Moon's question is a good one, but I have enough juicy details here to use these guys.
This is a sweet paragraph!
"A Gravyman is created to have it's giant baglike stomach filled with one of a number of different possible potions. The zombie breathes in air, the air mixes with the potion, and a gas is released. The four lungs help produce a whole lot of the gas really quickly and belch it out making a large cloud in moments. The gas produced is what makes a Gravyman worth making." Go to Comment
s/The zombie has a soul purpose of/The zombie has the sole purpose of/g
s/undead within it's vacinity/undead within its vicinity/g
Otherwise a nice new undead! I like the different payloads and possible uses. The Mirror Image and Hallucinatory gases are what I'd like to throw my players into. Good job on a suitably repulsive undead! I can see a whole range of further zombie support coming into play. Lots of cool ideas flowing into my brain from this. Cool! (not sure where the apocalypse comes in though...) Go to Comment
Thank you, MoonHunter & Murometz for your feedback. I really appreciate it. I would like to take a stab at answering MoonHunter's question(s). When getting into building an apocalyptic undead army, there is always costs, tactics, availability, and many other concerns. If you fail to diversify your army you are bound to run into trouble. For example, giant sized zombies are great at gate crashing and breaking a shield wall, but if outnumbered by smaller units, it tends to get overwhelmed. Another way of looking at it is damage per second (per hex perhaps). If a maximum of 5 or 6 zombies can engage a single human sized opponent, then with a Gravyman that number is effectively higher. One last thing to consider is priests or clerics turn ability. Their "anti-undead specialization" does need to be countered for effective world domination. The Gravyman can offer a solution. Hope that helps. Go to Comment
I usually shy away from "Cute magic" and in my opinion extra dimensional space is deal changer in all games, but this is fantastic. In my younger gaming days, things like this were the end all of be all of the fantasy setting. I like the plot attached, the mechanics of the item and the presentation is wonderful. Really a useable submission well put together and with fun tone to the piece. Go to Comment
Thank you for the comments. FYI I only presented it in a salesman type way for fun and to see if I could sell it to you as authors or DMs. Yes, I would think an object like this would be very rare and if it were on sale I would suspect something pretty bad to come of it (i.e. a dumping feature similar to the damning sack by valadaar). I think that utility magic is always underrated and perhaps the power level of this item is too high. Go to Comment
The court wizards of Angolterre have been working for several generations to protect the dynasty. They see to it that the new monarch's names acronymically refer to a rune of protection. Once completed, the rune will make the dynasty almost invulnerable in battle, wise in counsel, etc. Unfortunately the next name, the only one that starts with the right letter, happens to have belonged to the worst monarch in living memory. Not much chance of getting the current ruler to name his child that, or for the people to put up with it if he did! What's a court wizard to do? The magic requires that the plot be kept secret of course...