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Spectral Tablets
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
Cheka Man's comment on 2006-03-30 10:26 AM
Useful if PCs want to talk to ghosts. Go to Comment
Spectral Tablets
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2006-06-15 06:31 PM
A great post that I finally voted and commented upon;) Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2010-11-08 09:09 AM


BUMP and HoH.


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Chaosmark's comment on 2006-03-31 10:12 PM
Ah, I suppose so. I meant it in that you must do "spiritual" labor (work with spirit strings) to be able to do more. *shrugs* I'd expect that if a GM wished to include that, he could definitely do so.

I, however, am including these as a part of a character write up, something that deserves to be detailed on it's own, since the characters might encounter it afterwards. Go to Comment
Spectral Tablets
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Chaosmark's comment on 2006-03-31 10:15 PM
As I responded to Parah, these are something of a "unique" item, used only by one NPC. The PCs, however, might get their paws on them In-Game, hence the write-up. Go to Comment
Spectral Tablets
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Chaosmark's comment on 2006-10-14 08:21 PM
I'm not quite sure what you were asking, but I believe you were wondering as to what the purpose of the item was, am I correct?

To answer, the purpose is to detail an item that a certain NPC is based around, and to explain the workings behind the item. In this case, the background details are kinda funky in that they're a system, but they /are/ just background details. The essense of the item is unchanged regardless. Go to Comment
Spectral Tablets
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Chaosmark's comment on 2011-07-31 01:51 PM
To quote one of my favorite characters: "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face."

This is one of those ideas that could either be used as the basis for an entire setting, due to the background details, or just a one-off adventure MacGuffin. I included the details for the former, but I think it would work better for the latter. And if used as such, the characters would almost be obligated to meet the crazy old guy who takes these things regularly. Go to Comment
Spectral Tablets
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Roack's comment on 2006-03-29 10:45 PM
I like it, it's original and useful, though not too easily applied out of its setting, which, I might add, I would love to see filled out fully. Go to Comment
Spectral Tablets
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Pariah's comment on 2006-03-31 09:57 PM
I like it, it's great for a world where the spirits are as unreachable as the stars in the sky.

'The only way they can be developed is through manipulation of spiritual matter, much as normal muscles'
Oh and does this mean the user has to lift spirital weights? Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-03-31 10:09 PM
This is one of my favorite subs of your Chaos! Happy Pills! (so to speak) Go to Comment
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Black Jack Rackham's comment on 2010-11-11 07:29 AM


This reminds me of the whole "Tempo" meta-plot from Shadowrun 4th Ed. (not that I think one had anything to do with the other). 



Good effort, and I like the addiction properties added in.



I am curious though, might there be a way to find/reproduce the original formulae?



Mark 


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Dossta's comment on 2010-11-09 05:18 PM


I get the mental image of one of those "crazies" who yammer on about seeing demons, except that these demons are real.  No one would ever believe him, possibly not even the PCs.


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Tyren - Overview
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-03-10 01:15 PM
Okay a couple of things:

Tyren, a land of (limited) magic and wonder...If it ever really gets off the ground.
Change this. It will discourage everyone except people striving to read every submission on the site from reading your post. Explain what Tyren is... if it was a movie blurb... short, exciting, something to catch their attention.


Overview of the Overview
Either delete this entire section OR give us a history/ inspirations for where this world came from.

Remember: Self-effacement is not an endearing quality to a reader. Project confidence in your writing and people will "believe" what you have to say more often and not question you as much.

The world was forged of five elements: fire, water, earth, air, and void.
Either explain all of them or none of them (or create a linked section to your elemental post.

This is a mono-deistic world
Henotheism or Duotheistic 1713

This world is one that has been torn apart by a supernatural war, though most of those who live in current age do not believe "those old myths", or at best consider them the result of actual happenings enhanced by the primitives who didn't know what was happening and thus grasped the only concept available: that the supernatural was warring with itself.
This is an evil awkward sentence. You REALLY need to break this down into three to five sentences. Also this section could be under its own little header as history.

Magic
This section is fine, as far as it goes. While magic is an important part of the world, what about the world it is part of.

Things missing:
A section on the broad cultural overview (tell us what the people in most of your places are like), what the people are like (Humans or Giant Ostriches?), something of what nature is like (Earth Normal Creatures, giant mutant monsters, fantasy animals, or what?), something what the planet is like (is it nominally Earthish or is it a patchwork of odd landscapes or is it an island of stones floating upon the ocean of air?)

These sections do not need to be big, but they do need to be there. They should be quick descriptions, painted in broad strokes, to give us an idea of things here. You can do these "ideas" and then do the real write ups later.

And make this a codex, it will be easier. Just link in all the over viewing submissions (like magic) so it will be easy to see and find things.

The score here is for the write up, not the world. The write up is poor. The world has promise. Fix the write up and I will probably fix the vote. Go to Comment
Tyren - Overview
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-03-11 12:30 AM
I don't make the definitions, I just report them. I pulled those definitions out of a book of theology, after encountering the definitions in an RPG on my shelf. After a short chat with a reverend of my acquaintance, just to make sure, I accepted them. Sure, it is a short answer to say it is a monotheism, and the Churches continue to use it because it is simple and people understand it. Theologists, have their own technical language. It is in much the same way that people say America is a Democracy. That is not actually true. It is a Republic with democratic ideals (or democratic republic depending on your choice of phrasing).

Christianity, in general, is a Henotheism.. though then you apply the splitting of the trinity and the oppositional sides and more terms are applied. Angels (and other spiritual assistants) while are not GODs, are considered part of the divine. Sure The Deity made them (as it made lots of things) but they are not part of the world... they are part of the divine (thus falling under the definition of Henotheism). If you "bad god" is not extremely powerful (even if he was made by The Deity, then corrupted), what is stopping your main deity from just wasting the bad god? Morning Star was The #2 in Heaven before the fall.

This is not a big issue, just being definitionally correct. Go to Comment
Tyren - Overview
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-03-11 12:32 AM
Updated Vote Go to Comment
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Chaosmark's comment on 2006-03-10 04:24 PM
I've no problem with your advice, but I dislike your categories of Monotheism. Tyren definitely isn't Duotheistic, but it's not Henotheistic either. I definitely would call it Monotheistic, because while yes, there ARE other spiritual beings besides Trigu (such as the Rhin, the demons, and L'ruhk), they aren't deities. They're creations, just like the humans and other creatures. They might have a different level of "spiritual muscle", but that makes them no more deity than a human. Go to Comment
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Chaosmark's comment on 2006-03-11 08:19 AM
I understand that, I just prefer the way that it stands right now. Technically incorrect is probably better than technically correct, because if I start tossing out theological terms that even I hadn't heard before, it might be a turn off. Thanks for the advice though. Go to Comment
Tyren - Overview
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Chaosmark's comment on 2007-01-06 12:53 AM
Updated: Minor consistency and phrasing changes. Nothing big. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-04-01 02:07 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Elements of the Creation
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-03-10 04:41 PM
Delete me eventually.
MoonHunter: In relationship to magic and correspondence (what things are symbolically linked to others)... what is associated with each element.

MoonHunter: You listed the personalities of people... which is a good start...

MoonHunter: but are there animals associated with fire (such as predators or fast land animals?

MoonHunter: Fire magic would be able to change people's minds?

MoonHunter: include in this the various functions and associations for each element.

MoonHunter: see? This will be very useful given the magic system you listed,

MoonHunter: On one last thing - Change the name to Magical Element of Tyren or some such... otherwise people will be looking at it for the wrong things. Go to Comment
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