I'd have to disagree with the mage of echoness again. This has a good deal of possiblities. It is a normal person, but that is what makes it so good. Must DMs, (including myself) make NPCs that are superheros. The NPCs made are full of back stories that are a bit too much. Like a pirate that was so scared in childhood by his father killing his mother that he know has no mercy for anyone and little does he know he is turning into a demon because of the blood in his veins. Its too much! This is a fun normal character that gives me ideas. Though I may want to cut down on the goes around and helps people...echos write on that one because thats almost too much of a stereotypical of a good character. Gut Gemacht, chrono356!!! 4/5 Go to Comment
That sounds pretty good buddy, but you might want to go a bit more into depth with this stuff. I mean, what could be causing it? Is it a badass demon or some funky ass cleric? My creativity level sucks ass so you'll have to think for me. Go to Comment
Alright!!! I like the bis badass spider idea. BUT!!!! I have to agree with some of these guys, and gals, (if any really play this game.) I wouldn't trust someone to go, "there is this random big fucking spider in the rode so lets help it." I mean, maybe you can have the spider be polymorphed into a little boy.......no one suspects the little boy. Actaully, that wouldn't make sense because she wants the eggs.....well do what you want. Go to Comment
No problem about the vulgarity. I can stop with it anytime if you don't like the words that I use. I didn't mean anything EchoMirage when I said I don't know if women play this game. I've talked to a few online, I was joking around. I guess, I just talk out of my.....hmmm...good choice of words...um... I guess I should stop writing, but before I don't think you've thought this through man. As DM, (and I'm sure you know this) you have to plan for lots of stuff that a players may do. Now I don't know if the rest of you guys have any players that are jumpy or have the fight now and ask questions later, but I have two in my group of 6. THESE PEOPLE DON'T SIT AND TALK TO A SPIDER ABOUT HER EGGS THAT WERE STOLEN BY A WIZARD OF SOME KIND. I couldn't even see myself trusting a large spider. I mean, I personally would not blindly trust a the thing because it could easily be trying to trick you. Correct me if I'm the only on that feels this way, but spider, (or anything for that matter) that openly admits that he or she ate someone makes me a little uncomfortable. No matter what reason the creature could give for eating him, (such as the wizard was evil, or he attacked him or her first) I still wouldn't be trust the thing right off the bat. Thats like walking up to a well known evil overlord or something, and saying, "I think I'm goin to give that guy some help." I'm not saying the spider is evil, but its hard not to think that it isn't. Go to Comment
Alright, I'm not trying to start any problems. I'm just saying that its stupid to assume that a PC will just do what you intend for them to do. Maybe your PCs have no spine? Trying playing with a differant group. Not all players are like, "Hey, guys! I have spiffy idea! Lets go to church and than do some charity work!" Or, "I think I'm going to go have a talk with those mobsters over there to see if I can help!" Because what I'm saying here is even if they're good, it doesn't mean the won't judge the creature as evil and smite the shit out of it. I guess the question I need to ask Cheka Man is, is the creature evil? Go to Comment
Alright, Mr.Z! The point I'm trying to make is that you can't just assume that they'll do what you want. The Damsel in distress is at first glance MUCH more trust worthy than a big spider, which is why the damsel works better than the spider. The players will more than likely listen to the damsel before they listen to the spider. Please tell me which would you prefer to help? Lets say you saw a gaint spider and a damsel on either sides of the rode....both ask for your help and by helping one you would fore-go helping the other. Which one would you help or listen to for that matter, hmm? I'm saying that there are other ways to go about this. I personally would have the spider be polymorphed out of fear that the party may not be as....accepting? Also, I would imagine that the spider wouldn't be so trusting of the PCs either! I mean, they look nasty and they're giant. Just because they're so feared the are hunted down and killed if someone sees them, (I'm mostly talking about stupid towns folk. Although, some PCs would do that too.) I would have the spider be polymorphed and than after the PCs complete the task and they recieve a reward the spider could she their real self. The bargain was upheld so the PCs shouldn't attack it, BUT once again you can't always assume what they will do. They can do what they want for the most part. Go to Comment
Um...whats next? The thong of holding? Now we're getting somewhere. Actually, its not a bad and you might be able to use that in a spy adventure. A guard is probably not going to say, "excuse me lady could you take your bra off?" Now thats a start of a porno. Cue the funky, 70's guitar and the plumer thats just there to unclog some pipes.....not that I watch porn.....just saying. 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..."