Awesome idea, honestly. Whenever I game, I play a professional soldier, a make-no-bones-about-it type of killer- the guy who'll high-five you in streets one day and shoot you right in the face the very next day if ordered to. Now, my type of character, who emphasizes courage and honor above glory (think special operations soldiers WITH MAGIC!) would end up trying to strangle Redgar within minutes. And if his propaganda guys start saying that it wasn't a fair fight, then my dude'd probably say it wasn't, since Redgar's such a bloody pansy that he was crying like a baby in five seconds.
I want to put this guy into a campaign, now. How could I introduce him into a magic/technological environment, though? Go to Comment
Man, if such a goddess and place existed, we'd all be SCREWED. Five outta five, good job! Say, you said this is a MINOR deity, right? Well, would it be possible for a group of incredibly powerful mages to, well, KILL Thimunai? I mean, I'd imagine that they could at least lock up her powers so she cuts it out with the rampaging. Go to Comment
Hmmm... I think this is just the right kinda challenge for my newest hero, John "Hellwind" Higgins! A.K.A., the Chaplain of the Flask, Most Holy Advisor of the Tavern-Keep, or in one particular inn, That Bastard who Comes in and Drinks all Me Liquor! Simply put, he's a rather jolly (and equally belligerent) war-priest whose primary past-time is- you guessed it- drinking. Either way, he pays homage to many deities of both war and of the drink, so just imagine his fully-justified sense of outrage when he finds out that the town where his favorite tavern is located is being assaulted by emissaries from a strange new faith that not only demands worship of only THEIR god but also practices human sacrifice , a practice that he considers revolting?
He's not pleased, obviously. So, he decides to challenge their representatives to a "friendly debate"about the "finer points of worship," only to be nearly slain by the power of their blood-gorged deity! Enraged by this god, whose practices he considers completely blasphemous, he calls upon the power of every god he worships, be it in battle or in the pub (or both: he takes bar fights very seriously), to help him crush this cruel young newcomer, and her disreputable source of power.
I love the idea of an old villain that has terrified a nation being brought back to life as a brain in a robot, because it reminds me of all those jokes about Hitler's head being in a jar (Ex Futurama, when the Proffessor said, "Everyone's in favor of preserving Hitler's brain, but when you put it in a great white shark, ooh, now you've suddenly gone too far!"). Shine on, you crazy diamond! Go to Comment
Yeah. I have to agree with my compatriots, such as the illustrious Captain Penguin (not sarcasm at all): this is pretty damn bad. There's literally NO information about the personality of the character, about her strengths and weaknesses, about her motivations, abilities, etc. It's like buying a book from a struglling author, only to open it up, find that half the pages are blank, then have the writer look over your shoulder and simply say, "Weelllllll??" I'm not trying to discourage you in any way, me boyo, I'm just sayin' that this is sure as hell ain't par for the course. Keep up your spirits, and you could really make this something exceptional! Go to Comment
Nah, that's a good one. If she just goes around every day with her appearance screaming "bloody murder" at any noble that looks at her cross-eyed, eventually there's gonna be a murder and a neighbor's going to say, "Uh, yeah, I'm pretty sure it's that chick. How could you NOT interrogate her?" Go to Comment
"Many strange things may be seen in the Great Swamps, not all real. But I tell you, there was a ship and it was real! Well it was old and all sails torn and had many holes in the hull... but anyway it was hundreds of miles from the Sea! How it came to be there, I can only wonder..."
(If it is not a hallucination, may be inhabited by wererats.)
Encounter ( Other ) | August 21, 2003 |