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Asthedrir
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Scrasamax's comment on 2017-02-07 04:12 PM
I like these guys, like Muro said, Melnibonean vibe is good Go to Comment
Asthedrir
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EchoMirage's comment on 2017-02-08 05:00 AM
Actually, I'd argument that the Asthedrir are quite dissimilar from the Melniboneans - they are pragmatic, secular, and do not give in to hedonism easily (except for some noteworthy exceptions).
What I catch is a Clint Eastwood vibe - "Get off my lawn, goddamn humans."
They are realists. In all but the most naive of fantasy settings, reality has some severe flaws. They are too smart to delude themselves - they take flaws at face value. Which explains their grumpy attitude. I don;t think them angry - rather, they are cold, critical, scathing and abrasive (except towards the rare few who actually deserve respect).
Stimulants, research and work are ways to feel alive, and drive away existentialism.
The above would also explain their cold and uncaring attitude. Let's face it, in the grand scope, a vast majority of humans are replaceable and interchangeable, and the individual matters to those few close to him. So why should the Elves care?
They do not have religion - I can imagine an Asthendir soul being a conscientious objector to the afterlife, refusing to pass the pearly gates (or to whatever form of afterlife).
One trait I would give them is immense willpower, and a lack of need for pink glasses. They can take reality without becoming depressed.

^ The above is head canon now. Go to Comment
Asthedrir
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Cheka Man's comment on 2017-02-07 06:39 PM
Interesting elves. Go to Comment
Asthedrir
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Murometz's comment on 2017-02-07 03:37 PM
They remind me of Melniboneans naturally. I'd like to know more about this Snowfungi in the sewers. Go to Comment
Asthedrir
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-02-14 09:06 AM
This has an old school feel to it, made me think of cheaply bound books, loose leave paper, pencil shaving and lightless basements alight with the rattling of dice. I appreciate the straight forward tone you kept consitent through out and in a campaign or story these unfriendly folk with strong vices and a penchant for hiring mercs are perfect encounter and plot device fodder. Go to Comment
Asthedrir
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valadaar's comment on 2017-02-07 12:08 PM
Cult of done, since I could easily keep bashing at this for quite some. Blowing the dust off my World of Neyathis stuff.

These guys could easily be villains, bystanders or quest givers. Go to Comment
Asthedrir
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valadaar's comment on 2017-02-08 08:18 AM

Perfect! Says it much better than I can :)

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Asthedrir
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valadaar's comment on 2017-02-14 11:32 AM
These folks were once half-assed committed to loose leaf in the late 80's. I'm glad you picked up on that :) Go to Comment
Asthedrir
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Aramax's comment on 2017-02-11 11:35 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Asthedrir
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Moonlake's comment on 2017-02-07 08:44 PM
Maybe cos I watched out for it based on Muro's mention, I caught a Melnibonean vibe too. The noteworthy individuals section stood out for me and I like it for showcasing the differences between individuals. Go to Comment
Seven Blades of the Serpent
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-02-02 04:44 PM
The only problem I have is the Saber of the Sidewinder, because a sidewinder is a rattlesnake, and not a cobra. Mechanics are fine, just used to live where there were lots of sidewinders.


I very much enjoyed the themed weapon presentation, and it makes me want to make my own cluster of themed weapons. Also, these are very useful for using in a game where the theme is well supported. Cult of Assassins, snekswerd. Snake handling religious cult? snekswerd. Nightmare evil cultists, hissing snekswerd. Go to Comment
Seven Blades of the Serpent
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Cheka Man's comment on 2017-02-02 12:55 PM
Seven snaky swords. You should add it to the 7 Things submission. 5/5 Go to Comment
Seven Blades of the Serpent
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2017-02-03 10:15 AM
I'm a sucker for themed weapons and ophidians. Fun read and useful! Go to Comment
Seven Blades of the Serpent
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valadaar's comment on 2017-02-02 12:40 PM
Putting these out there.
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Seven Blades of the Serpent
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valadaar's comment on 2017-02-02 08:15 PM
I chose Sidewinder because it started with the same letter. I suppose Claymore of the Cobra could work :)
Striking like a sidewinder would probably work too, though perhaps more people are familiar with a cobra. Go to Comment
Seven Blades of the Serpent
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valadaar's comment on 2017-02-02 09:23 PM
It can bend dramatically - and perhaps lengthen somewhat - when used to grapple. I would say it follows Anime physics :)
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Seven Blades of the Serpent
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Aramax's comment on 2017-02-02 01:44 PM
4.5/ SWEET!!!!!! Ive got serpent men planned for the future of my game....hehe Go to Comment
Seven Blades of the Serpent
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2017-02-02 08:23 PM

Question: is the first sword (the two handed sword)'s blade pincer-shaped? I can't imagine a normal two handed sword's blade (which is more or less just a straight blade that ends in a triangle, no?) being able to grab people as opposed to impale someone?

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Seven Blades of the Serpent
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Moonlake's comment on 2017-02-02 09:45 PM
Okay, I'm totally out of touch with anime and cartoons. :) Go to Comment
Spellreaver
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-31 03:17 PM
I like! It opens the door to a whole new version of magic. Spellhunters can equip gear like this, that lets them see spells. They hunt rogue spells, or work teamwork style to bring down powerful enchanters and magic creatures.

NICE Go to Comment
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