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Johnny's Sling
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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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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
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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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Aramax's comment on 2015-08-21 06:30 PM
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The Celestial Dragon Suit
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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.

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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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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
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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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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
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valadaar's comment on 2015-08-17 12:42 PM
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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
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valadaar's comment on 2016-04-05 09:00 AM
Thanks Aramax!
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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
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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
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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
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Aramax's comment on 2015-08-25 10:19 AM
Still 2 days till HoH and counting............ Go to Comment
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Aramax's comment on 2016-04-05 08:48 AM
I think I will use this soon, will report back(also HOH again!) Go to Comment
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Aramax's comment on 2016-04-05 09:39 AM
No THANK YOU for this awesome sauce! Go to Comment
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Aramax's comment on 2016-04-07 08:48 AM
I'll be working this in on SAT game, but I'm going to make it Mega/Multi Planer Epic! Go to Comment
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Aramax's comment on 2016-04-09 05:35 PM
Introduced this tn my first game back today, I think I'll make next game:find where book of dances is then following monthly game actually getting book. All they know now is it's an incredibly old artifact. Go to Comment
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