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Idran Motaer
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-08-30 08:34 PM
A solid NPC and I see him in a modern setting. Go to Comment
Idran Motaer
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-09-05 07:11 PM

Personally, I think it's the description of a tool belt that brings to mind a handyman that could drop into your house if you ring up one on phone. That's why in my comment I said I see him in a modern setting when usually I sorta expect every sub I read off on the Citadel is a fantasy sub unless explicitly stated otherwise.

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Idran Motaer
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Morningstar's comment on 2015-08-27 12:41 PM
Not bad. How would a person normally hire him?

I'd also toss something in along the lines of if you do hire him, one of the stipulations is that he refuses to accept a time limit on the hit. (It might take time for the setup!) Go to Comment
Johnny's Sling
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-08-29 01:58 AM
I would make a druid type and use this sling as a surprise weapon or terrain altering tool. Bramble and nettle seeds could be fired out of it to make obstructing hedges. Stinging, stabby, thorny, and viney plants would be fantastic for this. Also useful for making a quick escape by throwing tangling plant seeds behind you, tripping up pursuants.

animated topiary seeds?

A single magic acorn that if used in the sling grow/summons an ent/treant that fights for the sling bearer.

Poison ivy

Carnivorous plants

Instant biomass to climb a tower, a wall, to obstruct a river, etc

Instant raw feast, slinging seed pods for a plant that can be eaten raw, or easily cooked. Go to Comment
Johnny's Sling
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2015-09-08 09:23 PM

I like this. It's cute yet utilitarian. Axle's comment made me laugh. I've never heard of "Among Other" but now I'm thinking of a meta-sling that quickly "plots" "idea seeds" growing them into full fledged ideas. I want one. Lol.

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Johnny's Sling
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2015-08-24 07:02 PM
Well why not....use of this sling kind of reminds of the climatic "battle" between the main character and her mother in the book "Among Other". You know when she is tearing pages of out of Lord fo the Rings and hurling them at her mom. The pages then shoot up into powerful tree...does the sling kind of work like that? Go to Comment
Johnny's Sling
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valadaar's comment on 2015-08-25 08:12 AM
My thoughts are that the sling needs magical/fantastic seeds to really shine, but if you mean seeds instead of pages of a book, then yes.

I still like the thought of hitting an earth elemental and turning it into a chia pet :P
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Johnny's Sling
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
Aramax's comment on 2015-08-21 06:30 PM
Um.....no Go to Comment
The Celestial Dragon Suit
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-08-20 12:43 AM
Beautiful, and my favorite is the 7 Virgins dance. It did take me a bit of reading to realize that this is not a suit of clothing/armor worn by a single person, but rather a more traditional parade dragon.

Well done! Go to Comment
The Celestial Dragon Suit
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Ancient Gamer's comment on 2015-08-17 05:21 PM
Cool idea that can be used as spice in fantasy campaigns. I picture the PCs making their way through an oriental town when they witness a spectacle on the marketplace: the dragon dance is being performed.
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The Celestial Dragon Suit
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Murometz's comment on 2015-08-19 12:25 PM
Great flavor! Can be easily adapted to non-Chinese inspired campaigns as well. Had something similar in mine called the Python-King Concubine's Kimono, but I like this better. Go to Comment
The Celestial Dragon Suit
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2015-08-17 12:14 PM

Quick suggestion, change the name. Google "Grand dragon costume" or grand dragon suit"

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The Celestial Dragon Suit
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-08-18 04:44 PM
This is okay, I want to like it more and with a little more love I think this could be a really great write up. It is pretty short on meat as is you could add visuals, history or game mechanics.

One thought about the drama of using the suit in game with die rolls and stuff is that the drama of failing the rain dance is little absolute and heavy handed. In combat the gamble of the dice works because usually you can adapt. If you fail at the luck dance, you fail at the luck dance, nothing you can do. Failing at the luck dance could be a great plot point, but do you want to leave that up to chance.

Example once in H.S. I was running S.W. campaign and had the characters go through some Jedi training. My first attempt at this was to have them make really unlikely die rolls. This became lame quickly. If your dragon dance game mechanic had a system of elevated risks and rewards that relied on the PCs all quickly agreeing to accept or avoid the risk you would have something that generated game-play drama. More so than the coin flip or 5% crit success vs 5% crit fail modell that d20 uses. Go to Comment
The Celestial Dragon Suit
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2015-08-17 12:42 PM
The Celestial Dragon Suit
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2015-08-18 05:00 PM
You are absolutely free to determine the likelihood of the success/fail critical result as you see fit. My intent was to provide the tool where massive campaign level events could be brought about.

As for its length, i have 40+ long subs in work which will likely not see light. This is not one of them. It was originally going to be a 100 but one thing led to another.... Go to Comment
The Celestial Dragon Suit
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valadaar's comment on 2016-04-05 09:00 AM
Thanks Aramax!
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The Celestial Dragon Suit
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Aramax's comment on 2015-08-17 01:34 PM
5/5 Will HoH when time comes. I try and think of an extra dance or 2 Go to Comment
The Celestial Dragon Suit
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Aramax's comment on 2015-08-17 02:11 PM
The Nine Rivers Dance
Lost to history, there are many myths surrounding it. The truth is if this forgotten dance is found it could have a profound effect on the provinces war capabilities. The Dance causes the closest major river to reverse course, enabling warships to very rapidly go up river.It was also once used to evacuate a port city from a supernatural event. The river will turn to sea water for 3 days, the length of the reversal. Go to Comment
The Celestial Dragon Suit
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Aramax's comment on 2015-08-17 02:26 PM
The Jade Dance Troop
7 young virgins are gathered every third spring to learn the Dragon Dances. Onlookers are amazed at how well the untrained dancers perform.They are kept secluded and pampered but are paraded around on public holidays, but they are never dancing out of costume. A smell of opium surrounds the girls and they often don't seem aware of their surroundins,yet in costume they are supurb.

The Reallity
The Jade is a front. The true dancers are well paid and live around the city. They are mostly 35-50 year old men. The troup is so no one can kill or bribe the true dancers. It is a closely held secret Go to Comment
The Celestial Dragon Suit
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Aramax's comment on 2015-08-25 10:19 AM
Still 2 days till HoH and counting............ Go to Comment
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