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Elves of Tallarn
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Phaidros's comment on 2014-02-01 06:34 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Helm of Shump Thokk
Items  (Armor)   (Sentient)
Phaidros's comment on 2009-09-14 06:34 AM
Great Item. Like the Nagging Armor, great gi for the figher who whishes for more magc items. Go to Comment
The Nekron: A New Take on Drow
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)
Phaidros's comment on 2011-08-26 03:20 PM
A very good replacement for the Drow, who otherwise are only good for "tragic" characters and cheesecake art. In my own campaign the only allowed drow are a desert-dwelling variant of the barbaric drow of the D&D Eberron setting, but these translucent elves deserve to get a place. The description of an underground stalinistic-communistic society reminds me of the Human Hive faction in Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri game, maybe the rise of a figure comparable to the leader of that faction explains why this unknow race is now letting itself know to the world. A methodical war of the underworld against the surface would be a bigger threat than the random raids of the old-style drows! Go to Comment
Ring of Procrastination
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Phaidros's comment on 2009-09-08 04:09 PM
This is truly a cursed item i whished i thought of it. Make it appear to be a beneficial ring, and many adventurerswill slip it on towards their doom. Go to Comment
Retirement Plan Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Villanous)
Phaidros's comment on 2011-09-07 03:23 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Cameo of the Circle's Queen
Items  (Jewelry)   (Villanous)
Phaidros's comment on 2009-09-05 08:23 AM
Very good item, lots of story potential! Go to Comment
Amulet of the Damned
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-31 08:22 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Golem Moss
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Phaidros's comment on 2014-02-25 05:57 PM
So untended golems turn into monsters?
Now for how long has our party's wizard left that stone golem alone in the basement? Go to Comment
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
Phaidros's comment on 2011-08-26 03:27 PM
Good backstory, and an item that makes those hordes of minions a much bigger nuisance - though it might recuire more paperwork of the DM. Go to Comment
The Bone Stitcher
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
Phaidros's comment on 2014-02-18 02:53 PM
A way for the munchkin in your group to get stronger, at a terrible prize..

The Evil Overlord (tm) no doubt tries to get one to enhance his army, said minions might like the idea of stronger bodies but dread the procedure to get it..

While the Bonestitcher might be summoned just to perform needed surgery, no doubt the summoner must keep a careful watch on it,so it does not stealthily tries to "enhance" the subject.

"Yes, the creature your wizard summoned cured the princess, and she can easily deal with any assassin single-handedly, but she will only eat raw meat and looks worse than an Orgre Hag!" Go to Comment
The Temple of the First Man
Locations  (Establishment)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Phaidros's comment on 2011-12-11 03:08 PM
I am only on this site for at most six months, but finding posts as these make my time here more than a nice diversion. The first part is almost an epic of the old, golden days. Go to Comment
The Staff of Mozrak
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-03-05 07:01 PM
A very good backstory, but it still feels like it is missing someting. Maybe the activation would be someting more difficult? Or only work for a half-demon that truly loves normal people?

As a twist, the staf might have the reverse effect on celestials: they might feel the temptations and egoism they normally would not have. Go to Comment
Jenny Green (maladous alertus)
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Phaidros's comment on 2011-09-16 01:09 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Troll Rations
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
Phaidros's comment on 2011-10-16 06:07 AM
I wonder about that line of ingesting only small amounts of the jerky: what if one eats too much of it? Or an alchemist tries to make a more powerful version for more healing, lowering the threshold? Would this result in a troll-like chesburster?

Meanwhile, if alchemy can distill the essences of living being to emulate their characteristics, your standard fantasy ecology offers lots of (evil) possibilities: need darkvision? A potion with the distillate of some underground race Go to Comment
Kostovic the Inept
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mercantile)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-10-05 03:29 PM
I say he needs indeed a bit more personality, or a familliar or apprentice , long suffering of course, who delivers sarcastic comments on his master. Knowing our party's luck, he is probably the only mage in town.... Go to Comment
NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)
Phaidros's comment on 2011-11-13 05:28 AM
Is it not the original backstory of Wonder Woman that she is a statue animated to become a defender of the Amazon Island? Maybe if Eliam and his loving neighbour were killed by an invading army, Petra would become an avenging warrior. For a twist, if you want her to be an opponent, it is Eliam's nation that is invading and the sculptor was conscripted, and killed by the PCs as defenders of their land. Time to move to the marshes... Go to Comment
The Troll Nose Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Non-Magical)
Phaidros's comment on 2011-09-08 09:49 AM
Not a powerful item, but good background-description and original. Somehow I can not vote, but I would give this a solid 4/5. Go to Comment
The Generals Eye
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-03-01 09:54 PM
Nice item, with lots of potential (ab)use..
I like how you turned a common feature of computer games into a magic item. Any general of an era before planes or equivalent would want one. As do wealthy perverts... Go to Comment
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)
Phaidros's comment on 2004-12-18 12:09 PM
I play D&D so i understand what it does. Shouldn't be that difficult to make your own version: a very powerfull magic sword that weakens the mind of the user. Your story however is weak. Maybe combine it with the Hero's Blade also in this list? It is indeed a fitting cursed item, especially if the character trough circumstances is forced to use the item. On the other hand, i know enough "role"players who would use this sword even if they know the curse.... Go to Comment
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)
Phaidros's comment on 2004-12-18 12:09 PM
Oops, sorry: 4.2/5 Go to Comment
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Skinturner Secret Agent

       By: rickster

A shape-shifter of some sort has taken up a post at the War College of an enemy realm, where he secretly picks off only the most promising officer cadets, arranging bizarre accidents that gradually debase the leadership of the hostile army. In the long run, this will improve his nation's chances when the inevitable conflict comes.
As a shape-shifter he can impersonate superiors and peers alike and send the target candidate to the cleverly-prepared site of his (or her?) execution. As long as he is successful, no-one will ever know about the deception--even necromancy will only implicate the one impersonated...

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