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The Shadowbeasts
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valadaar's comment on 2013-05-07 08:11 AM
Like Dossta, I think they would be a singular or near singular even, perhaps some invasion from another realm, for humanity would quickly wage full scale war on these creatures and turn their hives/lairs into glassy radioactive holes.

They fit well into the crazy B-Movie world and are scary in an over-the-top way. Go to Comment
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Kassy's comment on 2012-07-30 10:19 AM
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The Shadowbeasts
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Moonlake's comment on 2012-07-30 10:06 PM
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Dossta's comment on 2012-07-31 12:33 PM
Holy crap. I really like the thought that went into this sub, and how your kaiju is actually a swarm of smaller beings. This feels somewhat similar to a zombie horde in that it is mindless and nigh-unstoppable.

I can see this working once. Maybe twice. But wouldn't humanity have developed some defenses by the next time the swarm comes around? Giant electrical fences or something? I would love to read more about a world in which the human population was forced to adapt to a seasonal threat like this.

The only thing I would change would be the nests -- they should always be defended in some way, even if just with difficult terrain. Sending a party of PCs to rescue a kidnapped human population would be an awesome adventure, so why make it too easy? Go to Comment
The Shadowbeasts
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Dossta's comment on 2012-07-31 12:33 PM
Forgot the vote. Go to Comment
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caesar193's comment on 2012-07-29 05:19 PM
Update: Added another section, and added a bit in other sections Go to Comment
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caesar193's comment on 2012-07-31 02:55 PM
Thx, Dossta. Though the nest is secluded, and hard to reach by foot. I may have forgot to mention that bit. I'll throw that bit in, just to make things clear. And (reading your comment jarred this idea out of my skull) add runt shadowbeasts- five foot long beasts that guard the nest. As to humanity's defenses, they would try to make something. I'll think on that. Go to Comment
The Shadowbeasts
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caesar193's comment on 2012-07-31 03:02 PM
Update: Added secluded nests and workers Go to Comment
Magic: How it destroys conventional (medieval) seige
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Strolen's comment on 2012-07-29 09:04 AM
When you talk about your standard, generic D&D magic, I don't disagree at all and you point is fairly well made. You could also say another word too: dragon.

However, if you had a game or story that required a siege then there are also tons of ways to allow the incorporation of magic (or magical creatures) without overbalancing. They are way too numerous to mention and it doesn't really detract from your point.

I enjoyed going through it.

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Scrasamax's comment on 2012-07-26 10:58 PM
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Magic: How it destroys conventional (medieval) seige
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Cheka Man's comment on 2012-07-26 09:18 PM
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Magic: How it destroys conventional (medieval) seige
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valadaar's comment on 2012-08-01 12:44 PM
How to stop magic from overturning conventional warfare? Make sure you use the restrictions of the game systems.

At least in the versions of D&D I'm familiar with, there are very strict rules on having enough sleep, and that spells are easily disrupted.

That said, magic will most certainly change the medieval siege, though I would not go so far to say as eliminate it. People adapt, and magic cuts both ways. Go to Comment
Magic: How it destroys conventional (medieval) seige
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Kassy's comment on 2012-07-27 05:50 AM
I had a feeling of Deja Vu reading this, I'm not sure why, but I did.

It could do with being put through a spellchecker and some of your grammar is a little off, but that shouldn't detract from the sub. After all, we have members from almost all over the world here.

That aside, a good sub.

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Magic: How it destroys conventional (medieval) seige
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caesar193's comment on 2012-07-26 09:39 PM
Update: EDIT: rewrote a bit that somehow got deleted Go to Comment
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caesar193's comment on 2012-07-29 04:21 PM
Update: Added another paragraph about teleportation, and added a bit to the siege engine paragraph. Go to Comment
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caesar193's comment on 2012-07-29 04:23 PM
Update: threw in a word in one the new, teleportation paragraph that I meant to originally Go to Comment
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caesar193's comment on 2012-08-01 03:32 PM
true. Magic would not completely eleminate it. It would just severely change it. With magic in play, the whole developement of technology and humankind would change. Still, the need for sleep would not affect it much either way- there is probably going to be more than one wizard on either side. The extra wizards could take over at night, and so on. Go to Comment
Death Room
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Cheka Man's comment on 2012-07-26 09:16 PM
A useful trap. Go to Comment
Death Room
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Dozus's comment on 2013-02-27 11:26 AM
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Death Room
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valadaar's comment on 2014-10-16 02:42 PM
This feels like an entry from Grimtooth's traps - a nice, elaborate trap + zombies.

The tone is oddly glib, and I would use the term 'adventurers' as opposed to PCs, since PC's usually mean your current active players, not some strange past group that didn't actually exist.



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