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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-04-18 12:57 PM


I don't remember many of the details of my very first character. Just that he was a Vrusk (think giant ant body with a humanoid torso) from Star Frontiers. My older brother finally gave in and taught me how to play (but only because he was bored and his gaming group wasn't meeting that day.)



I consider my first real character to be a Barbarian from 1st Ed AD&D, built from the wholly unbalanced and completely fun Unearthed Arcana rules. I was probably about 12 or 13, his name was Grunt Slash, and he excelled at wenching and brawling. The biggest danger to his health and sanity was a halfling thief who resembled Tasslehoff Burrfoot in many ways and had "picked up" a startling array of dangerously wild magic items (I think we took his wand of wonder away after he sent someone to another dimension.)



We usually had the radio playing during that long campaign and so a lot of 80's pop songs make me wax nostalgic. I found it is decidedly not romantic to tell a woman that Cheap Trick's The Flame makes me think of a bloodthirsty barbarian. :)


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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-04-18 01:00 PM


Definitely brings back the memories.


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Morningstar's comment on 2015-08-31 02:27 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Morningstar's comment on 2015-08-31 02:29 AM
Fire wizard named Danius in an Empire of the Petal Throne game in the mid70s. (Yeah, "Danius" isn't very Tsolyani, but heck.) He was a devil-may-care guy who wasn't much into the power politics the DM loved; mostly he just wanted to destroy things, which fed into him being a Vimulha worshiper. Fun times. Go to Comment
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2006-04-09 01:30 AM
thats funny you both mention "short". I am challenged when it comes to that. Always adding more details and information. I actually TRIED making this short and sweet. Wasnt easy, almost went off on an entire Ojjiwa tangent :D Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2006-04-09 08:38 AM
It is a great legend to hear on the evening by the fire... and possibly much more.

Good work! Go to Comment
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Ria Hawk's comment on 2006-04-10 10:59 PM
Wow. Just... wow. It's beautifully described, and could be either a legend that the PCs hear, an otherworldly place that they hear about or encounter... or a hotbed of plot points, assuming they can find it. One that occurs to me right off hand is... what if the legend is true, and that once the last whale dies, Mother Ocean will end the world? Maybe the PCs have to protect/reintroduce/save the whales from extinction, in order to save the world... (Shades of Star Trek, yes, I know, but it's a good idea, and one that would work better in a fantasy setting than in the movie.) Go to Comment
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2006-04-16 11:03 PM
I love the mystical atmosphere, and the legends surrounding it. Very atmospheric.

4/5. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-04-09 12:10 AM
Short should never be a problem. A submissions should be as long as it needs to be. That can be 4 lines, that can be 400. As long as the writing gets the point across and answers what you need to know about the subjects, it is long enough.

Remember, long does not ensure perfection or completeness, but it might improve your odds. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-04-09 12:12 AM
I like it. Well executed. Fascinating subject matter. Lots of hooks. A touch of myth. Two Paws, high 8!

It really makes me want to play Blue Planet or work on that Echo the Dolphin RPG setting that I played with for a while. Go to Comment
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Iain's comment on 2006-06-04 05:45 AM
Lovely. Very unusual. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-09 07:46 AM
Wow...

I love it Muro. It has elements of sublime grace, exploitation, and majesty. Now I'm going to have to go and find that Ecco the Dolphin game now. Dammit. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-04-08 10:16 PM
This is really good and worth reading. Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2006-06-03 10:11 AM
Brings up some great images in my head. A great post with many gaming purposes.
I would love to hear about the dream that inspired this. Let's hope Muro has more dreams like this everyone! Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-04-20 01:32 PM
Once again Mur, after reading the first submission of yours I have read nothing but impressive stuff.

I wanted to vote 4.5 on this as I am trimming back my 5/5 votes... but I honestly could not bring myself to do it. While I may never use this entire idea, the concept of it being just a rumor that passes at a tavern around a few drinks and a warming fire, or a sailor on a still watered ship... impressive my friend.

Keep it up. Go to Comment
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Roack's comment on 2006-04-08 09:56 PM
For once you did a short post, and yet, it's as beautiful as anything else you've done. Go to Comment
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Pariah's comment on 2006-04-29 09:46 PM
All I can say has been said before, and better, than I ever could. Go to Comment
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Dozus's comment on 2014-02-18 02:40 PM
Lovely imagery on this one. I want to know more about the sperm whale's Leviathan Pool. Why only the "rambunctious" ones? Do they have their own Ocean Mother, or some other deity? Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-04-09 01:31 AM
damn log-in issues!

Oh by the way. This is not be confused with "The Piss Pool", the yellowish muck which Hhasgyaj-Adok, the Troglodyte King wallows in every morning. :D Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-11-09 07:34 PM
a nice and original piece of scenery Go to Comment
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