I can see there being friction between the Gauntlets and the Order of the Magenta Rose, seeing as one is based around a pact between a long dead Queen and the King of the Elves, and the Gauntlet's protection of the King. Not to wander off into an anecdote, I had a similar conflict in my home game where in the Queen's Guard, the standing military of the Kingdom frequently came to odds, often violently with the Black Legion, the King's 'special forces' Go to Comment
A ceremonial detachment of soldiers, not entirely unlike the Winged Guards of the White Tree from Tolkien mythology. I especially like how the Order maintains it's duties despite the split between the Blue and Yellow, though there is some friction implied in the text. Go to Comment
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Not bad, the idea certainly seems novel to me at the moment. I like the idea of it having been made from a silver gavel of divine nature. I would make the illusion matter more clear to the reader, as it is easy to get the mechanics of the platter confused. A god way to keep an eye on the servants, though. Go to Comment
I think this is a very good plot, with the Mirror being more incedental than self important. I only say this as there is no explanation as to where the mirror came from, what it looks like, or even how it could be used other than to spawn a single demon copy.
What if more than one person looks into the mirror? Can there be more than one evil demon duplicate?
Could destroying the mirror also destroy the demon? Go to Comment
This is a superb post. There are no glaring grammatical or spelling errors and the spacing is good. The recipe for creating the potion, and it's description is well done, and the story behind it's creation and it's creator has a good deal of depth and leads us to ask more questions, such as who these Chymist guilds are and the various laws of alchemy. This is a very good post. Go to Comment
You could torch Wheatsword, but I doubt it would take long for the buildings to be rebuilt and while the year's crop may burn, there is no telling how much grain has been distributed to the lesser holding stations, or even into the civilian economy. The only problem I see is that soldiers have families, and where there are military bases, civilian cities grow. While security on the base is tight, the soldiers would need somewhere to go to drink and gamble and be normal guys, a place to put away the swords and the uniforms if only for a few hours. Nicely done. Go to Comment
seems to be a fairly signifigant item, representing something of importance to the wizard. You would think it would be better protected, magically or otherwise. The idea is interesting but needs to be filled out more. Go to Comment
This is a solid item. The backstory is good, and the powers are nebulous enough to be adapted to anyone's game system. I also like the balance of power between the cost and effect of the staff. If I were the mercenary type to come across this magic item, I think I might hack it to pieces and sell it for the gold while the party Mage and Cleric cursed me for wasting such a valuable piece of magecraft and antiquity, but hey, I'm just that kind of merc. Go to Comment
This is technically a sound post, with a few spelling errors, but not enough in my opinion to reduce its point value. However, I think it fails to introduce anything innovatve or new to the genre. I think the passage about the Shogun's Cemetary and the rituals of the sword and the lamp were more interesting than the character. As she is we know nothing about her as a character other than she is a genie in a lamp. How did she become more than a trapped soul? Why would a water elemental grant her such powers? did it see some potential in her, or was the effect accidental in nature?
An awesomely well done post Wogden. It is entertaining and at the same time makes us question why we are entertained by screaming rodents bursting into flames. The backstory is well done, avoiding any one blame for the creation of the rodents.
I dont think that all of the bad posts should be deleted, there are plenty of three four and five flame posts in the various sections, but there is precious little in the way of one and two flame posts. While we all generally enjoy beating a dead horse, these low rated posts could also serve as examples of how NOT to do something instead of just showing people the right way to do something.
When training new personel it is as often beneficial to show someone how not to do something as often as showing them the right way. If the new posters could see the low flame posts and how we regulars hack on them like a Dungeon Troll, they might think a bit on what they might post.
Besides, some of these really bad posts are entertaining in their own Chris Farley trying to play Dungeons and Dragons way.
BTW - the spearhead being full of surprises means that it is really a magical pinata filled with candy. Go to Comment