Pete took out a bunch of his old D&D books, here are some relevant quotes:
I’m paraphrasing, here, “He was winning the war in the Abyss against Orcus and Demogorgon when he was summoned by a mighty magic-user and pulled to the prime material plane. Cool. That fits right into the game we’re in.”
“Graz’zt is the handsomest of the demon rulers, at least by human standards. He appears as a huge, good-looking man, although his skin is shining black and his eyes are glowing green. Graz’zt is six fingered and six toed.”
The 3.0 Manual of the Planes is a nifty book. I especially like the 3-line descriptions of each plane:
“It is an infinity of clutching horror.
It is home to demons.
It is where morality crumbles and ethics perish.”
In which characters are burned and the Forgotten Realms are perused.
In which the use of different Burning Wheel magic systems is discussed.
In which the beholder crime lord is burned up using the Monster Burner’s methods.
In which the first game is played and one belief in particular is challenged.
In which an elven lady is sent to spy on the Zhentarim and the Deep 6 kick down some doors and kick some ass.
In which a totally separate game is played at a con, in an alternate Realms with different players.
In which the assassins are captured and an Iron Rose is forged.
In which gnolls are burned up using the Monster Burner’s methods.
In which the Mere of Dead Men is traversed and a burning artifact of great power is claimed by the Deep Six’s leader.
In which the Blackstaff is burned up using the Monster Burner’s methods.
In which gnolls are slaughtered by the bushel, a Red Wizard is killed, a dwarf is choked and an elf is scarred.
General questions and discussions on the Realms or whatever are fine if folks feel like commenting.
We already burned up the Beholder Crimelord
and this week is Khelben “Blackstaff” Arunsun (along with the rough idea for a trait called the Elminster Dick Move Contingency Evasion Spell).
I reckon I will, with the help of Aaron, Pete and the BW forum crew, burn up one Forgotten Realms toy a week. Sometimes it will be something that will be in the mix of the very next adventure. Sometimes it’ll just be something I want in my hip pocket for later.
I am scared to make Klauth aka Old Snarl aka the Great Wyrm of the North:
Realms Dragons are just too damned powerful. They are the Dragon out of the Monster Burner only worse and having seen players fight that Dragon, that scares ten kindsa shit out of me. Burning him up is going to be an interesting exercise. Yeah, he’s on the list of things to burn up, along with Obould and Elminster.
At some point I will post up Mirt the Moneylender and Peirgeiron Paladinson, who I burned up easily thanks to the Online Character Burner. If anyone is really geeked out to see stuff, drop me a line and I can share the Harper’s Tome with ya, which is the google doc where I keep my NPC’s and game notes.