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Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-28 06:32 PM
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Evolutionary Theology
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-29 06:58 AM
the comments date back to 2006 though, I think perhaps it was taken down into private draft and then put back up after an edit? Either way, glad to see this here! Go to Comment
30 Genetic Mods
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-25 08:22 PM
Some amusing, some practical, some actually very useful for spies/Shadowrunners, all in all one of my favorite 30's lists to day and an entertaining read to boot. Go to Comment
Kolburn Pierre
NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Travelers)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-25 09:32 PM
Wow, a really excellent sub Kassy, it;s short and has all the relevant info to drop this guy into any sci-fish game without difficulty.

While I usually favor longer subs, this brevity to this actually works to its advantage in that a GM can quickly skim the sheet (or easily print it out as it's only a half pageish,) and then run with it after only a few minutes, making him an excellent last minute Med Tech to round out a ship or crew roster.

Love it, one of your finest submissions to date hon! Go to Comment
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-24 08:18 PM


Compared to Sarah's background of parental death, nano infusion, being knee capped by a trusted friend, Evie's history is down right cheerful. :P (Okay maybe not the stuff that happens in Russia, but that's full of so much action you don't notice the depressing bits much.)

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Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-24 06:25 AM
Her tale is one of loss, and ultimately solitude, as the title suggests. This is only the first... 10-15% of the story, lots more plot twists and (a few heart wrenching moments) to come. Go to Comment
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-25 12:12 AM
It's more from Evelyn's perspective her animal life is already pretty clearly defined by her Life As series of books so she covers pieces in her biography her readers wouldn't otherwise know, which in this case is her human experiences.

part 10 covers more of her animal experiences, as will future pieces here and there.

I like the idea of a chapter purely from her animal perspective, I'll have to add that in at a future chapter, thanks for the suggestion! Go to Comment
Yarnuks
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-22 12:02 AM
It reminds me slightly of the Cuthulhu mythology of the deep ones, but has a much more usable origin and some interesting concepts.

I do have to agree with Axle however, in that it feels a bit brief, and I would enjoy reading more about their culture and other unique aspects of their race. (Do they forge metals using geothermal vents?) As for the vignette, that too would be a welcome addition. Go to Comment
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-25 12:13 AM
Aye, it's mostly just covering background info, useful stuff for establishing character, but not earth shatteringly exciting to read. Go to Comment
The Gorgon Rune and the Flirting Dress
Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-17 02:56 AM
Is this written up for a particular world setting? (if so which, I want to check into it!) If not I can see this working out well in Shadow Run with a bit of tweaking, or fantasy settings with even more changes.

Nicely done, and gives a great usage example of the Flirting Dress. Go to Comment
Elizabeth Sheybad and the Flirting Dress
Plots  (Crisis)   (Encounter)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-16 06:32 PM
A fun short that feels like it's part of something bigger, I would enjoy seeing it continued someday.

Brilliant use of the dress, although I do wonder if the ink would run and perhaps bleed through the dress, making the message visible to all as the night wore on. Go to Comment
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-16 06:02 PM
Aye without suspension of disbelief supers stories deflate rather quickly, although Evie didn't follow her around the air port terminal inside, so much as see which gate she was standing at through the exterior windows then boarded the plane with said tail number in between the loading crews loading of luggage. ;)

AI agree speaking while poly morphed is questionable, but having her shift back into a naked human every time she had to have a conversation, would grow... tiresome and make the stories read like some kind of exhibitionists fantasy

Glad you liked it, more to come in a few days, like usual. Go to Comment
Ellen Lancaster
NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-17 07:48 PM
Beautiful and well put together, a bit more lengthy and involved than Sarah's which was nice, and gives a real feeling of depth to her.

Looking forward to seeing one of these for Jenny, and the other prominent Delta Factor personalities! Go to Comment
Flirting dress
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-15 08:34 PM


First I just felt I should point out an error context wise,



Queen Emeralda was a beautiful woman in her youth ( albeit considered ugly in his later years)



As for the dress itself, I can see it being of some interesting use as part of a brothel, or a gift to a prominent NPC who may not know it's effects or how to utilize them,



Other than that I'm not sure it's of much use in most games, expect perhaps as a item of value to be bargained with, or used as a distraction during some other event.



Still fun and interesting sub, and the rumors of the dresses existence certainly adds life to a world history.

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Flirting dress
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-16 04:47 AM
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Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-14 06:03 PM


The goal was to cover the the important highlights of the relationship, since Ellens factors into a few future chapters prominently. As for detailing the other dates, it came across as unneeded fluff so was edited from the final piece with only important developments listed. (There were a dozen or so dates at least before the intimate one, but a laundry list of dates felt pointless to include.)



Also aye, the chronology is a bit tough to follow due to the edits for brevity, I'll see about fixing that in the near future.

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Solitude and The Long Road Evelyn's path pt 5
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-11 08:39 AM


Originally this was part of the 4th sub, but I split it up to keep word count down to a shorter level for those with less time to read lengthy subs, and aye, you're right it likely could be cut with minimal impact.



As for Ellen, I figured it will become apparent the complex nature of that relationship in time. ;)

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The Song That Doesn't End, Part One
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-10 05:49 PM
Humorous and gives some nice insight into the Delta Factor setting, Looking forward tossing both Ellen and Sarah as write ups on their own someday. Go to Comment
Sarah Voltaire
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-10 06:33 PM
Beautifully done, and summarizes all the important highlights of her life, looking forward to seeing Ellen as a sub in the near future! Go to Comment
Rage!
Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-10 10:07 PM
The crunchy bits seem to be the start of a new trend in the Citadel. (which I noticed began with the d20 conversion stats included in the Ysra Fulsven Vineblud sub by Axlerowes)

Personally i approve wholeheartedly of a bit of (or in this subs case) a lot of crunch in subs where appropriate, since it gives the reader a ready to use baseline from which they can easily convert things to their rule set of choice.

As far as the sub itself, laying out rage in such a clear and easy to use manner is welcome change from the rather bland versions of barbaric/bestial rage seen in most RPG's.

The table and lay out is generic enough to be easily adapted to most any setting, and one can use the table with some modification to represent the building rage of wild animals or supernatural predators as well, giving them an added threat in combat. Go to Comment
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