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Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Strolen's comment on 2003-03-21 05:23 PM
The initial possession should cause some damage and be painful, sort of like ripping out your essence. From the outside it could look like somebody was being shot by arrows from many directions, one at a time causing their body to convulse to each new hit. It is basically a fight of mental strength, the new spirite fighting the current owner. They should have a chance to resist, albeit a low one. Once done they should be weakened (lower HP) whether or not the spirit took over.

And after a few hours, you could even say that your *true* spirit that got thrown out had to learn the ways of the spirit world so it could try and get back to their body. So the time of possession could depend on the intelligence of the person. A very intelligent person would only be gone for minutes perhaps. They being the natural owners of the body have an easier time re-possessing it so they get even more bonuses to re-entering their own body. Should be a chance to failing again though. Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
manfred's comment on 2009-01-10 03:47 PM
Which questions?

I would posit that the root and leaves have a similar effect when accidentally consumed, but are differently used in the rituals or secret recipes. The 'Actual Effects' are what this plant really does and can go wrong (with side effects of course).

I'm glad that you find it useful. :) Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Agar's comment on 2003-03-22 09:17 PM
All hail the Vorpal Bunny!

I like the idea of special preperations giving the ability to draw a certain spirit. Say, add a piece of the intended spirit or have or use one of thier possesions. That would work great into a story line of a warrior tribe with ancestor worship. They would have a ritual of cutting the hair or pulling toenails when one of them dies and then mixing it in when taking the beast weed, to try to call on the skills and might of their ancestors. They would probally have a good sized patch of beast weed they were tending to. Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
MoonHunter's comment on 2006-01-31 11:26 PM
I did not remember ever seeing this one before or after the move. I think the toxin idea is interesting. I think the side effect of your sould got booted and something else comes is a bit off, but useful.

Take a Paw up! Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-01-31 11:11 PM
I like the implications of such an unpredictable and dangerous plant. I can see it sprouting in places of massacre and death, as if the spirits of the slain disperse its seeds. Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Chaosmark's comment on 2005-11-06 05:50 PM
I remember this one from before the move. I always thought it had potential, and might incorporate it into my world. Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Zylithan's comment on 2005-11-20 02:47 PM
I like the idea mucho I think, but it doesn't feel entirely fleshed out. Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Murometz's comment on 2009-01-27 11:14 AM
I used this in a forum game, and never even commented on the sub?! Strange, I distinctly remember commenting on this. Weird.

Anyway, good idea! Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
valadaar's comment on 2013-06-09 11:20 PM
I have a thing for strange and magic plants. This is defiantly one of those.

Going on faves list. 
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Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Thewizard63's comment on 2009-01-08 05:24 PM
I like the idea of a buff for wild creatures. I asked myself the same questions as Zylithan.

Do the root and leaves have different effects/uses? I might re-label "Actual Effects" as "Side effects."
I will keep this in the GM toolbox. Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Kassy's comment on 2008-07-28 12:02 PM
Weed for animals, is the first thing i though when i read the title Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-22 02:44 AM
Esp. like the deviousness of the last line in this sub. Go to Comment
Tome of Illusions
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2005-02-15 08:53 AM
What? Almost two years and no comments? I know it's a bit strange, but no one has anything to add to it?

BUMP. Go to Comment
Tome of Illusions
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2005-02-16 08:46 AM
OK, OK, stop the apologies. I just wished to see anyone adding something to this "Illusions gone wild" idea.

The curse is certainly a bit cliche.

Hmmm... it is not said a big mean dragon is after the unlucky one, just that he is fated to meet him. Could be a surprise for the dragon, that ate him or burned to nothingness. A parley may be possible.

Alternatively, the character not only looks like the Illusionist, he could start to see his ghost. Or he could start to exhibit his personality traits (oops, another cliche). This could go on until the ghost is dealt with, or the book is written anew.

Or something else still. Go to Comment
Tome of Illusions
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
CaptainPenguin's comment on 2005-02-15 09:26 PM
Wow... Never noticed it before.

4/5. Go to Comment
Tome of Illusions
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2005-02-15 11:58 PM
To be honest, it was submitted 13 days before I joined. I never saw it as a "new post", nor has it ever come up as a random item.

Things have often gotten lost in our data shuffle. Just something that did. Go to Comment
Tome of Illusions
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-02-15 09:28 AM
Hey, don't blame me - I only found this site a couple of months ago

Shades of Terry Prachett (remember the Library, which is so large it only exists in L-space) but it does make a kind of bizarre sense

Potentially a bit munchkin I thought and the curse for whoever destroys it is perhaps a bit of a cliche (now a big mean dragon is after you) but I quite like it anyway

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Tome of Illusions
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2015-01-07 10:09 AM
I agree with PA mostly, and its why I don't think any detection (or illusion) magic should be absolutely effective.

The idea that a spellbook can be effected by the spells it contains is a great one, and could lead to may variations.



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Tome of Illusions
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-17 02:31 PM


A cute idea. Too bad anyone with Truesight could walk right through the whole thing. I like the story, with the curse opening up good plot potential, but the idea I like the most in this submission is that simply writing a spell imbues a book with magic. It has interesting implications for magic items and any writing. 


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Weapon at hand
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Strolen's comment on 2003-08-29 08:03 PM
Well, if I was the original mage that originally created this weapon then included in the package deal would be rememdies that take care of all the above mentioned concerns. If I am going to take the time to enchant an item I would have probably thought on it for a good deal of time and already had all the details worked out.

The one detail I couldn't remedy is perhaps the mischance of somebody stumbling into and slicing their pants/leg. Ooops. Go to Comment
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Sugarheads

       By: Murometz

These little beetles have heads at both ends of their bodies. This allows them to feed on leaves at twice the rate of their normal cousins, causing great damage to crops. They look like ladybugs more than actual beetles, but have no wings. They have a funny way of moving if one stops to watch them, as both heads seem to vie for picking the direction at any given time. Their favorite nourishment is sugar cane. After feasting on these for some time, they develop short bursts of frenetic energy, and can be seen racing back and forth without purpose, which looks quite comical to onlookers. They are otherwise normal bugs. Of course the pc's might not know that.

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