Interesting. A character with understandable goals ... why let others - fools, gluttons and cretins - run things when he can do much better, furtherin the common good, and as one says, one cannot make an omelette without smashing a few eggs.
Of course, some people may be horrified by his way of seeing peasants as numbers on paper, and rivals just obstacles to be overcome (but I guess he likes it when they put up at least SOME fight)...
A very interesting character, but you COULD have omitted the Yu-gi-oh reference, to be honest :D 4/5 Go to Comment
Tell me... the S.O. of a friend of mine will assault any chocolate she sees with a flying leap, and does not break off squares like normal people do ... she BITES the chocolate off, and STUFFS her face with it. 200g in one session is NOT unusual. Go to Comment
Imagine finding a piece at the lairs of your most debased enemies, getting used to it...and them, by accident, stumbling upon one in the private rooms of your employer, betrothed or close f(r)iend. Muhaha, I guess. Nice! Go to Comment
but remember ... fear leads to anger ... and anger leads to the dark side.. *laughs* I guess the other shamen will become even more evil as their attempts at removing Irad continue to fail... Go to Comment
Now, the Academy would be a purrrfect employer for a band of itinerant thugs... eh, adventurers. Fetch me a pink cockatrice, some dragon menstrual blood and the left eye of Vecna, will you?
Wizardly intrigue, magical accidents (Resident Evil! ... or Half-Life) could take place here, as well as being the ideal place to send that kid you got from the liaison with the black dragon a while ago.
Also the ideal place to find a few rarer items, and rarer people. One of the few places where a 'weird' PC (half-unicorn half-treant half-whatever) could really find a home.
Though: what does set it apart from all the OTHER magic academies? Go to Comment
This is a very believable character that can be included in numerous plots, not epic but still great.
A stylish villaing can have an unstylish Granitbiten to take the punches for him; given Granitbiten's irksome nature, PCs are bound to run into conflict with him sooner or later.
This thing is DANGEROUS! You noticed? While Corvus surely would have created such a thing/person out of convenience, the item is ill-suited for most campaigns due to the danger it poses in any but molten-to-a-puddle state. Some things are locked for a reason, and some things MUST be free. Imagine someone locking one of the wheels of time... *shivers* a 4. Go to Comment
Much alike it happenes too often in the real world: a band of people who will not be content with minding their own business go out there and restrict your right to make your own choice, imposing their morality upon you, their way, their views. All that matters is that they have popolar support.
Stamping out anything that is different (or aberrant, as they would say) they extinguish individulaism and ingenuity for the sake of stiftling conformity.
Like it was once forbidden to worship anyone but God, like a woman was forbidden to vote, like being homosexual was punishbe by death.
Foiling the plans of the self-righteous, holier-than-thou Civic Whizzards could make for a satisfying campaign! Let us kick some bigot arse! Go to Comment