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Submission Respect
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)
manfred's comment on 2005-12-12 12:16 PM
Thank you that you care. We all should certainly comment more... it is the flow of our lives that allows us to drift towards or to be carried away from the Citadel. It is at times like these when the it becomes clear how strong the community is - a few people turn away for a while, and there is suddenly silence in what seemed to be a crowded marketplace.

Allow me to take at least your post from the darkness, to show it is not unwanted. Go to Comment
Submission Respect
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)
manfred's comment on 2007-11-05 01:38 PM
Just an aside, one thing I have noticed here now: if a submission has views, but no votes or comments, it doesn't have to mean anything bad - there are various spiders and crawlers out there, that keep searching automatically, and those are counted among the views (I think). There is also the Barbarian Horde factor, a group that may be quite silent for its (undetermined) size. Lastly, there are the various members, who may just breeze through a post and skip it due to a lack of time, or read it thoroughly, and ponder for minutes (or hours?) before commenting.


To put it shortly: if you post a submission, and it has views, but no comments, don't panic right away. :)

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The Quest For Helen
Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)
manfred's comment on 2011-02-25 05:15 AM
Link to them then! :) Go to Comment
93 Benefits to owning a pet Crocodile
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
manfred's comment on 2011-01-20 04:13 AM


I love the "The pet croc means you’re good people." part!



Just wait until your PC names the croc Lassie.... :->


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30 Starship Air & Maintenance Duct Problems
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
manfred's comment on 2011-01-17 04:05 PM


A very nice 30, and I like the reasoning as well - there's got to be reasons to go into those often-lethal maintenance ducts... :)


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The Sanguine Mist
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2011-01-31 03:32 PM
Excellent!

And you know, sooner or later will some wizard think about reversing the effect, turning random things back into the mist, so that its properties can be better studied and used.

Little does he notice, that such experiments could be used to cause horrible destruction, or unravel the whole of creation. Who will stop the well-meaning wizard, and his dubious associates? Go to Comment
The Final Tests of All Tests Ever
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2010-11-21 11:47 AM


Not bad at all.



Actually, it's pretty bad... but I still like it! 4/5


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The Final Tests of All Tests Ever
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2010-11-21 12:20 PM


I think it's gotten worse... 5/5!


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The Final Tests of All Tests Ever
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2010-11-21 12:24 PM
The Final Tests of All Tests Ever
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2010-11-21 12:33 PM


3/5, going down!


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The Final Tests of All Tests Ever
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2010-11-21 12:38 PM


4/5 again!


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The Final Tests of All Tests Ever
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2010-11-21 01:11 PM


No, 5/5!


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The Final Tests of All Tests Ever
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2010-11-21 01:14 PM


No, 5/5!


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The Final Tests of All Tests Ever
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2010-11-21 01:21 PM


Ehh, 4/5 should suffice.


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Gauntlets of Strength: A detailed analysis
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2010-11-11 03:20 PM


This is what magic should be about! Very logical, and suitable for every wizard's apprentice. :)


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Romantic Love
Articles  (Character)   (Players)
manfred's comment on 2006-10-13 03:17 AM
"Thus being in love can help the PC kill opponents and take their stuff."

Now, is that the ultimate reason why a player should attempt to roleplay a serious love interest? For some perhaps, but that sounds simply horrible to me. See a few threads on nonmonetary rewards, and think of all the plot hooks, changes in social standing and acceptance that may come with love.

Also, it is a great opportunity for a player to change his character, whether for a time, or permanently! Anything can change, from daily habits to that which is dryly summed up as alignement (thus the rogue becomes a good guy, the noble knight finds himself doing not quite so noble deeds, principled people become chaotic, wild guys may settle down, etc.). Love can shake up one's emotions quite a lot, so the character may be actually nervous before a battle he would actually handle easily - not nervous of the battle itself, but more of the impression it leaves on the chosen.

So granted, game-wise there will be bonuses to rolls (especially if it is defending the loved one), but also penalties - for instance the character should be often distracted from the mission by thinking about matters unimportant.


All in all, love could be treated as a kind of addiction, along with changes of moods, and changes in the character's behaviour as well. Being under the influence of this potent drug, the PC may suddenly not be afraid of the worst monsters, and at other times be grasping for words which usually come up so easily. Go to Comment
Romantic Love
Articles  (Character)   (Players)
manfred's comment on 2006-10-13 10:16 AM
Ack! I really didn't notice the sarcasm in the brief post I considered too sparse to cover the topic. It is nicely started in places, with warnings on how serious such an engagement is, fickle fate and more... and all that comes of it are bonuses and penalties to ability checks. You have started to peak my interest, then abruptly cut it off.

But, I do have humour. Really. It just didn't turn on this Friday afternoon. :( Go to Comment
30 Halfling Gifts (For Services Rendered)
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
manfred's comment on 2010-11-11 02:18 PM


Lovely list! Perfect!


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Niyott
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)
manfred's comment on 2010-08-03 04:40 AM
Apply a couple of these in combination with the Braggu, and you can pretty much destroy any civilization...


Great little beasties! Go to Comment
Veglins
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)
manfred's comment on 2010-05-20 03:01 PM
Why, they are a practical way to get yourself a new lair! Let them build it, kill them, move in. Go to Comment
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