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Freehold DM wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Okay. Thinking next plot device will be found underwater (potions of water breathing will be provided by the Guild the store has us run quests through). Some aboleth-controlled merrow attacked a group of triton scouts and now have the thing. None of them know what it is (tritons were taking to a mage to get it looked at), and everyone's on high alert. Aiming at one of our higher tables, so levels 6-9.
aboleth are criminally underused.

That’s just the way the abolth mafia (the Abolethia, run by the Pescalli family) likes it!

(This idea is shamelessly stolen from Rusty and Co.)

Well, shamelessly edited from that webcomic, anyway.

(They used mindflayers under a different name, and it’s glorious.)

This post is used with quotes because I can’t edit the post and can barely even find it!

damn. Now I want some fried calamari.

You wantin' t' start somethin'? You tryin' t' start somethin'? Do you know who yer dealin' with, pal? Friendo? Bub? You wanna know what it's like t' get yer cerebellum stirred, do ya? Huh?


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.... somebody tryin' t' muscle in on our turf again? We gotta crack some skulls? Get t' th' nice soft tasty grey matta' inside? Do we gotta, huh? You wanna piece o' this tentacle? Do ya, punk?


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Tacticslion wrote:
But... what if... what if I have... continual see aura on...?

Look, y' didn't see NOTHIN', y'see? Y' got me? Y' didn't see NOTHIN', if ya wanna keep grey matta 'tween yer ears.


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Celestial Thaumoctopus wrote:
{sobs} You heartless cannibals!

There there dame, it'll be alright. Th' Brainfather's got this aaaaaaall in th' bag. These schmucks won't know what hit 'em.

'Cause psychic energy's invisible, y'see?


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Scintillae wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
Orthos wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
** spoiler omitted **...

Yeah there are reasons I have made extensive plans to change that particular encounter significantly when I run this for my group.

** spoiler omitted **I've got a couple more years of Savage Tide left to run first though, so I've got a while to figure solutions out.

I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum and am extremely loathe in tampering with the AP even with the players cakewalking through the AP. I will change monster tactics (anyway most of the time they don't give listed tactics).

If they are likely to have difficulties with random encounters I will reroll on the table saying,"Nope, it's not fair, I'm not throwing that on you."

Fixed encounters I'm more of the line of,"Sorry, AP said what the AP said, sux to be you."

I will consider very carefully before I even think about making changes to the AP.

I change things all the time. Kind of a necessity since I don't run games in Golarion, but rather in my group's homebrew setting.
It also doesn't help that your group is b!*&&++ insane and tends to force change on the poor APs like a mafia enforcer with a shiny new baseball bat to break in.

It just ain't the same 'til it's got a few dings in it, y'know?


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Forum Cartel wrote:
Should I get the cement shoes ready boss?

Yeah. It's time they went t' sleep wit' th' sahuagin.


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bugleyman wrote:
Welcome. I strongly suggest you join a message-board gang if you want to survive. ;-)

I's strongly suggest you's choose wisely. If'n you knows what's good for you's.


He's next.


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Bill, Brain Collector wrote:

Busts out Zero Pistol, points it at everyone

Alright hands up and Brains in the bag! i'm sick of being subtle! all i get are crackpots and drunk ass farmers!

... are you movin' in on our turf? I think yer movin' in on our turf.


*wiggles*


Hidey-ho neighbor!


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Kajehase wrote:
Bo'b.

Bo'b's a good fellah. Don't give no lip, always puts in 'is hours, real team playah. Don't wanna hear no badmouthin' 'im, y'see?


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LMPjr007 wrote:
Orthos wrote:
I don't think anyone thinks Louis is planning on actually converting these worlds specifically. But people saying "I want more Dark Sun" gives a pretty concise way of saying "I want more post-apocalyptic, harsh worlds with a heavy focus on survival with some psionic flavor and some things I'm certainly forgetting".
Are you trying to peak inside of my head? It is a scary place.

We can take 'em.


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Not so much invasion as, say, occupation, y'see?


Freehold DM wrote:
Strictly for my FAWTLS

Brainfather approved.


Brain tax.


Th' boys escort Sissyl in t' "see" th' Brainfather.


Oh hey man, thought you was with them scuzzheads. Sorry 'bout the false alarm.

Hey man, I'll see what I can do. I got R'occo and F'rankie an' they ain't done any leanin' in a while an' they're startin' ta get bored.

Ya know that ain't real goblin brains, right? 'S jus' mite an' kobold wit' a fresh coat'a paint. Ain't nobody knows th' diff'rence. 'S good business!


Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
No. I'm too busy protesting the consumption of goblin brains at Paizocon 2014. Maybe I should go pee on that thread...

You again? S'teve, get 'im outta 'ere!


For woik of exquisite quality and consistent presence the Don would like to award ya this certificate. Keep up the good work, pal.

T'ony, R'occo, le's go, we got woik on the south side needin' doin'.


Sara Marie wrote:
Christopher: Mess with the squid, you get the tentacles.

Yeah, y'see?


So many new brains on our turf. Hey T'ony, you gettin' this? The Brainfather's gonna wanna know everythin' about it.


Drejk wrote:
The Mind Flayer Mafia wrote:
Nothin' you folks need. We'll be happy t' take 'em off your hands.
You mean out of our head?
Drejk wrote:
If it mean no more headaches it could be tempting...

Sure, sure. We got a deal then.


Nothin' you folks need. We'll be happy t' take 'em off your hands.


zylphryx wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Huzzah!
You're just happy to have another source of grey matter to much on. ;)

The Brainfather and the Deadlord gots an agreement, see? They get the brains south of the Masy-Dixy, north is our department. Keeps the turf wars on the down-low and nobody goes hungry. Everybody wins. 'Cept the entrees, but nobody cares 'bout them, y'know?


Aberzombie wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
But I'm already on that list for the spont-casting thing!
You are? Well, looks like that puts you up in the top ten. And it probably means you get a visit from some special members of The Horde - probably the clown midgets or the banjo rednecks.

... that's a turf violation, pal. You rotts keep down south, nice an' cozylike, an' leave right well alone what goes on outside yer territory, y'know? Don't wanna have t' bring this up in fronta th' Brainfather, y'know, we's can just leave it between the twos of us.

Ain't no reason we's gotta get on each other's bad side, y'hear? There's brains 'nuff ta go 'round fer alla us. Yous just stick ta yous, we's just stickin' ta we's.


Sara Marie wrote:

christopher: Your ranks in Craft(manifesto) are of no help here.

crystal: But that's where I put all my ranks!

crystal: That and "Perform: mobster monologue"

...

robot chris: I read that as Lobster Monologue

You's tryin' to get smart wit us?


Ecaterina Ducaird wrote:
ED-209 wrote:

Having a tough adventure?

Need some backup support?

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Get one for yourself today!

I don't know why, but first time I read this it was "Programmed for urban petrification".

That would be an interesting typo in the code I suspect....
"Hey boss.... you know how the last guy said that sorting this was like straightening medusa hair? Funny he should use that turn of phrase..."

Jeez, don't remind me. Last medusa job was hell.


New competition muckin' in on our turf, eh?


We heard you was movin' in on our turf. Gotta pay your protection dues. Hand over the brains an' nobody has ta get hurt.


We heard ya's thinkin' about havin' yerselfs a unauthorized rampage down 'ere.


Bismillah!! No we will not let you go!!!


Scintillae wrote:
...My fortune cookie just told me that I will get an offer I cannot refuse.

*bangs on cerebellum* Open up in 'ere, see!


Amby's Brain wrote:
Urinsane wrote:
Ensirio the Longstrider wrote:
Mater Slaad wrote:
Yes. And that's not a problem. The problem is when you realize that the voices in your head have voices in their heads, who have voices in their heads, and those voices all sound like you.
We have to go derper.
Derper derper
I still need a few more levels before I can qualify for the Derpwarden PrC. :/

Wardens? We don't need no stinkin' wardens. Get 'er, boys.


Feiya wrote:

robot chris debates wearing helmet to work

robot chris: pros: no more hurting my head from repeated desking

robot chris: cons: I look like a nerd

robot chris: pros: I work with nerds

robot chris: cons: I *really* will look like a goober

robot chris: pros: nobody really around to see

I got a seventh sense sayin' we gonna need to be havin' a talk with some folks again soon....

J'immy. Go get th' wagon. *undulates tentacles irritably*


Boys, time ta close in on th' turf.


Useless Trivia Man wrote:
I'm surprised no one here has mentioned Rusty and Company. (A rust monster, a gelatinous cube, and a mimic decide to become adventurers. What's the worst that could happen??) MUCH hilarity. And somewhere in their archives is the Single Greatest Bluff Check Ever.

We hears you been movin' in our turf.

Forgot this one somehow! Despite having this alias even. Thanks for the reminder ;)


"Wan' we should lean on 'em a little, boss?"

"Nah. They're small-time. Ain't worth the effort ta crack th' skull. We got bigger brains t' boil."


We's got a few boys spent some time in that slammer. It ain't gonna happen again. We made extra special sure of that.


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*undulates tentacles irritably*

T'ony. Take R'occo and M'ugsy and pay these folks a visit. The Brainfather's hearin' helmet talk again and it ain't makin' him happy.