You know, I actually don't mind this format for a character. It does tell you everything you need to know to "use" him in whatever fashion.Since this is a character in a story you're writing, i can also understand how this format helps you plan your tale. Its just that we tend to love prose and your take on the character's history, mind-set, dynamic within story (or game), etc, as opposed to just the basic structure. Does that make sense?
Fair enough. I guess my question then is...in your Forum intro you mentioned that you don't role-play but like to write. So I find myself curious as to why you seem focused on a "character sheet" to begin with, instead of free-style writing? Again, just curious. Go to Comment
This is a pretty cool write-up with some flair. I like the demonic feel of the piece throughout, like all the names, and enjoyed the background "voice". The Wall is indeed a gruesome encounter. Good campaign fiber here. Go to Comment
I'm a big fan of seemingly incongruous locations in an otherwise wasteland. It has that sinister arctic flavor hidden behind a veil of the commonplace. I can see a Cthulhu mythos short-story starting out this way... Go to Comment
Oh and I'd like to know something about that sentient forest fire. That sounds rich. A cleansing, cyclical force of nature? The druids revere it? Does it spread itself when it so chooses? Inquiring minds want to know. Go to Comment
"@Murometz: My sentient forest fire was a refugee from the Plane of Fire, where he had been serving in the Brass Palace as a decoration (of all things). He's made himself into something of an anti-druid bent on recreating a little slice of home on the Material Plane. He also branched out into a forest creating a linked network of fire that he moved within, like the nucleus of a growing amoeba. He summons tornadoes, gouts of subterranean flame, and treants that serve him (unwillingly) as they burn to death."
Great creature! The detail is overwhelming (in a good way!). I like its personality too, in so far as it reminds me of a petulant child. There are so may ways to go with this in any given campaign, from the creature itself to the cult, to all the other concepts and ideas within. Superb! Go to Comment
Yeah, this one is awesome. As i read this, every time i started thinking, "ok, but what about...?" you seem to answer the question in the next few lines. Very well written, perfectly complete and usable, even covering thoughts for lazy/frustrated gm's and/or annoyed players/characters.
Naturally, the tables, matrixes, and diagrams rock and bring this to life!!