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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2006-03-11 05:13 PM
I like it... I might change some things about it (might make the frogs something a bit more sinister :D), but I like it.
Perhaps, given the right conditions, Awan might be reborn... AS A HORRIBLE TENTACLED MONSTROSITY Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2006-03-11 09:16 AM
To me, it is cute. :)

True, a very gentle feeling of something Lovecraftian has guided me while reading the post. It is not a hidden evil that waits lurking on its future victims, it is quite benign. (And after the years, who knows if the god was really one of lunacy and madness?) Maybe it is only the sadness of his (its?) passing away that eats on the sanity of those residing around.

Also the custom of every villager being named Awan is interesting. Should anyone start to worship the god again, will he/it awake? The fact they are all carrying his name should give him quite an influence over them. Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2006-03-14 09:36 AM
Not always, Murometz, not even to all of the submissions I like... but I try to add to them, if I comment. There is nothing like adding an idea to another.

One for creativity, whenever it comes! :) Go to Comment
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Ria Hawk's comment on 2006-04-01 06:33 PM
This is wonderful. I love the semi-Lovecraftian overtones. Kind of like the Jim Henson version of Dunwich or Innsmouth. As far as I can tell, the inborn madness isn't something overtly malevolent; this could easily be played as a kooky, yet overly harmless place (kind of like the Addams family), or the home of the sinister reborn cult of Awan. Or possibly both. I think, right now, the only reason that the populace is fairly harmless is that they don't know about Awan. Or do they... Plus, I'm just a big fan of hereditary, environmentally caused insanity. Go to Comment
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2006-03-11 05:14 PM
Sorry, the above comment was me...

4/5. Go to Comment
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Kassil's comment on 2006-03-11 02:44 PM
I like this. It has the kind of feel that makes villages something others than Place-To-Barter-Loot. The underground lake, in particular, is a good thing, with the eyeless frogs and their madness-inducing secretions. It does have a vaguely Lovecraftian feel, in that it has echoes of things Man Was Never Meant To Know - in this case, the fate of the god Awan.

Random things that occur to me...

Perhaps the actual physical remnants of Awan, beyond the frogs, lie in the depths of the lake. Possibly this is even the true source of the seemingly endless water in the lake, and why the frogs prefer to simply hop around it and pay homage to Awan.

Or perhaps the site is of a sunken temple to Awan, in the depths of the water there might be the sole surviving (or ruined-but-semi-intact) temple or shrine of Awan, possibly with quasi-functional holy relics, or maybe even a way to revive Awan from his fate and restore him to power. It could be that someone else, finding this out, is trying to revive Awan right underneath the villagers who bear his name.

Or maybe the subtle changes being wrought by the frogs go beyond madness, and children begin developing a more amphibious appearance. bulging eyes, damp, clammy skin, webbed extremities, and the like begin to appear among the newborns as the villagers begin to further resemble the frogs and the god from whom they come... (Shadows of the Deep Ones!) Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-03-11 12:36 AM
Okay. I like this not so random village. It does have the CoC vibe to it. However, it is not so entwined with mythos that you can't use it every where.

It is well executed and has all the interesting bits I normally like. It is a bit of a one trick pony, but hey it is still an excellent post. Go to Comment
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Maggot's comment on 2006-03-11 09:33 PM
Rustic serenity mingled with gentle maloveance and the wistful reminders of a time long gone by. Charming and sinister at the same time. Very interesting.I take it that Awan is not an innately sinister deity though? Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-11 09:02 AM
A-wan A-wan

Very nice, I like the large potential for exploration, and the fact that a a 'lost tribe' may have been worshipping a great and terrible old god. very CoC Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-03-11 03:12 PM
This I like, a village that can fit into many worlds and roleplays. Go to Comment
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Roack's comment on 2006-04-08 09:32 PM
I'm a big fan of Insanity in general, especially when related to water. And frogs. And cool noises. And apparently fragmented sentences. Great post, and has that typical Murometz quality to it, which I herebey dub "Muruality." Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-03-11 12:32 PM
Manfred- I always enjoy your reviews. You don't just comment on any given piece per se. You immediately expand the submission in your mind and start "taking it places" Bravo! It made me edit the entry in order to provide one more vague and nebulous plot hook. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-03-10 11:04 PM
I discovered Awanggis in one of my old, ratty campaign notebooks. Some of you may like it, others may say I should have kept it in the notebook. :) Either way, I couldn't help myself. A bit of a (hopefully subtle) nod to HP Lovecraft I guess. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-03-11 03:06 PM
Thanks for the added plot hooks. Especially the amphibious newborn!! Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-03-15 10:33 PM
um..he is if you want him to be, and he's not if you don't :D Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-04-01 06:54 PM
Awan Scribbles-With-Glee thanks you! (or was that Awan Dribbles-With-Glee?) Go to Comment
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2006-05-04 11:21 AM
i dont think that could ever happen but there was one where they smashed your testiles Go to Comment
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2006-10-29 10:42 AM
iteresting? very, i would die in 5 min. Go to Comment
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2006-09-01 04:10 PM
Now this is torture at its best! Go to Comment
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2006-09-01 04:12 PM
Sounds too "Japanese" to me. Forget about it. Go to Comment
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