While I find the description of the dagger hard to visualize (is it a normal dagger with designs and such on it or is it a collection of blades, flanges, loops and such?) The backstory is great and this is a nice take on the Singing Sword motif. Nice work. Go to Comment
A good and useful item, I would imagine it creating a sort of sympathetic bond between horse and rider (or animal and rider in the case of non-equines). To keep it from being overused/abused or otherwise mass produced, I would limit who could actually use it. I would say that to someone completely uneducated in horsemanship it would not very much for or against the rider or mount. A certain level of experience would be required, making it ideal for tempermental and dangerous mounts who tend to be the best for combat. A dull horse lacks the fire needed to withstand the rigors of battle, while an overly active horse is too easily frightened and tires quickly. Go to Comment
Ah, well presented a neat idea. I think it would be more reminescent of the Tower of London rather than a prison camp, its prisoners being sorcerers, and patricians rather than commoners. Go to Comment
This is a scroll that plumbs into the darker side of the human psyche. While it may be fun to devise ways to torture and abuse PCs and NPCs in new, creative and cruel ways; it is easy to overlook the humanitarian aspect. When dealing with torture in a game it is important to remember than any good aligned character should have serious qualms about using this form of abuse. Lawful characters moderately so. Go to Comment
Summon with care, for the Ink Drinker cares not what tome it feasts upon, but with great care a wise summoner may tie a drinker to his will by means of Hermetic bindings. Thus he gains an ally to destroy the works of his enemies and a lever to hold over those who would plot treachery against him whilst claiming alliance. To the clergyman who summons the drinker to devour a wicked book, forget not that the drinker is a creature of evil and darkness and one must balance the evil of the tome to be destroyed to the evil of the demon called forth.
A bit short, and a bit too focuesed on Zun, rather than the entire five elemental system. I would have liked to have seen potential implements of ritual (canopic jars and mummified corpses for Egyptian-esque, or elaborate circles and pentacles for Hermetic). This makes it feel like any old rock would do fine for a sil spell. Go to Comment
At first, I was 'Oh crap, another Yu-Gi-Oh/Duel Master knock off' but once I got into the meat and potatoes of the submission, especially the five elements and the power scale being named instead of numbered, I was impressed.
At first, I was unimpressed with Kaboo (Kaboo? Kaboo!?) seeing him as the stereotype of the old man playing checkers in front of the gas station. I guess living in Appalachia has inured me to the charm of such things. It wasnt until I clicked on the text links, leading to the singing manticore that I cracked a smile. I like this sort of character in a game, though I think that Dimwitt, and Kaboo's name detract from the post. Go to Comment
Ambitious brother gods who both content for supreme lordship over the sky, I like that. There is also a term for converting members of highly similar faiths, its called sheepstealing, from the whole Lord is my Sheperd line if imagry. Go to Comment
The elder god of knowledge, I like the way that his Devoted gather up information and store it away. I can see them managing libraries, occasionally pilfering a book that they feel is not ready for the populace. Another idea would be rare members of the peerage, seneschals and elder scribes who are devoted to the god, writing elaborate codices of lore carefully written in codes. Go to Comment
I dont know how I overlooked this submission! I like the premise of the adoption of the illigetimates, but I can see there being some hostility on the part of some more paranoid nobles, since Ironspirit has ties to almost every bloodline, how could they have any sense of loyalty to their bloodline over the others?
This is a solid idea, though the whole flashing lights depending on the factor of seal breakage seems a bit over the top for me, seeming more like a sword powered disco light show. A magical verson of peace-tieing swords. Not quite as effective on maces, bows, and other weapons that do not have sheaths or scabbards Go to Comment
The peasants of the wood use crudely carved symbols to ward off wolves. They think the symbols are emblems of purity and goodness and that keeps the wolves away. The symbols work, but not for the reasons the peasants believe...
The symbols are actually arcance evil symbols which the wolves know and fear, but to which the peasants are oblivious. So how gullible are the peasants going to be when a strange horned man displaying the symbols on his shield turns up and asks for their allegiance?
Ideas ( System ) | October 24, 2002 |