I love these two subs. Both are well-written, and make a very difficult subject (that we all seem to love the concept of) accessible and usable to average GMs. I love that you include lots of solid examples of ways that these concepts can be used.
I was waiting for this! Probably the best part (to me anyway) was the talk about manifolds. The difference between global and local properties is a very important topic in topology, and you can come up with some pretty crazy stuff. I'm tempted to create a dungeon that is a double torus or a Klein bottle or such, simply because of this submission. Bravo, very well done. Go to Comment
Not much to add, here. Possibly more usable than the first part of this series -- I enjoyed the pictures and examples. Playing with gravity would be quite fun, too. Imagine walking across a room and suddenly falling towards the right wall! Go to Comment
The 1973 classic "Blacula" was on the other night. The title reminds, naturally, of that film.
They sound almost comical in appearance to me, begging for blood with their sideways, toothy smiles. Basically a humanoid hagfish vampire. I don't think anyone's made quite that combination before, so kudos to you. Go to Comment
This is cool; I love dinosaurs! It would possibly be a good way to split a party up in the jungle, too - if they don't know to knock themselves out. When half the party fails to disbelieve in the dinos, they will find themselves running for their lives, getting lost in the thick jungle overgrowth; whilst the rest of the party stand, scratching their heads as to what has gotten into their companions. Rawr! Go to Comment
As I started reading this, I kept thinking, well, its your basic illusion spell, but then it veers towards greatness and uniqueness! Really weird and really cool idea. Will use this somehow...somewhere. Go to Comment
Asclepius' flies are similar in size to the ordinary housefly, but they are white, with crimson eyes (ugly little creatures). Unlike most flies, however, they are not diseased, in fact their remarkable immune system contains agents which tackle even human illnesses. This is the source of their white colouring also. The standard technique for capturing them, to use their juices, is to tempt one onto the palm of one's hand and then to quickly wring your palms, then rub the mush onto the afflicted area. This is not for the squeamish, but has definite healing possibilities.