I'm in love with the Mutant Manifesto just by reading the description. I have a game that could use it, genetic purity and all that jazz floats in most societies as well as for science fantasy games.(Gamma World I'm looking at you.)
Hey, funny question. If I ran a game set on Akiton by PbP, would anyone be interested in playing? I'm still kinda figuring out the PbP basics, and my schedule is kinda weird, but I think it might be fun.
You have my foulest sorceries or alchemy! I'd be very interest, my Aktion group fell apart because one of them complained about it and no one will try playing it again.
Yaaaay I make a return briefly! I love what you've put down N'wah, I use it in my aktion game that occurs once a week. Though I've added some of my own ideas to it. I've got several tribes of 'Native' Gnolls who love primal magic and live in primal zones which I place around the Glowlands and the Hivemarket. When the Tech-Priest gather at the Hivemarket the gnolls come and attempt to barter for new goods and tech as they combat disciples of the Devourer, the Feasting Wurm which my players equate to Rovagug and truth be told I kind of think of it as a pseudo-spawn so why not. They still heavily worship Lamashtu and her 'son' a local deity who speaks of being the Mothers true Scion.
also introduced Reds, former azlanti 'experiments/slaves' who upon exposure to Aktions wild magic and iron filled water and sand mutated to a race of humans who have short attention spans and cant use regular magic and any attempts to do so triggers small primal magic events.
My players discovered while gold is nice it holds no weight to iron or adamantine. My Gnoll Gunslinger discovered this and keeps his handy haversack filled with trade goods, usually iron and ivory. They have drown to hate religion as they've been the target of not one but 4 attacks by Arlian Priest. Seems the priest dont like outsiders who have certain 'things'in their future.
Also curious N'wah, how do undead deal with Aktion? Light, sand storms, weird creatures, and worse? Thinking Bone-sages might be to blame, though I have used altered ghouls recently for desert encounters. Ideas?
I ran a game for a small group on Aktion last week and they liked it! A cleric of a unknown patron appears on Aktion and with his spells cast the Priest of Arl set out a crew to purge this new found entity hoping to purged this beacon of a new divinity while they were away on mission! The clerics conscious grows heavy with the burden of the death and scarring of a entire slave tribe and Vercite mining operation.
The party was a Crusader cleric and a gnoll gunslinger who both hail from Golarion. They dont know how they got to Aktion and want answers and only the Machine Priest know the answers while the Priest of Arl want to work against this unknown threat. They are joined by a barbaric oracle who was tortured by those Priest of Arl and branded with the mark of the Dawn Flower who now acts as his patron.
I plan on expanding it once I recover my old hard drive(its host finally died or went coma, not sure yet.) and have so many ideas. Those buddies want to keep the game going and I have no issue with it what so ever, I love DMing the weird and strange. My copy of the NPC Guide and Codex are coming in handy for once! :D
Figured I would share my experience! :3
I have returned from beyond the waste and have brought relics from the lost age. What do you think of mythic adventurers of Aktion? What causes the spark besides natures own little maddening 'gifts'?
Are there any other iconic robots? In my plans for Aktion I have Robots and Clockworks fighting each other with tech priest backing them.
I see, I love Dreamscarred Press material for psionics even during the era of their 3.5 material and I used quite a bit of it in dark sun in the past when I ran the 3.5 material. Dreamscarred Press has a set of feats for talents as well for your dark sun style.
Are you going to use any of the psionic classes outside of the core 4? I've played Dark Sun with pathfinder a few times and used a Vitalist as the healer role as elemental clerics were more the kind to blow stuff up or drown you, etc. The Dread was also a good class for Sorcerer Kings minions, also Aegis seems appropriate and just fluff the armor as dense obsidian.
Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
Getting back on topic... Would it be feasible to go directly to a "Kaiju of Golarion" Campaign Setting book? I'm imagining something in the Revisited format, with each chapter devoted to one unique kaiju or family thereof...
I would love such a book, and maybe it have a small article about the difference between the origins of Kaiju of Golarion and the Spawns of the Rough Beast. Also what if Kaiju not only live in the Valashmai Jungle but in other spots around the globe? Did Azalanti arcane sciences create monsters that went into slumber when their creators fell from grace? Numerian tinkering and mutations could possibly lead to something.
What does everyone think? What ideas do you have for the possibilities of Kaiju outside of the Valeshmai Jungle?
I used the Slarecian from Scarred Lands as my Dominion warped servitors, their alien mindset forced into flesh seemed like something cool and their ruins all had alien geometry and biomechanical feelings as they made things work for them or drive the subject insane.
Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
My bard actually wondered if Desna had mothra on her side XD
Interesting Sub-Creator, I've used the Mi-go in place of a Star Spawn.My players did kill a few of them and the alchemist kept the bodies for...'examination.' Among the loot they received were several brain canisters with no comprehensible markings on them so the alchemist took them for further examination. I think maybe the Technic League has found several of their members splayed out on the fringes of the River Kingdom with their skulls cut open and brains and tech removed. I could see the Technic League interested in gathering the brains of their fallen 'companions' since if you've read City of the Fallen Sky the other members of the League will ransack fallen members rooms and labs and collect what seems pretty and will always go for tech first. I might place more Mi-go out there collecting star metals to help make the Gearmen and other technic league adepts and constructs coming into the area possibly in conflict with the Mi-go.
To add a 'mysterious benefactor' to any group of humans I'd suggest Phrenic Scourge of the psionic variety or their regular variety. I'd say let them use anything that seems techno organic, I like going with some wondrous items reskinned as techno organic. If you are open to using Psionics I say make a NPC that is a Vitalist(Miasmic), it fits well with the disease and affliction the Dominion of Black 'dungeon' may release to attempt to purge its system of alien materials or at least gather materials to repair its system. I would also suggest the psionic Unbodied, they could be a built in defense mechanism that was built from past contact with psionicist. Their psionic powers seems like something that would knock a subject prone while its 'companions' came forward to take whacks at the organic material. A Unbodied seems to be able to appear as a normal humanoid or a floating glowing brain, a good way to pull your players in as a trap since the Unbodied will not be alone.
Wonderful! I haven't checked this for a while, nice construct Sharasvar my engineer wants to build it! Keep it coming folks!
Also like the idea of groups being hired to harvest wood in the region, and the idea of a gnome of the technic league is indeed interesting since they would excel at crafting and they would never be bored!
Well actually there is one area on Eox filled with the inbred remains of the former inhabitants, the Bonesages discovered the structure and it was more or less a fallout shelter and the inhabitants the result of their own kind inbreeding and possibly affected by what ever radiation has bombarded them. They expanded the structure as a experiment trying to prune the mutated and devolved members of the shelter.
I've had players get captured by Bonesages and tossed into this structure, it came down to if the cleric fought these warped creatures is he against his alignment? They were chaotic neutral but not evil, I use inspiration for these encounters from Expedition to Barrier Peaks, they encountered creatures of Eox before the fall and their mutated and devolved decedents as well as machines the Bonesages has put in place.
When my players emerged from it they were also slightly altered due to exposure to radiation, they wandered Eox for several days before encountering ghoulish horrors as well as creatures mutated and warped by negative energy. Was a fun campaign, one of the players liked the idea of wandering Eox and cataloging its inhabitants as well as study what little tech remains, the character was a Technic League Adept on the run due to a certain incident involving stolen relics and a few murders.
I know my players well enough...my gunslinger will be UPGRADING his guns and dragging as many back as he can! I cant wait either, I was the guy in high school who did the history report on Rasputin! I wonder how he is stated up, is he a monk like tradition or something more?
Interesting stuff TLC, I had a game with multiple sub factions including a group of arcanist using 'new' sin magic in the league upon seeing their decadent description in City of the Fallen Sky. The City of the Fallen Sky even said before the fall of Kho Silvermount was already there, when the alchemist mentioned Numeria and Silvermount and the prince of kho spazzed out at the mention of the alien wreckage.
My sub factions included.
DM Barcas wrote:
Pitax could be bent on utilizing Numerian technology to conquer. It's already partially written in, as seen by Irovetti's Numerian artifacts.
I've already thought of maybe adding a few automatons among Pitax ranks with a rogue technic adept acting as their caretakers. Maybe toss a few relics along the lines like those from Red Redoubt. Might even include mini red redoubt as well, maybe it was the first experiment of a rogue adept trying to make his own kingdom in the past but died due to tampering of Gremlins to the internal mechanisms. This might be a good place for my engineer player to get access to materials he needs.
Hello people, I'm going to be running Kingmaker for a group of buddies of mine and one of them is going to be playing a engineer of some sort and with my own taste for madness I'm going to be placing subtle incursions from Numeria since it is so close and the engineer would get a kick out of harvesting supplies from downed machines he wouldn't exactly be able to get in Absalom or the Mana Waste. I'm also brewing some options for if they recover machines from Numeria to benefit the kingdoms, the engineer would love to build something along the lines of a force field generator or Tesla coil, the guy is called Tesla so I wasn't expecting any less from him.
Has anyone done work for similar matters? I'd love some ideas for throwing Technic League adepts or Numerian automatons at them, I know one of the major baddies in game have a few relics of Numeria so Technic Adepts coming to retrieve them sounds like a good plan and I still need ideas for the other ideas involving expanding the kingdom build processes to be science oriented since they like the idea of equal opportunity and magic doesnt hold the throne all alone.
What I'm asking is ideas and resources if they exist for numerian encounters in Kingmaker and scientific stuff for the kingdom building processes.
Golarion:Blast these Gremlins and their constant tampering with my devices
Verces: Theyre Glitches in a grand system, if you dont get rid of them they'll breed like rats and infest the entire system to the point of no return.
I like Gremlins being called Glitches, thats more or less what they are except they make the glitches bigger and more of a mess. Picture it! Gremilins/Glitches just gnawing away at wires and cables leading to important devices stabling and fueling the ring.
I said this based on power level and abilities but your right, a robot needs constant care while a dragon will go about burning the world and looting stuff while a automaton will go about harvest resources and fighting. And yes indeed good sir, the more options the better, and its up to the DM to select what they deem appropriate.
I see no difference between a robot with a beam attack then a dragon with a breath weapon except the dragons gonna fly and lay waste to your settlement.
I love the digital fey as well! Though I'v had vercites in my game before and had similar critters running around except they were Gremlins born on Verces to counter act the Augmentation of Vercites and creatures, druids may keep them in their dominion as the fear of the expansion of technology might loom heavily on the horizon. They ranged from Rustlings who rust metal with its saliva to Clanks who resemble a crude primitive Augment who is a mockery to the arcane sciences, I had stats for them some where.
Interesting look at things N'wah, I think a robot 'race' would be interesting to say the least and Independent Robots and their Lars sounds promising. Maybe one automaton has taken it upon himself to build a complex to make more in its image and advance their collective knowledge. Sort of the machine-priest have no true power over them since these machines are sentient in a singular or hive-mind sense. The nanite storms might mutate or deconstruct those caught in it, it depends on how the storm rolls along and how healthy the host is. Good work all the same!
Hello N'wah! Long time no talk! Adventuring into Blackmoor does that! I'm curious to ask how do robots do on Aktion? Do they wander like they do in Numeria or are they standing guard in their dominions? Is there a difference between old and new robots?
Damon Griffin wrote:
Less desirable sky metals may be out there as well.
Is it bad that I saw that then automatically began brewing more sky metals in a similar manner? Gonna toss the blue glowing mace at my cleric, he's afraid of the dark and loves science maybe he'll discover the cure for cancer! Or die by it! :D
I would love to play a Alchemist with one of these bad boys following me around! They're so awesome! I might toss them in my Expedition to Red Redoubt game tending to captured 'test' subjects. :3
What is magic but a science we have not mastered yet? I say run it like they do in CoC. A Druid/Biologist 'spells' come from their mastery of biological science that allows them to mutate their body and things they require including their plant based spells.
Wizards are scientist dealing with the field of pseudo-science dealing with the taboo arts. Transmutation is just that, using nanites to alter matter and samew goes for necromancy.
Sorcerer-Mutant, their 'magic' is powers they have studied.
Clerics and Oracles spells come from possession
Interesting ideas, I just had rogue Automatons attack my players kingdom simply because when presented a large mound of star metal and instead of getting out the kobold miners to mine the space junk they destroyed it and as a DM I took the action of this space junk being the vessel holding nanites and automatons tend to go to these hot spots because they're repair nodes. The players got three CLW spells to burn each and when they were done it went inert but Automatons still attempt to harvest inert nanites. Also introduced a cult dedicated to the mountain itself as a god.
Also its called the Overseer and it did hail from offworld built by a dead race it killed, would be interesting to see a Golarion conversion of Tale of the Comet. Though what race to place instead of the Rael and other things would have to be done.
My Automatons were obviously based off of Tale of the Comet and Mage VS. Machine, the Doomed were amazing little cyborg zombies to toss out. I had those who had numerian artifacts be resurrected as Doomed and artifacts infused with the Doomed. It was a fun run, other automatons were simply advanced strange constructs and eventually became a Vessel of Void that was a automaton with a organic aberrant core that had a reality warping ability.