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Ephemeral Cage
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-05-27 09:24 PM
I don't require systemary rules. I don't require GURPS, D&D, or whatever.
Arr! It's a debate I'll never win! Forget it. Go to Comment
Ephemeral Cage
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Shadoweagle's comment on 2004-05-26 06:58 PM
Very nice - extremely powerful in the imaginative hands, but obviously this wasnt meant to be carried around by just anyone.

I can imagine an item coming from it - Made by a dark lord who was skilled in the art of poetry. A transparent crystal, tinged with a black essence swirling within - this is a poem of dispair caught within. Since the poet has already seen it, he would be immune to its effects, but if this is used on an enemy, the enemy may drop their weapons and wail in distress of the dispair on which they hear, leaving them entirely at the users mercy.

This item is both detailed and yet vague, as we know what it is capable of, but yet there are so many capabilities yet to imagine. 5/5 for a good story :) Go to Comment
Ephemeral Cage
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-05-27 01:20 AM
I thought you were a fan of stories, Captain :D but...look, I strongly dislike the dogmatic DnD approach to the rules "it is so and no way else, 51% to hit and not more, on this level I cannot force it to make anything but a squeky noise"
You are all intelligent people, and this is an artistic item - it is not meant to have strict rules...the imagination is the limit, and what the GM will permit. Uses like 'I imagine sumfink to have a lot of cash you know, think of the details dear GM' should fail, while emotionally fuelled uses backed up by oscar-worthy roleplaying should have wondrous results.

Shadoweagle: yeah, Gothy poetry can be dangerous :D Go to Comment
Ephemeral Cage
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-05-28 02:45 AM
Look, I know what you are talking about - you grant the party one item with a certain intent and they pervert it beyond recognition. And I admit this is especially prone to it, and must be used wit care...but if you want unpervertable items, use swords+1.
I will try to think of hard-n-fast rules, and then add them to this post, k? Go to Comment
Ephemeral Cage
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-05-27 08:47 AM
Well, yea, but I cannot offer rules everyone could use, as I play GURPS and know many people don't. Therefore, my rules would hardly work for them.
Yet one rule is there, written in the text: it requires an artistic spirit, and know that many of the players who would want to create an ultimate weapon of everything killing will not have even a spark of it. It is not sufficient for the player to say: my character sings a song to kill all his enemies! (rather the opposite), but he should do a song, or write a poem, or at least write an essay about the oppression he has suffered at the hands of the horrid creature he wants to slay, the terror that haunts him, his rage and helplessness when facing the foe, as well as his defiance and determination. Then, the result could be something more than 'a green-blue blob of junk' and yea, you are the final arbitrator, and while you don't have to say "doesn't work that way" you surely can say "your perfomance was worth a lump of green-blue junk"
Then, singing a piece of something into existence is hardly less exhausting than forging it, but ... yes, the one struck with a sung blade will certainly feel the pride and hard work the singer put into it. Remember the oscar-worthy role-playing ... even if the campaign should take another course due to this, you will have experienced some serious roleplay, and that's the point, right?
Heh, I don't claim to be perfect... Go to Comment
Ephemeral Cage
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EchoMirage's comment on 2005-01-30 07:37 AM
'Loom of the Dreamer' is certainly a good name. Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2006-04-02 02:04 PM
Updated: re-cathegorized Go to Comment
Ephemeral Cage
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Phaidros's comment on 2005-01-30 06:42 AM
Very nice, good backstory, and lot of possibilities.
The vagueness makes it more powerful, if the user is imaginitive. There are lots of +5 vorpal blades around, an item like this rewards clever thinking of my players in stead of just smashing anything. It is very un-munchkin-proof. Maybe if the artifact has a mind of its own, with its own agenda, it might be a little more limited in its use. I would give it a more poetic name however. 'The Loom of the Dreamer', 'the Somnamancer's Crystal', 'the Heirloom of the Dreamtime', whatever.
5/5 Go to Comment
The Prison Lens
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Strolen's comment on 2006-04-01 07:39 PM
Needs a formatting kick but a solid idea! Go to Comment
The Prison Lens
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manfred's comment on 2004-05-24 06:18 AM
...or someone putting it under your bed, if knowing its properties.

A very powerful item, usable and dangerous. There will surely be legends circulating it. Good work! Go to Comment
The Prison Lens
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Ria Hawk's comment on 2004-08-26 01:54 PM
This is a pretty damn (yet very cool item), and I likes muchly. The only thing I would change is the way the demons/prisoners are reborn. I dislike the Alien concept; things could prove so much more interesting if the possessed did not show any visible alterations. A cunning enough demon could keep up the masquerade for years. Of course, if the opportunity or necessity arose, the demon could cast off the stolen body and be revealed in all it's horrid majesty... Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-04-02 03:46 PM
In need for formatting, spell check, and so on. Still a very good idea. Go to Comment
The Prison Lens
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Iain's comment on 2004-05-24 07:01 AM
I agree with Manfred. Excellent. I could imagine using this item. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-04-02 04:52 PM
Very good. Go to Comment
The Prison Lens
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valadaar's comment on 2014-03-26 09:38 AM
A good idea, with lots of potential, though it really needs a bit of clean up on spelling.

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Mnemnon Spire
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2005-03-01 01:01 PM
Peto skus ten hovoriaci mec co mal ten barbar v zemneploche Go to Comment
Mnemnon Spire
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MoonHunter's comment on 2004-05-22 10:44 PM
This is an item that can be used in a game. It is the sort of item you need to make center stage in a campaign.

Two thumbs and a tail up. Go to Comment
Mnemnon Spire
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EchoMirage's comment on 2005-03-01 08:03 AM
See it rather as a choir that you hear inside your head - only the user communicates aloud when he's adding new 'songs' ... "Dear diary ... eh, sword, today, I learnt that it is nice to share..." etcetera.

While there might be far mightier swords than a Mnemnon Blade, this has the andvantage of aiding the user on more than the field of battle. Go to Comment
Mnemnon Spire
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EchoMirage's comment on 2005-03-02 01:44 AM
This is a page meant to make information available to a wide audience, and, regrettably, that won't happen if we use Slovak, a language spoken by ten millions of people at most.
So please, you may speak to me in Slovak in privacy, using a Private Message.

As for the comment itself - I will not make plagiates of another's work. Go to Comment
Mnemnon Spire
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Cheka Man's comment on 2005-02-28 11:41 AM
Does it sing all the time? What if it has to be *gagged* with cloth during ambushes or when the wearer wants to sleep? 4/5 Go to Comment
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