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30 Divine Concepts
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)
manfred's comment on 2011-03-20 08:14 AM
Divine! :) Go to Comment
The Zenahin Flower
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)
manfred's comment on 2008-12-12 08:27 PM
The flowers would of course wither and even die. But that doesn't mean that
a) somebody with the skill couldn't learn to distill exactly these 'bad vibes' the plant picked up and use it for something nasty, or
b) there is not a plant, a dark mirror of this one, that actually thrives on the bad feelings, useful for the same Go to Comment
Sunflower
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2008-12-12 07:29 PM
Yes, this little flower can be quite the shocker. You could see such a flash for hundreds of yards... imagine what it will do to tracking and escaping victims. Go to Comment
Sunflower
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2008-12-14 06:42 AM
Indeed, it shouldn't do any big harm. Now if you want to go along this route, consider that it is a breath weapon... the outside of the body is relatively well protected, the inside of the mouth is not. There could be some damage due to frequent use (and cancer in the most extreme cases). For simplicity it can just burn the mouth of the drinker a bit. ;) Go to Comment
Blood Doll
NPCs  (Extras)   (Agricultural)
manfred's comment on 2008-12-10 03:57 PM
Oh yeah, Blood Dolls. You could see them being around. Best way to track one of them vamps. Go to Comment
Tanwar Forest
Locations  (Area)   (Forest/ Jungle)
manfred's comment on 2008-11-05 07:12 PM
A nice little collection of trees, the forest clearly has heart. What do you want to have done with them?

Plot hooks are always welcome, but they require careful placement in such an atmospheric forest. I would imagine some of the fae coming here to rest, to sleep for a while and forget their worries, such as they have. It could be also a neutral place for the rare meetings of conflicting fae groups. Go to Comment
The Monks of Purity and Simplicity
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)
manfred's comment on 2008-12-07 08:43 AM
Ah, the age-old fear of machines. It is only right that it materializes along with steampunk. There will be less sophisticated opponents, but I like the religious angle of these noble saboteurs, saviors of the mortal races. Kudos for the non-killing principle as well. Go to Comment
Tintinabar's Charm
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2008-12-07 07:14 AM
I would mark it as silly, but it is definitely a serious item worth using everywhere. :)

I like how the item is 'powered' and the annoying or worse side effects. This is indeed magic for you! (Not to take into that dungeon either.)

It is also said, that in old times, lepers and the like used a bell to singal their presense... I wonder how that would work as a first impression for any carriers.


All in all, a logical, solid item with many entertaining possibilities. Makes me want to use it, even!

P.S. Don't forget to add the 'Healing' freetext to it. Go to Comment
The nobility of magic
Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Trans World)
manfred's comment on 2009-01-13 06:05 PM
To quote: "Naturally, there are forms of etiquette and protocol to be observed even in a magical society of nobles. Although it happens in the odd generation here and there, nobles would never resort to such crude measures as actual magical combat between each other or rain demons upon rival houses and the like. Subtlety and finesse are considered great virtues of magical mastery. Battle magic is as crude as warfare. Of course, it can be necessary at times, but to muddy one's own hands in such toil is hardly refined.
And besides, what could be more delightfully humiliating than for an enemy noble than to be assassinated by entirely mundane, albeit well executed, means?"

So yes, they are very well used to combat other spellcasters, with very definite and tricky means to deal with them. The overly aggressive combat mage would be probably manipulated into a duel with some noble... and die. Go to Comment
The nobility of magic
Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Trans World)
manfred's comment on 2009-02-15 06:15 PM
What a great magical system to use! (And good comments as well!) Time to HoH. Go to Comment
Potential Cannon
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2008-12-07 07:00 AM
And invariably, some will pretend to have these weapons, to dissuade invaders and increase their pretense of power.

Not for every campaign, but it is worth considering. You could make a WWBMWI for nuclear weapons. :)

Great work, Kassil! Go to Comment
Ringmen
Society/ Organizations  (Artistic/Performance)   (World Wide)
manfred's comment on 2008-12-07 05:05 PM
Actually, you could take them as a replacement for your generic bards and it would be just fine. Go to Comment
The Phthanic Enchantment
Systems  (Mystical)   (General)
manfred's comment on 2008-12-07 11:57 AM
Not bad at all... yeah, okay, the generic +1 enchantments are not normally much of an excitement. But explaining them logically goes a long way for a magical system. It may not seem like much, but it is the kind of a short piece that is taken over without change. Good work! Go to Comment
Cristata
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2008-11-25 06:00 PM
Wonderful little creatures indeed. I am conflicted if they belong to the New Look on Elementals - they have a feeling of classical fantasy, and yet you don't see creatures like them very often. Go to Comment
Skelroth's Panoply of Atrocity
Items  (Armor)   (Cursed)
manfred's comment on 2008-11-25 05:47 PM
Now this is evil we all can use! Go to Comment
Totemos
Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)
manfred's comment on 2008-11-25 05:21 PM
I like little gods and the live on the fringes they lead. Well put down, makes me want to use them more.

Does it ever happen, that a little god becomes a true one? Go to Comment
The Melaran Drakelings
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)
manfred's comment on 2008-11-23 04:00 PM
Thanks! Just don't tell that to a real dragon. :) Go to Comment
Ragnarok
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2008-11-19 06:08 PM
Pieh has said it well.

As such, using the item in a game seems a bit problematic, but it can be a nice little carrot to hold in front of some PC's noses, reminding them of the legend every time they find some minor sword with fire-related powers. :)

Not all bad, not my cup of tea. Go to Comment
Some Guidelines For Adventure Creation and GMing
Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
manfred's comment on 2008-11-16 02:56 PM
Indeed, some good advice! And not only for GMing. :)

(Note: there are some capitalization and punctuation issues.) Go to Comment
Some Guidelines For Adventure Creation and GMing
Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
manfred's comment on 2010-03-21 11:54 AM
This article was featured in RPG Tips Issue 480. May it inspire many more GMs! Go to Comment
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