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Some Guidelines For Adventure Creation and GMing
Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Pieh's comment on 2008-12-02 05:48 PM
He may have meant Diolauge, which I believe is suppose to be Dialogue. But... he did say second word... I thought it was a minor mistake, and hope no points were deducted for it. Go to Comment
Some Guidelines For Adventure Creation and GMing
Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Pieh's comment on 2011-07-19 04:29 PM
Just to make another correction: When I said "He" I was referring to Valadaar, not you Silv. The comment was written to your reply to Val,, my intended message was: "He (Val) meant a different section of the title than the one you (Silv) thought."

It's good to sort out misunderstanding, regardless of how minor.

Still a great article.

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Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Pieh's comment on 2008-11-13 08:22 PM
Maggot, they were written up some time ago. See Fate and Bloodmail. Go to Comment
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Pieh's comment on 2008-11-13 08:30 PM
I really enjoyed reading about Railus and the Circle of Blood, but now there's even more to look forward to. I think for these items to be at their best we need some more of the story. What happened when the apprentices tried to destroy Railus? I can't really guess because each scenario I think of brings more questions.

So, yes. Write-ups on Railus and Mordum would be most appreciated. Go to Comment
Dark-Thaumatech Battery
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Pieh's comment on 2008-11-11 02:17 PM
Yeah, I wasn't sure if it was very Steampunkish myself. But I plan on doing a sub about the steampunk uses for it, so I think I may redeem it. Go to Comment
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2008-11-09 05:32 PM
A nice, and natural, evolution of my Steam Injector with some good flavor. I'm glad you found it inspirational. It could also work with the Boiler Wand, which I think would be scarier and possibly hurt more. But, good job and thanks. Go to Comment
Ruddly and Simon Pneumatic Clockwork Rifle
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
Pieh's comment on 2008-11-09 05:40 PM
Good idea. I imagine it looking and acting something like a Super Soaker without the water (and minus the crazy colors... preferable), but overall it is a nice sniper/hit-and-run type weapon. Go to Comment
The C-47 Thaumatech Rifle
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
Pieh's comment on 2008-11-10 03:38 PM
This is pretty cool. I would definatly have the different rounds color-coded or numbered. A good example of an idea like this is the anime Outlaw Star which featers a rare gun known as a 'caster' which can create different attack spells based on the shell's number, and they are quite expensive and rare since it's a space anime and there isn't much magic around anymore. Go to Comment
Emergency Steam Injector
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2008-11-08 08:39 PM
I thought from they way they function it would be clear that they were a 1 time use item. I imagined the steam coming out to be only as much as was in them to begin with, so I guess the steam could be replaced. Maybe there could be some sort of Steam Pipe recycling program like we have with cans and bottles. And as for the rarity, they could fit well into any category. Large supply, many different manufacturers. Ancient tech, found in some ruins. Or as I pictured them, a new device that is on the rise with a complex system that is a closely guarded secret.

And a better name for the Emergency Steam Injector would be nice, I think I would just call it an E.S.I. Go to Comment
Emergency Steam Injector
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2008-11-08 09:41 PM
Well, the EHP was a prototype gone wrong, so the Ward only had half it's function at that time. I suppose after this was discovered it would even be possible to "turn off" the EHP.

Original models may 'run down' as you said. But if this was to become a mass produced item, I think they could possibly function like a glow stick. Perform some action and it heats up then slowly cools (again, 1 time use). Go to Comment
Emergency Steam Injector
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2008-11-09 08:03 PM
Ah Easy! That's friggen brilliant! Just the flavor it needs to really bring a world alive. Could be an obscure trivia fact that an Easy was originally called an E.S.I. or Emergency Steam Injector. Love it! Thanks! Go to Comment
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2010-11-22 05:28 AM

Very nice work. The bits of story in there really brought it life. I really loved the off hand remark by Quillhand about how the scout was now a God.

"Eh, wha? Oh yeah, dudes a God now. Not really a big deal; he just glows or something, I don't rightly recall."

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Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Pieh's comment on 2008-11-07 01:21 PM
The update made a world of difference. I really like the idea that the holy powers that usually destroy or hinder undead will have no effect on these horrors. That alone makes them very usable. I agree with David on the "leaving so many stones unturned" part.

There is a lot of potential to explore with this idea. I would keep adding to this piece as time goes on, maybe add a note out the effects of different types of magic/energies. I am especially interested in electricity damage and how they respond to necrotic effects. Some unique ways to combat them would be cool too. Go to Comment
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2008-11-05 11:24 PM
Sweet. Silly. Simple. I would love to see a necromancer place it atop the head of a powerful zombie he didn't want to rot.

"You see a massive grotesque brute made of human remains lumbering towards you, it has a doily upon it's head." Go to Comment
Items of Groan
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2008-09-16 05:45 AM
Sir Cumcision - because there's no end to those pricks.

That's the one that got me the most. I know I have a few pun-based ideas around somewhere... I'll try to add them. Go to Comment
Items of Groan
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2008-09-16 06:02 AM
Trident (Try Dent) - A Hammer that can't seem to leave a mark.

Bracers of Armor - The people who hold your armor still while you put it on.

Ring of Friend Shield - A loop on the back of your buddy's shirt.

Elven Chain - When all those hippies link hands and stand in front of a tree trying to prevent humans from chopping it down.

Nine Lives Stealer - Another way to skin the cat.

The One Ring - What you get when you call Neo's cell phone. Go to Comment
Items of Groan
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2010-08-26 05:22 PM
Shape Changing Ring -

It's pretty flexible, you could probably bend it into a square or triangle.

Horn of Blasting -

Dynamite attached to a visor.

Mind Flair -

A pin or brooch that telepathically displays all of your eclectic and witty thoughts for everyone to hear. Go to Comment
Carly Goldwin, thief and dark cultist
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Pieh's comment on 2008-09-09 07:42 PM
I really like the idea of her dedication to the evil god causing mutations. I think I could find a place for her, or a variation, in my next campaign. Go to Comment
30 Hammers
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2008-07-28 08:18 PM
14 - The Small Maul

A small pink and purple hammer that a pixie could wield in two hands. It might find use as regular hammer, but would seem silly in the hands of a master carpenter due to the loud squeak that it emits any time it strikes something.

15 - Gremuk's Dwarven Thrower

A lightweight stone-headed throwing hammer with tally marks carved all over it. These marks represent the number of people simply knocked unconsious by Gremuk the Borrower's hammer. The hammer has so far proven to be not-so-lethal, but good for KOs. Go to Comment
30 Hammers
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2008-07-28 08:21 PM
I love hammers, mauls, and other blundgeoning devices! Keep this one going, expect more from me. Go to Comment
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