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Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-05-28 05:54 PM
I think all of these submissions should be gathered into some sort of comprehensive guide. Go to Comment
Loot and Rewards
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-17 01:58 PM

I think the reason many GMs only go for gold and XP is the same reason you don't carry around a Rembrant three vassals and a cottage, it's inconvenient for the players and the GM. Most players just go and sell the art, at less of a value than they would get if it was just gold. Tracking NPCs is irritating for players (particularly those that don't have them) and in the adventuring lifestyle the die quickly. I've found that players who care about their characters will BUY clothes appropriate to their location to fit in with the locals. I do, however, like the idea of giving out potion recipes that have minor effects. 

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The Caedea
Items  (Clothes)   (Villanous)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-03-24 06:50 PM
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Combusting Shrews
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-09-14 06:31 AM

Noooo! Not the shrews! They're so adorable! I love this submission so much, butcause as much as I love tiny fuzzy things I love tiny fuzzy things turned deadly more. 

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The Strange Parchment
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-17 03:39 AM

This is simply fiendish, a good puzzle. I always feel cheap when I have puzzles which revolve around the english language though, because in many RP settings there are dozens of languages. Who is to say Common is even something we can understand? Anyway, a minor quibble on a great work. 

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Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-15 04:02 AM

Non-magical and undenyably useful for a PC or DM and well balanced on the power curve. Add in a little artistic flair and as Emril says- BAM! Great submission.

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Anvil of Davyd
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-03-21 11:11 PM
I like the twist on the column and the last plot. The detail about the indecipherable shorthand is also good. One of the interesting things about the scroll is that if it's not enchanted it could deteriorate very quickly to the elements. On the whole though if you don't have an artificer in the party it's just another MacGuffin. Go to Comment
Book of Eventful Evenings
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Sentient)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-19 10:29 AM
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Book of Eventful Evenings
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Sentient)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-17 03:43 AM

I have fallen in love with this trap. My particular group makes a point of raiding libraries to see if they can find aything interesting. Wildcorn's idea is evil. Deliciously beautifully evil. 

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NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-28 12:34 AM

The big question is, what happens when the wizard dies?

A beautiful story for an interesting servant.

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Princess Avenue
Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-03-20 11:12 PM
I enjoy this idea, but I think there could be so much more done with it. Think of all the social fauxpas all the uncouth adventurers could make! Scandal would tarnish their reputation in the cities forever, especially with how gossipy these girls are. And beyond the girls the merchants who cater to these wealthy twits are equally catty and vicious as well I am sure. A rival chocolatier is trying to muscle in? Sabotage, murder, chocolate golems! Go to Comment
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-18 03:57 AM

I feel like there is something good in there. How did it get its name?

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The Eye of Riches
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-18 12:44 AM

I agree the story is the high point of this, not because the story itself is particularly novel, but because of the way in which it is told. It carries atmosphere and plausability, the description of the sea witch was what really got me. 

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Snads of Time
Items  (Other)   (Sentient)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-03-24 06:59 PM
I saw the name and thought it was hilarious and their description makes them fit well. It's cute, but I wish they had some sort of function that would make them usable or interactive with players. As of now in my mind they are not useful and they're not combative so I don't know what could be done with them to fit them into a game. Go to Comment
Mermaid's Toe Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-03-21 11:16 PM
I honestly think this makes a far better NPC than an item though this is a good flavor to add to a ring of water breathing. I also think it's funny that a mermaid gave someone a toe ring given that mermaids don't have toes. She is also very interesting to me as a character because she doesn't act out of altruism which makes her so much more believable. Go to Comment
Wand of Bast
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-20 03:29 AM
I agree with Moon, the worst part is not having thumbs. To quote a math professor of mine. "Some days I go home and look at my fat lazy cat and wish I was him. Then I go to the fridge and pull out a carton of ice cream and know he'll never get any unless I give it to him. 'Bet you wish you had thumbs!'" Go to Comment
By the law they froze
Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-15 03:32 AM
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The Attatched
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-22 11:32 PM

I'm personally not fond of the item, as others have said there are many objects that drive a person mad with desire for it. It is well presented, and its incarnation as a teddy bear adds that nice creepy feeling. I do wish it weren't pink, that just screams "I have something wrong with me and you should pay attention!" The detailing of the deamon is nice as well, and actually provides some reasoning beyond "he's an evil deamon".

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Items  (Other)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-03-24 11:26 PM
It's a non-sleeping version of the terrasque with a bit better flavor. I'm surprised he doesn't have more explanation other than "He was built eons ago and is looking for his last foe". What foe could be so colossal and so powerful that such a monster would need to be constructed? Surely that entity would have left a mark or legend. Go to Comment
Boots Too Fine for the Earth
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-18 12:28 AM

I think this item is quite useful with a beautiful story, but I would like to see how it is introduced into a plot or how it has more realistic than mythical impact on a world. 

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