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How Weapons Become Magic Weapons
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valadaar's comment on 2012-12-27 08:50 AM
This a good addition to the list of possible magic item description, and loads better then Edisoneque making an item that solves a problem that seems to be the default.
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How Weapons Become Magic Weapons
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klauston's comment on 2012-12-27 12:34 PM
As with Shadoweagle's comment, I like using unique powers in weapons. A wizard creating a generic magic sword or weapon whenever he feels like it makes a campaign over powered and in my opinion, senseless. Go to Comment
How Weapons Become Magic Weapons
Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (Defining)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-06 12:30 AM
A nice little system that makes magical weapons identifiable from one other. As Dossta already mentioned, would be a good addition to the previous Quest here on Citadel. Go to Comment
How Weapons Become Magic Weapons
Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (Defining)
Dossta's comment on 2012-12-31 04:25 PM
I would consider adding this to the Quest about this theme: Quest -- What Makes a Weapon Magic. You'll get a little more XP for it, and it'll be linked to a bunch of related submissions. As for the system itself, I like it. You're basically saying to your PCs that they can't pre-purchase a magic weapon, since the powers it possessed in its previous owner's hands are gone, but they CAN expect their weapon to develop abilities of its own if they continue to use it. This puts a neat spin on the game, and it's an idea that I'm very eager to try out one day. Go to Comment
Procrastinamancy
Systems  (Mystical)   (General)
Kassy's comment on 2012-12-19 06:03 AM
Like chaoticwaffle, I also like what you've done by taking an everyday 'thing' (the word that I wanted to use eludes me..) and churning out a sub.

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Procrastinamancy
Systems  (Mystical)   (General)
Dossta's comment on 2012-12-27 12:56 PM
I'm not sure what I feel about this one. The idea is good, but I feel like it's missing something as it stands now. For one, you say that Fred managed to create three spells but then list only two at the end. And I have a hard time believing that a person of average background could develop a whole school of magic within a month's time. Just seems a bit fast to me, but perhaps Fred is positively brilliant.

I think what I would like to see are some more rules to this. Maybe the longer a work is procrastinated, the more "procrastination power" is built up? So the novelist who puts off writing his book for ten years winds up with a positively brilliant manuscript at the end of it? I don't know. Either way, the idea will need a lot more fleshing out before it can be really useable in a game setting. I'll have to think a bit more on it. Go to Comment
Procrastinamancy
Systems  (Mystical)   (General)
chaoticwaffle's comment on 2012-12-11 02:46 PM
This is a simply amazing idea. To turn something we all do, and some of us do more than others, into a magical art form is just awesome. Go to Comment
Ariel Lorette
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2012-12-06 06:06 PM
Ariel seems quite powerful; able to handle 30 skeletons and one of your semblances in a single melee, at the age of 16. Nevertheless; interesting lass. I like the idea of a situational berserk against only a particular type of foe. Go to Comment
Ariel Lorette
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Cheka Man's comment on 2012-12-05 07:21 PM
Interesting. Go to Comment
Ariel Lorette
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Dozus's comment on 2012-12-14 09:39 AM
Well-written, this reminds me of some dark comic book character for some reason. As SE said, she is very powerful for a teenager, but the writing's enough to keep me interested. Go to Comment
Ariel Lorette
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-12-14 03:57 PM
Interesting, but I think it could use some work.

This makes NECRO look really dysfunctional. Why lock up a virgin with a man after telling her that her virginity was the reason she would be a sacrifice? Why wait nearly 14 years to sacrifice Ariel rather than just find another virgin? Why did they wait 3 years to try to kill her after her escape? And why send such a small force against her when she'd already slain a demon right in front of them?

When you say she was a revenge child, does that mean she was used as revenge against her mother? Or that she takes revenge for her mother?

Where does her power come from? Simple berserker rage wouldn't explain the ability to come back to life after being drained of blood. Was it something she came across while imprisoned?

I'm withholding my vote for now. Go to Comment
Ariel Lorette
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-12-14 08:07 PM
That's helpful, although I still think NECRO comes across as a bit oafish.

The idea of Ariel being given powers by some kind of primal force for revenge is intriguing. I think there's more potential there. Go to Comment
Ariel Lorette
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-12-14 08:08 PM
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Ariel Lorette
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
caesar193's comment on 2012-12-14 12:41 PM
(Why didnt I reply to this one before? I thought I did. Anyway...) she didn't take on 30 skeletons and a semblance. She took on less than 30 skeletons and a semblance. The guards may be cowards, but they are not completely incompetent. They must have killed some of the skeletons. Maybe Ariel had to kill 20 or so of the skeletons.

Still, she is powerful. But only when berserking- random thugs and rapists on the streets of Grathen would only be fighting a normal girl. Who has a pair of daggers and knows how to use them. Go to Comment
Ariel Lorette
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
caesar193's comment on 2012-12-14 05:21 PM
Some very good questions. I'll have to go back through the sub.

Anyway, lets take this question by question

I'd say that perhaps NECRO lacked another cell for the girl, or couldn't imagine that they would dare risk NECRO's wrath if they did challenge them. As for why wait till Ariel was old enough to be sacrificed (all the cliche virgin sacrifices use teens instead of, say, babies- NECRO is no exception), they would want to remain inconspicuous. Too many disappearances would attract too many eyes. And as for the wait, well, NECRO had no idea where Ariel went to after she fled. And they had seen her take out a demon, so they wanted sufficient force to kill her. And they sent a small force because they still had to use stealth- Grathen would probably notice a large group of undead strolling through the streets.

As for the bit about the revenge child, takes revenge for her mother.

Her power comes from her desire to get vengeance. Revenge (perhaps a god like Nemesis? But I was thinking more along the lines of a primal force) picked her as her own, and she gained powers from that.

Does this answer all you questions? I'll go through the sub and clarify a couple of points at a later point. Go to Comment
The Semblance
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2012-12-03 02:29 AM
Ah, the missing link between the mindless shambler and the self-aware, sentient undead such as Liches or Vampires. An undead creature able to rationalize and think for itself after a fashion, but with limits. I like that they retain some of their skills from life. The Semblances would definitely be more useful for subterfuge, than direct confrontation. Go to Comment
The Semblance
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Cheka Man's comment on 2012-12-02 04:55 PM
What if a prince or princess was replaced quietly by one of these things? 5/5 Go to Comment
The Semblance
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Aralias's comment on 2012-12-04 06:38 PM
Interesting. Gets the ole' idea box working. What if a semblance somehow regained his former memories of life but still felt hopelessly compelled to fulfill his master's nefarious goal, and that goal somehow conflicted with who the semblance was in life. Yes, very interesting. Go to Comment
The Noble Expertise of Creating the Remaining Organism
Society/ Organizations  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Regional)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2012-12-02 07:08 PM
A nifty little organisation you have here. I can imagine a bunch of stuffy nobles sitting around onleather chairs;, smoking cigars; "i say, lestor! Be a good fellow and have your zombie fetch some brandy will you?" Go to Comment
The Noble Expertise of Creating the Remaining Organism
Society/ Organizations  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Regional)
Dozus's comment on 2012-12-03 08:40 AM
Clever. It does remind one of some of those 19th and early 20th century artistic societies. But with more corpses. Go to Comment
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