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Strolen's comment on 2016-08-31 10:40 AM
Awesome, well articulated ideas and how to use them. The ideas were fantastic. The examples solidified the point and the overall explanation made it super easy to understand, take and use.

Fantastic idea, love it! Go to Comment
Whitestill, the First Sister
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Knowledge/Lore)
Strolen's comment on 2016-08-31 10:50 AM
Can't really vote on it as it is a somewhat confusing telling. Most of it is about the person but I am grasping at it to determine why she is legendary. Starting at "The age of 15" all the narration after that makes no sense to me and that was what I was counting on to see the legendary aspect of the character. You tell me she is the most influential but I am failing to fully understand why. I need a tale, not just a basic discussion of various bullet points. Go to Comment
7 Things About Suicide Squad
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)
Strolen's comment on 2016-08-31 11:07 AM
I have been meh about seeing it. As far as super hero movies go, I have been burned out since the second Spiderman. However, I did watch Deadpool and enjoyed it and this one is on the list. Go to Comment
7 Things About Suicide Squad
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)
Strolen's comment on 2016-09-10 11:45 AM
I didn't even watch the Garfield one. Or most of the new X-Men variations. Watched Captain America Winter whatever and that was good, but couldn't keep track and lost interest. Go to Comment
Brass Man
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
Strolen's comment on 2016-03-20 06:17 PM
Gave me good visuals! Go to Comment
The Xan-Axe
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2016-02-14 10:13 AM
Love the story on it. Great weapon!!

I would read expanded fiction about this sword. Your story taking us through its inheritance was a lot of fun. I found myself wanting you to draw it out and write more.

Thumbs up! Go to Comment
The War Drum of Oyr
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2016-02-14 10:20 AM
A fun idea.

I was idly wondering if nobody was actively warring, would the sounds still reverberate as mentioned. So if this drum found its way into a humble village and they used it for celebration or ritual. They wouldn't notice much about it except it is a nice drum. But maybe 2 clans are at war not super far away and they keep hearing this mysterious beat of a drum.... Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)
Strolen's comment on 2015-12-12 09:13 AM
Sick, deluded brainstorming.

The mutated offspring of a forced mating have a halved lifespans. During that lifespan, however, they are basically slaves to the whore-spider. They collect food, provide protection etc. They have partial morph abilities that can cause quite an odd shape when scared or captured. They are not able to control the shifting as well as their parents so often, if seen or captured, they twist into grotesque shapes of random spiders and bugs they have come across.

If birthed away, they are bold and brazen in trying to find their way back to the sire. They will wander aimlessly and not back down from any sized barrier or danger. The poisonous types of these are most dangerous to humans who are in their path as their morphing abilities often translate into survival skills and enhanced poisons.

When two whore-spiders meet, they fall into the spell of each other's luring skills and procreate till the male dies of exhaustion. During this intense workout, a non-sticky version of their webbing is constantly being thrown out and is twisted and strewn about. Sometimes, but not often, the spiders may get entwined in it and both perish. This thread is coveted for something...

Alchemists use their venom to make love potion #9? When found with the webbing....?

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Phantom Wood
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Strolen's comment on 2015-12-13 10:19 AM
Loved it!

As I read it I had ton of questions and ideas and as I continued they were all answered or acknowledged so, by the time I was done, I was extremely happy with all that you came up with!

I added my Carpenter's Ring to it as I feel that it might be a handy tool for this precise circumstance.

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Phantom Wood
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Strolen's comment on 2015-12-13 10:27 AM
I had a couple thoughts to add, let me know if they would work.

1) The only thought I had that maybe would work against magical beings, was putting a magical grip on a pole staff or club made from the main wood. A very specific tool, but could serve a purpose. I pictured a lone monk that was traveling with a bo staff with the center and both ends wrapped with a magical cloth. The only thing he can injure are magical creatures. Any hit against a mortal would simply be hit, forcefully, by a rag at the end of the stick...if anything. Unformed total thought, but that is what I had.

2) Secure the entrance to king's chambers or other areas that they want magic restrictions. By taking a door sized swath of bark or tree and extending it across an entrance you can stop all magical items from crossing. Assuming that if I was wearing a ring, then when I walk through the rest of my body would go through and then my ring would get stuck on the tree and snag there. Go to Comment
The Leg of St. Goag
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Strolen's comment on 2015-12-20 09:53 AM
That was just plain weird. I like it! Go to Comment
7 Rings
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2015-12-20 09:48 AM
Great set Cheka!! Excellent balance within each ring too. Go to Comment
The Heart of Winter
Locations  (Area)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Strolen's comment on 2015-12-20 10:02 AM
I think the payoff of this one is the quest at the end. I normally have trouble with things lasting millenniums and countless generations as I can't even comprehend the change that would/should happen in that amount of time. It really wouldn't take more than half a decade to get the same results you are looking for and then you maintain the timeline better. Once it is that old there is nobody that will know or remember any legend, just that there is a frozen kingdom. You feed enough that this is exactly what they have while we have the background so even works with my thought process...but maybe you get my point?

That said, saving the world from an endless summer is a fantastic idea! Go to Comment
Lodestone of Command
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2015-12-20 10:08 AM
I agree, almost better as a mind control article. I found the discussion of these ways to use the item the key to the sub! Go to Comment
Lodestone of Command
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2015-12-20 10:10 AM
Using a magnetic stone is a great idea! Otherwise, fairly typical.

The meta discussion is what really makes this special. I highly suggest carving it out and putting it in a sub of its own with a better title and category/freetext. Otherwise many others will miss the true value of it all. Go to Comment
Cryptic Language - Tolkien Hobbit Runes
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)
Strolen's comment on 2015-11-01 07:53 PM
Nerd alert. In high school I had a study hour so decided to reread LotR again. Another person there was doing the same thing. So over the course of the semester we memorized the ruins and were able to write runes as letters and translate them on the fly without a key. We didn't use any of the combined letters, just straight letters. So I like that this is put together so simply and well to just grab. It was in the appendix of the version I had. Go to Comment
Peresallapides Stones
Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)
Strolen's comment on 2015-09-07 07:58 PM
Yikes. Those things are a game changer. Just the touch alone will zap you to an unknown reality.

The summary implies you can travel with them however the content says they instantly send you to another dimension and you cannot return with do people know they exist?

I like the reality changing aspect but I need some help understanding the utility of the item and how you would use it. Saving my vote in hopes of some clarifying edits.

Thanks for submitting it!

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The Last Submission About Voting and Commenting
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Citadel Help)
Strolen's comment on 2015-08-30 10:39 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Goat Belt or Belt of Minor Levitation
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2015-08-16 07:04 PM
Well, it is a magic item...that is about it. Nothing fancy but not anything that gives me something new to grasp on. Valiant effort on a Freetext Friday though!! Go to Comment
30 More Generals
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)
Strolen's comment on 2015-08-16 07:11 PM
A few of these are brilliant and dig right into the core motivations that I am all too familiar with! I could relate my experiences with quite a few of them correlating to actual officers I have worked for over my years. Really outstanding!

You just opened up another world of creativity for me actually. I keep my military very much out of my personal life but, man, there are so many eccentric personalities I have worked for and got to know very well....what a waste that I haven't used them before. Just odd it took this to totally refocus my POV on it all! Go to Comment
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