The 'value' of Malhonne should not be judged based on whether we like her character or not, but instead by asking the question: how worthy is she as an addition to my game?
Every NPC hereis a GM tool. Of course that most of the visitors of this page have had or will have a bad experience with a 'slut' they fell/fall for - but that does not concern this post. Of course her character is flawed - but then, we'd not be able to post any villains here if we posted only characters whose personality we like. Go to Comment
I do not have an opinion on this character, but I do have an opinion on the latest comments:
A roleplaying setting could be much like the real world. I do not know about you guys, you might be puritans or activists for the rights of females, but in this world there are alot of sluts, whores, dirty old men with lewd comments and so on. I see no reason why such characters should not exist in a fantasy setting too. Yes, she is a slut. So what?
I'd wager people like her because they see the contrast between being a half-orc and not being totally disfigured (as most half orcs are wont to be). A half orc that could serve as a spy, an assassin, a thief, a whore, a slut... She opens up new possibilities to the boring and cliched half-orc pattern (zugzug, me KILL). Many plots can conceivably be built around her as opposed to the heavy chested standard fantasy litterature cover girl.
I say: Cleavage for the sake of cleavage could be bad. "Cleavage with a cause" can be good.
(And, BH, wherever did you read that she was a better fighter than men? Did you accidentally read about Red Sonja before posting?) Go to Comment
Yes, her half orc side is a decent background,and the plots could be intruging, but I have seen to many sluts that will just abandon you after they get enough money. Example: In KOTOR1, in the cantina in Taris a slutty women says if you buy her a 20 credit beer you'll get laid. To my unsurprised dismay, she ditched me for a rich guy. See what I mean? And thats just one instance. Go to Comment
Hmmmm....thats true. She is a good character I suppose, slut/hore/prostitute aside. I personally have seen too many of these characters but in te sake of gameplay expeirience she would bea great character. I still cant believe this NPC generated so many comments. Go to Comment
This is absolutely fantastic. I've always really liked bone-centric things, and this is awesome. I can totally picture myself ending up there (I'm not greedy or anything, I'm just fantasizing) and getting a really sharp bone and stabbing myself in the neck with it if a Bone Demon gets me. The Osseoliths are fantastic, too. They're elegant in their execution and are loaded with verisimilitude, unlike many demons in roleplaying games. Are the humans in this hell fertile? If so, I'm running a campaign here, with characters born into the place. I can totally picture people wearing ogre skull helmets and fighting with large bones as clubs.
Damn. I'm getting closer and closer to actually joining here and not just commenting on things. Go to Comment
Very nice! A wonderfully vivid piece that begs to be used, The descriptions are so juicy that I can easily imagine my perilous journey through wastes of picked-clean carcasses and white ash. Thank you. I really enjoyed this one.