I like Arctic creatures, and this is certainly an interesting one. Odd for a carnivore to have the frame of a herbivore, I personally would have these as omnivores like brown bears. These could easily be used as creatures on an Alien planet. Go to Comment
A very odd creature - and I would have to say if the head gets hot enough to melt ice quickly, than it really is a magical creature - trying to obtain enough calories to do that would be prohibitive. This also helps do away the issue with all that heated air/steam in their tunnels.
That said, its an interesting critter - I do have a thing for arctic creatures in general. Go to Comment
I like this discussion and the back and forth discussion of the trolls. The fae nature of Trolls is something I'd adopt as well. The rubbery regenerator of AD&D is so much more shallow then these folks. Go to Comment
The piece that stuck out for me was the description of metallurgy and mining as Dwarvethurgy. I like the idea that some basic technologies would have been perfected by other races before humans, and that as a result, their naming may be quite different. The word for Mining in common could be different.
The secret for immortality has been discovered by an eccentric wizard/mad scientist. Its found you need to reapply once a month. As people stop dying, and the birth rate increases exponentially, people are forced into homelessness, because of the need for food reamins the same, and food is not being produced fast enough to feed the undying population. The PCs have to find the creator and kill him, and destroy production, to save the world from undying, unending torture from hungryness.