Truth is stranger than fiction. That is why I posted it up in the rumors section. It seemed to beg to be an inspiration for a scenario. Scrasamax got to it first and did an excellent job.
re: Echo: Have you ever coughed up a hairball or gone to the bathroom in the clay? And what about that mating madness that occurs, as well as the barbed male cat member. Oh yes, and the 10 or so year lifespan?
Punishment enough not to have thumbs, but the rest of the package has disadvantages as well. Go to Comment
I agree with Moon, the worst part is not having thumbs. To quote a math professor of mine. "Some days I go home and look at my fat lazy cat and wish I was him. Then I go to the fridge and pull out a carton of ice cream and know he'll never get any unless I give it to him. 'Bet you wish you had thumbs!'" Go to Comment
It hasn't gone into much detail about what the inside of the tower is actually like, or who dwells there, or the about the "things", but still, fairly detailed and good.
I'll bump it up to a 4 for the name and the inclusion of the phrase "old skool".
Now, the Academy would be a purrrfect employer for a band of itinerant thugs... eh, adventurers. Fetch me a pink cockatrice, some dragon menstrual blood and the left eye of Vecna, will you?
Wizardly intrigue, magical accidents (Resident Evil! ... or Half-Life) could take place here, as well as being the ideal place to send that kid you got from the liaison with the black dragon a while ago.
Also the ideal place to find a few rarer items, and rarer people. One of the few places where a 'weird' PC (half-unicorn half-treant half-whatever) could really find a home.
Though: what does set it apart from all the OTHER magic academies? Go to Comment
A Mirror character at its finest. The character is not a cypher copy, but has as much depth, if not more, than the original. A good application of mystery, magic, and technique as well. The items would be required to get the same effect in a more magical milieu. Go to Comment