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Farrach, Flamekin
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valadaar's comment on 2009-11-16 07:15 PM
Very good! This is very well written and is something I want to use.

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The Ecto-Burner
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Scrasamax's comment on 2009-11-04 12:26 AM
Now this is cool, nothing quite like a flaming spectre to ruin your day, and add in beaurocratic stockpiling and missed maintenance, and a brilliant mad nutter... What's not to like? Go to Comment
The Ecto-Burner
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Cheka Man's comment on 2009-10-28 06:28 PM
Who ya gonna call? 5/5 for this. Go to Comment
The Ecto-Burner
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2011-02-22 08:31 AM


I missed this one, thanks go to cheka for HoHing  so I can make a comment. I disagree with Lockheed, I think you balanced styles perfectly. Good job on this one. A splendid read.


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The Ecto-Burner
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Murometz's comment on 2012-11-09 11:43 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2009-10-30 04:04 PM
Checka is right, it does have a strong "Ghostbusters" feel to it, the negative Ecto-Weapon to the Ghostbuster positive ecto weapon.

But this is a really fun read and the pose is chunky, overly complex, clever and enjoyable to digest. \

Really very good. Go to Comment
The Ecto-Burner
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valadaar's comment on 2009-11-07 09:13 PM
Really bloody good my good sir!

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The Ecto-Burner
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Lockheed's comment on 2009-11-03 05:01 PM
I'm of two minds about this one. Much of the description and writing style is really awesome and enjoyable. And the weapon shoots flaming ghosts at people. Which is sweet. Thats the good stuff.

On the other hand, some of your stylistic choices don't fit well with the piece, like all the pseudo-biblical "many were his factories" bits. Its a touch on the purple side, and seems out of place. It also feels goofy and ghostbusters in some places but not in others, which makes the goofiness feel strange and uncomfortable. Its like you weren't sure wether to make the thing hilarious and fun, the type of thing to make PCs snort with glee as they blast baddies with it or solemn and cool, the type of thing that makes a PC feel like a total badass.

I really like the idea though, and a "precursor technology" version is sure to find its way into an upcoming campaign. Go to Comment
The Ecto-Burner
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Robopoop's comment on 2009-10-28 11:45 PM
Very interesting weapon that can quite easily corner the market. I can picture seeing it in a d20 game too. How about adding a few rival companies who produce their own version of the weapon? Go to Comment
The Ecto-Burner
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hylandpad's comment on 2011-10-23 02:31 PM


I hear the Ghostbusters theme song playing in the background. And that's a good thing. steampunk/clockpunk themed ghostbusters spring into my brain.



Have a five for a new take on an old favorite (of mine.) An old dog with some radical new tricks.



Now lets throw Bill Murray in some chainmail and go demon-busting.


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30 Treemen
NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)
manfred's comment on 2009-04-12 03:41 AM
No hurrying has paid off and I could savor parts of it over several days. Great work!

What I like is, though they may be solitary, you get a feel of the community of these long-living creatures. At times it felt almost officious, which didn't feel quite right, but all other elements are in sync. All the expected ones and all the exceptions, they are brief and full of substance. Me likey. Go to Comment
30 Treemen
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Scrasamax's comment on 2009-04-14 04:28 PM
You beat me to it, I've got a 30 Treefolk sitting in work for months and months now that just refuses to be finished. Kudos Echo, I like these fellows Go to Comment
30 Treemen
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EchoMirage's comment on 2009-04-11 07:17 AM
I actually did google and wikipedia research for those... took the better of four mornings. Really, don't hurry. Go to Comment
30 Treemen
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EchoMirage's comment on 2011-10-28 06:40 AM


Scrasamax has some nice treemen too!



Go check them out.



http://strolen.com/viewing/Operation_CWAL


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30 Treemen
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Cheka Man's comment on 2009-04-09 01:56 PM
A great submission from you, each one unique. Go to Comment
30 Treemen
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Cheka Man's comment on 2009-04-10 09:33 PM
I wish I could do a 30 as good as yours. Go to Comment
30 Treemen
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2009-04-14 03:23 PM
Sweet work! Like Manfred I have enjoyed this during the span of several days. It is not always in line with my vision of treemen which would be darker and more alien. But it is a well presented, usable and well written submission and we don't have too many of those these days!

Bravo sir. Go to Comment
30 Treemen
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Murometz's comment on 2009-10-05 04:25 PM
Excellent! Each one tickles the imagination. An awesome resource. Go to Comment
30 Treemen
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valadaar's comment on 2009-04-09 02:38 PM
I agree with Cheka here. This is how I like the 30's - each rich with potential. I know this is a step beyond the original definition of the 30s, but I like these better.

Well done Echo! Go to Comment
30 Treemen
NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)
valadaar's comment on 2009-04-10 09:54 PM
Take your time Cheka. Don't rush them. Go to Comment
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Rural Mystery

       By: Murometz

The PCs are making their way from village to village across a rural hinterland, when they spot a weird sign along a farmstead's fence, with an arrow pointing to the actual farmstead.

"CRAZY DANCING HOES!!"

If they investigate, a rather sedate local farmer, explains to them that for a mere two coppers, they can witness the show for themselves.

The show involves six ordinary, animated hoes "dancing" on a makeshift stage, as the farmer accompanies them by slapping his thighs to keep the beat, and playing on his flute.

If asked how the trick is accomplished the farmer demurs, not wanting to share his "secret".

"If you can get Old Man Purkiss to tell you how he gets his cows to spout poetry, I'll tell you how I make my hoes dance."

In reality, this minor encounter can lead to the PCs discovering that some localized, magical effect is active in the area. All kinds weird phenomena seem to occur in these parts.

Perhaps the PCs have finally found the ley-line of mana energy that they have been searching for! The party's wizard gets excited.

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