A thought... it will display the nearest valuable thing ... valuable to WHOM? Unless the user has freat self-control and wisdom ,it might show teddies lost by (now helplessly sobbing) children, displaced wedding rings - or even a heap of dung, if the patch picks up the needs of a dung-beetle or fly. It was meant to serve Mr. Evil Eye after all... Go to Comment
Thanks, thanks a lot! Next, we want to see... the Paladin... yesss, my precioussss, the palladin.
As for Esther - she is not as lost as Regdar and Mialee. It could even be a great roleplaying opportunity for a PC priest, pally or monk, either a very reasonable man or a strong lady, teaching Esther that the perfection consists of an unity between mind and body, Just bodily perfection is not enough.
Or, the PCs could try to achieve a delicate mission, with combat being absolutely useless, even detrimental to it, and with Esther interfering.
you know, this is the same tune you played to Regdar. I know, they fit well together, but the similarities are too great (most of all the 'a wizard doing most of the spellcasting for her') - I'd say she might be a competent wizard, prone to flaunting her power and humbling male wizards ('you call THAT demon summoning?! I will show you the real stuff...' - this could lead to a great plot is a few seconds later, she said 'oh, ... crap') Go to Comment
Now, what if the comet was a recurring event - returning since its first appearance regularly, and the malevolent effects - not only people being mad, but also magical fallout and the like - it brings becoming more severe with every return? Go to Comment
Hey, most magic items will be made by wizards, as there is little risk of Joe the Farmboy suddenly enchanting his plow. Thus, the 'wizard made it' is the default setting, and unless you want the very creation of the item to be special, assume 'a wizard made it'.
But the spin on the classic story is great! We should make more such things, like screwing up Snow White or The Little Mermaid... Go to Comment
Another drow? Momma told me to stay away from drow, and for a good reason I guess.
I know elves forget a lot, but the drow WILL know his past, WILL have some motives besides 'me evil' and WILL be rated badly if he's but a paper cutout... Go to Comment
You know, GURPS has gone a long way to display a different Dark Elf - they are elves, mentally and physically the same, just for one aspect: the Dark Elves believe the Elves to be the only sentient race, and all the other races are just vermin to them, vermin that infest mother Earth. There is a need to vipe out the vermin so that Nature may prosper.
The Dark Elves simply believe in a non-peaceful solution of humans chopping down sacred groves and dwarves despoiling nature with their industry... Go to Comment
You know, it could actually be a good campaign idea to make all characters orphans of some terrible cataclysm, thus nobody would be older than say 20 years, as all the adults had been killed some time ago...
The descendants could wander amongst the ruins of culture, and fend for themselves... Go to Comment
As I understood it, it only masks the movements of the one arm, so that the body stance and sound might give it away.
As for seeing magic - check the GURPS advantages of Second Sight and Awareness, as well as spells Mage Sight and Mage Sense.
A very perceptive individual might see flaws in the illusion and discern it as such. Everything manmade is flawed, after all. Go to Comment
"GURPS - creatures of the night" had a similar idea, but the gear heaps were animated through soaking in the blood of innocents (yum!) and had a clock counting the time until the death of a being nearby...
the Snads are much more savoury and usable though. And a funny name to boot :D 5/5. Go to Comment