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Solfire Lantern
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-11-15 06:34 AM
A really useful item that I am sure most D&D RPG parties would love to have on their equipment lists.

Did you have a type of latern in mind? Does its style and construction have contempary or historical equivalent on earth?

You drop a bit of a plot: the Magi's quest to recover their missing latern. What does the latern look like? If it looks fairly mundane could the owner be unaware of its nature? Could it be hanging from the roof of a mill and sitting at the river dock used by water taxis, and the latern's ability to illuminate the ubiquitous passing ghosts giving the spot the rumor hauntings? Go to Comment
The Ezuhr, Psionic Clockwork
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-11-14 09:48 PM
This is a really cool idea. Clockwork drones that eat the souls of the dead and dying before they can be turned into undead could play a public service roll in fantasy settings. Anyway there is a lot to build on here. Are you trying to do some world building here or just tossing out ideas? Go to Comment
Balthazar, The Bladebound
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-11-12 08:30 PM
For this classic idea to work and find new life in this submission I think you need to give us Bathlazar as a full character. Go to Comment
The Temple of the Moon
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-11-12 08:51 AM
Solid post, I am always a fan of these types of orders that serve a pragmatic purpose. This could be a good piece of backstory to justify a characters place on a ship or place to visit when seeking maps or other advice. Go to Comment
The Coat of Arms
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-11-11 07:05 PM

Once you put these in a source book every party will have one, like a bag of holding or those marbles people use to talk with each other.

the idea seed/twist at the end is a fun one, it could be embaressing/rewarding/incrimminating to be at the same thieves guild meeting and leave with the 'wrong' cloak.

But question...let say I am a body guard for some high powered noble and some thin, darkly handsome man with self described pericing eyes and a strong inner confidence approaches me wearing a riding cloak. Can I search the cloak if I try it on?

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Cataphract Assault Platform
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-11-11 07:16 PM
I found the begining of this tough to read. The text did not describe the subject visually, your use of passive voice made the sentences boring and rote, But the idea of these ancient machines being cloaked and used by Amerika Command is cool. I like the idea of these dangerous hidden fortresses, but I would prefer and description of the location and then all this history stuff as a footnote.

Anyway, it is a solid idea. Go to Comment
Thardoss' Gift, The Chimeric Blade
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-11-11 07:21 PM
Nice, I could see this not a unique iteam but something special legions use. I can see the "heavies" in one's story having weapons that can switch between percing, bludgeoning and slashing. Like your cloak of concealment, I think every traditional fantasy game party would like have one of these. Go to Comment
The Gromgrom Bush
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Mountains)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-10-18 08:49 PM
Gromgrom stories:

The Death of the titan Rossmartboot and Drylake Valley.

The floor of Oldedrylake Valley had been completely taken over by gromgroms. One day the tin miners working on the cliffs above the valley notices]d there were several patches of blooming gromgroms about 100 yards apart and one large section of blooming gromgroms arranged in a rough cross on the valley floor. Several weeks later the titan Rossmartboot came running through the valley pursued by the vengeful Nazak, Last of the Griffin Riders. The titan’s enormous feet crushed the patches of gromgroms that had previously bloomed. When a Nazak drove his magical lance, Ztem’oroum, into the Titan’s neck, the great man-shaped being fell forward with his arm’s out stretch, and crushed the cross shaped swath of gromgroms that had bloomed.
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The Gromgrom Bush
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Mountains)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-10-19 07:33 AM
Snow capped and rising above most of the other mountains, Mount Kazan looks flat as a table from those that admire it from hundreds kilometers away. It once had peak. It once was home to a clan dwarvers that worshiped the God Dahkturin and used his life blood, molten rock, to fuel their forges. The slopes of Kazan had been stripped of all useful wood by the industrious dwarves, and the side of the mountain became covered in gromgrom bushes.

One year a invading force* laid siege the mountain. Try as the dwarves might they were unable to break the siege. For years the invading force surrounded the Kazan and pushed inward. Cliff by cliff and tunnel by tunnel the dwarves were pushed back. Then one cold morning the chief of the attackers climbed on top of his ramparts and saw little red flowers on blue pine pushes. Every gromgrom for as far the forgein chief could see was flowering.

The chief of the invading army was wise after his own fashion. He knew what the blooming meant. He ordered his army to break camp and march away from Mount Kazan. The dwarves of Kazan, seeing the army preparing to march, increased their skrimishes and haressments. The invading army was slow to move. After a day on the road cheif still found himself surrounded by gromgroms decoorated by red flowers. The chief pushed his men, the dwarves pushed his men, the narrow mountain roads pushed his men, and harsh mountain weather pushed his men, but despite the slow crawl of a fight retreat, they moved with military discipline. Until one moonless and starless night, the cheif was leaning over a pry bar as he and his men tried to move boulder from the path. Mid-task the chief took a break to straighten his aching back and lean his hot face into the cool mountain breeze. He wiped the sweat from his brow found that his face was covered in the blue feathery seeds of the gromgrom bush.

The next morning Dahkturin broke free from his home beneath the earth, tearing of the top of Mount Kazan in the process. With in moments the sky was blacken with his ashey breath and the air was filled with poisonous bile. Dahkturin spat his firey blood all over the land surrounding Mount Kazan consuming his faithful dwarves and their hated enemies in one single act of swift justice. Go to Comment
BOOM-puffs
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-10-21 07:05 AM
Solid Post! After the flowers are picked the gold and silver are still around? If so I could see some dangerous, bloody harvests yet very profitable harvests.

Fresh Faced New Guy: "Is that thunder?"

Grizzled Know it All" "No, over yonder ridge are the lands of Valok the Summoner. It is Boom-puff season. What you hear is the sound of his golems picking flowers."

FFNG "Oh, I see....what?"

Do we have compendium or codex of all the magical flowers on the site? Go to Comment
Dream Well
Items  (Unique)   (Any)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-10-07 05:32 PM
neat, check out Scras's 100 world challenges.
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30 Questions to ask your players
Articles  (Character)   (Players)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-11-02 06:42 PM
I always did the same thing, slightly different list, but was part of my Gamemasting since I bought the shadowrun manual when I was 15
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30 Questions to ask your players
Articles  (Character)   (Players)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-11-02 06:42 PM

1) Appearance, posture attitude presence.

2) Response to people (what kind of interaction or relationship does the character prefer to have with people) and how does this effect the above topic?

3) What does your character admire in other people?

4) Does your character possess these qualities?

5) How does your character want to present himself to others and what is your character default view of others?

1) What are your characters strengths of personality?

2) What are your character weaknesses?

3) Does your character feel like a completed person?

4) Do you forsee or wish to explore any major changes in the character’s personality?

5) What is your characters primary ambition or vision of him or herself in the future? What is your ambition for this character?.

1) Who have been the major influences in your character’s life?

2) Who does your character love?

3) Who does your character hate?

4) What does your character enjoy?

5) What does you character detest?

1) How does the character feel about violence?

2) What is the character afraid of?

3) What is your characters opinion of other forms of life?

4) What is your character opinion about killing?

5) How will your character react when confronted with his or her own death, does your character know they will react that way and what contributes to that reaction.

What is your character alignment?

What is your character’s name?

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Metody
NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-11-02 06:35 PM
Sweet and concise, I like the format as well Go to Comment
Neon Bunny
NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-11-02 06:38 PM
again nice format, I'd like to see you explore this character in a narrative, see where she takes you. Go to Comment
The Plain of Taranis
Locations  (Area)   (Plains)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-09-15 05:36 PM

Damn this is good, classic retro feel, good visuals. In some ways I want more, but on the other hand there is something to be said for the concise use of GM voice and the piece's overall brevity.

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30 Types of Fire
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-10-07 04:15 PM
There are some neat ones in here, I suprised by some of the invitivness on the list.

Sometimes I can't tell if you are trying to use a consistent voice. For example, the entry for Dragon Fire suggests that this whole list is written with a limited in world knowledge. You described Block Fire as overpowered, which could be read as a meta-level description of the spell, plus you mention city blocks which seems a little anachronistic. These bumps might not be so awkward if the voice was made clearer. Go to Comment
Broadhead Defensive Drone
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-10-07 03:49 PM
Nice, I like the details, I found the opening paragraph and little confusing and wasn't sure how all the parts fit together. Go to Comment
Projector Drone
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Non-Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-10-07 03:46 PM
Not to be too gaming minded, but this a great write up for addition to a game world, you got stats, it is useful itean and an item that encourages player creativeity. I really like it.

Cooper and Jade though? Couldn't they use plastics or ceramics and keep the production costs down? ;) Go to Comment
ZAP!Stop!
Items  (Other)   (Villanous)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-10-07 03:42 PM
I like the voice and the detail, you did a very good job of describing a rather complex physical arrangment of objects.

On a side not, how do you go about mixing physics and modern scientific knowledge into your games? Would accept such things as lights that produce now heat, could you sufficate fire elementals by depriving them of oxygen, and do your fantasy characters even know what oxygen is?

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