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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2008-05-25 10:53 AM
Candle of Tears

There was once a man so saddened by the loss of his love, that he cried and he sniveled and he cried some more. He could not seem to stop crying, only a single lit candle keeping him company in the dark. After weeks he still cried, but the loss of love seemed less important... It was the tears themselves, and that feeling of grief, that kept him running.

The tax collectors found him a month later, hung by the neck, a fallen chair below his dangling feet... And they thought it so sad, they burst into tears.

Notes: The candle will never burn down and will cause everyone in the room to feel angst, grief and heartbreak. Tears will come, even to the most insensitive of thugs.

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Mirror Shards

Once there was a woman so ugly, she was forbidden from showing herself in public. So the old woman sat all by herself, in her small swamp hut, with only a mirror to keep her company. Years passed and each day she faced the mirror and hatefully gazed upon her reflection. She cursed, she screamed insults and she hatefully traced the outlines of her mirror image, spitting and pushing her index finger accusingly.

One morning she awoke and a particularly foul mood was upon her. She pushed herself up, and strode towards the mirror, screaming even before she could see her own image. She took her chamber pot and flinged it forcefully into the mirror, shattering it into hundreds of shards. Then she left the hut, screaming insults all the way into town (Where she was stoned to death by disgusted want-to-be-heros mistaking her for a swamp witch).

The Mirror Shards left by this amazingly ugly woman will absorb any illusion magic nearby. Flaws will become apparent, illusions impossible. Spots will be extra obvious, stains on glasses will be immediately visible. Go to Comment
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2008-05-25 10:56 AM
My kind of scroll! Go to Comment
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Drackler's comment on 2008-05-21 04:40 PM
A good scroll, fairly useful and interesting. The idea is likable, mainly because these aren't highly powerful items. What I see this as becoming is a list of small, but good,items. The kind of stuff that would light up the PC's eye. Yet another good one, Grey. Go to Comment
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Drackler's comment on 2008-05-21 04:50 PM
The Unending Fire

This small chunk of flint, and paired iron striker, are of singular ability. Anything lit on fire with them will never burn out. It is a fire in every sense except that it does not use any fuel or oxygen. Go to Comment
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Fallen Angel's comment on 2008-06-26 02:09 PM
Ring of Denial/Ultimate Power

One day, a angry god made a item that promises to give the user unlimited powers. This is just a suggestion, and not a strong one - anybody can resist it. If you wear it, you will feel like it works......

....while in reality you are sitting, laying or standing around doing nothing at the moment you put the ring on. While your mind is engaged with a alluring fantasy (with no possible way to break free of the spell). If the ring is removed from the user, the user kills themselves. In a funny way. Go to Comment
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Kassy's comment on 2008-07-12 10:38 AM
Most definately my kind of thing, the first one is very much to my liking. Go to Comment
One man's plush toy...
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2008-06-17 04:04 PM
It reminds me of my Garden Gnomes that come to life every full moon to wreck havoc on unsuspecting travellers Go to Comment
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Strolen's comment on 2008-05-21 09:08 PM
I love the idea. The somewhat innocence of its creation and the idea of the owner not knowing what is happening is hilarious!! Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2008-05-27 05:04 PM
They are hilarious, and yet have that wonderful creepy touch. The rest has been said.

Great work! Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2008-05-20 09:34 PM
The teddy bears from hell. Go to Comment
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2008-05-25 07:38 AM
This is the stuff!

Wonderful, creative... What can I say?

I LIKE IT! Go to Comment
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2008-05-25 07:41 AM
I don't even think it is a silly sub.

It makes me wanna go Chucky on my players! Go to Comment
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2008-05-21 11:14 AM
I second all of the above

I just love this - in fact, I'm, going to give it my patented Wish I'd thought of that award

Brilliant idea - 4½ /5 and a Hall of Honour vote

Keep up the good work Grey Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2008-05-21 09:21 PM
Buttons, How could you?

That's a great hook. One must read on after reading that line! :-D

val's questions are good ones, but I'll just say that this is a fun idea for a one-night, one-shot city campaign, especially when the GM senses that the group is in a 'humorous mood'.

And yes, as Drackler says, the visual of angry teddy bears ramming themselves repeatedly against people, with little effect, is priceless.

The needles and 'learning' part adds a touch of the sinister. Many ways to go with this. Good stuff, Grey, and welcome to the site! Go to Comment
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Drackler's comment on 2008-05-20 06:39 PM
This is an interesting idea, slightly disturbing, but nevertheless interesting. I enjoy the idea of cute little teddy bears ramming themselves repeatedly against someone. The writing is clear and easy to read, and there were no spelling or grammar problems that I could see. congrats, Grey. Go to Comment
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Hrofgar's comment on 2008-05-20 08:48 PM
Very funny, I quite enjoyed it but, why does it have to be evil wool? Can't it be evil cotton, evil sackcloth, or even evil silk? Well, good job. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2008-05-21 08:47 PM
An amusing idea, but how is it the survivors do not report what hit them? How could a plush doll knock anyone out?

I guess I can't see how with supernaturally enhanced strength and damage that an attack could be called an 'assault'. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2008-05-22 08:05 AM
Ah well, I still can't see it - but for a silly sub I have no problem with that. Go to Comment
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Misanpilgrim's comment on 2008-05-23 03:37 PM
It's a swarm of teddy bears! RUN!

The frustration of not being able to really do anything with their murderous impulses must be driving them to the depths of depravity. If someone doesn't stop these critters soon...

And, as a bonus, there's a torturer NPC with a stuffed-toy fixation. Sweet. Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-20 07:03 PM
I like this as an unrelated sub plot a sneaky gm can toss into any adventure and smile as the players try and link the two completely separate plots together somehow.

A nice touch to with the evil being created almost randomly, rather than deliberate act by some evil wizard or other. Go to Comment
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