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Ghorish Maw
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
Zylithan's comment on 2005-11-29 04:02 PM
Well, I agree it sounds very unwieldly.. but then again ogres are strong. Plus, have you ever seen a real human claymore? Talk about unwieldly.... some of those things are bigger than I am, and I'm more ogre then elf or dwarf.

Plus, ogres are often not known for their wits. Go to Comment
Ghorish Maw
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-30 02:43 PM
I don't see anything really wrong with this, a lot people critique things as "unrealistic" because they think it won't be as effective as another weapon or concept. These sort of argument ignore that technology is both human and aligned over time. Yeah this may be a crappy weapon, and its use may be a poor tactic, but that doesn't mean it would n't be used. Rather all it means is that the forces of natural selection that drive warfare and invention would eventually phase this out. I also don't think it would be over complicated for fantasy race to make large metal hinge with handles. Go to Comment
Ghorish Maw
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2013-04-09 01:24 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Ghorish Maw
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
Ramhir's comment on 2010-10-30 08:02 PM


I tend to agree that it doesn't seem very useful to me. And while I agree with Axlerowes that all kinds of weapons got tried, the ones that didn't work well got dropped quickly, either because the fighters went to something different, or they all got killed. I agree with Cheka Man that it would have some scare value, I can imagine a few ogre champions with these, backed up by lots with more normal weapons. And it wouldn't be too complicated to be made by a fantasy race.


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The False Sword of Crog
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Barbarian Horde's comment on 2005-11-18 09:57 AM
I agree. This is a perfect way to draw in the over confident players into hunting for an item that really isn't going to help them. Especially if the sword, being it has an affinity for it's weilder, somehow dislikes it's new owner. Perhaps they are a decendant of one of the soldiers who helped kill Crog in the first place, thereby angering the spirit within.

Interesting side story there. I just bumped it another .5 for that thought. Go to Comment
The False Sword of Crog
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
MoonHunter's comment on 2005-08-16 11:18 PM
The item has now taken on a "magical" life of its own. I like it. Go to Comment
The False Sword of Crog
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Maggot's comment on 2005-08-17 12:28 AM
Most unique indeed. It can be used to teach the hero that the power of one's heart and soul can sometimes achieve the same results as an artifact of power. Go to Comment
The False Sword of Crog
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-05-05 07:03 PM
I like it-a fake magical weapon.Great for uber-gamers. Go to Comment
The False Sword of Crog
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2005-11-18 10:23 AM
Um I posted that... for some reason it didnt register my vote or my login. Go to Comment
The False Sword of Crog
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-08-15 09:31 AM
Question - how do you deal with an uber-powerful, munchkin weapon?
Answer - replace it with a fake and leave everybody else BELIEVE it to be the original.

Great backstory - a good legend of for treasure seekers (enter the PCs) to follow and just the sort of thing most such people would seek out - pity it's not quite as advertised

*** evil GM laugh ***

Quite like the idea that the fake sword (the one the PCs might actually get) has picked up some minor powers Crog's sacrifice

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The False Sword of Crog
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Zylithan's comment on 2005-11-10 07:55 PM
I like it, sending PCs after fake magic. And I like how it is actually magic itself now. One question - why the myths that Crog was a big half-dragon? I couldn't find explanation for that in the post.

minor comment - the dragon who gets the sword is named twice, by different names Molkoth then Morkoth. Go to Comment
The False Sword of Crog
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valadaar's comment on 2012-12-06 01:51 PM
This is how magic items should come about. Unplanned, unrequisitioned, unordered.

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Sadis Keck
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
manfred's comment on 2005-02-18 10:34 AM
The eternal lure of the assassin... what is it that it leaves everyone trembling to make one or a few?


So if I understand it correctly, we have a very greedy individuum, that is not above betraying his contacts for profit. Because this can be quite dangerous over time, he created himself a 'noble' alter-ego. To perform some kills on his own, he has another, murderous alter ego. Logically, these two were put against one another, to create even more profit, and still a better alibi for Sadis.

Overall, he seems much more of a real killer than most of those bland specimens showing up here with some regularity. Not the common emotionless and totally insane variety, there is but something unhealthy, even obsessive about him. I wouldn't bet much on his mental stability in the long turn.

A few questions:
- are there other motivations besides greed? He seems to be content with others knowing him as a broker for criminals, but anxious to not reveal his other personalities. Is there nothing else in his life than hoarding money and then wasting it?
- who made those rings? I ask this not because of their way of working, but because their creator knows of Sadis/alter egos.
- how does he fake the 'meeting' between Quickknife and Tulius?
- how long will it take until someone makes the connection? Alternatively, a man that knows this much is better disposed off anyway. Sooner or later, someone tries to kill him. Go to Comment
Sadis Keck
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MoonHunter's comment on 2005-02-18 10:29 AM
The concept is interesting. The execution is good, but not great. While the board has a knee jerk reaction to all assassins, this one is not so stereotypical that we will just keep saying "we hate it."

I personally would want some information about the character's personality and the personas he puts on in his various guises.

The Background story says more about what he does, than how he got that way... so some more history background would be nice... more details on how he got that way. We need to know why he does what he does, does he like it or is he doing it because it is a family obligation, is he just sick, what is going on. Even if you update the background story, you need to keep his process (the existing text) included. Go to Comment
Sadis Keck
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Cheka Man's comment on 2005-02-18 01:54 PM
3/5, which is much better then all the other assassin carecters that I have seen on this site. Go to Comment
Sadis Keck
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Dragonlordmax's comment on 2005-05-10 09:28 PM
Okay, I've finally edited it. Sorry that it took me so long. Please tell me what you think. Go to Comment
Sadis Keck
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Yon_The_Lucky's comment on 2005-05-26 09:00 PM
I like the idea, the basis is reasonable and contains potential.

A few questons, however:
Why would Sadis, who appearently has no use for allies or friendships, especially those that may expose him, keep Gnome-y around?
Though we know he is grredy, does he have any characteristics that would cause him to do things?
Does Sadis have long term plans? Making a big hit? Getting married, settling down? Go to Comment
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