Simply GREAT article! Makes me thirsty for some sake yet also teaches me nice stuff to mention at parties. I onlywould like more information on those drinking customs - my DM already made our dwarven barbarian suffer through an imperial tea-ceremony while in another dimension, a sake-ceremony would at least be more appreciated by him. Go to Comment
While not very original, this is a very useful and game-saving item, with a decent backstory. Adventurers should only get these items when they have become the favored agents of a powerfull patron, misuse should be heavily punished Go to Comment
I can not help but wonder how close this story is to the current procuring practices of the Pentagon. Do you work for defense Sca? A dastardly GM might put the PCs in these deathtraps or the Pengerak... Go to Comment
It sounds quite overpowered, but it is a very imaginitive combination of magical fanasy and steampunk. I bet those industrialist of Avolle are trying their utmost to learn the secrets of these suits. Maybe the can produce a corrupted version, so you can have 'mecha-to-mecha' battle with a very original background? The 'turning-into-metal' bit sounds a little like what happened to von Doom in the first Fantastic Four movie (awfull, but spectacular). Maybe one of thuse warrior-shamans gets resentfull of his fate and turns against his fellows? Go to Comment
Nice little bit of something more common in sciencefiction than in fantasy: memory storage and memory hacking. If we take the computer-analogy further, would a highly skilled mage be able to create virusses or worms, to take over society? Go to Comment
Well, that last remark offers a lot of opportunities... Now imagine her in a Modern Arcana setting.... After all, a lot of plastics are inspired by naturally occuring carbon-materials...
Anyway, this is a lot more likeable character than the Stone Lord, with more potential for adventure and roleplay, even on her own. It is however still not clear to me what her species eat or do naturally; maybe they are a magical creation, like living golems, or a kind of elemental being that "graduate" regarding the material it uses? 4.5/5 Go to Comment
The size and number of knots in hair, tied around neck, or hanging from belt could signify family, importance, worship, guild affiliations. Being able to translate the meaning of the size and placement of knots can give you a a large understanding of who somebody is.
May be used in a more barbaric society. Where in cities peoples clothes and crests show who they are, barbarians have no need for this so use knots.