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Baldric and Frog's
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manfred's comment on 2006-10-07 11:38 AM
I like them, especially because they are ahead of time, and they cannot expand much further. Their whole business mode is likely to fall apart when one of them dies.

Get's the "wish I'd think of this" award for today! Go to Comment
Baldric and Frog's
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2006-10-08 10:42 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Baldric and Frog's
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-10-07 12:56 PM
Actually I have thought of it. My kind of place. Nice touches of reality. Adding it to the establishment scroll.

Frog's might have hired couriers as "sales reps", what he might call, Codexmen. These men would travel about going door to door (or hang at a local tavern or such) in a given area, taking orders and payments/ deposits. They would go back to the store, then deliver the items out when they arrive. If you don't have a reliable courier service, how do you deliver items on a regular basis? Thus these people will be a valuable addition to their store, company.

Even if the Store goes belly up, the delivery guys may be tapped by others to deliver goods and eventually messages. Another source of revenue, one that someone else may hold together should the store die out. So when the codexmen all get fired after the death of one of the principals, they will get together that night at a tavern and create their own little company.

If things get tough for them (via the guilds), they can always talk to their royal friends and get a royal charter. Thus the store would become a crown business, immune to most guild interference, and a source of revenue for the crown (with the two men getting a large portion of the profits and passing the rest on). They would be the king's Factors, people in charge. (See where we get the word Factory, (where work for the factor is done)).

One thing you will have occur is the paper millner. While the store may fail, the local paper millner will become a powerful and prosperous man, making all those catalogs and booklets. When this store declines, he will use his geared up paper production and sell it out to various other organizations and the government. All you need is a man to locally create a movable type printing press and your information revolution begins. Go to Comment
Baldric and Frog's
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-10-07 09:35 AM
I want to give this an HOH tomorrow. Few things are more fun then shopping. :) Go to Comment
Baldric and Frog's
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Pariah's comment on 2006-10-07 09:23 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Baldric and Frog's
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Murometz's comment on 2006-10-07 01:26 PM
Baldric and Frog's
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valadaar's comment on 2006-10-07 04:26 PM
Awesome! Go to Comment
Baldric and Frog's
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Fallen Angel's comment on 2009-07-14 03:57 AM
>One thing you will have occur is the paper millner. While the store may fail, the local paper millner will become a powerful
>and prosperous man, making all those catalogs and booklets. When this store declines, he will use his geared up paper
>production and sell it out to various other organizations and the government. All you need is a man to locally create a >movable type printing press and your information revolution begins.

Not to mention Inkers. Might make the coastal city rsponsble for making ink (just a thinner dye) a larger city. (and thus finally able to support a dock for one of the king's large galleys.)

Instead of the printing press, what about magically replicating the books from raw materials? (or not, but doing so makes the miller and the inker powerful people.) Would also add to the coffers of the guild responsible for creating those MP/Magic restoratives (sine it would be a intensive job.

Also I'm questinging why you can't hire local shop owners. Makes sense to me.One thing you will have occur is the paper millner. While the store may fail, the local paper millner will become a powerful and prosperous man, making all those catalogs and booklets. When this store declines, he will use his geared up paper production and sell it out to various other organizations and the government. All you need is a man to locally create a movable type printing press and your information revolution begins.

This just damands so amny little changes to a nation, that they snowball. Go to Comment
Galvinus Skreep
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mercantile)
MoonHunter's comment on 2006-10-07 03:11 PM
You need to explain more about Xorns and Xaren (both of which should be capitalized), as those of us that don't play DnD have no clue as to what they are and your description is scant.

The write up is plagued by some odd spelling and gramar errors.

Maryl Skeep... admusing. Go to Comment
Galvinus Skreep
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-10-07 04:26 PM
well, since xorn and xaren are not specific nouns and are similar to things like horse, fish, or hamburger, I would have to say that I need to re-edit this sub and make all of them lower case. Go to Comment
Galvinus Skreep
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-10-07 09:32 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Galvinus Skreep
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Pariah's comment on 2006-10-07 09:36 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Galvinus Skreep
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Murometz's comment on 2006-10-07 01:26 PM
Meryl Skreep and the mastiff/Xaren are my favorite bits.

Man, I love this trend. Minor mentions from our game, getting full NPC writeups for posterity! Sweet! Go to Comment
Galvinus Skreep
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valadaar's comment on 2006-10-07 09:16 PM
Neat.

Excellent detail. Go to Comment
Galvinus Skreep
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Kassy's comment on 2014-06-13 11:36 AM
Good sub, well done. Go to Comment
Flask of Fire
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2006-10-03 06:28 AM
Linked into Generic Magical Items, where it belongs. Go to Comment
Flask of Fire
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manfred's comment on 2006-10-05 02:33 PM
Yes, one of the short submissions that make you just nod and add on the equipment list. Very likeable in fact. Go to Comment
Flask of Fire
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-10-05 12:05 PM
Thank you Manfred for linking.

It is a common everyday item. It is this kind of magic that a) makes the world come alive and b) is a basic useful application of magic. It makes magic something more than just the providence of combat orriented adventurers.

Okay, it is a magic zippo, but still.. I like it. Go to Comment
Flask of Fire
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-10-02 10:16 PM
Nice and useful. Go to Comment
Flask of Fire
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2006-10-03 05:57 AM
Meat and staple GM info. Go to Comment
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