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Dossta's comment on 2010-09-29 02:29 PM
I don't think I made the introduction very clear, so thank you very much for your feedback. I may have to go back and rewrite it at some point. Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2010-10-05 03:17 PM
I've really enjoyed the feedback that I've received on this submission. It's given me a lot to think about, and I will use it as a guideline when trying to improve the post.

AG and Redgre have both pointed out the two really weak spots with these starts -- that several share a common theme (how many ways can you really spin the prison/slave start? Let's find out!), or require at least some GM meddling with a character's backstory (you are all nobles, you all went to university, etc). While I did try to address the first problem by putting a different spin on the common ones (prison escape, prison parole, exile, slaving, etc, etc), I realise that I may have relied on the trope too much when creating these.

As to the second point, the game that axlerowes suggested is a good exercise, and believe that we should try it, though I'm unsure of the proper venue for it (forum, comments?). Ideally, I would like as many hooks as possible to get these unrelated character concepts on the same path, without requiring backstory tinkering.

Overall, though, I am pleased. I found the Citadel by following a link to a 30's list from some other site, and have been wanting to do one ever since. Knowing that someone finds this list helpful and may even use one of these to start their campaign is the best complement that could ever be paid to my work. The only thing that could be better would be to have it expanded by others as well. Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2011-02-09 11:45 AM


In the months since I wrote this post, I have found a few other online resources that run very much along the same vein.  Here are two that I will list here in case someone finds them useful:



http://strolen.com/viewing/Character_Hooks



http://www.roleplayingtips.com/readissue.php?number=505#tips


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30 Campaign Starters
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Dossta's comment on 2012-05-02 12:54 AM
Update: Added a few more to the list. More to come soon. Go to Comment
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herrozerro's comment on 2010-11-15 07:59 AM


Only Voted


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Mirror of the Star Children
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Pieh's comment on 2010-09-15 05:28 PM
I never anticipated how much awesome material would spawn from The Staff of The Golden King. Dossta, I tip my hat to you. This is a great piece with a power that is not only inspiring and useful, but themed appropriately. I am greatly enjoying out almost symbiotic relationship in posting. I feel like this could go on for many more submission, especially if we take the time to communicate ideas. Good work, dude. Go to Comment
Mirror of the Star Children
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EchoMirage's comment on 2010-09-17 06:12 AM
What about the fragments of the lost mirror? Go to Comment
Mirror of the Star Children
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Cheka Man's comment on 2010-09-15 09:25 PM
5/5-it's a pretty and useful item. Go to Comment
Mirror of the Star Children
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Chaosmark's comment on 2012-03-10 08:33 PM


I'm absolutely captivated by this submission. I'm not sure exactly why, but it seems like the perfect combination of elements. Very nicely done.


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axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-23 12:01 PM


Sounds exactly like the Upright Citizens Brigades "Bucket of Truth" skits only not funny.  In fact



"Drawing near the Mirror, you can almost hear the sound of children's laughter and it brings great joy to those who view it.  At night the colors calm and begin to shimmer like the aurora, as seen in only the coldest northern climes.  Gazing at the swirling aurora will instill the viewer with a sense of profound peace, as if wrapped in a mother's embrace.  "



 



that sounds down right unnerving. 



 

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Mirror of the Star Children
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valadaar's comment on 2014-01-15 08:35 AM
This item makes perfect sense. To use it for paladin's vigils is a great idea.

Nicely done! Come back Dossta! Go to Comment
Mirror of the Star Children
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Dossta's comment on 2010-09-17 10:38 AM
Thanks, man. Bouncing these things off each other has been a lot of fun, and there is so much left in this world to flesh out. We should probably consider making a codex for all of this stuff at some point. Go to Comment
Mirror of the Star Children
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Dossta's comment on 2010-09-17 10:40 AM
I've been rolling a quest line around in my head that involves the lost fragments, but wasn't ready to post it yet. I may add it to this post if I don't have time to flesh it out properly, but it will hopefully end up being its own submission. I'll let you know when it's done. Go to Comment
Temple of the Golden King and Silver Queen
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Pieh's comment on 2010-09-13 06:23 PM
Awesome! Such a great creation myth, and I'm glad I could help inspire it. I feel like the myth overshadows the temple itself but they have been intertwined in an awesome way. The temple mimicking the light as it was when they were together is just great. Good work. Go to Comment
Temple of the Golden King and Silver Queen
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Pieh's comment on 2010-09-15 12:33 PM
I think expanding the temple and its typical staff, roles around the church, would be good. Maybe describe the outside appearance as well.

As for the Myth, I think describing the examples given by the faith and some of the church hierarchy would be a good start. If you want/need any help, let me know. Go to Comment
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Pieh's comment on 2010-10-01 10:17 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Pieh's comment on 2012-04-17 03:25 PM


Reread it, as it is the Daily Highlight, and it's still a wonderful piece. It really feels alive and believable (for a fantasy setting). The sample scene is great, especially the dialogues between Illuminator and Illuminatress. It doesn't need any more as far as expanding the current content, what is there is complete. I do think more could be created around the church and its religon, as we have seen with the items associated, but it doesn't need more at all.



Great work, Dossta. Never stop writing.


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Cheka Man's comment on 2010-09-13 08:15 PM
That myth is really sweet. 5/5 Go to Comment
Temple of the Golden King and Silver Queen
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2010-09-18 06:57 PM
Effort obviously went into this submission and I enjoyed the myth of the temple. I still find it lacking though. I felt that the place was empty. Who goes there? Does anyone tend to the place? What can the PCs do here? And so forth.

For me this a solid idea with a lot of promise. Go to Comment
Temple of the Golden King and Silver Queen
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2010-10-23 04:24 AM


Dossta, thank you for adding to this. It is now alive in a way that makes your first version(which was not bad) pale in comparison. I am voting again to reflect the changes.


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