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The Fallen
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)
Pieh's comment on 2011-02-13 01:48 PM
They do not reproduce. They are all born of The Fall, as it is known. Lifespan seems to be normal, permitting natural death. And I did not intend to include other fantasy races in the world, so they would all appear human (might change). Go to Comment
The Chair of Malicious Truth
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Cursed)
Pieh's comment on 2011-02-05 01:23 AM

Reminds me a bit of that kid from Scary Movie 3, I think he was a spin off of the Sixth Sense, but he has somewhat psychic powers. O

ne of his best lines was when a guy came leading a girl out of a closet at a wake, i believe. To the guy he says "You're going to get lucky tonight," and then to the girl, he whispers "He doesn't know you're a man."

This just reminds me of that scene, the way the chair tries to ruin people is a bit different, but it seemed fitting.

Overall, I'm not thrilled by this piece. It's a good solid idea, but it strikes me as a crude joke and something that would have been destroyed long ago. I agree with everyone else. Cute, but has some flaws.

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93 Benefits to owning a pet Crocodile
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
Pieh's comment on 2011-02-05 06:59 AM

Great job, Muro and Silv! I hope I can think of some to add.

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Things Are Not Always As They Seem
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
Pieh's comment on 2011-01-17 05:59 PM

I remembered this panel of Off The Mark when I saw this comment. Seemed relevant. Go to Comment
Things Are Not Always As They Seem
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
Pieh's comment on 2011-01-13 11:22 PM

Ha! That was a cute read. I agree with the others. Very fun, Sil.

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Humanchild, the Waif from Fae
NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)
Pieh's comment on 2011-01-17 05:34 PM

Not a bad submission, but I'm not really sure how I would use it. I like the denied touch aspect that Axle commented on, but I wish the powers she had were given a background as Fae gifts.

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Chiros: Savage Messiah
NPCs  (Major)   (Religious)
Pieh's comment on 2011-02-07 05:53 PM

Very nice. I think it is well fleshed out and even makes sense, I can't wait to hear more about this campaign. Also: Great imagery, as Muro said, and as Dossta said, it was a bit surprising. Not what I expected, but certainly enjoyable.

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The Lost Flute of Jasloff
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2010-12-21 12:35 AM

Very nice. I have always enjoyed ideas revolving around the gifts of fey creatures and this one is very atmospheric, well detailed, and fun. My favorite part is the paragraph about the hands it has passed through. Great first submission, a very nice take on a traditional Bard's instrument.

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Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
Pieh's comment on 2010-12-18 05:08 PM
I was imagining the Skkanden as having typical Dwarven features (the beards, the girth, the fondness of strong alcohol) but being a bit taller, with more upper body strength and less sturdy/stumpy legs and definitely more savage. They would focus on stonecraft over metalwork to an almost primitive extent.

I see these two clans as having very little metal in their mountains, yet fighting over a cache of various magical/god blessed stone materials. Or maybe they only have access to precious metals not suitable for war.

The Murdholm would use wooden spears and arrows, possibly with a type of well woven wooden basket-like shield.

This is as much as I have expanded the idea past the original submission. Go to Comment
The Becoming
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Pieh's comment on 2010-12-07 03:54 PM

That was damn crepy. I don't think I will ever look at fried chicken the same way again.

Good work, Scras. It conjures impressive mental images of a thin teenager, sitting the back of a dark movie theatre, smells kind of like sewage and fried chicken, just going to town on a big ol' bucket of Mr. Chicken's Special Recipe. The Monster portion of him, the giant 6-legged gator thing is a bit hard to imagine. But, that's just all the more freaky. Good work.

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NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Pieh's comment on 2010-11-29 04:11 PM

That was a fun read. I love the idea of a 'blind' immune system, and I echo Echo's (lol) first line. The character seems quite singular in concept, but the execution brings a ton of depth to Kain-1. I'm not a huge fan of the genre, but I have really enjoyed your Starkin submissions. They aren't something I can readily use, but I do enjoy reading them. Good work.

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30+ Dwarven Gifts
Items  (Other)   (Heroic)
Pieh's comment on 2010-11-29 04:34 PM

Some of these are really very good. Others are quite lack-luster. The Pet Rock and A Funny Tome, especially, appeal to my sense of humor.

"Hey, Hrangwulf, why is the sky blue?"

"I don't know, Dorgin, why?"

"Because it doesn't live underground! Ha! Ha!"

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30 Prophecies
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
Pieh's comment on 2010-11-22 10:48 PM

When upon the blood-given star a babe is birthed, the hundred skies will fall in shatters trappings. Leaves of green and envy will crash into the forgiven sun, and the Hydra-King sees all that he has lost when redemption is wasted through fearful filth.

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30 Prophecies
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
Pieh's comment on 2010-11-22 10:48 PM

Cool idea. I hope to add a few to this.

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30 Prophecies
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
Pieh's comment on 2010-11-22 11:19 PM

In the year of sour grapes, a city will tumble and turn upon the gears of an abomination. At the final click, the seer will be given new eyes and peace begins to burn anew.

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30 Prophecies
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
Pieh's comment on 2010-11-22 11:21 PM

This is an interesting poem I wrote using every word in a Magnetic Poetry kit once each. It was written at a place called the Timber-White Lodge, and is therefor known as the Timberwhite Requiem - Enjoy:

Here I make Symbols only Angels could Investigate.

There is Color which Art must know.

I see the Wild Miasma or every electric purple, blue, white, green and black approach my studio from breaking smoke.

Ask the young ink to paint an old passion. Give it this dust and create a concrete masterpiece in soft, surreal, harmony.

Then, try to chisel your glorious monument we always would imagine.

A shimmering Shard of Neo-Joy as never observed in Life or Death.

Come, weld wood, and sculpt our water.

No canvas can capture my bold silhouette: an absurd Impression, but best for rhythm.

Say, See, think, and hear as deep form composes above original grace.

Picture who said, "Demand glass metal." and let harmony be at that.


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Horng Poh-Buh, The Bloodiest Cloth
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
Pieh's comment on 2010-11-22 10:25 PM
Update: Inspired while looking at words in my English-to-Chinese dictionary. The names are romanized chinese: Red (Horng) Rag (Poh Buh) and Steel (Tou) Poison (Dwu). Enjoy! Go to Comment
Horng Poh-Buh, The Bloodiest Cloth
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
Pieh's comment on 2010-11-23 08:52 AM
For a simple description: I imagine it as the black eye floating above a downward pointed, cruel looking, blade. Surrounded with shreds and lengths of different types of bloody, tattered clothing and bandages with the blade swinging like a pendulum as it moves. Hope that helps. Go to Comment
Horng Poh-Buh, The Bloodiest Cloth
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
Pieh's comment on 2010-11-29 03:57 PM
Good one, Mourn. That is pretty much the image that was running through my mind as I wrote this. A swordsman left on the field of battle, holding innards in his hand, trying not to call out the name of Horng Poh-Buh that seems to come all too easily to his lips. Take some exp for that one. Go to Comment
The Golden Pool
Locations  (Other)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Pieh's comment on 2010-11-22 11:17 AM

That's nifty. I like it. It's short and concise, giving all the details I need to use it. Very solid execution and idea. Nothing really fancy, but I think it's original. Good work.

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Castoria, Land of Shattered Stars

       By: Veretrix

Castoria was once a thriving and prosperous nation, a rich trade center for the surrounding lands. This all changed when, on one fateful night nearly a century ago, the Mist of Eternity rolled in and surrounded the land, obscuring more of the outside world as days and nights passed.

By the time the Mist blocked out the sun, a new light shone during what was assumed to be daytime: The Starpoint Spire, a mysterious place atop Castoria's highest peak in the northern-central region. Some say that there is some sort of building atop the mountain shining the dim "sunlight" onto the land, but it is only ever too bright or too dark to fully make out any structure, not to mention the mountain's immense height.

Not a month after the Spire's light lit up, the stars fell. Flaming rocks and debris from far-flung edges of space plummeted downward onto the eastern region of Castoria. Once the shower subsided, a strange energy from within the fallen stars transformed the eastern lands in what are now known as The Voidwastes, a barren gray land littered with craters and strange alien creatures (these can vary, but I had Pathfinder's Akatas in mind).

To the south, strange mechanism of eldritch origin are again at work after aeons of rest in the Ruins of Kchuthngnl, an ancient city of non-human creation that is estimated by scholars to be no less that five millennia old.

To the west, the once peaceful and serene forest, now known as The Plagued Woods, has been experiencing corruptions of the wildlife and humanoids living there. Some humans have reported creatures that appear not unlike a halfling, except that they can open their mouths to massive proportions to swallow creatures the size of an ogre.

When adventurers and citizens alike try to make an escape from Castoria, they are never seen again, and it is utterly unknown whether they found hopeful sanctuary or agonizing death withing the Mist's depths.

What is unknown to all residents of Castoria is that all of these events occurred because of the actions of a secret but powerful cult loyal to the Elder Gods who call the space between the planes their abhorrent home. The cult still lives on, larger than ever, and their plan is for the alien horrors to incubate and thrive within the dome of mist that now envelops Castoria, so that when the Elder Gods return as the cult's prophecy foretells, they will have an army of blasphemous creation at their disposal that they will use to make war with and enslave the denizens of the Material Plane.

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