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Pimple Coat
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
manfred's comment on 2008-10-21 05:24 PM
Chaosmark got my note. I could see someone calling those pimples warts, especially those with little love for the guards. :) Go to Comment
101+ Scenes in the Modern Western City
Locations  (City)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2008-10-14 05:26 PM
113) Several men and women walk up and down an area with GPS devices, eyeing each other and bits of paper, looking for an important clue in the latest detective or find-the-treasure game.

114) A hopeful artist is making portraits of anyone willing to stand models, has several pieces laid out for demonstration. Works a little on the last one while waiting for a new customer.

115) This hardware store has several large plasma TVs on display and a crowd is staring on some very important event that is on.

116) A bunch of Greenpeace activists (or equivalent) is heading to the next demo. Now they just look weird with their masks, megaphones and folded signs. Have a flier anyway.

117) Loud rap music blares from a car placed where everyone can see it, some amateurs fail at looking cool.

118) That guy walks with a damn big white snake around his neck, did you see that?

119) The local weather anchor poses in front of the sea in appropriate garb, enthusiastically rattling off the weather forecast.

120) Girls from a catholic school cross in their uniforms, some shy, some not so shy. You feel younger.

121) A homeless person is selling the local charity newspaper, offers you one as well. If you've been around, you notice he is here every day.

122) Over, at a small playground you see a lonely fellow shooting balls into the basket. There are some more guys around, but no one seems willing to play with him.

123) In a crowded street, a beggar sits quietly with a sad dog on his side. No one seems to be intent on dropping a coin. Go to Comment
101+ Scenes in the Modern Western City
Locations  (City)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2008-10-14 05:28 PM
Excellent idea, this will make a great generator. :)

But now: add away! Go to Comment
Noamuth
Locations  (Country/ State)   (Mountains)
manfred's comment on 2008-10-12 01:42 PM
A nice little town that is not worth visiting... oh wait, there are always reasons to visit those faraway places, especially if they are hidden away like this. :)

Well described. Go to Comment
True Ether
Items  (Potion)   (Campaign Defining)
manfred's comment on 2009-02-08 04:16 PM
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
True Ether
Items  (Potion)   (Campaign Defining)
manfred's comment on 2009-02-08 04:17 PM
One plus for the term 'Godsweat'. :) Go to Comment
Dandélion
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)
manfred's comment on 2008-10-09 05:08 PM
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.

They indeed add character to a place. Go to Comment
Chungwa Wolf
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
manfred's comment on 2008-10-09 03:19 PM
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
Daymen Scarb
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)
manfred's comment on 2008-10-07 08:22 AM
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.

Very usable and fun! Go to Comment
The Knights of The Lady
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)
manfred's comment on 2008-10-07 05:47 AM
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. :)

Notes:
- "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
The Magic of Food
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
manfred's comment on 2008-10-04 02:37 PM
Drat, now I can't think of anything to add. :)

Excellent submission! I'll be sure to steal something of it. Go to Comment
Stalagmen
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Underground)
manfred's comment on 2008-09-30 04:25 PM
They seem to be fun, you basic stone elementals given a good overhaul. If nothing else, they can be used as a spooky story about the dangers of the depths. Go to Comment
Ring of Heaven
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2008-09-30 04:19 PM
This one has potential... not one for meddling with afterlife existence too easily, you could have fun with it!

Oh, and: if there is any sort of balance in the universe, you can bet demons and their like will be attracted to the ring like moths. Go to Comment
New Earth-That-Was
Locations  (World)   (Space)
manfred's comment on 2008-10-02 08:12 AM
Firefly!

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
Lewiston - Rim
Locations  (World)   (Space)
manfred's comment on 2008-10-02 07:56 AM
An okay place to visit while hunting some dingus. (Note: there is some duplication around paragraph three.)

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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
Maug, The Bitter God
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Country/ State)
manfred's comment on 2008-09-30 03:43 PM
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.


Very usable. Go to Comment
Torture and Execution--Devices and Methods
Items  (Other)   (Villanous)
manfred's comment on 2008-09-30 02:37 PM
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
Four Rings
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2008-09-30 02:20 PM
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
Four Rings
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2008-10-02 05:02 AM
Of course they are fine items for everyone and anyone, it is an optional background if they are to be an actual set, hence the past tense. :) Go to Comment
Suicide flies
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)
manfred's comment on 2008-09-30 02:04 PM
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. :)

Ugly writing, but very logical and I like that. Go to Comment
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