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Four 5s (A Puzzle Dungeon)
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-23 09:26 PM
Only the 4th problem really involves any math.

The first problem is data management.

Second problem is a trick question.

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BattleSteeds
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-20 02:34 PM


This obviously part of a larger stream of information.  The question always comes up, where do you break off things into discrete posts.  If you have a society of wizards that carries glass daggers filled with poison, do you make a post just for the glass daggers?    Maybe this should be just folded into a discussion of the cat people.  If not this bare bones list of facts should be developed to really be a whole image of how battlesteeds work and interact with Catpeople (Furrys).  There is obviously a culture that goes with the battlesteed breeding.  



Perhaps a love story, a battle steed has an arranged mating with another battlesteed, it all seems perfect, their children will add strength to the Catfolk (Furrys) fur generations. But instead, the battlesteed falls for donkey. 



 



Or what if the battle steed fall for his Catfolk (Furry) master, Robert Silverberg handled that one. 



http://escapepod.org/2007/07/05/ep113-ishmael-in-love/



 

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BattleSteeds
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-20 03:05 PM
I don't know the Catfolk (Furrys) may love their Battlesteeds, but there seems to be unwritten rule that they are second class citizens. Why can't they be full members of the clan?

But sverigesson is right, they breed to regular horses which they in turn respect less. This is one hell of a caste system you have here.

Perhaps there is a plot where a young Battlesteed refuses the saddle. Despite his father's request that he honor the Battlesteed tradition he runs off the human lands and get a job as an accountant. Then some liberal human writes a fictional book called "Mr. Ed's Stable" about a stoic and kind hearted Battlesteed who is ridden to death by his Catfolk (Furrys) senior tribesmen. Soon Battlesteeds start staging protests, and yelling (through snorts and neighs of course) that they ARE NOT GOING TO PULL THE CABOSE OF SOCIETY ANY LONGER!! Go to Comment
BattleSteeds
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-20 03:33 PM
IQ testing is just another way the MAN (or the CAT) tries to keep the Battlesteeds down. Everybody knows segregation is damaging to the IQ scores.

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BattleSteeds
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-20 05:03 PM
If you are really interested in putting a quantitative stamp on Intelligence perhaps you should try using Howard Gardner's 8 forms of intelligence.

http://www.infed.org/thinkers/gardner.htm


I think investing in more grey area and implied abilities and less concrete "facts" will improve the presentation of the idea and allow readers to meet the idea halfway. Or you could just say Battlebeasts are like Smartsharks.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0149261/
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BattleSteeds
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-20 05:28 PM
First time I laughed today: "I can only picture a cat ass stacked on top of a horse ass. And that makes me feel unclean."

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BattleSteeds
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-21 05:52 AM
But do they have their own language? Go to Comment
BattleSteeds
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-24 08:49 PM
Do they have a culture, a social hierarchy, a value system are their Battlesteeds who don't make the cut?

There is an interesting plot, The Bad News Battlesteeds
a young human noble is granted an undeveloped estate as part of his herditary entrance into the peerage. The new lord is a delicate unsocial boy, interested in books, models and engaging in collective story telling with his equally unphysical friends. His estate has no market, no castle and the population possess little war related craft. The only thing of interest is the herd of Battlesteed living free in it.
At first the estate is boon to him and his friends, by staying at the estate they can avoid the tournements, the costume balls and bullying of the other more sword and mace minded young nobles. The estate becomes a haven of book clubs, speculative writings and simple craftmaking.

Yet eventually war comes to the Kingdom and the young lord is required to put together a company of calvary. So obviously he and his friends, convice the battlesteed to join them. Only to find that the Battlesteeds are those felt unfit for combat by the Catfolk. They are the skittish, soft hooved steeds who get motion sickness and have a crippling anexity whenever led to water. Of course the PCs get this group of misifts to command, Can your players find a way to win with worst calvary in the land? Go to Comment
Skillet
Locations  (TransWorld)   (Other)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-20 09:29 PM


Clever, I think you hit your mark, well done. 


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Code 7777SOHAT
Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-16 10:41 PM
Until the person who wanted you dead realized that you weren't dead. Or the managers of the site realized that they hadn't dropped the money or finished the paper work. Go to Comment
Code 7777SOHAT
Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-16 10:47 PM
Nice idea, there is a lot left unsaid, about how there would still be a human element to things, in the way of introductions and granting of access to the site. Presenting just the site may confuse some of the more rigid minded people/players that may focus more on the players relationship with site, when really the site is a mean by which the players contact with or learn about their opponents. Yet it keeps the nature of the opponent mysterious, as is common in the speculative fiction genre. It is another lock that has to cracked before you can get to the real threats. Go to Comment
Grandfather Pestilence
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-22 08:43 AM


This is very good, I like the three scenes you have painted in the description of this God or event.  But it also a very ambitious work (to tell short story or relay a fact by presenting the information as myths  and heresay from different sources).   I like everything you done, but when if I use this I will rewrite it give the presentation of this information a stronger central thread.  A over arching narrative to the smaller narratives. 


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D.V. Agina: Modern Rage Mages
NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-15 06:13 AM
I was trying to show Dante "storing" up his anger, before calmly leaving to give his talk. I can imagine an RPG setting, were Rage mages would have to rant to recharge their batteries-a built in roleplaying mechanic.

As for politicians, I think you are right rage mages would make awful politicians. Who would vote angry unreasonable men into office?

The United State's current political climate is being dominated by angry ranting men who just use their anger to get more powerful.....the Tea Party may be all Rage Mages... Go to Comment
D.V. Agina: Modern Rage Mages
NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-15 08:28 PM
Would he be as angry a man if he didn't go through public school with a name like Dante V. Agina? Go to Comment
Rage Mages
NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Combative)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-14 08:49 AM


A funny and irreverent look at the upside of anger.....I must expand on it. 

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Rage Mages
NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Combative)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-14 12:20 PM


I just wrote piece of fan fiction based on the Rage Mages, hope you don't mind, really excellent stuff


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Rod of the Grand Vizier
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-13 11:33 AM


For a holy item crafted by the members of a theocracy the moral compass of the gods and the relationship of the divine to the item rarely comes into this story.  I dislike the focus on "spells" when discussing divine intervention, but I get the idea behind the item,



"it improves the wizard who wields it but makes the wizard vulnerable to the divine powers of the gods. "  For an item that puts game mechanics first and foremost, it is just okay, not worthy of "fabled place in history"


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Danse Macabre
Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-13 01:25 PM


Again pretty standard stuff, item of great power and evil falls into the wrong hands, there is a red herring and the heros must do battle with the villain wielding the item....but wait all is not as it seems the villain has been altered by the item to become a super villain!!!  A classic really...



But again startibartfast you have done it with style.  Well done. 


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Eye Flies
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-13 01:28 PM


Damn, those are perfect, wish I had em a year ago. 


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Sword of Huran
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Heroic)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-13 08:40 AM


We get a good idea of the history that person that implemented the the use of the Sword of Huran among the Spellsword Mages wanted to invoke, but we get nothing else.  This another item right up that isn't about the item.   


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