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Saint Ithiel's Solace
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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-18 04:38 PM


I agree the end is cliche but that can always be changed as the DM desires. What really makes this a good piece as the setting and in many ways good settings are harder than good plots (good plots are always tailored to a group of players anyways). It is so well described and atmospheric, as well as able to be used in any swamp. 


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Saint Ithiel's Solace
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Ragnarook's comment on 2011-08-18 06:14 PM
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Weapons and Realism
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2006-07-31 04:31 PM
very useful i used it for my assingment Go to Comment
Weapons and Realism
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2008-12-07 02:16 PM
He said SWORDS beyond 5 feet. Polearms are not swords. Go to Comment
Weapons and Realism
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Maggot's comment on 2005-11-26 04:26 PM
Nice thread. Very informative. Perhaps you could do a similar one for buledgoning weapons like clubs and maces. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-01-18 01:05 PM
I'm pleased to have found this-thank you for writing it. Go to Comment
Weapons and Realism
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2005-11-30 06:33 AM
I know that you are a practitioner of medieval martial arts Incarnadine but this article, although good, has some flaws.

1. You state that weapons beyond 5 feet are not of particular use, but surely polearms have proved anything but useless? From the early phalanx to the reinvention of the pike in mid-europe more than five centuries ago, when a peasant army vanquished an army of mounted knights and the era of the knight was decidedly over.

2. The shape section is not in complete harmony with a great number of other articles on this matter. It is not wrong but the comments about curved and straight swords is over-simplified.

Nevertheless, this is an article that should have been read by gamers and roleplayers alike. Go to Comment
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2009-01-30 03:59 AM
An oldie, but a goodie

I appear to have missed this one the first time around - my bad, for this definitely deserves the recognition

Apart from one or two minor grammatical errors, this is a well constructed article, useful for GMs and players alike

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axlerowes's comment on 2014-04-08 06:51 PM
I can't believe this hasn't been written more often Go to Comment
Weapons and Realism
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valadaar's comment on 2014-04-08 12:25 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2008-12-07 08:16 PM
Nice sub, gives a good lay out of info and is a worthy read for gms and players that are keen on having their chars craft their own weapons.

One small nit pick: One sentence made little sense to me: "Making a curved sword makes little sense in a society that uses plate mail regularly makes little sense."

(Leaving off the last "makes little sense" bit would fix the issue nicely.)

All in all, nice article I look forward to more of these types from you. Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2012-09-26 02:34 PM
Indeed a solid post. If I were to make any suggestion for improvement, it would be to elaborate on societal pressures that historically influence weapon shape and function. You touched on it with the comment about plate mail -- the weapons vs. armor race was extremely important to the development of both. What about terrain; did it have any impact on the types of weapons used? How about weapons for group vs individual fighting (legionaries vs gladiators, for example)? Go to Comment
Selyn DeJaod
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manfred's comment on 2007-07-14 04:35 PM
It has been really said already. Go to Comment
Selyn DeJaod
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2005-05-29 12:36 PM
Yeah, well.
I have nothing else to suggest (I hate it when that happens!)
Reminds me of the Jedi, by the way.

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Selyn DeJaod
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MoonHunter's comment on 2005-05-29 09:51 AM
I like this fundementally. Just a couple of things.

1) She is one dimensional. Even the Jedis were not one dimensional. What Echo said.

She needs ROLEPLAY NOTES, telling how to play this character.

2) All the Knights were in the Cathedral? Weren't there some Knights actually on assignements?

3) There was only one "center" for the knights? You mean there isn't another citadel or cathedral in another country that the Knights had.

IS SHE THE LAST ONE? It seems to be implied in the write up.

4) The cathedral was annihilated in a towering inferno the night of Selynâs birthday. Witnesses describe an unholy god moving through the flaming ashes, bringing insanity and pain with a mere touch.

Okay, this is just a more poetic version of the I'M AN ORPHAN CLICHE. This annoyed me.

5) For the continuity, write up the organization, its equipment, and history and linked it back to this character (and the character back to it)
http://www.strolen.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=659 or its own thread. The items can be included in that or listed as items on the first page, linked back to the organization thread/ post. Go to Comment
Selyn DeJaod
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EchoMirage's comment on 2005-05-29 05:33 AM
The descriptions are nice, but still Selyn remains one-dimensional.
Consider: what does she live for except for vengence? Bingo.
Very few people 'work' 24h a day, and neither will she. How is she like during her 'free; time?
How does she react to matters NOT pertaining to her quest? Will she just say "bad command or file name" anytime the PCs adress a topic not related to demonhunting and battle... ignoring them?
A low-end 3. Go to Comment
Selyn DeJaod
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2007-07-14 03:28 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Selyn DeJaod
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valadaar's comment on 2013-04-05 10:51 AM
Existing comments cover what I would say, apart from _guessing_ a springbolt is a gun.
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Selyn DeJaod
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2009-05-08 08:51 AM
PROMETHEUMMM!!!!!!!!

Sorry, Warhammer nerd. Needed to be said. Go to Comment
Selyn DeJaod
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-11 10:01 PM
A solid 3
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