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7 Things about Valerian and the City of a Thousand Worlds
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
Dozus's comment on 2018-03-22 09:30 AM
I haven't seen this because of bad reviews. I did see the intro on YouTube, and found it to be quite lovely. Too bad it was wasted on a snoozer of a movie.

I guess if I want to watch Luc Besson, I'll just play my Fifth Element DVD for the millionth time. Go to Comment
7 Desert Encounters
Articles  (Scenario)   (Gaming - In General)
Dozus's comment on 2018-03-20 12:41 PM
A lot of these are pretty basic ideas, nothing really out of the ordinary. But the exploded oasis is a really cool idea. Go to Comment
30 Groups of Mooks
NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Combative)
Dozus's comment on 2018-03-26 05:14 PM
I kind of expected a bunch of bruisers in suits and funny accents. This is a handy and creative resource. Nice job. Go to Comment
Siren Fungus
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Underground)
Seven Things Stuck In A Giant Spider's Web
Items  (Other)   (Combat)
Dozus's comment on 2018-03-09 10:31 AM
These are pretty believable. I feel like seven is a short list for something like this, though. I can imagine any number of unusual critters entrapped by a giant spider, wriggling in their silk prison. Or maybe even a symbiotic creature pinned in there, some kind of magically psychic parasite that draws creatures to the web to be consumed by the spider and the parasite. Go to Comment
Dungeon Crab
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)
Dozus's comment on 2018-03-09 10:28 AM
Solid fantasy critter. Wouldn't want to run into a pack of these fellas.

Out of curiosity, why'd you go with "insect-like reptile" instead of regular bug? Go to Comment
KZN-A6 Solifuge
Items  (Transports)   (Campaign Defining)
Dozus's comment on 2018-03-09 10:46 AM
Quite a versatile little craft. I like the variants it has available. Go to Comment
30 Pairs of Boots
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2018-02-22 06:34 PM
Pretty good variety. Most were pretty standard, though I like the more creative ones near the end, like the Mathom boots. Go to Comment
Heliopause and the Flight of the Oumuamua
Plots  (Crisis)   (Campaign)
Dozus's comment on 2018-02-09 11:42 AM
Kind of reminds me of "The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell. They too use asteroids as long-voyage interstellar vessels. Go to Comment
7 Condiments
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2017-12-19 08:13 AM

I find the history of sauces interesting. As British as Worcestershire is, the story is they were trying to recreate an Indian sauce of unknown provenance. The Romans covered everything in a fermented fish sauce called garum that they borrowed from the Greeks. Medieval manors had a separate kitchen called the saucery just to make sauces, headed by a saucerer. Go to Comment
La Nan: The Web of a Million Rice Fields
Locations  (Country/ State)   (Other)
Dozus's comment on 2018-03-26 05:19 PM
This is really cool. Go to Comment
Selan, the Travellers
Society/ Organizations  (Travelers)   (Trans World)
Dozus's comment on 2017-02-22 02:53 PM
This is a neat concept for the Trek universe. I wonder if other civilizations in the Delta Quandrant or beyond try to follow the Selan example and become distasteful to the Borg.

It's not clear in the text: are the Selan a species, or a non-species specific group? Since they purposefully make their genetics "uninteresting" to the Borg, I wonder if some might undergo genetic therapies to join with the Selan and survive the expanding Collective. Go to Comment
Planar Cosmology of The Stolen World
Locations  (TransWorld)   (Other)
Dozus's comment on 2017-02-24 08:18 AM
Should it be spelled "planar?" Go to Comment
Book Called Regret
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Cursed)
Dozus's comment on 2012-11-05 02:52 PM
Hear hear! Ol' Corny hasn't been here in six years, and this is an interesting enough sub as-is. Go to Comment
30 Problems With Swords
Articles  (Scenario)   (Citadel Help)
Dozus's comment on 2017-01-23 07:54 AM
This is delightful. A thoroughly useable list of feebles. This could easily be set up as a table and, upon a PC acquiring a new grandiose sword, a simple roll can determine its detrimental qulaities. Go to Comment
7 Things About MacGuffins
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)
Dozus's comment on 2016-12-11 12:22 PM
Are you familiar with "Mr. Norrell & Jonathan Strange?" Admittantly, I have only seen the BBC series, so I'm sure I'm missing critical details, but I would venture that The Raven King is a Macguffin for that story, as essential and brief he actually is.

Another handy reference guide for a common, largely unavoidable trope. Go to Comment
Locus Amoenus
Locations  (Area)   (Plains)
Dozus's comment on 2016-12-11 12:19 PM
I never put a term to the trope. This is a useful analysis. Go to Comment
Metric Time
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
Dozus's comment on 2016-12-04 11:26 PM
As usual, a well thought-out divination of the future that perfectly fits the Cosmic Era setting. Go to Comment
The Sage Mugwort
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Natural)
Dozus's comment on 2016-12-03 08:09 PM
How interesting! She starts kind of Bombadilish, but the sudden existential turn was unexpected. A good twist in this cliche archetype series you've made. Go to Comment
So How Was That Made?
Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Game Mastering)
Dozus's comment on 2016-11-28 12:22 PM
15. Aliens!

The item just fell from the sky one day. Everyone assumes it was from the gods, but a close examination by a person of knowledge will reveal this is clearly a work of complex handicraft from some unknown being. Perhaps a passing UFO tossed it out with the trash. Go to Comment
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The *living* dead

       By: Cheka Man

A certain tribe in a valley believes that the soul remains trapped in the body after death and is aware of it. So they treat their dead as if they are alive, talking to them and keeping them at home. They are used to the stink and for some reason are also immune to the diseases that this practise causes but outsiders are not so lucky.

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