Gossamer, do you feel the same way about how Elves and especially Halflings are portrayed in Dark Sun? I've always thought the feral hobbits was a neat twist on how a race might evolve if exposed to extreme circumstances, and saw this submission as a similar take.
Not saying you're wrong, just curious about your perspective. Go to Comment
I thought this was a great twist on typical dwarven lore. It seems like the idea could be inserted into most fantasy campaigns given the off-the-beaten track of the Esgol, or it seems like a great basis for a campaign in itself! Go to Comment
I've been playing a half-orc shaman for many years and I love this idea. I'd echo what The Bull said, the primary uses that came to mind for me for the drum was more ceremonial uses - having the drum enhance ritual magic, for example. Maybe preparing the tribe for battle vs. playing it during battle.
I like it, and think it could be used verily easily in most fantasy campaigns with just a little tweaking.
I appreciate that the entry is system-neutral, but do you have any suggestions as to how the hedge would respond to magic - druidic magic comes to mind - or nature-oriented characters like druids, rangers and elves. Obviously any GM using it could come up with their own answers, I was just curious what your thoughts were as the creator.
Also, fire. I get that it's green and that it won't burn easily, but most organic things will burn. Something like an additional line explaining the noxious gases that billow forth were such a strategy to be tried might be a good way to head off what seems like an obvious strategy for less nature-inclined or more pragmatic parties. Go to Comment
I get the whole "important days were double-edged" bit, but Hunter's 2nd escape came across as a little forced to me. Maybe I'm just a sucker for happy endings and don't like the idea that the bad guys are going to show up just in time to ruin some other important moment for her. I feel like if the intro had ended with her joining the Vridian order and that turned out to be an order of assassins, that would be a better starting point. But that's my take on it, and I thank you for providing such a strong introduction for the character. Go to Comment
I missed that intent you mentioned - that makes much more sense understanding that.
Maybe something like "Despite the kindness that they had shown her/despite the solace she had found there, Hunter fled once more, afraid the elders would turn on her the way her Lord had."? Just a suggestion.
But it makes more sense when you point that angle out, and I'm sure other people saw that from the way it was written originally. Go to Comment
Perhaps the entity is some demon/devil that was summoned to this crossroads and subsequently cheated out of the bargain that was struck. Now it's cursed to haunt the crossroads until it gets a replacement soul (or whatever it was cheated out of). Just a suggestion off the top of my head.
I think it's a solid idea and some excellent writing in the description.
One other suggest, perhaps there is a sign or warning that has become overgrown or that has fallen down that PCs could find if only they searched around a little bit? Go to Comment
I wasn't terribly impressed until the end - don't get me wrong, it was a solid idea, just not overly remarkable. And then I read the last paragraph and was completely creeped out. It really transforms the whole story and takes the adventure to a much higher, much darker level. Go to Comment