I was going to rate this a 4, but I will rate it a 5 to balance off our clumsy captain.
I like this for its originality and clever aspects. Fitting it into most campaigns might be a challange, but if you introduce an age of exploration or a "far away place" that must be reached only by sea going vessel, it will be a pleasure to run. Go to Comment
Had the idea after watching the new Sinbad flick and seeing the island fish tow the ship. The movie isnt bad, just not as well exploited or well done as it could have been. Some of it looked like CGI before texture mapping. I would give it a 3/5, but would only recommend it to gamers, or fantasy enthusiasts. Go to Comment
A great nautical adventure! This could even be the _starting_ point for a campaign - the PCs being survivors from a ship of political prisoners which was sold to the islanders, and the demon was not completely successfull in devouring all of the prisoners. The PCs wash up on an island and start off in a survival situation with little to no equipment.
A couple of really good ideas to take out - could competing talismans on a ship provoke the Titan Clash? And it really like the slaver twist - frying pan to fire, and then it could get much worse... :) Go to Comment
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