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7 Alternatives to Prison
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
EchoMirage's comment on 2018-01-23 05:03 AM
... if someone likes a glorified puppet, yes. Go to Comment
7 Alternatives to Prison
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Cheka Man's comment on 2018-01-17 04:07 PM
7 could be used to turn someone into a girlfriend or boyfriend. Go to Comment
Son of Sachiel
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2018-01-16 09:02 PM
I like the whole butterfly-like metamorphosis thing, where it turns into goo and reforms yet still apparently retains memories of the former incarnation (I remember reading a thing about how butterflies retain memories of their former state or some such.)

In a game, i'd pit this against some new, untrained characters as an 'escape the unstoppable monster' thing... Have a group uncover this bunker research facility, work their way in and through it (finding nice tidbits of info on what's in cryo in the facility on some computer records if they're clever enough) and then inevitably 'awake the beast' and cue the chase scene. They could utilize things in the facility to help them escape (for example one room may have a Linear Accelerator which they could activate as they go past, releasing a bunch of radiation which could blind this critter for a while by saturating the room with radiation.)
They could also goad him into using his higher energy abilities (Shields, beams) to drain his energy and make him less threatening (Or have a method in the facility of leeching power somehow)

The end goal is to reach the entrance of the bunker and seal it before the creature escapes, of course. Go to Comment
Son of Sachiel
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)
Aramax's comment on 2018-01-11 07:15 PM
4.5/5 very very nice "Monster of the week" very high marks in utillity with slightly below that art Go to Comment
Green Mountain Locations
Locations  (Establishment)   (Mountains)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-01-23 04:23 PM

Pelley's

Located in downtown (such as it is) Green Mountain, Pelley's in a dive bar. It is barely of note, with cement board cladding, a dated and faded sign, and a rundown 'courtyard'. It has kinda passing health inspection food, two kinds of beer on draft and three other kinds in bottles, and a rotating staff of college age waitresses and older between job women. There is still smoking inside the bar, and it has a seedy air to it. The courtyard was once a pocket park, but the city abandoned it, and the bar took it over, keeping the worst of the weeds and trash taken care of. It has a few beat up pieces of patio furniture outside and there are sometimes local shit bands who try to play, kids trying to get stoned, and a handful of employees trying to take a break.

Pelley's is a hold-out from when there were at least a dozen of these dive bars across Corinth and Green Mountain, but most of them have gone under. A few burned, a few changed owners several times and were abandoned, and a few were put out of business because of things that broke out, like a cook putting a customer in the hospital, or employees cooking meth in the kitchen.

It is only a matter of time before the current owner of the dive lets it go and out of it's misery

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Green Mountain Locations
Locations  (Establishment)   (Mountains)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-01-23 04:35 PM

Java on the Square

Java on the Square has changed owners and names a half dozen times, but everyone remembers it as Java. It is a typical upper scale coffee shop, with whimsical mismatched tables and chairs, wifi, and evening events catering to the upper income average white couple including acoustic bands, wine and painting nights, and banal trivia nights.

The coffee shop stays open because of a steady flow of customers, typically from the courthouse, including lawyers, bondsmen, and students and faculty from the Green Mountain College. It also lacks competition from any sort of major national coffee franchise.

The shop keeps changing hands because there simply isn't enough traffic to keep a high end coffee shop open, but there is enough demand for different people to keep thinking that they can do it better than the last group of owners. The shop also has trouble with being a hang out place for the small but obnoxious local youth fringe. To keep the black clad teens and their moping dyed hair and not buying coffee selves out of the free wifi, the coffee shop is generally brightly lit, plays upbeat and happy music, and the more successful ventures play up the whimsical and cater to middle and upper income people.

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LawMaster Industries
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Combat)
Cheka Man's comment on 2018-01-14 09:42 PM
Useful for law enforcement. Go to Comment
LawMaster Industries
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Combat)
Cheka Man's comment on 2018-01-14 09:42 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
LawMaster Industries
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Combat)
valadaar's comment on 2018-01-10 08:22 AM
I like this collection of stuff. Quite the armory :)

It puts me in mind of the MP's in Robotech's Southern Cross. They even had mech-sized robots.
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LawMaster Industries
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Combat)
Aramax's comment on 2018-01-13 07:06 AM
4.5/5 I likey! Near full marks in both art and utility, hope those shadow runners have a lot of Firepower. Go to Comment
Doomseekers
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Trans World)
Aramax's comment on 2018-01-11 07:08 PM
4.5/5 Very nice"Bond" villains. both artful and usable Go to Comment
Maestery
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Regional)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-27 04:56 PM
I like that idea. Made me think of hedge mage types but with some actual training. Fun idea and useful. Spreads it out a little too so some folks can do some cantrips or enhance some skills magically to add more depth to the magic system. Now anybody can be a magic user! Go to Comment
Maestery
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Regional)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-01-03 07:48 PM
They are diet neutered enuch wizards, they cannot create their own magic. Instead they are reliant on actual wizards and sorcerers to create spells, and they dont have the old school ciphered wizard's grimoires but rather magic text books.

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Maestery
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Regional)
Cheka Man's comment on 2018-01-01 07:33 PM
The two forms of magic users could well end up in a fight/propaganda war/both with each other, with the Masters accusing the Maesters of political opposition whilst the other side says the old Masters are very dangerous. Go to Comment
Maestery
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Regional)
Murometz's comment on 2018-01-03 05:41 PM
This is very interesting (in a good way), but I have questions. I don’t get a specific sense of what they’re actually about. It starts off by saying ‘say goodbye to moldy grimoires’ but then goes into “prop dependency” and the limitations being ‘can’t cast without their books and scrolls”. I’m pretty sure I get what you’re going for here and a I heartily approve of this new streamlined sub-class of “sorcerer-magi-warlock supreme”, but it seems a bit disjointed.

Also, #powertothepeople! Go to Comment
Maestery
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Regional)
Aramax's comment on 2018-01-11 06:46 PM
I'm a sucker for anything having to do w/ arcane magic, very nice subclass.4/5 Go to Comment
Social Justice Accelerator
Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Trans World)
Aramax's comment on 2018-01-11 07:27 PM
4/5 very high art rating, midling usefulness = 4 Go to Comment
Ring of Resistance
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Cheka Man's comment on 2018-01-25 12:36 AM
A useful item. Go to Comment
Ring of Resistance
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Aramax's comment on 2018-01-11 07:31 PM
4/5 Nice bit of magic paraphernalia. Vive La Revolution! Go to Comment
Eron Hrag
Locations  (World)   (Any)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-27 04:52 PM
The idea of using the sun like this is a fantastic idea.I am not as well read but I don't recall anything using the sun to this extent. That would be a fantastic world to try and comprehend, game or even write about! Go to Comment
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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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