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A Puzzling Portal
Dungeons  (Any)   (Doors)
Strolen's comment on 2018-06-10 09:38 PM
This is just a great, classic dungeon puzzle. I like the added bits about the alarm and it is good that it has a bypass too. Has all the great features of a fantastic obstacle on a dungeon dive. Great! Go to Comment
7 Things Wrong with The Walking Dead
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)
Strolen's comment on 2018-02-26 12:26 PM
I got bored of Negan. Seems like he has been the baddie for too long and it is played out. Like you said and I agree. If anybody had any balls he would have been dead a long time his own people. Fear only goes so far when you are the only person that is actually feared...and you don't have some fantasy magic to protect yourself and grant power. Kill him, done, next. I can't see anybody caring enough to take revenge for him. I haven't seen this last season at all yet. Haven't been curious enough to care.

Rick's arc is annoying and old now. Can't figure it out so I stopped trying.
Carl. Blech. Should have died a long time ago.
Morgan. Who I used to like. "Do I kill. Don't I kill. That is my only character point anymore." Turned dumb.
Daryl, our troubled hero. Whatever. Lost his allure.
Michonne, lost a lot of her identity when she started sleeping with Rick.
Carol I liked. Awesome character as she was growing.
Eugene and Abraham were fun. Eugene continues to interest me.

I think most of the characters reached the top of their arc and there is nowhere else to go except sideways. They are all now sitcom characters that don't have much change and have their standard actions. Only thing they could do was go to war because they aren't creative enough to develop another level of change for each of them. They are spent.

Great article Scras! Go to Comment
The 1337 Passphrase
Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)
Strolen's comment on 2018-02-05 04:18 PM
I like the idea and concept but not sure anybody would be able to unscramble the letters and come up with this. I would supply us with another version of all of them in order but perhaps separated in octets or something. So it is still challenging and 1337 but perhaps more near the realm that a non-techie could figure it out.

Great concept! Go to Comment
Bonewater Isle
Plots  (Travel)   (Mini-Campaign)
Strolen's comment on 2018-02-05 04:54 PM
A nice idea with lots of details added in for multiple scenarios and options. Perhaps overly explanatory in parts (you could do this or this or this) but it does show how versatile it can be.

Almost wondering if the plot and the location/people could be separated for added value. The port itself with the locations and people is pretty much a stand alone and not at all required for the kraken side-plot event. In this case, if you stuck with the main kraken idea you could point to a myriad of other port towns on the site and connect them to this. That would expand this submissions reach and give more options on the location of the shipwreck.

All this is to say, lots of things to do with this which is a fantastic thing!!! Great submission! Go to Comment
7 Things about Bright
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
Strolen's comment on 2018-01-24 01:51 AM
Better breakdown that I can relate to. Definitely on the list. Thanks! Go to Comment
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Regional)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-27 04:56 PM
I like that idea. Made me think of hedge mage types but with some actual training. Fun idea and useful. Spreads it out a little too so some folks can do some cantrips or enhance some skills magically to add more depth to the magic system. Now anybody can be a magic user! Go to Comment
Eron Hrag
Locations  (World)   (Any)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-27 04:52 PM
The idea of using the sun like this is a fantastic idea.I am not as well read but I don't recall anything using the sun to this extent. That would be a fantastic world to try and comprehend, game or even write about! Go to Comment
7 Things about Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-27 04:50 PM
Thought that was a bad ass look of the movie! I always appreciate these submissions Scras, thanks! Go to Comment
Bottled Winds
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-24 04:11 PM
I want to hear of a description on how they are used. How long do they last. That kind of thing. The idea is very generic without any visuals to what or how it exactly works. Newton's third law and all that. Go to Comment
The Sharp Dressed Men
NPCs  (Extras)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-03 08:36 AM
And there we sat, us seven droogs, in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with our yarbles for the evening.

A little Clockwork Orange and American Psycho action. I like it in a twisted, cruel and psychotic way.

Easily usable and transferable to any setting. Go to Comment
The Staff of Man
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Campaign Defining)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-03 08:43 AM
As I read this I saw a vision of a wizard in bonded servitude, much like a queen bee in the middle of a hive. While the staff can create 1000 a year, and I assume that would be at one time in a short time span, I was more thinking like this bonded wizard was sitting in a dark central cell/cave/dungeon creating 0-10 beings a day in whatever configuration the "master" wanted. They wizard would give the geas to follow the command of the true master and the master would give "orders" to the wizard depending on the need.

For what purpose, I didn't get that far, but they entire idea of a renewable source of servants is pretty fascinating! Go to Comment
7 Condiments
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-03 08:47 AM
I got the sauce.
No ketchup.
Just sauce.
Raw sauce.

Sorry, had to be done.

But I absolutely love the idea. Food is a vital thing in many stories/games so having something defined like this as a continuity and an indicator of culture is awesome.
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Staff of Doves
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-03 08:49 AM
I have been playing a bit of Clash of Clans and the builder base has a sweet ass Night Witch that summons bats in a radius. Favorite attack. I can picture this very nicely. Also a good wedding trick.

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The Staff of Famine
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Villanous)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-03 08:55 AM
Bonus for the famine take. Not sure I recall a tool to cause that effect and it is a fantastic idea!! Go to Comment
Aurumic Staff
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-03 09:00 AM
Great item and history. Wondering if casting a lightning spell on it will cast it back to its owner, releasing her back into the world. Go to Comment
Ring of Dangersense
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-03 09:02 AM
Great comment about it always being warm. That was funny.

Has its uses. Simple but effective. Go to Comment
Eye of the Mindless Servant
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-03 09:06 AM
Excellent in the utilitariasm of the submission. Simple but super useful. Go to Comment
Blaze & Frost Stones
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-03 09:08 AM
How do you turn them off? :)

But, yes, a very handy adventurers item. Go to Comment
The Starseed
Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)
Strolen's comment on 2017-12-03 09:11 AM
Love the drawbacks more than anything. They really make the item and make perfect sense in the scheme of it. Go to Comment
Banshee Willow
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)
Strolen's comment on 2017-11-28 08:46 PM
Got my juices running. Go to Comment
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Man-Eating Grapes

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes.

The grapes literally eat their victims from the inside out, via cell death, melting and destroying the organs in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, of the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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