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
Other contesting creatures could include: a wyvern, a (secretly) undead mummified unicorn (hey, man, why is your steed wearing barding in a race? -to give the other's a chance, lad!) or a nightmare with hooves of fire (though the last one could easily become enamoured with Spellshaper! Go to Comment
I love it when reality and fantasy collide violently. Orson Scott Card. paraphrasing Gibson, once said, the best sci-fi/ fantasy stories are those of the real world taken just a touch farther. Go to Comment
Cool idea. Did you intend for the twist to be used on the quest? When you said horseracing, I simply assumed it would be with mundane horses. It's cool to adapt a common real-world event into fantasy, though. However, I would like some details as to who could have stolen the horse, who is involved in the races, etc. Oh, and I like the name ;). Go to Comment
I like that this would give the PCs both a personal interest quest and a light hearted quest.
Idea: What if they are hired to find Spellshaper, and track him to some dangerous maze somewhere (dungeon, catacomb fortress etc). They manage to secure the horse, but then they have to get it back to race on time and uninjured. Combat when you have to protect a big dumb supernatural animal as well as yourself could provide a unique challenge. Go to Comment
lets keep the horses health in perspectus and stay away from non-medical procedures as stated above. There are people who think they have cures for everything using metheods which when trying to documate always put the process on some thing or someone in our higher or better yet leave it to nature. Go to Comment
Offers a stronger intuitive and emotional bond between the horse and its master (both must be willing, of course, and it will take some time to master). Both will know fast, what ails the other one, and seem to have those strange "Lassie" moments, as they suddenly sense there is something not right with their friend, even if miles away. Rules-wise this is almost telepathy. Go to Comment