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Lord Bagatelle
NPCs  (Major)   (Mercantile)
Cheka Man's comment on 2006-10-02 09:30 AM
I like him. Go to Comment
Lord Bagatelle
NPCs  (Major)   (Mercantile)
valadaar's comment on 2016-02-25 11:04 AM

Could be the cornerstone of a campaign. I would go with one of the scenarios where he is no longer active, to allow the PCs to take the limelight.

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Agnoscite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
CaptainPenguin's comment on 2006-09-30 05:16 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Agnoscite
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-10-01 11:17 AM
Nice element to be added for a world. Go to Comment
Agnoscite
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Scrasamax's comment on 2009-01-20 11:46 PM
It is powerful, but on the balancing side, it is extraordinarily rare, not something that is just found sitting on a shelf. As I mentioned in the post, there might be a few pounds in an entire realm, so an ounce or a piece the size of a button would cost a kingdom's ransom on the black market, and should it be found by clerical hands, it will likely be quickly destroyed. Go to Comment
Agnoscite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
Cheka Man's comment on 2006-09-30 03:09 PM
5/5 and an HOH Go to Comment
Agnoscite
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Cheka Man's comment on 2009-01-21 10:34 AM
What if someone secretly put a bt of this into a n important clerical item, to weaken the church linked with it? Go to Comment
Agnoscite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2009-01-20 06:44 PM
As Wulf stated, I think this is a bit powerful; total shielding from divine power and notice is quite potent. This could certainly find use in most worlds, if in a slightly watered down form.

On the flip side, it's quite unique. Normally you see anti-arcane things, but not anti-divine. Go to Comment
Agnoscite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2009-01-21 12:23 AM
True, however, it seems to be that any real amount of it invokes it's shielding power. Even a few pounds of it worldwide can go a long way if pinched off a bit at a time. Go to Comment
Agnoscite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2006-09-30 08:25 PM
I like when Scras picks a mineral and makes a post around it. Last time it was yellow jade, now we get Agnoscite.

Nice use of links, and I enjoyed the sample items! Go to Comment
Agnoscite
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valadaar's comment on 2007-02-08 07:23 PM
Awesome - nice and complete. I like fantasy materials... Go to Comment
Agnoscite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
Wulfhere's comment on 2006-09-30 04:40 PM
Very interesting! A little potent for my tastes, but watered down a bit, I'd like to find a way to plug it in. Go to Comment
Agnoscite
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
kaos2571's comment on 2007-09-26 09:58 PM
Interesting element. I may try it out. Go to Comment
Torc of the Sphinx
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2006-09-23 07:59 AM
I like trying to draw these kind of curses out for an arbitrary amount of time so that nobody is quite sure the real reason for the craziness. It could be perfectly reasonable that nobody had a clue that it was the torc that drove the king insane and so it was passed on to the heir and they had a repeat performance in crazy. In that case I would delay it awhile to again, make it possible that it was hereditary or something.

This is a good opportunity to use and abuse the net book of riddles too. Everybody loves a fun riddle, especially if you can tie it into your game. Go to Comment
Torc of the Sphinx
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2006-09-23 10:12 AM
Not all things are meant to fall into the PC's hands - and if so, they should beware the consequences. Was fine without the plot hooks, is even better with them. Go to Comment
Torc of the Sphinx
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2006-09-22 01:25 PM
Nicely done all around. Has some interesting points and good dramatic hoolks.

I would actually change the freetext from Zodiac to your specific zodic. Go to Comment
Torc of the Sphinx
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-09-23 12:20 AM
Added plot hooks Go to Comment
Torc of the Sphinx
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Cheka Man's comment on 2006-09-22 08:12 AM
5/5 and an HOH-serves the wearer right for trying to enslave the soul of a Sphinx. Go to Comment
Torc of the Sphinx
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-22 03:55 PM
Again how would this be used by the PC? Solving a riddle or puzzle via a role is no fun. I suppose you could have some weird riddling NPC or as you suggested some King cursed by this, but those wouldn't require an item this indepth.

I am very curious as to how you intend to incorporate this item into game play. Go to Comment
Torc of the Sphinx
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2006-09-22 11:16 AM
This is an excellent item! Only feedback would be to remove the D20 references - the specific + and Wisdom score.

Am looking forward to the rest of this series!

Oh, and Xanadu made me think of Abba! :) Go to Comment
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Dead Leaves

       By: Murometz

An insidious creature, most likely somehow "related" to trappers and lurkers, the Dead Leaves (for no other name exists as of yet for this foul thing), hibernates for three of the four year's seasons, deep underground. Its active time is Autumn, when trees shed their leaves, depositing colorful carpets across the ground. The terror then emerges and blends in with the surrounding leaves, perfectly camouflaged, waiting patiently for unsuspecting victims. In appearance it resembles nothing more than a ten foot square, six inch thick, layer of bright yellow, orange, and red leaves. The only hint that someone is walking on top of it, comes in the form of an unusual amplified sound of leaves crunching underfoot. Too late usually, the victims notice this additional "crunch". The Dead Leaves will then swirl and "rise" up to smother and suffocate the victim, like a colorful, malevolent, boa constrictor.

Fire, as can be imagined, is particularly effective against this creature, but one has to *know* it's there before putting it to the torch. And there's the rub. The creature is impossible to "identify" in a large patch of fallen leaves by eyesight alone.

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