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The Blade of Intuition
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Ted's comment on 2011-03-28 01:10 PM
Update: Bbcode oops Go to Comment
The Blade of Intuition
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Ted's comment on 2011-03-28 01:10 PM
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The Blade of Intuition
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Ted's comment on 2011-03-29 01:13 AM
I've struggled for a while to post this one (It was started just after I posted the Spectacles)- it wasn't until I actually realized "This sword emulates how Sherlock/Dr. House thinks" that I was able to really hammer it out. Go to Comment
The Blade of Intuition
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Ted's comment on 2011-04-23 07:04 PM
If I could give this comment another +5 XP, I would. Go to Comment
The Blade of Intuition
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Ted's comment on 2011-04-24 04:12 PM
Update: Big blurb at the end on hunches. Go to Comment
The Blade of Intuition
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Dossta's comment on 2011-04-22 01:21 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
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OmegaDraco's comment on 2011-08-30 03:35 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 04:59 PM


I want this for my flat.


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Corran's Cooking Set
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Murometz's comment on 2016-05-12 03:44 PM
What val said! Go to Comment
Corran's Cooking Set
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-21 02:16 PM
The Corran subs are true treasure of the Citadel. I have enjoyed everyone of them, thank you Ted. This one could use just a little buff and polish to really make the witty tone shine, but I enjoyed it all the same. However, usually Corran's creation have a little tick or quirk to them. These items, while the telling of the story is fun, the items themselves lack a Corran's typical pluck and eccentricity.

What if the items also got imbued with the cooks snobbery and will refuse to cook certain dishes or use lesser ingredients or combinations of ingredients.

Example: What if the pots refuse to open because you are trying to boil a fish.

Bethany: What is wrong with the lid to these pots? CORRAN DID YOU WELD THESE THINGS SHUT LIKE WITH THE TEAPOT?!?

Corran's Scribe who had been ideally taking notes in the kitchen passes Bethany a note as he can speak the unspoken language of Corran's items: Dearest Beth, The pot says that it is wrong to boil skate wings. He has talked to frying pan and he is completely ready, just place the wings in him about 8 minutes before it is time to serve,
Yours truly,
CS

Bethany: But my father loves fish stew, tell the pots just to make a stew, papa will be here in a few hour.s

CS: My Darling Bethany,
The Pot says you father will like the skate wings pan fried.
Love always,
CS

Bethany: My father hate the look of pan fried fish, he likes food he can slurp, beside he says fish tastes too strong when you don't stew it. *The Pot is now cold to the touch*

CS:
Oh Sweetest Beth,
The Pot and pan have agreed that your father is a tasteless philistine and he would be better off eating with the pigs, because they would not lower themselves to serve a man who does appreciate fresh skate wings.
Longing for your touch,
CS
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Corran's Cooking Set
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-21 02:18 PM


The Corran subs are true treasure of the Citadel. I have enjoyed everyone of them, thank you Ted. This one could use just a little buff and polish to really make the witty tone shine, but I enjoyed it all the same. However, usually Corran's creation have a little tick or quirk to them. These items, while the telling of the story is fun, the items themselves lack a Corran's typical pluck and eccentricity.



What if the items also got imbued with the cooks snobbery and will refuse to cook certain dishes or use lesser ingredients or combinations of ingredients.



Example: What if the pots refuse to open because you are trying to boil a fish.



Bethany: What is wrong with the lid to these pots? CORRAN DID YOU WELD THESE THINGS SHUT LIKE WITH THE TEAPOT?!?



Corran's Scribe who had been ideally taking notes in the kitchen passes Bethany a note as he can speak the unspoken language of Corran's items: Dearest Beth, The pot says that it is wrong to boil skate wings. He has talked to frying pan and he is completely ready, just place the wings in him about 8 minutes before it is time to serve,



Yours truly,



CS



Bethany: But my father loves fish stew, tell the pots just to make a stew, papa will be here in a few hour.s



CS: My Darling Bethany,



The Pot says you father will like the skate wings pan fried.



Love always,



CS



Bethany: My father hates the look of pan fried fish, he likes food he can slurp, beside he says fish tastes too strong when you don't stew it. *The Pot is now cold to the touch*



CS:



Oh Sweetest Beth,



The Pot and pan have agreed that your father is a tasteless philistine and he would be better off eating with the pigs, because they would not lower themselves to serve a man who does not appreciate fresh skate wings.



Longing for your touch,



CS

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Corran's Cooking Set
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valadaar's comment on 2016-05-12 08:38 AM
Nice items, and great comments. Axles' dialog especially :)
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Corran's Cooking Set
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Ted's comment on 2011-03-27 01:58 PM
Update: Oops, formatting error. Go to Comment
Corran's Cooking Set
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Ted's comment on 2011-03-27 11:21 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 05:18 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 02:27 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 04:57 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 11:57 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 03:12 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...
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Pieh's comment on 2011-03-26 01:04 PM


Simple and useful. I like it..


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Nomadic Library

       By: Murometz

Saril had a dream. To open a library in the windswept wastes of Naarish, so that the people of the many villages and towns spread over the hundreds of leagues of desert could discover the joys of his books. For a whole year he kept his library open, but alas, almost no one came.

That is when Saril came up with his new idea. If people didn't travel to read his books, he would travel to them! Saril closed his library, hired a team of twelve camels, loaded up the beasts with all of his books and proceeded to invent the first nomadic library.

Now children and adults alike, looked forward to hearing the bells of Saril's camels as he entered their villages, as he tirelessly traversed the deserts in a long circuitous route, visiting every village and town he came across, in turn. It came to pas that Saril's traveling library came to some fame, and that is how the folk of Naarish became literate.

A word of warning though. Naarish has only six thousand volumes. He deals with those that lose or steal his tomes quite "harshly", by bypassing the town or village which was responsible for losing one of his books for that calendar year.

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