They were designed more for a post apocalypse or space faring campaign actually, hence the runaway lawnmower reference in the description. (I almost added in a bit about shotguns and flamers being the preferred weapon of choice to counter these pests but figured that pigeon holed them a bit too much as far as high tech/low tech versatility)
I didn't go into a whole lot of description since they are for general appearances simply an enlarged common creature so a lengthy description would have been redundant.
I'm not sure if you could tame it as a pet since like most insects, as soon as it becomes hungry it immediately goes in search of food. Anyone attempting to tame one would therefore need to keep a readily available supply of food near by. (And once it pupated the food supply would then have to be living for the insect to show any interest.)
Although; I suppose in a post apocalypse setting a sufficiently vile and crazed person could raise one or more of the creatures by feeding it scraps of meat then after pupation allowing to to feed upon a slave, or even their own body when food was scarce. Go to Comment
More she'll accept contracts from the poor to remove people who are taking advantage of them or causing them harm.
As far as respecting life, she respects the lives of the poor and downtrodden, just not those who seek to abuse the poor and downtrodden, or those so much better off that do nothing to help the poor. Go to Comment
Interesting weapon, I especially like the history behind the evolution of the weapon, it's inspiring and helps add a sense of rhyme & reason behind it's development.
However the concept of still using cased ammunition doesn't feel all that futuristic, (modern day G-11's fire caseless ammo) and for a gun with few moving parts, a non cased ammunition would be a logical development (especially since the lack of a case ejection port opening after every round would increase muzzle velocity)
Still a nice piece, and an interesting take on how a modern day weapon would evolve in the future. If I had a clue how to use the voting system I'd gladly give it a 3.5 Go to Comment
Now that I have the ability to place votes I'm just doing so; oh and good point about the electronic caps not being able to disintegrate. (Unless you used an E.E.P system of course, which this weapon doesn't, and even then it would be more costly to have to replace rather than recharge the caps so it makes more sense as written.) Go to Comment
I plan on submitting a lay out of the Serpents Teeth mountains separately sometime in the near future, and thanks for the suggestion on fleshing out the tree a bit more and tossing it in as a separate submission , I just might do so ;) Go to Comment
Updated: Clarified it's proximity to current trade routes, it's size compared to surrounding population centers, and fleshed out the blacksmith and leather worker a bit more to cover the source and amount of their raw materials.
Oh and MoonHunter, unfortunately I don't know of any other talented writers that are into rpg's, otherwise I'd eagerly invite them to this site. Go to Comment
Incredibly useful and informative. (I had no idea the romans had cement till I read this) It helps to define a culture by deciding how they deal with their dead, and can be used to simple effect to make the kingdom next door stand out as different than every other one. Go to Comment
Very neat, I've been curious how they;d apply their advanced capability to the art of war.
An interesting adventure hook is what happens to one of the buds that develop this "brain cancer." If it loses it's ability for rational thought and begins targeting other sentient species it could prove a formidable and unique foe for pc's. Go to Comment
Extremely unique and stands out as one of the few hive mind type creatures that aren't hostile or bug like. (Also the first npc I've seen that can enter a star and survive to tell the tale, which in itself is impressive.) Go to Comment