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MoonHunter's comment on 2005-11-07 11:04 PM
Good posts never die, they just used to get lost in the data base. So now we can find them again, and begin to build upon them.

And now I get a chance to vote on it again. :moon: Paws up! :moon: Go to Comment
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Pieh's comment on 2009-08-26 08:20 PM
I had not seen this one before now! A great old post that should see light once more. Go to Comment
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Iain's comment on 2005-11-07 03:34 AM
One of the first things I read on Strolen and still one of my favourites: this was posted up here a year or two before most of us (inc. me) currently posting arrived and deserves to be remembered! Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2012-08-22 01:10 AM
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Cheka Man's comment on 2004-07-18 07:23 PM
I love this idea-I wish I had thought of it myself.Maybe I'll use the idea of a living gate/door in a story of mine. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-01-14 09:01 AM
One of the best things on this site. Go to Comment
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2005-11-08 02:05 PM
Oh, I never noticed this in the previous incarnation of Strolen's. Good one ephe! Needless to say the eye is a good idea. Very high fantasy and very good. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-07-07 09:58 PM
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Scien's comment on 2009-08-28 03:53 PM
I could imagine that there would be a bit of flavor by changing some elements as well.

Perhaps the city is once again inhabited by populous, but due to the years of neglect and the lack of prayers, the gate has lost its ability to talk, and lost its anthropomorphic features. Perhaps it has a feebler mind now. But it still functions, and thinks. The town does not know it is intelligent.

The gate kills someone or attempts to due to rules given to it from a earlier age, and the unaware city now is on a witch hunt for the 'culprit' who closed the gate on an important figure. After several of these events happening within a short time, it becomes more apparent there is no individual at the controls.

Kind of a mystery. Although I don't know how players would go about finding the correct conclusion, or even proving it to the town, since many prayers may be necessary to restore the gate to its previous appearance and intelligence. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2013-04-18 08:50 AM
Wow, I just love this idea. The humanizing of the gate is really cool. I'd love to use this someday.

5/5.

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Fallen Angel's comment on 2008-07-08 10:07 AM
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Kassy's comment on 2012-04-16 03:55 PM


After reading through the sub and it's comments I can see why it has been rated so highly.



It's brilliant!



Have a HoH!


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hylandpad's comment on 2011-06-17 07:22 PM


I wish I could say something that hasn't been said already. A very good submission I think. I like the big golden eye - I can't help but think of big, bronze clockwork gears turning the inside the gate as numerous locks open and deadbolts slide away to swing wide the doors. Perhaps it's just me, but I feel almost attached to the poor thing, it's almost humanized by it's failure and depression. I can only imagine what a good source of information such a gate might be to the PCs, as it sees everyone who enters the city.


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hylandpad's comment on 2011-06-17 07:58 PM
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The Piecewise Librarian
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2003-11-10 04:30 PM
I like the braille idea but it seems unnessary. If the hand can see where its going, would it not also know what's on the spines? Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2003-01-07 03:27 AM
A nice end for any evil wizard, is to break the control of his slave(s) and let him (them) do the dirty work. It could be well the hand of some former enemy, still remembering something from his living days. Say the villain promised to kill all his family and friends. As he kidnapped the last child, heroes jumped in. Manola should be quite powerful, and after wrecking them somewhat he decides to kill the child, and gets attacked by the hand. Depending on the heroes' condition, it could strangle him, or only delay for a short while. Go to Comment
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Agar's comment on 2003-01-05 10:43 PM
A particually tactile hand would be able to feel the letters indented on the spines. Brail may not be neccesary. Since the person whose hand was used had to be able to read in life, they were probally well to do and possibally some sort of royalty.

Another twist could be that a person in perfectly capable of surviving the loss of a hand and an ear, but will likely be a bit miffed by whoever took them. Perhaps the one-handed man with the scarred face has an alterior motive for telling them Manola's secrets. After all, he may have an "ear" for the wizard's private life. Go to Comment
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2003-01-25 09:26 PM
Hmmm....Perhaps Manola could die and the hand would be left alone without the ability to get out (Unless it can jump, which, I suspect, it can't) and wallowing in it's own pity. Go to Comment
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Obsidian Shadow's comment on 2004-04-12 10:05 PM
It can't see where it's going, it uses it's memory to locate books. Go to Comment
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olontur's comment on 2011-12-01 08:03 AM


+.5 for the personality the Hand has, a very nice twist to the usual happy-natured Adam's Family hand clone.



I only have a problem with the Hand dragging the big old tomes when it can't hold down paper to write... Then again, it's magic!



 



:)


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