evil elemental

I’m DMing a game of Elemental Evil for my sister and her friends.

Me: You stand at the entrance to a large chamber. It appears empty, and you hear no noise coming from beyond the entrance where you stand. What order do you enter the room?

Sorcerer: What order do we enter? *makes eye contact across the table with the Ranger* I push him [The Bard] in first.

Me: Okay… make a strength check against his dex.

Sorcerer: *rolls a 17*

Bard: *rolls a 6* Goddammit.

Me: You push him into the room. As he stumbles forward a box of rocks falls on his head. You take *rolls dice* 12 points of damage.

The Bard: well that’s my max HP, so I’m out. *proceeds to be unconscious for the rest of the dungeon, sorcerer carrying him around on her back*

Underrated 4E-Original D&D Monsters!

While Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition had many flaws when it came to integrating narrative and gameplay; on some pretty fundamental levels; one advantage of the system was that the simplified monster-creation allowed for a dickton of really interesting brand-new monsters to appear in a small space.

Sadly, due to both a lack of art for many of them and a fundamentally fluff-lite narrative approach for most of its run, almost nobody remembers them.

And that’s what we’re here to talk about today, with the name, a brief description, and the book they come from! So, in no particular order:

Banderhobbs- A horrible vore-frog that lives in the plane of Shadows. They take people away to work in their horrible shadow-mines until they turn into more Banderhobbs! [Monster Manual 3, tho they did come back in 5e’s Volo’s Guide]

Dreambreath Dracoliches- Dragon liches who root their immortality in the plane of Dreams and generally look like something that should be painted on the side of a van [Draconomicon: Chromatics]

Star Spawn- Horrible eldritch monster-avatars of the Stars, summoned by a giant planet that got fucked up by spending too long in the Cthulhu-dimension passing in front of them. They have stats so you can fight the giant planet. [Monster Manuals 2 & 3]

Filth Hags- A type of hag who always comes accompanied by a son she made out of poop. Yes I know they just give it as nonspecific “filth,” but we all know it’s poop [The Book of Vile Darkness. Yes there was a 4e version.]

Accipitridae- A centipede-thing made of grave-dirt and bone, part of a series of undead monsters created from grave-detritus known as Dethritus. There is also the Offalian who is a snake-thing made out of guts. [Open Grave]

Voracia- A giant starfish that eats fairies. Made as one of the edition’s Abominations; giant living weapons designed to fight in the war between the Gods and the jotun-like elemental Primordials. [The Plane Above]

Astral Renders- Another abomination, this giant silver/gold blob monster that doesn’t just eat flesh, but also the barriers between dimensions. To teleport.  [The Plane Above]

Bonewretch Skeletons- Literal dead-baby skeletons [Open Grave]

Orium Dragons- Metallic dragons obsessed with ancient civilizations, their history and lore, and with an obsession with bringing said ancient civilizations back. They breathe acid which turns into snake-vapor monsters. Which then stay around to keep attacking you. [Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons]

Apocalypse Spells- The remnants of apocalyptically deadly/powerful spells that have gained sentience, like shards of the chains of a trapped god or colorless fire from a massive war-ending spell [Monster Manual 3]

Larval Snipers/Larval Assassins/Larval Warmasters- Variants on the basic worm-that-walks monster including snipers made of wasps, assassins made of centipedes, and warlords made of beetles [Open Grave]

Chillfire Destroyers- 4e had this thing where they condensed the Elemental Planes into one big Elemental Chaos, and one of the byproducts of that was that all the elementals (at least at first) were combinations of elements. The Chillfire Destroyer; which is literally an elemental made of ice with fire inside; was one of the cooler; more iconic (In my eyes at least) manifestations of the idea. [Monster Manual 2]

Dragonscale Sloughs- Piles of dead skin and shed scales from dragons that’ve come to undead life. The dragon doesn’t even have to be dead for it to happen, as it mentions they tend to form naturally in the lairs of elder dragons [Open Grave]

Consumptive Swarm- A “demon” that’s actually a swarm of Slaad/chaos-frog larvae mutated into demons by the energy from shard of evil that formed The Abyss (Basically Chaotic Evil Hell). There’s also versions for Efreet and Djinn and a weird thing called a Writhing Crag supposedly made from Ropers and Xorn with a great design and the ability to embed you in stone. [The Plane Below]

Unrisen- People who came back very, very wrong after a Raise Dead spell. You know Pet Sematery? It’s basically Pet Sematery. [Open Grave]

Swarmtongue Worms- While the old gold-coin-mimicking Hoard Scarab came back, they also added another parasite for draconic hordes, grotesque stomachlike wormy-tongued parasites the size of a dwarf. They come in multi-headed versions called Swarmtongue Hydras and are implied to be either relatives of Carrion Crawlers or the result of what happens when the parasites feeding on a dead dragon’s body get bathed in energy from the Cthulhu dimension [Draconomicon: Chromatic]

Dragonclaw Swarms- An “advanced” version of the Crawling Claw enemy that is literally hundreds of severed dragon feet coming to attack you. D&D is silly sometimes [Open Grave]

Quom- Bald-headed two-faced people who were pretty chill until their goddess got exploded by the God/Primordial war. Now they’re searching for all the shards of their Goddess, which is a problem given how many of those have wormed their way into magic weapons or sometimes even people. [The PlaneAbove]

Flesh Cults- One of the coolest new ideas that got only one entry, they’re basically a cult not dedicated to immortality like most undead cults but rather to ˆephemerality, being in the here and the now and that everything ends eventually, with their rituals giving themselves regeneration that makes too much flesh, with it being described as a “perpetual cascade of flesh and organs,” which they then use as weapons and reanimate as temporary quickly-decaying undead servants. Because waste not want not I suppose [Open Grave]

Oubliviae- A new demon lord who looks bland at first, basically a pretty lady with an HR Geiger-armor-body, but her backstory is fascinating. Basically she is the lord of the end of all civilizations; with her layer made from a platonic “perfect” city that she ruined to turn into a reflection of the ruins of every civilization there ever was or will be; and she’s implied to come directly from the Shard of Evil at the heart of the Abyss rather than just being mutated Primordials/other creatures like the rest of the Demon Lords [Demonomicon]

Solkara- One of the few Primordials statted up that isn’t an Elder Elemental Evil with a new coat of paint, she’s suitably honked-up looking; given she’s a humanoid eel-monster with amongst other things three arms attached to two torsos connected at the shoulder and hips, which have two necks that connect to a singular four-eyestalked head. She’s stuck in an iceberg and really, really wants out. [The Plane Below]

This probably isn’t near all of them, so if I missed some, please tell me!

Man I ‘d love to see @bogleech do an article on some of these…

Steven Universe Fandom and Other Cartoon Shows Fandom Right Now

Adventure Time Mini-Series: Elements, Samurai Jack Season 5, Rick and Morty, We Bare Bears, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Star vs The Forces of Evil Fandom

Originally posted by the-doctor-9-10

Steven Universe

Originally posted by enattendantleprincecharmant

In all seriousness, Steven Universe Season 4 hasn’t been interesting to me while other shows that I mention has :/ 

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STORM CLASS: STORM EYE
Risk Assessment Score 1: Nonaggressive, low risk to humans. Avoidance recommended but not strictly necessary.

Spending the vast majority of their lives in the upper altitudes, it’s rare for storm eyes to have any interaction with humans. Relatively little is known about these ghosts or their origins and they seem to have little purpose beyond their passive existence. They spend their lives keeping themselves aloft with broad wings, constantly seeking out air currents to keep them in motion. For this reason they seem to gravitate towards storms, and are typically found in the company of other Hurricane Class ghosts due to the constant winds and weather they provide. The source and purpose of the bright beam that emanates from their single “eye” is unknown, though the more superstitious tout them as heralds of the end of life on Earth.

(description edited and expanded by @medikalemergency)

Overwatch characters with D&D classes, subclasses from basic player's handbook, races, subraces , and alignments:

I will use a few commonly used custom races like half elemental and warforged as well as a few common custom classes like gunslinger and artificer.

Also I will try to only use human occasionally if nothing else really fits. And I’ll try to include a short description of why I picked the race/if they’re half elf detailing how the choose you’re own ability increase is assigned.

Anyway hope you enjoy.
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OFFENSE:

Genji:
Nuetral good
Warforged (I know he’s a cyborg but most of him is robotic so I’m counting him as warforged)
Way of shadow monk/Assassin rogue

McCree:
Chaotic good
Half elf (for bonus CHA and points into probably STR and DEX)
Gunslinger

Soldier 76:
Chaotic good
Half elemental (because he’s biologically enhanced. Not sure which subrace he’d be though.)
Champion fighter

Sombra:
Chaotic neutral
Half elf (bonus CHA with points into DEX and INT)
arcane trickster rogue

Pharah:
Lawful good
air half elemental (for pretty obvious reasons)
draconic bloodline sorcerer (with multiple feats put into armor and weapon proficiency gains)


Reaper:
Chaotic evil
Fire half elemental (to partially explain his abilities colors and because he was part of the same program as soldier 76)
eldritch knight fighter

Tracer:
Chaotic good
Half elf (for bonus CHA and points into DEX and WIS)
Conjuration wizard
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DEFENCE:

Torbjörn:
Chaotic good
Mountain dwarf (yeah you knew this was coming)
Artificer (with feats into weapon and armor proficiencies)

Widowmaker:
Lawful evil
High elf (intelligence and DEX boost would make sense for her)
Hunter ranger

Hanzo:
Neutral
Half elemental (again I don’t know what subrace air? Fire? Water? Earth is the only one I think I can rule out.)
Beast master ranger

Bastion:
Neutral/Chaotic good
Warforged (no explanation necessary)
Battle master fighter with one or two levels into druid

Junkrat:
Chaotic evil
Fire half elemental (because he’s always on fire and never hurt by it)
Evocation wizard/Fiend warlock

Mei:
Neutral good (I’m going by their in lore personalities not in game play styles)
Stout halfling (I know she’s much taller than halfling height but otherwise I think it fits)
Circle of the land arctic circle druid
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TANK:

Reinhardt:
Lawful good
Goliath (he’s enormous and the STR and CON increases make sense for him)
Oath of vengeance paladin

Zarya:
Lawful neutral
Goliath (same reasons as Reinhardt)
Oath of vengeance paladin

Orisa:
Lawful good
Warforged (again no need to explain why)
War domain eldritch knight fighter (with a heavy focus on abjuration rather than evocation)

D.va
Neutral good
Half elf (CHA increase because she is able to have a very successful streaming career with points into DEX and INT/WIS the DEX is necessary for fast reaction time and INT/WIS for in game skill)
Maybe a specialized artificer with a shield guardian made into a mech? I honestly don’t know

Roadhog:
Chaotic evil
Orc (maybe half orc, I’m not sure)
Berserker barbarian

Winston:
Lawful good
Bugbear (closest thing to gorilla we’ve got)
Abjuration wizard maybe?
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SUPPORT:

Ana:
Chaotic good
Human (nothing else I could think of really fits)
Hunter ranger

Mercy:
Lawful good
High elf (seems like an ok fit with the plus to INT)
Life domain cleric

Lucio:
Chaotic good
Human (again nothing else I could think of fits that well)
Valor bard

Zenyatta:
Lawful good
Warforged (sorry I know all the omnics are warforged but robots are still robots in D&D)
Open palm monk

Symmetra:
Lawful neutral
High elf (falls into high elf arrogance and INT increase)
Artificer

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#28 | my new edit
|| “You had all that power. Now it’s my turn! Aj, what am I saying? Nothing I don’t already feel! ”
“ Yes, yes. Embrace the power! ”
“ I can’t control it. I don’t wan’t to control it! I should’ve been the Green Ninja! ”

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The party approaches the moathouse near the Village of Hommlet (AC5: Player Character Record Sheets, TSR, 1984, featuring artwork originally proposed for AD&D module T1-4: The Temple of Elemental Evil)

kvothe-kingkiller  asked:

about the nicholas sparks thing, i agree his books are bad and terrible and heteronormative and all that but what makes them not romance? Are they not just... terrible romance? (I'm not defending that they are romance, I'm just wondering what makes them non-romance other than the fact that theyre terrible)

They are books which contain romantic elements, but are not considered a part of the Romance Genre because Romance as a genre must end Happy. As in “and they lived happily ever after” or at the very least “who knew what the future held but for now they were happy”.

It’s like how when you read a sci-fi book, you expect if not a jet pack, then the in world equivalent of a jet pack. Or how fantasy should have a good vs evil fight with fantastical elements. You go into genres expecting certain outcomes. Romance is no different.

There’s been a recent increase in edgelords coming into our genre trying to make it “real” by inserting misery and or “love isn’t real, snowflakes” gotchas at the end, then getting pissed off when a bunch of us Romance readers leave reviews stating it was falsely advertised (and usually mediocre) as a romance when what is usually is is speculative fiction with romantic elements, and we want our money back please.

Nicholas Sparks is one of them. He’s realized that Romance is a genre that makes bank and wants to get in on it. But can’t quite bring himself to not be a miserable fuck and “lower” his standards to writing happy endings. or y’know, anything not patronizing, steeped in misery porn or just plain fucking awful.