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Fontis Stone
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2011-05-16 04:04 PM
Very nice item, but just on thing bugs me "glows but gives off no light".

Other than that verbal fender bender this is a nice one. These things make nice flavor and set a tone for world and people. You know a

"The work of the people is seen not in the pyramids but in the pottery shards"

take on culture.

Plus, I could certainly see some "Pasta Pot" type disasters springing from these stones were a player or gm in a puckish mood.

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Reverend Fury
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Knowledge/Lore)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-01-08 05:02 PM

the name is a bit cliche, but is easy to remeber and clearly presents the character as righteous and angry and thus is successful.  Indeed the whole character is nothing new, but as a example of an archetype this is good and the details are fairly unique.  I also enjoyed the prose.



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Knockers Dirty Clothes Place
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
axlerowes's comment on 2013-01-05 11:05 PM
Well executed, amusing, and to the point. Go to Comment
Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-23 04:31 PM

There is spark here, something to build on but nothing to play with

Maybe if the Paladin was fully fleshed out character, maybe if there was some character that could give voice to the significance of the statue then perhaps the need to intervine would pop more. If there was both a Paladin that had worth while traits and an advocate for the statues return that had worth while traits then maybe we would have something to play with. 


Then there is the Volcano, I like the idea fo the PCs taking all these risk, betraying their Paladin to commander and traveling miles only to return the statue to a town and culture that is about to be wiped out. That is nice, really nice situation actually. you should really punch that up. 

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Elspeth Kalamath
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-03-02 04:06 PM

The name alone is a worth a sub.  

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NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-03-16 06:25 PM
This is terrific, at first I was turned off by the name, but then I thought of Puck. Really a great submission and I love the way its written 5 of 5. Next time I make a new fantasy world I hope that I can fit this into it.

Oh and the tower that floats cause the god of earth can't see it. Really fantastic touch, has that been done before? Go to Comment
A Gaggle of Wizards
Plots  (Duty)   (Multi-Storyline)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-01-27 05:17 PM

This has very classic feel to it, so much that I can almost taste the adolescent game table irony along with flat mountain dew and crap take out food.  Thank you for that.  


Fun and playful. 

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Orb of Knowledge Absorption
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Sentient)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-13 11:15 PM
I think you under estimate how much RPG fans enjoy armchair philosophical babel, and discussions of semantics. Go to Comment
Orb of Knowledge Absorption
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Sentient)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-03-25 05:09 PM
I like this one, it is clear, well written and would be central to any number of plots. However it does require you to accept the conceit that nobody in the library has found its true nature yet. The more I read of the Corvus setting the more I enjoy it. It has as very classic style to it. But again there are questions. This Orb is just a knowledge sponge, not a scientist. If it tests not knowledge and performs no empirical studies of things how does it organize and rank the knowledge? How does it seperate fact from lore etc?

So if I ask the Orb "Does prolactin passed through the breast milk effect thymus development in young males?" How will it answer. Go to Comment
Orb of Knowledge Absorption
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Sentient)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-10 01:39 AM
Remember, this is on a pre-industrial age world (like most fantasies are), thus we can not apply Industrial, Modern, and Post-Modern filters to them.

Isn't saying we need to consider the setting and the source before determining meaning and value a Post-modern filter? Go to Comment
Orb of Knowledge Absorption
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Sentient)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-10 05:26 PM
if you want to go down this road....

weren't you asking that we seek meaning or at least find our standard for meaning and thus reality in a contextual light (i.e. within a fantasy setting)?

can you answer question about his post definitively even though you didn't write and thus may not understand the vision of its creator?

Can you explain how Derrida would have approached the question of what it means to know something, and would his definition be different if the subject he was describing existed in different periods of popular thought (he actually dealt with I believe)?

at any rate, i dig that the it is just a ball of limited knowledge, not a ball of truth. Go to Comment
Orb of Knowledge Absorption
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Sentient)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-04-13 05:48 PM
Thus does understanding the piece require an understanding of and a relationship with the author?

Does it enhance one's understanding of the piece?

This piece deals with knowledge and perhaps truth, have you been saying to that to truth and knowledge are based upon the context?

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Get Smarty
Plots  (Duty)   (Encounter)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-14 01:41 PM
I like that this would give the PCs both a personal interest quest and a light hearted quest.

Idea: What if they are hired to find Spellshaper, and track him to some dangerous maze somewhere (dungeon, catacomb fortress etc). They manage to secure the horse, but then they have to get it back to race on time and uninjured. Combat when you have to protect a big dumb supernatural animal as well as yourself could provide a unique challenge. Go to Comment
Horse Brass
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-09-30 12:37 PM
I love this and I am going to steal it.
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Dranothoin's mace
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-09-23 11:27 AM
"All dwarves that revolted were burnt to a crisp" This one line amused me more than the rest of the post...since Elfkin is gone I will not pick this one a part other than to say perhaps this would be better presented as myth, with the action working more as parable then facts to be considered literally. From that you could gather the value of the dwarves: Forging their own weapon-self reliance, pragmatic first, emotionally repressed,,,, Go to Comment
Harper King's Cup of Good Cheer
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-20 03:02 PM

I once had a whole mini campaign that revolved around goblets with distinctive art work-so maybe I biased.


Despite being a lame item, it has a backstory and a function but really unnecessary mechanics to it.

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NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-04-13 12:30 PM

"YOUR GRACE, I am sorry, I was on my way to warn you , to save you really from a plot against your very life....when your wife... she fell over...I, of course, went to help her up when her bodice got snagged on a....No?....alright your Grace, do yourself a ...grace...if you will. Believe me when I say the murmurers in the stables are actually murders sent by the King. NO! NO!" Simons ducks the swing of a polearm.


Leaping on to the sill of a bay window.

" I will show myself out your Grace," Nodding to the Duchess before adding before his dive into the mote. "Never forget you are a lucky man your Grace."

Against my more cynical judgements, I was seduced by this one.

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Winter's Bounty
Items  (Transports)   (Heroic)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-14 12:56 PM

Makes me regret that I have never run  or played in a high seas game.Though having this ship in such a game would make for kind of a limited setting.  But if opposition had it...well that would  be something

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Demano Demois
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-11-01 04:35 PM

I like the idea of an intelligent item that was never fully complete, one that is still perhaps looking for its master-it turn everyone into its master-this could be a great sub, 

I think it could use some work

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Dragon's Blade
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-21 04:03 AM
It is fine. I like the ideas behind the blade. Go to Comment
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