Strolen\s Citadel content. 
The Knight of Glass
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)
RGTraynor's comment on 2009-10-23 05:11 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
30 More Princesses
NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Political)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-13 04:52 AM


Wicked me ... I've been long using this without voting on it.  Obviously I love these evocative, non-cliched capsules.


Go to Comment
30 Princesses
NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Political)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-13 04:52 AM


Wicked me ... I've been long using this without voting on it.  Obviously I love these evocative, non-cliched capsules.


Go to Comment
The Enori
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Forest/ Jungle)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-05-12 01:24 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Icathian Lycanthropes
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-07-09 07:50 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
30 Sailors
NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-03-13 09:13 AM
The 30
NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-13 05:17 AM


A lot goes into this codex, from many contributors, but I really do think this codex is the bedrock of the Citadel.  I've mined it early and often, not least for the concept that it's so much easier to bring even mooks to vivid life if you only have a personality trait or two to ascribe to them.  A very worthy '5.'


Go to Comment
Markus the Black
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-07 10:32 PM


Hell of an NPC.  My vote's just gilding the lily, but nonetheless.


Go to Comment
Fountain of Goats
Locations  (Ruins)   (Desert)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-05 08:17 AM


Extremely evocative, and Murometz's explanation cleared up a couple of my questions, but two things stop me from giving this top rating.



First, why was this thing put in the middle of freaking nowhere?  Even presuming the enchanter was cruel, insane and eye-corkingly powerful, this would make ten times more sense in and around some city or land.  I'd be happier - and I think it'd add to the evocative text - were the Fountain to be situated among ancient ruins ... weathered down to bare rubble, perhaps, but SOMEthing.  It'd set off the Fountain's pristine state all the better, and reduce the probability that the players are going to roll their eyes on realism grounds.



Second, I can't see the payoff.  If "only the most powerful of magicks" can break the curse, it's not even that the average party can't handle it, most extraordinary parties can't either ... a killer trap, if you will, without much conceivable upside. 


Go to Comment
Fountain of Goats
Locations  (Ruins)   (Desert)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-05 08:18 AM
"Ultimate challenge" it may be, but I hate to sucker parties into death trap challenges just because I think it's time for a death trap challenge. Go to Comment
Fountain of Goats
Locations  (Ruins)   (Desert)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-05 11:58 PM
Mm, now, that makes sense. I'd think this artifact would make more sense in a campaign where it was reasonably already a factor - the aforementioned player with an insane character, or a DNPC who'd been sucked into goatdom. Go to Comment
The Rotter
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-04 07:25 AM


A good treatment of an archetype I've seen in fiction a bit.  -0.5 for misspellings and grammar errors, alas.


Go to Comment
The Eye
Locations  (Other)   (Other)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-06-27 04:53 AM


Interesting cosmological tool.


Go to Comment
Flame.
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-14 02:30 PM


Or YAMW, for Yet Another Magic Weapon.



Truth be told, while I understand that system specifics are out, the sword "burns anyone it touches" how?  +1-ish flame damage?  Double damage to water- or ice-based creatures?  Do things it hits go up in a ball of fire, or are they just seared in some way? (Heck, how do you scabbard it?)



The backstory doesn't quite square, either.  If the weapon was promptly lost after its sole owner's death, what former owners?  How did it get so many names?  If the weapon was lost upon the king's death, wouldn't the king's body itself be there, and perhaps guards or retinue as well?


Go to Comment
The Stairs of Kienor
Plots  (Travel)   (Multi-Storyline)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-05-28 05:54 AM


Mm, a long time since the last vote ... in any event, an awesome quest, which I adapted to be the final adventure for my old Sunday group, which had been the group I started up when I returned to the hobby after an eight year hiatus, and which had run for seven years.


Go to Comment
30 Rangers
NPCs  (Extras)   (Natural)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-16 09:26 AM


Not bad at all ... long live the 30!


Go to Comment
Torture Devices and Techniques
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-05 08:20 AM
A Mafia execution technique was to stick an ice pick inside the ear, much in the same fashion. You'd get a trickle of blood from the ear, the same as you would with a fatal cerebral hemmorhage. Go to Comment
Torture Devices and Techniques
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-05 08:51 AM
Err ... how about just injecting the guy with heroin if you didn't want him to feel as much pain and you wanted to addict him? Go to Comment
Qacha's Neck
Locations  (City)   (Plains)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-07-04 03:41 PM


"Qacha’s Neck is not a place for "high adventure". It’s a quaint little town for relaxing and exploring the local culture, nothing more nothing less."



Yep; I've always rejected the notion that everything presented in a campaign must be Strange, Offbeat and Unusual.  Sometimes, things are what they seem ... how else do you have "normal?"


Go to Comment
Arkath the Contractor
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mercantile)
RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-01 09:57 PM


Nice ... I'm happy to steal this fellow.


Go to Comment
Total Comments:
220

Join Now!!




Fatal error: Call to undefined function top_menu() in /home/strolen/public_html/lockmor/application/views/citadel/vfooter.php on line 2