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NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)
valadaar's comment on 2014-07-08 01:05 PM
A good take on the wandering immortal. Very well done. Go to Comment
Beard of the Magus
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2006-11-09 01:52 PM
How come I have visions of someone cruel animating one of these things???
:) Go to Comment
Mathius the Great King
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Political)
valadaar's comment on 2014-01-10 03:49 PM
An almost too perfect historical figure. More useful dead then alive :)
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So you wish to be a Bard....
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Players)
valadaar's comment on 2006-11-08 09:36 AM
Ah, the SCA :) Used to be involved with that some time ago.

Brings back a few memories!

Great tune! Go to Comment
The Spinning wheel and the Courtier’s gown
Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)
valadaar's comment on 2006-11-07 01:29 PM
Per my shout, you may want to take the history out of all italics. My own preferance, of course, I just find it hard to read lots of italics. Go to Comment
The Spinning wheel and the Courtier’s gown
Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)
valadaar's comment on 2006-11-07 03:06 PM
Wow, now that I can read it, what a gem!

My hat off to you! Go to Comment
The Lady Tantalia
Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)
valadaar's comment on 2006-11-07 01:34 PM
A great take on the Gorgon! Though there seems to be a theme of tongue removal these days :) Go to Comment
The Lady Tantalia
Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)
valadaar's comment on 2008-02-13 07:45 PM
Join up and vote Mr. Horde! Go to Comment
Mirichromite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2006-11-07 01:30 PM
Hmmm. I wonder if this is a little too boring.... Go to Comment
Mirichromite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2006-11-07 02:46 PM
As with all things, the GM should adjust the scarcity with an eye towards it's true impact.

A lot of posts I see can have very powerful affects on a campaign if allowed to occur in large quantities, but the same can be said for classic magical metals like Mithral and Adamantite. Some pretty good subs get low ratings because people extrapolate the impact of large quantities of the material.

The sensitivity of the material I have left somewhat deliberately vauge - the only hint provided is from the passage at the start:

Now, as I bring it near this enchanted helmet, do you see the change? Note how the goblet lightens in shade as I bring it closer?

It is up to you how strong that helmet was in magic, and how close he had to bring the goblet for it to change color. Go to Comment
Mirichromite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2006-11-07 07:41 PM
It is supposed to be a physical process, like some materials glow when struck by UV light, so it is difficult to interfere with it apart from blocking the magic emmissions.

Now, since it is not in itself magic, spells could be created to darken the material again or otherwise hide it's feedback. Without any magical energy of it's own, it will have no way to oppose a magical effect.

As for it's mechanical strength, it is an analog to silver and can be mixed with steel or other alloys, but it will reduce the strength of that material. It is much better used as a surface treatment, just as you would silver a sword or arrow. I'm partial to the idea of inlaid runes myself, glowing mystical symbols instead of the whole blade.

Anything else you would like to know about it? :) Go to Comment
Mirichromite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2007-05-10 01:12 PM
Updated: Changing to open scroll to allow for ideas for use of this material. Go to Comment
Mirichromite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2007-05-10 01:19 PM
Mirichromite Marbles

These useful items are small metal balls plated or otherwise coated with a thin layer of mirichromite and polished smooth. Bright Mirichromite is by far the best type for this application.

When thrown on the ground they can be used to indicate the location of magical traps, or can serve to show if magically invisible entities pass through the marble-field. Go to Comment
Mirichromite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2007-05-10 01:25 PM
Honest Scales

In worlds where this metal can be found, use of it to produce devices 'certified' against magical influence would be common. To prevent magical tampering with scales used by merchants, it may be mandated that scales be made or at least coated with such a metal. This of course does not prevent more mundane forms of tampering, but should prevent use of invisable weights. Go to Comment
Mirichromite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2008-11-12 12:27 AM
If you found a material that could block particular types of magic, then you could use it as a screen. Perhaps special alloys of this could be made type-specific. Go to Comment
Blissmort Toxin
Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)
valadaar's comment on 2006-11-06 10:00 AM
This is an excellent poison, and seems more the work of the infernal powers or necromancers rather then a tool for assassination. Go to Comment
Cool Fight Scenes
Locations  (Other)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2006-11-03 10:39 AM
210-A trapped room with the walls (or ceiling) slowly closing in.

211-In a burning house (despite the old quotation).

212-While falling down a bottomless pit (Ode to Lord of the Rings).

213-In the rusty wreckage of an old warship, rife with unexploded ordinance.

214-While hanging from the skids of a helicopter.

215-Depths of an active coal mine - watch the sparks! Go to Comment
Cool Fight Scenes
Locations  (Other)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2006-11-03 03:22 PM
Another great list of inspiration! Go to Comment
Cool Fight Scenes
Locations  (Other)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2007-04-02 10:38 AM
284 - On the surface of a planet with temperature near Absolute Zero.

285 - In a chamber waist-deep in fuel. Again, watch the sparks!

286 - In a huge, very expensive, climate-controlled server room. All white and well-lit with banks of servers, deafening air conditioning and raised floor.

287 - In a newly constructed Egyptian style tomb, with huge blocks being placed to seal it in.

288 - While tied to an anchor, sinking deep into shark-infested waters... Go to Comment
Cool Fight Scenes
Locations  (Other)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2009-01-14 03:48 PM
Nice additions, but the rules were there to facilitate generators. The multiline entries break that, and they are no longer quite as generic. Go to Comment
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