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The Cane of Abdication
Items  (Other)   (Cursed)
Strolen's comment on 2012-05-13 10:28 AM
I like this one a lot! Fun and entertaining to think about how it can be used. I would be tempted to go with Mourn's comment as well so the players could use it. Hate to see them die "by accident." Go to Comment
Robes of the Heartmender
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2012-05-13 08:50 AM

Pretty cool. Like a good backstory for a magic item that can be very useful to a group...or to a village.

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The Sea of Snot
Locations  (Area)   (Water)
Strolen's comment on 2012-06-16 03:34 AM
Ha, I was expecting something silly too and found something quite ominous. Love the idea that all ogres go there to give birth. Has a tribal, magical quality to it and then the whole ecosystem came alive with great creatures and the perfect amount of detail allowing us to use it effectively. I thought this was awesome! Go to Comment
The Sea of Snot
Locations  (Area)   (Water)
Strolen's comment on 2012-06-21 02:51 PM
Congrats to Dossta and this submission being the second place submission in the quest 20,000 Feet Under the Sea!! Go to Comment
Cecaelia
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)
Strolen's comment on 2012-06-16 03:22 AM
Especially enjoyed the vision of one of them slinking up the side of the ships, their tentacles cautiously probing the edges of the ship and corridors as they prepare to fire the ship. Also enjoyed the idea that they can crawl on the ceiling and could easily grab any that come below them. Go to Comment
Lojcrelt's Lojcreltians
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)
Strolen's comment on 2012-06-16 03:28 AM
Maybe one could be trapped in an inland sea (loch ness monster style) and folks have always come to swim in the water there as it is known that it can help you solve your most desperate problems or give you the wisdom you need to do something great. Scholars and schools have grown up around the area to take advantage of the mystical "sea".

Unfortunately others return from the sea with a lobotomy. But such is the risk of true knowledge. Go to Comment
Lojcrelt's Lojcreltians
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)
Strolen's comment on 2012-06-16 03:29 AM
Pretty damn cool idea! Go to Comment
Davy Jones Lockdown
Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)
Strolen's comment on 2012-04-22 01:27 PM
Submission has to be 10 days old to get a HoH. Added a little disclaimer in the button area. :) Go to Comment
Davy Jones Lockdown
Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)
Strolen's comment on 2012-06-16 03:41 AM
Has just about everything you need. Awesome back story that fits in well with the plots given. My favorite being the finding of the old uniforms. Thinking Resident Evil style mayhem! Not much to add as it is stand alone greatness. Go to Comment
Davy Jones Lockdown
Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)
Strolen's comment on 2012-06-21 02:50 PM
Congrats to Silveressa and this submission being the first place submission in the quest 20,000 Feet Under the Sea!! Go to Comment
Shay-Keded, The Cursed Kopesh
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)
Strolen's comment on 2012-03-18 02:21 PM


You had me at "You can feel the grip pulse".



I was then fully yours when the wounds bled sand momentarily and, if severed, shatters as sand. Great details and those sold me on it. The stats and such, while distracting, were easy to flow right through to see the beauty (ugliness?) of the ideas.



Awesome first sub!!


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Altar of Grilling
Items  (Tools)   (Villanous)
Strolen's comment on 2012-03-04 01:59 AM


There is still something to be said about aged meat, but this will definitely do...oh, yes, it will do.


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The Festival of Prataan
Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)
Strolen's comment on 2012-03-04 02:48 AM


Quick added scenerio thoughts:



- The characters do end up freeing some innocents causing the overall count to go down below 2024 number and nobody really noticed. Usually they have more than that so it isn't an issue but the years of peace have slowly limited the crimes that call for death.



- The King, after years of slowly gaining support for ending this barbaric custom, finally succeeds in canceling it for the year. Instead they pardon 2024 of the lesser criminals or simply don't kill them.



For either of those, what is the outcome of not meeting the requirement? Loss of all the battles that year? The return of Tyragorn to complete his attack? Does the king survive the year as proof that the tradition is foul or is the kingdom ruined?


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The Festival of Prataan
Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)
Strolen's comment on 2012-03-04 02:51 AM


- Those that believe in the curse to the depth of their bones go out and assassinate or kill 2024 people anyway regardless of the king's intention. So even if they king protects his subject from that fate, those that believe and fear the curse will simply go on a killing spree to fulfill the need. 



Now he has to decide to I continue the custom and spare the innocent citizens or fight those that would defy his decision.


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The Festival of Prataan
Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)
Strolen's comment on 2012-03-04 02:58 AM


Awesome. I like it because there is so much you can do with it. You have a benevolent ruler that does it as a matter of course or you can get a bastard (in the attitude sense, not the offspring) that brings the torture and defilement into the main city.



Then there are so many little plots and twists you can throw around that could have as wide reaching reprecussions as you want. If they don't sacrifice then anything that happens in the world against the kingdom can be tagged part of the curse. 


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The Festival of Prataan
Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)
Strolen's comment on 2012-03-04 03:13 AM


(can't stop)



- Because the king stopped the killings, many small villages that are deeply superstitious start blaming any misfortune on the lack of sacrifice. This leads to an almost religous zeal backing the belief. Slowly, through self-induced hysteria they may start killing their own criminals or lynching those that are only accused of crimes in order to alleviate their own personal misfortune. All it takes is a drought "cured" by a killing to provide "proof" that it works and soon the entire countryside is deep in their own version of 2024.



-- King decides that following the decision is better than this outcome and follows through with the sacrifice. Now he needs to get word through the kingdaom. Will the believe it? Will it be enough to stop what has already begun? 



--PCs could have witnessed the fixed sacrifice and be charged with bringing this word, or carry it as they adventure because they want to stop the killing. Each time they come to a village would bring possible conflict. They villages might believe their word or call them liars. A new tension and moral dilemna for the players to have decide whenever they see an injustice based on the sacrifices.


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The Legend of Jaroth, The Dragon's Shadow
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Travelers)
Strolen's comment on 2012-03-04 02:34 AM


I like it, but I too want more. As soon as you throw dragons into the mix (and other uber strong monsters) we want, nay...need more background. Even if your intention is just a vague story to be adapted and absorbed into other campaigns, we want to hear your take on it. Gives the idea that much more creedance and understanding on your intentions.



For this, I am begging the question....why? With that alone I would be satisfied I think! Why is he being chased, why do they find him anywhere they go, why isn't there TONS of rumors about the path of dragon destruction that always happens after this dude shows up. Dude would be lynched upon arriving at any town way before the dragons get there...and there might be a reason he isn't.



This is on the edge of greatness...push it over the edge!



 


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Gentlemens' Rings of Fortitude
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2015-01-11 09:02 AM
I like the background that justifies the abundance of magic rings. Now, finally, something that helps it all make more sense. Go to Comment
Icegate
Dungeons  (Tundra/ Arctic)   (Doors)
Strolen's comment on 2013-04-01 09:13 AM
Awesome visual! I like all the ideas associated with it. Fun idea all around I must say. Go to Comment
Icegate
Dungeons  (Tundra/ Arctic)   (Doors)
Strolen's comment on 2013-04-01 09:13 AM

I can see it as a de-weaponer as well. As you move through it, the ice only allows the form of a living being, any extra stuff could be stripped and left at the entrance. Either ripped or it seems like the ice has enough finesse to remove it without breaking it.

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