Okay so here is the full meal deal dealt at sea when mans promise first departs the wormwood. It an example to show that you can tip your hand as much or little as you like.
Lachlan's eyes are locked on the Captain's card for a moment too long before he puts on a bluff of enthusiasm, relief and joy as he begin's his reading. Derwyn is no Harrow card reader but he thinks to himself it is the very worst binding of an anchor he has ever heard about, he thinks how fortunate that the new captain and first mate are frauds or they would know it too.
"Okay, great! The Captains card is (the twin) ...um right, well that means the captain and the first mate shall work together as one to guide the ship." He reaches out with his musical instrument to tap the card he is talking about.
I use this each time there is a new departure from a port, I was going to weave in the harrowing adventure so I wanted them immersed in it already, the harrow deck so this is how I did it.
They had an option to have a Varisian Port Harrower do a minor or major reading, according to reputation and payout.
Binding the anchor, a tradition when leaving port or claiming a ship at sea.
When Varisian ships leave port for fishing a reading based on two cards is paid for by the captain. These are "the danger you won't see" and "the bounty to be shared by all aboard" which are drawn from a full deck of harrow cards and pegged into the eyes on the front of the ship.
When vessels leave dock or are departing from being taken at sea, tradition dictates that the anchor is laid horizontal and flat and one by one cards are laid on specific parts of the anchor and bound on with ribbon or rope to signify the crew's brave acceptance of their journey ahead.
The cards are first shuffled one half lifted and rotated 180 degrees, and reshuffled. The captains cArd is placed first sideways on the shank betwixt the eye and the stock. It is tied on, and then the officers' card is placed sideways on the left arm of the stock betwixt the bands there. It is bound on with one loop per officer. Next the sawman's card is placed on the right of the stock betwixt the bands and bound on with one loop if there is one person who is both doctor and carpenter, and two loops if this job is divvy'd. At the crown of the anchor is again sideways placed the sailor's card, and it is double looped in an "X"
Now the cards are laid on lined up from the shank near the stock to the shank near the throat of the anchor. They are bound on with four loops down and three loops spiralling up and signify "journey's beginning", "at sea", and "the hard weather card". Two cards are laid on the rear and front arms and bound from Palm to throat, these are the "danger you won't see" and "the bounty to be shared by all aboard.
The very last card is pierced at its top and tied to the anchor's ring, it is " the ring tag" and signifies how the journey will end, and it rests on the captain's card.}
I have done something similar with the wormwood, although less elegant. It would be cool to have a sort of prop library for gaming stuff, sign out the big Rubbermaid container for wormwood mutiny chapter 1 with minis, boats etc... Even a grooveshark playlist or something like it. It could have a checklist to redact with a minimal rental fee and a damage deposit. You would have to have a pretty large community to make it worthwhile.
Is there some kind of reality show contest to govern a state as ridiculously as possible without actually getting the people of the U.S.A. To take constructive thoughtful action? The prize for this back room giggle bet must be amazing to be worth turning the constitution inside out so roughly. These guys are totally going to win ahead of Florida, He is merely a climate denier in a lowland coastal state, that's old hat. This is exciting and new - wrapping good old bigotry in the flag of freedom! Freedom of conscience or freedom from conscience?
free market forces give you full jails and obesity, gut reaction results. Why not look into ethical paths to best outcomes? I know not very exciting, very Finnish, no drama.
Is there a way to use articulate buy-clotting to effect change in this circumstance. Have a recommend page for inclusive affirming businesses so the "no haircuts for homos" type businesses feel the empty air in their chairs and see oceans of happy customers gleefully spend next door? Can kindly conversations break down the barriers of xenophobia?
Wow! Good on ya! And what detailed and constructive critiques by the judges, l learned a ton just by reading them. So exciting seeing the cover as the announcement! Every year gets better and better! Work knowing we are all behind you excited to see its final form, what an awesome year lies ahead! Steady wins it!
It's sort of like peeking at the surprise which wrecks the surprise part, but if the player ISVs good at role playing you can pull aside and have them be an ally in the story telling, they need to intentionally act from their character's perspective and not rig the game.
If they are unlikely to do that then toss in some surprises not in the text but which fit the story. Is this a pattern for this person?
65. A little more oomph! Spells reach an extra five feet further from the caster, arrows fly ten feet farther, hand held weapons do one extra point of damage, but you have to flip a coin, heads yep, tails nope.
66. Quirky killer~ an enemy made by an ancestor of yours has sworn to kill you personally at a certain time in a certain way, to make it clear it is payback for the mistake your great grandmother made during the crusades. He will not allow you to die any other way, but then he himself gets killed , you think, or maybe you lost him, or perhaps this is him now with the catapult full of hot stew!
67. A deity gives very veiled and ambiguous clues about distant parts of the adventure once a day, possessing ordinary folk around the character and speaking easily through them. This deity is also asking one survey question per prediction, once a day. ( did this, it was a little odd but made for a bit of a mystery while they sorted out what was actually going on)
64. An unusual ninja order requires its third level initiates to serve for a fortnight as a secret guardian for a randomly chosen person as a way to develop awareness of the lives or ordinary folks and bring to their awareness some of the challenges of the guardian, and alternately, the assassin. The glass blower's blind daughter was his first assignment, you are his second. You won't even notice he's there, and we won't tell you when it will start...
Just in case it was myself, I pulled my most recent comment. Thanks for good guidance.
I learned quite a bit from voting last year, I missed the deadline. I'm sure I could have gained a level just from doing that as well as the good feeling of comments and games like bingo, drinking game and the madlibs.
This one had so much, it required a flowchart with yes no choices to sort out.phew complicated....
This one a creative snake item j'taime!
A magical suit of "RUN AWAY"!
Helicopter of scoping out and scouting
One construction equals only it's price but description has quite a shopping list of spells and materials.
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Wow! you should send this one to the joke items thread for enjoyment in posterity also!
And the haunting cries of the spirits of the escargot quietly and slooooowly process, each one representing a poorly formatted, GM taxing, overpriced or overpowered item on its eternal descent into the void.
But what is this! One mighty small ethereal spectral slug slowly turns from the funeral parade and takes a tai chi pit stop allowing itself to be inspected, receiving direction and suggestion from others and is transformed into a mighty new and gleaming creature reborn for 2016's contest, it's handler now having an eye for what makes a successful entry.
This years entry did not give its life in vain dear Friends, it died so that we could grow and learn and make its siblings all the better! so stand tall rising upon thy toes comrades and drown out the spirit snail cries for they are a crucial part of the dawning creation of tomorrow and without them our universe would have less colour and vibrancy! Cheer loudly for their procession turns the whelk of existance! Until it's glistening slimy opening founders in the light and it rights itself again, oh...........so................................................slo......... ..............wly.
And I fear mine will be among them, I shall try to catch its eyestalk as it passes.....
Voted last year as I found out about it once voting started.
I have really enjoyed some of the pathfinder ap designs and hope to do as well but with my own twist on it.