Of course, the right minded civil wizard can do a great deal of damage in their zeal to prevent irresponsible action. And if you are American, think Moral Majority. It all sounds well and good, until you talk with them for a while.
Also can you cross post this in a thread we have going?
http://www.strolen.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=659 Go to Comment
Like the expression goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The CivyWhizzards want to eliminate evil and dangerous magics, but like EchoMirage said, most people don't know how to mind their own business. Go to Comment
Much alike it happenes too often in the real world: a band of people who will not be content with minding their own business go out there and restrict your right to make your own choice, imposing their morality upon you, their way, their views. All that matters is that they have popolar support.
Stamping out anything that is different (or aberrant, as they would say) they extinguish individulaism and ingenuity for the sake of stiftling conformity.
Like it was once forbidden to worship anyone but God, like a woman was forbidden to vote, like being homosexual was punishbe by death.
Foiling the plans of the self-righteous, holier-than-thou Civic Whizzards could make for a satisfying campaign! Let us kick some bigot arse! Go to Comment
i agree with all of you, and anyway, do you not think that, even if they try to resist, the soceity can always blackmail more people into joining them, therefore growing ever more powerfull, on the way up Go to Comment
Yes, I was inspired by Anne Rice, should anyone be interested you can read more about Aunt Queen in the book 'Blackwood Farm'
I took the basic character and adapted her to fit a game setting, and if you had read the character completely you would see that Tarquinn was included, but in a tertiary manner.
AS for Goblin and Lestat, no I don't think that they would make good characters, too involved for the former, and too munchkin for the latter. Reading is good for GM/DM/ST's but far too many limit themselves to game books and the fantasy genre in general which produces a certain flavor of character that becomes old after a while, with everyone broken down into levels/XP/class and rank and special abilities. Go to Comment
Maybe you should add a note hinting that you were inspired by Anne Rice? But i do think that it will work fine using Aunt Queen in a game. Good you didnt bring along Goblin, Lestat and Tarquin to. Go to Comment
I like the idea and it's a good setting. Jousts and fairs are commonly used in rpg's, but I've never been to an rpg horse race, which makes this seem neat to me. I've never been to a real horse race either, but this doesn't sound to me like it has much that is original. I take aaway a concept I like "let's put an adventure in a horse race setting" and it adds an element of reality to the world (townspeople arent always selling swords to passers-by and farming) but I don't get much more than if the whole post had been "horse race setting." Go to Comment