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Dwarven Pets
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-03-21 11:33 PM
All of these are unique and clever and flavorful. But it has a typo, oh noes!
"one breed did i come across"
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Death Room
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Traps)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-03-20 09:27 PM
I dig this, it's like the pool of endless froglings except with zombies. Everything is improved with zombies. I also particularly like how mean the gods are. Go to Comment
The Nexus
Locations  (City)   (Other)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2014-10-25 10:50 PM
I love the Welcome to Nightvale podcast. Your sub predates the first airing of the show by 5 days. XD Go to Comment
30 Ways to Cheat Death
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2014-10-18 02:10 PM
This is excellent. I do feel like a few overlap such as with Vampirism and Undead and was not a fan of the strange tonal shift for Kiss of Life but on the whole very useful to keep in mind, well done, and well organized. Go to Comment
30 Flies
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2012-02-28 04:09 PM

I love them, I love them all! 

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Stuffy Dinner Party Guests
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2012-02-15 03:25 PM

Top notch and practical idea. 

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Dungeons  (Tundra/ Arctic)   (Doors)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2012-02-15 03:30 PM

Very clever and flavorful, in the right environment this would be a way to make the cold and ice much more than window dressing. 

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Hanetta's Millstone
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2012-02-15 03:43 PM

I want this to be the focus of a save-the-town quest. Everyone is starving, quickly! Find and lug the heavy stone object through the dungeon, across the rickety canyon bridge (WHUMP!), over the lake in the leaky boat (*gurgle*), up the hill, up the hill again, (Damn you Sisyphus!) et cetera. It makes me snigger with evil DM delight. 

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The Hemangini Flying Squirrel
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2012-01-31 11:39 PM

Awesome, clever, flavorful, and with some good potential. Fear the squirrels. 

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The Invisible Trebuchet
Plots  (Crisis)   (Side-Quest)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2012-01-31 11:41 PM

Think of the children! :D

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Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Campaign Defining)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2014-10-18 11:55 AM
I like the interpersonal relationships the swords have. How do they communicate? Go to Comment
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Campaign Defining)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-03-25 01:51 AM
I rather enjoyed this idea, and wish it was better linked with its cousin swords and relevant backstory. Go to Comment
The Hand of Callous Justice
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-12-10 11:57 PM

Author's Note: This submission is unfinished, as it should be linked to a number of other items in a homebrew campaign setting which does not exist on the site. Critique as you like. 

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The Hand of Callous Justice
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-05-29 12:11 PM
I never considered the name important, but I understand the confusion.

Ever watch Warehouse 13? It's a show where people collect 'artifacts', things like Sylvia Plath's typewriter which makes you suicidal. No one blessed or cursed or enchanted the typewriter, it is the way it is because of who it belonged to and the emotions she felt. This is the sentencing hand of a man who let his own son die rather than compromise justice. Do you not think that is magic enough? Go to Comment
The Hand of Callous Justice
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-05-29 10:13 PM
Meh, it's not my finest work I'll admit but no one seems interested in reading two-part epics and someone might get an idea or two.

Good point about going and digging up the hand. As yet it's unexplained because the Jixden article is unwritten (no excuse really) but for your curiosity I'll provide a cursory explanation:

Jixden is a place where death and mutilation beyond recognition in a back alley is common. As the torrential rains of the area wash bodies into "Tide Ends" families with missing loved ones needed some form of identification for brutalized and rotting corpses. As such a symbol based tattoo system was created and placed on the hand. Not only does it identify your faction affiliations (based on the alchemist who inscribed it) but if you have parents, siblings, children, and whether they are alive, dead, missing, unknown, etc. Because this often the only means of identifying a loved one after death the removal of the hand is considered beyond insult - it is the worst thing that can be done in Jixden culture and is reserved only for the worst of traitors or enemies.

Removing the judge's hand is the ultimate expression of this Jixden Family's triumph over Okada law. It's desecrating his corpse in a way that is uniquely of the people who defeated him in a show of power and ruthlessness that stakes their claim on the city. The general populace of Okada may not understand, but they're not the ones to whom that 'message' was addressed. Go to Comment
The Hand of Callous Justice
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-03-20 09:50 PM
I heartily approve. Go to Comment
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Campaign Defining)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-03-25 01:59 AM
What I really like about this particular sword is that the sword itself is going insane which makes me wonder what will happen if it goes mad. Go to Comment
What hath Science Wrought?
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2012-01-31 11:48 PM
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Ether Ward
Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-09-12 04:51 PM

I quite like this idea because it is highly adaptable. If your game does not focus on Ether a similar setup could be made for any 'aura' of your choosing. What a perfect way to harken the arrival of the BBEG, chimes ringing furiously in a place absent of wind but with a darkening sky. They could also function like Tribbles + Kingons, which is to say if some ethereal/evil has posessed a human or is disguised they still react. They're just a really nice touch that can be added anywhere. 

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The Black Circus of Mortuel
Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-09-11 03:54 PM

I am not going to vote yet, because this is so close to being a five but is missing one crucial thing to me. Motivation. What is the mission of the circus? Why does this god value laughter? Why does he have a group of laughing assassins? I feel like all of this could be explained if I just knew what the motivation of the cult or their god was. 

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