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Beardspiders
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Dossta's comment on 2012-10-18 01:51 PM

Plot Hook: during a bawdy night at the local tavern (while off-duty), the local dwarven constable nods off briefly.  He wakes to nothing amiss, other than a mild headache and a slight numb feeling on his chin, presumably from resting his head on the table for too long.  He resumes duty, only to go into a coma a day later.  The doctors who treated him think the coma was caused by bad alcohol and are ready to dismiss the case, but the constable's deputy is suspicious.  In reality, someone took the constable's inebriation as an opportunity to plant a few cold forge spiders in his beard (which are decidedly more toxic).  They look enough like beardspiders to the untrained eye, and have blended in with his colony.  The constable will remain in a coma until the cold forge spiders are found and exterminated (the aggressive invaders bite him almost every day, keeping his system flooded with toxin).

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Beardspiders
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Tundra's comment on 2013-01-14 09:23 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Thirty Punchlines to Dwarven Dirty Jokes
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Strolen's comment on 2012-09-26 01:23 PM
Some I just didn't get. Others were plainly obviously. At first I didn't like it, then I accepted it, then I enjoyed it. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-09-25 06:43 PM
Definitely dwarven, but not what I was expecting. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-09-25 09:25 PM
forgot to vote Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2012-09-25 08:04 PM
This would be an easy 5 for me, if the jokes to the punchlines were included. Regardless, #'s 2,15,28, 29 made me laugh. Go to Comment
Thirty Punchlines to Dwarven Dirty Jokes
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-09-25 08:09 PM
Why can't you tell jokes online timing Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2012-09-28 09:49 PM
I actually liked that you had to fill in the jokes yourself. It made me laugh :)
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Dossta's comment on 2012-09-26 01:23 PM
Amusing in its own right. I agree with Muro that including the jokes would improve the submission, but as it is I can still bring the PCs in at the tail end of a dwarven conversation (if you'll forgive the pun). Go to Comment
Four Forges: A simple board game played by Dwarves
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Strolen's comment on 2012-09-23 01:23 PM
Took me a second to get the hang of it but your description explained it very well. Will have to put this together with my eldest and see how it turns out!

Excellent background on the game as well. Felt it was perfect and gave a lot of personality to it. Great sub! Go to Comment
Four Forges: A simple board game played by Dwarves
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Strolen's comment on 2012-09-23 01:25 PM
Crumb, out of votes for the day. Wondering why that was. "I'll be back." Go to Comment
Four Forges: A simple board game played by Dwarves
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Strolen's comment on 2012-09-26 01:55 PM
Got my votes!! Go to Comment
Four Forges: A simple board game played by Dwarves
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Agar's comment on 2012-09-25 05:26 PM
Definitely a game I need to try out for myself, but a solid and wonderful sub. I like the descriptions of how dwarves of different ages/eras view the game. Great work! Go to Comment
Four Forges: A simple board game played by Dwarves
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Dozus's comment on 2013-01-22 02:28 PM
Neat! I would certainly try this out. Good to see you're play-testing it for functionality.

Instead of paint, I'm picturing a very dwarfy board made from the actual stones the colors represent. Go to Comment
Four Forges: A simple board game played by Dwarves
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Murometz's comment on 2012-09-24 08:13 PM
I am also very tempted to try this out with my boys! :-)

Great one axle! Although the game itself is simple, I'm sure that making up such a game from scratch, is less simple. It actually seems playable, and the background makes it come alive. The "corrupting influence", and "played in hospices"and so on are really nice touches.

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axlerowes's comment on 2012-09-23 12:28 PM
Four Forges: A simple board game played by Dwarves
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-09-23 11:17 PM
CAN NOT GET THOSE SAMPLE BOARDS TO BE ANY SMALLER! Go to Comment
Four Forges: A simple board game played by Dwarves
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-10-20 10:01 AM
Update: Funny you should HoH this today cause we play finally play tested this at board game gathering using risk pieces as stones and a board drawn on a wet erase grid map. It was ok, but after just one game we decided to add mining. Mining keeps a player from being isolated early in the game. We also found that it does not matter much if players start with 6 types of each stones or just a random 18 stone. The key to the game is table talk and horse trading. Go to Comment
Four Forges: A simple board game played by Dwarves
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-10-20 10:49 AM
just played with mining, it makes the game awful don't bother with mining Go to Comment
Four Forges: A simple board game played by Dwarves
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valadaar's comment on 2012-10-19 12:04 PM
I like this - and the use of graphics definitely helps! Go to Comment
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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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