I'll make up some fantasy names for the characters that fit my world a little better (and that my friends could pronounce without a guide), but the plot is good. It's nothing exceptionally unique, but I like the idea of a war simply for the sake of war, caused by an unstable man. Either way, the PCs have something to gain. I'm wondering about the secret ally, though...it was only mentioned in passing. Is it a god? A nearby duke? Whatever it is, it sounds like it could be an important surprise for the storyline. Go to Comment
like I sort of said, it can be lots better. But I like the boiled/boils others part. So thats almost all I need for inspiration to make up the rest myself. Feeling inspired, makes me give decent vote. Go to Comment
Good one. A nice blend of politics and combat. It'd be great to get a player hooked on some powerfully addictive drug without their knowledge. Could lead to some interesting aftereffects. Go to Comment
I'm not claiming that is a particularly good submission (especially compared to other of Captain Penguin's stuff), but I've always had quite a soft spot for it nonetheless. I HoHed it partly because it's a perfect example of how even 2 star submissions can (sometimes) add a lot to this site and partly because, well, the concept of "a creature that eats space-time and is a mile long" is quite cool, there's no getting away from it! Go to Comment
I disagree; not with your critique of the Creature, sorry Cap, but with your evaluation of powerful beings.
Powerful beasts, like Dholes, "Cthulhus", Dragons, Gods, Arch Demons, etc... ARE good for a purpose. While I agree with your assessment in regards to combat and ridiculously high level stuff, I find powerful beasts such as these good for ANOTHER purpose.
There are legends and myths to be built around such creatures. There are stellar constellations foresaying their arrival, ancient prophecies speaking of their manifestation. I cannot recount the endless plots that can be built around such legends and prophecies.
In addition you have to consider the tales and legends of such creatures. The fear which can be generated as PCs read a passage in an old cultist's journal is invaluable for building tension and a proper atmosphere for your game.
As a matter of fact I recently created a powerful being myself, just a short time ago, for Cheka's setting. That does not have to mean that you should actually USE it. Ambience my friend, ambience.
Cap: I think the Dhole would be ok, if it was not named after a Cthulhu mythos entity. (In some places this post is a Dhole (the original) rip off). Go to Comment
Dhole, huh? I see someone likes the Cthulhu Mythos, aye? I know that the Dholes in the Mythos were tough mofos, but this fellow's rather overkill. If the thing's so insanely powerful, then he really won't be an active part of any game... just like the Tarrasque (poor, poor Tarrasque). Go to Comment