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Chapter 3: The Ivanvil
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-10-26 11:01 AM
Did you see Post# 5750? Go to Comment
Chapter 3: The Ivanvil
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-02 08:53 PM

"I'm not clear how they fit into the rest of the world, though. What interactions do they have with the rest of the world besides robbing them? We get some idea with the merchants and the military aid."

The author notes that they will take part in the some of the church activities, they have been promoted to the peerage and that a member of their tribe acted as regeant for a while. But how the various tribes of Parna fit together was one of the over arching themes of the campaign (which is now over). Even the in game author of this write up asserts a view on this topic which he states is contentous. But at the game table we did a lot work on how the various tribes worked together or did not, it was a source of conflict. So good catch, I am very thankful for smart thoughtful readers who leave insightful comments (sincerely) !

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Chapter 3: The Ivanvil
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)
axlerowes's comment on 2015-02-11 08:57 PM
I really enjoyed running a game in this world, and having all this stuff written out really helped me. For this write up I expanded on my notes quite a bit beyond what I needed to run the game. So I think it would be more the fair to frame Valadaar's point in a different light. This is very self indulgent writing. Looking back on this now, I think that is what Val means and now I realize he is right. This allows me to play the tourist in my imaginary world without concerns such as story or character. It is nothing like my notes, which were just clothing, values, industries, social strata...all laid out in bullets points.
Self-indulgent though it may be I really enjoyed writing it and I am glad you read it. Go to Comment
The Nation of Parna
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Country/ State)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-24 02:12 AM
got em,

thanks so much Go to Comment
30 Fountains of Youth
Locations  (City)   (Any)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-20 12:27 PM
These are great. Like Dozus when I read the title I thought, "now the lists of 30 have jumped the shark". But you managed to pull together 30 interesting entries many with varying definition of youth, and some with real depth ;)

26 is a wonderful idea, that I hope use

and for the record children have terrible immune systems. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-16 08:41 PM
Sorry I was just messing around with this and wanted to see if could change my vote, you can't without cost yourself exp by the way.

Oh well I get to vote again. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-14 01:30 PM
I have always a had weak spot for demons. Particularly the demons that don't really enjoy their job.

One question, how common did you envision the knowledge of Belephegor to be, is his name used as an insult or curse? Go to Comment
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-14 07:03 PM
Plot idea:

The cult that worships the exiled demon nation is ready to open up the gates of hell and bring about the destruction of the universe. But Belephegor is not interested in doing that much work, so he begins to lazily and indirectly lead the PCs into a quest to stop the invasion. Belephegor's plan has no regard for the PCs souls or well being, and he is trying to get this done with the least amount of personal effort and without upsetting his fine and dandy hell-side set up. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-08 10:30 PM
No county is immune to necromancy.

Is your county infested?

Look for the warning signs. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-13 02:05 PM
why did you move this to the in work pile? Go to Comment
Wakazashi the Ooze Hunter
NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-08 01:54 AM
Is an essay on Juiblex somewhere in the vatican? Why when a 7th level party is traveling through a 1st edition dungeon are they more likely to encounter a Black Pudding (5% chance) than any other single monster? I think here we have the answer. Because until now there was no answer to ooze, slimes and jellys? There is nothing which kills a game faster then trying to beat ochre jelly with a quarter staff. Or worse running from the cold breath of a black pudding. Thank you for dealing with this Pieh. This has been the skeleton in the closet of D&D for too long. (actually we would be okay with a skeleton, just look at how much stuff deals with the undead) Go to Comment
Arista the Protector
Items  (Armor)   (Sentient)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-07 06:45 PM
First, this is a fun read that jumps from funny to morbid and back. I found the style of writing smooth and a pint of brown ale or a stout....served cool but not cold, particularly that first sip when there is so much head in the glass you can't give it more than a slight tilt.

but I digress, the back-up personality to the Heart of Gold has been a comedy surething in all my sci-fi games. This lets me bring it to a fantasy game thankyou. Go to Comment
Yet Another 30 Princesses
NPCs  (Extras)   (Political)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-05 10:40 PM
This is a clever little sub. Go to Comment
Yet Another 30 Princesses
NPCs  (Extras)   (Political)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-05 10:45 PM
it would be a fun in game gag if the livery for each princess represented the animal totems you have chosen. Go to Comment
Pinker and Strotz
Society/ Organizations  (Mercantile)   (Regional)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-06 08:00 PM
This is an absolutely wonderful piece, both with regard to the idea and the excuition. I actually laughed out loud while reading it. Moon is right you could put this into any setting with a mystical component and indeed I want to changed my campaign worlds around so this store could fit into them. Thanks for writing this, I can't believe I haven't seen this before. What charcoal soul could give this piece anything less than a 5? Go to Comment
Pinker and Strotz
Society/ Organizations  (Mercantile)   (Regional)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-07 04:54 PM
Socks of delayed satisfaction.

When worn these socks or stockings provide the wearer with a resistance to the temptation and experience of physical pleasure. The smell of baking bread will not make your mouth water, the feeling of smooth willing flesh under your palm will not quicken your heart, and a beautiful person spoon feeding you a smooth and creamy desert will bring you no more pleasure or excitement than the last spoonful of cold oatmeal your mother made you eat.

The effect of the socks is just an illusion, and your mouth really is watering, your hormones are raging, your pupils do dilate at the site of beauty and your brain is pumping out endorphins by the liter. The socks also have a limit and if the wear is sufficiently stimulated or tempted the socks will literally be blown right of his or her feet. Go to Comment
Pinker and Strotz
Society/ Organizations  (Mercantile)   (Regional)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-15 12:31 AM
Simple bodily aliments have historically been one of the core uses for magic among the masses. Voodoo has charms for indigestion, sleeplessness, impotence and bad breath. Rake and new age medicine cover the same sort of ground using metaphysics to treat muscle tension and even cancer. And if you have any doubt about the desire of the medieval world to seek a metaphysical resolution to minor illnesses then look to the saints. The patron Saint of Toothaches: Saint Alena, Hemorrhoids: Saint Alexander, and numerous others were called forth to treat small pains. Medieval art produced enough depictions of people, women mostly, inducing men to vomit, and giving enemas that numerous examples still survive. I think in our days of ubiquitous medical care we forget how truly painful a impacted wisdom tooth could be without pain killers or dentistry. Constipation, cramps or digestive issues would be a major concern of any pre-industrial populace that had enough to eat and money to spend at a penny spell shop. For all this reasons I say a Scroll of Regularity is a an more than reasonable, it is absurd to envision its absence. Any arguments?

Scroll of Regularity

Be you a hardened soldier of fortune or a single mother raising the soldier's bastards, nobody has time for constipation. A Scroll of Regularity gives instant relief by mystically relaxing the bowel and softening the stool. Based on an Explosive Runes spell, all one needs to do is read the Scroll, and immediately they will void their bowels. Go to Comment
Pinker and Strotz
Society/ Organizations  (Mercantile)   (Regional)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-15 12:50 PM
Rocks of Rodent Fear

These small smooth rocks are each marked with a Ward of Fear. This ward is specific for rats, mice and squirrels, and each stone has radius of effect of roughly 11 inches. Any rodent that comes within 11 inches of one of these stones will be overcome with fear, as if confronted by a predator and bright lights. These items pay for themselves, tossing handfuls of these through out you pantry, garden or grain bin can save you fistfuls of coin. Go to Comment
Pinker and Strotz
Society/ Organizations  (Mercantile)   (Regional)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-15 12:56 PM
Stick of Earthworm Attraction

Tired of digging for earthworms to place in your gardens or on your hooks? With the Stick of Earthworm Attraction you will never have to dig for worms again. Simply shove the tip of the stick into ground, speak the power word and wait. Within minutes earthworms will begin climbing to the surface and towards your wise purchase. Gather as many as you like, speak the release word, remove the stick and head on your way. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-15 01:04 PM
gargolyes again

Are you going to stick with the name star? Go to Comment
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