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    Orc in the Playground
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    I'm looking at making an extended encounter based on the old Wicker Man movie (Christopher Lee not Nicholas Cage). But the flick itself while great with suspense is more than a little lite on action. Also, many of the tricks in the film depend on the protagonist being alone, so a team puts a crimp in that. Plus, when the worshipers decide to make the sacrifice, its easier when he's an unarmed bobby vs an 8th level pyromancer.

    Any body want to venture into this mess, or able to point to a source of something similar. Obviously the end combat will have to include the titular monster.

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    I would like the opposite approach, really. A group of low-level druids (one multiclassed with aristocrat and looking really hot ) try to enact the steps to an important ritual that will allow the crops to grow again. This involves subtly getting a Vow of Chastity paladin NPC to the place where he must be sacrificed, without him realizing it...

    But back on topic; maybe the PCs need to find the paladin, but hear from his squire that he is out investigating something. They retrace his steps, fight low-level druids and fey along the way trying to cover up the tracks, and end up at the sacrifice ceremony. There, they need to take out the druid leader before the paladin has burnt to death, i.e. there is a time limit to that battle.

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    Default Re: Wicker Man based adventure (not the remake)

    The remake? So, no bees then?

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    Default Re: Wicker Man based adventure (not the remake)

    Or bear suits?
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Or bear suits?
    I don't know about bear suits. Those would be kind of...unBEARable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauther View Post
    I'm looking at making an extended encounter based on the old Wicker Man movie (Christopher Lee not Nicholas Cage). But the flick itself while great with suspense is more than a little lite on action. Also, many of the tricks in the film depend on the protagonist being alone, so a team puts a crimp in that. Plus, when the worshipers decide to make the sacrifice, its easier when he's an unarmed bobby vs an 8th level pyromancer.

    Any body want to venture into this mess, or able to point to a source of something similar. Obviously the end combat will have to include the titular monster.
    Huh, Monster ?
    All Comicshorse's posts come with the advisor : This is just my opinion any difficulties arising from implementing my ideas are your own problem

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    Orc in the Playground
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    Default Re: Wicker Man based adventure (not the remake)

    a wickerman is also a druidic construct from the Fiend Folio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Epic View Post
    I don't know about bear suits. Those would be kind of...unBEARable.
    Ugh, bear puns, those are always so ... ursinine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mafddawg View Post
    Ugh, bear puns, those are always so ... ursinine.
    They do have a tendency to polarize threads quickly.



    OT...yeah,I got nothing. Sadly, I've never seen the Christopher Lee version.
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Sadly, I've never seen the Christopher Lee version.
    BLASPHEMY!! I demand you rectify this immediately

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    Quote Originally Posted by mafddawg View Post
    Ugh, bear puns, those are always so ... ursinine.
    Just be glad they weren't a bear warrior, otherwise at level 10 these puns would be dire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analysis View Post
    I would like the opposite approach, really. A group of low-level druids (one multiclassed with aristocrat and looking really hot ) try to enact the steps to an important ritual that will allow the crops to grow again. This involves subtly getting a Vow of Chastity paladin NPC to the place where he must be sacrificed, without him realizing it...
    I actually second this. Seems like a cool departure from "find out what the evil cult is up to" trope.

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    Default Re: Wicker Man based adventure (not the remake)

    Why not base it on a remake? Combat encounters with giant bees would work great for adding a bit more action to the story.

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