As this is written for DnD, and given the nature of the maker of the Catbook, perhaps the book simply suffuses the cat, and by petting it, you are instilled with the knowledge it contains (random fragment if by accident, the piece you want if intentional).
This makes accidentally unleashing the power more likely than if people simply open the cats. Go to Comment
Terrific idea! Fun to read, witty and clever. Wish I thought of it and can't wait to use this somehow. The what happens when they breed comment by val sent me down a whole new wormhole of thought, and I wasn't even done thinking about the initial concept yet. This is a fascinating sub! Go to Comment
This is perfect. You had an idea that is novel as far I know: cat book, you wrote a character of minor depth and sympathy (the cat book lady), you gave a slde long view of a society and a world....really really perfect. Go to Comment
A quite novel idea and I must say I prefer Echo's idea of petting the cat and getting the knowledge instilled in you much better than the much darker way in the sub but luckily, I don't have a very graphic imagination. Go to Comment
Holy paper catnip, Batman! Any sub that includes the words "Tower of Forbidden Cats" deserves far more recognition. I like Echo's idea of the knowledge being instilled while petting the cat, since that would suit Rigalene's personality better (and make the chore of spell memorization an enjoyable afternoon task). But if pages of paper-thin flesh are more your style, then awesome I guess (backs away, very slowly . . .).
I'm sure it wouldn't be long before a necromancer was trying to reanimate old catbooks as cat-zombie-book fiends, and the pages of flesh suit them better, anyway.
Fantastic job. Looking forward to using this one day! Go to Comment
Agreed. This is the internet, be nice to cats! If you were going for a cat-bus vibe, then petting would be a much better idea than opening the poor things. And while you're at it, that whole shove a book into a cat part provokes some disturbing images as well. >.< Go to Comment