Very good backgrounds and technical decription. It is an advanced device, but not cutting edge, no "magical Swiss-knife", doing everything the plot desires. I bet that if there were any SWAT-members between our members, they would state that they would like such an armor. PCs playing policemen might end up with these, or the mob might try to get some for their enforcers. And of course, a penny-pincing dictator might send off the PCs with "the most advanced imported armor"... Go to Comment
Intriguing, all too often familiars are treated as simple things, for a single skill-bonus or as just a delivery system for spells. Woodwise might bring great weal, but also great woe, for its master, depending on its treatment and on the possible plothooks you choose. This is definately not a familiar you can forget for a session. Go to Comment
First I thought this was going to be a recipe for strife, like the princes of the Starstruck movie, but instead it is a nice background for some nice items. The 7 brothers might rule wel together, but if they all get children a dynastic fight might still be a possibility. Maybe future generations look back on the time of the Seven with nostalgia, when brothers worked together and the realm was still one.... Go to Comment
Not the most original item but very nice backstory and some good drawbacks, too often in fantasy games one can stack/combine items without problems. That ruby form might destroy a careless mage's favorite magic robe. And of course, randomly pressing gems to find those rumored extra forms is going to be a dangerous bussiness. 4/5 Go to Comment
I think one would have to be an exemplary defender of the tribe to avoid getting the spirit of the shaman very displeased with you, if you use the Fang as a cooler. Though his abilities might be lessened, it seems to be that the shaman, as he gave his life for the tribe, would want to be wielded only by tribemembers defending the tribe. A barbarian PC might use the Fang on a quest for the wellbeing of the tribe, but anyone else better return this weapon to its rightful owners. Go to Comment
I have trouble visualizing this weapon, but it hlkas a terrific backstory, and even without the burning of the owner's fingers, it seems to be cursed to change owners quickly. Meanwhile, extra humiliation for monsters defeated by a mere skillet! Go to Comment
Very good! Even if it is "just" a +1 sword, a backstory like that of Sevrin and Uktar makes it feel alive, and a PC might want to continue the vigilance against Orcs, a hook the GM might otherwise not have. Go to Comment
Still a good idea, for a saint and the society it inspires. I would like to hear more about him and his tenets. Being members and trying to clean up the citywatch would make for a challenging campaign, more focused on interaction than on action. Of course, if your PCs are rouges trying to become Made Men, the society and its saint would be ideal adversaries.
The saint does remind me of Saint Cuthbert of old D&D though. Go to Comment
"Who is Rincewind?" I do hope somebody has already told you, if not you definately need to read some Terry Prachet.
Meanwhile, this is a good character, very likely an unwilling guide to PCs who need to go to that temple. And what if familly of Silverman or of the other gentlemen seek out the only survivor of the expidition? Also, your North-America sounds as an interesting place (as in the old curse), though the absence of the USA is going to make your 20th century have a completely different history.
Any chance he is familly or named after a certain Captain Steve Rogers? Go to Comment
Wow. Simply wow. An excellent character, with many details and links to other articles, yet generic enough to get included in a lot of different settings. The best of the background is the description of his descent into evil, step by step, after disappointments and setbacks. I bet that if the Raven queen proves to be a capable ruler, and if Weldon shares a little of his alchemical expertise, many of the common people might see the sacrifice of a chouple of youths, especially obnoxious ones, a reasonable deal (though hair bleaching is going to get popular). Go to Comment
Wow. That is some truly wicked predator, and well descriped too. I just miss the connection to the rest of the ecology: what do the Moadi birds hunt to need such a com plicated manner of hunting, are there any species that can resist this psychic attack or even hunt the hunter? Go to Comment
Would human, or whatever sentient race you use, psychics be able to detect, resist or decieve these psionic hunters? That would make such powers very necessary for any convoy or settlement near Moadi territories. If there is a way to "break" a hive to its singular bird, that would nullify the threat greatly. Whatever species is regularly the prey, would seek any possible advantage. Go to Comment
Yikes! A very scary tree. What makes it more evil than an ironmaw or similar is it deviousness: it does not fight it's prey, but seduces it with a 'nice' treat. That 'fruit' must be a valuable commodity for poisoners. But I would not dare bet on the willpower of the PCs of my gaming group... Go to Comment
Reading this, I had a big "D'oh!" Moment: I wish I had thought of this. Modular tank building has been a feature of RTS games for a long time. I bet every Rubicon ace has his own preference on modules. Go to Comment
Indeed, this plant is likely to get associated to vampires and necromancers, an unofficial rose of the undead. That anti-coagulent will be sought after by both healers and assassins, though collecting it is likely to be a very unpopular job
Nice detail of that adage: "Pushing up the daisies" indeed! Go to Comment