Hard to dislike these wee folk! Some good details.
Although small, houselings carry themselves in a manner more befitting giants. They strut about with their noses held high in the air and a look of unconcerned disdain on their tiny faces. love that sentence!
They remind of the Killmoulis. Down to the saucer of milk. House faeries with elongated snouts, who dwell in miller's homes, helping themselves to the flour, in exchange for minor house-hold services provided.
Nice, nebulous group. I like them. A GM can take the foundation and expand on them if necessary. I love bards, so i like these guys. They maybe need one more point of intrigue or something to make them slightly more memorable, but I can't think of any suggestions at the moment. Maybe something about some unique instruments, or a type of plothook, where all ringmen are somehow drawn in? Not sure.
The three deities and the simple origin of the ringmen is a nice touch. Go to Comment
I like these ink-stained critters! I picture them to be purplish.
Anything that starts with, "The type-setters of Ledenburg..." gets my attention. I immediately get a late medieval euro vibe.
Nice touches on them having to obey the printers and the limited lifespans.
I guess my only nagging thought is, why was it so difficult for Ledenburg to get some new ink? Thunderstorm prevented village from making ink? Is ink that hard to manufacture in a printer's society? You know, now that I think about it, i have no idea how ink is made :-)
Anyhoo, that doesn't detract from the interesting lifeforms, but the premise seems slightly contrived. Also, I'm not sure the 7 sins part is effective or necessary for their origin, but no big deal.
all in all, good though! Visiting this place would be fun for PCs Go to Comment
It is both very new (ink devils) but as the feel of classic morality fables. I found it interesting. But the ending of the story is a let down: the undertaker hangs himself and the town gets all the ink they need.. The idea of the devils taking the ink with them is great, it is allegorical and humorous, i would rather have seen that folded into the narrative. A modernist(ish) take on these would be to have summoned to 19th century, early 20th century ad agency. These ink devils could introduce negative advertising centered around their own sins. Go to Comment
The Omen Star: In the West, in what appears to be an eccentric orbit, appears the Omen Star. The appearance of the Omen Star in the first house of the sky bodes "great things" for good or ill are about to happen. It is the rest of the stars that determine if it is for good and ill. Thus people are always looking for things to happen during the time of the Omen Star.
Ideas ( System ) | September 11, 2005 |