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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
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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
The Troll Leash
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Murometz's comment on 2010-10-07 08:29 AM
I've also been pondering a Trollish Bris ceremony, and I have realized something. No matter what they chop off or how much, would not regeneration quickly do its work, defeating the Bris' purpose?

One to grow on... Go to Comment
The Troll Leash
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Murometz's comment on 2010-10-07 08:37 AM
Teaser rocks. "They have a cave-troll" is right up there with "We're gonna need a bigger boat" Go to Comment
The Troll Leash
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Murometz's comment on 2011-02-10 10:02 AM


Bump. I just love the idea of troll leashes. It has a 'classic item'  feel.


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The Troll Leash
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axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-06 08:46 PM
"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?"

Got to leave the PCs something to do, but this would make a great RP scene.

Murometz's aspiring mage stands along the wall at the council of mages as they discuss methods for preparing the Regent's Army for battle with the Duke. The job of the pages is three fold learn from example, keep the goblets full and block the drafts. Murometz's young page shivers, rattling the metal tray and metal pitcher in his hands. The noise was louder than he thought and all the mages turn to look at him.

"DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD, CAUSE WE ARE TRYING TO SAVE YOUR KINGDOM, SO PLEASE IF YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE NOISE TACK A USEFUL IDEA ON THE END OF IT" snaps Lord Hokum Rokum-demon bound mage of east.

"Why....why....don't you just ask the Orcs how the leash works......."

Hokum stands and draws his arms as if to cast, but stops and a quizzical look crosses his face. The Elven delegation looks at each other sideways and the Arch Mage opens his mouth as if to speak, but instead just nods his head and says nothing. Hokum sits down and says "Very good, thank you" Go to Comment
The Troll Leash
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valadaar's comment on 2010-10-07 10:05 AM
That assumes a D&D centered troll, not a Tolkienesque one :)
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The Troll Leash
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valadaar's comment on 2010-10-08 01:16 PM


Very  well done  axlerowes!  A nice item.


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30 Halfling Holidays
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)
Cheka Man's comment on 2010-10-06 06:53 PM
Simply delightful, and a 5/5 for your effort. Go to Comment
30 Halfling Holidays
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2010-10-07 07:45 AM
I like this, I do not use Halflings in my games usually. But these bad boys can easily be transfered to any setting or people. Well not ANY, but you catch my drift. Good work. Go to Comment
30 Halfling Holidays
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Dozus's comment on 2011-05-10 08:50 AM


Love it! The world's in the details, so to speak, and you've handled them well.


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30 Halfling Holidays
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Murometz's comment on 2010-10-06 03:11 PM
I am only half-way through, but this definitely gives me a sense of the culture of your world's halflings and certainly a window is opened on their values as well.

Holy cow, if this is any indication of the level of detail and wonderful minutae your world entails, I'd like to RP in it. Love it.

I am a big fan of these labors-of-love. Although no one in their right mind, would ever *need* to know all this, it is awesome that all this information is there, for when you DO need it.

Great sense of verisimilitude!! They are all believable halfling holidays. Every one.

Faves so far, 1. Ogre Day, 2. Flower-Counting Day, 3. Walking-Day, 4. Hide and Seek Week Go to Comment
30 Halfling Holidays
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Murometz's comment on 2010-10-06 03:13 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
30 Halfling Holidays
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axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-06 02:37 PM
I was inspired by the list of halfling gifts, if you see any word errors please let me know, I would like to hand this out to my group. Go to Comment
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