Yeah, when I wrote up potens, I had originally named it poena. I must have forgotten to change the name in the paragraph. I'll do that now. As for the use... I'll admit, I didn't write up Sanguis with a pack of PCs in mind. Sanguis Isles can be used as a hometown for the pcs, or as a place they gotshwrecked on while traveling by boat. You could use Pravus Isle as a way to get them there, but other than that, I wrote this with no intention of forcing pcs to it. If you want, send the pcs villain to a particularly storm cursed rock Sanguis, but it isn't necessary. Use Sanguis as a footnote, or a place the pcs sail by on some quest.
If you really feel that I need plot hooks I'll add them, but does every single country need to be pc-oriented? Can we not have one place that doesn't need a group of homicidal maniacs to fix there problems? Go to Comment
This should be a cartography guild sub, not the dumb strolenatis! Its got the whole flavor of cartography- maps, Here There Be Dragon signs, and maps. Anyway, great 10. One question- for the Labyrinth, why couldn't somehow just fly over the maze? The simplest thing would be to put a ceiling on it, but you said that people could see the glint of the gold, which means there's a hole in the ceiling. You could have the dragon kill the "cheaters," but for me that doesn't match the dragon's- someone who spent the time to make a giant maze- character and personality. Go to Comment
By the line, I meant that the Bloodmaw isn't a thing to be solved. There are no special McGuffins to end it, and save a couple of sailors. Its purpose is just what you said- a mysterious spot. That kills people. Go to Comment
Adam Smith's an actual figure in history? I guess its true that you learn something new each day. I actually just thought of two random, common names, not the Father of Modern Economics. Anyway. Right now, Adam Smith is defined by his murders. Maybe I should make a list of crimes he's committed, or a short bio (detailing the huge inheritance he got, sustaining all his plans- what, you thought napalm came cheap?). But if I do do that, it will happen tomorrow. Or the day after that at the latest. Go to Comment
What is enjoyment? What is happiness? Why do you like the taste of pizza? Why do you like the color blue? Adam Smith has no motivation to kill. If you want to say that it makes him feel more powerful than everyone else, fine. If you want to give him a reason to kill, fine. But my Adam Smith enjoys, for hobbies, making bird houses, cooking and decorating cakes, and killing random strangers. Go to Comment
I thought about doing graphics for each runelet, but decided against it. The players would just say that they draw this outer circle runelet with this noun runelet, and that verb. They wouldn't bother with picture, just the names. So I saved some work. If a DM sees this and decides to make some graphics for it for there game, they can.
Though I had originally thought that only wizards can do it (actually, it was more like a 'common knowledge' or assume thing- I never actually thought which class it should to), now I think that anyone could do it. I would say that if you arean't a wizard, you should have to dedicate a certain amount of time (maybe 2-3 months, to practice art, and to memorize the basics), and not do anything in that time frame. A wizard would just start with the knowledge, because it would be assumed that they had taken a class on it at some point.
And where the magic comes from... I'll ponder on that. Go to Comment
Could you possibly separate all your arrows? Its kind of hard to read. Other than that, I like the idea. But i have one question- why not use a string for your crossbow? Using magic to fire it seems wasteful. The magic in the crossbow thats used to fire the arrows would probably have a limited amount of uses, or would wear off after a while. Whereas a crossbow with a string would keep firing for far longer, if good care was taken of it.
Another idea: instead of using the feathers in the arrows, why not have a slot or something to attach the feather to the crossbow itself? And then use regular old quarrels. That way, the PCs wouldn't have any motivation for a bird-killing rampage, since all they needed was a single feather. And you could have the magic in each feather wear out after a month, with each use taking a day off how long it can last, or something like that. And with putting the feather on the crossbow instead of the bolt, you could add an increased range of affects, such as increased accuracy, binocular-like vision, etc, while still being able to keep all the affects you have all ready come up with. Go to Comment
Well, for the second thing, i didn't fully understand that the feathered bolt flew on its own. I thought some magic in the crossbow itself sent it at the foe. My mistake.
For the next thing, the versatility of the crossbow wouldn't be effected much. You'd simply stick the feather in a slot or something, and then the bolt would get that ability. I'd imagine that you might have to forgo a chance to shoot the bow during the first round of combat, but could do so later on. Or get a shot if you didn't have a feather in, and were simply sticking it in then firing.
As for the overall idea. The crossbow itself would work much like a regular crossbow, except for a magical power that the user got to chose, through sticking a feather into a slot, that power. This would get rid of the price of having to get custom made quarrels- no fletcher would pass up the opportunity for extra money from having the use this feather.
An errant thought: it could be possible on the rare crossbow to have multiple slots for feathers, so that the bolt got to make you fall in love (Lovebird) and make you confused (Cuckoo), so that maybe you fall in love with your nonpreffered gender, or even species... Go to Comment