First of all, I like this idea a great deal. Bravo.
One question...since manfred already covered my other one.
What happens when the robe gets a tear? Maybe a rip from putting it on, or from a slashing weapon. Can the robe be restitched and still have the flawless appearances, or would the wearer only look half naked? Go to Comment
Hmmm...not bad. Assuming the adventurers don't urge the noble to kill his children, the next struggle would probably be against the merfolk! I mean, even if they understand why the adventurers don't take action, they will still want to preserve their own lives and the lives of their families by returning the man. Go to Comment
I quite like this - there are no obvious "bad guys", nor are there any obvious "good guys", leaving quite a knotty moral dilemma
Might work better if all the protagonists were human but from different cultural groups - PCs could conceivably make assumptions based on the main protagonist being a siren, oversimplifying the matter in the process (there again they might do the same with different human cultures, so this may no be entirely fair - depends on your players I suppose)
I good solid 4 but I'm going to upgrade it to 5 because I like the moral dilemma
Wow, this is a wonderful plot idea-- I love how all the characters have their own, original motives other than simple gain. :-) I also love the 'infantcide vrs genocide' dilemma-- that adds a whole new dimension to it. ^_^ 5/5! Go to Comment
While not very practical in it's description I have seen similar weapons used in martial arts. Some with small blades, some with hooks or weighted balls. All have a similar effect and are more devistating than they first appear.
While I do not see implimenting this into my world, yet, it is still a nice idea especially if you have a cinematic or swashbuckling combat rule system your using. Go to Comment
I am all for low-magic, but even if this item had only the first ability, it is great on the battlefield. Now, what if an ancient armory with a few dozen (or hundred?!) of these was discovered... with a few mercenary companies converging on the spot to claim.
Surely usable for a few PCs, but greatly desired by any commander. (Forming a line with a portable wall of steel, etc.) Go to Comment
A caravan is traveling through the desert. The party is hired to capture a man who is in the caravan, and it must be done quietly, so that nobody else knows. They are given the man's name, and the fact that he is a mage, but no other information about him. The catch is that the caravan consists of ten wagons, with at least thirty or forty guards.