Another way to relieve the PC's of funds, especially the spellcaster types, is the cost of constructing a lab and a library. The cost of copying scrolls and tomes, purchasing from booksellers and the constant need of replacing broken and destroyed lab equipment from failed experiments is not cheap. Replacing walls that were damaged by that exploding alembic are not cheap either. Go to Comment
My very first character, oddly enough, was named "Klauston", a 1st edition AD&D Magic-user. That was in 1982 when I was stationed in Bermuda. I happened to walk into a buddy's room and he had a game going and asked if I wanted to join. I'd never played an RPG before then and though I'd give it a try. I was 22. Klauston was revamped when the 2nd Edition came out and I finally retired him after 12 years of playing him. He made it to 24th level. Too darn powerful to be a good character anymore, he still makes an occassional appearance as the master of a Mage's School in some of my stories. Go to Comment
This article has given me some great ideas to incorporate in my own world. I haven't worked up a full 'Old World' history, just bits and pieces. Time to put the pieces together with a cohesive and unified history. Great article 5/5. Go to Comment
The ochre sands stretch for miles around. Something kicks up the dust. It's a yak. A desert-yak. It ambles slowly, nuzzling the ground for the low-growing shrubs. The ranger freezes. "Stay very still," he warns. "Don't move at all."
"What is it?" you ask, breathlessly.
"It's the most dangerous creature in the whole Ocadian desert. And it's about to eat that yak..."