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30 Knights
NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-03-17 03:59 PM
After just reading 30 firemen I was extremely underwhelmed by this one. Just few bits of flair could have made this a great resource, some heraldry , more talk of fighting styles, description of the mounts or family background.

I'd really like to see this redone. Go to Comment
The Sidereal Calendar
Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)
axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-11 04:45 PM

The mark of a truly great craftsmen is that they take something simple and mundane and make it look like a master piece. You are a truly great craftsman of the citadel post.

The idea that certain months or celestial alignments are superior for certain types of spells is as old as spell casting itself. The age of Aquarius versus the age of Ares has also been ascribed to explain certain global trends (at least as far my astrology minded former roommate claim). I am going to bet this idea came to in you a flash and was scribbled quickly into a note and then the formatting of this piece too longer than formation of the idea itself. Yet this is complete and well formatted piece. A nice bit of world building,

though the rarely is the pacing of a story or a campaign such that 22.5 years can be passed and then the relative bonuses or weakness of that period be appreciated.

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30+ Kings
NPCs  (Extras)   (Political)
axlerowes's comment on 2013-03-24 10:23 PM
The is a long list of rulers with little expansion on or exploration of the rulers or the governments they created. I enjoyed the quick review of mytho-historical characters, and while it is tempting to argue your view of Mussolini or whether a Plato, King could be disinterested in politics and still be interested in being a good leader, those are only disagreements of phrase or word choice. Your points are made clearly Go to Comment
30+ Kings
NPCs  (Extras)   (Political)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-31 08:17 AM

The Baron:

This King took an oath loyalty to another King before he conquered his current Kingdom. He is still a landed Baron in another Kingdom, responsible for taxes and duty bound to obey his King. But he is also a King in his own right and the interests of his two realms may come into conflict.

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Fort Port
Locations  (City)   (Water)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-21 04:30 PM
Very nice, if your are playing/running a tightly regulated feudal society the PCs would love to slide into such an unregulated center of commerce. Go to Comment
30 Police Officers
NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Criminal/Espionage)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-29 06:13 AM

It is nice to have these all on a well formatted list.

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Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-30 09:00 AM
First of all great item for problem solving PCs and a great plot device for stories with a farce or comedy bent. I can't believe nobody thought of it sooner! I also like the way you took an item and integrated into your world. Thanks,

*lies on the floor in the utmost humility*

Please forgive me for pointing this out, but 'varieties' is spelled wrong in the first paragraph. Go to Comment
axlerowes's comment on 2012-12-28 12:14 PM
love the teaser Go to Comment
Stop Buying All That Crap!
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-13 12:19 PM

So what is this going to be about?

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Knuckle Roller
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Defining)
axlerowes's comment on 2015-02-16 11:24 PM
Really good stuff, these things add a great deal of depth to a game. I agree with Sverigesson though that the odds heavily favor the But Out player. Perhaps there should be some house rule about Buy Outs. Go to Comment
Fountain of Goats
Locations  (Ruins)   (Desert)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-06 04:26 PM
I love reading things that strike me as completely original, I know this post has already gotten a lot of love, but I will give it a little more.

How did you come up with this? Go to Comment
Spirit World
Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)
axlerowes's comment on 2013-01-06 03:47 PM
I really like the ideas behind what you are describing here. Though the description lacks a personal touch, more like a description of a description. But this is great platform for new ideas and different directions. Full disclosure, i have not read the user submitted ideas. But I think this is sweet idea, smoothly realized. Go to Comment
The Silenced Ones
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-14 03:47 PM
They can eat, but can they drink. Might you find these tortured souls hanging out alongside distilleries or vineyards?

Also what of their written works, wouldn't their stories be full of secretes of the realm. Or could they keep up a correspondence with memebers of the living world. Could one these thing live a life entirely through written messages; letter, journals, graffiti etc? Go to Comment
The Stories of Sama
Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-13 11:55 AM
Very nice creation myth, and it sets up a nice epic conflict. I would like to hear the history from the prospective of the demons and false prophets. Go to Comment
Sekkitan blood diamonds
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-09 10:34 PM
Great for engagement rings if you're not into that whole commitment thing Go to Comment
Dragon Crossbow
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-21 12:10 PM
Sometimes you just need a really big crossbow or ax or sword. It is beautifully simple and well described. Go to Comment
Array of Anarchy
Items  (Other)   (Cursed)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-11 07:00 PM



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Array of Anarchy
Items  (Other)   (Cursed)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-11 07:00 PM

I love this one, it has a very classic DnD/Mythos feel to it, I can't point to what I loved about it, but I now I loved it one.


One thing: this sentence is wrong, it has the feel of something that has been edited some many times that important words and phrases have been lost.

  What only a handful of learned scholars is that in combination, these items were created as a whole for the purpose of pandemonium.What only a handful of learned scholars is that in combination, these items were created as a whole for the purpose of pandemonium.

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Highwayman's Flintlock
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
axlerowes's comment on 2009-08-24 07:08 PM
I think this is solid, it contains at least two ways this could be a jumping off point to a subplot or an adventure

-it is the side arm of an the officer the bandit, did the bandit steal it from the officer,

-it has devotion of the god on the side

-it could also be a combination of these two facts that lead to something of interest.

I have said this before, but I think post of items and such for gaming suggest more than they say. I think this does that. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)
axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-12 01:12 PM
This reminds me of several tales in which a designed character is then pushed into position of the unknown and forced to discover their own depth or lack there of. Examples: Towelie from Southpark, the movie Pleasentville, or Jack from "jack and the mad dog" by tony early.

I found the whole scene in which he has prove who he was to the dragon as humorous and could see it revisited as a gag over and over. It fits with "central casting" ranger look.

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