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30 Steampunk Books
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Murometz's comment on 2012-02-07 09:10 PM


Some of these are really funny! (7, 15, 16, 27...) Good work!


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30 Steampunk Books
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-05 03:39 PM


This is great, number 27 got me.  Have you read 



http://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-Anthology-Fantastically-Strange-Stories/dp/0763648434



 



I recommend Clockwork Fagin.  It reminds me of number 30.  



 



 


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30 Steampunk Books
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valadaar's comment on 2013-05-03 10:26 PM
This is great!
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30 Steampunk Books
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Dossta's comment on 2013-05-04 11:09 PM
I like this sort of list -- the kind that you never realize you need until far too late to plan for it. I wouldn't even have thought to look for a "30 tomes" backup list when running a Steampunk game. Glad that you've got it covered, in case I ever do. (Loved "SparkPunk" stuff). Go to Comment
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OmegaDraco's comment on 2012-02-04 09:45 PM


Fun! I could use this!


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starmind's comment on 2014-12-09 07:05 AM
Hm, steam' really not features Tesla-esque things? Should be clear from the name, but, maybe, cuts some brilliance from that setting. Go to Comment
Levy Sys Mk III Thaumaflare
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Scrasamax's comment on 2012-01-02 08:52 AM


How many come in a pack? Are they rechargeable or are they one shot specials? Useful and good to have, but maybe a tad beige, rather like the roadside kit in the trunk.


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Levy Sys Mk III Thaumaflare
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EchoMirage's comment on 2012-01-02 06:50 AM
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Cheka Man's comment on 2012-01-01 08:08 AM
I want one of these. Go to Comment
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Chaosmark's comment on 2012-01-02 10:35 AM
The mechanism I have in mind for them would be sigils carved into the tube, which are then activated/powered by the ether capsule once it's broken open. So theoretically they could be recharged, but my intent was that they're small, they're cheap, and they're one-shot. You light one up and toss it where needed, just like an actual flare.

Cost and amount are negotiable. XD Honestly, that's left up to the GM; how much light do you want your players to have available?

As for being 'beige', yeah, they are. Honestly, I was thinking that they're pretty much a fantasy port of the real thing. It's a device that's proved useful to us over the past few decades, surely they'd come up with something similar in a magical society. A nice bit of fluff to add to the world, and even gives a bit of utility to the players too. Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-01-23 08:04 AM


I like these posts that give depth and details to little items.  Things like this don't make your game or your plot but they make the world richer.  Also the more detail an item has the more a PC can take to manipulating it and problem solving with it. 


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sverigesson's comment on 2012-02-05 09:09 AM
A steampunk (or magitech) gliwstick. Anyone up for a fantasy rave? Go to Comment
Anaszti, Hands of the Blood God
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EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-10 02:10 AM


I'd like to know two things:



a) as Anaszt's descent into vampirism would make a fascinating tale for heroes to discover, how exactly did the switch from peacemaker to bloodsucker come about? (We all know how a poor description of a hero's fall can ruin the whole experience, see Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)



b) what sets the Anaszti apart from normal vampires, beside the pyramid scheme of blood?


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EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-10 08:43 AM
Not too original then, no?
(Also, you managed to strip them of all their vulnerabilities in the process - no mystical vulnerability, no folk remedy, and no death from the sun... I can imagine munchkins everywhere creaming their pants).

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EchoMirage's comment on 2011-12-10 06:31 PM
I gave it some more thought.

You know, the concept of the vampire was very different across cultures, times and legends. Why, I read about a kind of vampire that comes into being when a woman's head detaches and floats around with the organs and spine dangling behind, sucking blood of course. People put thorny branches into the windows so that vampires would get caught by their guts in them, and not be able to enter.
That's an actual legend, from planet Earth.

You have vampires that are little more than corpses, driven by eternal hunger. You have baroque socialites and weeping emo metrosexuals.

The sole common theme is blood. So. We Strolenites pride ourselves on being original. Proceed accordingly. Go to Comment
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Dragonlordmax's comment on 2011-12-10 02:28 PM


I feel like this post is sort of aimed wrong. The most interesting parts of the submission are the backstory and the "pyramid scheme of blood," to quote EchoMirage. But I feel like both of those are sort of neglected in order to focus on the less important business of describing a vampire's powers. Since these guys aren't too different from normal vampires with regards to their abilities, I would have preferred a short bit on abilities, with more detail on the rest. You say that an NPC post is coming for Anaszt; I think that this might have been better suited to being a small part of that post.



As relates to this, though, I am curious as to the extent of their regeneration. You say that they can regenerate even lethal wounds. How lethal are we talking about? Stabbed in the lung lethal? Decapitated lethal? Burned to ashes lethal? Because if it's either of the latter, I don't see much good luck for any vampire hunters, even without a magical surprise.


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Chaosmark's comment on 2011-12-10 07:25 AM
A) Definitely a job for an NPC post, especially considering the timescales involved. Since that was already being planned, however, it works out.

B) Not that much. They're not especially vulnerable to holy water and/or weaponry, because they aren't classical servants of darkness. Likewise with garlic; it's a nuisance, but it's not going to stop a truly determined Anaszti. No requirement to sleep in coffins, or on homeland dirt. No danger from sunlight, though like garlic it assaults their preternatural senses, so most avoid it.

The main issue is that, while you can make some changes, the core concept of the vampire can't really be changed without becoming something else entirely. I ran into this problem while brainstorming for submission ideas. Any changes made have to be either in backstory (not children of Lilith, something else instead), in culture (no VtM clans), or in basic abilities. That last is restricted, because they have to be bloodsucking creatures (that's the point of a vampire), and they have to be able to survive despite thoroughly pissing off the general populace who know about their existence. Go to Comment
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Chaosmark's comment on 2011-12-10 01:18 PM
Update: Taking Echo's feedback in mind, a few changes were made to the powers and weaknesses section. Go to Comment
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Chaosmark's comment on 2011-12-10 01:20 PM


I could probably be snarky about the originality comment, since it doesn't seem to make much sense, but there doesn't seem to be much point. Your feedback was honest and, while I disagree with bits of it, I accept that one might think the Anaszti were a bit too dangerous and without some weaknesses. I've modified the submission accordingly.

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Chaosmark's comment on 2011-12-17 10:53 AM
Re: Powers -- I can see that. I had wanted to make clear the definite differences from the classic vampire, but perhaps I went overboard.

As for regeneration, I'm thinking massive flesh wounds. The latter two are definitely out, but a sword through the gut isn't going to kill them. Incineration is always a valid method for killing bloodsucking monsters, imo. Go to Comment
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