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The Arm of Saint Max
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Cheka Man's comment on 2014-04-01 10:44 AM
Useful. 4/5 Go to Comment
The Arm of Saint Max
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axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-31 09:48 PM
Haven't finished yet but Carth's voice is excellent.... Go to Comment
The Arm of Saint Max
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axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-31 10:06 PM
This a solid foot note, as composition it strays a bit, but we get some much rich history and details about the world. Go to Comment
Lescelina the Witch Queen
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Religious)
Scrasamax's comment on 2014-02-26 11:47 AM
I like the feel, and the flow of this piece, I can get a strong feel for who Lescelina is, and she reminds me of part Calypso from Pirates of the Caribbean, and part the image of the voodoo priestess, but dressed up in savage primitivism that would rise from a reptilian primitive culture. The fact that she is an elf makes her even more exotic, and dangerous, since elves are typically associated with much cleaner and more aristocratic settings and surroundings.

The gatorfolk are tres bien, no? I like them.

The Meso-american linguistics in the naming is also interesting, but I'm not sure how much I like it. Go to Comment
Lescelina the Witch Queen
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2014-02-28 04:51 PM
Holy Crap! This is so excellently written, even a jaded Gamer could not let go!

Hooooly craaaap!

Wow! Go to Comment
Lescelina the Witch Queen
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Pariah's comment on 2014-03-02 03:14 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Lescelina the Witch Queen
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Dozus's comment on 2014-02-26 12:04 PM
I was researching Nahuatl and read a terribly interesting article on disfrasismo (http://celia.cnrs.fr/FichExt/Am/A_22_03.htm). I figured since I was borrowing heavily from Mesoamerican culture for the Kanaarites, I'd try my hand at imitating it. I'm not thrilled with it, but I kind of like the style. Go to Comment
Lescelina the Witch Queen
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Murometz's comment on 2014-03-01 12:25 PM
Very well written as others have said, from her appearance to her ritual, to her throne room and everything in between is nicely described allowing for immediate, well-rendered visuals. I enjoyed the style of writing..."tooth and tail, water and smoke, task and burden, walls and net, torch and light"...very nice!

She's so well-rendered that you can either use the mythos and society she is enveloped in, or plop her down in any given campaign with minimal prep. Go to Comment
Lescelina the Witch Queen
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axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-02 02:27 PM
So who is Lesceline? She is a mystical monarch who uses lines such as "You dare threaten me?". I don't find her to be that clearly defined. We have Ichtalca, this woman with an interesting past and tragic birth and childhood. But then she becomes this "terrible and beautiful" queen who has people eviscerated and speaks in trite theatrical phrases. She has the memories of many life times, strikes others as very angry and then can be gentle and kind to her prisoners.
What do the gator folk mean to her?
What was Tergryn to her?
Is there an Ichtalca personality left or Nanni personality left or are they just the result of this fusion. Go to Comment
Lescelina the Witch Queen
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axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-02 02:34 PM
There is a lot of excellent information and detail here.

Let me see if I got her personality down as you intended to communicate it:

She is aloof.
She is impatient
She is proud
She is violent and cruel
First and foremost she is a problem solver.

Why didn't you just write this up as story? I think you would communicate a lot more and give us more of a feel if you really gave this to a true narrative, not this sort of cliff note summary.

But hey witch queen of the gator people: that is awesome. Go to Comment
Lescelina the Witch Queen
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axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-02 02:36 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Lescelina the Witch Queen
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valadaar's comment on 2014-02-26 11:18 AM
An interesting character - though it seems her own decisions had very little impact upon her fate. Why did she so readily take up the queen-ship of the beings that slew her mother?

The setting is well developed and the writing good.

A great addition to Decathros!
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Lescelina the Witch Queen
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Silveressa's comment on 2014-02-28 05:57 PM
I really enjoyed this piece, with the plot hooks at the end providing a ready introduction into most fantasy campaigns.

It's a shame however that player characters encountering her will likely never come to realize her rich and fascinating background, at least not with any degree of accuracy.

A solid 5/5, the kind of NPC a GM can really get a handle on and have fun portraying!
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15/30 Bards
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Dozus's comment on 2008-02-05 08:50 PM
Twelve so far... Working on more! Go to Comment
15/30 Bards
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Murometz's comment on 2008-02-05 10:07 PM
'Fado' style bard

'Griot' style bard Go to Comment
15/30 Bards
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Longspeak's comment on 2014-04-18 01:34 PM
One I used in a game: "The Entertainer."

He's not a Bard. He's a Fighter. But he's always dreamt of being a Bard. He wields weapons he thinks a Bard should use. Quarterstaff, probably. He carries an instrument. He can play... some. He can sing... okay. He tells people he's an "entertainer." He isn't lying... except maybe to himself.
For best effect, stat out the best Fighter you can, being sure to neglect at least one and preferably two key Bard stats, then spend all secondary skills on "Bard" skills like singing and playing. Go to Comment
Jampiri
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Scrasamax's comment on 2014-02-06 03:59 AM
An enjoyable read, I like how the culture comes across with both exotic and fantastic elements but also things that are very familiar. I also liked the hodgepodge collision of multiple pantheons creating their own hybrid religions, and the non-standard roles of the medicine folk, being favored and outcaste depending on location and time of day.

The division of the magic into the green, blue, and red was an interesting concept, and I like it, and I can easily see pulling spell lists, or clerical domains out of it for making characters.

Good work. Go to Comment
Jampiri
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Scrasamax's comment on 2014-02-06 03:59 AM
An enjoyable read, I like how the culture comes across with both exotic and fantastic elements but also things that are very familiar. I also liked the hodgepodge collision of multiple pantheons creating their own hybrid religions, and the non-standard roles of the medicine folk, being favored and outcaste depending on location and time of day.

The division of the magic into the green, blue, and red was an interesting concept, and I like it, and I can easily see pulling spell lists, or clerical domains out of it for making characters.

Good work. Go to Comment
Jampiri
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Murometz's comment on 2014-02-05 07:38 PM


I think it succeeds in mirroring a voodoo society, in that cultural mish-mash way, with shrines, different types of magic, and the societal melding of gods, spirits and rituals.



I also like how the origin resonates. The Kanaarites want to be left alone in their swamps, but alas, they're "exotic", so must be infiltrated :)



Decathros continues to be enriched!

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Jampiri
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axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-31 11:17 PM
I love it.

One of the greatest achievements in world building is a genuine and believable pidgin. Go to Comment
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