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  1. Thanks for the options. I guess I was trying to fit too close to his whole "de-buff" concept.
  2. Here's a cool visual. The gadgeteer Inventory throws a grenade at the vile villain Rust. Rust is aware of the attack. He aborts to Drain, reducing the grenade to inert ash before it strikes him. I think it falls under this bit from 6E2 23. How would you react, especially if I narrated it accurately? Because he Aborted, he loses his next phase. Or... should he have to use Drain before Inventory ever throws the damn thing? "Use of any other Maneuver, activation/use of any other Power, or performing any other Action deemed by the GM to be primarily for purposes of defending or protecting the character." Keep in mind that I am Forever GM of my group.
  3. She's both. Actually.... Hunted always sort of implies imprisonment, death or a form of oversight... Demon Ex-Girlfriend seems to have been overlooked. As for the setting... I have some notes... 531 pages of notes. I might punch them up a bit and toss them at you. Good chunks of it were written before I found my voice. That is to say, dreadfully boring.
  4. Commons just people who developed near (evolved from or adapted to) the strange energies of the Maelstrom. Those that adapt best become Abyssal Lords or even Demon Princes. They live right up against the thing. having shapeshifting helps to survive in such a place. Making them mundane was purposeful... maybe some day a whole campaign can be played in Methiax, by players who are willing to take the risks of living in a world the love child of Game of Thrones and Othello, with Palpatine, Caligula, and Dick Cheney in charge. Oorava was written very quickly a number of years ago as a Hunted for a Fantasy HERO character to be vexed by. This is why the text becomes personal, employing you instead of some generic term. I imagined all of those busy, hot, single moms up at Castleton Square talking hurriedly on some bleeding-edge smartphone she'll discard a year from now, getting the Beamer repaired, working on a plastic surgery appointment to get the "girls" lifted, Monday's social media presentation, and her bastard child's day care situation while trying to buy scarves. I'm not a fan of "Hunted by Orcs." That's boring... While "Hunted by the Demon Princess of Lust" defines a character. Justifies the Striking Appearance he paid for and keeps him up at night, too. Thus are heroes born and stories spun. As for FH1e... I'm still playing that setting. Expanded it to an entire world. Over the decades, it's gone from standard fantasy to a steampunk wonderland. Gonna name a city in the far east of Serantia Alcamtar. Mostly Drakine out that way... Drakine and very large birds.
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    This is the final preview for the Caleon Bestiary. I hope you enjoyed them.
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    This is the third Caleon Bestiary Preview. If interest exists, I'll finish the descriptive text and release the whole thing. There are a total of 4 previews.
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    This is the second Caleon Bestiary Preview (presented with apologies to Roger Zelazny). There are a total of 4 previews.
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    This is a preview of a much larger work called The Caleon Bestiary. If folks like it, I'll release the remaining creatures after completing the write ups. There are a total of 4 previews.
  9. More Previews: Idylls of the Mindless: https://1drv.ms/b/s!Arb5S34lAw6vhvcdOlZPUujoT9aEuw Creeping Death: https://1drv.ms/b/s!Arb5S34lAw6vhvdJmGF3y7FSWggpCA?e=8yXfnN
  10. Another Preview. Caleon Bestiary Abyssals.pdf
  11. Sample time! Only a few creatures... but maybe enough to get an idea. I'll work up another sample in the morning. Caution: Coarse language, functional sharp points and a brief discussion of breakfast food. Writing the flavor text whilst coming down from an anxiety attack (get therapy early, kids!) so if it sucks, remember that it was written whilst coming down from an anxiety attack and understand. If it's great, then remember that it was written whilst coming down from an anxiety attack, so it's even more impressive. https://1drv.ms/b/s!Arb5S34lAw6vhvcQhWS7cbGfHjHgAQ?e=G94xQD
  12. Thank you so very much! I'm working on expanding the Terribly Inconvenient Things Table into actual paragraphs. That table is actually me being lazy. That's not to mention that I'm also working on converting the Appendices into a PDF of their own. After all of this I HAVE TO get back to work on Pleet Roodlepleen's Intergalactic Bestiary. Maybe when this cat (Zard, Hero of Another Story) gets off my freaking arm... There is a temptation to just dump the whole thing as-is on you guys and expand upon it as questions are posed.... Oh... there is a corrected copy in the downloads section. I'm in an IT-adjacent career. My lack of attention to detail has nearly gotten me fired a few times. Fortunately, I have a startling excess of personality which my users love. That's not ego, that's from a job performance review.
  13. Somewhere around here, I'm certain. I have them all, but I'm of questionable skill in regards to filing.
  14. Interesting feedback. I'll try applying a little less "ME" to it. 😁
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    Terra Chaotica! Thrill to the weirdness of the Sky of Eyes! Soak in the wisdom of the Big Giant Heads! Shiver in the presence of Cold Fire! Dodge the crashing rocks of the Stone Storms! Imagine a world unfettered from the confines of petty reality and pesky physics! Download Terra Chaotica and put an End to the Ordinary! Roll on the Table of Terribly Inconvenient Things! Wonder at my ability to type all this out with a cat on the keyboard at 3:30 in the morning!
  16. Here's a taste: https://1drv.ms/b/s!Arb5S34lAw6vhvcIzNG4LlMDKe-NLQ?e=CmSOdp
  17. Jkeown

    Urban Hero

    I think I'll update and clean up Ravenna and link it in this thread.
  18. Jkeown

    Urban Hero

    My own thing. The Hidden City of Ravenna. Secret magic, Black Schola, Mages kidnapped to swept away to a magical Sub-Realm to be initiated into an arcane society that's been around since Augustus ruled. Dee, Caligostro, a weird orb like entity known as the Librarian. Trolls. Something called a SOMA. Anti-mage special ops. The Contemptable Harpy, Jennifer Renquist. House Barlowe and their questionable experiments. A bunch of Kill-On-Sight wizards and undead known as the Execration. A tree that knows when you're going to die. Stagger-Lee's Stetson... the Bluesmobile... Excalibur... Wal-Martians. Wind, Fire... All that kind of thing. "Santeria? I thought we was having wings!" Recently, a Fey Lord bet a tiny periwinkle he could get Ravenna to expose itself to the rest of the world. He did it. We've got a thing called Drawing In. Some creatures can pull you into loops of Space-Time where you can't be seen. Kind of like the Mirror Dimension from Doctor Strange.
  19. Here's the Table of Contents. Caleon Table of Contents.pdf
  20. I'm thinking of turning over my entire bestiary of critters to you guys. I just don't have time to finish it up. I've promised stuff before only to skip away without completion... Its 166 pages without illustrations or flavor text... mostly because when I use them, I know what they're all about, so I've never had to finish them up. Maybe I should put them together in themed batches and release them over time... dunno. Guidance is requested.
  21. Not really. I write using my own "voice." probably a coincidence.
  22. This might make it easier.... all the notes in one big PDF. This way, you limit your long-term exposure to all the dumb. Any similarity between the characters in this PDF and persons living, dead, or fictional is entirely plagiarism. https://1drv.ms/b/s!Arb5S34lAw6vhvAEkbbAd3r6DjqQ2w?e=9ehTG3
  23. 6E. Assume each of my 5 PCs in CRISIS PATROL are 400 points. I am really looking forward to seeing people's ideas for these notes.
  24. Thank you, Dean. I think you're trying to say that while the names are dumb... I'm not dumb for creating them... I think.
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