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30 Items You Need
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-08-05 10:21 PM
I looked this over when you first posted it without the descriptions; I was going to give it a 2.5, but I saw you were going to expand the list in the comments. I'm glad I waited: ingenious uses! Detail is the difference between a 2.5 and a 4.5; thank god you expanded this, DustyJ :D

Rabid squirrel in a sack is... Incredible! Go to Comment
Vitralara, the Mongrelmen
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-08-02 07:49 PM
I like the nine sacred animals; very colourful. Also, I see plenty of uses for the Vitralara and their creation ritual. Anyone in the business of performing the rites would pay good money for exotic animal blood; and may also send people on missions so collect the blood of fabled creatures.

I can see a tribal like society of these living in the forest, preying on travellers and scavenging, what remains of their human minds telling them to build ramshackle shelters and form a society of sorts. Naturally, the strongest would be a leader.

Can one use Vitralara blood in the rituals to create far more diverse and less stable horrors? I'm sure that if so, eventually the bodies would simply fall apart. Go to Comment
Dorgen's Hammer
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Sentient)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-08-02 08:23 PM
A beautiful dwarven artefact; I love the delayed 'oomph' and it could be used tactically to great effect. Go to Comment
The Crossroads
Locations  (Area)   (Any)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-27 07:13 PM
Spooky! I would have no explanation for the mists; just an unexplained anomaly of the world, a focal point for the weird. Some way to defend against the mists would be nice - perhaps wearing a particular metal that tastes bitter to the living smoke or something. Or maybe have it attracted to those who wear steel...

In fact, that could be another reason for its origins. A malevolent spirit of a warrior fallen in a crossroads skirmish by a steel-clad night. Now the spectre lingers on in this mist form, choosing to eat away at any who wear steel. Go to Comment
The Dragon Mines
Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-28 06:54 AM
Plenty of potential plotlings from this. As I mentioned some time ago; reminiscent of Temple of Doom.

I can imagine a massive coup/revolution starting from within these mines. The PC's find a ghosted noble who wants revenge, and eventually they manage to overthrow the mines and spread out their civil war south into Vartanadel proper.

In fact, that sounds like a bunch of fun. Espionage and secrecy. The PC's can start off, level 1, as just a bunch of prisoners who were thrown into the mines with a couple of other NPC's. After a few days of mistreatment they are approached by a ghosted nobody who was a former noble and has a plan... Then have them eventually overthrow the mines and spread out. Once the revolution is over, you have a few 3rd-5th level players who started out in Vartanadel, and now have the whole world of Decathros to branch out into! That's how I shoulda started the other game :p

Was gonna vote a 3, but kept talking myself up with this thought, and now I wanna give this a 4!

Also, I enjoy the backstory/lore of the trio of dragons.
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Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-29 06:45 PM
Seems like a massive operation and a lot of expense just for operational mechs! Where do you find your pics? You always find very fitting and relevant images for these posts :p Go to Comment
Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-29 07:56 PM
Good point! I remember playing the original Mechwarrior with a joystick on computer back when I was a pup, so I approve of this sub on principle :p Go to Comment
Vartanadel Royalty and Nobles
Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Country/ State)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-29 07:33 PM
I think the Guarshan serve Vartanadel and the emperor faithfully to the end, Goss, as opposed to any specific house.

I find ghosting and this game of houses great fun! It also has a slight feel of the Wheel of Time's 'Great Game', where everything you may or may not do is being watched and judged. I think its fitting and good that the emperor is as much a pawn of the game as the nobles and he must be wary about empowering one house too much. Go to Comment
Vartanadel Royalty and Nobles
Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Country/ State)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-29 07:34 PM
Forgot to vote! Go to Comment
The Protectorate
Plots  (Duty)   (Campaign)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-25 07:14 PM
I somehow feel this would be more suited in the 'society' category, rather than plots, though I see how it can fit in plots as well.

A very nice and thought out historical writeup on a once glorious group of individuals, and with plenty of use to 'springboard' players into any number of plotlings. Good to see you around still, Eric! Keep it up! Go to Comment
Whitebone Book hunt
Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-22 05:32 PM
A fair call, Caesar. I felt that the plot use of the tomes wasn't given enough detail in the item sub, so I expanded on it in an attempt to give people a coherent start-to-finish reason to actually actively seek and learn more about the tomes. Also, I am using this to expand on Lazarus Lightward - he, and now also Skezemo, will feature in some future quest lines, I think. The next step is to find the fabled Hell Knight!

Also, yes, I will link those subs when im on my computer next, good point :D Go to Comment
Aditi Telecom
Society/ Organizations  (Mercantile)   (World Wide)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-22 08:34 PM
As Strolen mentioned; this kind of thing is already somewhat exists in one form or another, which doesn't make this antly less useable! A decent, solid sub which can be used actively, or as background information in many modern campaign. Go to Comment
30 More Gladiators
NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-22 08:15 PM
A handy list with plenty of uses! A prime example of a 30 Go to Comment
Blomkamp D9 Exograft Suit
Items  (Armor)   (Campaign Defining)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-22 08:27 PM
A cool mechanical augmentation with plenty of uses!

I would see these being used a lot more outside of the military and moreso in major industry; the 'shitkickers' having to move around heavy drums and machinery in industry would probably use coorperate-owned d class suits; when they clock in they get in a line to have these grafted onto their bodies, and when they clock out they have them removed - all automated of course. Due to mass production and sharing of these suits im sure there would be an increase in infection rates among these workers, but the bigwigs won't care about that! The lower class slobs still need their 50 creds a month and will still subject themselves to the pain of these machines to get it! Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-17 01:18 AM
Why make one highly advanced mechanoid when you can make several dozen bare-bones robots which can overwhelm your foes for the same price? I nice writeup with plenty of background information - I think the Skeletrons are great!

It seems only logical too, that the Skeletrons would exist - especially in 'poorer' nations where advanced bots could rarely be afforded, i'm sure these would definitely be the norm. Why risk sending out your 100 million dollar advanced creation when you can just churn these out pretty much on production lines. Go to Comment
The Forgotten Cemetery
Locations  (Area)   (Plains)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-15 11:09 PM
A nice, useable historical piece, and the cemetry can be used for any graveyard-related scenarios. Its nice, sometimes, to see a good, useable location with nice history and with no dramatic hidden secret or twist Go to Comment
ApoCalypso Entertainment Group
Society/ Organizations  (Artistic/Performance)   (World Wide)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-22 08:57 PM
Bloodthirsty! Very in depth and complete for an entertainment company - I am impressed with how in depth the Cosmic becomes.

I like that the current operator is a persona of an enigmatic politician - we all have our dark sides! Go to Comment
The Whitebone Tomes
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Sentient)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-09 08:03 PM
Update: Gotta get this out or ittle just sit forever :p Apologies in advance for grammar/spelling issues. Most of this was done late at night. Go to Comment
The Whitebone Tomes
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Sentient)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-12 08:14 PM
Thanks moon - I might try that when I get back on a computer :) Go to Comment
A Traveler’s Guide to Vartanadel
Locations  (Country/ State)   (Any)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-07-06 07:00 PM
Good to see some Decathros lovage! I love how this place is a political minefield and the wrong social step can mean the destruction of centuries worth of aristocracy. I can imagine pc's coming into Vartanadel under the authority of one of the lords, but if they act the wrong way it can mean the ruin of that lord; this would give plenty of opportunity to show off your roleplaying skills.

I had big plans for the mines in my Decathros game :D Go to Comment
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A small, enchanted chest, 2 feet on a side. It is of some dark wood with fantastical images graved upon it. Worn leather straps act as hinges and a simple toggle keeps it closed. Anything placed within it, with the lid closed, becomes accessible to anyone with one of the other 5 identical chests. Once it is taken out of any one of the 6, the chest is empty again. Perfect for passing messages or small items between widespread groups, such as ships at sea and their ports of call or generals on the field of battle.

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