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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-09-28 10:16 PM
Was more of a joke to pick on Muro. It just went from there. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-09-29 11:38 AM
Updated with a few additions from commenters. Go to Comment
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Chaosmark's comment on 2012-09-29 05:12 PM
I'm not much of a dwarf fan, but I can appreciate the horror and terror that these little critters bring. They're subtle in their danger, but no less deadly for their subtlety. I approve. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2012-09-25 11:05 PM
I like them. Particularly the fact that a dwarf will "live with them", rather than cut his beard. Very dwarven. I like their necromantic origin as well, as it makes perfect sense. And I like that just by adding Beardspiders to this sub, you somehow managed to inject some verisimilitude into both, if that makes sense.

A Poosker would indeed be very fearful of these things, for it reminds them of their idea of an afterlife (to be devoured forever by Girm's Swarm!) Another legend tells of the Pooskers Hell, which refers to the Great Pit into which St. Girm led the Legions of Infestation, filled with an unimaginable number of slithering, microscopic, undead beasts.

I wonder, is this sub more dwarven or more necromantic? :) Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2012-09-26 12:55 PM
Forgot to mention, love their latinized name...Puces Barbe Morts Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-09-25 11:24 PM
Culturally it is dwarven, it speaks to dwarven values and behavior no? But the action is necromantic. Such is the divide between the two topics that we discussed earlier. LIke if we had a French guild and Architectural Guild, the french guild would be more culture, history and events and the Architectural Guild would be stories and items associated with the task associated with designing buildings.
Necromancy really isn't an idiom as dwarfishness will be when we are through with it. I would love to read counter arguments. Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-09-26 08:00 AM
And the teaser is awesome Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-09-26 05:54 PM
Dude I was in the in that cha
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valadaar's comment on 2012-09-28 09:47 PM
Not bad, though bravado aside, I would not expect a dwarf to die for his beard. Kill, yes. Woe to whoever visited this fate to a dwarf.

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olontur's comment on 2012-09-26 05:59 AM
Besides the vermin itself, reading this will give my dwarves much more depth! Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2012-09-26 07:11 PM
There has got to be a better way to exterminate these things. I wonder if a cleric can turn them? :) It also seems like an odd choice for the necromancer -- "You have destroyed my life's work. Despair, for I shall now make you itchy!" Go to Comment
Shivenhusk the Unliving Refuse
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Strolen's comment on 2012-09-25 02:35 PM
I like the church war plot aspect of it. Having a demi-god, of that sort, actively going against his Aunt's church makes for great indirect conflict in the world! PCs would be affected by odd parts of this war and may, in scenarios, even get involved. Decent history and reason for coming into being as well. I find this very usable. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2012-09-25 12:29 AM
Sniff sniff, I smell awesome. Great visuals, but there is something missing. He is a half god, a wretched creature of half life and half death. He feels like a fantastic monster boss, but not really divine, or half divine. If it would not offend, I would like to try my hand at creating a half dead demigod. Go to Comment
Shivenhusk the Unliving Refuse
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Cheka Man's comment on 2012-09-25 05:42 PM
Foul and disgusting, but it's not his fault that he ended up this way. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-09-23 07:32 PM

I really hadn't thought of him as an end of campaign boss. Just a malign pain that is a constant pain in the side of those try to tackle evil and end cult plot after cult plot. Being as he is not bound to a single cult, as many different worship him I felt he would be an almost never ending antagonist. But I do see you point.


 


*updated per CM's remarks.

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Shivenhusk the Unliving Refuse
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-09-23 08:38 PM
I understood where you were coming from defeat is just a strong word I guess and can mean so many different things. But all is well. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-09-25 07:34 AM
Why would that offend? Create away. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-09-25 09:25 PM
Updated and hopefully fixed. Go to Comment
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Chaosmark's comment on 2012-09-23 07:25 PM
Shivenhusk seems very much like an end-of-campaign boss to defeat. His writeup obviously has enough flesh to be spawning hordes of writhing, disgusting, slimy plot hooks, and I'd like to see some of those, to better allow his use. Go to Comment
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Chaosmark's comment on 2012-09-23 08:33 PM
Well, by 'defeat' I simply meant that his plans would be foiled. Defeat does NOT have to mean death, especially for a demi-god of undeath. Go to Comment
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