the players might be employed by one of the wizards targeted by the Upright Society to help him improve his public image- he has been absorbed in his own research for too long and doesn't know what young people want these days... Go to Comment
Oh I love it!! This could become as good a plot hook as the cliched old bumbling mage.
Just imagine what happens when they've recruited several old bumbling mad mages and assigned them to a civic project.. say a bridge, together.
"Well, yes, we did mean to do it strobing like that. You see Arty wanted it green, but Mel wouldn't let go of the idea for purple. So to stop the fussing so we could finish on time we kinda compromised."
What an excellent pretense for the government to nationalize this movement, and get ALL magic under its control! Those chaotic and independent wizards may have resisted so far; but a single, centralised command is easier to take over.
Anyone said the road to hell is paved with good intentions? A government can surely add a few more.
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