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Snow Devil
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
MysticMoon's comment on 2014-03-27 08:00 AM

Good questions

  • Yes, each of the forms bleed.
  • If the tall, skinny albino is too much of a giveaway, feel free to change things up and turn that form into something less obvious. That form should be the last one that anyone suspects of being capable of the killings, so make whatever changes are necessary for that to happen. (I'm not sure why, but I kind of had Bruce Spence in mind when I wrote that part.)
  • The Cadaverous Old Man is the least affected by warmth. In fact, with his "ill health" he may appear to be constantly cold and seeking to be warm. He may even be the most vocal about how the cold weather "hurts his bones" and appear to avoid going out into the storms for any reason.
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Snow Devil
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
eleclipse's comment on 2014-03-27 02:52 AM
I really like it.

Some questions:

-Does the cadaverus old man bleed ? If one know the monster it's really easy to be suspicious of the local albino, if it exist, so since it's a spirit a common test may be some cut to see if it bleed.

-Can it live, in the cadaverus old form, in warm or even hot zone? Go to Comment
Monks of the Bearded Moon
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Regional)
Murometz's comment on 2014-01-20 08:39 PM


It's great. Evocative and full of stimulating imagery (some kind of image/pic would be pretty sweet with this one actually!), particularly the chin-scarred (or whatever it may be) Moon itself. And the ritual of wax-and-wane shaving is awesome! The moss gathering is good too.



Plothooks 3, 4, 5 are great!! 1 and 2 are unnecessary, I think. We read that they are healers and knowledge gatherers. Those seem ubiquitous.



I really like this! If i would add any tiny thing, it would be maybe one extra little weirdness or mystery about the moon/entity or the order, but that's nitpicking, nice work here!

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Monks of the Bearded Moon
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Regional)
valadaar's comment on 2014-01-21 09:55 AM
This great, given the fairly restrictive premise - moonbeard. Of course I am a little biased towards it.

I echo the need for slightly more wierdness or perhaps darkness. Perhaps more strongly lean on the madness aspect of the moon - lunacy.



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Monks of the Bearded Moon
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Regional)
MysticMoon's comment on 2014-01-20 09:00 PM

I have valadaar to thank for the shaving and moss ideas. I was stuck on where to go with the whole bearded moon thing until he threw out some ideas in chat.

Glad you liked it. I will ponder what kind of mysterious little bits I might add.


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River Horses
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)
Cheka Man's comment on 2014-01-14 12:26 PM
Pretty creatures, impossible to catch. Go to Comment
River Horses
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)
Murometz's comment on 2014-01-13 11:08 PM


It started off as...classic Hippocampi meets rushing, foamy, wave-horses from LotR. Best take-away from the first part was--to stop is to die. That was nice.



But the Abilities and Weaknesses gets to all the good stuff and some original bits, especially the--messages across great distances!



They are indeed flavorful, well-rendered creatures, though I've come across their ilk quite a few times. Still good though!

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River Horses
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)
valadaar's comment on 2014-01-14 09:02 AM
A great submission MM! The LOTR imagery is strong here, but they are an excellent elemental spirit.

Nicely done!

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River Horses
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)
MysticMoon's comment on 2014-01-18 06:59 AM
I was definitely aiming for high fantasy and that surreal feeling. Glad it came through :)

Anything above water is horse and anything below is fish. This means that as they move up and down in the water parts of them change to accommodate this, which should add to their surreal nature. Go to Comment
River Horses
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)
Gossamer's comment on 2014-01-18 06:51 AM
Beautiful imagery, though definately high fantasy. That ever river is tied to these watery horses running by would give the world a sort of surreal feel to it, I think.

One sentence left me wondering;

"Look under the water! They're fish! " Do the horses have fishtails or? Go to Comment
Adventures Beneath the Waves
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
Strolen's comment on 2014-10-20 07:25 PM
Fun set of adventures that are easy to mix and mash. Seems that the two kidnappings would be better served together and then blend in the bombs with those to twine them all together or you could play each one separate depending on time. Good options for the scenario, nice and compact and easy for an evening or couple days of fun. Go to Comment
Adventures Beneath the Waves
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-12 10:16 AM
well organized and well thought out...

lets just hope you have a bunch of pro-establishment PCs who don't mind working for the man. Go to Comment
Adventures Beneath the Waves
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
valadaar's comment on 2014-01-15 07:25 AM


A very organized and detailed plotline! It is hovering around the edge of being pre-scripted, but that is probably the only way to keep the text from becoming immense.



Also, being underwater tends to put strong controls on where and what you can do.



Great job!

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Adventures Beneath the Waves
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-10-16 05:25 PM
I especially like trio of adventures, they have a nice pick up and play feel to them, with all the relevant information able to be easily printed for the table at a moments notice. The ease with which these adventurers can also be adapted to space faring sci-fi campaigns is an additional plus. Nicely done! Go to Comment
Adventures Beneath the Waves
Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)
Lady Wolf's comment on 2014-10-24 11:37 PM
A beautiful companion to The Refuge Beneath the waves submission, and gives a great springboard of adventures to hook the party and keep them coming back to the table for more!

As a standalone I can see the uses as well, which only add to this subs value,



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Winter's Gem
Items  (Jewelry)   (Sentient)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-09-15 05:17 PM
A rich tale you have spun, Moon! This gem is definitely not something you would want to give to low level pc's; in fact, all the gems seem better off as a plot device as opposed to something they can use.

If the pc's found a cave system of some sort, will that allow them travel in relative safety? Go to Comment
Winter's Gem
Items  (Jewelry)   (Sentient)
Chaosmark's comment on 2013-09-15 07:32 PM
I'll echo SE here and applaud the richness of the tale you've woven. I like the item, and the explanation given for the storm is just the kind of "independent actors doing what feels appropriate to their personal story" that happens in the real world.

I do think that this would be a bit hard to use, but it would make for a good piece of world background. The storm has always been there, as long as anyone can remember. Nobody knows its secrets, for nobody has ever made it to the heart of the storm. I can see it being exactly the sort of dangerous refuge entered by a party on the run hoping to deter pursuers that we see in great literary tales. Go to Comment
Winter's Gem
Items  (Jewelry)   (Sentient)
valadaar's comment on 2013-09-19 02:42 PM


Very, very good! Love the tale and the idea of a perpetual storm.



This appears like it would be compatible with the Shards of the Storm set of items, from the ancient days of Strolens.



Shards of the Storm

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Winter's Gem
Items  (Jewelry)   (Sentient)
MysticMoon's comment on 2013-09-15 05:27 PM

An interesting question. Most likely it would require the gem to consciously create bad weather inside of a cave, but in all likelihood it would be a safe haven from the weather. There may be ice golems or other nasties patrolling such an area, however.

As far as being used by PCs: Being intelligent, the gem would only be useful to a party if it wished to be. Its powers are entirely under its own control so it would be useful only under circumstances it agreed with. In fact, it could make life very difficult for a party it did not wish to be a part of. As such, it is far more likely to be useful to a GM as a particular plot device, as you say.

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Winter's Gem
Items  (Jewelry)   (Sentient)
MysticMoon's comment on 2013-09-15 08:09 PM

I like the idea of the mysterious storm; it fits in with how I envisioned it.

This sub is kind of a departure from the last few I've done. I'll admit I was more into the narrative than considering how it could be used in a game. For a storytelling fix it was an interesting exploration :)

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