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Phantom Wood
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-12 11:49 PM
I quite imagine the Phantom Wood in the same manner as the Elementals from Chronicles of Riddick. When the air is still the trees are the most visible, but when it blows, they become increasingly hard to see as their visible form is seemingly blown away. I also like that you provide several explanations as to what the trees actually are, but leave enough room that people trying to use it can either pick the one they like, or use all of the answers presented as red herrings for the players to chase.

Finally, I enjoyed the old school vibe of the break down of the quasi-plant and it's uses in terms of wondrous materials and spell components. Go to Comment
7 Rings
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-18 04:58 PM
Nicely done, I liked the Ring of Girl and the Ring of Bang Go to Comment
Pleem
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-18 05:04 PM
snake cats, eh? Strange critters, but still they seem very familiar.

Might be because I have owned a ferret or two. Go to Comment
Sorcerer's Skin (Pants)
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-18 05:14 PM
That's shudder inducing, to say the least.

But that's got me thinking, what about necropants made from non-humans, such as the Troll leggings of the ogre-magi Nudnik the Gregarious? Go to Comment
Managing Reputation
Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-30 04:24 PM
I like the idea, and the use of the note cards for tracking PC rep and NPC rep is handy and doesn't look like it would require too much work. I think this is a solid idea, and certainly something to rein in the murder-hobos when they start getting a little too murdery Go to Comment
Spirit Spiders
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-26 08:45 AM
Flammable exploding spiders of unusual size, that weave huge shatterable webs that they herd prey into, and their glands and venom are lucrative to extract? Fantastic!

Plus and extra half point for 'frostbiting' Go to Comment
Egomorph
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-30 03:05 PM
When I get a couple of interns, an artist, and an editor, lol Go to Comment
Dia del Takanakuy
Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-09 02:55 PM
The Purge, actually a pretty good movie, and the follow up Anarchy, was also good.

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The Beaches of Snæfellsjökull
Locations  (Area)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-21 06:34 AM
An informative piece, especially with the lifting stones, and showing how hardy of a people the Icelanders are. That being said, it's a bit on the mundane side, as in somewhat lacking in the fantastic. It is a bleak and treacherous place, inhabited by stoic fishermen, where is the hook to reel a group of PCs to their shore?

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Allele la Creuset
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-12 05:06 PM
Appearance augmentation in the Cosmic era is ubiquitous, which does bring up a certain paradox. There is a drive to be attractive, but only to a certain point, if you are too attractive it can work against you, especially if you are female. Go to Comment
Muse
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-10-08 03:31 PM
The visual/holographic projection is less useful that directly into the optic nerve or visual cortex, but the implants required for this are common, not universal. There is also the function of security and encryption. The holographic output allows for casual use, not allowing an unfamiliar, or a non-dedicated device (hey, can I borrow your phone?) to access brain access ports.

The Cosmic Era is indeed driven by advertising and marketing, and there is going to be a huge market for licenses cathexes, skins and other mods, and custom made muses with specific appearances. I would say one of the functions of the Muse is an advertising filter, with commerical muses being custom adjustable to block certain types of adverts, but most are not going to have a fully functional adblocking protocol, because that cuts off even so called friendly adverts. This is where the market comes from for unlocked muses, hacked muses, and custom muses. Go to Comment
Muse
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-01-07 11:02 PM
Update: Added Sub-Routines, linked to the Gesund Auf, added Meta-Routines, added Jail-breaking Go to Comment
Muse
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-03-14 10:43 AM
After I watch HoC I'll let you know. It's on my queue. Go to Comment
8/30 Cathexes
NPCs  (Extras)   (Knowledge/Lore)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-10-05 08:27 AM
The central idea of the cathex (terrible name) is the personal companion program. These programs are typically only capable of interacting with their owner, and are virtual guides, constant companions, and protectors. This would range from the 'imaginary' friends of children expanding out into entourages of personas swirling around powerful people, to the custom built speciality programs that work for shadow ops and shadowrunners Go to Comment
Cosmic Era: Terminator Technical Readout
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-01 12:18 PM
Good request, I'll work on it Go to Comment
Vision Technologies
Locations  (TransWorld)   (Space)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-13 08:49 AM
The observatories have orbits that keep them in the shadow of the large planets in the solar system. This isn't to hide them from Earth, but rather protect them and block out radiation and light from the sun. The hiding aspect just works in their favor, plus most of the high end secret stuff is out past the asteroid belt, far away from Earth. There are ships and people flying around in them but something like a flight out to Saturn or further is similar to a modern trip to Antarctica, something generally only done by the military and scientists. Go to Comment
29/30 Legal and Illegal uses for a scarf
Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-09-26 12:41 AM
Exactly what it says on the cover, 30 things to do with a scarf Go to Comment
The Patchwork Men
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-09-22 11:11 AM
I'd say it's 90% abstract, and as such they cannot find it, because it's not an it to be found. Go to Comment
30 More Necromancers
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-09-21 12:48 AM
Interesting list of necromancers, I like that they branch out into being forms of undead, and dealing with other types of undead. Go to Comment
One Arrow
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-09-12 12:35 AM
I don't know enough about poetry to tell good from bad, and have no informed ability to offer critique.

I can say thank you for posting it. Go to Comment
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