Well, the name of the critter is on point! :) I also like that it wasn’t a run of the mill foot long slug but rather something diabolical. And you have to love their civic utilitarianism. And they’re somewhat lovecraftian too. I approve. Go to Comment
This can be more then just hack and slash villains. In one world they might be the moneylenders ( because they are not allowed to do much else) and be seen like Early Medieval Europe saw the Jewish people-mostly protected by the royalty and nobility but with the occasional pogrom in hard times. Or the PCs might be offered money and information by a village of these in exchange for protection from bandits. Go to Comment
That depends on what system you are using. Some use charisma, others use appearance instead. With charisma base, Tyrion Lannister, scars and all, would be truly amazing with an item of Vanity. If it is an appearance stat, he would be cursed by such an item Go to Comment
Rihanna was wasted potential with Bubbles the Pleasure Pod, there was so much potential as she touched on illegal immigration, even potential for genderfluidity, and she was a post it note for Valerian to be approachable and vulnerable so Laureline would like him. Go to Comment
I just did not like Dane DeHaan in this at all. Way too boyish, acting was meh, and the love interest in Cara Delevingne was so superficial it broke the immersion completely almost every single time Dane and Cara had a scene together.
Visually it was slightly better than okay. I found the space battle and ship chase in Alpha to be the best bits visually. Rihanna's blue blob shapeshifter thing was meh.
You can download an ether into a droid body, or an organic body with artificial brain components. The former gives you an Expy of the former person, while the latter kickstarts fundamentally a new person but they start with the former persons ether memories and identity. One makes a robot one makes a Frankenstein minus zombie walk and robot arms Go to Comment
A rather large armed group slowly walks the road. Unless you get to see what they transport, you could think it is a caravan with expensive goods, or the soldiers escort someone important. But this is a prisoner transport, on the way to mines, criminals on their way for punishment.
The soldiers may be willing to talk, the captain will have a few questions on you and the road, but they will keep distance, and part soon.