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Cat's Eyes
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-21 05:00 AM


we were talking about were to break a submission, and this is one that I think should be folded into the main submission, but even then this item would need a lot of development by any gamer to drop into a world.



On another note...TIME TRAVELING CAT PEOPLE WITH QUANTUM LEAP OR BEING ERICA TYPE RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR ABILITY TO ALTER TIME....How do you unpack that concept in the game. The players start interacting with a Cat in fancy necklace, it dies, they interact with another cat in the same necklace. The cat leads them around to different points of interest....I guess if your player time travel they might catch on.

In short without breaking the 4th wall...it would be very hard to get your characters engaged with this concept

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Felia
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-21 05:06 AM


Well when put this way it is an excellent story, time travel is a little rough in dealing with  always,  but there are so many possibilities to this...indeed this almost a plot post because we learn little of the NPCs nature. 


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Alexir the Melancholic
NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-04 07:42 PM
twas a different time,

what cheka said Go to Comment
Culbert's Wedding Band
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-20 07:25 PM


Sweet idea, could lead to some interesting roleplaying moment when on the players has this on. 


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Aliana de Cienn
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-07 02:20 PM
The NPCs with mysterious past has been done before, but with good reason. This a very nice idea that could slide easily into almost any fantasy game. (I get a strong 7th sea vibe from it). I may want to keep this one in my binder to yank out when ever the game takes a sudden turn (PC suddenly decided they need hire help, a guide or want to make friends in a new town) and I need an interesting NPC. Go to Comment
Motar
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-09-23 11:10 AM
Wow, I read this cause it had the word dwarf in it....well if it was easy it wouldn't be a quest. Go to Comment
It's the little thing that kill
Plots  (Nature)   (Single-Storyline)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-30 12:26 PM
Whiffle Accelerator
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-10-09 07:48 PM
I really don't see what all the hate is about. It is not boring, it has a certain Toon feel to it.

Thanks for posting this, it ain't hurting anybody. Go to Comment
Regal and Leon
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-12-19 08:06 PM
A nice idea, I love second acts and side long looks at genre staples,

everything else has already been said Go to Comment
The Family Cohrron
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-12 10:54 AM
Good NPCs and they likely have a long list of useful knowledge. Also if your party contains a famous fighter, then Damien and co. could seek them out so that he can finally go out the way he wants. But then various plot lines could pop up that would make the two parties work together. I think you see where that goes... Go to Comment
The Family Cohrron
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-12 12:58 PM
Another angle would be what would happen to Damien if you cured him. His personality has been built around his need for self destruction, could he cope with having a whole life to live. Or would he believe he was cured? What if he addicted to his treatments and refuses to accept that they are no longer necessary. Go to Comment
Magnus the Magnificent
NPCs  (Extras)   (Knowledge/Lore)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-12 08:30 PM
I think this would make a great villian, because he isn't really evil. He could swindle the PCs, trick the PCs and constantly hold things over the PCs' heads. For example he could have manipulated a whole county in believing there was plague arising from the disturbance of a haunted temple ruin nearby. The towns people are turning on each other, adventures and clerics are coming to investigate the temple and the town becomes a powder keg. And all this just to sell Elixir, and by the time the PC get to the bottom of it he is already gone. And then don't forget his trail of bastards or the fact that he bares a striking resemeblance to one of the younger PCs (an angle he might exploit). Go to Comment
Deck of Fate
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2013-06-11 11:04 PM
A well thought item, I enjoyed the write up and hope to use it. Go to Comment
Last Torch Standing
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-03-25 06:37 PM
This another fun and great magical item. Particularly for those PCs that keep super detailed inventories. They also tend to be the paranoid PCs. Go to Comment
Gypsy
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-10 12:20 PM
What happens when the atypical daughter of a nobleman renounces everything she was taught?

Female Moses? Go to Comment
Gypsy
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-10 01:10 PM
Groan, another rebellious vixen who believes in personal empowerment and sincerity over social obligation and family. You have flavors of this in Zorro, Gumi Bears, Aladdin, The Song of Fire and Ice Books, Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast. This woman's whole story is a series of cliches from the opening question, I pretty sure everyones answer was that she picks up rapier and puts on some knee high boots with a riding outfit. It is the classic American-media archetype of a female hero, high born but chooses the cause or the role of the commoner.

I think this character could really get interesting if you expanded on her life after leaving home. Instead you just list thing, pirate, tavern servant, circus performer. It was that period, and how she viewed her family through the lense of those experinces, that should really define her at the point in her life when you would have her introduced to the PCs.

Some questions are

The forces that drove her away are clear, but did she ever find what she was looking for?
I take it she find did not find sincerity in the commoners world, and that is why she remains so cynical.

Though what did that do to her moral code and sense of the world. She hated the rich but did she have belief that people could be better or that some people were better? What does she think now and how will that effect her decision making process?
I am not sure what lines she is unwilling to cross though, and those are the big questions for any character.

Is she happy away from her family?

Is she still principled?

Does she believe in romantic love?

Does she have political views? (i.e. An idea for how things should be)

Does she have lusts or desires like a normal person or is she some consumed by anger and distrust that she cant express them?

If she has no political views, why give her this noble backstory unless you wanted to use it to critique the exsisting political structure? Is it because money really does make the RPG world go round and to be interesting she has to be tied to it?

Would she be less interesting if she was a low born woman who didnt want to marry or live with her abusive family?

Does she really believe she will die as a tavern wench or sailor or does she still somewhere in her mind believe that she will one day return to her old life, but in different and more powerful position?

What does she enjoy?


This character is so shallow it is almost offensive. If the piece had taken a different tone, or she had been seen through eyes of some observer that wouldn't have had a reason to have this limited knowledge of her, then perhaps we would have reason to expect the gaps. She is little more than a neo-sterotype.

All that being said maybe a cliche neo-sterotype is exactly what one may want in his or her game. I don't want to bring you score down or upset the balance of things by voting low on old post which you have a high score for. So I will give you a 4.5 so I don't bring your score down. Go to Comment
Gypsy
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-10 01:22 PM
The Sleeping Mines of Elathon
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
axlerowes's comment on 2011-07-01 02:17 PM


Strolen, thanks for digging this one out.  Long ago, when I was still a young man a I would visit this site to get ideas for my campaigns.  I hadn't yet joined, I didn't leave or read comments, I would only grab ideas.  This may have been the first thing I read on the site.  Indeed my four 5s dungeon is a direct expansion of this idea; an old dwarven mine filled with complex puzzles.  This vote is shaded by some personal affections and inflated by nostalgia.  I have been looking for this for years, NOW if only I could find the order of twilight again...it is somewhere on the interenet.


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Tower's Return
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-09 09:13 PM
This isn't really a complaint, but at one point you say the tower was there 40 years ago and at another point you say 100.

This is another simple but worth while plot set up. I hope to use it. Go to Comment
Collections
Plots  (Duty)   (Campaign)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-20 04:25 PM
Nice simple plot. The write up was a little hard to follow. Go to Comment
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