I am not sure if this is a work of fiction, a real world root for a fiction lead in or an attempt at academic discourse...
I think you misunderstood Kendraheart's question, in as much as the statement just kind of hangs out there...scholars in which world, which field are we referring the fictional creatures titled gargoyles or their implementation as piece of art or design. Go to Comment
This is awesome, I was just looking a grab and go demon the other day and couldn't find on. I was going to right up some demons for the site then I found this. Really, Really, Good and so useful to a GM. Thanks.
Nice idea, I really like it, but honestly do you think women would really respect men any more eating this flower. I doubt it because they still have the "I carried you child around for 9 months" card to play.
As for use in game, my last group played a lot of in game pranks on each other. And I could see a nice salad of these flowers being served to numerous characters. Go to Comment
This is very clear, in fact the writing is so concise it could even be shorter. But at the same time the spirits still remain ambigious, and that is a positive. I think this could fit very well into any number of settings, either as a "reality" or the belief system of another culture. Go to Comment
this would be much better, even useful if it was written for the task. This is essentially technical writing and thus should use concise prose to communicate points. The first two full paragraphs in the intro could have been two sentences. Go to Comment
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Everything is fine but this is essentially a one dimensional idea. And I think there is an under lying cultural element that you are not discussing. The attitude of Wheatsword is one of stoic military utilitarianism and discipline. This idea is a relatively modern one, in many cultures and European culture is not exception to this. The Military life was full of pomp. Uniforms were often flashy, military's had cultures, rallies and myths. Even Napoleons armies were slaves to fashion (given they were French), but look at the changes in uniforms and hair style from his invasion of Egypt to the taking of Moscow. But even if your a looking to model this after some ancient Empire such Rome or Inca, both of which maintained large standing armies, you haven't addressed the cultural and social justifications for such sustained and organzines military activity.
I have two sets of questions one set about details and one about the concept. Was Wheatsword the idea of a General or did it grow up economically first? How do they deal with all the rats? What is the major water source for the area, and what of the women? Can you have a military camp without camp followers?
Who are the soldiers; are they young nobles, citizen soldiers, conscripts or mercenaries? How does life at Wheatsword compare to the daily life of soldiers when they are some where else? Go to Comment
I like the story of the old wizard who lost his mojo. The curse is so subtle that another take on this doesn't actually have any real power, other to make the "afflicted" people blame their misfortune on the person who delivered the curse. Go to Comment
Essentially, you are saying lets do Hamlet, but instead of starting with Hamlet you start with disney. Then in your proposed set up the PCs aren't Hamlet or even Rosencrantz or Guildenstern, they are hired guns. In essence your proposed set up makes the PCs the audience for this play. That is bad.
I am all for ripping off classic plots, but to really explore the concepts you suggest to explore, than PCs need to be the ones with the conflict. What if one your PCs are placed in Claudius's postion. How do the PCs deal with Hamlet? Could they trust Gertrude not to side with her son?
Or the PC could be in Hamlet's postion. Do the PCs really want to be King or do they enjoy their adventuring life too much? Is this vengeful spirit talking their ear off really a force for good and the reincarnation of their dead father or is he something more evil?
The summary of the lion King's first act and the laundry list of what you see to be the potential conflicts in Hamlet do not specific plot make. Go to Comment