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Din-Bak and Barbo's Bestiary
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Murometz's comment on 2015-07-10 11:04 PM
No doubt they did. Go to Comment
Din-Bak and Barbo's Bestiary
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Murometz's comment on 2015-07-29 09:56 PM

Thanks axle! And I'd love it if you added a tale or two of your own.

I should probably add that inspiration sprung from the bizarre critters in Moonlake's mythological Chinese life-forms series of subs.

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Din-Bak and Barbo's Bestiary
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Murometz's comment on 2016-01-12 10:50 PM

No! No way!!! :P

Of course you can!


(just make sure Din-Bak is always dry and "droll" and Barbo is always direct and "irreverent." :) )

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Din-Bak and Barbo's Bestiary
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Murometz's comment on 2016-08-04 08:18 PM
Place-Holder: Man-headed goat (and Goat-headed man.) Go to Comment
Din-Bak and Barbo's Bestiary
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-07-29 11:17 AM
This is a fantastic frame work on which to hang any number of gaming factoids. Via the voice of your globe-trotting fantasy zoologists you could unpack an entire gaming world. This goes beyond just animals in that you can (and do) describe cultures, personalities and geographies in a much more lively manner than the all too common encyclopedia style listing of facts. If you wanted to frame this as a stand alone work of fiction I think it would be easy to pin a thread of conflict to each of these chapters with another chapter offering some sort of resolution. I enjoyed reading this and immediately day dreamed my only little story for your characters. Which is what we want from gaming fiction isn’t it? Go to Comment
Din-Bak and Barbo's Bestiary
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valadaar's comment on 2015-06-22 02:34 PM
I love the tone of this - I had attempted this type of tone on some my early submissions, but this is excellent, and I look forward to more!

Great stuff!
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Din-Bak and Barbo's Bestiary
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valadaar's comment on 2016-01-13 08:15 AM
This would make a nice column in a hypothetical periodical :)
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Din-Bak and Barbo's Bestiary
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valadaar's comment on 2016-01-13 08:15 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2015-06-19 08:22 PM
The Drunken Bats are nice as well but my absolute fav. is the Carcass Thrice-Worms and then the Shadow-Ox. I'm obviously not unbiased but like you said, to hell with unbiasedness and objectivity! Go to Comment
Din-Bak and Barbo's Bestiary
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Woofer295's comment on 2017-11-17 10:18 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
A man becomes a bow, a bow a man.
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Maggot's comment on 2016-01-25 08:09 AM
A novel concept that has been executed rather well. I can imagine the chaos that would ensure if some PCs mistook this entity for a run of the mill zombie. Btw, would it be possible to communicate with this sentient bow? Go to Comment
A man becomes a bow, a bow a man.
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-28 12:46 AM
Love the old school vibe, the crazy names draw me in, the hubris of the Long Lords and the hoary magic of the Grey Heap. I long to play an uncivilized barbarian in this setting.

I do have questions, of course, what happens if the corpse is destroyed? Can the bow raise another body to serve it, what happens if the bow falls into the hands of a PC, and and and.

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A man becomes a bow, a bow a man.
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Cheka Man's comment on 2015-04-29 02:20 AM
A pretty unique magical weapon. Go to Comment
A man becomes a bow, a bow a man.
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Murometz's comment on 2015-04-28 04:47 PM


Good questions. I should have written more here.



Actually, I think I gave the wrong impression with the "corpse rising" stuff. I meant that the body of Lyuk Bowen survived the battle (though he lost consciousness there for a while literally and figuratively) and lives on as a normal looking man (not a literal zombie nor undead in any way, his flesh is not slowly rotting or anything ). But he is brainless. That is to say his brain is the equivalent of a wooden bow. Lol.



So he's a bag of flesh the bow controls with its thoughts, but not literally, since the flesh bag is brainless. The bow meanwhile, possessing Lyuk's memories and thoughts merely nudges the living husk along through unexplained magic, and perhaps some sort of latent muscle memory on the husk's part.



If the husk is killed the bow would be rather screwed as it can't move around on its own. I'm guessing the bow would eventually go mad too, and I don't mean the angry variety of mad.



Which brings us to what would happen when the the inevitable occurs and a PC gets her hands on the bow. I would imagine the dynamic would be similar to an intelligent weapon and its owner with the bow having its own thoughts, goals, and desires. But not having an overly large "Ego" the bows influence wouldn't be of the corrupting variety on its wielder. After that, who knows. One thing it would definitely do is try to talk its new wielder into getting revenge against a certain Long Lord. Another thing it could do that just came to me, is actually teach it's new wielder archery and improve their ability with a bow.



Oh boy, I've typed too much and reading this back it doesn't quite make perfect sense to me lol

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A man becomes a bow, a bow a man.
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-04-06 06:47 AM
Good one, a great platform

It is a little heavy on the history-the description of the battle is overly detailed, while the description of the current bow-zombie combo is underdeveloped. Go to Comment
A man becomes a bow, a bow a man.
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valadaar's comment on 2017-04-07 11:28 AM
A neat consequence for magic going awry. I like it! Go to Comment
A man becomes a bow, a bow a man.
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Ted's comment on 2015-04-27 07:13 PM
I was going to immediately suggest that I wanted more content, then saw that it was a 500 word challenge.

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Feather-Dusters of Dra'Solme Tsolyul
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-05-23 12:59 AM
I read this and I thought I commented and voted on it.

Interesting, battle feather dusters. This goes up there with that submission about the giant combat scissors, the War Forcibi I think. Go to Comment
Feather-Dusters of Dra'Solme Tsolyul
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Dozus's comment on 2015-04-22 10:44 PM
This is cool. Can they also be used for dusting? Go to Comment
Feather-Dusters of Dra'Solme Tsolyul
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Murometz's comment on 2015-04-22 09:10 PM
tried uploading a pic inside the main sub. Failed. So here is sort of what they look like...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4Yz8XZ-ddk4/VChtkGj-ZWI/AAAAAAAABaY/goUrKvr4jp4/s1600/image0014.jpg

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