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Posted by: Erico on Sep 2, 2010 at 10:28:01 AM
And now, as promised, here's a snippet of a thing I wrote for my players to highlight how awesome their intended foe truly was...and how truly frightening in ability. Keeping with my previous post, in where I discussed what makes a memorable villain, the villain presented here is perhaps one of my most memorable.
His name is the Grey Shadow, and he's an assassin of the highest order, a fearful whisper in the darkness of night. His trademark: Every kill of his is beheaded, and the head is never found. His mantra: Do it with style.
The BorderCity of Baraden
Istus, Continent of Ashra
Baraden didn’t exist on the maps of Ashra; it was a township held only in rumor, preserved in secrecy. Of course, that had everything to...
Posted by: Erico on Sep 1, 2010 at 01:11:34 PM
We adore our villains. Evil as they may be, we love to hate them. More importantly, we love going up against them. Why, it's part and partial of the player mentality! We love a good challenge, after all, and a big bad who makes the world tremble in their wake can make a very good one.
Examples abound in the common thought market. Darth Vader (IV and V) is a shining example, for his ominous appearance, unstoppable power, and outright confidence. There's Professor Moriarty, the original Genius Brain and Mad Scientist, who did battle with his own nemesis in the sphere of thought and riddles. The Joker, who for all his madness, only ever wanted to get a laugh out of Batman. And of course, the more sinister ones from horror movies. (If you haven't caught on yet, I'm not a big horror movie...