What an oldie, from master Scrasamax even. It lacks a certain degree of shine I am used to, but it is a good reminder.
Perhaps he hoards knowledge on all and mythical civilizations. Too much concentration on one topic would be suspicious in the end, and having an interest in ancient history is very proper for a cultured crime lord, profitable even.
And I like his quest for being forgotten... perhaps one day, he will succeed, and completely erase the memory of his own people. Who knows, what he will do then? Will he attempt to look for his kind? What if they are not existing anymore, gone with the legends? He could well end up to be the last one. Go to Comment
he is still considered an aberration among the golden ones, they have developed a kind of Run away and hide Tao about their existance. I can see them being melancholy, and painfully nostalgic over what was. Very much passive, and non-reactionary, as described by their creator, Maximo. Go to Comment
While he may be considered foolish by his brethren, Cobrais isdoing more than any of his kin for the survival of his race - knowledge is power and without that power the humans cannot harm the Golden Ones, for - can you attack whatescapes your knowledge?
a solid 4/5 Go to Comment
Well, I don't know about that Echo. Every setting needs obvious villains along with more subtle ones such as this one. It is all a matter of presentation!
And Scrasamax, you are the master of presentation. Kanel Rull gave me a zillion ideas for use, although admitedly other kinds of plots appeared in my mind... Dark fantasy ones =)
Since you guys are all against archidreadmaster things, I wont mention the ideas of a town partially brainwashed by Kanel Rull's evil cookies, nor about the unpleasant nightmarish experiences I'll expose my players too. I wont mention that they will hunt the hidden evil from the only bastion of light, the only place where they get help (and cookies), the cosy bakery of Kanel Rull =)
~AG Go to Comment
wtf? ROFL! While I like to use an ultra-evil boss sometimes, this just gives me the creeps... what if your potionsare laced with something, or Bubrudz the dwarf who forged your Holy Avenger Blade is in fact evil (evil, evil, evil) and uses it to influence you to do his bidding? Go to Comment
Most devious! I like villains with style who are amusing still!
A cream pie fight might bwe much more perilous if the pies tossed by one side explode ;)
Surely better than some Archidreadmaster the Defiler of Worlds.
Two thumbs up. Go to Comment
The gray-haired cobra! A very original character. Supremely more effective than any grim warrior, bwa-haha-ing wizard, or ninja-like assassin in any campaign! I'll be using her. WELL-DONE SCRAS! Go to Comment
I've gotta say I like this one quite a bit. Is it corny, a little, but the possabilits she/he listed was well thought up. Oh, by the way, i'm gonna register soon when I get my own computer, so i'd like to introduce myself; I am Dragoon God. Be on the look out for me in the near future! Go to Comment
It seems to me to be the perfect adventure to trounce on heroes who are getting to big for their britches.
After all, nothing like a nice, fragrant crawl through waist deep sewage and corpses, tromping miles through dark tunnels under the city, only to find that the expected huge monster was just an alligator!
I ran with the idea of the alligator in the sewer, role-playing out a mundane threat that seems to be greater than it actually is. If you want to have a John Carpenter-esque tentacled shit-monster boil out of a drain tunnel, rock on! None of this is set in stone, and was fully intneded to folded, spindled, crushed and mutilated until it fit whatever need.
It does seem anti-climactic, but it might serve well as a foil to treasure heavy romps with spell slinger bad guys and supernatural monsters. Danger can doesnt have to come from far far away, or from things not meant to be known. (wink wink, it still can maties) Go to Comment
Could it be something more than a gator? I wouldn't go intothe "horror from beyond" category, but imagine the terror when the PCs finally put down a poor gator, only to have a THING emerge in a gush of sewage behind them just as they were about to rejoice in their victory. Perhaps some tentacle thing connected all the bodies of the murdered who were tossed into the sewer into a single malicious mass, or ... anyone saw Dogma? The Golgothan Shit Demon! Go to Comment
A good write-up of the "monster below" plot. I like that it's rough and can handle some editing. And the open end can be easily handled by a "wing-it" GM. I did notice a few typos though. Great work Scras. Easy to use in a flash in any city the PCs might be in.
Edit- Just wanted to add that this is also a plot I will remember and will thus use when I need it without the need of the write-up. And I love that. When plots have this fundament which is easy to use and handle. Go to Comment