Mar
26
2017
0

Item Seed: The Vita-Inversion Assembly Chamber.

Vita-Inversion Assembly Chamber – Google Docs

 

The Vita-Inversion Assembly Chamber

 

This device exists in the worlds where the Mad Scientists of the Victorian Era thrived, crowded out all the non-Mad scientists (non-Mad engineers, too), and went on to be the backbone of scientific and technological progress in the Interstellar Era. And, hoo, boy, was there progress. It’s amazing what you can accomplish if there’s no little voice inside anybody’s head that says “Is this wise?” It certainly makes peer review a more… dynamic experience. And quite exciting, at least from outside of the blast radius.

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Mar
25
2017
0

Flying Tree Moles [GURPS 4E]

Flying Tree Moles – Google Docs

 

Flying Tree Moles

 

ST: 3 DX: 15 IQ: 3 HT: 5

Will: 3 Per: 3 Speed: 5 Dodge: 8 Move: 5/10

SM -4; Weight: 8 ounces

 

Traits: Discriminatory Smell; Innate Attack (2 point corrosion); Wild Animal; Winged Flight

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Mar
25
2017
0

Have I mentioned the various LEGO Quest Builder projects?

Basically, a person named ‘Ymarilego’ came up with the idea of doing fantasy RPG LEGO sets (‘Quest Builder’) and submitted the idea to LEGO.  They have a crowdsourcing system in place to review this stuff; 10K people said that they loved the idea (I’d buy it*), so LEGO will be reviewing it to maybe make it (no guarantees, but it looks like it’d make money). So now Ymarilego has come up with a bunch of other Quest Builder locations and terrains. Check ’em out, and vote if you like the idea.  I have.

Moe Lane

*For my kids, of course.

Mar
25
2017
0

Organization Seed: V.U.L.T.U.R.E.

VULTURE – Google Docs

 

V.U.L.T.U.R.E.

 

V.U.L.T.U.R.E.  They are the very Platonic archetype of a superhero world’s international villainous paramilitary organization, with one glaring exception.  Everything from their green and black uniforms (complete with masks obscuring their features) to their endless array of custom-built, themed weapons, armor and vehicles — plus their deliberately obscured origins and numerous secret bases — screams “Cower before the might of Vulture-One, people of Earth!”  Or it would, if V.U.L.T.U.R.E. ever showed any sign of trying to take over the world.  Or, indeed, any sign of organized villainy at all.

 

Oh, to be sure, V.U.L.T.U.R.E. is a criminal organization in several countries: the kind of countries where ‘criminal’ can be a badge of honor. Elsewhere, they come across as an extremely bizarre and melodramatic charitable NGO, devoted to disaster relief and infrastructure repair in the most over-the-top, four-color way possible.  Is there a drought? Fire the Precipitation Mega-Stabilizer Ray, my Vulture Nestlings!  Dam just collapsed?  Watch the Earth itself tremble as we unleash the power of the Vulture’s Interlocking Claws! Need a road network?  The Screaming Hammer orbital laser network will make short work of any presumptuous hill that dares to defy our greatness!

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Mar
24
2017
4

That moment when you realize…

…that the RPG supplement whose used-book price you’re looking at ruefully is actually a second edition of a previous supplement, under a different name. And that the picture on the cover looks awfully familiar. And then you go look on your shelves, and lo! There it is.

Yes. THAT moment. That f*cking moment.

[UPDATE] For clarity: I didn’t spend money on this.  Just an hour and a half of frustrating shopping time.

Mar
22
2017
0

John George Vandenberg [Esoterrorists]

John George Vandenberg [Esoterrorists] – Google Docs

 

John George Vandenberg [Esoterrorists]

Musical Plumber

 

Born May 15, 1960, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bachelors in Music, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia.  Masters and DMA, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston.  As ‘George the Goof,’ three-time Grammy winner, five gold records, seven platinum, Academy Award for Best Musical Song (“Why Didn’t You Tell Me You Were Elvis?,” Singing To Ourselves), 1995.  Married Sandra Brennan (country singer, poet), 1996: two children (Abigail, born 1999; James, born 2003).

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Mar
21
2017
0

Hermione, Epitome of Romance [In Nomine]

Hermione – Google Docs

It’s eight pages long, so check the link for the document.  This is part of The Matter of Poughkeepsie, which will be revised and reconfigured as the mood strikes me. Maybe a netbook. Probably a netbook, actually. I need the practice.

Mar
21
2017
8

Tweet of the Day, @SJGames Should Use This For Ogrethulhu edition.

It’s not entirely dissimilar in layout to the classic silhouette of an OGRE.  Which makes sense. As I noted on Twitter, this picture is insanely evocative of Gary Larson’s classic cartoon How nature says “Do not touch.” It’s like they had a contest.

UPDATE: My wife says It’s like Scooby-Doo meets Mad Max.  …I married well.

Mar
19
2017
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Adventure Seed: Attack of the Fifty-foot Panda!

Attack of the Fifty-foot Panda! – Google Docs

 

Attack of the Fifty-foot Panda!

 

…Yeah, that’s going to be problematical.  For a bunch of reasons, really. And it’s going to be problematical for everybody, including the aliens that created this creature in the first place.

Probably the principle was sound enough: take some animal DNA, splice it into a weird biological plastic construct that could emulate said DNA at a ‘monstrous’ level, and send your new critter out to level Tokyo. And it works! And it’s even pretty cheap!

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Mar
18
2017
1

In Nomine Revisited: Psionics for In Nomine.

Psionics for In Nomine – Google Docs

This one I’m not reproducing in full on the site: the PDF is something like 23 pages long. It was based off of GURPS Psionics 3rd Edition, back in the day: I could probably rewrite it to take into account 4E, but GURPS In Nomine draws on 3rd Edition and it’s going to be a long time, if ever, that that sourcebook gets adapted to the new edition.  I’m not really even expecting them to ever do it, honestly.

Anyway, enjoy. I had forgotten that I wrote this up. Maybe somebody out there can use it…

Mar
18
2017
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Nacreous (Celestial, 3/level) [In Nomine]

Nacreous (Celestial) – Google Docs

Nacreous (Celestial, 3/level)

 

Demons with Nacreous must be careful about how often they use their resonance on the same target.  Every resonance roll after the first one, on the same person, is at a penalty equal to (Discord level); Djinn instead take a penalty on removing their attunement equal to (Discord level). Lilim do not get the penalty for assessing Needs, but if they try to harvest multiple Geas at once, the second and higher Geas will be subject to the penalty. This penalty persists for (Discord level) days: this makes Nacreous a problem for Shedim in particular.

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Mar
18
2017
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Item Seed [heh]: Lachnimloth.

Lachnimloth – Google Docs

 

Lachnimloth

 

This actually refers to an entire order of trees that grow primarily on lava.  Note that the word ‘trees’ is very much an approximation; lachnimloth are ‘organic’ in the sense that they have a recognizable life cycle, and obey universal biological imperatives.  They are absolutely neither carbon-based, nor part of an oxy-nitrogen ecosystem.

 

But lachnimloth are still very pretty.  Extremely dangerous to humans in their living form, thanks to the heat, but very pretty. It’s all due to their makeup: the various species of lachnimloth are made up of a complicated mix of glass and trace materials. When alive it has molten glass for sap and various  translucent silicates for bark and ‘flowers.’  

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