As Echo said, sometimes we bring an idea to bear, one that we have nurtured and see with the blind eye of a mother and her favored child. This is the grandest idea, it is unique and original, and oh so wonderful. You should all be inspired by my creativity, and fawn praise upon me for my excellence. (Yes, I am guilty of this)
Then we get our teeth kicked in. Blah, boring, not bad but it has flaws, negative comments, mediocre to low scores. The first reaction is anger, how dare they disrespect my creation! Ingrates, blind to my talent! Some people terminate accounts, or just vanish, never posting again. Others realize that there is ALWAYS room to grow, always room to improve.
I have had my teeth rattled (Amulet of Moloch, The Kitjan, and the deleted Boerog (ranked a 1.6)) and I didnt like it. Did I get mad? You bet I did. Did I throw a tantrum, and storm off? No, not really. I came back and learned from my mistakes, and try to do better on the next time around.
The delivery is top notch, and the imagry vivid and disturbing. Sometimes I wonder what sort of drugs the captain is on to come up with this stuff, and wonder where I can get a stash of my own. It is a delightful emulsion of Exalted, and Lovecraft. The flakes of rust in the blood was a nice touch.
I think I might have done some description with his eyes as they are the windows to the soul (hence many soulless creatures are depicted without eyes such as the Nazgul, Myrdraal, and the aliens from the Alien movies.) I would make them wide, and perhaps the only indicator that the character of blood, rust and ruin is not a monsterous construct, or demon, but was once a human being. Go to Comment
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I agree with MoonHunter. A crappy post can draw out a plethora of responces, but a crappy post has a great deal of room for improvement. The better a post is, the harder it is to polish it, to improve it. Go to Comment
The lantern was the physical form of a curse from above...or below. The radius of 100 feet seems quite good to me, and I like the ambiance of this post, and this item. Echo has a good question...what if instead of a hook, it was placed on a pedistal, some other holding device (Perhaps one not so easily toppled)
Now for a word on nuclear weapons. The biggest nuke ever made was the Soviet SA-2, a 52 megaton single warhead nuke that was designed to burrow into the ground and detonate in a shaped charge that would force the awesome power of such a blast downward into the upper mantle of the Earth. The resultant disruption of the crust would cause earthquakes, destromost anything underground for hundreds, or more miles around, and possible produce new volcanic activity where it struck. This weapon was never tested for fear of the irrepairable damage it could cause to the Earth. 10 miles for a modern nuclear weapon is nothing...those are the people who die in the flash. Go to Comment
Ah, the sublime pleasure of a fresh, crisp drafted beer, pouring into a properly chilled glass mug is enough to bring a tear to this old gamers eye. The attention to the details down to the impressions in the crystal mugs is wonderful. Kudos to you good sir!
After a second look several hours later, I must agree with EchoMirage. She is too similar to Redgar, but MoonHunter had several good suggestions which I have taken into accounted and edited Mialee. She is now an illusionist and the bulk of her talent is in that realm of magic. She uses a pair of magic items, the diadem and the ring, to bring the rest of her spell casting up to snuff and be seen as a real mage and not a conjurer of fake tricks. So, she is more intelligent than Redgar, but is still a self-absorbed and vain spell caster. Go to Comment
1. - Why is are the mountains called Silverrock when there is no mention of silver being discovered there?
2. - Bronze is an alloy, not a naturally occuring metal, it has to be mined in its two component elements (copper and zinc?) and the two have to be smelted together to create Bronze. Brass is created in a similar fashion. Okay, not a question, more of a statement...sue me.
Recently watched the iChronicles of Riddick/i in which a comet is the harbinger of the world killing Necromongers. There is some nice work done as the necromongers become a dominating topic among street speakers and conversationalists. The name is spoken with trepidation, disbelief and fear.
A question to anyone else who saw the movie, why were the necromongers the only people with capital ships? Go to Comment
on one hand, they could in theory be better prepared each time the comet comes round. On the other, each passage could be a horribly disruptive event. Records are destroyed, oral traditions disrupted and so forth. THe only way that the the regular timing of the comet of ill omen could be found would be through the examination of gaps in historical record.
IE - the Kingdom of Tammuz existed for 150 years, followed by 50 years of Ghazi occupation. Then, the records cease to exist for thrity to fifty years. Following that, the Arbela dynasty rose and lasted 200 some odd years before vanishing, leaving behind sketchy recounts of an omen in the sky and panic and confusion.
It has been nearly 250 years since the fall of the Arbela Dynasty. Do the PCs get nervous? Go to Comment