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Snads of Time
Items  (Other)   (Sentient)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-08 10:48 PM
If there was a critters category, I would place the snads there without a second thought. I placed them in items, rather than characters as they dont have the depth, or motivation to be a character. They felt like a fun idea, and as for the voting, the site says I have already voted for them also. Go to Comment
Azriel Azur
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-06 07:58 AM
A drow assassin.

If there was a way to remove the Drow from the fantasy genre, I would be greatly pleased. It is almost a synonym for munchkin.

Cliche. Go to Comment
Azriel Azur
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-07 07:00 AM
I know, the page said I already voted also. Weird.

Bear with me on this, as I have not read of the Drizzt books, nor do I have any intention of doing so. If Drow society is as incestuously violent, and filed with assassination and seemingly endless bloodshed, they really should not have much of a society at all.

Up to a point, warfare does encourage the growth of technology. We went from fairly primitive radial engines to the jet engine in a span of about 5 years. That is a hell of a leap.

On the other hand, constant warfare is devastating. Afghanistan might be a good point. The constant warfare in the country over the last three decades has destroyed the national infrastructure, their economy, and most Afghan cities that I have seen or read about are graded on how much of the city remains, and how much is rubble.

Either A. The stereotypical drow are only the most visible element of the drow society, with the violence retained at the upper echelons of power similar to the samurai fueds of medieval Japan or B. Drow activities are exaggered. Not all drow are murderous assassins, not all orcs are slavering monsters (some are baby slavering monsters) etc Go to Comment
Azriel Azur
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-08 06:57 AM
I would like to see someone create some democratic, mercantile Drow, and maybe some Southern Baptist elves, but isnt that the point of this place? Take the same old tired crap, toss it out the door and mix up something new? Go to Comment
Azriel Azur
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-11-17 03:46 PM
The important thing to remember in matters like this is that as much as we play elves, and dragons and whatnot, we realize that they are not real. This character is only given two flames and the appelation of boring because it is cliche, it has been done to death.

"Some people just do not appreciate that there are evil creatures for all the different races of the Fantasy Role-play world."

I acknowledge that the potential to become evil is inherent in all races, just as it is inherent in all people. But, being evil doesnt make you a seperate race. Villians are an important part of the gaming experience, and using the same old villian recycled from a book, or TV show that is bit for bit the same is diluting the experience.

My two cents, again Go to Comment
Doomslayer
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-05 09:04 AM
Now this is what I am talking about. I would have to agree with MoonHunter that I dont like most magical weapons, and certainly uber-weapons, but this one is good. It is also in the presentation. Kudos Saemond.

Only flaw I could find is that the sword weighs 43 pounds. (1 stone=20 pounds) Being an uber-weapon this could be an intential flaw.

5/5 Go to Comment
Doomslayer
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-06 07:55 AM
If you say mile, dont be surprised when everyone assumes 5280 feet.

When you say stone, dont be surprised when everyone assumes 20 pounds. We dont know the specifics of your game, and when you use the name of a real world measurement dont be surprised when we use it rather than what value you have added to it. Go to Comment
Doomslayer
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-07 06:54 AM
I think that is a good idea. It might give some other gamers some ideas on divisions of weight and measurement.

I blame my education, my school teacher told me stones were 20 pounds. As for the tone of my comment, I apologize, I was checking the site after pulling a 12 hour shift and was cranky.

Big props, great item. Go to Comment
Bromine Lake
Locations  (Regional)   (Mountains)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-07 03:13 PM
To be honest, I dont know that there is anything constructive I can add to this post, and it is of excellent quality. Go to Comment
Mermaid's Toe Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-03 11:16 PM
3/5 for the basic item, plus another point for excellent presentation, and another point for just creeping me out with the whole mermaid looking like a corpse bit.

5/5 Go to Comment
Mermaid's Toe Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-04 06:49 AM
I wouldnt call a Ring of Water Breathing power overwhelming, but the point remains valid that in the end, all of Dans wealth, and the power of his magic ring did not avail him when death came to his door. Go to Comment
Doomsday Item
Items  (Jewelry)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-03 09:42 PM
Reminds me of a certain ring forged by an evil sorcerer that was also lost in the water.

2/5 Go to Comment
Doomsday Item
Items  (Jewelry)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-04 06:46 AM
*sigh*

Okay, it does deserve a 1/5 but I felt generous at the moment. One would think that since multiple gods of evil enfolded their power into the ring...erm...necklace, that they would have had the foresight and ability to see to its safe bearing. The one ring wasnt lost until it was taken by the good guys, who lost it. Also, how does one enfold power? I am thinking Sentinel might have meant invest or imbue.

Plus it was an oversight on my part that the necklace was lost to the crushing depths of the black sea. So somewhere there is a deep sea crab invested with the power of the dark gods bent on undersea domination because the necklace drifted down and landed on in. Go to Comment
Sir Whitewing
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2008-10-10 11:49 PM
Yes, it is cliche-ridden, but there is a certain candor and sincerity to Sir Whitewing that I like. Go to Comment
Haven Fortress
Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)
Scrasamax's comment on 2007-02-26 04:57 PM
It has been.

Sangreal
http://www.strolen.com/content.php?node=2229 Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-03 09:07 AM
Probably yes to both Echo ;) Go to Comment
Sentinel The Ranger
NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-01 07:56 AM
Ditto...its contagious.

1/5 Go to Comment
Fontis Stone
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-08-28 06:59 AM
I agree with Moonhunter, this is a well done basic item. Not every object of enchantment can be a world shaking epic item of magical power.

3/5 Go to Comment
Prince Michael
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-08-27 06:47 AM
A nice character, I dont think I would blame him for leaving the confines of the gilded cage. (A nice term, that) Reminds me of Hamlet, but instead of being an intellectual to his disadvantage, Michael is a humanist to his disadvantage.

Another plot hook I thought of, the Kingdom has become in some new horribly oppressive, perhaps the extreme persecution of the commoners, such as that that occured to the peasantry of Eastern Europe and Russia in the 17th and 18th century. Michael must make a difficult choice, to let his people suffer as he continues to idle his life away in peace, or return to the Throne, depose his murderous usurper, and assume the mantle that he was born to wear.

The PCs just happen to have some reason to help him, such as their families are being persecuted, recruited by the charisma of the crown prince, or whatnot. Sounds like a good campaign to me.

I would rank this one higher, but there are a good number of spelling errors and comma mistakes. Michael still has alot of potential, but he reminds me of vanilla ice cream. I like vanilla ice cream...mmm...ice cream.

3/5 Go to Comment
Prince Michael
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-08-27 12:01 PM
Vanilla ice cream is well...dull. It doesnt have any flash or dazzle, no chips, chunks, ripples, marshmallows, or new and interesting flavors. On the other hand there really isnt bad ice cream, and like I said, I like vanilla, you can add to it yourself.

Does that help? Go to Comment
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