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Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-04-12 09:30 AM
Good solid idea Go to Comment
Beautiful Hair Ribbons
Items  (Jewelry)   (Villanous)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-03 04:21 PM
What if a somewhat flexable male bard uses them? Go to Comment
Memory Book
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-03-16 11:37 PM
It sounds to me that there is more than a memory in the book. There is personality and a drive. In fact calling it a memory may be a poor choice. Indeed why call it a memory at all. It is an imprint of a person's state of mind at a certain point in time isn't it.

But I haven't read Harry Potter so I can't speak to any of that, but maybe if I do I will have a better understanding of this post.

Here is a plot idea
The book is predatory and needy item. A mage or scribe keeps a journal in it for a few years when they are young and in the throws of passion regarding a lover, a war or political cause. The journal is lost, but the book still longs for the its original author. So the book seeks the author again using people as MH or JKR may have described. At any rate the author has changed their views on things since they were younger. It could have been when they were younger they were racist or in love with somebody else, and have since abandoned those previous passions. But because of the book they are unable to escape their old selves. The books then tries to bring about the goals they had long since abandoned. This could be interesting if the book had belonged to a powerful or respected leader. The leader who is now an agent for peace and wisdom was once violent and dogmatic. The books brings that leader and the PCs in direct conflict with the leader's past. If you could plan ahead this far in campaign it could even be the former journal of a PC that went through an alignment change or went from money grubbing merc to rebel general. Go to Comment
Memory Book
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-03-17 05:40 PM
It looks I didn't vote before, but as I said. This is an idea worth talking about. Go to Comment
The Tube of Red Lipstick
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Villanous)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-19 06:25 PM
This certainly has a place in the old morality plays and in the film noir world. This could turn any character into femme fatale. It is unclear if the author is suggesting if the lipstick has some mind control effect on the women or if the author's opinion of woman is that will want to wear anything that will make them attractive and desriable. The fact that it makes other women catty or jealous may also offend some roleplayers. But all this is par for the course with any item that plays to old "dangerous temptress" troupe with in fanatsy.

As for plot ideas, I could see this used to drain the power of an urban spell caster so he or she can be captured. The woman wearing the lipstick may not know how or what she is being used for.

Overall this doesn't cover new ground, but it doesn't cover the old ground badly. The use of the lipstick to induce this dangerous sexuality for some reason turns my stomach.

One minor edit: you write "a point/ pawn/ unit or so their personal power are drained"

maybe it should say "a point/ pawn/ unit or so OF their personal power IS drained" Go to Comment
Locket of Will Capture
Items  (Jewelry)   (Villanous)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-01 01:21 PM
Nice item, thanks for bumping this Go to Comment
Vridian gold
Items  (Materials)   (Cursed)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-14 11:39 AM
This is a solid idea. I have seen radioactive gold used on an episode of "The Highwayman" and there was an episode of Farscape with a similar premise. In game a GM dropped this on us, we discovered a barge full of money. At any rate, he had a NPC warn us about it, which sort of takes the bite out of the situation, but he was afraid he would have to kill us if we didn't became aware quickly that the money was dangerous. Long story short we didn't let the money go, we instead dedicated a great deal of efforts trying to "cure" the money. His explainaition of the problem was not as clean as the one above. I think dropping the money into a game without additional unpacking or context is not a sufficient plot. But isn't that true for any cool item.

Some plot ideas:

I like Cheka Man's idea as this being money for the dead, and the PCs may have to try and handle some of this money quickly and carefully for a burial rite. The hot potato plot.

As Moon suggested this could take Gold out of the economy, but what if the PCs encounter a way to cure gold. The powers invested in the silver economy may not like it, or the economy may not value it anymore. The plot could be that PCs have to either protect or destroy the "gold cure" or if you want your PCs to yuk it up they can become gold salesmen to a populace that is either ignorant or fearful of gold. Go to Comment
Statues of Calvinus
Items  (Art and Music)   (Villanous)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-03 01:40 AM
These comments don't effect my vote

"Calvinus was one of the finest sculpters known to history."

Try: "Calvinus is one of the finest sculptors known to history." If you are going personify history you don't have to put it in the past tense.

"but his "Old Washer Woman" is a master piece"

Try: "His 'Old Washer Woman' is perhaps his greatest master piece." You have already established that most of his works are considered master pieces, national treasures even. But you want to raise one master piece above those...

I am giving it a 4.5 cause I am going to use it. Go to Comment
Gryphon Knights
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-11-01 04:12 PM
I wouldn't bet against you.
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Gryphon Knights
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-11-01 04:16 PM
An answer to Moon's question would have been nice. But a solid idea, if not strong on imagery, narrative detail, or drama. Go to Comment
Sovereign's Finest
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)
axlerowes's comment on 2013-01-12 05:34 PM
In the reality of the game world, one has to wonder if like in the real world there is gap between the ideal or intended product and the real product. Go to Comment
Estate Sale - Lot 15
Items  (Other)   (Villanous)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-27 05:05 AM

These are funny. Dinnerware of the damned had to be my favorite. 

Friendly Edit:

haNging mirror

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Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-11 05:41 PM

Hewdamia is deep, I had to read this to understand what was going at the end of the 1st era of Hewdamia.  A hypertexting of some these longer posts could be fun, but you have everything fairly well cross referenced.  I found my self still not really getting a feel for these people after this read, I got a lot of facts but not a real tone. They seem a little rough, polar in their views, a little withdrawn into their own lives and to have under a current of violent and judgemental behaviors.   A slice of life piece might  be nice.  But I glad this piece is here, it helps to understand the other post, so thanks.  

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Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-11-07 02:23 PM
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-11-07 02:24 PM
Good solid idea. Go to Comment
Salt and Herb Shoppe
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-12-12 08:49 PM

Nice, PCs love shopping and it would be nice to have folder of these so "random" shops don't get redundant  or start suffering from similarity

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Krasnov's Bar
Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-05 02:55 PM
This could slip easily to into a rural community in a Shadowrun setting. Go to Comment
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-21 05:03 PM
This could be a useful tool in that the PC may gain lots of gems and never be able to unload them. While gems are ultimate portable wealth they can also be hard to unload.

On the flip side gold is heavy and trading in 10 large sacks of gold for a handful of gems may make travel a lot easier. The strong since of security that this place provides will help put the PCs (a paranoid group to begin with) at ease. Go to Comment
Running a Game, the MoonHunter way
Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-11-01 07:35 AM

This is a nice list of things, I started putting a nightly MVP vote into games. You should just right up a play by play of one of your secessions. Go to Comment
Starting a Campaign the MoonHunter way.
Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
axlerowes's comment on 2013-04-09 07:02 PM
Thanks for bringing this back to our attention Go to Comment
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