Jan
21
2019
1

Item Seed: Ndoto.

Ndoto – Google Docs

Ndoto

 

Description: a wooden rounded cylinder, two feet by one foot by one foot.  It is polished, as if by long use. The item is enchanted; anyone who uses it as a head or body pillow will simultaneously have a refreshing night’s sleep, and be instantly and alertly awakened in case of danger.

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Jan
19
2019
3

Item Seed: Exhaustis.

Exhaustis – Google Docs

Exhaustis

 

This stuff started out as a by-product of a handy gizmo called the ‘AntiSom’ (invented by a gadgeteer about thirty years ago).  The problem with being a nocturnal superhero — or even an after-work one — is, when do you sleep? For every billionaire playboy, there’s a dozen people with day jobs who can’t function on four hours’ sleep indefinitely.  So the gadgeteer came up with the AntiSom; a rugged, reasonably foolproof device that would drain the exhaustion out of a metahuman. Fifteen minutes’ worth of use would do the work of eight hours of sleep; and with no long-term effects either, because super-powers.

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Jan
18
2019
0

Creature Seed: Hurricane Ghosts.

Hurricane Ghosts – Google Docs

Hurricane Ghosts

 

Strictly speaking, they’re not exactly ghosts.  Well, they’re not supernatural ghosts.  Turns out that the fluid dynamics equations needed to model hurricanes are sufficiently complex that they can break the boundary line between ‘very baroque mathematics’ and ‘straight up magic.’  It all depends on whether there’s an esoterically inclined idiot of sufficient power in close enough proximity to the storm.

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Jan
16
2019
1

Item Seed: Forced Inspiration Generators.

Forced Inspiration Generators – Google Docs

Forced Inspiration Generators

 

Mad Science at its best! Or maybe at its worst.  Almost certainly at its worst, in fact. There’s just something about that particular interdisciplinary field of study that really, really likes things to go as badly as they can possibly go. And Forced Inspiration Generators can go quite badly, indeed.

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Jan
15
2019
0

Item Seed: Egghurlers.

Egghurler – Google Docs

Egghurler

 

Description: a scaled-down Roman-style polyboros, or repeating ballista.  …OK, just picture a stationary repeating crossbow that’s light enough to be carried by one person, and with the ability to fire upwards in a sixty degree arc and you’ll be more or less correct.  Oh, and it glows with arcane runes.

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Jan
12
2019
2

Location Seed: Frostways.

Frostways – Google Docs

Frostways

 

You’ll find these high-fantasy magical highways anywhere that has both a high mana level, and a climate that averages below freezing for half the year.  To create a Frostway: first, make a road between Point A and Point B. Over it, construct a lattice of stone or brick arches spaced regularly so that they cover (with large gaps, of course) the entire road.  Then, cover the road surface itself with ice, and the lattice with either packed snow or ice blocks or whatever other form of solid water local custom favors. Then cast a particular spell.

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Jan
11
2019
5

Item Seed: Socklems

Socklems – Google Docs

Socklems

Yes. They are magically animated socks. Although ‘animated’ is a fuzzy (typically, so are Socklems) term; when not being worn by someone Socklems can more or less move around like inchworms, but they can’t manipulate or carry anything. Or communicate. It’s not entirely clear that they can see.
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Jan
09
2019
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Item Seed: Liber Florum.

Liber Florum – Google Docs

Liber Florum

 

The would-be reader of the Liber Florum is well advised to not touch any copy of this book with their bare hands.  This includes modern facsimiles, although it’s apparently safe enough to handle individual pages that have not been not bound in any way, up to and including sheet protectors in a three-ring binder.  That’s how people know that the book is magical, by the way. And apparently actively malevolent.

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Jan
08
2019
6

Item Seed: Project APPLESAUCE KINETIC Cache #5.

Project APPLESAUCE KINETIC Cache #5 – Google Docs

Project APPLESAUCE KINETIC Cache #5

 

Description: a crate containing ten ‘books’ filled with microfiche sheets, with a manila folder containing the index.  The crate has an opened envelope attached, containing a standard US Archives document (dated 10/15/1967) indicating that the contents of the crate are not to be declassified before 12/31/2018.  The signature is illegible.

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Jan
06
2019
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Creature Seed: Epiphany Dryads.

Epiphany Dryads – Google Docs

 

Epiphany Dryads

Description: Essentially, it’s a dryad zombie.  Resembles a regular dryad, except that the bark/skin is visibly rotting off, the eyes are pure white, the hands are extended to nightmarish lengths, and what needles still remain attached are black and oozing.  Epiphany Dryads never speak.

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