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Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-23 05:58 AM

Very cute, Idea 1 is my favorite. I imagine the word leaking out and then dozens of people settling there and posing a real problem.

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Enchanter's Djellaba
Items  (Clothes)   (Non-Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-17 09:41 PM

Certainly something that needed to have a second look, a good post detailing something everyone in a fantasy setting takes for granted.

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The Spinning wheel and the Courtier’s gown
Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-18 02:17 AM

I particularly like the wheel, and think I will use it somehow. I can see it being passed through a spinning family for generations untouched. 

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The Spinning wheel and the Courtier’s gown
Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-18 02:18 AM
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The Town Eater
Dungeons  (Any)   (Style)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-23 12:25 AM


I love it. I don't know why there is any discussion of whether it is a dungeon or not, it doesn't really matter as far as I am concerned. All a dungeon consists of is a series of encounters based on a premise in a semi-enclosed area. Check check check. The scenes are fabulous, the creature is awesome and this is definately a fantastic game-ender with some unique aspects.

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Book of Transcription
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-17 02:52 AM

I am also of the mind that there should be some sort of contest as to the spell snatching. Additionally, if it uses spells like a scroll is the page of the book consumed as well once it is re-cast? If the lesser item is fairly common I would imagine there are some good stories and fluff that this entry could have. Otherwise I really like this idea, and think the 'greater' version is where the ingenuity lies. 

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Ye Accursed Codde Piece of Red Hatchet
Items  (Armor)   (Cursed)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-05-30 03:44 PM
Humor-wise it's not my bag (I'm the sort who winces watching 'funny' videos of people getting injured) but I do like the idea. Go to Comment
and a ten foot pole.
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Heroic)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-17 03:02 AM

There is the part of me that loves this, and then there is the part of me that starts twitching at how poorly organized it is. Is this for modern or fantasy setting? *twitch* Why is there not a uniform method for detailing these things? Can't 'writing implements' be a category rather than several separate entries? *twitch twitch*

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and a ten foot pole.
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Heroic)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2012-02-15 05:49 PM
A. Call the police to your aid
B. Make someone else THINK you called the police.
C. Call your own party.
D. Kids love these things, and will annoy the crap out of people.
E. Call the police to another location as a distraction.
F. Deafen a caster
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A Gasp of Glass
Dungeons  (Other)   (Style)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-16 03:11 PM

I was exhausted after reading this, like I had taken the journey myself. The conclusion is so beautiful too. 

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The Mourner's Cloak
Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-18 01:57 AM

I love how subtle it is, something that seems so innocuous and really is... mostly. Is there a particular reason for it to be the way it is? It has a history with the paladin's wife but I feel there should be more to it than that.

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30 Curses
Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-27 04:03 AM

These are some very good and well written curses. I wish there was a list of curses that would be good if placed on towns instead of just people for ye olde plote device.

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The Hatchet
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-27 03:31 AM

Reading through this I didn't put all the pieces together, but "drow" really pulled it all together and made it something special. I would have liked some inkling as to how he managed to 'punish' people as he does, is it connections? Psychological manipulation? Drugs? D. All of the above?

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The Eternal Witness
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Forest/ Jungle)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-23 12:36 AM
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30 People in a Tavern Crowd
NPCs  (Extras)   (Domestic/ Craft)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-28 01:44 AM
Why have you not added these to the bottom of the scroll? You need to! *heapings of XP* Go to Comment
30 People in a Tavern Crowd
NPCs  (Extras)   (Domestic/ Craft)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-28 01:46 AM

I understand that people seldom go to bars by themselves, but that doesn't mean each number is representative of a person but a type of person, and that's why people feel a bit cheated by this submission. 

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30+ Kings
NPCs  (Extras)   (Political)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-15 04:38 AM
A great scroll, though it looks like it needs a wee bit of cleaning. Go to Comment
Magical Pottery
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2014-10-18 03:11 AM
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Saint Ithiel's Solace
Dungeons  (Swamp)   (Style)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-18 05:38 PM

I agree the end is cliche but that can always be changed as the DM desires. What really makes this a good piece as the setting and in many ways good settings are harder than good plots (good plots are always tailored to a group of players anyways). It is so well described and atmospheric, as well as able to be used in any swamp. 

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Lagniappe Purse
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-03-22 12:24 AM
A very cute idea but you really have to be careful with these sorts of things around players. I don't think it should just give something for free, perhaps the tip pouch is populated based upon how generous you are with your time or compliments. I agree it should be a sort of minor divine artifact. 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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