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Rachat the Devil
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-05-04 09:31 AM
So Scras, not so much a half-demon as a human blessed (or possible cursed) with divine (or possibly demonic) powers, depending on your viewpoint - this I like a lot (fits with the kind of mythic backgrounds I prefer).

Solid back-story and great motivations - I particularly like the uncertainty in his soul ("Am I really opposing my demon father, or am I doing his perverse will?")

The only thing I worry about is his invincibility - perhaps a little too powerful (after all, if he can't die, how can he ever lose?) - could be workable if it took time for him to resurrect (say normal recovery time for the amount of damage taken to "kill" him), during which time he is essentially dead (or in a coma if you prefer)

Good solid character - would give him a 5 but downgraded slightly for the invincibility gripe - 4/5 Go to Comment
Rachat the Devil
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
valadaar's comment on 2007-03-11 10:16 AM
Very nicely done... Go to Comment
Grand Arm
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Barbarian Horde's comment on 2005-08-23 09:48 PM
As a thief myself I sould have to say sneak into his room at night and then skip town, sell it in the nearest city, or get the blacksmith a couple of towns over to melt it down for me.
That answer you question? I think it's a good weapon, being that it's horrible and all. Yeah, I can almost see myself taunting my players with a weapon like this. A solid gold Greatsword anyone? That would be what 60 lbs? Go to Comment
Grand Arm
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2005-04-21 08:46 AM
Vengence is mine thinks the artificer. The scary part would be that this weapon would inspire others to make similar weapons, both magical and non magical. Thus it makes the cursed weapon seem much more valuable, as it was the first of its kind.

Also one gauntlent/ belt/ armor of strength would make such item useful (if it was not cursed). Go to Comment
Grand Arm
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2006-06-24 01:16 PM
I thought I voted, but just in case... I will do it again.

I was thinking of this weapon as the goal of a given dungeon. Some mythic clap trap has built up the weapon's legend, so it must the weapon to destroy "The Big Bad". The weapon has been sequestered in its own tomb. The tomb is filled with challanges so only the worthy might make off with it. Go to Comment
Grand Arm
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Cheka Man's comment on 2005-04-21 12:53 PM
5/5 A weapon that does more harm to it's user then anyone else.I imagine a Giant or maybe a Lich might be able to use a non-cursed weapon of that type,but for everyone else it would be a useless and even dangerous encumberence. Go to Comment
Grand Arm
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-08-24 08:34 AM
Great one to teach munchkin-PCs a valuable lesson in humility - love it - 5/5 Go to Comment
Grand Arm
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Preacher's comment on 2005-04-22 11:00 AM
Only one question comes to mind, how is a thief going to steal that? Great weapon it looks impressive, sounds impressive but just isn't.

5/5 Go to Comment
Grand Arm
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Kassy's comment on 2012-08-13 05:49 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Cornelia
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Barbarian Horde's comment on 2005-04-10 11:50 AM
Pinocchio! Pinocchio! where art thou? The idea is cool, but a little Disneyesque. 3/5 Go to Comment
Cornelia
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Barbarian Horde's comment on 2005-04-11 04:38 PM
When you publish a product today, it will probably get reviewed (this was not the case when I started in the industry, pre-World Wide Web). Many times, a review gives opportunities for people to make comments or respond, either as a letter to the editor of the magazine, or as part of a forum or comments section attached to the website. If someone gives you a good review, you'll be tempted to thank them. If you get a bad review, you'll be tempted to refute it.

Resist that temptation.

Taken from the wisdom of Monte Cook
~AG ;) Go to Comment
Cornelia
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
MoonHunter's comment on 2005-04-10 08:58 AM
Jacks are a great idea. Once an advance in magical technique is made, and they become easier/ cheaper to make, your world would have many jack NPCs to create.

We have an entire thread on this subject
http://www.strolen.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1708 Go to Comment
Cornelia
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
MoonHunter's comment on 2005-04-11 08:28 AM
Or someone could just carve her a superior body with intricate moving parts... allowing her more expression, chewing/ tasting (then she would have to clean out a resevour), and so on.

Sleeping and dreaming is function of the mind/ soul. She has a human mind which knows sleep and dreaming. She would never actually sleep, as she has no body to get tired, but she could "cat nap" and day dream if she wanted.

The Barbarian Horde comment and vote was annoying in this case. Go to Comment
Cornelia
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Maggot's comment on 2005-04-07 10:41 PM
Wow,this item NPC is just so bizarre... Go to Comment
Cornelia
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Scrasamax's comment on 2005-04-10 06:21 PM
rantYeah, because Pinocchio had the dismembered parts of a once living little boy buring in his wooden chest. I dont see any strong Disney, or Pinocchio elements other than the fact that both Cornelia and Pinocchio were both made of wood./rant

Cornelia should ideally seen with pity, as she is not much more than a ghost permanently bound into a wooden body. She has no face, and cant enjoy many things that a living person can, that is, she cant eat or smell, she cant have sex, she really cant sleep or dream either. All she can do is continue her existance in the perpetual service of a wizard that she has the benefit of loving. I can easily imagine other jacks being created without this sympathetic bond. Go to Comment
Cornelia
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-04-08 02:40 AM
So actually, in the fashion she dresses, her state is not apparent at the first glance: awoman hiding behind a mask... her hands hidden in gloves, long skirts concealing her legs, a wig instead of hair... an interesting NPC, excellent for a high magic campaign. Go to Comment
Cornelia
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-04-11 02:08 AM
Now, at least the spirit is still there, thus hope remains...
If the wizard was wiling to laymorals aside, he could use an Exchange Body spell or the like to grant her a new one... and burn the body's old soul with the 'jack :evil: Go to Comment
Cornelia
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Cheka Man's comment on 2005-04-08 10:11 AM
5/5-very good. Go to Comment
Cornelia
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-04-12 08:24 AM
Being an ardent fan of RuneQuest I am possibly a bit jaded on this since this kind of thing being something of a stock-in-trade for RQ magic (any shaman could do it). Nonetheless, I do like Cornelia, mostly because she makes sense, there is a logic to the Grand Wizards' reasons for creating her hew body, and for her acceptance for this fate.

Yes Scras you're quite right, this can just as easily be done o any spirit, regardless of said spirits' views on the matter.

Overall, definitely a 4/5 Go to Comment
Cornelia
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
valadaar's comment on 2009-08-09 06:56 PM
I do like this - an excellent addition to any institution where high magic exists! Go to Comment
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