At first I thought of the pranks that military or colleges play on each other; steal each others mascots or guidon amongst other things. Then the guards being upended sort of ruined that thought and upped the maliciousness of the entire thing.
If they guards could be that easily subdued and the castle that easily robbed, this king would most likely be mocked and nobody would fear him or his armies. Ripe for takeover. He may have to do a show of force just to get some respect back and prove he isn't that defenseless.
The kid one, without some crazy magic, seems a bit too far fetched to be likely but I do love the idea of the pacifist shaman!
A very original idea and one that definitely contains some great inspiration! Go to Comment
I don't like the path this conversation is taking.
I didn't take axle's comments to be too accusatory. More that he fixed the issue and was requesting a comment on the actual content vs. his spelling. (From my recollection, he admitted posting this while joining the Drunk Guild). Don't correct me if I am wrong axle. ;)
The interwebs does not transfer context or the intention of the comments very well. Go to Comment
Wow. That is some powerful magic without much defense against it! Would the person instantly age or would it be a slow, cumulative affect that has the chance of being stopped somehow?
I generally don't like instant kill weapons, if you scaled it down a lot, say dump the centuries and take it to years, it would be more fun to use and more fun in gaming. Having the possibility of it going up or down would also be pretty sweet. The fountain of youth with the danger of aging too.
Either way, I think you concentrate too much on the aging and not enough on the weapon and the actual use of it.
I do love the idea of it causing the birth of a dragon though, that is an outstanding idea!
Going to withhold my vote as well because this needs some work, but there are quite a few good ideas in there!
With me being dumb and all (and while I enjoy riddles in game, when I read them I am impatient and want the answer almost immediately) I would love if you told us the time that each one describes with a short explanation, if not obvious.
With a group, I think they would be able to figure this out with a little skill which is about perfect for a dungeon crawl. I like it! Go to Comment
The only part that confused me (and it is probably just me) is when you say armor defeating weapons are its weakness and then say "critical threshold effectively doubled". This, to me, reads that it is twice as hard for armor piercing bullets to get through it. It seems like you meant to say that the commercial armor max puncture threshold for piercing bullets is half of their max? Go to Comment
Well, I can see something in there but nothing happens until halfway through the conversation. I think if you took the idea out of it and made it into an article it would actually work.
As it is I don't think a chat copy and paste is an appropriate submission Pieh. There is too much nothingness and chatter in it to make it worth the read.... Take out the meat and edit it up though and you might have something. As it is though... Go to Comment
Oekaki explains it and I have a new respect for it. It is a little rough in parts and some of the flow is confusing but all is forgiven in the context of Oekaki.
I was really getting pissed off at this guy through the story and I am very happy you saved the explanation to the end. That brought the main theme together and allowed me to rethink the tale yet again! Go to Comment