Yes, she could cover her eyes. But then... is it not kind of difficult to trust and thus love someone if you never see their eyes?Rath Darkblade wrote: ↑Wed May 06, 2020 5:41 amNow for the seductress questions:
1. How would she be a seductress? Well, why not? She can hide the petrifying gaze with a veil or hood, right?
2. Why SHOULD she be a seductress? She's living in a cave with her memories, alone, for who knows how long. Why shouldn't she want some friendship - or companionship - or even more?
Oh, I am all about breaking the norms of the Monster Manual. I even did a character background for someone who wanted a "Medusa" for a mother (that I posted in these forums from the OotS forums).Rath Darkblade wrote: ↑Wed May 06, 2020 5:41 amYes, she's a D&D monster. But does she have to be evil? Perhaps, through her long confinement, she's learned to overcome her Monstrous Manual "evil" nature. (Think of, say, the dragon Paarthurnax in Skyrim). She knows she can't get close enough to other people for romance, but if she takes enough precautions ... maybe she can make friends - real friends, even!
Just like right now - in the work D&D game - the party is currently working for a good (if not, a tad bit crazy) goblin. And in D&D they're listed as evil.
To me, any thinking humanoid has the potential to be good or evil - just look at our world today. There's both good and evil in humans. Why can't there be good and evil in orcs, goblins, dragons, etc.
Thanks. I think the symbol on the shield photoshop is a little more obvious - but I used texture effects and shading to try to make it less obvious.
Yeah. I rarely play my monsters as intelligent. Normally I do the attack until they die. But with this adventure - I've had the Drow retreat (one when the battle was going poorly, to fetch other Drow), and one (once the Priestess confirmed that the prisoner was dead), even had the Gnoll boss try to run (but the party has some serious distance attacks). I rarely play my "monsters" as being intelligent enough to flee.
Hah! You literally in your post mentioned breaking away from the stereotype of the Monster Manual!
See above for what I said about humanoids being good and evil. lol
LOL! Well Adrian found the map (poor Paladin has had a horrible set of rolls since going into the mountain). It's become a joke that his helmet is impeding his vision. Can't make a Perception check to save his life.Rath Darkblade wrote: ↑Wed May 06, 2020 5:41 amAs for the attacking gnolls ... maybe someone in the party (if they had a bard) could recite a dirge for him. "Alas, poor gnoll boss. I knew him, Sephrenia - a gnoll of infinite strength--"
Morsus: That will do, lad. He weren't that strong.
Bard: He almost escaped us, Morsus. I didn't think he did that badly.
Don: (interrupts) Um, maybe it's best not to quibble at this point? Here's the map he had. Where do you all want to go?
What do you think?