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In Case of Emergency Break Glass
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2005-11-22 11:29 PM
Good, but still too short.
I love these little riddles. And a riddle might just make this post better.
Something that could eventually make the PC's figure out the solution.
Not too easy though, no not at all preciousss.
A good solid idea, i will use it as soon as I get a chanse. Go to Comment
In Case of Emergency Break Glass
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2005-12-17 08:08 PM
Deleted my vote(a 3.0).

I tried this trap in my game and it worked really good. 15min of good ole RP fun.
A simple solid post that works this well in game deserves a higher vote.
Easy to expand on, easy to throw in a few details while playing it out as well.
In my game it even provided a small plot hook as well.

I produce a... 4.0.

Great trap. Go to Comment
In Case of Emergency Break Glass
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
Zylithan's comment on 2005-11-22 06:45 PM
A good idea. And yeah, it won't go bad over time (with a perfect seal) but it's only one-use... also, you want to make sure the treasure is fireproof perhaps. Go to Comment
In Case of Emergency Break Glass
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
Wulfhere's comment on 2006-09-27 09:29 PM
The treasure might not be as valuable as it appeared, but to a medieval tech base, the glass itself would be valuable. A room where a valuable, artistically crafted window was on display might form such a trap without any intent on the part of the room's creator. Of course, flammable gas is unlikely in such an instance, but bad air is likely. For example, lamps may have been left behind the glass, burning until they used up all the oxygen. Go to Comment
In Case of Emergency Break Glass
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
mrcelophane's comment on 2007-10-01 07:49 PM
Sounds great, I like it.

I'd to do this if I were the adventurer though.

3.5 Go to Comment
In Case of Emergency Break Glass
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Railus's comment on 2007-09-25 07:37 PM
Why this is so familiar it hurts. You have explained yourself and I am glad it got out there. Excellent trap idea. Go to Comment
In Case of Emergency Break Glass
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
kaos2571's comment on 2007-09-26 08:42 PM
Wonderful idea, no matter who came up with it. Kudos to Railus and Pieh. Go to Comment
The Sedwonda
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Combat)
manfred's comment on 2005-07-23 06:06 AM
I do like mystical items that may not even exist. Yet somehow, it is expected gifts of gods do have awesome powers going beyond the normal.

One special thing is the combination of all elements, even the opposing ones in harmony. Maybe it is all but impossible to create a similar item for the mortal users of magic... which makes its value rise dramatically for magical research.


The magnitude of power itself may be debatable... what if it depend on the user? Somebody in harmony with the world is more likely to do good to it, as well as make a better use of the item. For the common man or adventurer, it can work as expected. But if it is held by someone worthy, the effects multiply.

Thus the legend of Ohmar the Wise, that has seen a great drought, cried for the suffering people, used a single grain, and clear water was flowing from the Sedwonda for a season, until the rain returned. Similar uses can be imagined - a long burning fire that saves from freezing, a rocky area turned to soil and good for settling, or the opposite effect to prevent landslides.

It may seem too easy to spend a grain and have a nice torch, or a bucket of water, while knowing that the right person can help thousands... and there won't be more grains, ever. Can you say - to be used only in times of dire need?

The item then, if it exists, will be likely hidden until it is necessary.


And as for weaknesses, the user could certainly feel the effect using an element too much. Feel free to add diseases and afflictions according to the element.


Overall, I like it. Useful especially for worlds with less magic. Go to Comment
The Sedwonda
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Combat)
Monument's comment on 2005-07-23 04:08 AM
Well, in and of itself, a generically useful item, with some neato properties.

However, the history REALLY needs some work. A gift from the gods(essentially) that is this weak and limited? Wow, those gods must just HATE the people who serve them. ;)

What I would like to see is a real story about the item's creation. Why the specific powers, why the elements coming together, why aren't the elements in opposition to each other, why isn't this device having an internal struggle with itself? There's a lot of conflicting voices having a say in this thing, at least according to the standard view of the elements.

If I were to make an item like this, I would follow the elemental dominance and opposition standards, and include something bad that happens along with the good. For example, the fire property of a flare(basically) is snuffed out by a large gust of howling wind at the end of it, possibly attracting curious things to see what all the fuss is about. The air power of creating wind, well, wind is typically created by heat, and if you keep the wind blowing for too long, you will see a firestorm approaching from the direction the wind is blowing. If you don't turn it away(with the changing wind direction), it will consume you. Just for a few examples of what you could do with it. Go to Comment
The Sedwonda
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Combat)
valadaar's comment on 2008-08-26 11:26 AM
Not too bad - background could use some work, as mentioned. Go to Comment
Tolk the Potion Master
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
Pieh's comment on 2005-06-09 06:36 PM
I imagine that for a magic user to be made of magic would be a rather divine feeling. Go to Comment
Tolk the Potion Master
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
Pieh's comment on 2005-06-10 06:54 AM
Magic is a little different than metal and paints... and who knows, I'm sure that there is an artist out there who would LOVE to be made of linen and paint. Besides, I would of thought it was obvious that he was under some serious magical influence, he did forget about everyone he knew and loved. With the amount of enchantments he was under I'm sure he would have thought being a magical being would be great despite the being a cloak and a pair of gloves.. and it's kind of like the ultimate devotion to his art, he became a creature of art as far as he is concerned. Go to Comment
Tolk the Potion Master
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
Pieh's comment on 2005-06-10 07:39 AM
I see it as a slow manipulation of his mind, I'm sorry if you can't see this the way I do, but I can't see it the way you do. So we're even. Go to Comment
Tolk the Potion Master
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-06-09 06:34 PM
Hm. Interesting. Does he not harbor rather negative feelings towards his brethren for not telling him that he'd be turned into a shambling coat? Go to Comment
Tolk the Potion Master
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-06-10 05:18 AM
WOuld a welder made of metal or artist made of linen and paint feel good? How about a medic made of syringes and scalpels? I seriously doubt this. Go to Comment
Tolk the Potion Master
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-06-10 07:14 AM
I think it should have been a matter of choice. If not, if he was enchanted to do so, the moment he will realize it, he should resent it. Think of it. Go to Comment
Tolk the Potion Master
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
valadaar's comment on 2006-12-08 02:03 PM
It's a good start - feels a little incomplete. The core idea is interesting, though the motivation of the mages in incorporate the little fellow seems a little weak. Go to Comment
A Wizard's Secret
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2005-06-07 10:18 AM
Nah, I'll pass on this one, I'm sure Echo can handle it. I'm happy knowing my item inspired someone. Go to Comment
A Wizard's Secret
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2005-06-04 11:08 PM
Now this is an interesting idea, an enchanted book mark. I guess it is the logical step of a bibliocentric spellcaster. It could get silly, going into enchanted book jackets, and the like, but as it stands, I like the idea.

I'll rank it 3/5 since it is a good idea, but not really fleshed out beyond a basic magic item that a magic user would have. A good backstory and perhaps a point of origin would make it a really outstanding post. Go to Comment
A Wizard's Secret
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-06-05 04:57 AM
Yup. I agree with Scrasamax.
To add my $ 0.02 worth: perhaps it could just make the book unintellegible for anyone but the wizard (changing the contents to gibberish, or say a smut magazine), or - it could conceal the fact that it is a book: covering it with the illusion of a pillow, bundle of underwear, or stone slab.
It could animate the book and make it defend itself - either through biting or casting some of the spells inside. Go to Comment
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