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Cuspi the Ironmonger
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mercantile)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-01 04:35 PM

Heh, this is pretty cool.  I can just see a wildeyed fellow dashing through the streets, loudly imploring his friends to get their iron spikes before THEY'RE ALL GONE!!!!

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30 Musicians
NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-13 06:29 PM

Another 30 I used extensively ... pretty much with two hours notice, when I had to whip up the students and faculty of an academy of music, from which the contestants in a major musical competition were drawn.

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Ring of Oblivion
Items  (Jewelry)   (Villanous)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-06-04 11:17 PM

Nifty item, and I don't think it's too powerful ... I don't, for instance, presume that the "lore of hell" includes every conceivable secret ever known to mortalkind.  The memory effects alone are a nasty drawback, never mind that the wielder would likely get a reputation for blood magic he might find hard to live down -- or live through.

It could stand a little more info.  How long do the memories last?  How long do they take to find?  I'd also throw in another drawback - that the wielder get compulsively secretive over revealing the ring's power, going to some lengths to disguise his true source of information.

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30 Henchmen
NPCs  (Extras)   (Domestic/ Craft)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-09 07:53 AM

 I wish I could give it a higher vote, but to a degree, I'm with EchoMirage: I do understand that goons are extras, but without any personality traits attached to the list at all, this is just a list of possible goonish positions in a Big Bad's entourage ... and most GMs can figure out that much anyway.  One or two personality traits per Goon would make this more than a collection of red shirts.

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30 Henchmen
NPCs  (Extras)   (Domestic/ Craft)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-13 02:00 AM
Mm, but it doesn't actually do that, which is what I like seeing out of many of the other '30' submissions: that they generally ascribe at least one distinctive personality trait to what would otherwise be a random list of princesses, courtiers, beggars etc. The worth of a sub, IMHO, is that it does some work that I don't have to do. Go to Comment
Mandible Silvio
NPCs  (Campaign)   (Mystical)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-03-07 10:09 AM

90% backstory, not bloody much as to what this being is NOW.

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The Oracle Edros
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-03-07 10:17 AM

Nicely done.  I'm fishing today for a few extra wizards to put into a hitherto unvisited city, and just ganked this fellow for the queue.

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30 Mercenaries
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-03-13 10:22 AM

Nice, and I like that these are better fleshed out than most of the '30' subs.  I'd give a slightly higher vote were it not for some typos and that the names sounded a bit too much like they came from a random name generator.

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Ocadian Desert
Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-16 06:36 PM

Heck of a sub, very evocative and detailed.

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Town People
NPCs  (Extras)   (Mercantile)
RGTraynor's comment on 2009-05-30 12:09 AM
Works for me. I like these. Go to Comment
The Undertown Killer
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
RGTraynor's comment on 2010-07-13 08:53 AM
Hah, I've been wracking my brains trying to come up with an urban plot for my party for this coming Saturday, and I was glad enough when the run was postponed a week. I think I'll use this one! Go to Comment
Reverend Monsignor Hilthurst
NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-01 11:17 PM

Heck of a sub ... good as the senior prelate for pretty much any faith in a large city.

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The Highwayman's Vials
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
RGTraynor's comment on 2009-07-11 10:35 AM
Mm, I like it. (Heck, being devoid of ideas for today's run, I think I'll use it today.) Go to Comment
Local Winter Holidays
Locations  (City)   (Any)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-03-25 02:06 AM
This idea freaking rocks. Go to Comment
Local History
Locations  (City)   (Any)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-03-25 02:12 AM
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The Scroll of Aridileth Taman-Bathil
Plots  (Discovery)   (Multi-Storyline)
RGTraynor's comment on 2009-07-11 10:36 AM
Hm. Presumes that your party is a bunch of grave robbers ... Go to Comment
The Forge of Woe
Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-05-12 02:40 PM

Terrific concept, and makes perfect sense ... heck, some of the armchair theorizing about "mithril" and other fantasy metals have had them come from the transuranic "island of stability."

Beyond that, what's "technological" about this?  Radiation is a naturally occurring phenomenon.  Uranium is a naturally occurring metal.  No one would call rules for what happens when a character is struck by lightning "technological," however much electricity is ubiquitous in our modern world.

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Captain Jona Widebealm
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-03-25 01:33 AM

Heck of an NPC ... outstanding submission!

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Order of Silence
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)
RGTraynor's comment on 2010-06-02 03:43 PM
Outstanding submission. Go to Comment
40 Thieves Guild Missions
Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)
RGTraynor's comment on 2009-06-11 09:07 PM
Seems reasonably complete, though I'm sure we can all think of a few things missing; one that sticks out is the basic "Rough someone up" plot, whether it be breaking the legs of an informant, sending messages to potential holdouts pour encourages les autres or the like.

As far as Ancient Gamer's criticism goes, that's the fundamental weakness of the "30 Something Or Other" format: look, you're not getting beyond the most rudimentary of scenarios out of any such mass list short of writing them into a 64+ page book, and if I'm going to that much trouble, I'm writing it up for publication, not submitting it for free here. Go to Comment
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