Robots – 1, Organics – 0
The Machine. A testament to engineering and ingenuity. Artificial life taken to the next form! Whatever the case may be, these constructs are forged from a truly advanced form of artifice. Many are made through a high technology not unlike many forms of magic. Some are even crafted through rare forms of magical infusion. These constructs are far more capable of thought that many predecessors. Beyond their elaborate programming, some prove more than capable of having souls. Such constructs truly achieve the joys of sentience.
Author’s Note: ROBOTS! I made a post many moons back, that I have since wanted to remake. Plus, here are a few more ideas I’ve tossed around for general science-fantasy robot fun! Plus, I decided to tie the Pathfinder settings(s) into Planescape/Spelljammer… for some reason. Since my schedule is limited this week from preparation for and volunteering for a fair, things are broken up into chunks. Expect more soon!
Beyond even the Great Wheel and known space, there are incredible creatures with equally incredible possibilities. Distant worlds and distant planes, both hold incredible secrets to ancient realms and alien beings. Some reach just beyond familiar material Crystal Spheres, while some are as incomprehensible and untouchable as the Far Realm.
Author’s Note: Let’s bring in some real science fantasy! This time, I’m reaching for Star Frontiers/Star*Drive/Dark*Matter for inspiration! For anyone familiar with either game, these monsters should be quite recognizable. As it is, the Yazirian already got its own set of stats… well, under its Spelljammer name. At some point, I might hope to bring the Star Frontiers aliens back as races. Though, I’m far from the first to think about that…
I’m going to have a slight change of pace. This one has been floating in the aether for a while now, if only because of a bunch of scattered memories tied to facebook posts from ages back. Well, digging a mix of scattered campaign notes, FB posts and then some. So, let’s dive into the past and observe the passage of time within what started as a small city and expanded into its own thing.
Deep within endless trenches of the oceanic depths lies a race of creatures guaranteed to strike terror into the souls of many a sailor. They’re given many names among seafarers – Sharkmen, Sea Devils, Sea Raiders, and countless others. Whether any of these detractor names hold any weight or accuracy is to be determined. However, anger and xenophobia is quite close to fact amongst the Sahuagin. Any fool who’d dare tread upon their territory is soon greeted by endless waves of relentless raiding parties; attacking crewmen, infiltrating ships, and sometimes destroying the ship piece by piece. Whether or not the attacks are deserved is up to whichever side of the raid you’re on!
Within their deep kingdoms, Suhuagin life is complex. These beings live under a strict caste system based on personal merit. Those capable of building, growing, and creating are on the top; while those who are less capable are largely ignored or sometimes relegated as parasites. Those in the middle are used as defenders against threats both aquatic and land dwelling. While some could argue that stealing from land beings goes against their meritocracy, they envision it as payment trespassing on properties where intruders are not wanted. However, there are many marked safe points where one can meet with a Sahuagin, in an effort to visit their underwater realm. Woe to any fool that doesn’t prepare for a dive through deep water and intense pressure.
Author’s Note: I was originally going to do this for just D&D 5, but one of my blog buddies encouraged me to open this option up to Pathfinder as well! And so, I am!
This goes out of the many folks on Tumblr who enjoyed my blog. I announced a while back that I’m not only moving my gaming blog, but also my main one as well. Well, that time has sadly arrived. That isn’t to say that I’ve left the site completely. While cross-posting isn’t the same, and it’ll take longer for me to get back to you, I’ll still be around. Furthermore, you can still view stuff via my Tumblr blog here.
As for WordPress readers? Thanks for checking out this humble little page. Besides some new stuff, I’m going to archive some older content from my previous blog for a while. This is much in the same vein as Necrotic Reviews and the “From the Vaults” posts. So, please stay tuned! More is always on the way.