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Imperial Nomar Bracers
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-30 02:21 PM
I thought about the title a bit more than I should have, and I decided "Nomar Bracers" wouldn't be specific enough, any bracer worn by a Nomar citizen would be a Nomar Bracer. But if it something someone is inspired to correct, I am open to another title.

As to putting game mechanics first, this is entirely true. Go to Comment
Imperial Nomar Bracers
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-03-02 05:39 AM


I knew somebody once posted this quip about the desire ratio of ready to use items and uber-sagas. I should have remembered it was you. I think of this comment always when I read magical items.

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The Sword Blooddrinker
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-28 10:21 PM
The story of Senek seems more fun than the item. But as you said in the end, what makes the item special is that it was Senek's. Can you link this to other posts? Go to Comment
Ye Alehouse of ye Ruddye Draggon
Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-29 11:39 AM
This is a really fun submission, and I like the demonic creatures impersonatting archetypes of girls we all knew in high school. Everytime, you start gaming for the day it takes a bit of exposition for everyone to get into character. This would be a great place to remind everyone that "hey it is D&D time". If I use this I will take your advice and inter-weave this into a larger quest. Go to Comment
Ylithain, the Drowned Queen
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Swamp)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-25 09:20 AM
Damn good, I have a bard this will be perfect for. I only hope I can do justice to the idea when I run it.

Have you run this idea in a game yet? And if so do you have any suggestions as to how the mechanics of this character and the setting worked. Go to Comment
Dwarven Steelbows
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-23 03:45 PM
A nice weapon, it is a great mix of utlitity, style and attitude. Three things that every good heroic roleplayer will focus on, and the history of the item is nice touch that will make owning such a weapon as PC more enjoyable. They could also become collectable items. It makes me wish my group had a focused archer. Go to Comment
Dwarven Steelbows
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2013-03-17 11:40 AM
Torc of the Sphinx
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-22 02:55 PM
Again how would this be used by the PC? Solving a riddle or puzzle via a role is no fun. I suppose you could have some weird riddling NPC or as you suggested some King cursed by this, but those wouldn't require an item this indepth.

I am very curious as to how you intend to incorporate this item into game play. Go to Comment
Abadra Siege Barrel
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-21 10:45 AM
So it is like a "snake in a can" with arrows in it.

So would the PCs be rolling this thing around or it just a gag trap? Go to Comment
Abadra Siege Barrel
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-23 03:37 PM
While not all items should be PC items (not every PC is going to need, want or find interesting an evil silver writing desk, an enchanted spinning wheel or the technocolor dream coat) but everything should be something that PC will have to interact with or respond to. So every item should be in this way be PC directed, and thus the only reason to design a complex item (for game terms anyway) is to have a complex PC interaction with that item.

As a battlefield item this could be interesting cause it can be captured and used/reused by a small group (aka capturing the machine gun nest). As a PC item, I don't know about you guys, but I always have one player that loves set traps/snares. Go to Comment
Miguel's Blade/The Sword of the Usurper
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-21 03:23 PM
As to the social status thing, I was trying get away from the modern idea that social rank or status is self determined. In many ancient cultures a King and peasant or Warrior and a scholar where consider intrinsically different. Go to Comment
Miguel's Blade/The Sword of the Usurper
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-22 09:26 AM
Vito, Fredo, Sonny, Micheal, Appolonia? Nothing?

Eh never mind.


But average on the write up is kind (so thanks), I reread it and it is clunky due to errors and dense structure. Go to Comment
Miguel's Blade/The Sword of the Usurper
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-03-16 10:46 PM
So in the last D&D game I ran I used this item. It ended up in the hands of the comic relief PC. A barbarian fighter from an uncivilized nation named Durr. He employed the standard rude ignorant unsocialized fighter with a lack of self awareness that has been a staple character of many an RPG group He used the sword as a primary weapon, which perhaps I should have discouraged more.
At any rate, the whole effect of the sword became more of an on-going gag. Since the sword removed the memory and trace of its kill the other PCs would often tease Durr about not contributing to the battle. In the case that Durr got the kill strike on a major opponent the smartass PC (the halfling fighter-thief. I swear the other characters were all played against sterotype....except maybe the bard) would never fail to use the situation created by the sword to undermine any respect or recognition Durr may have received from slaying a high level enemy.

So perhaps not the most well thought out of items in term of game mechanics. But good times, thanks Durr and Tweed if you happen upon this. Go to Comment
Kranno the Skulker and Vonyich Festelgabber
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-20 04:21 PM
I like this idea a lot.

Adventure Idea: The PCs meet Kranno and Vonyich and they become fast friends. Maybe even have an adventure together. Kranno then hears something he shouldn't and Vonyich publishes it. As soon the story hits the public the powers that be put a hit out on Vonyich and Kranno and the PCs have to help them get out the Kingdom

Adventure Idea: A PC becomes their new favorite subject. The PC finds that he know has undserved reputation, a fan base and further more can't take a leak without finding it public knowledge the next day. This all becomes a problem when the PC become associated with the backdoor man/mistress of a local Warlord and at the same time is contracted to carry a subtle spy mission. Go to Comment
The Great White Dragon
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-08 07:21 AM


My only thought  about the writing style is that the tone is not held constant. Cliche and poetic are fine, they suggest a time before the media over saturation.  Colloquial and modern is fine too, just because were describing dragons, jousts or an iron-age agrarian lifestyle doesn’t mean we need to use middle English (or our approximation of middle English).  I think the author was going for a classical theme here and achieved that in the first few paragraphs.  (After all what modern man would name his son Gale?)



I didn’t see the original, but what I read today seems like a solid post that achieves its goal (telling us the back story of the dragon scale).  Also, for the most part, it sets a mood and a tone.



 


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Cult of the Red Pantheon
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-04 03:02 PM
Not overly drawn out. They are solid one dimensonal villians that a group of heroic PCs could really sink their teeth into. Go to Comment
The Enori
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Forest/ Jungle)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-14 03:03 PM
Is the animal intelligent?

But I like the idea as whole, these animals could also be a form pest. Imagine your PCs are giving an ogre chase through the forest and accidently startle a heard of Enori.

This could also be a great tool for a DM desperate to keep their PCs from doing something stupid. Go to Comment
The Enori
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Forest/ Jungle)
axlerowes's comment on 2011-05-12 10:14 AM
I guess I never voted on this and it looks like it isn't going to change any. Despite all the flaws I do like the idea. Go to Comment
Daltorz of the inferno
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-14 01:31 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Priests of Droven
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-28 09:45 PM
Updated: I going to try this fake letter thing Go to Comment
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