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Humanchild, the Waif from Fae
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Strolen's comment on 2011-01-01 07:35 AM


A nice submission. Especially liked the ability to float/crawl across the water. That is pretty neat.


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Humanchild, the Waif from Fae
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Pieh's comment on 2011-01-17 04:34 PM


Not a bad submission, but I'm not really sure how I would use it. I like the denied touch aspect that Axle commented on, but I wish the powers she had were given a background as Fae gifts.


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Humanchild, the Waif from Fae
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Cheka Man's comment on 2010-12-30 07:53 PM


Is law enforcement after her for being naked?


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Humanchild, the Waif from Fae
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axlerowes's comment on 2010-12-30 04:14 PM


This has a very old fae tone about it, combined with some of the more banal tastes from japan animie and modern fantasy work.  The idea that a woman (person) could be given  denied touch to something common and mortal is one of the older themes in the farie myths I have read and remember. But a naked sixteen year old (looking) girl who flys across the water and suffers from a near supernatural shyness...that has japanimie written all over it.



 



I could see this certainly holding  a parties attention and being ground for much discussion.  A fun quest NPC or red herring.

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Humanchild, the Waif from Fae
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-09 07:40 PM


An interesting npc to accompany the traveling snake oil salesman and draw a nice crowd of interested onlookers.



Perhaps seeing some plot hooks added to the sub would make for a nice enhancement?


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Humanchild, the Waif from Fae
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Ramhir's comment on 2010-12-30 08:30 PM
No. In my campaign world, we have a very relaxed nudity taboo. Catfolk and Wolfkind commonly wear nothing but utility gear, some of the indigenous races, such as the Wind Children, wear nothing at all, and, in the slave countries, slaves wear what their master tells them to. Go to Comment
The Golden Pool
Locations  (Other)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Pieh's comment on 2010-11-22 10:17 AM


That's nifty. I like it. It's short and concise, giving all the details I need to use it. Very solid execution and idea. Nothing really fancy, but I think it's original. Good work.


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The Golden Pool
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Pieh's comment on 2010-11-22 01:40 PM
Not only is that a good idea, but it might even make sense. The Midas touch could crush you, pushing all of the air out of your body and condensing it to a smaller form before finally turning to gold. Or you could just get horribly thin-looking statues... Either way, I do like this sub. Go to Comment
The Golden Pool
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Cheka Man's comment on 2010-11-22 09:23 PM
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The Golden Pool
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Murometz's comment on 2011-01-25 10:15 AM


What Pieh said. And slartibartfast's idea is a good one! Can picture the bottom littered with tiny statuettes...



Half (or more) of the fun of course, would be watching PCs or gold-hungry despots trying to fish out the gold.



Another idea that i get as I read this is maybe the gold turns to water(!) after a long period of time (weeks, months, years?). This could be part of the strange inherent nature of the pool. This way the pool is never too over-crowded with gold, and those managing to take some gold away, will be shocked later when their golden statues and items revert back to H2O. Just a thought.


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The Golden Pool
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valadaar's comment on 2010-11-29 11:04 AM


Not bad, but there would need to be some limitations.  For example, if a dragon happened to find it, well, his treasure would be immense.  He'd simply dip all his live victims in the drink, and then fish out the treasure. 



Even humans, once they found out about it, would find a means to harness it. Many kings would simply march enough prisoners that you could simply reach in and grab the most recent ones.  Taboo only goes so far.



 



 



 

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The Golden Pool
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valadaar's comment on 2010-11-29 11:09 AM
The Golden Pool
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-25 08:20 PM


An interesting pool although I fear most intelligent characters will quickly capitalize on the pool to become incredibly rich. (Immersing  copper or iron cookware to make all but the handle gold would be fairly simple, as would immersing weapons up to the hilt) Also,  with the inclusion of magic,  fishing bodies from the depth would be fairly simple. (using levitation magic especially)



Perhaps changing things so the item has to be fully immersed for the change to take effect would help? (although then smart characters would immerse a small hand sized rock let go of it until it turns to gold then pick it back up)



The idea of gold items turning back to water is a good one, although I would change it to make the gold effect a temporary  enchantment that would wear off as soon as the item sufficiently dried off, or after x # of days.



This could lead to short term wealth gain to near by merchants that later comes back to bite them in the ass when the merchants treasure turns back to normal items. (If it turned to water the merchant would likely  think he only got robbed.)



It can also lead the more kind hearted characters to devise a means to rescue the poor saps who had been turned into gold at the bottom of the lake. (Especially if one or more them was an attractive member of whatever sex the characters found appealing) "Thank you for saving me, I'm forever in your debt brave adventurer!"

(of course after rescue the newly re-fleshed person would come with considerable complications/plothooks for their suitor to deal with.) Go to Comment
The Golden Pool
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slartibartfast's comment on 2010-11-22 12:53 PM


I agree; original and fun little trap/environment.  I'm assuming all the statues are life-sized?  Might be a dead giveaway; perhaps another property of the pool would be to shrink immersed items as well?  Might make it even more interesting to try and get things out.


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The Golden Pool
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Ramhir's comment on 2010-11-22 01:04 PM
I was thinking life-sized, but your idea would be even better. Go to Comment
The Golden Pool
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Ramhir's comment on 2010-11-30 01:43 PM
But how do you get them out? Reaching in would leave you with a golden hand. Dipping the victims would leave them on the bottom, minus the hand or whatever you held them by (Gold is heavy).
I'm sure there are ways to do it, but one mistake would probably be fatal to the experimenter, which would cut down on repeat tries. The king or whatever probably wouldn't find out about it because the finder would be dead. Go to Comment
The Golden Pool
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Ramhir's comment on 2011-01-25 07:01 PM
Turning back to water is a *great* idea. Thanks! Go to Comment
The Golden Pool
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MysticMoon's comment on 2010-12-30 09:51 PM


A couple of thoughts to add to the others. What if the water flowed in and down rather than up and out? That would pull in any wayward attempts to retrieve the statues. I like the idea of the shrinking statues. Add in a remote and difficult to reach location, and the greedy would easily believe they were the first to find it, without any being the wiser.



As an added twist, you could always have someone who had figured out a way to retrieve the pool's contents, but only living flesh made real gold while any other material became fool's gold. It would make sense to leave a few statues behind as bait and spread rumors around...



Anyway, just a few thoughts you inspired with this sub.


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The Starspawn
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Strolen's comment on 2010-11-06 07:53 AM


Seems like it is missing a lot. More of a grocery list of attributes for an almost impossible to defeat foe. It seems out of context without any back story that allows the creation and its extreme powers to make sense.


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The Starspawn
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Pieh's comment on 2010-11-06 03:32 PM


I like it. I saw the original, and this is a huge improvement. Sverigesson summed up both the original and the update very nicely. I really like the 'Phantom Attack' idea, very usable for any creature that exists in multiple times or realities at once. Good work, I hope sveri and mike get around to updating their votes.


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