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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"

Awesome! Go to Comment
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
Aditi Telecom
Society/ Organizations  (Mercantile)   (World Wide)
Strolen's comment on 2013-07-22 02:51 PM
Name of the company changed to protect the guilty. :)

Obviously very heavily based on current practices. "Membership Cards" and online surveys. A great way to put it together into the threat it truly is for us conspiracy theorists. Go to Comment
City Image - Triastu
Locations  (City)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Strolen's comment on 2013-07-13 11:48 AM
Excellent descriptions in the pilgrim POV. Inspired me to use this in the city post I am currently working. Go to Comment
City Image - Triastu
Locations  (City)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Strolen's comment on 2013-07-13 12:00 PM
I find it plenty logical in the context of the submission. As long as it makes sense in the boundaries of its internal logic, I can easily suspend belief. Having trouble trying to frame your argument with that in mind. Anything on the site wouldn't make sense if you imposed outside logic and beliefs into it.

Loss of space, expansion, etc would mean very little to a city that was developed to be the Holy City of Trianarianism. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
Strolen's comment on 2013-07-18 03:43 PM
I read it twice but was still confused as I went through it. Just general ideas seem partially explored leaving me expecting something to add clarity. It is clear you know the character but not sure we got it all. I could see this being a solid 4 with a little work. Go to Comment
A Traveler’s Guide to Vartanadel
Locations  (Country/ State)   (Any)
Strolen's comment on 2013-07-06 12:41 PM
Should have seen it before the last proofread. :)

I will go over it again. Just ran out of time and if I kept delaying it would never make it to the site. And, yes, thank you for not correcting me. Go to Comment
A Traveler’s Guide to Vartanadel
Locations  (Country/ State)   (Any)
Strolen's comment on 2013-07-07 02:53 AM
Update: Did a reread and edit. Not sure if I made it better or worse though. :) Go to Comment
A Traveler’s Guide to Vartanadel
Locations  (Country/ State)   (Any)
Strolen's comment on 2013-07-07 09:26 AM
Sounds like an outstanding idea for a huge line of plots. All leading up to the ghosting of another noble house. I am having some fun thinking about this place and you idea is brilliant! Go to Comment
A Traveler’s Guide to Vartanadel
Locations  (Country/ State)   (Any)
Strolen's comment on 2013-07-07 09:28 AM
I wouldn't disagree. I have done some briefings on it and the country and their history have fascinated me. Go to Comment
Quedoths Blade
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2013-07-07 10:56 AM
I loved the idea of having to beach himself. The idea of a large shark on the beach is one thing, then the thought of a man ripping through its skin and walking away is almost priceless! Go to Comment
30 Plumes in the Distance
Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)
Strolen's comment on 2013-05-05 01:19 PM
It was probably a bit of a struggle to come up with 30 but this idea for a 30 is outstanding, Just by reading the title it forces you to think of a scenerio.

Thumbs up for originality and giving us pause to think of putting a plume of smoke in our own game! Go to Comment
Calypso of Caspia
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)
Strolen's comment on 2013-06-30 12:22 PM
I think I got here after the edits and I absolutely loved it. The brilliant deception and rise to power was the type of tale you love to read in a book. Reminds me minimally of Kvothe and such where he simply outsmarts everybody.

The things the others pointed out seemed to be cleaned up very well because I especially enjoyed the idea of their part of the city growing important through his actions.

It wasn't clear till the end that he could actually do magic. I was actually a little surprised that he could actually cast and that took away from it a little bit.

Overall, loved it. Great NPC! Go to Comment
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