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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
It is not a Genre (Sci-Fi)
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
axlerowes's comment on 2013-04-23 03:05 PM
A nice introduction to the discussion. Go to Comment
Madam Pernouds Alehouse
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
axlerowes's comment on 2013-04-09 07:20 PM
The First Era of Hewdamia
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-11 07:09 PM

I like all the gods, and it is really complete mythos.  I am big fan of gods that exisist whether you want them to or not.

An side:

But I am curious about the tone and perspective you use when you write these posts.  Did you have a narrator in mind or a source text?  You aren't really writting from a third person meta-game stand point, but it is not academic write up either.  We spoke brieflly about this before i know, perhaps this post-modern idea of needing to know or wanting to know who wrote something is just that.  In the Torah there isn't a narrator, and perhaps people didn't ask that questions of there myths.  Yet what is your take on it? 


I found the last bit about the war of the god hurried and undetailed. I also never got a day in the life idea about what is was like to be a mortal in the 1st era.  I know the true "modern" mortals were around until the gods fully equipped them, but we learn little about the people of the time. 

Again a nice story of the gods. 

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Red Flower Society
Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Country/ State)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-03-14 01:21 PM
Brings nothing new to the table. As everyone said, it has been done and has been done better. Go to Comment
Sunfire Laerti
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-01 09:29 AM
Nice bird,

also a simple direct and complete read,
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The Gar Eeel
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-24 08:53 AM

"There is always a bigger fish"  That has to be one of the most pain full lines ever heard by a room full of fan boys.


I love my speculative flora and fauna subs, while an okay idea that may  not need more info.  I feel that a few notes about the life cycle of the Gar Eel would only improve this sub, make character interaction with it more meaningful and make it more likely to be used by a roving GM. 


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Red Tiles
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-12 04:23 PM
Every once in a while a plot just needs a big oven to push it forward. Go to Comment
The Order of The Lost
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Country/ State)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-20 02:58 PM
so kind of like Buffy with an older cast, like in season 7 Go to Comment
The Order of The Lost
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Country/ State)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-20 03:01 PM
This is rather sparse,

in what context should I evaluate it. Go to Comment
The Order of The Lost
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Country/ State)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-20 09:30 PM
So kind of like Scooby-Doo?

I meant did you write this in response to a certain item or to be read in a context of other posts. As you say it has many cousins, and you designed it to be a vague reflection of those cousins so that GMs can use them as they please. I just wanted to be sure I wasn't missing something, and from your response I don't gather that I was. Go to Comment
The Dungeon Masters
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Style)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-05 03:35 PM
What if the PCs are just avatars in some constructed world, and that everything in the world is devised some how to relate to them. And then the PCs discover this, would they continue to behave as themselves? Would Paladin still be a Paladin if he realized he was computer generated contruct or would he still have faith in his God even though the DM admits to making it up? Go to Comment
Carvitons - land sharks
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
axlerowes's comment on 2013-01-02 03:04 PM
Does eating their scat allow you to fold space? Go to Comment
Watch Out for that... ouch...
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-10-26 03:42 PM
Even though I have used them, I dislike the "bang your dead traps". And this has no story, narrative, cryptology, culture or illustrative text to really make it anything more than "man gets hit with big stick". Go to Comment
Society of Blood
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-02 03:52 PM
This fantastic, I am glad it was highlighted today, it is little details like these that can make game seem deep real and alive. Conversely this could be great fun the for PCs to plant into there own backstory or to find in the backstory of NPCs. For the GM this is an easy way to add weight to an NPC. The cute double entendre will make the device easy to remember, accessable and amusing for the people at the table. Of course you know all this, you wrote it, but I appreciate it.

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Malachrite Falcon
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-11-02 02:29 PM
I like the contained spirit angle on a previous idea. Not bad for a tribute piece. Go to Comment
Culture and Food
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-13 02:52 PM
Eating in the Parslexburgs

The following was taken from a letter to Lord Coornistan from his brother Lord Hubret concerning Lord Hubret's recent visist to the Parslexburgs. Lord Hubret was advising his brother on living conditions and the cutlures of the Burg's inpreparation for the forth coming Crusade. The plan was that Crusading forces would be marshalled at the burgs and then depart from the Burgs to liberate the Noric lands.

Food: Soup! Soup in a bowl! Soup is served at both the meals they take during the day. Not served in a trenchant of bread, but in a earthen ware or wooden bowl and it is eaten with a miniature ladle. This soup course seems to be so important to their sensibilities that no meal can be served without. This was true even when staying in the field. And as mentioned before they only eat two meals a day, they do not break fast but take only a midday and evening super. Which is not to say their mouths are ever lax, if not flapping out a long disgusting speech; they are constantly eating. They pick all day at bits of cold food, either carried with them in a small sack or purchased from one of the constant harassing criers.

But they do sit at table at least once day. There are no songs at these tables, and they sit all, men and women, around the tables. The tables worst of all are positioned in the middle of the room. This means that the servants have to approach you from behind to refill your goblet. I damn near killed a half dozen serving wenches and porters during my stay. But Gods be Wise, and I learned a few things while at these meals.

As I said before the meal starts always with a soup, even when I spent two days on the road with a Parslex caravan. And the soups is always so strongly flavored that you cannot taste the meat, but instead taste what ever ancient weed they chose to boil in milk, oil or butter that day. Then once you have your food on the table one of the other guests will ask you a question. This is not a challenge, it is fact what is considered polite in the Burgs. But if they are use to outsiders they will either ask each other questions or sit their as nervous as a treaty wife on her wedding night. Breaking the silence with toast or tails does little to put these peasants at ease. So it is best to have a question. If there is music at the meal you are not expected to join in either with voice or clap, but instead continue to act as if fellows at the table are more interesting than the bard (who will be in front of you if you are lucky). Most horrific of all, after the soup they bring out the meat, which must have been on ice block since last winter since they always cover the meat in some sort of sauce or bake it in some type of bread. Our camps would best served by buying livestock and grain, and keeping our kitchens next among the tents.
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Culture and Food
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-13 02:58 PM
I like everything, the idea, the title and the content. Go to Comment
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