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Peak Pollen
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Newbiespud 2nd Jul 2016, 6:00 AM edit delete
This page got me thinking about Breezie storage practices. Since their magic seems to run on wind and they use that for preservation, I imagined a sort of warehouse or silo where all the contents are kept in constant motion through the air so that the Breezie magic can keep the goods fresh.


ANW 2nd Jul 2016, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Fourth of July is coming up here in the US.
And when I think of it, the first thing that comes to mind is fireworks.
And what is fireworks? An aerial explosion.
So how about stories of bombs, fireworks, and everything else that goes boom.
Cygnia 2nd Jul 2016, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
Last week in our 7th Sea game, I blew up the team mascot (a baby goat) when an ambush went pear-shaped.

My party took it VERY hard.

Well, I did warn them about the steaks being raised... :-D
Marduk 2nd Jul 2016, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
In one game I play, there is a type of ghoul that generates methane. Not exactly a survival trait, but not so good for adventurers either. These ghouls normally hang out in adequately-ventilated spaces, but a cave-in had left a batch in a stagnant cave. One of the group was... overly excitable, and didn't think things through. He sees the ghouls ahead, and charges - with torch in hand, planning to throw it at them. But with the methane build-up, well... he exited a lot faster than he charged. And in several more pieces. And he took the entire party with him.
Big Lurker 2nd Jul 2016, 11:24 AM edit delete reply
A previous character in 3.5 D&D was a Warmage with the Hellfire Warlock prestige class and a multitude of Metamagic feats. The look on the Balrog's face when hit with a Maximized, Searing, Explosive Fireball (with Hellfire added for flavor) was worth the Con damage it took to cast it...
Winged Cat 2nd Jul 2016, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
I have mentioned the Volcannon (exactly what it sounds like: a volcano that is a cannon, used to shoot up an incoming moon-sized spaceship) before. I'm not sure I'll be topping that soon.

But on a much smaller scale, the party in my Ryuutama game is now about to face off against magically grown plants (the wizardly equivalent of GMOs, courtesy of my PC's mage-farmer family) that were accidentally animated. I'm debating whether to have one of the modifications be seed pods that naturally dry out inside, fill partly with dust-grain-sized seeds and partly with air (high in oxygen content, maybe described as "air filtered to make things burn hotter"), with nowhere near enough room for the seeds to expand into smoke, surrounded by a brittle pod that comes apart into hard, sharp fragments...and the animation magic lets the plants make sparks inside these pods. The PCs only have to mow through an acre or so of these (at a yard or two between plants, that's a few thousand).
Anon 2nd Jul 2016, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
It was before my time, but my old gaming group had a well-worn story they'd trot out regarding one of my predecessors and why there was a rule never to carry explosives on your person. Apparently he was playing the demo guy, and had a backpack stuffed full of plastic. Thermally-sensitive plastic.

A bag which he reflexively used as a shield when someone shot tracers at the party.
Digo Dragon 2nd Jul 2016, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
During a mission to a martian factory by way of a Space Bridge, the party had to deal with a bunch of errant robots. One of the things they found was a miniaturization lab, which made tiny versions of all sorts of things on Earth, yet, all the tiny things worked.

So they were a bit taken back when they found themselves with a miniature version of a Minuteman II ballistic missile, complete with a nuclear warhead. The party took this device with them (because reasons) and somehow it ended in in storage only to be forgotten.

Later on in the campaign, they were attacked at their own headquarters by some aliens. The aliens were sent by the BBEG, a mysterious man who goes by the name "G". That's it. Just a letter. Well G was packing his backs and getting ready