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The King's Issues with Ale...
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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-03-21 08:46 PM


I find the first paragraph a little confusing. I think it could benefit from more detail. If I understand correctly, the famed brewmaster was revealed to be the bastard son of the king. But, by who? His father, the king (and, if so, why did the king abdicate?) Or, his father, the one who raised him (and why would he be taken seriously?)



Aside from that, I like the piece overall. A fun, non-campaign-shattering quest. The kind  that I would like to throw at the players just to see how creative they can be in finding a solution. I would probably throw in a rabble-rouser who was going around and telling the commoners that the king was still brewing but the nobles were keeping it all to themselves. 'Cause who wouldn't want to riot if all the good ale was being horded by the rich? :P


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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-03-24 04:14 PM
The beginning is much better. Thanks for clearing up my confusion. Go to Comment
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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2012-02-01 12:02 AM


Would do well in a lighthearted game. I can imagine some clever solutions involving gnomes and the first mass market brewery. This could lead to other problems such as the supply of rare ingredients. 


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The Chair of Malicious Truth
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Strolen's comment on 2011-02-12 02:55 PM


Echo's was great. Made me laugh.



I kind of like it. Interesting idea and if you don't like the chair, you can use the idea with most anything else. 



I enjoyed the intro!


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Pieh's comment on 2011-02-05 12:23 AM


Reminds me a bit of that kid from Scary Movie 3, I think he was a spin off of the Sixth Sense, but he has somewhat psychic powers. O



ne of his best lines was when a guy came leading a girl out of a closet at a wake, i believe. To the guy he says "You're going to get lucky tonight," and then to the girl, he whispers "He doesn't know you're a man."



This just reminds me of that scene, the way the chair tries to ruin people is a bit different, but it seemed fitting.



Overall, I'm not thrilled by this piece. It's a good solid idea, but it strikes me as a crude joke and something that would have been destroyed long ago. I agree with everyone else. Cute, but has some flaws.


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Scrasamax's comment on 2011-02-06 02:15 AM
Leaves a lot of gaps to be filled in, like the others above have pointed out. The only question I have to add is why would something like this even exist?

Gives some interesting ideas like a chair that only tells very honest abs sincere lies, or a chair that emits rude noises at inopportune times. Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2011-02-06 02:49 AM


Actually, this would find its way into the courtroom after the first incident, if it survived.



"Sure you murdered him - and two others; you also like the smell of manure, and spit into others' drinks."


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Cheka Man's comment on 2011-02-03 08:15 PM


3/5, I'll change my vote if it gets better.


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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2011-02-04 06:39 AM


I second Muros thoughts on this one. It is funny and usable but could handle a bit more fleshing out.


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Murometz's comment on 2011-02-03 07:16 PM


Its cute. I like it. As Cheka might say, "I want one"



MysticMoon and Sil make interesting points and raise good questions. Its funny and useable already. I guess a little fleshing out wouldn't hurt, but it doesn't need all that much more, imo.



The last line is funny. Nice touch. :)

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Silveressa's comment on 2011-02-03 04:04 PM


A nice beginning, although I would have preferred to see some details surrounding how the chair came to be either possessed, or enchanted with the truth power.



The sub also leaves me with a lot of questions. How did this carpenter imbue the chair with such magic without his knowledge? (Or did someone else enchant it?) Why does it always tell the worst crimes a person has committed?



What is the reason for its intolerance of innocents? (It leads me to assume it's a malicious force rather then a pure truth teller?)



Can the chair only lie when innocents set upon it? Or can it mix truth and lies as it wishes to further discredit whomever sits within it?



Lastly does the chair have any sort of magical resistance to damage? (Like Mystic said, one would expect an angry sitter would have taken an ax to it well before this, or doused it in lamp oil and a torch.)



I hope to see this fleshed out more in the future, it;s got a great beginning and is a somewhat unique artifact, it just needs more back story and details to feel "complete"


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Silveressa's comment on 2011-02-06 06:13 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Ted's comment on 2011-04-25 03:56 PM
Update: Adding freetext, changing to private so I can beautify this a little. (As it is now, it's of stub quality.) Go to Comment
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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-02-03 01:00 PM


This would be excellent to spring on the players in a situation where they are trying to con someone, although I don't think it would take long before the chair either ended up as firewood or was appropriated by a magistrate for use in the courtroom.



What about a malicious spirit capable of possessing any chair it wishes? That could make for some tense moments as it makes its rounds at, say, a meeting between ambassadors negotiating a peace treaty.


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30 Bad Things
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Pieh's comment on 2010-10-05 12:00 AM
#16 sounds very uncomfortable.

And I LOVE #20!

But, I mostly agree with MJS, there is no rhyme or reason to the list, they vary wildly in power level (some could be a simple curse, while others are most definitely the work of a God) and chance for application. Also, each entry is just too short. 30 lines, loosely connected, does not make a worthy submission. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2010-10-03 08:29 PM
30 Bad Things
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Cheka Man's comment on 2010-11-12 12:55 PM


55-You can only sleep in daylight from now on



56-You get an evil aura around you that makes people treat you badly.



57-You get a stupid sounding voice



58-You get an urge to swear at law enforcement.



59-The more you eat, the more hungry you get, risking your life if it lasts long enough.



60-You can't speak, you can only sing when you want to say something.


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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2010-10-04 12:20 PM
Nice. I have some thoughts however. The first is that this could be punishments for anything. They seem a bit random. They could be things that happen if you fiddle with dark magic. Blunder your spellcasting. Touch a cursed item and so forth. Thus I am not sure if the submission works as a whole. Since each idea is so short it could easily be expanded as a list.

Idea: Personally I would make this a list of Punishments as a whole. You could write a article like blurb in the introduction explaining that these are random punishments that the GM can use in different scenarios. Explain plausible alternatives and start the list. Urge others to add as well. I think that with a nice introduction and execution of the ideas this could be a nice community effort. If you want to you can also go "all the way" and categorize ideas for a neat looking list.

This is just my two cents and you do not have to take my advice. I just see a lot of unfulfilled potential in this.

Summary: Many nice ideas and good visuals. But somewhat poorly executed.
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2010-10-05 09:34 PM
32. When you breathe, air comes out again, as water.

33. You say out loud what others think, all the time.

34. Within 10 yards of you, milk curls, wine goes sour and food spoils.

35. Ghastly voices speak from your ears in tiny voices, demanding things.

36. You glow with an eerie light.

37. Your hair stands automatically every time you spot an officer of the law.

38. You sneak into strangers houses on busy evenings against your will.

39. When you speak to people they automatically say what you intended to say and the other way around.

40. A cool and unnatural wind blows from your mouth every time you open it.

41. A majestic crown of shimmering fire floats above your head.

42. You appear to be exactly where you are, but in a different and random activity. Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2010-10-05 09:37 PM
I would love to. Here we go. Lets hope others contribute as well. Go to Comment
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