Sunday, January 22, 2012

4 things cool FLAILSNAILS PCs should have

Strange Titles and Alternate Names
I try to do this in my Wessex reports. Òengus isn't just some magic-user, now he's Òengus the Somnomancer.  Philip of Luxembourg is also Philip the Black also Philip the Bloody.  Father Jack is The Drunkest Priest in Cornwall (no mean feat).  But it also can occur naturally, such as when Redwall the Thief became Boner the Pig.

Weird Friends
"You used to adventure with a psycho clown who played an accordian?  Me, too!  We looted a mummy's tomb together in the next universe over."  [proceed to get stinking drunk together]

Knickknacks from Other Dimensions
Even something as prosaic as a bucket of lard can be special when it comes when a distant world.

Something to Swear By
More players should pepper their in-character speech with their own custom battle-cries or bloody oaths. "By Crom!" "Demon dogs!" etc, etc.


  1. I would hope people call my PC the weird friend.

  2. "By Huron's Powdered Toast!"

  3. I definitely need to come up with something to swear by. Possibly crow related.

  4. 1. Abbador the Mutator

    2. Yeah, I know that psycho clown, too...

    3. Cross-dimensional crowbar

    4. I'll have to work this one into conversation on occasion: "Y'know, as I was saying to my harem girls before I left home..."

  5. Unrelated to this blog post, I feel I should offer you my thanks as I just started a new B/X campaign using your Wessex maps and the Anarchy as my sandbox. I created a bunch of my own NPCs and stuff, but the maps and time period were a huge help when I was pressed for time.

  6. Anonymous10:24 AM

    Fred the Dwarf defies your conventions!!!

    --Fred the Dwarf