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Martin Eltsin
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2008-10-11 12:16 AM
The formatting needs work, biggest thing is that there is no spacing between the period and the first letter of the next sentance. The character is okay, but is rather morally high-handed (DM says drinkin be bad) and has a few too many cliches for my liking.

I would like to see a bit more on the tankard though. It has some potential. I can see serious alcoholics wanting to get their hands on it! Go to Comment
Caerrven's Regret
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2005-03-15 04:18 PM
May it fall where it is needed.

5/5 Go to Comment
Drow Spider Jerky
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2005-03-11 04:10 PM
excuse me, but does it come in teriyaki?

4/5 Go to Comment
The Road
Locations  (TransWorld)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2008-02-02 01:43 AM
Aside from being The Attack of the Parentheses, this is a fairly nice submission. I like the road analogy for time traveling, though I must admit I've not read Amber or Zelazny so I'll have to take your word on it ;) Go to Comment
Dead Silk
Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)
Scrasamax's comment on 2005-03-11 04:08 PM
I am impressed by the subtlety displayed in such as item. So much destructive power created by a display of remorse and perhaps a gesture of atonement.

5/5 Go to Comment
Dead Silk
Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-05-21 05:35 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Sodin's Stone
Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)
Scrasamax's comment on 2005-03-09 05:18 PM
For some odd reason this felt like a Super-powered soap opera. It does have merit, but it did not hold my interest. Power level is almost tailor made for munchkins, IMHO.

2/5 Go to Comment
Jenny Green (maladous alertus)
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Scrasamax's comment on 2005-03-09 05:20 PM
sounds like the cocoa plant, but with a nicely done fantasy spin away from all of that nasty real world cocaine and crack vibe.

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Dareth Norune
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2005-03-09 05:28 PM
Well, on the whole, I am not impressed. To be painfully honest, there is nothing about this character to set him apart from the rest of the prodigal sons who populate fantasy. Is it a requirement that a wizard/hero must come from a broken home or razed village (preemtive rant strike)


better now.
On the other hand, apart from being rather lack luster, there is nothing at all wring with him.

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The Subtle Knife
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2013-05-24 12:48 AM
1.0 since it is an obvious plagiarism

Moving out of the main Citadel for obvious reason
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Disque Esprit
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2005-03-07 12:31 PM
I was playing a new game, Shadow Hearts II, and in the background of most of the rooms in one location had these neat looking stone discs hanging from rods, kind of like a cauldron would hang in a fire, save that there was no fire and each room had a central fire-pit. I sat back and wondered to myself, just what in the heck these little knick-knacks could be, and this was the idea I came up with. Just FYI, the discs are only background decoration in the game and have no value, nor any part of the story. Go to Comment
Return To Me
Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)
Scrasamax's comment on 2005-03-04 04:10 PM
Shall I read another jaunt to save the world, or fell the enemy of all mankind, or to sieze the ultimate dingus? Nay.

This is one of the things that I truely enjoy about Strolen's. Coming across a little jewel like this. A tip of the hat.

5/5 Go to Comment
Talezhwar's Bundle
Items  (Other)   (Cursed)
Scrasamax's comment on 2005-02-28 11:39 AM
Two points for the item, and two points for the creppy little girl casting off the facade of frost.

4/5 Go to Comment
The Sword of Souls
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2005-02-28 11:40 AM
And the names from Final Fantasy Tactics? Go to Comment
Grond, Hammer of the Underworld
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-02-24 04:40 PM
Grond - the great mace of Morgoth, with which he fought Fingolfin; called the Hammer of the Underworld. The battering ram used against the Gate of Minas Tirith was named after it. (The Return of the King V4). 185

Quite right you are, such things were my primary inspiration. The chanting of the orcs in unison was a very powerful image, one that was a major inspiration to this post. However, dear nameless one who lacked the courage to put a name with their accusation, the powers of Grond, the great mace of Morgoth are not named. If you look closer, and happen to know your Arthurian mythology, which obviously you dont, you will see that the powers of Grond parallel the powers of Excaliber/Caliburn.

No one save Morgoth weilds Grond, which is never seen again in the Silmarillion. BTW, there are no E's in Silmarillion. If you intend to attack me I INSIST that you properly spell anything you use as ammunition.

And last but not least, the orcs of Morgoth were slaves. Their very nature was perverted into fear and bondage to Morgoth. The weapon above is a symbol of orcish power, not of Morgoth, or the Lidless Eye, or any of the other elements of the Tolkien mythos. It is a symbol of racial power and their manifest destiny to pillage and destroy.

So there. Go to Comment
Grond, Hammer of the Underworld
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-02-24 04:42 PM
Updated: In response to some complaints, I also submit that Tolkien was a major inspiration. I thought this to be obvious enough to not warrant comment. I was wrong. Go to Comment
Grond, Hammer of the Underworld
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2007-10-15 01:18 AM
I think if a non-orc came up with Grond, it would be about like what the human nations would do if Excaliber showed up in the treasure trove of an orcish warlord. Somewhere between a quasi-religious crusade and attempted genocide. Go to Comment
Grond, Hammer of the Underworld
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2009-01-06 11:42 PM
The Barbarian Horde is anonymous users who comment on the site, either unregistered members, or on rare occasion members who are for various reasons not signed in. The site is quite open in it's access. Go to Comment
Grond, Hammer of the Underworld
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2009-01-07 11:40 PM
you are half correct, the great wolf-headed battering ram that broke the main gate was indeed named GRond. If you read the Silmarillion, Morgoth had a personal weapon, a great morning star named Grond. The ram would later be named after Morgoth's hammer. Go to Comment
The Devils Luck
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2005-02-25 04:13 PM
it is a little disturbing what comes up in ShadowEagles pockets. I enjoyed reading the story, and the portrayal of occult creatures s being slightly more neutral, or if not neutral, more devious than most are portrayed.

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