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The Madness of Avool
Society/ Organizations  (Knowledge/Lore)   (World Wide)
Pieh's comment on 2010-11-20 07:27 AM

Awesome! Next time I see a guy on a street corner preaching doom and hellfire, I'm going to give him a hug... In hopes of preventing this kind of disaster in our world. Imagine those giant purple bile-and-bone-spewing worm-beasts attacking busses and crawling through subway tunnels... What a mess that would be. Not to mention that only the most evil of people are safe from it, relatively anyway. This is a nasty thing to spring on a game world. I approve.

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The Last Zombie
Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)
Pieh's comment on 2010-01-24 12:08 AM
Very interesting. Keep up the good work. Go to Comment
Baked Adventurer Anyone?
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
Pieh's comment on 2011-04-18 11:04 PM

I like it. Racing across gears has always been a favorite mental image of mine. I typically imagine a clock-tower-like setting, but this oven is a great place for it, too. Race up the gears and watch out for your back end, there's fire on the way. Very cool.

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Atissi Worms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Pieh's comment on 2009-12-20 08:17 AM
Great way to kick off the Quest, Cheka. There were a few bits, especially in the second-to-last paragraph, that felt like unnecessary filler content, but overall: Very Good.

I think the best weakness for them would be to take the cure mentioned in the second paragraph, just taken to a bit of extreme; any healing magic or healing potions will kill off the worms. Simple as that. The Only way for them to survive would be for the subject to try to heal naturally, like an animal or non-adventurer would. This pretty much leaves the PCs unaffected in most games but still provides unsettling enemies.

But, if you just want an all-out apocalypse, this works well. Go to Comment
Wangadi Fruit
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Desert)
Pieh's comment on 2009-12-18 10:05 AM
I really like this one Cheka! Exploding fruit? Hell yeah!

I could use some more details on how ro why exactly it explodes. Is it magical? If so, what is the history of the tree? Is it natural? How did the tree evolve like this? Would animals know not to eat it?

Also: How tall is the tree? Can a small desert-dwelling creature reach the fruit? With the iron-hard bark I imagine it would be hard for a claw-using creature to climb.

When it explodes what does the damage: Is it an explosion of fire? Or shrapnel? Something else?

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Ghost Lantern
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2009-12-13 11:57 PM
It should be noted that this item is similar to a Hand of Glory. I honestly had never heard of this before I showed a friend this submission. If you like my Lantern, check out the wiki article for even more fun. Go to Comment
Ghost Lantern
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2010-08-27 12:11 PM
Black Skull of Fiery Defiance

This jet-black cranium contains a single red candle. The handle is a tattered rope looped through holes cracked in the top. It appears to have been subject to intense heat and flame over a long period of time.

The Black Skull wards against normal fires and fire spirits. To thrust the Black Skull, held in hand, into a fire, is akin to using an umbrella to deflect falling water. It will repel flames up to a distance of about six feet, but it does nothing to diminish the heat.

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Blood Cloak
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2009-11-20 03:16 PM
I wouldn't say we don't like stats at all. They can be useful in understanding the properties of an item, if used properly. Don't get discouraged, it's just a site policy (That I think some are overly zealous about) to remain system-neutral and try to make submissions able to fit into anyone's game. All in all, very nice first post. Keep them coming. Go to Comment
The Company X1
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
Pieh's comment on 2009-11-13 08:09 PM
I like the idea of a MegaMan style hand-cannon. Though I don't see why it couldn't be mounted on something, like a normal cannon. The description of the device itself is fair, the history is fair, and the idea is fun. Go to Comment
Farrach, Flamekin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Pieh's comment on 2009-11-14 08:30 AM
Very cute and a lot of fun to read. This is the kind of thing I really like to use in my games. Well done. Go to Comment
Lance of Hades
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
Pieh's comment on 2010-08-10 01:59 AM
I agree with AG, very cool raw idea, and such solid mix of detailed description and inspirational flavor. The only complaint I could have is that I want more. Go to Comment
Grand Pyre of the Phoenix
Locations  (Other)   (Mountains)
Pieh's comment on 2009-12-02 06:34 AM
Thought I voted on this one. Lots of flaming fun in this one. Certainly worthy of being a Quest finalist.

I don't think it's Golden though. Go to Comment
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2009-09-24 08:45 PM
Very juicy stuff here. It's like sinking my teeth into a big pile of flavor, and I love it! Very cool stuff, the light made into thread and especially the Rent. Go to Comment
The Ancient Empire of Karryk-Mos
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Country/ State)
Pieh's comment on 2009-09-18 07:09 PM
Me also likey. Kobolds HOOOOO! Go to Comment
The Soli
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
Pieh's comment on 2009-08-27 08:50 PM
The Vitamin D was an afterthought, I did a quick google search of what the Sun provided for us and Vitamin D seemed to bne the top answer. I didn't delve too deep into the matter. It could just as easily be the UV Rays themselves that these creatures crave.

As for why it attacks the living, well, it wouldn't be much of an encounter if it didn't. But, the reason I would give it would be because of the "scent" on the living. Or, since you mentioned it, Vitamin D. The Soli can sense the Sun creating Vitamin D in the living, and it drives them into a frenzy when nearby. Go to Comment
The Soli
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
Pieh's comment on 2009-08-29 05:43 PM
Update: Finally got around to fixing the formatting. It got messed up when I pasted from notepad, which I had to do due to an error when originally submitting the sub. I thought it was fine, but a few people seem to think it detracts from the sub. So, voila! Also, feel free to point out an annoying typos: There is no longer a spell checker on the submission page and for some reason Firefox's doesnt like that type of textbox. I hope all is well now. Go to Comment
Silver Snake
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)
Pieh's comment on 2009-08-27 08:38 PM
This submission was not intended to be silly, though a lot of mine come out that way. I like the idea of these snakes being what created silver veins, through their excrement or as their children. I did not know real-world silver was not generally found in veins, this is useful information.

These creatures were meant to be a rare oddity with unusual abilities, perhaps more valuable than the silver they live it. The blinding was meant to add more potential for a magical background, I was playing with the idea of a Silver Snake eye being used in a magic item that creates a powerful light effect. I suppose the blinding could be removed if you desire.

You might have overdone it with the sarcasm, but that's OK. I think I see what you're trying to say. It just doesn't make much sense. I'm not sure how to remedy this and make it a usable submission though. Would you suggest toning down the power? A different metallic/mineral origin? Or what? Let me know what needs to be changed. Thanks. Go to Comment
The Buried Giant
Locations  (Other)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Pieh's comment on 2009-11-23 10:03 PM
Very fun. My first thought was a story I read in Cthulhu 2000 (a collection of Lovecraftian stories). It was called On the Slab and written by Harlan Ellison. Not exactly the same, but it deals with a giant creature being unearthed after a storm. I like this. Go to Comment
Agunl Qw Agiya
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
Pieh's comment on 2009-08-26 08:12 PM
Very nice. I think it is perfectly complete and well-rounded. Easy enough to fit into most towns. Go to Comment
Oremor's Life Veil Potion
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2009-08-19 06:05 PM
I like it.

"I drank some of this stuff, felt like crap all night. Now, come morning, I have the oddest craving for brains." Go to Comment
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       By: Iain

Walking through the alleys of the docks district of town, you hear an old, mad beggar calling out for alms. He claims to be a god, cast out from heaven and stripped of his powers. The party passes, tossing a few coppers to him. In thanking them, the madman refers to incidents in their childhood or distant past which would have been all but impossible for him to know.

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