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Falcon Coins
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Murometz's comment on 2013-05-22 03:52 PM
Nice one, ted. And I salute the comments section! +.5 for generating "churning minds" Go to Comment
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Ted's comment on 2011-08-26 05:37 PM
Update: Cleaned up thanks to some great comments! Go to Comment
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Ted's comment on 2011-08-26 05:40 PM
Since the act of sending the Coin involves holding it, applying a contact poison would risk poisoning one's self, but I wouldn't say it was impossible to do.

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Ted's comment on 2011-08-26 05:41 PM
I've updated the submission to better demonstrate what I intended by "Avoids obstacles". The Coins generally avoid buildings, trees, mountains and the like. Birds, people, windows, other things that can break- not so much.

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Ted's comment on 2011-08-30 11:21 AM
When I was typing this up, I had a short Corran-involved story for the creation process. I decided trying to kludge through it would prevent me from putting the sub up, so I skipped it.

Anyways, Corran created a set of molds (About fifty of them) that are enchanted to make a Falcon Coin. The molds themselves are strongly magical, and any coin poured into them receives the ability to be sent.

I want Falcon Coins to be a bit silly. For very large transactions, the idea of a swarming cloud or line of coins leaving 'contrails' across the skies amuses me. Go to Comment
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Kassy's comment on 2012-07-27 06:42 AM
Harry Potter? Come to think of it I see what you mean.

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Dossta's comment on 2011-08-26 05:01 PM


Bloody brilliant.  I have to wonder though at the culture that routinely enchants common currency.  The image of vast clouds of glittering coins zooming from one end of the kingdom to another is mind-bendingly cool, but that is a LOT of wizards to employ at the royal mint.  Still, what better way to emphasize the wealth and grandeur of a city than to show it all, swirling just out of reach?



But here's a puzzler: if the coins avoid obstacles, why would flying be dangerous?  Shouldn't they just part around the flying object and go on their merry way?

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Dossta's comment on 2011-08-28 01:31 PM
Exactly! Which is why I'm interested in hearing more about the minting & distribution process. It doesn't sound like these coins are as rare a sight as I would assume any enchanted currency to be. If I were going to include this in my world (and I'm sorely tempted to), I'd want to iron out some of those issues ahead of time. Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2011-08-29 10:41 AM
Holy crap. A culture that uses these commonly would be open to all kinds of exploit attacks. The coins are generally trusted, so victims wouldn't question the legitimacy of the coin until it was too late. What about imitator coins that are fashioned or enchanted to look like the real thing, but are actually full of explosives? What about coins that have had their edges sharpened and are altered to hit the person in the eye? It would take just ONE high profile attack like this for the currency to be banned outright. Go to Comment
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hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-27 03:25 PM


Cheka Man actually aroused just one bit of worry for me:



A) You noted that this coin is royal currency - how much is it worth? Say I had a debt of 1000 gold or whatever the standard currency is. Will one coin fit the bill?



B) If it doesn't, how can I send them en-masse. Throw them all in a bag, and hope they all get to the right target?



C) I hope that this coin prompts a mage to make "Gloves of snatching" which can momentarily dis-spell the coin so one could swipe it from the air, while riding say, a broom stick. =p



 



Overall though, I really do like the concept. In my opinion the only tweak it needs is how it deals with the transport of hundreds of these coins. Sending a cloud of copper or gold or whatever they are made of, seems just a bit...silly. Otherwise, you get lots of points for creativity. I don't think I've ever heard of something like this before.



Good Jorb.


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hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-28 12:23 PM
I suppose this would have to be true, considering it's most likely a pretty hefty investment to have these coins minted in the first place. Go to Comment
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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-27 12:30 AM


This is a really good idea, and I'm pleased to see that some people have come up with adventures for it. I love items that are infinately practical but still unique. These would add great flavor to a very wealthy kingdom. I understand what you mean by avoiding obstacles. It avoids stationary obstacles, things that when the sender thinks of the person would be in the path, but living things can move into its predetermined path. 


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OmegaDraco's comment on 2011-08-26 01:22 PM


I love the concept. I would imagine that the Falcon coin could avoid Magpies as easily as any other obstacle, but maybe the creator hated Magpie. Here is an intriguing thought: could someone put a contact poison on a Falcon coin to poison the recipient? Could a recipient put poison on a coin without accepting it so that it would return to and poison the sender?



I could see this being the "underground" way to make purchases-the "blood diamond" if you will. The authorities could build elaborate traps to try to discover the identify of the sender (build a long tunnel that is in the typical flight path of the coins and then close both exits when the coin passes through).


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Psykie's comment on 2012-03-25 06:26 AM


This is a hilarious idea! I love it :)



A bit high-fantasy for my games, but it is stuff like this that makes me want to run a Harry Potter level magical campaign.


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Chadrak
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Cheka Man's comment on 2011-07-28 04:01 PM


Certainly interesting.


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Chadrak
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valadaar's comment on 2011-08-05 02:18 PM


  A very neat NPC - I like it a lot. 



 


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Chadrak
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Zailtais's comment on 2011-07-28 10:21 AM


This is a great idea on a number of levels. I enjoy any scenario where the players will encounter the true depth of the game when they take a moment to go beyond minimal thought player responses. Those who would approach this situation carefully would be rewarded with a character that can provide useful information and potential plot hooks. I also think that associating so much history with the reward of plot progress and development is essentially conditioning that encourages your players to explore. Being able to fit all this into one character is pretty awesome.



I'm not crazy about his appearance or the explanation for his condition, but the first is a matter of personal taste and the second would probably make more sense if I had a better understanding of the magic at work here.


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Identity Crisis
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Ted's comment on 2011-06-07 02:49 AM
Update: Writer's block strikes again.... Go to Comment
The Identity Conduit
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Ted's comment on 2011-05-20 01:05 PM
Update: Unleashing floodgate #2. Fighting the urge to release the 4-5 subs all centered around the register at once :P Go to Comment
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Ted's comment on 2011-05-28 07:47 PM
It leads you to my In Work: Private folder. ;)
Patience will defeat the grue. I promise. Go to Comment
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