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The Twin Orbs of Poverty and Wealth
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Strolen's comment on 2012-05-13 12:59 PM
Oooh, I like this one a lot!! Oh, the temptation of the unguarded gem in the beggar's hall. A great "prank" to pull on a new thief trying to enter the guild....or on a PC...or on a..... Go to Comment
The Twin Orbs of Poverty and Wealth
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Pieh's comment on 2011-04-12 09:40 AM
Yeah, I'm not wholly satisfied with this one. Seemed like an interesting idea that I just couldn't hammer out. You are correct on the two latter statements. As for how they were created, it seems like the kind of thing a diety could do on a whim, no? That's how I pictured it.

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Pieh's comment on 2011-04-12 01:23 PM
A lovely idea. I was so focused on the power of 2 sides of the same coin that I didn't even consider that. Take some xp for the thought. Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2011-04-12 09:23 AM


I'd like to know how they were made.



Plus: the Wealth God is stealing from one guy at a time, correct?



What I did not understand: those who can break the wealth transfer are those who currently suffer from the Orb of Poverty?


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EchoMirage's comment on 2011-04-12 12:38 PM
Actually - what if the Greed/Wealth god made multiple orbs of poverty linked to one Orb of Wealth? That would allow him to steal so much more, so much faster! Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2011-04-12 08:58 PM


A bad idea it is to steal this gem.



Plot Hook-the PCs are hired by agents of one country to break into a huge bank vault of another country and place this inside it thus emptying tbhe valut and destroying the country's ecomony.


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Mourngrymn's comment on 2011-04-15 12:43 PM


Simple, little flair, and a definite "Here's an idea to give to the annoying player who is greedy!" award.



Cheka had a good thought for a plot hook. How about one of the player character's picks the pocket of the owner of this unlucky gem thinking he is himself very lucky to have acquired it.



Or perhaps the players have been hired to frequent the locked stash of a local and grab a few of his belongings, one of which is the gem that they just can not get rid of. This could have not only the original owner after them but the one who hired them could also be after them for' not giving up the whole treasure so to speak.


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valadaar's comment on 2016-06-15 09:52 AM
So, a black hole that pulls only money. Quite the direct way to reduce a person's excess gold...
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Old Dreamer's comment on 2011-04-13 08:14 PM


Good idea. So what happens if someone gets both of them? Matter / antimatter annihilation? (just like the way that sounds, probably doesn't apply)(sorry for the aside there...) 



Maybe these two orbs are 2 halves of a single orb? And if you have one you have a vague idea where the other is (and whether the other is getting closer). Thus if you've got the crappy orb, you stop every thing to find the good one to discharge the curse. Meanwhile, Mr. Lucky is doing everything he can to KEEP his orb, and getting the heck away from the other poor slob. Might make for interesting background or plots.


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Old Dreamer's comment on 2011-04-13 08:16 PM
Like your thinking there, you Man of Cheka! Great idea, great plot potential. Alas, no votes left... Go to Comment
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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-04-18 12:29 PM


Does this mean the meager currency of the beggars ends up in a cave full of riches? How ironic that they use it as a symbol of hope.



I like the symbolism of the rich stealing from the poor.


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Dust of Sages
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EchoMirage's comment on 2011-03-31 06:06 AM


I will echo (haha) the previous comment: it feels more like a stub; hence, I won't vote yet.



Give it some love, for what I read so far could grow to be great!

 


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Murometz's comment on 2011-04-05 01:20 PM


Great idea and an unforgettable name, Dust of Sages! I also feel that some information and a few more tantalizing bits are in order however. But the idea rocks.


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valadaar's comment on 2014-05-08 03:45 PM
This is one is nifty, and deserves use, or elaboration. Good stuff! Go to Comment
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Ted's comment on 2011-03-31 12:03 AM


Pieh, I feel that the submission is on the short side for content- what if the dust is encountered shortly after formation, or a body is available for the chorus of thoughts?



Really. Give this sub some more attention. Make it feel loved :)


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Moonlake's comment on 2012-05-14 12:41 AM
Original idea, solid write-up and overall a submission with untapped potential. Go to Comment
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RGTraynor's comment on 2011-04-02 06:00 AM


It may be a stub, but it's a neat idea, and not every submission needs to be multi-hundred word blockbusters.  I like it fine!


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Dust of Sages
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Dossta's comment on 2012-10-06 06:19 PM
I would really love to see you expand on this one, Pieh. This is an idea with a lot of potential and it would be great to read more about it. Go to Comment
Dust of Sages
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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-04-03 07:59 PM


This would be a good source of clues for a larger quest. How to extract an important bit of information or lore from such a creature without going mad in the process?


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My Notes on Blood as a Component of Magic
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Pieh's comment on 2011-03-26 10:32 PM


More Types of "Special" Creature Blood



Giant Blood - Like Dwarf Blood, the Blood of a massive, thick, and muscular humanoid makes for an excellent addition to any ward or protective spell. It is also known to be useful in size alteration Magic, specifically making things bigger.



Unicorn Blood - Ah, yes. The sacred Unicorn whose Blood is as legendary as the beast itself. To use the Blood of such a pure being you would have to be wholly and completely corrupted and evil, or you soon will be, at the very least.



The Blood of such a noble and majestic creature, be it Unicorn or something else, typically weaves a dark undercurrent into the Magic is is used with. The spells effects can be increased seven-fold, but nothing without a dire cost to your physical ,spiritual, and mental health. The darkness will linger in all the magic you use, a boon, yes, but anyone viewing one of your spells will likely notice you for the foul creature you really are. It is not hard to see such blatant vileness and lust for quick power.



If the blood of a Unicorn is given freely, a tremendously rare event, I imagine these downfalls would be waved, but one can not be sure. Lust for power is, after all, a corrupter itself.



Aberrant Blood - What is an Aberrant? A creature so horrendously horrid that it rots your very mind to ponder its unnatural existance. Likewise, Aberrant Blood is useful in the magic of trickery and illusions that befuddle the mind and leave it weak and supple. Easier to be molded as desired. Very bad stuff, indeed.



Plant Blood - Yes, it is sap that I speak of. Or other fluids found in plants, being a mixture of water and natural, positive (unless somehow corrupted) creation. These "Bloods" can be used to empower healing Magics and those of the wilderness and nature, such as plant growth or preservation.

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A circus is in town and while parading down the main street the animals suddenly break free from the cages. After surviving and assisting during the breakout the PCs are hired to help with the investigation. Who did this and why?

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