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Xue Ren (Snow/Blood Blade Edge)
NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-09 01:23 AM
Solid character, given to stylistic treatment.

Scarlet wings take flight
Sword to sleep until vengeance
Scattered to the wind Go to Comment
Mark Greaves, Assassin Hobo
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-03 12:11 AM
The fey angle doesn't need much more coverage than it already has, a fairie curse is a fairie curse, just like a deal with the devil is a deal with the devil. If you can already use a fae crossed assassin in your setting, you can already fill in the details, and as mentioned above, they aren't really needed for running the NPC in a game.

Solid character, useful and useable, and the fey angle is interesting because it gives the DM leeway to do things he shouldn't otherwise do, and can hand wave it as part of the fey curse. Go to Comment
Freya, Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-01 11:11 AM
Well written, and solid character. I would be fine with using her plug-n-play in just about any modern or futuristic game. I like the OCD aspect, which would be the main place where I would make things fun if she was being used as a pregen, or the players would be exploiting.

The PCs discover that none of the marks were killed in the squalor of the streets, or in loud chaotic places. They were all killed in safe houses, in transit vehicles, under police custody, and otherwise meticulously cared for. Go to Comment
Artan Keybreaker
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-05 12:01 AM
Insert a dwarf doing that fingers to the throat gesture Viggo Mortensen does in Eastern Promises Go to Comment
Buluc, death priest of Rope Woman
NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-01 11:15 AM
Now I want to read about the Rope Woman, and this is an impressive use of 500 words. Well done and count me impressed. Go to Comment
Buluc, death priest of Rope Woman
NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-09 01:25 AM
bCongratulations Dozus! You have won the first 500 Word Submission Challenge/b

Fame and glory are yours! Go to Comment
Ryenionn The Deathless
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-01 11:25 AM
This is probably not going to win any points, but I think you spent too much time on the backstory. If you made it more concise, you would have room to give more detail on what Rye can actually do as an undead, and why he is special enough to rise six times instead of just the once that most undead get. Still a good submission, and entertaining read. Go to Comment
Elainuk: Parna's Dark Elf Assassin
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-01 11:07 AM
Interesting, what Val said basically, I wasn't expecting a transracial transgender dark elf ne hobbit assassin. Nicely executed. Go to Comment
STEM Packs
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-01 12:09 PM
I like this, there is just enough crunch and technobabble to make it plausible and a strong degree of functionality that makes it useful. Go to Comment
The Last Mind Flayer
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-18 01:06 PM
This submission has a great retro feel to it, and I like the atypical motivations of the mind flayer, and how it's psyche is very different from human, needing torment and nightmares to fuel it rather than love and social acceptance. The point of being blind in natural sunlight is very interesting, and is perhaps my favorite part of the submission. We tend to forget to attribute supernatural aspects to sunlight, despite the old tradition of it being anathema to vampires and weakening other forms of undead. Go to Comment
7 Trains
Items  (Transports)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-18 01:27 PM
Some other ideas: A ghost train, the original derailed and killed a lot of people, but on certain nights, at certain times, the ghost train pulls into the station, and carries on business like it never went off the rails.

Time-traveling train, ala Doc Brown, the train is an anachronism is all times, combining exotic futuristic components with ancient technologies, ala a dark matter reactor that is used to boil water to drive a steam engine, but the train is magnetic and has wooden wheels.

The Atomic Train, the train is transporting a super weapon, and one accident can cause a man made natural disaster. Atomic and nuclear weapons are cliche, but a viral stockpile going to the incinerator? An nano-dissembler bomb? The cryogenic stored body of a dozen starspawn? Go to Comment
Hobbit Chair and Eat Racing
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-18 01:49 PM
As you can see I've done this properly. My Chair and eat rig is being pulled by a proper hobbitish draft pony, and inside you will find bangers and mash, a no-spill tureen of red eye gravy, and a fresh pouch of pipeweed.

When it comes to a chair and eat rig, the most important thing is power, so instead of a silly hobbitish pony, I've seen fit to attack my rig to a chariot horse team, count them, two horse power! (cart goes off at a break neck pace, seconds later tipping over, making a mess and promptly catching on fire while the chariot horses break away and go crashing through a fence)

While those two knuckleheads are bickering about proper and power, I'm just going to sneak in with this, a half sized chair and eat, stocked with a bunch of fruit and biscuits, and it's pulled by look at that, an adorable pair of goats. (wagon goes twenty feet, then goat gets tangled in harness, and eats the fruit biscuits while waiting to be untangled)

And on that bombshell, we say good night and see you next time Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-02-24 03:47 PM
The Holy Hovercraft of The Ice Bears
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-09 11:33 AM
Definitely get a Warhammer 40k vibe off of these guys, somewhere between the Imperium troops and the Space Marines, but closer to the mundane ground pounders. I like their religious angle, and the Holy Hovercraft. Go to Comment
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-07 08:19 AM
Thought about this one for a while, and was reaching for why a ship would need something like this, given the relatively difficult nature of neutrino detection, and why it would be needed for something like navigation, since most navigation would be visually through fixed points of reference or along established travel corridors seeded with navigation buoys and tracking stations, but then boom, FTL travel. Enter hyperspace, or using a superluminal drive is going to render visual navigation unreliable, difficult, or simply impossible, so the only method of orientation is going to be a sensors only. With multiple neutrino sinks, plus moving through immense amounts of space at a time, this feasibly is a FTL navigation aid.

The only thing I didn't like with the high pressure cores being explosive. It is trope, and predictable. It also clashed with what I know of neutrino research, where scientists use underground swimming pools to entice the same interaction between heavy water and neutrinos.
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-11 04:29 AM
I can see these, especially large sensitive ones, being used in locations where gravity might be unstable, or where there is bleeding edge research being done on gravity manipulation.

Mining probes don't have to go drilling cores out of every asteroid in a rubble field, they can just zip around looking for the really heavy ones, and those are the ore bearing rocks the miners want.

Scientific probes and ships examining gravitationally interesting objects, like black holes, neutron stars, etc. With a functional barometer they can get as scientifically close as possible, rather than guessing and hoping. Also, they can use one of these to monitor things that can become dangerous very quickly, like a black hole swarm, or the birth of said singularity. Go to Comment
The Anunnaki
Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Trans World)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-03 09:57 AM
Update: Finished up the Elohim section, but this has been sitting in work long enough that not only has it gone stale, I've forgotten where I was going with it.

out with ye. Go to Comment
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-03 09:53 AM
Update: Incomplete, I was wanting to explore arcanotechnology that mimics or emulates the mental parapsychic abilites like mind reading and mind control, psionic vibes, etc.

Too long in work, it's gotten stale. Go to Comment
Cosmic Era Shopping Catalog
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-03 09:46 AM
Update: This one simply became too large to handle and I'm not going to finish it. This is the sort of venture that would have to be taken up at a later date, possibly with the help of several other people. Just too much, and I don't have enough time to do it, or the motivation. Go to Comment
Cosmic Era Shopping Catalog
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2013-05-24 09:51 AM
Melee Weapons

Primitive Melee Weapons:

Swords, axes, clubs and spears are readily available weapons that have been around since the invention of war and hunting. These weapons are restricted property inside Arcologies and constitute a misdemeanor level offense. In the urban sprawl, especially the favelas and geofront undercities, these weapons are common among street level criminals. They are cheap, easy, and hard to trace if discarded. 

Non-Lethal Melee Weapons:

Tasers and Electro-Stunning Weaponry is common equipment in Arcology law enforcement arsenals. It is also a common form of personal defense, and these small handheld devices are typically able to knock down or knock out an unarmored opponent. They are of limited use against augmented humans, armored opponents, and contrary to popular media, not very effective against droids and machines. 

Nausea Inducing Weapons, specifically the 'Sick Stick' is a variant on the stun baton used by crowd dispersing police forces. Rather than causes a stun reaction, the Sick Stick can cause vomiting, bowel movements, and other temporary but disabling bodily functions. While a rioter might not be afraid of being knocked out, puking all over themselves while crapping their pants is much more deterring. 

Advanced Melee Weapons:

The Hyperedge Blade hasn't been around for a long time, but it in the short time it has been around, it has made a name for itself. A hypertech device, the Hyperedge blade is a heavy sword with a power pack. The blade generates a vibration/energy field along its cutting edge, allowing it to cut easily through most materials. These weapons are heavy and bulky, requiring either augmented strength, or a power armor suit to use with any degree of skill. As the blade can hack through advanced armors, tanks, and so forth, it is really an overkill to use it against unarmored targets. Hyperedge blades can be made into the form of swords, spears, and axes, so long as there is a cutting edge involved.

Lightning Claws are a variation of the hyperedge blade. Rather than one large blade, there are two or more small blades, generally in the 12" to 18" range. These 'claws' are typically attached to a gauntlet, bracer or glove, Wolverine style and have the same effect and function as a regular hyperedge blade. As they are smaller, and the bulk can be moved to a backpack or waist position without having a power cable dangling, they are more common than the Swords. Lightning Claws are hot items on the Black Market.

Tesla Fist: the Tesla Fist is technically a ranged weapon, but it has a very short range, and it isn't so much aimed as it is swung. The Fist is a steel ball attached to the end of a gauntlet or bracer. The ball is a powerful electrical generator fueled by a vest or backpack battery pack. The fist 'throws' lightning bolts that cause electrical burns, and can easily kill an unarmored ungrounded foe. Tesla Fists are also good for damaging robots and power suits. They are as mentioned, not very controllable, and when the trigger is pulled, the energy discharged will sometimes go where the user wants it to, but sometimes it won't. 

Siege Hammer: A siege hammer is just what it says, typically these weapons are forged out of high density materials for a smaller but very heavy head. Siege hammers are used by power armor soldiers, and some high end cyborg and genetic augments. These weapons are effective at destroying barriers and structures and can also be put to use in melee combat against infantry and power armor soldiers. Unlike the hyperedge blade, these massive hammers are of very limited value against armored vehicles and mecha.

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