This is what I like. A simple plant or creature with many surprising impacts, suited for worlds that have contact with otherworldly evil. Yes, a bit on the D&D-ish side, but still not bad. Not bad at all! Go to Comment
Interesting expansion of the plant. The contamination of the region might mutate various plants and lifeforms around it. Thus we could get "evil animated trees", corrupted animals, and other dark forest tropes. Go to Comment
The unintended consequences plot hook is my favorite and I like the fact that the plant isn't dripping with Abyssal 'boojums', rather, just has a few quirks that put together give it a very otherworldly feel. Go to Comment
While I agree that this really doesn't fit into the lifeform challenge it is a very good rendition of a nastly little demon. I love the idea of a demon compelled by something other than hate, rage, hate, and death. makes for interesting dealings when one is summoned and it shows up indtead. Good job valadaar.
My only complaint is a littl more informtion on the demon itself and possibly a hint at what he has contained in the sack. What does he do with the coins and treasure he finds and loots? Holds them in his sack or does he ever pull them out to count them? Go to Comment
Its not really unique. He is a demon. Ok, nothing new there. He is greedy, albeit different typ of greed, nothing new there. All demons want something for little. Death, souls, virgins, etc... this one just wants money. So it is different and unique but not shatteringly so. But thats just me. Go to Comment
That is a tough question to ask me as I view thing different. That is like asking me what my definition of a sentient being is. Some say all conscious creatures are sentient, but my view of that is sentient creatures can evolve, usually talk to some degree that is understandable, and create. A dog can do none of those that are understandable by others outside magic. Hence a dog is not sentient.
The same thing applies here for me. An NPC is an individual creature with a personality. If you put it in an adventure there would be only one, being unique as NPC’s are. A life form is a community, a race, a group of creatures that adhere to the same rules. Dogs for instance, cats, sheep, and rust monsters are all life forms. But that’s my view, NPC’s are unique and life forms are a community of the same race that is not sentient.
In this situation a unique life form, in my opinion would not be sentient. A dog with a cat head for instance, but only one left. Go to Comment
1. It simply did not occur to me that it was an NPC :)
2. Was trying to enter the Quest for Unique Lifeforms. What is the dividing line between an NPC (A fae Dog was an NPC) and a Unique lifeform? Seriously I would like to know to avoid that type of problem in the future. Go to Comment
Actually, he does (count his treasure that is..) :) Not all of what I had in my head made it into the submission. He even has his own little piece of Hell/Abyss whatever you prefer. I'll be adding to this guy soon :) Go to Comment
It is a little difficult to make a Demon that is not completely psycotic and still have it be a demon. I've seen a couple (I remember a heartbreaker demon some time ago - I'll add the exact citation later). Personally, I've always viewed these creatures as unredeemable evil in all cases. Go to Comment