I like this article. I found it amusing and light with usable ideas. Is there any work on ideas for players to use to stall an adventure so they can take a break? I know everyone can really get wrapped up into a game, and no one wants to take a break in the middle of the action just because one of the other players needs to run to the bathroom.
I've missed out on some fun gaming sessions because I needed to take a break. I know stopping the game would not have been fair to the other players when the action is getting intense, but some players may have to bow out for several minutes, or fifteen if they have medical issues.
I can see this taking on a life of it's own. Literally. As Valadaar suggested, what if someone animated the beard?
Or if there was a parasite that mimicked the Beard of the Magus in appearance? It could feed off of the host's energy.
Beware of the Beard.
I was not sure of how this piece was going to be received when I posted it. It is a pleasant surprise to come back several years later and see that people like it. Thank you. It makes coming back to the Citadel easier after being gone so long.
I have missed all of you and look forward to rejoining the community.