This is one of those subs that really, really speaks to me in a way that's difficult to describe.
I like that there is such a high cost to PK ability. You want power? Just how much are you willing to go through to get it?
One of the consistent things I like about the cosmic era subs is that they all build and maintain a certain tone. I want to play in this world. I want to read the fiction. I want to sit in the theater and watch it play out in 3D. It has all the right combination of horror, sci-fi, and dystopia.Go to Comment
This idea can be useful in a number of ways. It provides good flavor and is effective in making important NPC's more noticeable. PCs with the appropriate skills will be able to glean more information from the heraldry. Proud PCs can be divested of extra loot as they decorate their gear. I like the specific examples given. They create a sense of real places and people. Not all of these need be serious, of course. I am reminded of inscriptions found on ancient sling stones: "Take this," "Ouch," "Catch!" or "For Pompey's backside" (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sling_(weapon)#Ammunition)Go to Comment