Just awesome!! I immediately begin mentally festooning the beards of various dwarven npc's in my head (worlds) with these lovely add-ons. These are so fun, they beg to be used. Great details! Go to Comment
As far as I can remember, axle got us all thinking along these lines with his Beardspiders. You submitted Undead Beard Fleas a few hours later, and then axle expanded his sub to include beard flea lore. I watched the whole thing in fascination, and this 30 grew out of my inability to let the idea go at just two lifeforms. So, thank you both for the inspiration! Go to Comment
I'm thinking that, depending on the amount of power that Othamm can exert through a priest, this would be an excellent source of support casters, boosting and aiding their allies in whatever tasks they might be performing. The warrior moves his weapon with crystal clarity, the carpenter hits a nail with the perfect economy of effort, the chef cooks a dozen masterpieces at once with precision timing. And of course, given that Othamm helps those who help themselves, any given priest would still be able to physically help even once their metaphysical assistance is gone. An extra pair of hands is always useful.
Overall, an interesting bit of flavor to add to the world. It provides some nice verisimilitude, since people have always named their deities and prayed to them for blessings. Showing that little extra bit of work always makes the world a larger, more varied place for the PCs to live in. Go to Comment
Ahh, the priest-hood of the "Concluders", or the "Closers" in sales parlance :-) I like the line about artists seeing the priests and deity as the bane of True Art.
I first read this at 2am last night, then proceeded to have a dream wherein a Mathomite challenged an Othammite to a duel to the death. The Mathomite failed to show up on the chosen day however. The Othammite waited only briefly, unsurprised, then went back to getting other things done. Go to Comment
One thing you must realise is that there is no such thing as pure iron/steel these days. Iron/steel isn't nearly as strong now as it was in medieval times. However, with that said, iron in early medieval times was so soft you could hack right through a helm with a sword and leave a nice lil mark on the skull (depending on the grade of iron used on the sword and the helm, ofcaurse). After many hundreds of years of fine tuning, however, the only use the sword had was to puncture the plate. That was very difficult, however, since the grade of steel was so hard... only blunt instruments and weighted axes had any use against plate armor in later medieval times. Makes me wonder why rapiers were so popular then and why less people wore plate (Other than it's obsene costs... a nice suit of armor would cost as much as a nice lexus does now... and a kings suit would be as much as a rols royce).
Ideas ( System ) | June 9, 2003 |