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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 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
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
Edikthon Sarblash
NPCs  (Major)   (Natural)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-09-23 11:15 AM
The dyed beard touched my soul.......I thought my gaming group and I were the only ones who's dwarves dyed their beards in protest. Go to Comment
Edikthon Sarblash
NPCs  (Major)   (Natural)
axlerowes's comment on 2013-03-17 11:41 AM
The Blue Books: Part I
Plots  (Discovery)   (Multi-Storyline)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-01-21 07:17 PM

I like this, it sounds like a video game, which is not a bad thing.  Some areas you could expand to make this even easier for lazy GMs would be to write these pages from the diary so they could be used as handouts.  You could also add some descriptions of the monsters.  Overall though a nice solid start for any adventure and a great first adventure for a new party. 

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Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Heroic)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-12 08:35 PM
Nice solid item that is more useful than most for pushing plots along. I just didn't like the back story of the druid and the wolf getting impaled on the same stick. But I do hope to use the item soon. Go to Comment
Dinner Time
Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-09-26 06:55 AM
Over ten years old, and It has that old school DnD feel to it. As I said, we are at least 40% nostalgia round here.

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Grothar's Drinking Horn
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-06 02:00 PM
Finally a practical use for magic! Enough with the trapping somebody's soul in a golden crystal or the summoning of powerful demons: a man needs a drink. Of course with this horn you'd be counting your coppers for a block of salt instead a flagon of wine. Go to Comment
Armor of Huran
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-09 10:15 AM

After reading this, I wish I had read it years ago.  I had an item similar to this in campaign I ran in the 90s Imperial Nomar Bracers.  It was armor that stored spells for later use, and changed color when it was charged.  What I like about this post is that the description was much more direct and straight forward.  When I wrote up the item for this Citadel I really struggled with how to phrase things like


when a spell is cast at the wearer the armor sucks up the spells affects and stores them until the wearer directs them somewhere else.

Its metal takes on a silvery glow when it has an absorbed spell in it, 

This post re-enforces the importance of simple straight forward phrasing.

Except for the last sentence, which just feels like it was tacked on as after thought by somebody that wandered by the computer terminal. 

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Amulet of Ber
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
axlerowes's comment on 2013-04-16 09:11 PM
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Bronze Visions
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-01 03:41 PM

This is a solid idea, and a fun idea to work with, coming across empty jars or seeing unresponsive people gathered around evaporating water dishes.  


although the imagery of a man briskly rubbing a flask/jar with his hands causing it to shoot spouts into the air that then transport that person out of their just made me feel unclean.  Maybe that is just me

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Bronze Visions
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-01 05:24 PM
See, I knew i was taking something clean and ruining it. That link makes it seem much nicer. Go to Comment
Jamil's Bain
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-20 07:12 PM

What kills me is that this was updated in 2007

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Ole Faithful
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-10-04 04:55 AM
I never knew this citadel, back when 100 words was standard, not a novel approach revisionist approach. If the citadel is still around 2023, than it would be interesting to see what the submissions are like then.

I going to bet the move to fiction will have taken over by that point.

I like the mystery of O.N. but would also be interested in knowing what the author envisioned. Somewhere, perhaps, Nimblefinder is out there working the jobs and wearing the pants of grown ups. He may reflect sometime on the RPG days of his youth and the days when he thought of himself as a bit of a writer and do google search for his old handle.

She/He will find that Nimblefinder did have large on-line presence, and hopefully he will pass up Literotica, and RPG cats (other fiction-esque posting sites with a nimblefinder) to go make few nostalgic posts on the citadel. We can only hope...... Go to Comment
Dangerous Harvest
Plots  (Duty)   (Encounter)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-26 10:43 AM

I don't think a write up of Seven Samurai brings anything to the table that isn't put there by saying Seven Samurai, unless you were going to iron out some details, toss in some new character profiles and give some time lines for a GM to produce a fun retelling of seven samurai.  

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Jasper's Tale
NPCs  (Extras)   (Knowledge/Lore)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-26 10:39 AM

An interesting bit of destraction that hints at  a much more complex world than the PCs can see at that moment.  A setting that seems deep and complex, has always been a selling point of me in gaming.  Of course this guy doesn't really have any depth beyond the hint at something more. 


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Forgotten Treasures
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-12-31 03:25 PM

I just half to know, what were the changes made in 2005. 


But just reading that short paragraph, fills my mouth with the taste of mountain dew, shoots phantom pimple pain under my skin, and reminds me why the basis for a solid good character is a hand crossbow and a long cloak.


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