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Degrees of Possession
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
valadaar's comment on 2016-11-10 01:21 PM
4. The possession is currently reversible - 5 would mean you see the horned, red-skinned monstrosity in its full glory.
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Cloud in A Jar
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2016-11-08 11:36 AM
I'd leave that up for the DM of course :) And yes, one could omit the safeties such as being usable only outdoors and not being able to enclose things in rock-strong cloud. Then they become dangerous indeed.

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Mind Control and You.... and Them...
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)
valadaar's comment on 2016-11-08 01:16 PM
Great article. I also like the idea of treating Mind Control as basically a form of illusion. It has the disadvantage of requiring notes/private chats/etc to implement fully though.


Willingly playing out the effects of mind-control should provide some form of reward to the player, even in the case it leads to their character's demise. Perhaps some form of boon on their next character.


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30 Naval Officers
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
valadaar's comment on 2016-11-08 12:49 PM
A very good collection of Officers Cheka! Go to Comment
The Book of Holding
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2016-10-28 01:02 PM
Update: Inspired by http://library.leeds.ac.uk/multimedia/imu/13922/tour-large-treasures-travelling-library-900x674.jpg Go to Comment
How do you measure a year? Interstellar Chronologies.
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
valadaar's comment on 2016-10-19 09:49 AM
See the Forever War where such distinctions become critical.

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7 Canyons
Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)
valadaar's comment on 2017-02-14 12:00 PM
A good set of encounters. Go to Comment
Brothers, Gods and a Giant Skeletonize
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
valadaar's comment on 2016-09-20 11:04 AM
Wow. That was very good!

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Kanmusu
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Space)
valadaar's comment on 2017-02-08 11:03 AM
I'd also like to see this used - it is well detailed and described.

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The Utopia Initiative
Society/ Organizations  (Natural)   (World Wide)
valadaar's comment on 2016-09-15 01:26 PM
Very good addition to the Cosmic Era lore. Go to Comment
Options for expanded character backgrounds
Articles  (Character)   (Players)
valadaar's comment on 2016-08-30 03:03 PM
Great article! Lots of possibilities here. Good stuff!
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Whitestill, the First Sister
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Knowledge/Lore)
valadaar's comment on 2017-02-06 08:50 AM

An interesting character, with mystical feel.

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Austerhagen Device
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
valadaar's comment on 2017-02-08 10:53 AM
This is pretty cool, but from a hard SF perspective, evaporating a non-trivial region of existence is going to release immensely more energy then a little bit of hawking radiation.

Maybe if the collapsed matter/energy is shunted somewhere else it would help in the whole conservation of energy thing. Maybe these weapons create nasty explosions in another dimension. Might attract the wrong kind of attention...

The second effect of obliterating a fixed radius of reality if in an atmosphere would be a massive shock wave as the vacuum collapses. This would resemble an explosion whose energy would depend on the volume of the destruction.

For fun I threw some numbers at it. A 1 km radius sphere has a volume of 5.24×10^8 m3. A vacuum has VERY roughly 2kJ of energy per m3. So, ~ 1x10^9 kj - which is roughly .2kilotons. A good boom.
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Skimmer
Items  (Transports)   (Campaign Defining)
valadaar's comment on 2016-08-25 10:24 AM
A good Cosmic Era wiki entry. Solid. Detailed.
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Strider
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
valadaar's comment on 2017-01-12 10:09 AM
A nice take on this.

The biggest problem I have with visualization is the size of these units - are they still roughly man-sized plus 4' ?

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Interplanetary Cruiser Livingstone and the Sex Marines
Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)
valadaar's comment on 2016-08-15 12:17 PM
Terminal
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
valadaar's comment on 2016-08-03 09:11 AM
Awesome stuff! If you link your source code, I'll push this to a 5!

So now I have another side project to put on my ever growing heap of Stuff I'd Like To Do If I Only Had The Time list :)

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Terminal
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
valadaar's comment on 2016-08-03 09:11 AM
Awesome stuff! If you link your source code, I'll push this to a 5!

So now I have another side project to put on my ever growing heap of Stuff I'd Like To Do If I Only Had The Time list :)

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Zrcado Syndrome
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Cyberspace)
valadaar's comment on 2016-08-03 12:47 PM
A good bit to add to any cyberpunkish worlds. Go to Comment
Space Sickness
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Space)
valadaar's comment on 2016-08-03 12:49 PM
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