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Everything I learned about life from role-playing games
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-03-29 02:32 AM


#63



Mixing up a squeal of excitement, with a squeal of excrement, is a sure fire way to ruin a chance meeting with an old friend.

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Everything I learned about life from role-playing games
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-05-05 03:55 AM


#67



Jumping off the side of the docks in nearly 100lbs of plate armor to swim after an escaping thief will result in your expedient sinkage and drowning, no matter how good you are at swimming.



#68



In a supers game attempting to subdue a suicide bomber wearing several lbs of c-4 by tazering him with the super power "electric blast" will not end successfully.

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Everything I learned about life from role-playing games
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-11-15 04:55 PM


#69



When attempting to operate a starship with controls in a language you do not speak, (Japanese) randomly pressing combinations of buttons to figure out what they do rarely, if ever, ends well.



#70



This goes double for using the medications in the sickbay



#71



And triple for discerning what is freeze dried rations and what is freeze dried fertilizer cubes for that near by agricultural settlement. "Hey bro! I think I found some beef bullion in this crate!"

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53 or More Cantrips
Systems  (Mystical)   (General)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-05-03 04:59 PM


Great list, and some easy ways to make the next npc magic caster less "run of the mill." Some of these could also be good for younger mages who are fast becoming master pranksters.


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30 Poisons
Items  (Potion)   (Villanous)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-04-26 04:59 AM


Some useful additions to add to a druid or rangers list of effective wilderness weapons, nicely done so far.


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30 Poisons
Items  (Potion)   (Villanous)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-05-03 03:55 PM
Please axle for the love of easy reading, break up the wall of text with a few paragraphs/line breaks. Go to Comment
30 Poisons
Items  (Potion)   (Villanous)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-05-03 05:11 PM
Actually I'm a nurse and diabetic care specialist, but I fail to see how this has any relevance to the current conversation. Go to Comment
Corran's Self-Closing Chamber Pot
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Cursed)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-04-22 02:42 AM


Funny and fun, a good reminder not all magical inventions turn out for the best or wind up cherished by their creators.



Adding in a curse to have it always return to the person it was recently given to until they can successfully give it away to someone who will accept the gift would be a fun addition. (After it's true nature is known the poor sod owning it will have to haul it about to a far off town or land to properly dispose of it, leading to more then a few fun adventures especially if he has to hire the characters to protect him during the travels..)



This would also make a wedding great gift to any lovely couple from a jealous suitor who lost out. 



A fun item to toss in with goblin treasure as well for the greedy adventures to get their paws on (especially with the aforementioned curse suggestion.

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Corran's Self-Closing Chamber Pot
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Cursed)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-04-22 10:28 PM


The chamber pot is so making an appearance in the empires dungeon next session, after being locked up with this thing for an evening I'm sure even the bravest rogues will confess to their crimes and feel proper repentance.


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Corran's Self-Closing Chamber Pot
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Cursed)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-04-24 12:36 AM
*shrugs* I have three guesses as to why:

#1: An accident, someone meant to click the + instead of the - and mis-clicked. once a comment is voted up or down it's impossible to change one's vote.

#2: They felt a comment saying someone has nothing to say is pointless and a waste of space? (Sort of like commenting by saying "no comment")

#3; A new user thought the + or - was used for a different purpose, such as moving the comment higher or lower in the list? (It actually would be helpful to be able organize the comments one felt was useful, be it adventure ideas or helpful insight.)

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Corran's Self-Closing Chamber Pot
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Cursed)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-04-26 05:23 AM


One question I just thought of, did the initial christening of the seagulls droppings leave any noticeable mark or sign on the pot?

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101 Space Stations, Habitats, and Colonies
Locations  (Other)   (Space)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-04-22 10:34 PM


A fun idea, I'll be adding a few to it when I get an import of that all precious commodity, time.


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Use of Constellations
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-18 03:27 PM


Some nice techniques to add depth to the game without needing a whole bunch of additional rules and complexities. Tying haracters births to an astrological event or sign I particularly like, it lets players add some more depth and customization to their character without a lot of issues for the GM.


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My Favorite Characters
Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-21 04:45 PM


It's always fun to read about other peoples favorite characters, so many of them are memorable enough to fit in as NPC's into ones own game, or serve as inspiration for future characters. A nice trip down memory lane, thanks Mourn!


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My Favorite Characters
Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-21 04:58 PM


I gave this some thought and would have to say my favorite character of all time was Kisanth, (Written up as a NPC sub here: ) a loner mage that got involved in a conspiracy to over throw the kingdom and replace a dopple  king with an outcast prince.



Unfortunately after restoring the prince to the throne is became all too apparent he was worse then the king impersonator, and attempted to disband several lesser guilds, leading to a costly war between guilds and the smaller kingdoms who supported them against the empire and their "state approved" guilds.



Along the way she managed to get revenge upon her father, recovering lost scrolls of wisdom, and offend the entire magi guild of Antioch when refusing to accept their advice over that of her familiars regarding the path her future should take. (They wanted her to join their guild as an instructor after the end of the magi war, her familiar wanted her to return to her home in the forest with him and raise a family.)

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Campaign Level Thinking
Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-04-16 02:09 AM


A nice helpful guide to those playing "leveled" rule sets (Palladium, D&D etc..) For those using more open ended systems (Cortex, Shadowrun/Earth Dawn etc...) it can be harder to regulate or even define the term "low/high level campaign" since character power level and influence  progresses on a very different scale game mechanic wise. 

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30 Ways To Be A Good Strolenite
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-18 09:05 PM


Useful and pertinant, the tips here can help make everyones time spent within the Citadel memorable; thanks for writing this up Cheka.


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The Blood Beast
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Other)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-10 01:07 AM


It looks like a good sub so far, although personally I would ditch the entire "Immunities" section, (A bit too stat blockish, like you'd find in a D&D monster manual for my taste) and work the info into some type of anecdotal presentation to make it more fun for the reader and less dry.



For example:



"Renthwrith and me thought we could  take out a blood beast easy as skinning a drowned rat. I hit it with some charming magic to make it hold still and Renwrith  pumps it full of poison darts.



Unfortunately the damned thing seemed to ignore my spell and his darts didn't do much more then draw it attention; away from me back towards him. What'd I do? I cut my losses and ran for it! Last I seen, Renwrith was trying to fill it full of arrows as it charged his hidey hole in the rocks. Haven't seen him since..."


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Princess Emma Montor
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Political)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-03-17 03:54 AM


An interesting introduction although a bit more info about the young princesses personality would be helpful to fully flesh out the sub. Perhaps going into more details bout her desires and dreams for the kingdom (and her own private wishes which by now she must have many of)



Assuming she was able to slip away from the palace she could quite possibly disguise herself as a halfling or midget and mingle with the ner-do-wells of the city underbelly for quite some time (possibly joining the PC's group as a scholar of sorts?)



Undertaking the theft of the kingdoms treasury at the behest of a knowledgeable halfling rogue could make for an interesting mini campaign with an unexpected twist at the end. 


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Bag of Doors
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-03-08 09:24 AM


While the premise may sound a little silly, this is actually a neat item, and sure to appeal to the more creative types of adventurers out there. 



Well done, this is likely to make an appearance in my next session. :)


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