very fitting into the Cosmic Era setting. Go to Comment
Sparrow Oak
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Phaidros's comment on 2013-10-27 02:52 PM
Good and fun submission, and a good way to shut up a noisy bard.. Go to Comment
Organic Memory Core
Items  (Other)   (Cursed)
Phaidros's comment on 2014-02-21 09:27 AM
Again another excellent submission for the Cosmic Era setting. That last part is the most unsettling.... If the hacker PC wants a new OMC, the other PCs might need to get nervous... Go to Comment
Zoe 3000
NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)
Phaidros's comment on 2014-02-18 04:31 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Phaidros's comment on 2013-03-05 12:28 PM
Good stuff, lot of possebilities for creative folks. This alchemy is good for low-magic campaigns, but might also contain a nasty surprise for high-magic campaigns.
"My spellresistance is so high, I am unvulnarable!"

"Maybe, but this is alchemic, not magical....." Go to Comment
Emote Cube
Items  (Other)   (Cursed)
Phaidros's comment on 2014-02-24 04:43 PM
Judged by how I often feel after trying to solve my Rubrik's cube, I might already have a Rage cube...

Scrasamax, you are truly terrific in taking stuff from our childhoods and giving it a sinister life in your dystopian Cthulhu-&-cyberpunk setting! Please continue! Go to Comment
Othamm, the God of Completion
Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)
Phaidros's comment on 2014-05-08 01:39 PM
A deity whose favor I truly need! Go to Comment
Baroness Anastasia
NPCs  (Major)   (Mercantile)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-10-14 06:15 AM
It just feels unfinished. Still, a very good try to make the Baroness of Cobra a more well-rounded character with a believable background. One wonders whether a future baroness is now slumming in an Occupy camp somewhere.... Go to Comment
Of Megacorporations
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-10-15 10:20 AM
I am afraid this might be a reasonable prediction for the coming century. Certainly the big Oil companies and the big banks move & own more money than many nations. Personally, the whole corporations-are-people-too idea is nuts, and I expect a growing backlash against it, the more corporations exploit this. Until a corporations ends up on the electric chair, they can not have the same rights as people to me. Meanwhile, the primary employers of private security firms like the infamous Blackwater or EO have been national gorvenments so-far, but some oil companies have already been known to have employed what are effectively private armies. Public opinion in the Western world seems to be the biggest factor so far to formalize this arrangement.

Keep up the good work, this world is getting more and more interesting! Go to Comment
Corporate Riot Shield
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-10-05 03:08 PM
Congrats, you have turned a simple utilitarian tool into an iconic and insightfull piece of campaign background. I imagine these shields flashing, just before the troopers charge with their shock-batons "Biomedial Pain-Away, to Resist everything!". The displays on said shields shoulld rather be pre-loaded, without wire-less access though, or I imagine hackers will try to get to hack into the shields and make them display anti-corporate agitprop... Go to Comment
30 Dwarven Treasures
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-10-04 07:53 PM
Great article, you seem to truly understand the Dwarven mind! Go to Comment
The Moira Chalice of Kormak
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-09-28 09:26 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
10 Dragon Lairs, Denizens & Hoards
Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)
Phaidros's comment on 2013-03-14 06:42 AM
Simply fantastic! Hope you make 20 more of these great and original lairs! Go to Comment
The Artificial Brain
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-08-26 10:55 AM
While brain implants are maybe not realisitc, if you accept the possibility, then this article is an excellent extension of Scrasamax' syfy-universe, and will fit in most cyberpunk-games too. Lots of possibilities for adventure!

Now, that ethics-chip sounds like a concept open for a lot of abuse: Big Brother is IN your brain! Or link it with the optical implants, and reward the host when he kills someone.... Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-08-20 05:41 AM
Just wondering about that saliva. Acids? Special enzyms? And what about the predators of the Snickel? Go to Comment
The Iron Ghost
NPCs  (Major)   (Mercantile)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-08-20 05:36 AM
Villain and hero: his methods and attitude are bad, but rebuilding an USA with its old idealistic streak and lessening Corporate influences are good. His biggest enemy might be the Red Sun, this conglomerate who effectively controls the Pacific Rim Go to Comment
The Groves of the Fire Lord
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Other)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-08-15 04:04 PM
An orchard any pyromancer would want to own or copy, though even with cooperation of the Fire Lord, getting seeds and saplings is going to be an adventure! I love these magical plants, but what about the critters? Normal orchards, if not heavily doused with insecicides, are full of insects and insectivores. But any worm that can eat a Fire Peach is propaply only edible to special birds! Are you going to make more groves, linked to the other planes? Go to Comment
Cloning in the Cosmic Era
Systems  (Mercantile)   (Specific)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-08-15 04:26 PM
With the exeption of the parapsychic stuff, this might be one of the most realistic but also chilling depictions of how clones would function in future societies. As player characters quite often have a military background, this might mean it would be likely that said PC is a clone. Meanwhile, roleplayers would like to play one for the challenge, min/maxers for the boni, and munchkins will want to play a Rambo/Chuck Norris hyperclone..... Go to Comment
Wall of buttons
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-08-02 08:31 PM
Insidious Melody Trap:
A strange otherworldly piece of music starts, played by the tortured spirit of a bard who was captured by the dungeonbuilders. It starts at a low volume, but it risis slowly, while the irritation gets worse and worse.... Go to Comment
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       By: manfred

Five men are herding fifteen horses down the road. They won't be very talkative, but are willing to sell a horse, or more horses if the heroes are interested. These men are horse thieves. They are already sought by regional militiamen. Anyone with a stolen horse (all are marked) may get into trouble. If found guilty, horse thieves face prison or even a hanging execution. Similar thefts have happened only a month before, and a reward is offered.

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