Friday, July 16, 2010

things learned this week about the World of Cinder

  • When dwarves build a magic weapon they construct it such that it will function perfectly after a millennium being used as an otyugh's toothbrush.
  • Elves, on the other hand, make uber-powerful magic swords that start to malfunction wildly if you forget to rotate the tires annually.
  • Fire can't kill a lycanthrope, but it sure can hurt it.
  • Most lycanthropes only change into monster form when the big moon is full (as opposed to the two little martian-style jobbies).  Most.
  • Trolls live under bridges because they're the ones who build them.  They usually get a franchise from a local ruler to charge fixed tolls in exchange for rights to build and operate them in choice locations.
  • Dwarves don't brew beer in barrels, they grow barrels full of beer on vines.  Like in a pumpkin patch but for drunkards.  Charles came up with this one and I totally ran with it.
  • The Lawful temple of Tyr will hand out free healing to folks who are fighting monsters threatening the city.  The Chaotic temple of the Spider God still charges full price.
  • Halflings like to hold family reunions in human cities.  The primary activity of the reunion is a multi-day, sometimes weeks-long, pub crawl.

6 comments:

  1. So, you're saying Dwarven magic items are a Honda, and Elven magic items are a BMW?

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  2. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Fun stuff. Especially the dwarven 'beer barrel melons'!

    Mostly, from what I have seen, enough fire kills most things. If it did not kill a lycanthrope, you probably were not using enough.

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  3. I am totally stealing this for my campaign. The pumpkin patch comment at the very least.

    "Dwarves don't brew beer in barrels, they grow barrels full of beer on vines. Like in a pumpkin patch but for drunkards. "

    Ta !

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  4. Halflings like to hold family reunions in human cities. The primary activity of the reunion is a multi-day, sometimes weeks-long, pub crawl.

    I can so totally use this. Thanks!

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  5. Top-notch stuff, though I am left wondering how exactly does one "rotate the tires" of Narsil.

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