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Literacy Learner
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2004-03-10 09:10 AM
On the subject of the term "masterwork", Ylorea is of course perfectly correct.

Chalkboards (or something similar) would certainly exist in a medieval/fantasy universe since they are an invaluble tool for both the sage and the teacher. However, like Agar, I just don't see point of all this work. Why not just quarry slate, which is both easier and cheaper, and produces much better results. Go to Comment
Literacy Learner
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Agar's comment on 2004-03-09 11:40 PM
Just some notes to point out.

1: Resin wiped with a damp cloth will become sticky once more and pull fiber from the cloth, rather than become clean.

2: The masterwork quality (a D&D 3ed term btw) weighs more and works worse, and so hardly seems worthy of the term masterwork.

3: Tradionally, blackboards were made of slate. It quarries into sheets easily and can be planed smooth with little effort. If it could be lightened and made stronger, it would serve as more of a masterwork piece. Go to Comment
Literacy Learner
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Agar's comment on 2004-03-10 12:46 PM
Well done. Ok, with a hardener, the learners are feasible. And with the non-D&D use of masterwork, the "masterwork" learner makes a sort of sense, especially if it accented with finery, like precious metals or stones.

This is a good and simple item that cen help flesh out a society. Good work. Go to Comment
Literacy Learner
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Ylorea's comment on 2004-03-10 01:59 AM
Points noted... Let me bring up the defense:

1: Resin can me alchemicaly manipulated to harden and resist water. (that is actualy the idea, but I should probably have made that clearer)

2: From a chemical perspective, the more expensive version is not the better one, so yes it is a bad deal, but not all actions of people are always the smartest ones.

Last but not least some historical background on the term "masterwork":
digging into the past, when quilds where plentyfull, a young man (or woman) would join a quild and first be appointed apprentice, then rising thru experience and the ranks of social order, one would be allowed to create a masterwork piece. A piece of high quality and great craftmanship that would then be judged. If this item would be judged of masterwork quality, one would be allowed to be a master and thus train young apprentices and ask higher prices for their work.

Ergo Masterwork is not a D&D term, it is a medieval term. Go to Comment
Literacy Learner
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Obsidian Shadow's comment on 2004-03-29 06:17 PM
many of the people here on this site create fantastical items of great power and influence in order to stand out and receive good ratings. Your 'Literacy Learner' does not slay dragons, nor does it kill with a touch. However, I am impressed with the simplicity and practicality of your item. After all, where would all those famous wizards be if they couldn't read a simple spell? Good work, and hope to hear more from you soon. Go to Comment
Literacy Learner
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-10-29 05:25 PM
Simple but very useful in any literate world. Go to Comment
Coquille
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2003-11-12 04:42 AM
Nice, but just to be sure:

Why did the wearer die, when the shield is removed? Go to Comment
Coquille
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
CaptainPenguin's comment on 2003-11-12 01:30 PM
Excellent! I enjoy immensely. Go to Comment
Coquille
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2003-11-12 03:01 AM
This is an inspired item. It has a number of nice touches (the blessing to Athena followers/ cursed for Ares), and variable power.

Two thumbs up Go to Comment
Coquille
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-11-12 07:00 AM
oops... I forgot one nasty habit of the shield.... I will edit this in in a couple of seconds... Go to Comment
Coquille
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2007-01-23 09:48 PM
D&D! :D

BUMP, quirky shield. Go to Comment
Coquille
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2013-05-08 10:21 AM
Wow, this shield has a rather dramatic side effect.
I'd suggest the following:

When the shield catches arrows in this manner, it stores the damage and slows dissipates it while the shield is held. If taken off before the energies have dissipated, then the bearer takes the damage. Rate of dissipation of course is left to the GM, say 1 hour per arrow.


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Castel under Siege
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
Barbarian Horde's comment on 2004-09-10 11:06 PM
A plot twist to this would be for one PC to be named Margrave of the castle. Then when PCs come to claim the land, they find it under seige. The defenders are stout, but time is limited. This worked well for me to get PCs on same page. How to draw off troops and get the odds slightly better for our heros!
Alex Go to Comment
Castel under Siege
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
Agar's comment on 2003-08-19 06:51 PM
I know this castle is tied to the floating rock discussion we've had here, but could you look that up and add it to the plot so people who want to use it can know what it does?

A good plot and a good way to give the players an idea for a base of operations that is mobile. If they can find some floating stone, what group wouldn't want to build a house on top of one and be able to take all thier stuff with them while they adventure? Go to Comment
Castel under Siege
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2006-01-27 09:40 AM
OK - it's a castle and it's under attack - fine so far

But - why should the PCs get involved? - why should they care? - after all, it's not their castle

Maybe if there was a little more background, hinting perhaps at the power of the mage who made his island home float through the air and his legendary generosity to those who display courage, honour and generosity

Always ask yourself this: If I were playing and the GM presented this situation, how would I react?
If the answer is ignore it, there's something wrong

Remember - the PCs have to want to get involved

Overall - not a bad idea but needs some fleshing out - 2.5 / 5 Go to Comment
Castel under Siege
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
Zylithan's comment on 2005-11-15 12:47 AM
I understand your want to not tie us down to your specific campaign and I think that's important. But I would say go ahead and give us a couple possible motivations or back stories, or give us one and let us ignore it. Go to Comment
Pouch of many (un) usefull things
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Barbarian Horde's comment on 2003-07-08 07:58 AM
great fun - for the GM that is Go to Comment
Pouch of many (un) usefull things
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Barbarian Horde's comment on 2005-02-02 10:24 PM
I'm starting a campaign with some people I've played with before and I know how treasure hungery they are I think someone is gonna end up with this nice little treat... Evil GM Laugh Go to Comment
Pouch of many (un) usefull things
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
ephemeralstability's comment on 2003-07-08 10:50 AM
Very nice little item. Just a question: where did the item come from: was it the result of an enchantment gone wrong by an unqualified mage trying to create a bag of holding? Or is it a practical joke created by some naughty bard? Go to Comment
Pouch of many (un) usefull things
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Agar's comment on 2003-07-08 02:22 PM
I like this item. It's very true that some of these items could be useful in certain situations, but that can be changed. It gives me an idea for an item... Go to Comment
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