Thanks for the freetext and codex bits - still getting the hang of the site. My goal was to strongly impart some of the coolness factors of the Black Company while changing it up enough that it's not just a copy. Hopefully that comes across.
I'd be glad to expand on The Strata or anything else, but what's the way to do it? Just edit this or do you mean add it as an Item? Or both? Do people usually break off the chunks (like places, items, or NPCs) and submit them separately as well? Go to Comment
Funny, I just looked at this for the first time in well over a year - was going to use it again. I was a noob to Strolen at the time I posted this, and all I remember was that the Strolen website loaded really, really slowly because of some technical issue related to the way it was coded and the browser version I had, or something like that? I vaguely remember several people having the same issue as me - so I quit coming here.
Everything's fine now, so I'll give things another go - always liked the idea of this site! Go to Comment
Very simple gag but a great one, since it can be used multiple times over, even in the same adventure. Great for tribal natives gone restless and humanoids, but anyone can have set this up. Just what the header says, a simple bag over a stick stuck in the ground or floor.
As GM you can place the bag on a stick anywhere, in a floor crack the heroes have passed before, outdoors in a clearing or path, or at the edge of the PCs' encampment the following morning, what have you. Place anything on the stick - a coiled yellow viper angered by the bag removal, mini crossbow w/poison, transdermal hallucinatory drug dusted on the bag, yellow mold colony, an NPC ally's head, a weapon, scroll tube or satchel, what have you.
The idea is to build tension and/or stall for time/distract the party. Provided it's used properly, you'll be amazed at how paranoid players will get from this simple gag.