I think Fflam would be wonderful in the hands of a DM with a good sense of humor. However, it would be too easy to make him either a Dobby or a Gollum clone, so a special dose of creativity and imagination are needed.
Always a pleasure to read your fine writing, Scras. Go to Comment
Oh, by the way-
I would like to point out that when I was reading the story, I didn't take any points off for it, but as I read it, it seemed like something was missing, like a paragraph got deleted and you didn't notice, or something.
Might want to check on that. Go to Comment
I too like ancient myths or half-forgotten histories to explain things, both as a GM (allows for plenty of false leads and red herrings) and as a player (much more interesting than the bash-the-monster-and-pinch-the-gold cliche)
The idea that the treasure is ancient knowledge rather than anything physically (like gold or weapons) might not be particularly original (I've used it myself before now as, I would guess, most Strolenites have) but I'm not going to mark you down for that - such treasure can lead to further scenarios
I also like that the treasure has actually been found but nobody knows it - great twist with all sorts of possibilities
I like the twist on the column and the last plot. The detail about the indecipherable shorthand is also good. One of the interesting things about the scroll is that if it's not enchanted it could deteriorate very quickly to the elements. On the whole though if you don't have an artificer in the party it's just another MacGuffin. Go to Comment
Despite the magical properties missing, I loved the twist that the anvil wasn't an anvil at all. No apparent typos/grammatical errors, highly creative, I would have given a 5, if it wasn't for the missing section, but for now you get a 4.5. Think of it as an incentive to finishing it. Go to Comment
Yep, what the captain said. Really nothing to add. It has the usual good quality of your work, yet it does not touch me in any other way than a normal professional addition to any setting atlas would. It is professional and good, but not outstanding. Go to Comment
Actually, those apprentices are essential in allowing the wizard to interact with his surroundings... or, he could get so cautious that visitors would just talk to a 'hologram' .. eh, illusion, while he'd be eavesdropping. Perhaps numerous constructs do his dealing with the outside: a golem might go shopping ("Give ten nice apples! Here mon-ney. I smash you if master not content.") Go to Comment