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Myna Willowind
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-08 02:08 AM


A interesting gal, although her kookiness may make her a bit too "odd" for some groups to take seriously enough and her excessively reclusive nature and unwillingness to interact with anyone make working her into an adventure in a worthwhile and useful way very difficult.



Some extra info on why she's so "odd" (not having a lot of /any friends doesn't really make one Kooky, more lonely and self reliant hermit) would be a nice addition,.



Also, there were a couple area I found her unnecessarily difficult to use in a game:



If players get into a conversation with Myna, she will deliberately act bored or busy to avoid being there for much longer.  She may even enchant an item and give it to the players to get them to go away.



If this is how she reacts to people why would any players interact with her long enough to make a difference/be a useful reoccurring addition to the adventure? It also would be a poor quality for anyone in the vendoring business, since it would quickly drive away customers. (assuming gms want to use her as more then a one shot encounter the players are seeking for reason x or minor magic vendor ) 



Perhaps changing this bit to reflect she acts bored and busy to get rid of those she finds unworthy of her knowledge and not their to make a purchase and otherweise uninteresting would work better. (All mages seek knowledge so she would perhaps be friendly to a fellow magic user or scholar for info if nothing else)



She has never taken on an apprentice nor does she share her knowledge with others.



With this being the case what benefit will she offer any group that does seek her out and tolerate her "bored/busy act" to try and get info/item etc.. out of her? (It would make interacting with her successfully extremely difficult unless the player/s "pulled rank" and coerce her through magical compulsion or threat of bodily harm to cooperate with their needs)



Perhaps changing this bit to be never freely sharing her knowledge with others she does not deem worthy would help. This would help spark potential plot hooks and favors as the group would need to go to some actual effort to gin her favor and learn whatever bit of magic or info they were after.



Changing these character areas as well as adding some plot hooks detailing how a group may wind up interacting with her would make this a much more useful and enjoyable submission. As it stands, she's got potential use, but is too cut off from everyone/everything else to be a useful npc for most campaigns.



Additional thought:: Assuming familiars are normal among mages, why doesn't she have one, or if she does, what is it and what is the nature of her relationship with the familiar?


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Arctic Spire
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-12 07:09 PM


An interesting oddity, and sure to spark interest if encoutner in an otherwise tropical climate. Perhaps the locals have come to rely on it for refigeration and releif from the othersie intolerably hot envrioment.

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Court Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-15 05:06 AM


Excellent sub, and extremely useful for anyone wanting to add a touch of class to their campaign/characters. (Especially for those players who haven't a clue about nobility beyond "they're the ones who can give you the biggest rewards for doing stuff.")



 

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Solace Worms
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-12-14 09:32 AM
Disgusting and horrific, yet a perfect addition to any necro's lair. Running into a bag of these tings hanging off the hip of a dead necro would give most pc's a definite pause. Provided they knew what they were and their usual use they may well engage in a desperate search for the necros lair to free any poor souls infested with these things. Go to Comment
Solace Worms
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Silveressa's comment on 2010-12-24 03:26 AM
Actually, Ria's a sick, sick, woman FYI. :P

As for her Gming skills, I can say from first hand experience, she's one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of gaming with. Go to Comment
Muscle Flies
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-09-05 12:04 PM
Delightfully disgusting. One should also keep in mind that having the muscles underneath the skin dissolved will leave a person with drooping baggy skin, giving them either a comical or deeply horrific appearance. (meaning using these for liposuction would leave the person a disfigured mess.)

Wonderfully done, and very fitting for my Warhammer fantasy campaign, much thanks. Go to Comment
Maul Shank
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-26 12:34 AM


A nice little mundane weapon with a good back story to hook it into the world and make it memorable. It could be interesting to have a characters buy one of these blades from a traveling merchant and then later on find themselves unwittingly treated as a Maul member or accused of killing one.


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The Maul
Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Other)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-21 05:11 AM


Sadly the map is still missing, other then that however it's an excellent sub, very easy to drop into any city with a little modding and add a bit of grit.


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30 Firefighters
NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)
Silveressa's comment on 2010-12-21 09:22 PM


Fun stuff, and a firehouse/firefighters can make a great backdrop for a detective/CSI setting, or for any supernatural scenario involving fire demons/monsters. A undercover cop might be called in to "smoke out" (pardon the pun) a suspected arsonist.

As another plus, any of these people could make for interesting family members/friends/romantic interests for PC's.



With a little work one could modify most of these to fit in a police station rather well, making it handy for games involving law enforcement.



On a side note there are actually some small press/indie firefighter rpg games out there, for those looking for something unique for a one shot session to mix up their usual game night.

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Dungeon Anemone
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-09-11 05:20 AM
My guess is it feeds off of the dead/dying victims, preferring to feed off of not hostile targets. Go to Comment
Dungeon Anemone
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-09-11 05:34 AM
Interesting piece of the over all dungeon ecology, nice for fleshing out the mechanics behind "dungeon life" for gms and players alike, Go to Comment
Silly Items
Items  (Other)   (Cursed)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-09 12:48 AM
Old but still fun, I can see a stack of these making their way into an talismonger antique shop in my Shadowrun game Go to Comment
Oaken Shambler
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-20 11:57 AM
The sub link and one you posted in your above comment are broke for me, is the sub set to "private" by chance? Go to Comment
Shark Island
Locations  (Area)   (Water)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-12-29 10:52 AM
Nice location, the adventure hooks make it especially easy to drop into any campaign. It woudl be nice to have a little back story exactly why the sharks congregate around the island, and what brought about the tradition against killing them. (Something most pc's would ask as soon as they heard of the tradition)

Also replacing "country x" with a fictional name would help make the piece feel more flowing and less rigid. Go to Comment
Phobias
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-27 09:33 PM


This sub seems to be little more then a reformatting of a wikipedia phobia listing with a paragraph stuck on the front of it to give it credence. 



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Phobias

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The Rotten Bastard
Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-08-05 02:55 PM


Nasty and creepy, perfect place to meet an underworld contact for some shady business.



(The user submitted ideas coudl use a clean up however with some line breaks to split up the wall of text, will vote afterward on the complete piece)


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The Rotten Bastard
Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-08-06 10:03 AM


Thanks for the clean up, and the extra additions make the sub even more memorable and interesting.


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Raid on Tantalus IV
Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)
Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-16 11:24 AM


Despite the space faring premise, this piece screams "Shadowrun scenario" to me, with the majority fo the details easily alter to fit the setting. (Rather then another planet placing this in a suitable wasteland far from civilization, adjusting a few bits to include the magical ambience and races of Shadorwun setting etc..)



Very well put together and added to my favorites list for later use. 

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The Princesses Nemithia
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-10-03 04:39 AM
Very impressive sub, and one I;d nominate for a golden sub if I could.

An interesting twist would be to do a campaign with the char being a "Nemithia" whose mother fled with her from the kingdom soon after she was born, thus making her a unknowing pawn of forced beyond her comprehension. (struggling to resist possession by the evil spirit while finding the reason behind this strange creeping possession/haunting and how to put a stop to it would make for a fun campaign.

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The Terrible Terrible Sack
Items  (Other)   (Villanous)
Silveressa's comment on 2008-12-07 01:56 AM
Excellent, twisted, and over all perfect for any campaign magic is present in. (I've got plans to use this in a shadow run adventure in the near future. Replace the sack with a spell and mag locked briefcase and it's the perfect bit of extra "loot" they'll eagerly run off with from the next corporation.) Go to Comment
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