I've talked to him on a number of occassions. His submissions are based off of a game he DM's called Never Winter Nights. He has a website with information on it but I don't have it handy. Go to Comment
However, try to avoid this. If you have read my post on the Troll Gloves, you will already know a bit about Sigrin. I am not going to repeat it all here. . .
People may not have read your other posts. Put the information in again. Do not copy and paste but tell it in a different light so that each time they read one of your submissions with this character they gain one more piece of information. That way it seems almost required to read them all so you can get a real good grasp of it.
Also, detail this character out as an NPC so we can get a good understanding of who he is and what motivates him. Go to Comment
I like trolls (mine is named Grumple), so I was interested in your items. Obviously regeneration and a certain lack of glamour are requisites for such "treasures", but I would have liked some more detail in your back story, and a little more development in the items themselves. Good creative writing (you) and good reading (us) makes everything more fun. Anyway, that's my opinion. Thanks for the ideas. Go to Comment
what burns me is that i worked my backside off on my latest submission all weekend, and presented 4 items in 1 entry, with enormous amount of detail. You managed to bump me off 'recent submissions' into oblivion, with 3 individual items that each raise one score a point, and allow regeneration. Ok, needed to get that off my chest. Sorry, absolutely nothing against the entries themselves, per se. :)
would you consider entering 3 very related items with short descriptions in one shot next time. Go to Comment
Actually this is more of a type of item... rather than a single magical item. These are things in the 'enchanter's almanac, moderately accessible enchantments... like +1 weapons and the like. I would polish up the post some then link it to the Class of Items- Weapon codex http://www.strolen.com/content.php?node=1163
I quite like this - that is, it's a good first idea and a nice concept. However...
1) Please don't include stats. Most of us don't use D&D and some people have never used it. Here's an example of how you could put the stat bit better:
a) Grants a small amount of bonus slashing damage.
b) Gives the wearer a small amount of regeneration, similar to but less than that enjoyed by a troll.
c) Makes the wearer duller; he does not seem to "sparkle" as much in conversation. A minor effect, but he will no longer be as good a diplomat as before. (you may come up with a better way of putting this!)
Also, the backstory, whilst not bad, could be better. Instead of putting "some generic magic user", why not invent a monk and write about how and why he needed these and asked a magic user to make them. You don't necessarily need much - just a paragraph or two. If you want, you could bring in the issue of how and why a monk (stereotypically holy, honourable, etc.) came up with the idea of cutting off a troll's hands and drying them. Also, it might have been hard to find a mage willing to make such an item - how did he find one? As I say, you don't have to address this - you could do other things - but those are suggestions.
Overall though, not bad - I do like the concept and powers. Hope this comment is of some help. Go to Comment
Orchound - A large canine with tusk like bottom teeth. Orcs bred these dogs to help them in battle by grappling with foes, and dragging them to the ground. Despite their fearsome appearance and loud bark, they are trained not to kill, this is the venue of the warrior, not his hound.