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Sagely Advice / Re: 30 unusual punishments
« Last post by Silveressa on Today at 01:54:41 PM »
11, Forced to entertain one or more minor nobles/influential people as a jester or bard for several hours. (if that acts not amusing it could lead to an even worse fate.)

12. Assigned to the role of taste tester for the nobility. (If assassination attempts are common or the kings favorite foods  especially foul, 1.e pickled pigs feet, the job would certainly qualify as punishment.

13. Grave digging/execution platform clean up.

14. Assist the tax collector on his weekly/monthly rounds.

15. The "quarry" for a "live hunt" by the city guardsman to practice less than lethal prisoner apprehension. (Better hope those nets don't wrap around your neck somehow!)

16. Assignment to duty aboard a sailing vessel until such time as it returns to port. (Depending on the vessel this could be weeks to months or even years.)

17. Conscription in the military ranging from a few years to life.

18.  Revocation of their family crest and its replacement with a chicken, pig, or other "weak" creature.

19. A bard hired to compose one or more embarrassing (but true?) sonnets about the individual to be presented at the next royal feast for all to hear. (And the wages for said bard coming from the punished individuals coffers)

20. Granting of a land holding in a distant and hostile region of the kingdom, with expectations of profit and prosperity by the assigned knight/noble before three years have passed.
Sagely Advice / 30 unusual punishments
« Last post by Cheka Man on Today at 12:53:08 PM »
I'm planning ones that are different from the normal fines, imprisonments and executions. Some could be sadistic, others could be light ones, or not be seen as a punishment by most people but are a great source of shame by those affected. :twocents:

So far...

1-Having to act the role of the other gender-often male to female, but in amazon tribes or drow cities, it could be the other way around.
2-Being sent into the fields-Mao had this done to many of China's educated people in real life.
3-Not allowed to carry weapons. If the punished one has the right to bear arms, losing this right is going to be pretty shameful. In real life many of the samurai revolted when told they were no longer allowed to carry swords.
4-Name Change-Having one's name and appearance changed and being sent somewhere else and forbidden to say who he/she was on pain of a far worse punishment. Can be used with punishment number 1 but not always.
5-Horrid Job. Such as cleaning out the sewers.
6-Sitting on one's cloak. Amongst the real life Templar Knights, it was seen as a sign of shame to have to sit on one's cloak when eating. Perhaps another order of knights has this rule.
7-The Songpit (created earlier as a submission)
8-Made to fight one or more bouts as a gladiator
9-Made to work as an undertaker for X amount of time.
10-Banned from using magic

Does anyone have other ideas?
Citadel Tavern / Re: Dice Talk
« Last post by Chaosmark on Today at 10:52:15 AM »
I needed this. We were discussing d1s at KantCon, and someone said a sphere was a d1. This works much better.
Citadel Tavern / Re: Dice Talk
« Last post by MysticMoon on Today at 09:53:16 AM »
The Awesome Dice metal 1-sided die is in fact a möbius strip: an object with only one side. If you put your finger on any point on the dice and trace it along the surface, you'll eventually come back to your starting point and will have touched every point on the die.

I like it :D
Citadel Tavern / Re: Dice Talk
« Last post by MoonHunter on Today at 09:43:16 AM »
Dice for the Decisive!

I encounted a die I had never heard of before:  A d1

Metal: http://www.awesomedice.com/specialty-dice/AWD101

Plastic: http://www.awesomedice.com/specialty-dice/AWD102

Citadel Tavern / KantCon 2014 AAR
« Last post by Chaosmark on Today at 09:15:57 AM »
So I just got back from KantCon this past weekend, and it was an utter blast. I've written up a post-con report, which you fine Citadelians can read here.

I truly enjoyed it, and I think it's worth your time to try to make it out to KantCon 2015.
Cavern of Inane Natter / Re: Free Word Association
« Last post by Kassy on Today at 02:06:16 AM »
Therafter / Re: Old School
« Last post by Asha on Yesterday at 01:08:40 PM »
Asha arrived just in time to see Marcus vanish into the interior, confident he could handle himself in the close confines alone without much difficulty. She gave Louis a polite nod before kneeling down next to the tracks, giving them a closer look. While she was no ranger, she did could at least tell the difference in tracks   to recognize dog from cat, or the more distinctive outline of a humanoid imprint.

(perception/lore roll please Val?)
Citadel Tavern / Re: On Writing
« Last post by Scrasamax on Yesterday at 12:50:26 PM »
If you do it right, it's good storytelling.

If you do it wrong, it's cliche.

Like Kassy said, there are foundationally only so many true stories, and everything is a variation on one of those themes, and most of those themes have names, like bildungsroman.

Boy meets Girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back. How many movies and books does this cover? Everything from Shakespeare to Twilight.
Cavern of Inane Natter / Re: Free Word Association
« Last post by MysticMoon on Yesterday at 12:05:50 PM »
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