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Prometheus Amulet
Items  (Armor)   (Non-Magical)
manfred's comment on 2009-10-18 03:38 PM
You make a science-fiction item, you get to hear from science fiction fans. :)

But I do like the general idea. The workings can be changed, the basic function can stay... a shield, that protects against heat is always handy. Go to Comment
Grand Pyre of the Phoenix
Locations  (Other)   (Mountains)
manfred's comment on 2009-10-12 05:20 PM
Solid imagery! You could blame some of the confusion on its chaotic nature, in that it appears different from various angles, not quite a place of this world after all.

(Seeing the healing of the Queen of Storms, I'm slowly wondering, what happened of the other god - would he also recover and come back one day? Sounds like a good base for a pantheon.) Go to Comment
The Holy Firestick
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2009-10-12 04:51 PM
Quite a decent stick! One note: the staff is said to reach to its owner's shoulder, but is given to him in childhood - is it magically grown to account for the owner's maturing? Maybe that is how its powers come into effect in the first place... it has to mature as well.

(Oh, and don't forget to link to other relevant posts from your world, there must be something related. :) ) Go to Comment
Alexis the Vampiric Priest
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Criminal/Espionage)
manfred's comment on 2009-09-30 03:00 PM
That 'living off his salary' bit would quickly reveal him to anyone in search - his own church in the first place.

As another plot hook, he could easily find a target too big for himself - and would do the perfectly logical thing: tip off some PCs to do it! Few seem to doubt a mysterious patron who finds them employment. Go to Comment
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2009-09-30 05:24 PM
I have to concur, this one is worth it. Short and very much to the point.

Thus one can sew the own soul in by mistake, or any random passing soul, both to a great danger to anyone around... a proper danger to such a powerful tool. No more simple resurrection spells. Go to Comment
The Golden Spiral Door
Dungeons  (Other)   (Doors)
manfred's comment on 2009-09-15 06:51 PM
That would depend on the construction of course. Everything can be broken down, the question is what you get of it.

The Fibonacci sequence is simple enough to make people guessing, and rises fairly swiftly, so anything beyond ten becomes too impractical for use. You could encode something like an elevator with this, the destruction of the mechanism could destroy the whole cabin and drop the passengers down a _very_ deep hole.

Basic, but it has its appeal. Go to Comment
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2009-09-13 03:17 PM
Maybe too hastily written, but the idea is there. And yeah, why not? The perfect healing potion, healing everything, even the parts that don't need healing. This is the kind of medicine, that is with great enthusiasm brought into use, only to be rapidly limited when the horrific side effects were shown. Hard to get that point down about magic being unpredictable? "I have this potion, it will cure all your wounds..." Go to Comment
Quicksilver LTCAM 4-12
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
manfred's comment on 2009-09-13 03:07 PM
Okay, this is the first mecha controlled out of a fetal position I came across - and that ironic detail alone is worth something. :)

Otherwise it looks like a fairly respectable member of its kind. Let others judge it on its technical merits. Go to Comment
Glider Bombs
Items  (Transports)   (Combat)
manfred's comment on 2009-10-18 04:15 PM
Imagine the evening sky, sun setting, the night is almost here... and a host of triangular things slowly floating upon a city. Soon they will be invisible and find their targets.

Surely they have their weaknesses, but they do fill a niche, as said. Go to Comment
The Ancient Empire of Karryk-Mos
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Country/ State)
manfred's comment on 2009-09-12 08:16 PM
Fun with kobolds! And a major location to up their potential too. Me likey. Go to Comment
The Hub
Locations  (TransWorld)   (Space)
manfred's comment on 2009-09-12 05:52 PM
Linked to FTL drives and put into the Science Fiction region. Good solid idea it is.

Perhaps it might need a little more personality, but it does characterize its function well. One doesn't want to imagine, what would happen if some rival attacked this system as a primary target... even if losing, the empire would be shaken to its core. Go to Comment
Amber, Queen of the Whores-Reworked
NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)
manfred's comment on 2009-03-19 04:00 PM
Too much nekidness, folks! :)

Good point about the dignity, though. Go to Comment
The Soli
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-28 07:26 AM
Now there's a zombie for the desert regions! I wonder where the first of these creatures came from. Was it a sun worshiper, that received too much of sun's goodness? A victim of a curse? An experiment? We might never know. They are more like zombies, since they don't feed on their victims in any special way, so the vampire is just one of the many fun names for them.

Perhaps they are so enamoured with the sun rays, that they are jealous of anyone else bathing in them, thus attacking anything on sight. If that is true, one could find two of these highly territorial creatures and lure them to each other, letting them fight it out.

And as Scrasamax has noted, undead don't necessarily need a special reason to hate the living. If one is still required, it could be the faint disturbing memory of the former life, that they cannot handle.

(Oh, and psst: check the newlines.) Go to Comment
Silver Snake
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-28 05:30 AM
Why, this is a perfectly reasonable lifeform (okay, it is supernatural, but who cares). We have done much weirder stuff. If silver is its prime habitat (maybe it can move the faster, the purer the vein is, and purifies it with its presence), it will of course defend it.

It would be best to combine it with a 'magical' view on precious metals, each metal having certain properties and origin. Why, does silver come from the tears of a certain goddess? Or is it the blood of the only Silver Dragon, lost aeons ago? Then these snakes make immediately much more sense (even if, ironically, they are mere lifeforms and chasing them won't lead to any treasure or legendary creature).

Speaking of legendary creatures, it's nice to remember that "going too deep" doesn't have to produce a giant demon - simple creatures can be an effective deterrent, too. Go to Comment
The Buried Giant
Locations  (Other)   (Forest/ Jungle)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-28 08:13 AM
A nice little change of pace, me likes.

(Oh, and have you seen this or this? :) ) Go to Comment
The Buried Giant
Locations  (Other)   (Forest/ Jungle)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-28 04:13 PM
Agunl Qw Agiya
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-24 07:14 AM
Yeah, she is pretty good, might do with some greater purpose in life - but then again, not all Minors need that. Perhaps it is all in her age, to live out her years, observe the cycle of things, speak to the spirits, and help the people out a little.

When Old Becomes New
Traditions rarely die completely and old wisdom is used in new ways. There is a user of magic the new faith just can't seem to catch, a heretical criminal or not quite. Anyway, he has to be caught and brought to justice. And the only person to know, how he does those tricks, could be old Agun. Go to Comment
Locations  (World)   (Desert)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-21 05:12 AM
I certainly agree, this dirty little planet has character! Linked to W&P. Go to Comment
Oremor's Life Veil Potion
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-19 02:50 PM
One in the series of items making you undead, at least for a while, I like it. You can imagine nasty little side effects, like making the user easier to possess by hostile spirits, but the greater question of their creator's fate and designs make its use a little tricky.

Good potion! Go to Comment
Lost Idea
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-19 02:10 PM
Now this is magic you can believe in... especially in this place. :)

Best are of course those multipurpose ideas with major destructive as constructive applications (nuclear power is a good example, but may be a bit too much). Then there's the usual "generator powered by life", sucking life out of anything nearby, very handy.

I'm glad this idea wasn't lost, Argus! Go to Comment
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