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IcyTea31

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Re: Dungeons & Dragons / PNP games thread: The Barren Snowflake Wastes
« Reply #8295 on: August 03, 2020, 09:53:59 pm »

Being a rakshasa, Pigeon Pilate may be difficult to permanently defeat if the PCs don't have any planar travel ability. Watch as they kill him once, only to be ambushed by him a month later.
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons / PNP games thread: The Barren Snowflake Wastes
« Reply #8296 on: August 03, 2020, 10:31:11 pm »

The invisible cloak could actually be useful, since you could use it to deflect small missiles, etc-- with "seemingly nothing".

Likewise, could be wrapped around one's face as an invisible dust mask, etc. 

If it got wet, it could be quite entertaining as a makeshift improvised weapon. (whip type.)

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« Reply #8297 on: August 04, 2020, 03:28:48 am »

Demands to be shown a human quality it has never seen before; and it must be transcendent in nature.

Tentacle hentai.

This is not the time to bring up cat girls!
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons / PNP games thread: The Barren Snowflake Wastes
« Reply #8298 on: August 04, 2020, 03:38:01 am »

Demands to be shown a human quality it has never seen before; and it must be transcendent in nature.

Tentacle hentai.

This is not the time to bring up cat girls!

I would remind that a supernatural entity with endless free time, has surely some analogous view about Internet Rule 34.  Thus, if your answer is "porn", you likely lose. 

It does not matter how novel the porn is, that sphinx has already seen it, and is not impressed.
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons / PNP games thread: The Barren Snowflake Wastes
« Reply #8299 on: August 04, 2020, 06:34:00 am »

Being a rakshasa, Pigeon Pilate may be difficult to permanently defeat if the PCs don't have any planar travel ability. Watch as they kill him once, only to be ambushed by him a month later.
Seems fitting too, I think Pigeon Pilate seems like one of the sins most likely to have others fight its battles for it. I like to imagine as well that Pigeon Pilate will attack players in other ways, like trying to get an entire city to deny them basic services

(Left to right)

1. Envy, the Poultergoose. Always coveting, always eyeing up whatever lies in reach, the dreaded poultergoose is driven by the eternal impulse to take what belongs to others. Unable to hold onto anything for too long, its ill-gotten proceeds falling through its ghostly feathered clutches, it is never satiated, always searching... Beware the green honk in the night.

2. Wrath, the Black Swan. Once a champion of the virtuous birds, the Black Swan fell to the Seven Breadly Sins after breaking the arms of multiple innocent children. Consumed by their rage, the Black Swan became the incarnation of wrath, breaking the arms of everyone everywhere. Wherever she goes, anger erupts throughout the land - brother set upon brother, sister upon sister, with every quarrel a feud, every feud a blood feud, until the ponds run red with the blood of the dead.

3. Sloth, the Duch. Milling around in their pond, the Duch was once an innocent Duck until they were fed the first malnutritious and deadly breadly sin. Consumed by the necrotic energies of a food no bird was meant to eat, the Duck became the Duch, an undead monstrosity that summons bread golems to see to its every need. Despite being the oldest breadly sin, the Duch has not accomplished much - preferring to set soporific sloth upon all of his foes with comfy constriction.

4. Lust, the Suggoosebus. When the heavens ordained that geese should be the noble exemplars of chastity and monogamy, the heavens saw that it was good. One fateful goose however, politely disagreed. In open rebellion against the heavenly order, the Suggoosebus was formed from the knowing consumption of a breadly sin. Though not the most lethal of sins, the Suggosebus is one of the most powerful - Wherever the Suggoosebus goes, extramarital handholding follows, the harbinger of the discord and strife yet to come.

5. Greed, A.K.A. Mr. Magman.  The Magpie was always the most intelligent of the birds, and indeed of the whole animal Kingdom. The Magpie used his foresight and intelligence to spread good luck and good fortune throughout the land, until he happened upon a piece of the Seven Breadly Sins. Corrupted by its shiny power, the Magpie became the enigmatic Mr. Magman, a well-dressed purveyor of all things yet to see hostile acquisition. After all, it's just business, and he's making a killing.

6.  Pride, the Pigeon Pilate. It is unclear whether Pigeon Pilate is his name or his title, for status and identity have become one and the same for Pigeon Pilate. Once the most humble of all the birds, Pigeon Pilate was invigorated by the breadly sin to become the greatest of all birds, to suffer no strike with impunity nor insult without overwhelming retaliation. Pigeon Pilate has been busy at work in the machinations of courts, businesses and governments everywhere, manipulating the proceeds of the mortal and immortal realms to rise above the limits of the skies. Many a time Pigeon Pilate has been slain, only to be located weeks later at another location - sometimes multiple locations at once. How this is achieved, none but Pigeon Pilate know.

7.  Gluttony, HERONYMOUS BOSS. She was a fisherbird once, a steward who tended to the rivers and waterways, maintaining a careful balance - the perfect image of temperance.
Until the fateful day she devoured one of the breadly sins. No change manifested at first, but the faint pangs of hunger that gripped her stomach were to become the portent of something far greater, far more fell and fearsome to behold. The breadly sin festered in her stomach, providing her no nutritional value at all. To compensate she devoured more, but still she hungered. Eventually she set to hunting day and night, hour by hour, but her only profit was to grow and exceed her diet, her hunt an endless exercise in rapturous famine. For the more she ate, the more she grew. The more she grew, the more she ate.
Beware the town gripped by riotous feasting, for they are already under the influence of HERONYMOUS BOSS, unwittingly fattening themselves for the gruesome harvest coming over the horizon.



Gandervamp, Count Duckula, Bansheep and the Salamancer are all going to be used for something else. All in all, I am satisfied with these 7. I think I'm going to pull a Pandora's box on them, where a normal magpie guides them to an artifact sword which just so happens to be containing the Seven Breadly Sins. Once they are unleashed it's a future campaign hook to reseal all the sins as they sow their seeds throughout the Empire

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Re: Dungeons & Dragons / PNP games thread: The Barren Snowflake Wastes
« Reply #8300 on: August 04, 2020, 06:40:09 am »

Will count duckula have a brawny chicken nanny, and a greasy buzzard for a butler? (blunderingly incompetent, and acidically dry, respectively?)
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Obviously not Australian, or else you'd have Wrath as a magpie and Gluttony as a bin-chicken.
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Emus would be Pride
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