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The Acibus Foundry
Society/ Organizations  (Technical)   (Local)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-05 03:45 PM
Very nicely set up and execution. The concept and the description merge together perfectly. I like it, I like it a lot. Go to Comment
New Takes on Classic Magic Items
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-12-12 01:29 AM
An interesting and creative post. A new take indeed. How many times have I sat around and thought, "That'd be good in principle, but in actuality it's overpowered." This allows us to remake those items that we find useful, yet limit their capabilities to something a bit more suitable for non-mainstream roleplaying games. Go to Comment
Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-12-11 08:33 AM
AG definitely got that right. We need this. And, because we have it, it might spur others to actually, use our works here on the Citadel, so they can give better feedback. Go to Comment
Court Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-12-14 01:28 PM
Indeed. I'm quite impressed with this sub. Nice work, keep it up! Go to Comment
Muscle Flies
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-11-16 07:37 PM
Woah. Just...woah. That's a sadistic creature, yet entirely believable. Go to Comment
Magic Candles
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-02-03 06:32 PM

48 + 1. Candle of Eavesdropping

When first lit, this candle 'records' all sound around it until extinguished. When next lit, it repeats the recorded sound, then extinguishes itself. The next time it is lit, it records all sound around it, and so on, until the candle finally runs out of wax. Useful for spies and courtly intrigue, but also for passing oral messages back and forth. Needless to say, in all forms it looks exactly like a normal candle.

49 + 2. Candle of Hushed Tongues

This green-hued candle is a favorite among conspirators. When lit everything said within a 10' radius is inaudible to those outside of perimeter. Lip-reading is still a risk, as well as a listening spell placed within the circle.

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Magic Candles
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-02-04 06:12 PM
Bumping, so people will POST! Go to Comment
Magic Candles
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-02-11 07:52 PM
70. Candle of the Fishy Assassin

A non-magical candle that, depending on the strength of the fish oil mixed into it, can either knock out everyone within a confined space for up to three days, or kill them outright. The cause of death will most likely be untraceable by any but an experienced sailor.

(Inspiration from The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket) Go to Comment
Locastrian Breech-Loader
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-11-13 02:59 PM
I like it. As a random thought about the power sigils being visible at night, wouldn't it be fairly simple to just wrap the stock with a cloth? It wouldn't work for the pin or the barrel, but the stock shouldn't be a problem... Go to Comment
30 Legendary Antidotes/Cures
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-11-07 09:25 PM
D-d-d-d-dang! That's quite a compendium. Some of those are quite old, others...not so much. This could prove to be amazingly useful for any GM in need of quests to go on. Go to Comment
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Chaosmark's comment on 2009-01-27 10:40 PM
Couldn't this possibly go in the Tools of the Trade freetext as well, since it IS a common soldier thing? Go to Comment
Deaders - a different take on Zombies
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Chaosmark's comment on 2012-09-23 08:44 PM
Augh! This is one of those subs that I've always enjoyed, but apparently never commented on. It definitely captures the idea of an undead-driven economy, and fits nicely into the overall setting. Go to Comment
Mother Angelina
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-10-15 09:22 PM
Apparently life-suckers are making a comeback. Not saying that this is cliche, since I've never seen it's like. Just noticing an overall trend.

As for this one, I like it. It's fleshed out, with a history, potential uses, motivation, and even a bit of mystery so that it can be dropped anywhere. The 'perfect recipe' for a submission. Give yourself a pat on the back. Go to Comment
True Vampires: Magic
Systems  (Mystical)   (General)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-10-15 06:33 PM
Crap. That BH was me. Go to Comment
Void Golem
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-19 12:08 AM
*ahem* Bump. Go to Comment
Asphalt Golem
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-10-09 10:12 PM
Well, that's a new take on golems alright, but for some reason I'm not sure when asphalt was first created, and thus I'm just not sure if it's plausible. Amusing, and useful for something like castle/city defense though. Perhaps we should be thinking about it with regards to how they would use it, and why they would come up with it. Obviously it's not good for much aside from hard hitting, so it's very suited towards defense in a static location, but not much else.

Can anyone else come up with some good uses for one of these? It has potential, we just need to dig deeper than usual to find it. Go to Comment
Staff of the Swarm
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-10-06 01:36 AM
Weeeeeellll...I likes it. Can't quite pin down a reason, but I think it falls under the category of, "Holy crap, I've gotta find a way to, use that". Very nice job Cheka. Go to Comment
The Lands Beyond
Locations  (World)   (Any)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-10-05 12:21 AM
It's. Not. Letting. Me. Comment!

Edit: Or rather, it's not letting me vote with comments. Go to Comment
Goblin Pole
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-28 07:37 PM
Amazing how the inclusion of fantasy creatures simply changes certain constants that we don't even realize we use in our equations. Very nice work. Go to Comment
True Vampires
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-09-30 09:15 PM
Hot. Dang. That's possibly the best remake of vampires I've ever seen or heard of. Excellent manfred! If only there was a small bit more, it would get a straight five from me. It just seemed slightly lacking in small areas. Go to Comment
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A revolt or attack happens against a strong city/kingdom. All the losers of the battle that can be captured are brutally crucified along the roads that enter the kingdom to show their strength and as a demonstration of what happens to their enemies. ... a long road, decorated with hundreds of dying crucified soldiers... You see them bleeding, you hear them screaming and whispering for help. Do you really want to enter this reportedly peaceful kingdom?

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