As a group, they have the power to travel the 'verse but instead of becoming a major power like the merchants and lenders of Venice, they relegate themselves to running odds and ends to the odds and ends of the 'verse? That just seems like a convenient way to supply people with things they should be cut off from. Quantum Leap or Sliders would have been a lot less interesting if they could just pick up any old thing from the merchant's shop.
Your reply makes more sense than your submission, perhaps if the two were put together it would make more sense, plus with KH's comment I got hung up on the image of a convenience store clerk in a medieval knick-knackery with locals looking at batteries and beer coozies. Go to Comment
I am of two minds on this creature. On one hand, I like the creative and colorful write-up of the creature. On the other, it is neither fey, nor hound-like. I imagined something a little more fairie-fey, and less of a worghound. A solid creature, good for almost any setting. Go to Comment
Ah, the unexpected consequence of animal transmutation. For some reason, I can see some peoples, especially the more poor sort having recipes for catching and eating gar-monkey. I like the imagry, but I also love the flying monkies from the Wizard of Oz. Go to Comment
Well, I have heard that turtle has something like seven different kinds of meat, since eating turtles is a bit of a popular thing in rural Tennessee. Seeing as the biggest turtle I have seen around here is about a one to one and a half pounder that seems like too much work. Now seeing that karnan is a bit larger, I could very well see some people going out to gig themselves a few karns for dinner. Go to Comment
I think the idea has some potential, but Moon has pointed out the main issues. What if the mega bat was no longer a flier, and instead stalked like a mountain lion, and used it's webspitting as an ambush hunting technique
I'm glad I missed most of the comment exchange on this sub.
There is certainly a bias against shorter submissions (see comments on Goblin Snuff, it affects all writers here. This submission may not be a five star but it inspires some decent ideas. Go to Comment
Standard Green Ranger of the Oak, the only difference being that they are volunteers, and three kingdoms provide 40 men each. That's not much manpower, unless they are kinda like green berets or special forces. Go to Comment
As the expression goes about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions, I think the white Knights would make a valuable addition to any game, in either their form as supplemental semi-vigilantes, or in their more sinister role as moral legbreakers. While the presentation could use some polish, the idea is quite good. Go to Comment
I think it is an interesting Idea, one that could in a way be integrated into any fantasy realm. All to often there is only one way to do magic, and it has never ever changed, kinda like D&D syndrome. On the other hand it would be logical that there are going to be schools of magic that reached dead ends, or were replaced by practices that were more economical, less messy, and other considerations. Nice piece of work Cap'n. Go to Comment
Magical forests are never a good place to sleep, especially seeing as much of the population is nocturnal. Firewood taken from the wrong tree can turn against its collectors, and a strangling onslaught of angry twigs and branches can be surprisingly severe and difficult to disentangle yourself from. Fires themselves attract enemies, and not only malevolent predators. Giant moths and gloomwings are tempted by the heat and light, but are often misunderstood.