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Four 5s (A Puzzle Dungeon)
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)
Mourngrymn's comment on 2010-11-17 11:27 PM


If I could get anyone in my group to sit down and try to figure that out as opposed to just bashing through it...


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Four 5s (A Puzzle Dungeon)
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)
Murometz's comment on 2010-10-21 04:48 PM


As a GM one always has to keep in mind some logical reasons for a "dungeon" existing, as well as working out some sane reasons why it is populated by monsters, traps, puzzles, etc...



This intro is as good as any, when it comes to that.



 



Will comment further as soon as I make some sense and semblance of all the math :)



The challenge is to get the PCs to interact with the puzzle as part of the game world and not just as disembodied problem. Yep, theres the rub! 

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Four 5s (A Puzzle Dungeon)
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axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-21 10:25 AM
Update: There was a mistake in the symbols for the 5 digit problem. I am sorry if anyone else tried to solve the problem. It is now corrected and should be use able.


A+A+A=##

this is correct. Go to Comment
Four 5s (A Puzzle Dungeon)
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)
axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-23 08:26 PM
Only the 4th problem really involves any math.

The first problem is data management.

Second problem is a trick question.

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Four 5s (A Puzzle Dungeon)
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)
Fallen Angel's comment on 2010-10-23 05:01 AM
Four 5s (A Puzzle Dungeon)
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)
slartibartfast's comment on 2010-10-24 05:18 PM


Nice job!  Some interesting puzzles to consider either as you have them laid out or on their own.


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D.V. Agina: Modern Rage Mages
NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)
Strolen's comment on 2010-10-14 10:39 PM


Rage Mages are the new...um....rage.


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D.V. Agina: Modern Rage Mages
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Cheka Man's comment on 2010-10-14 05:07 PM


Partly hillarious. 4.5/5


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D.V. Agina: Modern Rage Mages
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axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-15 05:13 AM
I was trying to show Dante "storing" up his anger, before calmly leaving to give his talk. I can imagine an RPG setting, were Rage mages would have to rant to recharge their batteries-a built in roleplaying mechanic.

As for politicians, I think you are right rage mages would make awful politicians. Who would vote angry unreasonable men into office?

The United State's current political climate is being dominated by angry ranting men who just use their anger to get more powerful.....the Tea Party may be all Rage Mages... Go to Comment
D.V. Agina: Modern Rage Mages
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axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-15 07:28 PM
Would he be as angry a man if he didn't go through public school with a name like Dante V. Agina? Go to Comment
D.V. Agina: Modern Rage Mages
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2010-10-14 10:41 PM


Hell to the yes, I have fansubs! I really ought to just write a whole series of stories about these guys. The only problem is the sheer amount of cussing.


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D.V. Agina: Modern Rage Mages
NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)
angryscotsman93's comment on 2010-10-15 02:34 AM
Also, thanks for the shoutout. That's one keynote address I'd agree to in five seconds flat. I'd just stride out there and go, "Okay, thanks for coming out! I'm Mr. Scotsman, though you can call me A.G.- WHAT THE F@*#!? GET OFF THAT GODDAMN CELLPHONE, YOU MINDLESS JACKASS!"

*three fireballs and a police interrogation later*

"Dude, that one cop was totally interested in me. She- oh, right. Belligerus. So, about that guy- he was completely NUTS."

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D.V. Agina: Modern Rage Mages
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2010-10-15 02:41 AM


One quick things about ascetics, though- their whole deal isn't that they only stay calm to put on a good public face. Instead, their main flaw is that instead of letting off wee bits of anger to take off the overall pressure, like pressure off a fault line, the Ascetic tries too hard to keep all that energy bottled up until, one fateful day, it just plain implodes on the poor fellow and he goes on a rampage.



Therefore, if Dante here was an Ascetic, he'd try to store up all that anger until, at some point, he'd just go off like a hand grenade with Tourettes. Also, Rage Mages just plain don't make for good politicians- they generally just don't have the patience, and the time they spend campaigning could just as well be put to use getting really, REALLY angry about stuff and becoming more powerful.



Just FYI., dude.


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D.V. Agina: Modern Rage Mages
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slartibartfast's comment on 2010-10-15 05:35 AM


Nice job.  Very interesting and colorful character, this A.V.Agina.  Although I'd suspect that, for players to take him seriously, I'd need to change the name.  One question which arises is, what would be an example of what might happen when you "feed the rage" too much?  (To the point where, as AngryScottsman alluded in his post, rational judgement clouds over and reason gives way to barbarism.)  I'm assuming that a well-trained mage rage would have tools in place to handle that, such as incantations which burn off rage, but have little outward effect?


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D.V. Agina: Modern Rage Mages
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slartibartfast's comment on 2010-10-15 09:47 AM
Now that I think about it more, perhaps that could be the rage mage's achilles tendon; pushing a rage mage past a certain point, and their rage-fueled incantations become too powerful for them to control. Go to Comment
The Troll Leash
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
Pieh's comment on 2010-10-08 02:21 PM


Yaaaa! That was most excellent, Dude. I agree with what everyone else has said, and have not much more to add. Good work.


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The Troll Leash
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
Cheka Man's comment on 2010-10-06 07:41 PM
A useful item, Orcs are much more then walking hit points, they have brains too. Go to Comment
The Troll Leash
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2010-10-07 08:17 AM
I like the teaser! A solid idea with a good execution. Good work! Go to Comment
The Troll Leash
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Murometz's comment on 2010-10-06 08:40 PM
TROLLISH BRIS??!!! lmao. Circumcized trolls!! That could be its own sub

Oh how frustrating it must be for the human and elven mages to swallow the fact that they cannot reproduce or mimic "orcish magic"

Troll Steering. Well done!


One nagging thought though.... What would stop a human/elf from capturing an orc, and simply forcing/torturing/magically probing him into spilling the secrets of the Troll Leash?

Human Mage: Tell me how it works
Orc: No!
Human Mage: Tell me or we'll kill you..slowly
Orc: Mm, k. Well, we start at an early age, and then there is the bracelet of odor-killing and.....

Though I guess the fact that you mention orcs understand trolls in a way humans/elves cannot, which makes perfect sense, may be the answer to my question.

I like the orcish flavor here! Tolkien would have incorporated these leashes into his middle-earth saga me'thinks, if he knew these bad-boys existed. Go to Comment
The Troll Leash
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Murometz's comment on 2010-10-07 08:25 AM
I now know whats been missing in my life this whole time. A page, to keep my goblet full and block the drafts. :) Go to Comment
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