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Oscar the Uplifted Octopus
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Cheka Man's comment on 2012-01-11 11:51 AM


What kind of Octopus is he? A blue ringed one with a deadly bite?


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Oscar the Uplifted Octopus
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-11 07:10 AM
Sounds like an interesting setting, and genetic engeneering is very likely to get a complex creature right on the first go. Many octopi are solitary predators/scavengers, so it is understandable if any uplifted species do not turn out very sociable. Tough someone has to have him teached some cursewords.... Any more on that setting? Go to Comment
Oscar the Uplifted Octopus
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Phaidros's comment on 2012-01-11 02:49 PM
Doh! I wanted to say "wrong", not right. So hard thinking about the one I wrote the opposite... If the genengineers wanted a social cephalopod, they might have been better off with a cuttlefish. Go to Comment
Oscar the Uplifted Octopus
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-01-21 06:43 PM


This sounds fun, I could stand to hear a little more about him


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Oscar the Uplifted Octopus
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valadaar's comment on 2013-11-21 08:17 PM
Not bad, though as Axle said, I would enjoy more :)
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Oscar the Uplifted Octopus
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2012-01-10 11:57 PM
Update: Fixed a spelling error. Go to Comment
Oscar the Uplifted Octopus
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2012-01-11 03:38 PM
I based it off of Eclipse Phase, where one of the possible character species is an Uplifted animal that has been created using genetic engineering with human-level intelligence. This was one of my character ideas. Go to Comment
Oscar the Uplifted Octopus
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2012-01-11 03:55 PM
You know, I hadn't really thought about that. I'd really only thought of the basic idea behind him. Go to Comment
Oscar the Uplifted Octopus
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Gossamer's comment on 2013-11-22 02:27 PM
Short, but it's such a weird idea that it deserves an extra .5. I had to read it like 3 times before I got that he was an octopus though. Go to Comment
Blast Cane
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-10-25 08:24 AM
Why? Do you often encounter the need to turn people into mush? Go to Comment
Blast Cane
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-10-25 08:25 AM


A decent sub, simple and useful.


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Blast Cane
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Cheka Man's comment on 2010-10-24 05:38 PM


I'd love one of these and the ability to use it.


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Blast Cane
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Cheka Man's comment on 2010-10-25 09:58 AM
It would just make me feel safer living on my own. I'd only use it as a weapon under great provocation. Go to Comment
Blast Cane
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Cheka Man's comment on 2010-10-27 07:18 PM
I'm in the UK, handguns are banned after an idiot murdered 16 children and a teacher with them in 1996. Go to Comment
Blast Cane
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valadaar's comment on 2014-03-31 08:11 AM
Its an interesting wrapping for a fairly straightforward item. It certainly can fit into many game systems.

It does have a fairly utilitarian origin - if the ranger could so easily produce the item, with just the addition of Ironwood, than I would expect the item to not be that rare and special at all.




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Blast Cane
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2010-10-24 04:31 PM


Just to tell you, the CDN and PLAA are factions in a world I'll be posting up here sooner or later.


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Blast Cane
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2010-10-24 08:44 PM
Thanks, man. Now, the main purpose of this weapon in the period where my game takes place is to provide a discrete method of self-defense for spies (well, at least it's discrete BEFORE he starts sending guys flying left and right). You see, in the world I made, the CDN and PLAA factions make a policy of hiring a large number of mages to act as spies and secret agents. Although these agents are incredibly subtle and often highly skilled in at least one form of martial arts, there are many circumstances where the hammer's more useful than the scalpel. However, until those points, you have to be able to hide that hammer. Therefore, since most of their agents are already mages (magic is very useful when undercover, since it can't be traced back to a specific country and can be used for everything from blasting down a door to hiding in plain sight), the Blast Cane is a natural choice for a weapon. Go to Comment
Blast Cane
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2010-10-26 12:03 AM
True enough. However, both sides try to keep the weapons a closely-guarded secret. They know that the other major power, along with a fair number of mages, know about them, but the majority of the populace doesn't quite realize what these weapons are- a state of affairs both sides would rather keep. This is because for every minute they spend fighting each other, they spend half an hour dealing with criminal gangs and terrorists- individuals who either can't hire mages or who can only attract mages that didn't have the benefit of learning about the blast canes, or the finer points of using them. Therefore, since most enemy groups are in the dark, both the CAD and the PLAA's Shadow Bloc (their secret police/paramilitary operations/secret assassination agency) have agreed that when it comes to blast canes, the benefits outweigh the flaws. Go to Comment
Blast Cane
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
angryscotsman93's comment on 2010-10-26 12:45 AM
Also, they are very rare, which is why the only people you'll find wielding them on a regular basis are spies (who tend not to identify themselves, as you could understand). The process behind their creation is very expensive, time-consuming, and difficult, which limits just how many can be produced. This isn't a mass-produced weapon at all- it's a rare and valuable tool that's only wielded by the finest warriors in the competitive world of espionage. Go to Comment
Blast Cane
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
slartibartfast's comment on 2010-10-24 05:25 PM


Nice idea; good way to bolster combat abilities of the typical mage.


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