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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2006-02-28 06:34 AM
It's not likely, but it could be that if the broom is outlawed "the people" would turn against the Dai Kiri since it's "their faulth". I would not be to happy to see piles of dust, food etc gather up in my supermarked. Who to blame?
That depends on a lot of things, and the door can always be opened both ways.
Anyway, this is a very elegantly set up item with a nice execution.
In my opinion you should not worry about the flavor tid-bits, they portray the broom nicely. I still feel that something is missing though, but I just can't figure out what exactly.

Splendid work Nobody, I produce a 4.0 Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2006-03-01 06:01 AM
No, buy smart, buy S-Mart:) Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-02-28 03:21 PM
While I didn't vote a 5/5 I did vote 4.5/5. Where it lost the .5 points is rather difficult to say.

I for one enjoyed this a lot. Having studies marital arts for over a decade now and having had to study okinawan weapons I have use with common items turned ot weapons. From horse sturips to an oar.

This smacks of realism in our own history if a bit odd to say the least. I read where Mike asked about the guards banning brooms and I agree with Nobody that it would seem ludicris to the public and be an outright slap to anyone intelligent ot ban the use of a broom. For one, not only is banning a household item stupid (for lack of a better term) but civil services who clean and maintain the strets would have to find something else to clean with.

Now, why I reduced it down by .5. I did not feel the use of the needles within the broom, especially the poison. I mean, ok you add needles to an item you will be sweeping with that are designed to fly off. I don't see how they would stay attached when being used as well as the poison dripping out or getting clogged by dirt and dust. It is an interesting addition and the whole fear thing is perfect.

That is my vote and I think this is a wonderful submission that is both unique and fresh. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-03-01 07:41 AM
This! Is my BOOM stick! Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-03-01 07:42 AM
It was called Kobuto... the martial study of peasant weapons. Not the real definition but thats what it was. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-03-01 07:43 AM
? You voted twice? Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-03-01 10:38 AM
Write up who they were in a society submission. Then group everything together via the codex. It is a wonderful way to get all of your related submissions into one section but at the same time be individual submissions to gain their own respect. Go to Comment
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Dream's comment on 2006-02-28 07:18 PM
Outstanding submission. Almost as good as the purse. The purse was just a smidge better because it was totally simple yet truly unimaginable. Nobody but Nobody thought of it before! (Sorry.) This broom is similar to the Japanese "War Fan" concept (a folding metal fan that worked well as a nightstick) and is not beyond previous imagination. It also is more complex.

Still, the back-story is, as usual, top-quality, and it adds cumulatively to the previous submission. Can't wait for the next creation from Dr. No. Go to Comment
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Pariah's comment on 2006-02-28 06:52 PM
Great job, I loved it. Do they sell them at Wal-Mart? Go to Comment
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Spark's comment on 2006-02-28 03:40 PM
There's really not much that I can say here that hasn't been said before. I have not read the "Purses" sub yet, and I will not read it until this comment is done. To my eyes, this was a great item, with a great description, story, and a well thought-out reason for existance as well as a well thought-out combat plan. Great work! Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-02-28 10:40 AM
If the 'purses' didn't exist i'd give this a 5, but since they do, I cant help but think of them as I read this.


I'm picturing a 13th-15th century town in china. The emperor's thugs, are parading through the streets and sneering at the frail, fearful looking villagers. A few stop at an inn to pester the patrons, and get some free grub. Two or three inconspicuous workers(?) are sweeping the floors..."You there! some food and drink quickly, or I'll shove that broom up your #%&"

The sweepers innocently approach the soldiers....

Is there a "Broom Master" (or "The Sweeper"), a secretive teacher of the deadly fighting style, that the Dai-Kiri revere? Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-02-28 01:54 PM
Nobody- look, I think the brooms are AWESOME! but the purses are just a hair better. I will be using both purses and brooms in my campaigns, so please dont think that I didn't like them. I love them both! besides I have no idea how to change a vote anway :)

I think I made a mis-statement when I said "if the purses didn't exist...". If they came out in reverse order, I would still go broom 4.5 purse 5.

In closing, I sincerely wish I made up both! Looking forward to more insidious Dai-Kiri items and lore! Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-05-06 10:32 PM
Hey BH, why dont you sign up and join us? If for no other reason, then to officially start the Nobody Fan Club of America. :D

Oh and to post some stuff of your own of course! Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2006-02-16 04:20 AM
A nice little how-to you have made.

While you have shown it in several good examples, I think it needs to be said clearly:

Give it a downside that weaker characters will have a hard time to overcome.

As shown in 2) and 4), it could get more explicit - The Wand Of Mighty Fireballs has a little... spread out flames. Ouch if you are not protected against fire. That intelligent sword _wants_ to be used for heroic stuff, and it drags its unlucky user from one lethal adventure into another. And so on, and so on, and so on. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-02-16 12:52 PM
Runebearer (or what ever Chris is call Bostonia) has a system which dove tails with this. The amount of 'power' a given item has is based on how legendary and tied to its legend the character is. Thus you can have The Item of UBER POWER, but until you learn a great deal about its history, then perform acts of great renown with it, you can only access its minimum abilities. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-02-16 12:52 PM
Runebearer (or what ever Chris is call Bostonia) has a system which dove tails with this. The amount of 'power' a given item has is based on how legendary and tied to its legend the character is. Thus you can have The Item of UBER POWER, but until you learn a great deal about its history, then perform acts of great renown with it, you can only access its minimum abilities. Go to Comment
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Iain's comment on 2006-02-15 05:56 PM
I agree - some very good, very solid ideas there. Only a 4, because I find it hard to give more than that for articles, but still very good (and an HOH). Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-02-15 04:51 PM
Very useful for GMs. 5/5 and an HOH Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2006-03-01 09:24 AM
You voted twice?.. Go to Comment
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Dozus's comment on 2006-02-15 01:24 PM
Great advice, Nobody. Why not make this a codex/scroll? That way, we could add suggestions to limiting things of power, while adding submission of our own that follow the ideas presented. Go to Comment
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