Stephen Radney-MacFarland wrote:
Taverns, pubs, I get them confused. :P
I would grab an encounter from pretty much any Adventure Path or module, create level-appropriate characters with standard gear...but don't do just one encounter. The first encounter of the day for the group will always be at max potential, but how well will the classes perform when they're lower on options? How about against multiple creatures, in different terrain, flying, planar locales? How do they handle creatures that block certain styles of play (high DR creatures, creatures with spell resistance, creatures with immunities, *!*(!()&)(*(& derghodaemons, for example)?
Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
My *hope* is that both OBS and Paizo will be able to just transfer what company each product is listed under, so previous customers will still have access to everything -- but I absolutely do not know that is the case. I'll post more on this subject after I actually talk to those companies, which I was waiting to do until I had paperwork in hand.
Looking forward to that email, Owen. :)
Does anyone know if the Paper Miniature set for this module will be coming out simultaneously with this release? I'll be picking this up and prepping it to play for a group when we're not able to do Wrath of the Righteous.
I am hoping for a simultaneous release. :)
The nightmare creature reminded me a bit of these guys from Evangelion.
Different strokes for different folks. While there are definitely a few body horror creatures in here, that's not the *entirety* of the book, and there are plenty of other creatures in here.
Whether or not adult topics like including rape, torture, slavery, or any other possible sensitive topic is entirely up to the gaming group in question, and our point of contention is when those subjects are forced upon the group without prior consent or understanding from the GM. I would not put the drakiana (or incubus, for another example) in a group with a rape survivor without getting a clear understanding of what is and is not acceptable during a roleplaying game.To reiterate: this is a creature that is perfectly fine for some groups, and not for others. I happen to like the creature's abilities, because there's a lot of potential for great storytelling there. I would drop it in a hot instant if somebody had a problem with it, just like I have removed any number of creatures, plot lines, or story hooks because it made a player uncomfortable. When the GM is unwilling to alter their campaign to avoid topics the players find sensitive, and continues to do so despite protests from the players, then yes, something should be said about that. Gaming is a social contract, and where the lines are drawn needs to be clearly understood by the entire group to enjoy gaming together.
Alexander Augunas wrote:
ISN'T SHE AWESOME? She's definitely in my top favorite monsters in this book. Also note that some of her abilities are *not* dependent on the sex of the target. :D
"Jinmenju: A low hum surrounds this huge, gnarled tree. The rotten fruits that hang from its sickly branches look vaguely like human heads."