ephemeralstability's Hall of Honour Submissions - ( 33 )

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Draconian parasites By: ephemeralstability

Dragons, being huge and meaty, are the ideal habitat for countless unpleasant parasites.

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210xp
8 replies
8469 views
1 HoH
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Muzzled Mouse By: ephemeralstability

Sometimes locks need that extra sharp fingernail to twist the catch. Sometimes a thief might find himself locked in a prison with a wooden door. The Muzzled Mouse is a hideous little tool which helps one in such situations...

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390xp
33 replies
17551 views
4 HoHs
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Insects (and Spiders and other creepy crawlies) By: ephemeralstability

Creepy, Crawley, Buzzing, Digging, Biting, Building, Sticking, Jumping, Clicking, and all the other things these small things do.

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155xp
37 replies
85191 views
2 HoHs
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Eris's Pool By: ephemeralstability

An icky sideline plot to a forest adventure.

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160xp
16 replies
11323 views
2 HoHs
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Cups and Rings By: ephemeralstability

Archaeologists have long wondered about the origins of 'cup and ring-marked stones', the mysterious rocks found on deserted tracts of moorland bearing markings resembling small shallow pits with concentric rings and dating to the Bronze-age.

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90xp
15 replies
9999 views
1 HoH
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The Disappearance By: ephemeralstability

Two sly-looking men turn up in town accompanied by a third man who says very little and who they don't allow to be seen much.

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125xp
6 replies
6121 views
1 HoH
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Fire ants By: ephemeralstability

The mystery of fyre is one which has much occupyed my studies and the studies of men before me. ... I have concluded that fyre is the product of Fyre Antes.

Professor J Klewlise, "On the nature and origin of fyre" (1542)

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185xp
7 replies
6659 views
1 HoH
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The End of the World By: ephemeralstability

Following a discussion we had on the site, I thought we could start up a thread to post the pre- and post-apocalyptic effects of a comet/minor planetary impact on a campaign world.

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275xp
24 replies
11306 views
3 HoHs
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Novel Musical Instruments By: ephemeralstability

To give a world a feeling of otherworldliness, it is best to replace some standard, everyday objects by imaginitive replacements. I thought I'd turn to musical instruments as music often defines (or embodies) a culture.

This is just a first idea, feel free to post some more, because I will...

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155xp
25 replies
23086 views
1 HoH
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Music during a game By: ephemeralstability

Although it can be a distraction, it can also add atmosphere to an adventure to have music playing in the background. Here are some pieces I'd recommend for different situations.

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350xp
59 replies
28541 views
6 HoHs
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Mad Magic By: ephemeralstability

When wizards go mad, what curious ruins do they leave behind?

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270xp
13 replies
6770 views
4 HoHs
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Local History By: ephemeralstability

The addition of “irrelevant” details adds local colour to a campaign world, giving the impression that the DM has thought very deeply about the history of even the smallest architectural feature.

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175xp
25 replies
9375 views
1 HoH
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Egg Cup of Summoning By: ephemeralstability

This looks like an elaborately fashioned wooden egg-cup, but it is a powerful magical tool, used mainly by witches to conjure up spirits and familiars.

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205xp
17 replies
13515 views
2 HoHs
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Ars Dracopodemiae By: ephemeralstability

A transcription, beyng the seminal introduction by Mr S J Ponsuler to the theory and praxis of Dracapodemy, the studie of Dragons' migration patterns. This tome ys to be founde in the librarie of Anserne University, alonge with many years of copies of the Dracapodemyst's Almanac not to mention verious othere tomes on the subjecte.

(Another submission I'm transferring over to the main site from the fora).

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765xp
25 replies
14510 views
15 HoHs
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The Great Gate of Calast By: ephemeralstability

The Great Gate of Calast is not like other gates. It's got a mind of its own...

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515xp
26 replies
18077 views
6 HoHs
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Tunguska Dreaming By: ephemeralstability

A (fairly sketchy) outline of a one-off adventure I ran based around the (time-honoured/hackneyed) Tunguska Event of 1908. As such it is quite specific (hopefully not hackneyed) and will probably best serve as a specimen for dissection to get those parts you can use in your own adventures. But then this is an Ideas Guild after all...

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180xp
6 replies
3278 views
2 HoHs
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De Librorum By: ephemeralstability

I don't know if I posted about it before, but I have always wanted to run an adventure set in a library. The following is a sketch of an unusual premise and a possible plot-hook.

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355xp
17 replies
7093 views
2 HoHs
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Lyrian Necklace By: ephemeralstability

The silver necklaces whose inset gems display the status of the wearer.

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155xp
13 replies
8903 views
2 HoHs
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Lazhkmazhon By: ephemeralstability

An impressive citadel in the Askharnn mountains. Their prohibitive laws on travel during the Winter months can be a problem for pilgrims and wanderers.

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265xp
11 replies
8731 views
2 HoHs
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The Piecewise Librarian By: ephemeralstability

A disembodied hand enthralled by an evil wizard to fetch books for him.

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110xp
9 replies
9491 views
1 HoH