I think the piece is somewhat nicely written but deals with a bit of flawed logic. Tying "keeping imagination alive" with "casual resurrection" is a bit shaky (to be nice). Heck, I make dying in my game WORTH experience - IF they gets raised/rez'd they make 10% to the next level for knowing what it's like to die (only the first player gets it IF he's raised). It's what happens BEFORE they die, while they're dying, and AFTER they're rez'd (if there's an after) in which their imaginations are working. DND is "shared storytelling", and unless it's full of nothing but cliche' moves (something I've never seen), then there's a lot of invention and turnings of the wheel of imagination in every scenario of every game.
What KILLs imagination is allowing nothing but video games in your life...chewing on someone else's brain-candy so the players don't have to create anything of their own. For shame! It's like reading "Chicken Soup For the Soul" and thinking it's curing you...but really, it's only a distraction from your ailment as you delve into someone else's little fantasy world.
No, get off the couch, log into Strolen, and BUILD ;) Or don't PLAY DND - DM a game, and create a universe in your head so you can regurgitate it later to a throng of WoW addicted friends who don't realize how hungry they are until you wafte your nuggets under their noses...and make them salivate like a lipless leper. Go to Comment
"The world has an immovable dark red sun in the centre of the sky that produces very little light. The heat is totally unbearable and the aroma of delicious cooking meat is in the air. To look around it appears as though you are surrounded by giant black mountains with no vegetation anywhere. The ground is soft and an oily liquid flows into your footprints. Travelling reveals nothing else."
Any character without some resistance to fire or heat is slowly being cooked. The ground if you haven't guessed it is the cooked meat.
I've wanted this world to be part of a dimensional hopping "chase". I thought maybe to populate this world with giant carnivorous beetles or perhaps this could be a "Nirvana" for deceased or living (but dimension travelling) fire dragons.
Perhaps I've just been grilling a little too much meat or perhaps there are some great ideas out there on how to spruce up the place. Any suggestions?
Encounter ( Other ) | November 17, 2009 |