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Alexandra Stacja
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Strolen's comment on 2014-01-26 02:28 AM
Perhaps the plague that her parents died of lay dormant in her and her brothers. A small twist could be used that during her travels she past on the plague to a few folks that were susceptible to what she was carrying. It morphed a bit for her to carry it and the right circumstances could pass it on. Follow the plague, find the thieves and stop the spread. Go to Comment
The Guild Game
Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)
Strolen's comment on 2014-01-26 02:32 AM

Protect the identities of the guilty!

"Hey young, we can't play this week." "OK."

--Missing a week of gaming allows a power play by Evil Duke X and an ally is assassinated--

"Welcome back all, here is what you missed last week."

I have never played in a game where events would continue without gaming. Of course there was a time shift when needed to move things along, but you comment brought out the thought. Is that how you would work it?

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Locations  (World)   (Any)
Strolen's comment on 2014-01-26 03:05 AM
This is an adventure in itself.

Have any PCs ever came into the multiple levels alive and escaped or is that impossible?

Where do the Devourers go after their "death"?

Loved the story with this. Helped bring the entire area to life for me. Pretty cool ideas! Go to Comment
Standard Issue Escape Goat
Items  (Other)   (Combat)
Strolen's comment on 2014-01-16 11:45 AM
Hmmm. I loved it and laughed all the way through.

I took it tongue in cheek and accepted it for what it was and I left fully satisfied.

SIEG tastes good too! Go to Comment
Standard Issue Escape Goat
Items  (Other)   (Combat)
Strolen's comment on 2014-01-16 02:46 PM
You need to create the SIEG Extended edition! Go to Comment
Adventures Beneath the Waves
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
Strolen's comment on 2014-10-20 08:25 PM
Fun set of adventures that are easy to mix and mash. Seems that the two kidnappings would be better served together and then blend in the bombs with those to twine them all together or you could play each one separate depending on time. Good options for the scenario, nice and compact and easy for an evening or couple days of fun. Go to Comment
Redux Tantibus
Dungeons  (Any)   (Rooms/ Halls)
Strolen's comment on 2014-01-13 11:19 AM
A cursed holodeck. Awesome!! Go to Comment
Robber Squirrels
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Strolen's comment on 2014-01-05 09:27 AM
This is a great idea!

I love it just as it is as I can steal the main thought and run with it! Go to Comment
Robber Squirrels
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Strolen's comment on 2014-01-05 09:31 AM
A couple squirrels have escaped their keeper and met some other feral squirrels in the nearby woods. Over time, the feral squirrels adapted their ways to the trained ones and now they rob haphazardly throughout the woods. From pick pocketing sleeping travelers to taking stuff off of resting carriages, nobody is safe.

Because they have no master to take it to, and after they kept the soft things for their lair, the rest is strewn randomly throughout the forest, dropped whenever they get tired of carrying it or when it falls out of their mouth/paws.

Many children (and even more adults) have gotten very lucky finding jewelry walking through the woods so it has become a popular past-time of the locals. Whenever they hear of a new robbery, most of the locals sneak out into the woods to do a walking search. Few, if any, would ever tell those that were robbed about the situation. Go to Comment
The Leviathan's Enemy
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Plains)
Strolen's comment on 2013-12-26 04:00 PM
When you say "parasites" on a beast this large, there will be nothing small about them. You could have entire cities and countries of parasite humans amid its valleys and crevices and it wouldn't even notice.

And the fact that it is awake for 400 years? What kind of disaster would it leave in its path as it makes its travels? It would be a swath of complete and devastating destruction along its path. Damage that would not repair itself through natural weather for 100s of years. I am not sure why there wouldn't be writings on it all over the world. At 30 miles high and several hundred miles long, it would cut a path of death during its 400 years that would announce itself to almost every living creature. I am trying to comprehend a creature the size of the state of Maryland walking around for 400 years and it hurts my brain.

The intro is fabulous, but I am not sure the size matches with the rest of the submission. Go to Comment
Office of the High Councillor Corvin
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Strolen's comment on 2013-12-26 04:06 PM
I see two good uses for this.

1) As a room in a dungeon crawl. It is great to have a well detailed room with descriptions of the contents and stuff. The detail would give the GM a chance to showcase the location and give the PCs something to do for a bit.

2) As a NPC this has a good baseline of who this person is and what his personality is associated with the room. Slap a submission up on Corvin and it will all come together I think. Go to Comment
Civitas Caeli
Locations  (City)   (Space)
Strolen's comment on 2013-10-31 03:06 PM
I was ho-hum till the last paragraph myself. Good legends, nice thoughts, but the kicker that tied it altogether and caught me off guard was what it truly is. "until they are too wretched and tired and magic-deprived to do anything but watch"

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Edotown, The City in a Briefcase.
Locations  (City)   (CyberSpace)
Strolen's comment on 2013-10-31 03:15 PM
Hackers stealing the city was the key to this one. Love that idea and the fact that all have gone so inward that those in the physical world were so scarce that there was nobody left to maintain or protect these things. Great vision of a interesting future.

Only a little confused how they think cutting of Edotown will help destroy the rest of the Poly. Would see them loading VR virii into visitors and sending them out would make more sense for that goal. But if they just wanted VR cash and grow in power in Poly, then hijacking a city makes sense. Either way, the entire idea gives tons of options to play around with so there is no right answer, just a great scenario. Go to Comment
Locations  (World)   (Any)
Strolen's comment on 2014-01-26 03:02 AM
Did I miss how Barathra fit into this.

I love the idea of multiple levels and actually explaining what happens in each level. Go to Comment
The Kingmakers: Final Update/Autopsy
Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
Strolen's comment on 2013-08-11 08:21 AM
I like the debrief too. A shame but we have all had campaigns where this has happened. Either we are wanting something shiny or the players fade to the point where you don't have the background of experience with the running game that would allow replacements.

Are you going to try and do maybe one more session with the players to do an interactive type overview and finish up the plots or just leave it? Go to Comment
Scrasamax's Street Racing Treatise
Society/ Organizations  (Travelers)   (Regional)
Strolen's comment on 2013-08-11 08:28 AM
Mirrors what I know about real street racing....which was all gained from the Fast and the Furious franchise which I love. (make fun if you want :) )

I was hoping to see some car pics in there like your robot one. I think it could use some! Good write-up. I like the Black List. Go to Comment
30 Items You Need
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2013-08-03 09:49 AM
First two made the list for me. I could see the use of the chalk and the 11' pole is hilariously appropriate to me. Go to Comment
Dorgen's Hammer
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Sentient)
Strolen's comment on 2013-08-04 08:14 AM
I love the rune planting and delayed affect. That could be useful in dozens of ways and could really bring out some fun roleplaying. Is it only one at a time or could I run down a hallway smacking walls and the unleash mass destruction? Unsure if I would allow that but it would fun!
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Items  (Other)   (Combat)
Strolen's comment on 2013-07-30 01:02 PM
Good solid foundation as you mentioned. I like the idea that it can't work on smaller mechs and ships. I like that limitation. Since it only works on large areas, the mirror affect may still have a way of being noticed by other special technology maybe not created (or known) yet. Solid balance and believable. Go to Comment
The Protectorate
Plots  (Duty)   (Campaign)
Strolen's comment on 2015-06-22 08:50 PM
Great. I would read the book on the origin story of these folks. Would love to see a bunch of adventurers grow into the Protectorate.

Then they died. That sucks! This world is ready for another group to take over the post! Go to Comment
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You find a patch of edible funghi. They taste well and all, no ill effects. UNLESS you consume some beverage, even 3 (three) days after eating it. Then you become really sick with pains, vomiting, all the fancy stuff. As a gift or good meal, it could be a cruel joke or to make sure the heroes spend their time focused on the mission. And the fine soup you had in the inn yesterday could have some in.
(Inspired through a real-world fungus. Was really used to cure alcoholism.)

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