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Fantastic elemental forces
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-12-05 03:49 AM
The Six Arcane Elements
These are the strange forces that govern the flow of magic, psionics and some say even the fundamental stuff that everything is created of. Most scoff at such notions, but the powers of the rare mages who learn to harness the purified forces of even a single arcane element are enough to leave disbelievers scoffing quietly.

Montez
Montez is the arcane force of positive seperation, the force that drives birds into the sky and the clouds to tower above even the mountains. It is not to be confused with ideals such as lift and bouyancy, but these are actually different expressions of Montez.

Eloiv
Eloiv is the seperating force, the thing that forms the boundaries of things, from the often indistinct boundary between water and soil, to the more concrete boundary between flesh and air. Eloiv can be reinforced to make brittle things strong, or to rupture things completely.

Etran
Etran is the force of inexplicability, which some foolishly call the power of chaos, though while it is certainly the master of chaos, Etran is also the force that drives emotion, intellectual thought and aspects of the soul and other things that defy any attempt at explanation or prediction.

Armech
The arcane force of attraction, this is the force that bonds fire to things that burn and the air to the surface of the water. More mundane aspects of Armech include magnetism, gravity, and inertia.

Ane
Ane is the 'good' force, but to call it good, attractive, positive or the like is to only name single facets of its potential. Ane is the force of attraction between base and noble, the difinitor between have and have not, and the name of the boundary between light and shadow, shadow and darkness. There is no corresponding anti-force to Ane, it is, or it is defined by it's absence.

Tevat
The arcane force of self, Tevat is self definition, mass, ego, and denial. Of the arcane forces Tevat is considered to be the easist to comprehend as many consider creation to be primarily composed of Tevat and given order, purpose, and objective definition by the other arcane forces. Go to Comment
Fantastic elemental forces
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-12-05 03:50 AM
ayup, a bump is needed! Go to Comment
Fantastic elemental forces
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knightsceam's comment on 2005-12-07 12:08 PM
Tetra the combination of the four elements of earth, wind, water and fire

Ice (bit of a ff fan) frezzing cold to the touch, incase in ice

energy or electricity massive balls of pure energy

crystal element of fragile but unbecoming strength Go to Comment
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Wogden's comment on 2005-12-07 12:06 PM
Not to be all "look at me" or anything, but I did some research regarding Tarot for Mister Smeed's little card tricks, and sort of came up with my own suits... They correspond to the elements, but they also have a sort of basic idea or concept that they stand for.

Sabres - Air - Freedom and nobility
Towers - Earth - Vigilance and solidity
Masks - Water - Deception and confuson
Torches - Fire - Violence and destruction
Stars - Light - Wisdom and knowledge
Vaults - Darkness - Seclusion and imprisonment

Not exactly new and original elements, but a world based on suits instead of elements could be interesting... Go to Comment
Fantastic elemental forces
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Wogden's comment on 2005-12-07 12:26 PM
You could go for a very human approach and base elements on feelings:

Pleasure:
Mentally - Joy, happiness, delight, contentment.
Physically - Lust, sensation.

Pain:
Mentally - Sorrow, anxiety, sadness.
Physically - Agony, hurt.

Wrath:
Mentally - Anger, hate, revulsion.
Physically - Violence, pressure.

Tranquility:
Mentally - Calmness, inner peace.
Physically - Steadiness, relaxation. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2006-12-04 09:21 PM
This good ole scroll needs a bump! Go to Comment
Fantastic elemental forces
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valadaar's comment on 2010-10-09 05:01 PM
Fantastic elemental forces
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Moonlake's comment on 2015-05-23 11:57 PM
A lot of bumps but not that many votes really in the schemes of things so an extra vote to bump it! Great scroll to steal ideas from for the creation of a magic system! Go to Comment
Spellbook Glyph Trap
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
Strolen's comment on 2011-02-27 05:47 AM
Update: Updated Freetext Go to Comment
Spellbook Glyph Trap
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Cheka Man's comment on 2005-11-09 04:57 PM
The must-have gift for the mage/witch who keeps on having his/her book read. Go to Comment
Spellbook Glyph Trap
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Zylithan's comment on 2005-11-22 07:22 PM
pretty standard trap/ward. Go to Comment
Spellbook Glyph Trap
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Drackler's comment on 2006-04-26 12:03 PM
Just the thing to annoy that one mage that thinks he's better than everyone
O.o Go to Comment
Spellbook Glyph Trap
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valadaar's comment on 2013-05-05 11:03 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Frieze Door Trap
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manfred's comment on 2005-11-23 04:56 AM
Well, it can be used, but only if there are no people around that would accidently trigger it.

Problematic for a normal residence, good for restricted places.


(Side note: the door nearby better be tight, or the sleeping gas knocks out the owner, too.) Go to Comment
Frieze Door Trap
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manfred's comment on 2008-04-24 06:37 PM
While troublesome in your common mansion, this is actually a reasonable trap for a paranoid owner. "Don't go up the stairs or something will happen to you!"

As with many other traps, your can simply train your guards to not open this door... hopefully they are not that stupid. :) Go to Comment
Frieze Door Trap
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Kassil's comment on 2008-04-25 03:40 AM
Updated: Even though I never actually submitted this myself, instead making a whimsical and badly-designed sleeping-gas trap for a door-trap thread in the old forums, I finally noticed it was around and commented on.

Presumably this version is more acceptable. Go to Comment
Frieze Door Trap
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Kassil's comment on 2008-04-25 06:43 AM
I seem to have a few entries which escaped without my knowledge from the forums and into my list of submissions. I may go through and rework them to be more palatable and less absurd. Go to Comment
Frieze Door Trap
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-04-25 04:21 PM
I move over 1000 submissions (and comments on said submissions) from the old forum over. There were some others moved too. We let everyone know we were doing it, and you were around at the time (not during one of your hibernations).

But then again, the "rush of submissions" in the new Citadel seemed to cause many a person to have their eyes gloss over.

Some things were not "perfect", but they were there, useful, and "good enough". And they were used to fill out new categories that occured in Citadel v2. Go to Comment
Frieze Door Trap
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-04-22 09:50 PM
Good for a tomb or perhaps a bank vault. Not good for a house or anywhere with small children, the elderly, or pets. Go to Comment
Frieze Door Trap
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2005-11-07 12:15 PM
The distressed mother ran about the house, shouting and searching for her kids. Addressing her host, the venerable lord Randolph she said: "Randolph! Randolph! Do you know where little Rupert is? I cannot find him anywhere!"

Randolph thought for a second and then replied: "Uhhhh.... Ohhh.... Rupert? That bra, err, cute kid? Eh, I think he went... upstairs".

Poor Rupert. The sleeping poison was too hard on his young body and he died from the overdose. After a dozen similar accidents, like the maid who broke her ankle as she fell asleep, or the young son of lord Mandragore who got bruised, Lord Randolph had to settle for a regular door and sold this one back to WotC industries who patented several similar ill conceived trap doors. Go to Comment
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