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The Weeping Angel
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-11-02 05:32 PM
I'm impressed you worked it into Atheus! I would have just made a stand alone sub (that's what i did with my optional quest :p)

a useful item with a dangerous curse for balance. I like that the user sometimes sees the angel weeping from the corner of his eyes when his future is erased. Go to Comment
The Bibliorynth of Zhao Zweh
Dungeons  (Other)   (Rooms/ Halls)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-26 10:30 PM
It's cool, and i would love to read more on it. A bestiary of biomancy mutants and animated book-beasts and such will be a nice addition, should you ever choose fo expand this.
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Edotown, The City in a Briefcase.
Locations  (City)   (CyberSpace)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-20 06:08 PM
This sub - especially the last section - feels very 'matrixy'. Wherein the pirates have discovered how how make people believe what happens in Edotown is real, and the weapons that can injure the actual person by injuring their avatar.

a very interesting read; the world is consumed by virtual online games, so pirates hijack the games to control this, and then shape it in their image.

i can see this sub as being a bit difficult to adapt to other games, because the idea of it is that the world is consumed by the VORPGs. But then again, on a smaller scale it could work; the video fame company has hired the pc's for a task - they disclose that a city in their game has been stolen by pirates, and ask the pcs to hunt it down...

at any rate, a nice piece! Go to Comment
Seeking Vengeance; Adventurers Needed
Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-20 05:40 PM
This seems a wee bit rough-cut and unpolished, Caesar. For example, there is a line which cuts off mid sentence:
To make matters worse, there is a time limit in play. As soon as the combat reaches Merthia city, even its walls

nevertheless, it is a solid enough plot which will send pcs into the thick of a cult. It has an employer who will probably betray them, mysteries of a cult to be discovered, and a moral dilemma on whether to let the Corrupt Merthia burn or to save them. Go to Comment
Drowner Lice
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-20 07:09 PM
Is very cool!

could they make brief trips onto a beach? That would be something interesting to put upon some pcs who have decided to rest for a night on the beach, only to be accosted by a pack of these things halfway through the night, sneaking quietly from the surf and latching onto one of the pc's - unless the lookout manages to spot 'em. Go to Comment
Oh Give Me Wings To Fly
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-20 06:40 PM
I like it! While it is detailed with things such as speed and special abilities, i would use this sub for a much simpler purpose: simply to give more detail than "some wings sprout from your back."

the demonic ones sound fun!

"With the wail of fallen souls and a sickening echo of flesh tearing apart, a gaping wound appears to open on your back. Akin to how you imagine a demonic chilbirth would appear, two leathery, batlike wings push forth from the crevasse, falling limply to brush on the ground before flicking taut, spraying excess blood and gore across the room." Go to Comment
The Esgol Dwarves
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-15 05:00 PM

With respect, i defy your opinion that these are not dwarves. These are my take on dwarves, created for my world of Asydia; they are the only dwarves in that land and this is simply how they are. The fact that they don't conform with stereotypical mountain dwelling drunkards doesn't mean they are not dwarves, and if they did, why would i bother making them, since that has been done to death and has no sense of originality.

there are many parallels with generic dwarves and Esgol Dwarves:

* They are both short, stocky, strong and favour beards (Though the Esgol dwarves grow them for warmth)

* They both indulge in alcohol almost religiously (not beer swillinf, but spirit drinking)

* They both live(d) in mountain strongholds and mined; the Esgol dwarves are merely victims of the harshness of the land and have been ousted.

* They both have(had) an affinity for elemental earth (they once worshipped a goddess who was a definition of the elements under Esgoloth)

* They both love to craft and create wonderful things (materials are simply lacking for the Esgol dwarves)

* They are both highly ritualistic in what they do (The Esgol dwarves have simply pit that to a mental outlet instead of physical, with philosophizing.)

* They both share a hatred for Orcs (The only Orcs in Asydia are the White-Orcs)

Just because these dwarves got complacent and were overrun doesn't make them any less dwarves. Tell me; were the classic Tolkien Fantasy dwarves lazy when they let goblins overrun the Mines of Morior? (I'm not sure of the details there, but im pretty sure they let goblins take over the whole place.)

furthermore; if these Esgol Dwarves can be replaced with human barbarians, so can any other dwarf. What's stopping humans from digging mines, growing beards and swilling beer?

These are dwarves who lost their ways and their homes. Beneath their cheery and friendly exterior lies a deep, wilting sorrow at the loss of their life. They are Dwarves who have seen their glory days, and watched it crumble before their eyes. It was never my intention to create standard dwarves (Because honestly, I don't like dwarves a whole lot the way they typically are; i wanted to make my own version.)

so again, with respect, i defy your assertion that the Esgol Dwarves are not dwarves. Though if you still feel that way, there is nothing more i can say :p

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The Esgol Dwarves
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-16 09:24 PM
Haha, didn't mean to sound stand-offish; I just felt they were plenty dwarfish (and still do) and wanted to state my case, but you're definitely entitled to your thoughts on them, so we shall agree to disagree! Go to Comment
The Esgol Dwarves
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-17 06:10 PM
Aah, the tobacco! Damn you and your incessant need for logic! :p

I haven't thought that part out yet. So we will say either they cultivate their own, hardy strain which grows around hot springs where it's warmer, or they trade it for stone-worked goods, furs and leathers and meat. I'm leaning towards them growing their own though - a tough, bitter strain which the Esgol Dwarves love, but outsiders may find too powerful for their tastes.
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Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-14 06:17 PM
Agreed. A nasty pest! Sometimes it the simple subs that are the most enjoyable. A good read that didn't require a while lot of thinking :D Go to Comment
The Burning Cult
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Local)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-12 06:12 PM
An interesting cult; protects the weak and innocent and sacrifices unlawful and evil people to a demon.

do other members of the cult know that their god is simply a demon, or only Rilthus?
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Efeterthrop’s Pyrus Patch, Toll Gate
Locations  (TransWorld)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-20 08:09 PM
I'm not sure if i missed something, but wouldn't throwing a ball back and forth through it would be a less costly way of finding the edge than human lives? Also, would splashing paint around the ground along the edge or burning back grass around it reveal the exact location of the edge, since the paint/fire would hit the rim and travel through to the other side, leaving a perfect line where it begins?

an interesting sub, nevertheless! I like the idea that someone decided to commercialise the rift/anomaly. Go to Comment
Maw of the Daemons
Locations  (Other)   (Underground)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-08 08:19 PM
I like it! A quick read, but plenty of imagery to paint the location in my mind; also, the fact that it's lighter on detail makes it more adaptable to individual campaigns.

Personally, I think I would just use this as a somewhat random encounter in a cave system. The group has to travel through a cave system through a mountain. Nobody told them about this odd, crystal chamber... Odd shapes can be seen moving within the crystals, and halfway through a cacophony of screams and jeers break out... In come the undead horrors, and finally, someone gets possessed and is sent off to try and break the massive crystal in the middle.
No fore-warning about the area (except maybe a myth/story about it), and let them figure out the horrors for themselves! Go to Comment
The Sea of Sand
Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-08 08:32 PM
This sub is 'Scorchin' "!

Something about boating over a sea of quicksand on a shallow skiff is really cool to me. Go to Comment
The City of Efeterthorp
Locations  (City)   (Mountains)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-20 08:40 PM
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Quarantine of Light
Plots  (Mystical)   (Multi-Storyline)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-09 08:13 PM
Like i mentioned in chat before - there are some small similarities between this and a sub I made a while back, but yours is much better :D Far more polished!

This would be great fun to impose on some PC's to surprise them. Have them come back from a massive adventure, thinking that Shardis is just their port-of-call to heal and rest up, and then unleash this invasion on them! Nothing like perverting their perceptions of safety :D Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-09-30 10:16 PM
I like Atheus's take on demons; that they are merely reluctant creatures forced out of their own habitat and desire only to be brought back to it.

This sub feels a little unpolished compared to Obstaria, but it's still complete enough to paint a good picture about what the Daimon is.

I like that if a daimon dies before it completes its tasks it is resigned to life as an 'evil spirit'. Perhaps those places in the world where things are strange and unseemly are just areas where these demonic spirits reside. Go to Comment
Locations  (Country/ State)   (Any)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-09-27 04:53 AM
Let me start by saying that this, compared to your earlier work, is much more engaging to me and shows growth in you, Caesar, cudos!

I liked the frog in the pond metaphor, and the sugar slipping between the fingers.

Obataria sounds like a nation which behind the scenes is in turmoil, but they throw a veil over it ( in the form of the kings rule) and play pretend that everything is fine.

I see a good espionage plot wherein the king is inspired by the stories of the first king, and beseeches the pcs to help him regain control of Obstaria. The night to strike is while the nobles are at the annual meet with the king. They must invade te keep of a prominent noble while is absent. Or perhaps hold them all hostage at the meet.

Also, the annual meet can end up being a whodunit, where the most prominent noble is poisoned and the pcs, being the only nuetral party, must find out who did it before civil war breaks out in a scale like never before! Go to Comment
Shardis, the Shining City
Locations  (City)   (Plains)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-10-20 07:28 PM
Very Nice, CM. Shardis should be Central city around many scenarios; a place where the pcs can return to for many games and levels, to rest and purchase goods. During their many stays they can learn more and more of the city,

and then one day, months down the track while the pcs are resting up in town, the eclipse occurs...

not only will it be a massive scenario in itself, but it will change up the entire campaign, as even if/when they make it out or stop the demons, their home city is done fir. They must venture out into the world. Go to Comment
Winter's Gem
Items  (Jewelry)   (Sentient)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-09-15 06:17 PM
A rich tale you have spun, Moon! This gem is definitely not something you would want to give to low level pc's; in fact, all the gems seem better off as a plot device as opposed to something they can use.

If the pc's found a cave system of some sort, will that allow them travel in relative safety? Go to Comment
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Dragon Sightings!

       By: Scrasamax

What if dragon-sightings and evidence of such was treated with the same skepticism and mockery as modern UFO sightings? More for a low magic world where dragons 'dont' exist.

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