That was a very nice article. I have always had a desire to try sake, but have never had the privilege. I understand that the article was most likely not written with role-playing in mind, but it could have benefited (vote-wise) from some fantasy sake varieties, history of the drink, some notes on the brewers/drinkers/locations where it is served.
I like it, but, I think the logic behind it is a bit faulty. The firedust is essentially gunpowder. I'm not exactly sure of the evolution of firearms after gunpowder, but it seems more likely to develop into personal firearms and cannons. Something of this size is just absurd. It seems highly likely that before this monster was finished someone would have said, "Hey, why do we need to make it so big?"
Other than that, I do like the idea. I picture this large stone chunk, roughly bullet shaped, being fired through entire towns. And I can definatly see that having the intimidation effect you describe.
I actually did a little search of Wikipedia looking for information on the Basilisk cannons, and, of course, I ended up reading about Basilisks. I think the original mythic Basilisk was a bit different from what we have learned from Role-Playing Games. It was said to be able to kill with a glance, nothing about turning people to stone. From that, I can see the cannon being named after the Basilisk. Very interesting stuff. Go to Comment
A beautiful tale of lost love; also a nice twist for an uber-weapon. I was halfway through thinking, "OK, lots of nifty uber-powers with truly epic names, but why would Scras write this? I would expect a poorly worded version of this from any newbie, but Scras? No; there has to be more." And I was pleased with the outcome. You have written a campaign arc here, and I love it! I have always been a sucker for elemental powers, and the "in-between" elementals (Ice, Magma, Ooze, Smoke, Etc.) only sweeten the deal.
Oh man, Demon Ticks! I hate ticks, but this sub is nice and fun. The Kudzu reference reminded me of the first LARP I went to, Endgame in New Hampshire, were we had to fight hordes of semi-intelligent Kudzu plants. Good times.
I actually liked this one for a few reasons. What stuck me as a very neat idea first was the treatment of wands in this setting. They have to be 2-foot-long sticks, you need to be licensed to carry one, and I think this opens up of a lot of potential for a very fun setting.
I agree that the name is a bit misleading, as this is not what I expected to find, but I don't think it detracts from the submission in any way. But, I really enjoyed this one very much because the movie Orgasmo has played a role in a few parties I've attended. No, it's not a porno. It's just a comedy, a dirty comedy, but funny none-the-less. If you're mature enough to enjoy this item, I recommend the movie as well.
Also: Second sentence "laughed at his attempts to date him" might want to change "him" to "them" unless I'm reading it wrong.
Anyway, Good work. This sub is the kind of thing I like to see. Silly? Maybe. But also usable and fun. I plan on borrowing the wand-use limitations. Thank you, Cheka. Go to Comment
That was quite an enjoyable read. However, I dislike the abrupt ending, while it would make for a great horror tale, it leaves a GM wanting a lot more. Overall, I like the tale, but don't see how, or why, I would use this as a dungeon. There is one puzzle/trap-type thing (the door), there is a bit of a mystery to uncover (but you have not told us the history of the tomb, and the whole set-up is so bizarre I have no idea where you were going with it), and a super-boss that might (if you tamper with him enough) wake up and kill you. I want to use it but I'm going to need the other pieces of the puzzle first. Go to Comment
That was pretty cool. Though halfway through I was scratching my head wondering how I would use this, but it came to a nice closing. The symbolism behind the Hornless Goat was especially fun. Good work. *Thumbs up* Go to Comment
Very nice. The flavor text in the beginning is juicy, but leaves me unsatisfied. I would love to see more history on this spell and the person who created it. But it looks like a pretty solid necro-nautical (Yes, that is fun to type) creation. I will add it to the codex for you. In the future, it works best if you add the submission number when apostrophes are involved. Go to Comment
I'm sorry, but this is a 5, if you disagree you can bite my toe. I can't really think of anything else it needs. This is very inspirational and, most importantly, usable. Very easy to bring into a campaign world. I just feel like there must be some good that can come from this thing. In the end, with all the plot hooks, the PCs get nothing except burdened. I still love it, it's several great ideas rolled up into one superb submission. Go to Comment
This feels very munchkin to me. A silenced sawed-off shotgun that can fire poison that kills with a scratch. It also is in need of a spell check: Realestic isn't a word, I checked. I think you mean realistic. And a silenced sawed-off shotgun that can fire poison that kills with a scratch isn't very realistic anyway. And I'm afraid the pork-tipped bullets comment is lost on me. The fantasy part is fine. It's fantasy, it can do weird things, but it seems a little much for shotgun fired nanobots. This might make more sense as some sort of sniper rifle.