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Vandersil, the City of Bronze
Locations  (Other)   (City)
Strolen's comment on 2008-04-21 09:16 PM
Took me two readings to gather all the implications of what is going on. Once I read it correctly it made sense. Not too bad, an interesting situation to travel into with plenty of opportunity for profit. Go to Comment
Redgar the Valiant
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
Strolen's comment on 2007-01-22 10:40 PM
Great fun! At first I thought it was a little overdone (which was probably the point) but then the plot hooks brought it all together for me. I pictured him as a cartoon character like GROO the entire time and I think the image half fits. Great idea!! Go to Comment
Xavier Kinslayer
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Strolen's comment on 2005-11-14 09:18 AM
Full character, just needs a bit of everything to help it along. It does have that idea that, if properly nurtured, could turn into something. The idea of a God not knowing the world and entering might be an interesting concept and definately workable.

He may have gone through the portal and caused some damage, scared some folks, then got out of there. Then later, century or two, there are legends of this horrible time when he first visited. He enters the same area to try again and perhaps meets with better circumstances or similiar.

PCs could get involved or hired to 'kill' this monster and that sure would be something if they met him, got to know him, befriended him and had an infintile type god on their side.... Go to Comment
Saint Duncan
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)
Strolen's comment on 2011-06-05 12:10 AM

I always like the subs that can be used as a plot point or simply to give the adventure more depth. If the locals see something they may attribute to a spirit they can invoke the name of Saint Duncan. Could leave it at that or if the PCs ask about it there is a few lines of history that they will get this info just broadened the scope of the game.

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Saint Duncan
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)
Strolen's comment on 2011-06-05 12:13 AM

Cleric of the party is asked to exorcise a local demon/ghost in a villlage that has been haunting them. The cleric actually accomplishes it but the locals still "see" it around and see damage it continues to do. They are convinced that unless the cleric visits the church of Saint Duncan and uses his power and name that the cleric couldn't have possibly gotten rid of the spirit that plagues them.

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Warriors Rite
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
Strolen's comment on 2006-08-27 08:49 PM
I must say that I really liked this. Great descriptions of how it looks. The magic is nice and moderate with a nice unusual spirit resistance with it. The funeral pyre was an awesome idea. Go to Comment
Honor Among Thieves
Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)
Strolen's comment on 2008-05-17 07:41 AM
This is a great, fun idea. This could be a quick sideplot for the players or turn into a running background event forever. I was a little confused at the beginning but that middle paragraph with the explanation brought everything to distinct clarity and ideas erupted.

Great plot idea!! Go to Comment
Serenity Cove
Locations  (City)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Strolen's comment on 2004-07-21 05:46 PM
I agree, the biggest thing lacking is the why. There are infinite reasons why it could be happening but with this you have to tell us your angle on it. This would probably be a great thread for the Flesh it Out forum where you would probably get some pretty different ideas on why. Go to Comment
Gold in them thar hills
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
Strolen's comment on 2004-07-21 05:39 PM
Yep, you about covered it. Good one!! Go to Comment
Tempting Teanoi
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
Strolen's comment on 2004-07-15 06:05 PM
Nice background, gives us everything we need. This is even great to use even if they don't go to the island to make a more 'living' world. Trade could be disrupted where the PCs are driving prices higher, rumors spinning about the missing ships and such. Even if the PCs don't get involved there is now a sense of more going on in the world beyond the PCs little circle. Go to Comment
By the law they froze
Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)
Strolen's comment on 2004-07-10 04:37 PM
Easily make it non-cold specific by having the guards hanging them by their arms and legs, or just plain hanging them. The cold and water thing is pretty brutal though and I can see how other ways of torture and murder may not be as effective to the get PCs in the moral dilemna state. (Can't believe I just wrote that sentence.)

Like it because it can be placed anywhere at anytime and could blossom into something big or just be a side adventure that the players go on. Go to Comment
Julian and Romiette
Plots  (Discovery)   (Mini-Campaign)
Strolen's comment on 2004-07-10 04:41 PM
Yikes. Might just have to enjoy myself till the end of the world. :) Go to Comment
Raign the Kyton
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
Strolen's comment on 2004-07-01 07:11 PM
I am upping this one to a 4 on my scale because it is such a solid idea and is so easy to insert into pretty much anything.

What is the significance of the chains? Go to Comment
A Scarlet Thirst
Plots  (Mystical)   (Campaign)
Strolen's comment on 2004-06-30 05:30 AM

Wonder if a somewhat neighboring village has the same sort of thing. Certainly even the godlings mingle and when others find out the power that this one does...

Do they try it for themselves demanding it of their worshippers?

Or maybe the decide that this godling needs to be stopped, and hence the heroes are given certain powers that play to the godlings weakness. There must be some kind of weakness, there always is. :)

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A Hero's Journey
Plots  (Nature)   (Single-Storyline)
Strolen's comment on 2004-06-30 01:14 AM
The insane of amount of side-plots and details you just throw out there can turn into an entire night of playing. I absolutely love how they are just sort of mentioned but at the same time I can paint a vivid picture of some of the events and can see how to use and wrap them into the story on my own.

These are some of my favorite things, segments of solid ideas that leave me to fill in all the blanks.

The end is a little abrupt and I don't think it will be that easy to slay Sadester especially when he has the silver ones to help.

My thoughts on the ending would allow Sadester to die, after all, what does the black smoke care? This wouldn't be his first time doing this so I wouldn't have him take over the body. I would get the PCs to get sucked into the whole scheme as well and let them go through the same thing. The PCs, probably, will start to realize what is happening and then I would have the black smoke appear as a final battle.

I love the whole thing. Paints a great picture and actually is a perfect "why" to why doesn't anybody ever return? Why would they want to? Go to Comment
Princess Flora Tamerlaine
NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)
Strolen's comment on 2004-07-10 04:46 PM
Love the entire concept! Probably sneaks out of the castle often and could very well get into trouble in the city where the players must rescue her. Now the king owes and the daughter wants to leave with you. or or or or or Go to Comment
Dranothoin's mace
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2012-09-23 01:03 PM
I saw your comment and HAD to visit it! Go to Comment
The Prison Lens
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2006-04-01 08:39 PM
Needs a formatting kick but a solid idea! Go to Comment
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2004-05-18 08:24 AM
I really love these kind of things. It helps define the world and the people that live it. It gives them life outside the generic uses of many NPCs and helps breathe life into the world.

Love the weapon, don't really like magics 1 and 2. Seems a bit extreme on 1, and I understand the reasoning on 2 but just disagree. I really like 3 and 4.

Instead of shockign them, maybe the gem dims or something when they have dishonered themselves. So that the weapons are well known and the shiniest of gems is the most noble of fighters while the darker ones are still severly noble, but not to the standards of others in the same league. Not sure I like the idea, but throwing it out there. Go to Comment
The Hunting of Slith
Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)
Strolen's comment on 2004-05-18 08:26 AM
What a mess that would be. grin This one would last awhile. I like it, but would take some work twisting everything together.

(plus, I really like how you used all my toys. Links and suggested submissions. I knew they would be good for something :) Go to Comment
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