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Old 06-20-2024, 03:45 PM   #741
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All the normal 'races' of fantasy are present, but they don't procreate sexually. Rather, they construct an effigy and 'breathe life' into it. And they are horrified by humans procreating "like animals".
"Ya mean, yer children be born by accident?! that would majorly mess up your society!"


This seems particularly suitable for dwarves, but elementals and spirits are a good fit too. Orcs work as well. Elves you've got to get right, but our elves are different, right?
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Old 06-20-2024, 10:38 PM   #742
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"Ya mean, yer children be born by accident?! that would majorly mess up your society!"


This seems particularly suitable for dwarves, but elementals and spirits are a good fit too. Orcs work as well. Elves you've got to get right, but our elves are different, right?
It's been used for Dwarves since 1978... RuneQuest... Gloranthan Dwarves (Mostali) are all animated by a master craftsman striking the rune of life in their heel.

I love that Gloranthan Elves are highly motile shrubberies...
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Old 06-21-2024, 12:39 PM   #743
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Probably been done but I don't recall seeing it on this list:

An age of hope

At last after five generations it looks like the prophesied hero who will reunite the fallen kingdom is about to arise and the forces of destiny are gathering to aid him.

Unfortunately at this point reality sets in. The prophet was basically just a random nobleman with severe head injuries and a taste for poetry. There are at least a dozen potential candidates most of them are flawed in one way or another, and even if one was less awful their appearance seems to have set the successor states on the path to war.

The PC's are a bunch of criminals and eccentrics blackmailed into aiding the least promising of the lot, the deposed ruler of one of the successor states; a vindictive, aging, and frankly delusional man child. Can the PC's succeed? Can they fail without facing death or humiliation?

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Old 06-22-2024, 07:44 AM   #744
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It's been used for Dwarves since 1978... RuneQuest... Gloranthan Dwarves (Mostali) are all animated by a master craftsman striking the rune of life in their heel.

I love that Gloranthan Elves are highly motile shrubberies...
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Old 07-01-2024, 02:22 PM   #745
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Body Hunters

Resurrection has some made people rash. Quite a lot of them, really. They go down into dungeons looking for treasure knowing that even if they die, their relatives, followers, or attorneys will pay to have them resurrected. Never mind that resurrection requires a body...

So that's where you come in. Rich Adventurers are getting themselves killed in Dungeons and someone needs to go get their bodies and bring them back so they can be resurrected. Or so that you can confirm they won't be resurrected and their money can go to their heirs. Or sometimes because they're undead and their relatives want their souls to move on.

At any rate, there's good money in the job, and this approach has some advantages. If the soul is still around, it makes a really good scout for the dungeon. Your clients usually pay. The church smiles on your work. And monsters respond a lot better to "We just want that body" than "We're hear to clear the dungeon!"

On the other hand, adventurers usually don't die in the easy spots of a dungeon...
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Old 07-01-2024, 06:04 PM   #746
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Nice. Makes a good adventure seed even if a GM didn't want to turn it into a entire campaign.
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