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The Blade of Intuition
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Dossta's comment on 2011-04-22 12:21 PM


First off, I must say that I like the idea of this blade a lot.  After all, what better way is there for a GM to give the party hints or point out the (blindingly obvious) clues that they always seem to miss?  However, I would really like it to be a little better defined.



I think my main stumbling block is the source of the "hunches" or "ideas" that a PC gets.  Does the player have to state the hunch out loud?  Does the GM assign them based on a random dice roll, perhaps modified by the character's intelligence?  Does the sword get these hunches on its own?



Without a clear idea of the hunch that the sword is trying to prove, I think that a player could become lost really quickly, not understanding what the sword is supposed to be doing.  If this central concept is codified a bit more cleanly, this submission would easily move from a 4 to a 5 in my mind.


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The Blade of Intuition
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
OmegaDraco's comment on 2011-08-30 02:35 PM


Very clever GM tool! It's fun thinking that players could feel like something would happen if they kick this tripwire only to be greeted by a nasty trap if they do. Even better, they could feel compelled to say something rude to a half-ogre, receive a minor beating, and then receive help and/or praise from someone who can aid them in their current mission. I really love that this sword can be as bitter as it is sweet and can help as often as hurt. Good read!


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Corran's Cooking Set
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Cheka Man's comment on 2011-03-27 03:59 PM


I want this for my flat.


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Corran's Cooking Set
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Ted's comment on 2011-03-27 12:58 PM
Update: Oops, formatting error. Go to Comment
Corran's Cooking Set
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Ted's comment on 2011-03-27 10:21 PM
Update: Better explanation of how the items were created. Go to Comment
Corran's Cooking Set
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Dossta's comment on 2013-05-28 04:18 PM
I enjoy Corran's various creations (and mishaps). Magic items should be created with a purpose in mind, and more of them should have mundane purposes like this. Go to Comment
Corran's Cooking Set
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Dossta's comment on 2013-06-03 01:27 PM
Corran's Coffee Spoons:

A natural outgrowth of Corran's culinary experimentation, the coffee spoons were created as quick gifts to give to friends and as wedding favors for his marriage to Bethany. Coffee spoons come in a variety of flavors, but are distinguishable via a small engraving set into the handle of each elaborately worked silver teaspoon.

SC: Sugar and cream
CC: Cinnamon-chocolate
VC: Vanilla-caramel
RC: Rum and cream

The second "C" in every variety doubles as Corran's initial. Using a coffee spoon has the added benefit of purifying and mellowing the coffee it is used on -- even the harshest brew becomes smooth and palatable after a few good stirs. Poisons are also completely neutralized. Go to Comment
Corran's Cooking Set
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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-03-27 03:57 PM


Good characterization of Corran. The link to Vulcan's Walking Stick was broken but I was able to find it through search.



This was an entertaining read. Characters and items like these can definitely be used to "flavor" a campaign.



I do have one question. How was the cooking set created? That part seems a little vague but is key to the whole piece. Did it originally belong to the royal chef? Was the walking stick somehow involved?


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Corran's Cooking Set
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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-03-27 10:57 PM
A nice addition.

I also noticed that the link to Vulcan's Walking Stick has been fixed. Go to Comment
Corran's Cooking Set
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Gossamer's comment on 2013-06-03 02:12 PM
xD The lid of the chamberpot.... Ahrm, do they have a distinguishing look to them, or do they just look like normal utensils? And if so, how would one know that they've acquired them? Through cooking only? What material are they made of, can they be destroyed? Go to Comment
The King's Issues with Ale...
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
Pieh's comment on 2011-03-26 12:04 PM


Simple and useful. I like it..


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The King's Issues with Ale...
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Cheka Man's comment on 2011-03-21 06:21 PM


A fun little quest here, not every quest has to be world-shattering.


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The King's Issues with Ale...
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valadaar's comment on 2013-12-13 10:28 AM
This is nice - almost feels like a kids made-for-tv type adventure. There certainly is a place for those :)

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The King's Issues with Ale...
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Ted's comment on 2011-03-24 03:47 PM
Update: EDITED FOR GREAT JUSTICE! Go to Comment
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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The King's Issues with Ale...
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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
The King's Issues with Ale...
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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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The Chair of Malicious Truth
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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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The Chair of Malicious Truth
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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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