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30 Merchants
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Dozus's comment on 2007-04-25 02:46 PM
Such detail! I'd say the most detailed 30 yet. Even better, it's not bogged down by the details, but bolstered by them. Well done! Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2007-04-25 02:53 PM
wow, fantastic! Great job guys! top marks. The names of the shops and proprietors are inspiring!

favorites: 8. 10. 16. 25. 29. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2007-10-19 05:05 PM
A wealth of goodness! Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2013-04-17 11:06 PM
one of the better 30s I have ever read, reminds me of that quote:
"the more personal, the more universal"

this is very personal for a 30, we get a line of dialog and physical description, this superior to just a list of archetypes. Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2013-04-23 07:33 PM
26 made me laugh out loud...an simple gag, but I enjoyed it Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2007-04-25 02:38 PM
Glad you liked them! I was a bit surprised when I looked that it had not been done already, so with a LOT of help by Wulf, here we are! Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2013-05-26 08:46 PM
No idea why this is showing as just submitted. Go to Comment
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Wulfhere's comment on 2007-06-27 02:42 AM
At least the accursed spammers seem to really like this sub! Go to Comment
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Eclipse's comment on 2007-04-25 02:06 PM
Brilliant! Go to Comment
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Kassy's comment on 2012-06-09 07:04 PM
Another great 30!

Thanks for this one val.

4.5/5 Go to Comment
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Elbin's comment on 2013-05-27 03:59 AM
Well, I wouldn't have found it otherwise, so it's good that it floated to the surface! Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2015-05-24 02:14 AM
Apparently this is at least the third time that I've read this sub and enjoyed it immensely but I've never voted on it so correcting this now. Go to Comment
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The Bull's comment on 2014-10-21 04:08 PM
Most excellent indeed, thank you very much! Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2013-04-23 03:23 PM
31.) Old Man Humbert, Scroll Dealer and Professional Enchanter
"Welcome, welcome children. How can old Humbert help you today? . . . Protection against fire-breathers, eh? That reminds me of the time young Faravold fought that dragon up the coast a bit, nasty business. Now where were we . . . ? Fire-breathing, yes, yes! Let me just go get a few extra things from the back . . . (many minutes later). Oh! Didn't know I had visitors today. . . . Who were you again?"

A retired wizard of some reknown, Old Humbert manages a small enchanting business that provides for his few needs and little more. He is extremely absentminded and has horrible short-term memory, a combination which ensures that his business will never be very profitable. Humbert will often miscast orders ("fire-breathing" instead of "protection from fire-breathing"), double-enchant something if he forgets that he has already done it, and even add in extra things that the customer hasn't asked (or payed) for. On some days, he is fortunate to be helped by his adolescent granddaughter, Elsie, who is fiercely protective of the old man. Any extra coin he does manage to scrape together usually goes into buying small gifts for her. Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2013-04-23 03:25 PM
What can I say that hasn't already been said? The dialog, combined with a short sketch of each business and personality paints a really clear picture for any GM to follow. This is definitely going into the binder! Go to Comment
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Gossamer's comment on 2013-05-27 06:43 AM
Weird that this is back on the frontpage, but that reminds me I haven't voted on it yet.
Full score from me. Go to Comment
At what price Magic?
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Anteaus's comment on 2007-08-28 10:46 AM
This is I think a great question, and in the systems that I have set up to deal with this there are no "permanent" magical items because of that... instead the items are all powered by things:
One might be by the faith of sentient being in their god, but if the religion dies so does the item, unless it is reborn... also some magical items where not permanent but the power of the legend around gave the item permanent power as long as the story was believed and retold (everyone around here knows about the Sword of Truth) taking power from belief and shaping it through the magic item.
Another is taking the power from lay lines, ambient magic, ambient life or pulling it from another realm altogether. This requires some form of collection device which may or may not be a part of the magic item itself. A sword that kills grass and bugs, or take the death of a small animal to work. Or a staff that is tied to an alter, destroy the alter and the staff is useless. (These are my favorite methods)
Something else that might do it is to imprison the soul of sentient being in the item to give its power. That should be permanent. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2007-04-04 11:56 AM
Sources for Magical Energy


1. Faith

Gods do not have a monopoly on the energy generated by the faith of sentiant beings. Many 'Holy' or unholy relics come into being not from the direct intervention of the divine, but through the sincere belief of the masses. If enough followers can be convinced of the power of an item, then this faith will help make this a self-fufilling prophesy. Obviously this type of energy source is generally beyond the reach of normal PCs', but kings, high preists, and even demons could make use of this to create and power items.

2. Emotion Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2007-10-05 11:56 AM
So long as when the ritual is performed, it involves infusing enough energy to power the item for eons, sure. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2009-06-22 11:31 AM
Does anyone have any thoughts on where I should go with this to make it a useful article?
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