Bricius, The Wrath of the Forest


Round 2: Create a villain concept

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32 aka Lord Fyre

Bricius, The Wrath of the Forest
male human druid 9

A chill mist cuts to the bone. Insect legs scurry across your skin. Growling, a creature with burning yellow eyes stalks you through dead leaves. A rough voice chants fell words, changing you forever.

Description: Growing up in Bellis, an Andoren logging town, Bricius became hopelessly lost in the Verudan Forest shortly after his thirteenth birthday. He wandered until moonrise before stumbling through a thicket to land at the feet of a beautiful girl dressed in wisps of moss and leaves. Dancing in the moonlight, she laughed at the clumsy youth. Then she held out her hand, changing his world forever. Hearing footsteps approaching, she pulled him into her tree home. The hunting party never found the missing youth.

Anthia awakened Bricius's love of the forest, teaching him the skills of a druid. The years turned: a wolf befriended him, his powers flourished, and his love for the dryad grew beyond the original enchantment.

Then Bricius's idyllic world shattered forever. Returning home from trading with the local lizardfolk, he surprised invaders in Anthia's grove. His blood ran cold at the sight of a gore-spattered man with his wolf companion's skin. Then a burning rage welled up in him as he saw the mighty tree that had been his and Anthia's home - and her very life - lying on the ground, hewn down by the lumbermen's axes. The trees of the grove drank deeply of blood that day.

Twenty-two summers spent in the wilds have endowed Bricius's tall frame with rock hard muscle, darkly tanned skin, and calloused feet. Grooming means nothing to the druid, as shown by his rich mahogany beard and long wooly hair, his travel stained rough-spun robe and rawhide belt. He wields a spear, shield and sling, but relies on his spells, his tricks and traps, and his new brown bear companion, Gauthier, to wage his personal war.

Motivations/Goals: In their greed and ignorance, “civilized” men chopped down Bricius's love in order to build ... cities ... filthy, polluted, diseased blights upon the land. Relentlessly, like a creeping, strangling vine, Bricius will cleanse this infection, this "civilization," from the world, one town, one city, at a time.

Schemes/Plots/Adventure Hooks:

  • Bricius cultivates blackscour fungus, gathered from nearby Darkmoon Vale, as a weapon to destroy civilization. The heroes must find out how the city's water supply became infected, and stop it.
  • Defending a town from marauding lizardfolk, the PCs capture one of the warriors, and the prisoner tells the heroes that there is a Power in the woods, the Forest Man. Bricius leads the tribe on their righteous war to bring down the invading humans, and take back their land.
  • Despite his revulsion, Bricius will enter a city to pursue his goals - identifying individuals for murder, baleful polymorph, or extortion; targeting structures for insect swarm, warp wood and rock to mud; using dominate animal to create havoc.

Contributor

Initial Impression: Vividly-told origin is almost the entire entry. One-note, driven villain. Um, how is this guy different from all the more violent sorts of druid?

Concept: A tear-down-the-cities guy. Yes, he’s a druid, but he’s an ANGRY druid. An avenger of his lost love and partner, but still . . . yes, a stock druid.

Execution: Specific tactics revealed in adventure hooks is good, because I’m being given something firm to do with this character. Clear, straightforward prose. However, there’s nothing here that lifts Bricius out of “some druids are gentle, saddened, Keep-the-Balance sorts, and some fight to let the jungle back in (Kipling, anyone?), and this guy is one of the second sort” territory.

Tilt: I can’t find anything that inspires me here. I feel the character’s pain and therefore anger, but he took his revenge on the lumbermen What Done It. So something snapped, and he wants all civilization torn down, got it, fine, and . . . aside from the adventure hooks, there’s nothing else here. Nothing. I know what Bricius looks like, but nothing more. Which means there’s nothing to move him beyond “Angry Druid” into memorable villain category. I’m told he’s calm enough to use tricks, traps, diseases, and the like rather than dying in an all-out personal assault on settlement after settlement, but only the adventure hooks have any tactics.

Overall: Not just “the Forest Man,” this guy is the Hollow Man. A violent druid; I got nothing else.

Recommendation: Not recommended for advancement.

Legendary Games, Necromancer Games

Initial Impression: Another human druid. Boy, there better be something more interesting in the next few lines. Think of the great villains. “Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith. Human half-construct Sorcerer 10/Cleric 5/Mystic Theurge 4.” I mean, how many movies did it take for us to even know what “Sith” means? But right out of the chute it grabs you. Angry human forest guy doesn’t.

Word Count: 493.

Concept (name, title, is it actually a villain?, overall design choices, playability): C+
The Good: Yes, he is a villain. I’ll give you that. He will take actions that will pit him head to head against the PCs. You could play him. He could be the bad guy of an adventure arc.
The Bad: This is very cliché and stereotypical. “Angry forest druid” has been done before and there is nothing unique to this guy, other than his old love for a dryad. Backstory is good. Understanding a villain and his motives is really important. But you took an interesting backstory and turned it into a generic villain.

Execution (quality of writing, hook, theme, organization, use of proper format, quality of mandatory content-physical description, motivation/goal, scheme/plot, presence of any disqualification criteria): C
The Good: Evocative (if occasionally melodramatic).
The Bad: I think you knew that maybe you didn’t have the most original present incarnation of your villain because you used all your words on his backstory not his present issues. As a result, his backstory gets way too much detail and his current info gets short shrift. Now, I like the dryad angle but I think you could have used the “less is more” principle, just like “Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith,” is evocative but tells us little about his backstory, you could similarly in passing have told us of his love for the butchered dryad and teased us and left us wanting more.

Plus, while I know I am overdoing it, the rather melodramatic quote about the grove drinking deply of the blood that day reminds me of Rick Moranis as the keymaster in Ghostbusters: “Gozer the Traveler will come in one of the pre-chosen forms! During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the Traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!

I thought your adventure hooks were actually pretty good, despite the excessive focus on the backstory. I liked the blackscour fungus and I really liked the idea of this villain coming into the city. Now THAT would have been a cool less clichéd hook for this guy. We have millions of angry forest druids who curse the city and send minions to do their evil bidding. But one who would actually infiltrate it and work in it, while sickened by it? That would be neat. But that is talking about his PRESENT circumstances, which is how the PCs encounter him. The PCs never encounter him in his past, they encounter him in his present. If that helps you understand where my critique is coming from.

Tilt (did it grab me?, is it unique and cool?, do I like it?, flavor and setting): C
This is an OK villain. But OK isn’t Superstar.

Overall: C
A good backstory unfortunately translates into a clichéd villain.

Recommendation: I DO NOT recommend this villain submission for advancement.

From the guy who brought us the lordly pavilion, which I loved! I wish you luck and hope the voters see it differently than I did!

Contributor

Ed and Clark beat me to it. This is a villain, but an unexceptional one that doesn't have much to make him stand out from the crowd of civilization-hating druids.

Rec: do not advance.

The Exchange Kobold Press

Darn it, I had a full post of material, and the board ate it. I'm not sure I can recreate it, but here's the short form: This doesn't work. There's a lot of wordcount wasted on backstory (yes DMs care, no players really don't). There's nothing original about another druid villain.

And I'm right there with Clark on the over-the-top language in "The trees of the grove drank deeply of blood that day." It's a pop-culture reference that doesn't work in your favor.

Taking a stock villain as a base is an honorable, time-tested approach. But this design seems to have lavished attention on the backstory rather than on tricking out the old druid with new tricks. There's some good elements here to build on, design-wise, but it's not enough. You need to transcend the stock type to be a Superstar.

Recommendation Not recommended to advance, alas.

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

Clark Peterson wrote:
Plus, while I know I am overdoing it, the rather melodramatic quote about the grove drinking deply of the blood that day reminds me of Rick Moranis as the keymaster in Ghostbusters: “Gozer the Traveler will come in one of the pre-chosen forms! During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the Traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!”

Bless your heart.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2013 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Steven T. Helt

"Villain desires revenge because the foreigners unknowingly killed his love." is beyond tropish. It's tired. Pathfinder should have romantically driven heroes and villains, but not in a tired way that doesn't evoke emotion.

"Druid villain because he hates the city." is unimaginative and noncreative. I can promise there are other things to do with druid villains - one of my final two villain entries was a druid from the Osirian desert. Paizo's Ascension of the Drow game had druids in the Darklands.

Druids should be as different as any other class, one from another. You don't see poeple saying "Hmmm...another villain with level of Blackguard." The villain has a personality and motivation that makes him different.

Some contestants got away with over the top writing and belabored backstory last year, but their core concept was original enough to put up with that and hope they's be more care about it next round.

I have only read two villains so far, and they are both big downers to me. While you wait to see if you make it to next round, check this round carefully, and look over the entries for villains (since they containt stat blocks) from last year. Try to learn from their mistakes whether they advance or not.

Good luck to you, but I can't see myself casting a vote for this.

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Erik Mona wrote:
Clark Peterson wrote:
Plus, while I know I am overdoing it, the rather melodramatic quote about the grove drinking deply of the blood that day reminds me of Rick Moranis as the keymaster in Ghostbusters: “Gozer the Traveler will come in one of the pre-chosen forms! During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the Traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!”

Bless your heart.

I could not echo more accurately the same feeling I got from Clark's post. Bless you Clark for making me smile.


I agree with the judges -- it's not the most original villain. That said, it is well written and there's an argument to be made for a villain that doesn't require the GM to reshape his entire campaign or world in order to shoehorn him in. This is only the second entry I've read, so I've yet to see what other people have done, but I'm not prepared to run away from this one at this point.

CR

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It might be my own love of nature and myth, but i think i have to go a step further than the judges. Not only is he no villain; Bricius is an Anti-hero.


Zombieneighbours wrote:
Not only is he no a villain; Bricius is an Anti-hero.

That's exactly what was bugging me about this entry, but I couldn't think of how to put it into words.

It's a tired concept, and the background isn't even that original. To be honest, it's somewhat incoherent; Bricius' life and childhood were fairly good, his outlook seems to have been a positive one, but after a single event, even though it's a significant event, his entire personality makes a 360 and he becomes a self-proclaimed destroyer of civilization itself. Villains aren't typically created in a single instant; their intentions, their motivations, build over time. A single event can tip the balance, push them that final distance that makes a villain, but it's usually something that's been coming for a while.

Though I enjoy seeing elements from past adventures reutilized, I find the first adventure hook particularly troubling; it's basically a revision and extension of Hollow's Last Hope. What I did not need to see after reading a background that's old hat is an adventure hook that could be taken directly from an already published and fairly well-known adventure module.

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Reckless Ratings

Concept2
(Is this villain villainous?)
Content3
(Grammar, Format,Spelling, Etc.)
Coolness2
(Would my players be impressed by this? Am I?)
Credibility4
(Does the villain’s motives make sense?)
Clarity3
(How good a sense of how to stat this villain do we get?)

Scores out of 5 and completely based on my opinion only.
Total Score14

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32 aka Lord Fyre

Come on now!

A vote for Bricius is a vote for the Environment!

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 32 aka Gamer Girrl

Clark Peterson wrote:
I thought your adventure hooks were actually pretty good, despite the excessive focus on the backstory. I liked the blackscour fungus and I really liked the idea of this villain coming into the city. Now THAT would have been a cool less clichéd hook for this guy. We have millions of angry forest druids who curse the city and send minions to do their evil bidding. But one who would actually infiltrate it and work in it, while sickened by it? That would be neat. But that is talking about his PRESENT circumstances, which is how the PCs encounter him. The PCs never encounter him in his past, they encounter him in his present. If that helps you understand where my critique is coming from.

I guess I'm going to be bucking the trend here, but I like this druid! Yes, it's an archetype in some senses, but archetypes give something to hang a hat on. I can understand where this villain comes from, I know what he wants to do - wipe out civilization town by town - and I'm given some clear cut ways he'd be doing it.

To me, it looks from Clark's review that he wanted an adventure outline, not the villain, and this was supposed to be about the villain, right? Tell me about who he is and all?

I repeat, I like this one.


Lizardman still sounds scarier than lizardfolk.

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka Darkjoy

Does it grab me? yes / no (cool anti-hero, poor villain)
Can I use it? No

End result: no vote from me


I may be new, but I like it. Sure there's a lot of back story and not as much in the present, but the malleability of this villain is impressive:

Depending on how I want to use him, I could have him as the stock one shot "crazy evil druid" for a hack 'n slash night of fun.

I can have him (as it implies to me) be the intelligent, calculating (albeit, still crazy) plotter where you really don't want his focus on you, the hero. This version of the villain could be a series of adventures or just a recurring thorn in a hero's side. (Dating myself, but thinking of the Swamp Thing comics in the late 80s early 90s where he went for revenge on tons of people).

I could have the religious fanatic with all the lizardfolk (and other) followers where killing him would only martyr him, so what are the PCs to do?

I could go the tragic anti-hero route and have the PCs have to figure out how far gone this guy is on whether he can be "brought back" or not and if he can, how will that play with the cities and towns he's been attacking.

Maybe somehow, combine all the different elements for a total campaign villain? (Okay, that may be stretching it a bit)

It's all in there, just where you want to focus. As it is written here, I really like this character because I can use him in various ways for my own stories. If the rules were for a villain to then use in a specific adventure, then there's not enough here. I see the rules about the adventure OR campaign sourcebook with a big "OR" there. As written, this would fit nicely in a campaign sourcebook.

As a villain that I can take and own for my adventure writing, this is pretty interesting.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 32 aka Gamer Girrl

In another thread, Jason Nelson wrote the following:

If there is one thing the judges hammered home in the comments on last year's entries in the villain around, it was the nature of a villain:

1. Not be one-dimensional
2. Not be a one-shot antagonist
3. Be proactive - the villain is DOING something, and ideally something of consequence
4. Have plans and goals, and methods for achieving them.

I see this villain, and the other three I voted for, as fulfilling most of these points.

One-dimensional ... that one is subjective to some. I see depth here, others may not.

One-shot ... definitely not. There are plot hooks that give me lots of ways to cause havoc that the PCs will be pulled in to deal with.

Proactive ... definitely! He's out there, killing, transforming, destroying towns, wiping out civilization.

Plans and goals and methods to do 'em ... definitely.

Three out of four with a good idea of how to play this character. This is why Bricius has my vote.

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

Erik Mona wrote:
Clark Peterson wrote:
Plus, while I know I am overdoing it, the rather melodramatic quote about the grove drinking deply of the blood that day reminds me of Rick Moranis as the keymaster in Ghostbusters: “Gozer the Traveler will come in one of the pre-chosen forms! During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the Traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!”

Bless your heart.

Ditto.

With much love for the sly Ghostbusters reference, this entry is 2/3 backstory and 1/3 decent and usable plot hooks/evil plans but not much to hold them together or lead us anywhere else. I don't love him or hate him... I could use him as a bad guy and he has the requisite fundamentals of a villain, so full marks that you didn't trip over that! I just don't know if he's interesting enough as a villain to be Superstar.


The first time I saw the title I thought it said "Bicurious, the Wraith of the Forest". So I thought wow - homoerotic necrophillia! But it didn't pan out. (kinda glad actually)

I was really surprised by the last hook where he walks into a city and just starts kicking a$$, but I guess if it was a smaller town he might live. I think there's enough here for an adventure or an encounter but not a campaign villain. Good luck!


I think I need to see more about him pulling down villages and small towns a rock to mud and warp wood at a time if that's what it takes, whilst his allies search for some legendary artifact with earthquake capabilities to put this entry in a 'superstar' category. From a villain called 'The Wrath of the Forest' who has been hardened by a couple of decades of living in the wilds, I also think I'm looking for slightly more destructive power than 9th level as a druid. Even a couple more levels of druid (and access to the accompanying extra level of spells), and he'd be getting there....
As it is, I'm not convinced.

Will this villain cause the PCs grief?
Yes, if they're in town when he comes calling. Or if they send him into a rage by trimming a few branches from a tree for their evening campfire when he happens to be in the vicinity...

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Well, I'm reading in the order they're listed on the main Superstar page, and this is a step up from the first. At least he's a villain. Unfortunately, as others have said, it's pretty cliche and mostly backstory. I know I got hammered last year on round 2 for too much history and not enough present, so I can sympathize.


2/10

An anti-civilization druid. Pretty standard really, I've seen a dozen just like him before.

Liberty's Edge

Carl, I loved Bricius background and love for the driad... I would have liked a more simbolic death, I seehim future, but yes he needs something abit more distinctive... this active going into the city to mark places and persons is a good begining...

I hope you pass, i loved the Lordly Pavillion... still myvotes are already given, and Bricius need a lot to make him better and unique


If he hates civilization, why does he use weapons made by man? It would make more sense for him to use his wildshape ability as his preferred attack form.

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32 aka Lord Fyre

<Redacted>

Let me just say that a vote for Bricius is a vote for . . . FREE BEER!!

Liberty's Edge

Well, you got my vote, if only because I love druids.


A reasonable idea, but not truly standout - which you have to get one of only four votes. It's difficult to see him as a truly long-lasting villain, either.


Some interesting bits you could have fleshed out more. Bricius grew UP in a logging town. Did anyone he know (family even) cut down the dryad and wolf? How was he not back in touch with anyone, or at least aware enough of loggers getting that deep into the forest near them?

The bit and the beginning were good ("changing you forever"), is he baleful polymorphing anyone in particular (you mention him picking out individuals)? Loggers? House builders? Farmers expanding settlements?

And how is he using his tricks and traps? A lot of the stuff available to a druid can be subtle, but a lot isn't. If he's focusing on cleansing the world one town at a time, if he's succeeding at all (a 9th level druid could do some damage, alright!) then there's at least one devastated town already. Or is he lashing out in every direction, lizardfolk as well?

On the flip side, how is extortion working for him? Not much he needs from civilization, so why not just kill someone? If he's trying to manipulate people into helping him, that adds a layer to him we don't hear about, if not, it's kind of a waste of his time.

Then there's leading lizardmen out to maraude, but the humans are the invaders? There'd have to be some pretty aggressive expansion on the human side to fit that view (I know he's a bit biased). His over reaction will be causing a LOT of backlash, from the PCs and up. How's that going to affect his plan if everyone starts gunning for him? How would other druids react to this?


Well, Bricius made the roll-off for my last vote, but did not win it. The description of Bricius seems solid to me, and I have a limited feel for what he is about, but as I said in my previous post, I think for someone with the nickname/title 'The Wrath of the Forest', he maybe could do with being another level or two higher.
I certainly would have liked to have known more about his recent and current activities. If all the other entries had remained the same, but you had made a little more effort in these departments, Bricius would have had a good chance of getting my fourth vote on merit.


Lord Fyre wrote:

<Redacted>

Let me just say that a vote for Bricius is a vote for . . . FREE BEER!!

Just in time for the Superbowl. What kind?

Seriously, though, Bricius doesnt seem to be getting much love, and I think part of that is because he's not flashy or "gonzo", whatever that means (aside from the Muppets, this is the only place I've heard that word). For my part, Bricius is in my top 8. I don't know if he will get my vote yet. I'm going to sleep on it.

Single classed humans CAN be villans. In fact, they might even make up the majority of villans. Not every villan needs to be a multiclassed feindish half-breed monster. However, I think you would have gotten more praise if there was at least 1 thing "special" about him. Forests are overdone. Perhaps placing him in a different type of terrain would have appealed to more voters. Most druids (and rangers) players encounter are from forests. Maybe Bricius could have been the druid of a desert oasis, and Anthia was the spring's Nixie. He could spread disease by infecting a city's only water supply for miles around. Instead of Lizardmen (which are also overdone), you could use Lamia. Whatever the change, I think it would be a good idea if at least one feature of the villan was out of the ordinary.

I don't think it's a bad entry, just sort of common. There are certianly others I disliked more, and that's why you are in the top 8 for me. I just dont know if you are getting my vote...

Now, about that beer...

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32 aka Lord Fyre

Hands both Gark the Goblin and Charles Evens a beer!


Carl Flaherty wrote:
Hands both Gark the Goblin and Charles Evens a beer!

Hands beer back.

Sorry, but I do not deserve it. As I said, he made the last six for my final vote, but ended up losing out in a roll-off.
Hope to see his stat block anyway, though.

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32 aka Lord Fyre

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Hands both Gark the Goblin and Charles Evens a beer!

Hands beer back.

Sorry, but I do not deserve it. As I said, he made the last six for my final vote, but ended up losing out in a roll-off.
Hope to see his stat block anyway, though.

Take the beer anyway. (I do not expect to make the final cut at this rate. :( )


Carl Flaherty wrote:
Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Carl Flaherty wrote:
Hands both Gark the Goblin and Charles Evens a beer!

Hands beer back.

Sorry, but I do not deserve it. As I said, he made the last six for my final vote, but ended up losing out in a roll-off.
Hope to see his stat block anyway, though.
Take the beer anyway. (I do not expect to make the final cut at this rate. :( )

As with Veddic, I think the focus of the entry was in the wrong place... :(

However, we will see tomorrow, when the results are announced. :-?
And thank-you for the beer. :D

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32 aka Lord Fyre

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Carl Flaherty wrote:
Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Carl Flaherty wrote:
Hands both Gark the Goblin and Charles Evens a beer!

Hands beer back.

Sorry, but I do not deserve it. As I said, he made the last six for my final vote, but ended up losing out in a roll-off.
Hope to see his stat block anyway, though.
Take the beer anyway. (I do not expect to make the final cut at this rate. :( )

As with Veddic, I think the focus of the entry was in the wrong place... :(

However, we will see tomorrow, when the results are announced. :-?

That and I think that I got caught, unknowingly, with an "overused" villain concept. (a.k.a., the "angry druid.")

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32 aka Lord Fyre

Zombieneighbours wrote:
It might be my own love of nature and myth, but i think i have to go a step further than the judges. Not only is he no villain; Bricius is an Anti-hero.
Now that I can respond, I can't understand how Bricius is not a villain.
  • His first choice of actions is murder.
  • He can, and will, kill indiscriminately through spreading both diseases and poisons, and
  • He will destroy structures without regard of who is harmed or killed by that action.

In any event, the definition of "villain" given for the contest is someone who "opposes" the Player Characters (and thus does not have to be EVIL). Vile Villain or Anti-Hero, if the players are caught in the middle of one of his schemes/attacks, they will definitely end up opposing Bricius.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 32 aka Gamer Girrl

From the Oxford American Dictionary:

Anti-Hero: A hero of an unconventional type in a novel, etc.

So I have to agree with the wonder at calling anyone that choses murder as their first choice an "anti-hero"


Carl:
Sorry Bricius didn't make it. Since Paizo are not releasing the figures, we will not know how close it was in the end.

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32 aka Lord Fyre

Charles Evans 25 wrote:

Carl:

Sorry Bricius didn't make it. Since Paizo are not releasing the figures, we will not know how close it was in the end.

Worry not.

If Paizo chooses to do an RPG Superstar again next year, be assured that I will take what I have learned from this year and that I will try again.

After all, part of being a freelance writer is being able to make the most of a "rejection."

(Not that getting past round 1 is as easy as it sounds. :D )

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32 aka Lord Fyre

Lord Fyre wrote:

Bricius, The Wrath of the Forest

male human druid 9

Description: Growing up in Bellis, an Andoren logging town, Bricius became hopelessly lost in the Verudan Forest shortly after his thirteenth birthday.

Oh, by the way, I am glad no one called me on it.

The correct spelling is "Verduran" from Page 61 of the Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting. :)

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Sorry, man. Better luck next year.

And isn't it Andoran? ;)

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32 aka Lord Fyre

roguerouge wrote:

Sorry, man. Better luck next year.

And isn't it Andoran? ;)

Yes, I think so.

But page 63 of the Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting uses the "Andoren" spelling in the regional feat description. :/ It seems to flip back and forth.

Liberty's Edge

I supose the country is Andoran, and referring topeople and places is like saying andoren forest

like saying Taldor and Taldan


Lord Fyre wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:

Bricius, The Wrath of the Forest

male human druid 9

Description: Growing up in Bellis, an Andoren logging town, Bricius became hopelessly lost in the Verudan Forest shortly after his thirteenth birthday.

Oh, by the way, I am glad no one called me on it.

The correct spelling is "Verduran" from Page 61 of the Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting. :)

Or, you invented a new forest.... :D

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