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PC's- Childhood
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-19 05:07 AM
Fascinating article, although I confess, most of the players I've had the pleasure of gming for have been quite the opposite of the hack'n slash bullies that resort to violence at every opportunity. They often attempted diplomacy in situations where violence would be a more logical recourse. (Such as when dealing with a group of starving goblins raiding a villages grain stores for survival) Although there was that one sick player that decided to rape and mutilate the towns vagrant children rather than give them a few coins to survive on...

For certain though exploring the early years of a characters (or npc's) history is a great opportunity for character development and to flesh out the reasons behind those personality quirks everyone takes for the fun of it.

It can also provide the gm with some interesting background material to work with. After all, what happened to that bully that repeatedly beat up the char when he was 7 and stole his toys? Did he grow up to become leader of a prominent bandit group? Or did he see the error of his ways and make amends as a cleric of light?)

A well thought out article that can take any game in new directions and flesh out the background of any pc or npc 5/5 Go to Comment
Can you hear that sound?
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-21 01:04 AM
I too fail to see how this is related to gaming in anyway. If it was linked to an actual demon sub, or npc sub, or *something* concrete to link it to actual gaming related to the poem then it'd make sense.

Currently this poem could just as easily be about a nightmare, or a horror movie as about something gaming related. (It also feels rather repetitive but that could just be me.) Go to Comment
The Storm
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-17 06:45 PM
Excellent piece. It has primordial menace to it that just makes it so appealing. I particularly like the pic you used, it captures the storms fury perfectly. 5/5 Go to Comment
Another ghost in the graveyard?!
Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-16 04:52 PM
Updated: Fixed a few small spelling errors Go to Comment
Wandfish
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-15 05:04 PM
It's nice to see a magical creature that;s useful and not overly predatory/threatening. One of these could also make an interesting familiar for a water warlock or other npc mage of the sea. Go to Comment
Bai Yu (White Death Rain)
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-15 01:49 AM
Updated: Fixed some minor html coding problems. Go to Comment
Kisanth, Mage servant of Isis
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-17 05:31 PM
As far as I knew anytime you updated it forced you to make a comment explaining what the update was, thanks for clarifying it. Go to Comment
Kisanth, Mage servant of Isis
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-12 06:53 PM
Update: Added an expanded/improved back-story behind the meeting of her familiar, and several plot hooks to introduce her to a prospective party of adventurers. Go to Comment
Kisanth, Mage servant of Isis
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-14 11:42 PM
Updated: Formatting mangled some punctuation which I replaced. Go to Comment
Kisanth, Mage servant of Isis
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-15 04:29 PM
Updated: Fixed a minor misspelling. Go to Comment
Kisanth, Mage servant of Isis
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-16 12:03 AM
This was my first attempt at turning a pc into an npc. I did my best to keep certain parts of her nature open to interpretation to keep a gm's options open with possibilities.

I'm considering detailing the familiar in more depth as a separate sub, but not sure if it's worth it. Go to Comment
Kisanth, Mage servant of Isis
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-12 06:55 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, I meant to get around to it years ago, the slight enhancement does make for a better background over all and less abrupt. Go to Comment
Kisanth, Mage servant of Isis
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-15 03:39 AM
Aye, like most tragedies, they unravel quickly once events begin to unfold. In this case mostly because her mother used her as a convenient scape goat to avoid a lynching.

Good point about the scholar though, something less "luxurious" would work better in the storyline and be more believable. Go to Comment
Kisanth, Mage servant of Isis
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-15 03:42 AM
Update: In her backstory changed the scholar tutor to a more believable/realistic local temple scribe. Go to Comment
Kisanth, Mage servant of Isis
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-05-12 03:28 AM
Update: Fixed the formatting issues (caused by a site update at some point in the past) that made the sub an eye sore to read. Go to Comment
Heartline EMS University
Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-10-08 09:07 AM
I'm open to a new suggestion if you happen to have one, Heartline was more a working title that failed to get replaced by something better. Go to Comment
Heartline EMS University
Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-15 03:27 PM
It;s a more admittedly light hearted take on a college campus, and not meant to be hard cold and factual. The type of horror rpg this is meant for is more of the b-grade tongue in cheek horror/mystery opposed to the COTC insane mind ripping terror.

Interesting notes on the npc's names, I picked them at random and was surprised to learn Ian Miller had an art portfolio. Go to Comment
Heartline EMS University
Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-15 04:10 PM
Thanks for the ideas, and suggestions on a new name? Go to Comment
Castle Strelock
Locations  (Fortification)   (Plains)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-14 03:17 PM
Nice location with just enough detail to cover all the important bits and a little extra that gets the imagination running with adventure concetps. Go to Comment
30 Agents
NPCs  (Extras)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-13 02:58 PM
Very nice, another useful 30 that can slip into almost any game; and once again brims with plot ideas. Go to Comment
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