Yep, raw mana, the stuff dreams are made of (or at least potions)!
In my version, raw mana cannot be permanently stored, as it slowly looses the binding into material form and becomes free magic again. This process seems to halve the amount of mana in regular intervals (like radioactivity). It is also said to attract some monsters... Go to Comment
Now that has touched me... a bit silly, a bit pointless, but written with heart and soul. I would like to imagine, that those who would kill them will be marked, repaid by nature some other time. A nice fantasy biology as well.
It is a well-described upgraded wolf, of which there have been many. I like especially the third plot hook, two concepts of nature reverence clashing together, a story to place close to the naive civilization... good one. :) Go to Comment
Everybody loves a failing magician! And this one is believably built, no to mention entertaining. You can still find potential uses for this powerful wizard (well, he _does_ create powerful effects), like powering some magical item; just wait on the consequences.
Oh lord, spare us from the equality nonsense. But they are an entertaining bunch, if you get over the 'reinterpreting the Middle Ages in modern light' thing. They could annoy most PCs very quickly. :)
- "sacrificed their lives deeply" sounds strange
- the concept of fighting couples is a good one (Spartan traditions never die, this time in a different aspect :) ), more could be said of that
- the Etiquette link seems pointless
- do they employ any special tactics in battle? Come to think of it, what is their symbol?
- given their success with girls, there will be some womanizers and artist types in their ranks, always busy in the cities 'venerating the women', too much fun to ever get around to riding onto the battlefield, giving truth to some of the rumors
- the (mostly) wrong rumors are a great touch, like them! Go to Comment
And quite a resource, too. I was reminded of a few wikis out there. I am not such a huge fan nowadays, but it tickles me quite a lot and makes me consider posting something... at least a scroll, if nothing else. :)
One for Firefly, on of the better universes of last few years. Go to Comment
An okay place to visit while hunting some dingus. (Note: there is some duplication around paragraph three.)
The Horton Family was a group of late comers, dubbed after their initial speaker, the name refuses to go despite the many families that make it. They had difficulty to find a large prosperous area, so they turned to fishing on a large scale, with little agriculture to round things out. They need to do a lot of trading, so they try to be friendly with everyone, but their sort-of-claim on the seas doesn't help it. True enough, they are quietly planning to take over this industry completely and style themselves as the best sailors and fishers anywhere.
With some of their catch exported, they are wealthier than the average. It's all because of the risk they say. Go to Comment
Now you're talking! I like gods that are unusual as this one.
Why would people follow these teachings (note that I'm not talking about worship)? Because this is the truth, this is how the world works, they say. And they are straight at the source of adversity. Besides making them better prepared, they just may happen to learn of the challenges when they come.
I would also say the psychological boost can be the most important advantage a religion can bring. It is true: too often reduced to a list of spells, it loses much of its edge.
Though I'm not sure about all of these, the collection is sufficiently wrong for its stated purpose. The Smallest of Worlds was the one for me, with its natural effect and no need for any gore. Keep at it... or better don't. Go to Comment
I concur with the others, it is a good set worth having. The issue with the fourth ring could be solved by a bit of background. You can see a healer, that through own power, or more likely, through favors of his patients, made the rings to aid him. But it is not only work that keeps a man alive; he liked to sing, though few liked his voice. And so he made a final ring to help him with this problem.
And then they could be called the Four Rings of Healing.:) Go to Comment
Well, if you happened to feed somebody with a dozen of the flies or more, they could really have an impact on your health. Or imagine a swarm of these happening on a sleeping person... annoying, and potentially dangerous. Always mind those little caveats. :)