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?The Sword of the Innocent Child
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-01-17 09:58 AM
I like the mythic feel of this item, and that the sword and armor are sealed away somewhere in a grand tomb. This could easily be a local myth or legend, one that many people might scoff at, a nigh unbeatable child soldier with a massive limb severing sword. This is also a very good variation of the peasant hero story, I heartily approve.

There were a few things I had issue with, and they are minor.

I assume you know that there is a real place called Barbados, an island in the Caribbean.

Why wasn't the blacksmith making these uber weapons for everyone? (I can easily answer this myself with divine inspiration, or that the smith was actually a quasi-sympathetic diety.

Young boys would still have been used in the army as messengers and runners, or as personal aids to other men who could use them, leader types.

Otherwise, fantastic effort and thank you Go to Comment
30 Banned Weapons and Spells and why they are Banned
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-01-16 11:36 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Green Mountain Locations
Locations  (Establishment)   (Mountains)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-01-23 04:23 PM

Pelley's

Located in downtown (such as it is) Green Mountain, Pelley's in a dive bar. It is barely of note, with cement board cladding, a dated and faded sign, and a rundown 'courtyard'. It has kinda passing health inspection food, two kinds of beer on draft and three other kinds in bottles, and a rotating staff of college age waitresses and older between job women. There is still smoking inside the bar, and it has a seedy air to it. The courtyard was once a pocket park, but the city abandoned it, and the bar took it over, keeping the worst of the weeds and trash taken care of. It has a few beat up pieces of patio furniture outside and there are sometimes local shit bands who try to play, kids trying to get stoned, and a handful of employees trying to take a break.

Pelley's is a hold-out from when there were at least a dozen of these dive bars across Corinth and Green Mountain, but most of them have gone under. A few burned, a few changed owners several times and were abandoned, and a few were put out of business because of things that broke out, like a cook putting a customer in the hospital, or employees cooking meth in the kitchen.

It is only a matter of time before the current owner of the dive lets it go and out of it's misery

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Green Mountain Locations
Locations  (Establishment)   (Mountains)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-01-23 04:35 PM

Java on the Square

Java on the Square has changed owners and names a half dozen times, but everyone remembers it as Java. It is a typical upper scale coffee shop, with whimsical mismatched tables and chairs, wifi, and evening events catering to the upper income average white couple including acoustic bands, wine and painting nights, and banal trivia nights.

The coffee shop stays open because of a steady flow of customers, typically from the courthouse, including lawyers, bondsmen, and students and faculty from the Green Mountain College. It also lacks competition from any sort of major national coffee franchise.

The shop keeps changing hands because there simply isn't enough traffic to keep a high end coffee shop open, but there is enough demand for different people to keep thinking that they can do it better than the last group of owners. The shop also has trouble with being a hang out place for the small but obnoxious local youth fringe. To keep the black clad teens and their moping dyed hair and not buying coffee selves out of the free wifi, the coffee shop is generally brightly lit, plays upbeat and happy music, and the more successful ventures play up the whimsical and cater to middle and upper income people.

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Maestery
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Regional)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-01-03 07:48 PM
They are diet neutered enuch wizards, they cannot create their own magic. Instead they are reliant on actual wizards and sorcerers to create spells, and they dont have the old school ciphered wizard's grimoires but rather magic text books.

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Eron Hrag
Locations  (World)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-12-27 05:55 AM
The crux of the storytelling and gaming would center around trying to survive in the realm of a mad solar god, and how the changing sun would affect human interactions. It would very likely be Mad Max like as a single bout of madness through the growing season could destroy crops and forests with great ease, making survival difficult at best. Things like war, and cities become questionable when an army in the field can be slaughtered by a green sunrise Go to Comment
Eron Hrag
Locations  (World)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-01-23 10:26 AM
Sporadically, and of variable intensity and duration.

The shortest timeframe is one day, there aren't occurrences shorter than that. Long term the fits don't last more than a few days to a few weeks for a bad one.

Nature has adapted poorly, this is apocalyptic

Standard cosmology, planet orbits a star. Star is just sentient entity and divine Go to Comment
7 Things about Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-01-04 08:37 AM
I would venture to guess that the Resistance/Rebels want legitimacy and state recognition, and today suicide attacks aren't heroic or brave but are instead the calling card of terrorists and religious extremists.

I'm sure hyperdriving a Mon Cal cruiser through the Death Star would have done damage, it would have reduced the Rebels to insurgents and terrorists.

The A-wing taking out the Executor class in RotJ was accidental success while Holdo's run was desperate, and the rest thing she could do with the Raddus to save rebel lives. Go to Comment
7 Things about Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-01-05 03:48 PM
Yes, you could do all of those things, but that would take Star Wars out of being Space Opera/Space Fantasy and move it into the realm of Military fiction. Military fiction doesn't have room for X-wings, Jedi knights, the Force, or light sabers.

Death Star? We just need a sufficiently large hyperspace capable penetrator and we can blow a hole through your planet, sort of like the Sun Crusher plotline, but way less cinematic and much more brutal and pragmatic.

Much less fun, much less adventure Go to Comment
The Bioforge and Biological Autonomy
Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-01-05 04:30 PM
Drunk Writers Guild Footnote and Author's note - being shoved in a Bioforge is PAINFULL!

The machine doesn't care if it hurts, and it is brute force reimagining and reorganizing your biomass.

The Bioforge is a shiny chrome and crystal version of a bone stitcher Go to Comment
Bottled Winds
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-12-04 11:19 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
7 Condiments
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-12-13 11:54 AM
Why would there be a limitation?

Do you think there are any tomatoes in it? Go to Comment
7 Condiments
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-12-19 02:58 PM
Doctor Strange the Sauce-erer Supreme Go to Comment
7 Condiments
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-12-21 11:34 AM
Do i need to change it so say Tomato Inspired or tomato flavored or 'tomateaux'? Go to Comment
7 Condiments
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-12-21 01:37 PM
Quibble noted Go to Comment
Ring of Dangersense
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-11-22 06:11 PM
A very basic ring of warning. Bare bones, but utilitarian. Go to Comment
Eye of the Mindless Servant
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-11-22 06:14 PM
The item itself is just kind of there, but the concept of a sculptor using his art to spy on his wealthy and noble patrons is fantastic. It could even be used as a Xanatos Gambit, where the statue is made, with the intent of being stolen, so that the commissioner could easily spy on those who stole it, through such a magic item.

Well done. Go to Comment
Enchantment: Reservoir Vessel
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-11-19 06:24 AM
Frothy Gold!!! Go to Comment
Mindskimmer Amulet
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-11-17 05:30 PM
Solid idea. I like it, and I like the variety of reasons it was made being given.

I would add that if someone knows that another person is wearing one of these rings, and they have the proper mental discipline, they can cheat the mind skimming power of the ring. A high level thief or assassin would certainly have the opportunity to resist this, or spoof it, depending on their skill. If they are unsuspecting, then they are no better prepared to resist. Go to Comment
Bass Box
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-11-17 05:32 PM
Be careful, don't drop the bass too hard mate Go to Comment
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The Mirror City

       By: Wulfhere

Near a major city, a mirror image of the place has appeared. This strange double is infested with hostile insectoid humanoids that appear to match the city folk in numbers and armaments. The humans’ diviners have determined that the secret of the city’s appearance can be found within the double’s college of magic, so heroes are needed to explore within this mirror city and discover what has drawn it from its distant realm. There isn’t much time to spare, as the bug folk find their mammalian counterparts unnatural and blasphemous, and plan to destroy them.

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