I like it. Racing across gears has always been a favorite mental image of mine. I typically imagine a clock-tower-like setting, but this oven is a great place for it, too. Race up the gears and watch out for your back end, there's fire on the way. Very cool.
Not bad. I enjoy traps, for me they represent that old-school feeling that attracted me to RPGs in the first place. But there is a lot to be said about them almost always:)
They are not realistic, the "ingridients" are often too expensive. Why put them there? Bla bla bla. Anyway, I think this is within the standards of writing here at the citadel, the formatting could be cleaned up a little bit though. And I would personally cut away some of the personal style, make it more official. That might be because I take myself too seriously though:D
All in all: A nice little submission too read, I wish we had more of these. I really do.
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End Note: I am going to give this a higher vote than Cheka and Nafar because I think it is useful in the genre it was intended for. "Dungeon exploring in the high fantasy world where traps are like these are abundant and snakes somehow manage to survive in a dungeon pit for years, just waiting for some fool to fall."
It's simple and not entirely to complex. Any seasoned group will sometimes hinder themselves thinking of ways that the EASY escape could be part of the trap and cause time issues. I've used the, you have five real time minutes to do this task and it works wonders on those who are over thinkers.
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