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Motive Spirits
Items  (Transports)   (Sentient)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-09 01:18 AM
Axle pretty much summed it up nicely. I don't know how much would end up in aircraft, since most aircraft, even in WWII were either wood or aluminum. Not a lot of iron ends up in fighters, and the old iron isn't going to be alloyed with aluminum, because the two metals do not mix. Go to Comment
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-07 01:06 AM
And thus the Nematodicon was written, compiled from the writings and recorded sessions of (redacted) during their detention at (redacted) medical center. Go to Comment
Xue Ren (Snow/Blood Blade Edge)
NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-09 01:23 AM
Solid character, given to stylistic treatment.

Scarlet wings take flight
Sword to sleep until vengeance
Scattered to the wind Go to Comment
The Stolen World, Overview and Codex
Locations  (World)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-04-03 07:21 AM
I like how this is coming together. I would suggest looking into some of Captain Penguin's stuff for the wreckage of societies destroyed by the whales, such as the Mountain of Boats Go to Comment
Mark Greaves, Assassin Hobo
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-03 12:11 AM
The fey angle doesn't need much more coverage than it already has, a fairie curse is a fairie curse, just like a deal with the devil is a deal with the devil. If you can already use a fae crossed assassin in your setting, you can already fill in the details, and as mentioned above, they aren't really needed for running the NPC in a game.

Solid character, useful and useable, and the fey angle is interesting because it gives the DM leeway to do things he shouldn't otherwise do, and can hand wave it as part of the fey curse. Go to Comment
Freya, Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-01 11:11 AM
Well written, and solid character. I would be fine with using her plug-n-play in just about any modern or futuristic game. I like the OCD aspect, which would be the main place where I would make things fun if she was being used as a pregen, or the players would be exploiting.

The PCs discover that none of the marks were killed in the squalor of the streets, or in loud chaotic places. They were all killed in safe houses, in transit vehicles, under police custody, and otherwise meticulously cared for. Go to Comment
Artan Keybreaker
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-05 12:01 AM
Insert a dwarf doing that fingers to the throat gesture Viggo Mortensen does in Eastern Promises Go to Comment
Buluc, death priest of Rope Woman
NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-01 11:15 AM
Now I want to read about the Rope Woman, and this is an impressive use of 500 words. Well done and count me impressed. Go to Comment
Buluc, death priest of Rope Woman
NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-09 01:25 AM
bCongratulations Dozus! You have won the first 500 Word Submission Challenge/b

Fame and glory are yours! Go to Comment
Ryenionn The Deathless
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-01 11:25 AM
This is probably not going to win any points, but I think you spent too much time on the backstory. If you made it more concise, you would have room to give more detail on what Rye can actually do as an undead, and why he is special enough to rise six times instead of just the once that most undead get. Still a good submission, and entertaining read. Go to Comment
Elainuk: Parna's Dark Elf Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-01 11:07 AM
Interesting, what Val said basically, I wasn't expecting a transracial transgender dark elf ne hobbit assassin. Nicely executed. Go to Comment
Skill Tabs
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-09-25 10:59 PM
Very interesting, and I am considering how to port these into the Cosmic Era. I can see them not being used for squirting a new skill into your brain, but rather boosting an existing skill. Spread the net far, basic understanding of a wide variety of skills makes it easy for using skill-boosting tabs as needed, such as a sniper popping a marksmanship tab a moment before taking a critical shot, or a hacker boosting his on the fly coding skill for a few minutes while he gatecrashes a server. Fun stuff that!

Who do they look like?
How do you use it, as in how does it reach the chip in your brain?
How expensive are they?
Once a scan is done, can new tabs just be made from that?
How hard are they to get?
What about criminal skills, how available are those?
What controls would you put on this to prevent player abuse? Go to Comment
STEM Packs
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-01 12:09 PM
I like this, there is just enough crunch and technobabble to make it plausible and a strong degree of functionality that makes it useful. Go to Comment
The Last Mind Flayer
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-18 01:06 PM
This submission has a great retro feel to it, and I like the atypical motivations of the mind flayer, and how it's psyche is very different from human, needing torment and nightmares to fuel it rather than love and social acceptance. The point of being blind in natural sunlight is very interesting, and is perhaps my favorite part of the submission. We tend to forget to attribute supernatural aspects to sunlight, despite the old tradition of it being anathema to vampires and weakening other forms of undead. Go to Comment
7 Trains
Items  (Transports)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-18 01:27 PM
Some other ideas: A ghost train, the original derailed and killed a lot of people, but on certain nights, at certain times, the ghost train pulls into the station, and carries on business like it never went off the rails.

Time-traveling train, ala Doc Brown, the train is an anachronism is all times, combining exotic futuristic components with ancient technologies, ala a dark matter reactor that is used to boil water to drive a steam engine, but the train is magnetic and has wooden wheels.

The Atomic Train, the train is transporting a super weapon, and one accident can cause a man made natural disaster. Atomic and nuclear weapons are cliche, but a viral stockpile going to the incinerator? An nano-dissembler bomb? The cryogenic stored body of a dozen starspawn? Go to Comment
Hobbit Chair and Eat Racing
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-18 01:49 PM
As you can see I've done this properly. My Chair and eat rig is being pulled by a proper hobbitish draft pony, and inside you will find bangers and mash, a no-spill tureen of red eye gravy, and a fresh pouch of pipeweed.

When it comes to a chair and eat rig, the most important thing is power, so instead of a silly hobbitish pony, I've seen fit to attack my rig to a chariot horse team, count them, two horse power! (cart goes off at a break neck pace, seconds later tipping over, making a mess and promptly catching on fire while the chariot horses break away and go crashing through a fence)

While those two knuckleheads are bickering about proper and power, I'm just going to sneak in with this, a half sized chair and eat, stocked with a bunch of fruit and biscuits, and it's pulled by look at that, an adorable pair of goats. (wagon goes twenty feet, then goat gets tangled in harness, and eats the fruit biscuits while waiting to be untangled)

And on that bombshell, we say good night and see you next time Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-24 03:47 PM
The Holy Hovercraft of The Ice Bears
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-09 11:33 AM
Definitely get a Warhammer 40k vibe off of these guys, somewhere between the Imperium troops and the Space Marines, but closer to the mundane ground pounders. I like their religious angle, and the Holy Hovercraft. Go to Comment
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-07 08:19 AM
Thought about this one for a while, and was reaching for why a ship would need something like this, given the relatively difficult nature of neutrino detection, and why it would be needed for something like navigation, since most navigation would be visually through fixed points of reference or along established travel corridors seeded with navigation buoys and tracking stations, but then boom, FTL travel. Enter hyperspace, or using a superluminal drive is going to render visual navigation unreliable, difficult, or simply impossible, so the only method of orientation is going to be a sensors only. With multiple neutrino sinks, plus moving through immense amounts of space at a time, this feasibly is a FTL navigation aid.

The only thing I didn't like with the high pressure cores being explosive. It is trope, and predictable. It also clashed with what I know of neutrino research, where scientists use underground swimming pools to entice the same interaction between heavy water and neutrinos.
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-11 04:29 AM
I can see these, especially large sensitive ones, being used in locations where gravity might be unstable, or where there is bleeding edge research being done on gravity manipulation.

Mining probes don't have to go drilling cores out of every asteroid in a rubble field, they can just zip around looking for the really heavy ones, and those are the ore bearing rocks the miners want.

Scientific probes and ships examining gravitationally interesting objects, like black holes, neutron stars, etc. With a functional barometer they can get as scientifically close as possible, rather than guessing and hoping. Also, they can use one of these to monitor things that can become dangerous very quickly, like a black hole swarm, or the birth of said singularity. Go to Comment
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