Oct
05
2018
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Item Seed: the Esoteric Controlled Transdimensional Observer Meter.

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Esoteric Controlled Transdimensional Observer Meter

Description: a human skull attached to a human spinal column, with two human humeruses (humeri?) serving as handholds (the ECTO Meter is held like a two-handed metal detector).  The skull has two light bulb displays in its eye sockets that can flash red, yellow, blue, and green. There is a socket in the skull that will take a standard headphone plug, but not a USB port.  The entire thing smells vaguely of polished bone and ozone.

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Oct
03
2018
2

Item Seed: 2018 Supay Enricher.

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2018 Supay Enricher

 

This four-door, six-seat passenger van comes from Supay Motors, a small Argentinian automotive company that recently started exports to the United States.  It’s sturdy. It’s cheap. It gets good mileage, doesn’t need much in the way of maintenance, and even has a certain bulky charm to it. The Supay Enricher is turning out to be a good van for groups that need to move people and limited amounts of cargo around, and it has already gotten a reputation for being extremely rust and corrosion resistant.  The vans are not yet ubiquitous on American roads, but they’re rapidly becoming just part of the background.

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Oct
02
2018
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Item Seed: Fangsaws.

It’s gonna be a horror-themed month, I’m thinking.

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Fangsaws

 

Description: take a miniaturized chainsaw.  Now replace the chain with a series of human teeth.  When in operation, the Fangsaw emits a low-pitched throb not unlike a zombie’s moan; the sound the teeth make when they cut into human flesh has been known to spawn nosebleeds for both the attacker and the victim.

 

The only reason why possession and/or manufacture of a Fangsaw is not immediate grounds for summary execution under Paragraph 6 of the Pan-American Occult Defense Pact of 1991 (signed by every nation-state on the American super-continent, including a couple you’ve never heard of) is because no atrocities or ‘supernatural terror crimes’ are required to enchant this particular magical weapon.  Surprisingly: certainly forensic enchanters spent six months reverse-engineering the spells used, on the assumption that they’d be able to get the manufacturers for something.  Alas, no; there’s nothing that allows it can’t be automatically sanctioned.

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Oct
01
2018
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Creature Seed: Jack-O-Wisps.

Be danged if this doesn’t read like something I’ve already written.  Weird.

Jack-O-Wisps – Google Docs

 

Jack-O-Wisps

Description: the faintest green flicker of several connected speckles of light. There is perhaps a faint smell of dirt and burnt fiber.  A Jack-O-Wisp that touches human flesh will cause that flesh to shiver slightly.

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Sep
29
2018
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Location Seed: Route 72 Woodland Exotic Materials Anomaly.

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Route 72 Woodland Exotic Materials Anomaly

 

This site used to be an illegal industrial dump located in Woodland Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Well, technically the site still is, but the EPA swooped in once they got word that Woodland was emitting unsafe levels of gamma radiation.  Officially, the site’s cleanup and restoration progress is moving right along. Officially.

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Sep
26
2018
2

Location Seed: Gintaurel’s Overlook.

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Gintaurel’s Overlook

 

This particular wizardly ruin can be found in any even half-civilized or advanced fantasy realm.  It was once the home of Gintaurel the Wide-Eyed, an archmage who specialized in vision spells (and dabbled in bodily alteration cantrips; hence the epithet).  Gintaurel was obsessed with being able to see, as clearly as possible, and with as much detail as possible; he spent an entire decade of his very long life to learn how to see objects by the shadows that they cast in the dark.  Eventually he started looking inward, and nobody was really surprised when, one day, he apparently looked inward so keenly that he and his tower disappeared into their own gaze.

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Sep
24
2018
1

Creature seed: Mesopotamian Marsh Slugs.

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Mesopotamian Marsh Slug

deroceras plaga

 

Description: a foot-long slug, mottled brown and gray.  It can live anywhere there’s standing water, eats anything it can scavenge, and exudes a foul-smelling slime that lingers worse than week-old skunk spray.  The Mesopotamian Marsh Slug has no natural predators, except for time travelers.

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Sep
23
2018
3

Group Seed: Klacz Nocy Energy Distributors.

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Klacz Nocy Energy Distributors

 

Despite the name, it’s an energy brokerage company operating out of Bangkok.  Klacz Nocy specializes in brokering deals between the smaller Thai natural gas drilling companies and the ravenous maw of Chinese industry; the company arranges between one and three LNG shipments via cargo boat per year, and has a quietly excellent reputation for providing shipments on time, of good quality, and without much in the way of expensive complications.  Recent troubles in the Thai natural gas market seem to have no effect on Klacz Nocy, either. If anything, the company has increased shipments slightly to match the demand.

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Sep
21
2018
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Item Seed: Code Monkey Run.

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Code Monkey Run

 

Superficially, Code Monkey Run is yet another mobile runner game; the player directs a running monkey down an endless road, dodging the usual obstacles, acquiring the usual power-ups, and so forth until the monkey hits an obstacle.  The general theme is computer-related (hence the name), and the game is free-to-play. It’s mildly dull, though; and having your code monkey dodge computer chips and whatnot quickly palls. Most people download it, play it a couple of times, then stop.

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Sep
20
2018
1

Group Seed: Infinite Geste.

Infinite Geste – Google Docs

Infinite Geste

 

The Lords of Time who came up with Infinite Geste had a simple goal: come up with an organization that could function in any historical era, any timeline, any alternate universe, from the Dawn of Man to the Fall of Man.  So perhaps it wasn’t really ‘simple.’  ‘Straightforward’ works just as well as a description, though.

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