I see a seething community, violently divided by the policies of the hag and those who oppose her, yet her power keeps things in check for the time being. It is the glass smooth surface of water floating above a tar pit, to step into this is to risk being swallowed by it. Go to Comment
This is a hag that could have a considrable support-base amongst those of her people who would fear the area desending into crime and lawlessness if the hag was to be killed.A mob could form to protect the witch. Go to Comment
Also, it's widely accepted that the children who vanish would have tended towards evil... but they only have Rasse's word for that, don't they?
Nicely said Ria! Perhaps the children thrown into the dungeon are not only the 'bad' ones, but the ones who would revolt against her rule later in life. Morality isn't just given when you accept a religion, it's there 24/7, whether you ignore it or not. There will always be those who would resent and revolt against such treatment of children. Those are the ones you want to get rid of as soon as possible! Go to Comment
Only one thing to add: how intelligent are they? I would say they are not very bright, and mostly happily uncaring for others, but they do understand what is death and are obviously horrified if they cause it.
It is not criticism, only our unending thirst for more details. :)
But yes, this bit would be useful in the submission itself. As for their real physique, I don't think we need to go that deeply (though it may be still interesting, the idea of a distributed network is interesting). And also, they may be able to 'hibernate' (or how do they get through winter anyway...).
Still, a somewhat silly creature that has its place in a fantasy world. Go to Comment
Well, as there would be only a little air in a bottle, the risk should be small (although they will try to get out at first - so a bottle could roll away seemingly on its own). I guess it should say that a blip will fill himself with air as soon as he is free, and start bouncing around, etc, etc, etc. Go to Comment
I just like this one. Just the idea of a herd of living beach balls amuses me greatly. I can see my players' expressions now. I'm sure that if I used them, I'd get beaten down, but it would be worth it.
You said that once the blib recovered from a wound, they'd immediately fill up with as much gas as possible. Wouldn't that break the glass jar, resulting in a premature and possible painful detonation? Go to Comment
It would help explain why being responsible for a death bothers them so terribly much, since the rest of it paints them as rather blank happy-go-lucky creatures.
Question: Do they need to breathe, so that the assassin needs to put airholes in the jar, and thus make it a possible danger that if the glass isn't strong enough his 'bomb' might kill him? And what do they have for internal organs? Is it a kind of distributed neural network, so that there isn't a 'brain', per se? Go to Comment
There exists a prestigious academy with a history going back hundreds of years. Graduates are highly skilled and very much sought after for employment. For purely traditional reasons, the academy requires its students to become proficient in a skill or area of knowledge that has no use in the modern world. This could be Ancient Egyptian, an antiquated form of writing such as shorthand, knowledge of building or repairing antique steam engines, programming COBOL, etc. PCs who graduated from this academy must be sure to have this skill in their repertoire.