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A Field Guide to Werewolves
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-02-27 06:09 PM
Ambitious, but a good idea! Will you also include weres other than wolves? I have had some very memorable experiences with wererats and werebears. I hope for more! Go to Comment
David Branch, Cult Leader
NPCs  (Major)   (Religious)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-02-27 06:15 PM
Nice character, with a nice Call of Cthulhu vibes; but posting character stats? Bad Mojo, dude.

The character makes an interesting villain, but to get rid of the demon, he either has to totally redeem himself, or find a bigger demon..... Go to Comment
Abydos
Locations  (City)   (Desert)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-02-12 01:52 PM
A bit cynical but otherwise an excellent adventurers' trap... Just surviving the new Abydos before setting of for the Necropolis, is an adventure in itself. 5/5 Go to Comment
Hanetta's Millstone
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-02-08 07:37 AM
An original item, provisions are often a forgotten part of adventuring. I would have like some more details in the description, this can not to just plain stone, and maybe some unique recipes that can only be made with this magical mill. Gold bread for the king, bone cookies for the necromancer? Go to Comment
The Hemangini Flying Squirrel
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-27 03:03 PM
The natural consumers of Hemangini nuts I presume? This nicely anticipates a question regarding the trees: if you have naturally evolved plants using metal, it is very likely you have an ecosystem that uses metal. These squirrels can crack the metal nuts, are in turn hunted upon by silver foxes and copper falcons, who are in turn hunted by iron wolves or mithral eagles, etcetera. Of course, any species that literally eats money is in big trouble - though I can imagine a rogue setting some of these squirrels free in the vault of someone who did not pay the protection money.... Go to Comment
Hemangini Tree
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-26 01:25 PM
Ws there not already a tree like this on this site? I imagine elves would like these trees; this way they can get their metals without ugly mining, dwarves of course rather mine. Maybe the few rare dwarven druids would cultivate a few of these trees In a scify-setting trees like these would be alien fauna or the product of advanced bioengineering. Maybe growing on the old ruines of our civilization.... Go to Comment
Sivvers
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Space)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-22 09:28 AM
Truly good space-zombie variant. And the background story is great too. The only things I wonder about is whether the wireless network the crystals form can be interrupted or even be hacked, and whether it is possible to cure an infected person. Go to Comment
Sivvers
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Space)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-23 12:01 PM
A new question: do I read it correctly that cold-blooded creatures do not "activate" the srpores? If there are cold-blooded aliens, than these might carry spores without knowing it (or so they say...) Meanwhile, survivors of these zombies might become quite paranoid about dust and glittering particles. Go to Comment
The Shaolangan religion
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-19 04:00 AM
Decent, deserves to be expanded upon. The art remembers me of Ancient Indian temples, the martyred aspect has a Christian vibe. Go to Comment
Ming-Na Xiang
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-11 03:57 PM
Excellent character, a full 5/5!
If you take out the ki-stuf, good for any modern setting. Though that Cthulupunk is sounding more and more interesting.... Go to Comment
Musher Bugs
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Other)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-11 08:15 AM
Now this is truly nasty. Seems to be something to inflict on a careless mage, or why there are so few archmagi. Or why an ancient civilazation fell in the first place. Do they attack all creatures equally or do they have a preference? Go to Comment
Musher Bugs
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Other)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-11 03:45 PM
For some reason, that vote button does not appear on my browser, while it does automatically logs me in. Go to Comment
Oscar the Uplifted Octopus
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-11 08:10 AM
Sounds like an interesting setting, and genetic engeneering is very likely to get a complex creature right on the first go. Many octopi are solitary predators/scavengers, so it is understandable if any uplifted species do not turn out very sociable. Tough someone has to have him teached some cursewords.... Any more on that setting? Go to Comment
Oscar the Uplifted Octopus
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-11 03:49 PM
Doh! I wanted to say "wrong", not right. So hard thinking about the one I wrote the opposite... If the genengineers wanted a social cephalopod, they might have been better off with a cuttlefish. Go to Comment
Ve'laan
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-11 07:18 AM
Is this like some "reverse rust", a material only usefull in oxydized form, useless otherwise? It is easy to see how terrestial civilazations mighy have overseen such an material; trying to melt it like other metals woult only produce a worthless dust. Though maybe deserts that were once seas might have deposits of it in dust-form. It seems like the ideal material for submarine life, but if your campaign does not take to the seas... Go to Comment
falling empires
Plots  (Crisis)   (Campaign)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-03 09:39 PM
A pity, while not a great post, it has potential. I like the notions of no prophesies and the different factions which are at odds, both are big departures from the standard fantasy scenario for falling empires. Go to Comment
The Arcology
Locations  (City)   (Any)
Phaidros's comment on 2011-12-31 05:42 AM
Simply excellent. Go to Comment
The Staff of Seven Snakes
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Phaidros's comment on 2011-12-28 10:25 AM
Good description, though the backstory of why the staff is not as strongly linked to the other items as these are, might use an expansion. In a campaign to re-unite the Seven Treasures, the intelligence of the staff (where does that come from, btw?) Would be an inside-job enemy.

Meanwhile, I hope you compile all the lore parts to one storyline, it sounds like a great story. Go to Comment
Ar'ael
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Phaidros's comment on 2011-12-16 09:39 PM
Beautiful description, with lot of juicy details, with many possibilities. In other settings, Ar'ael would be the big gun, highest possible summon, or most powerfull angel of a Deity. I do not know how that arcanatech works, but if she strictly spoken a golem is, then a occult conspiracy might have created her to discredit religion. Of course, just as with the veterans, inadvertently a religion might be created.....

A question, does Ar'ael have any intelligence or sentience? All that believe might create one, one that probably will try to confirm to the believers' expectations. Her creators might have created a bigger problem than the one Ar'ael had to solve. Go to Comment
Rhojin's Tower
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Phaidros's comment on 2011-12-12 06:21 AM
Dear Cheka,
For some reason I do not see a voting button, only the possibility to leave comments. I thought that was the way everyone votes, in the comment-box. Go to Comment
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Nomadic Library

       By: Murometz

Saril had a dream. To open a library in the windswept wastes of Naarish, so that the people of the many villages and towns spread over the hundreds of leagues of desert could discover the joys of his books. For a whole year he kept his library open, but alas, almost no one came.

That is when Saril came up with his new idea. If people didn't travel to read his books, he would travel to them! Saril closed his library, hired a team of twelve camels, loaded up the beasts with all of his books and proceeded to invent the first nomadic library.

Now children and adults alike, looked forward to hearing the bells of Saril's camels as he entered their villages, as he tirelessly traversed the deserts in a long circuitous route, visiting every village and town he came across, in turn. It came to pas that Saril's traveling library came to some fame, and that is how the folk of Naarish became literate.

A word of warning though. Naarish has only six thousand volumes. He deals with those that lose or steal his tomes quite "harshly", by bypassing the town or village which was responsible for losing one of his books for that calendar year.

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