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Raxon

Raxon




10th Oct 2018, 1:04 AM

Oh! Story time is about decide!

I have a fighter/knight who's styled as a Samurai.(because the actual samurai class I found rules for sucks so badly.) He's a god killer. He has three lesser deities under his belt. We are basically talking about weak, minor deities who have gone mad after nobody prayed to them anymore, and they have no more followers.

House setting. If a god loses all their followers, they begin to go mad as they starve, for lack of a better term. From there, they become corrupted, malformed,fallen gods.

So yes. In his backstory, he has slain two. Twin wolves, deities of a river. Oh, there's gods friggin everywhere. It's like fantasy Japan, but in D&D.

The one he slew in game was a protector of children's dreams. His followers were wiped out in a fire, so he was forgotten. When we found him, he had begun tormenting children, the way kids will torment a cat. Throwing rocks, dumping foul stuff on them, tying cord around their necks, chopping off ears or noses, poking out eyes, psychopath stuff.

So, I and the group came across him laughing, and he showed us an unconscious kid. He puts the kids to sleep, and has them dream wonderful things, and he eats all their good dreams, and leaves only, and I quote,"'nam flashbacks, but with Uncle Jim's windowless van and a variety of corncobs rolled in glass". Seriously. Our DM is good at painting fucked up vivid mental pictures. And he does it rarely, so it's a big WTF moment when it happens, not the atrocity of the week.

Well, the corrupted good holds up the kid, nose cut off, and hands turning blue because of the cords he tied tightly on the arms. "Isn't he so beautiful now? I make children happy. He'll be happy now."

Yeah, we could not let this guy go free. Well, we went into combat. He wasn't very strong, but it was tricky to get him to drop the kid. After maybe six rounds of combat, I delivered the killing blow.

We did not, in fact, get to be heroes, because nobody believed that we killed a corrupted god. They're rare and most people have never seen one, after all. The local gods knew, however, and at least convinced the people to leave us alone.

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Halosty45

Halosty45




10th Oct 2018, 2:30 PM

Killing demigods and lesser deities is great and fun... but anyone who thinks they can kill greater deities doesn't really understand how the deity rules work.
Now, the builds in Deities and Demigods are poorly optimized. Even so, they are sufficient for any setting that doesn't have a large number of high level epic characters (30+).
Of course, people have come up with all sorts of god killing builds. They lay out their build, plan their battle strategy starting with "On my first turn-"
And that is where they are wrong. You don't get a first turn. Ok, fine, some of the deities are still pushovers, but many of them actually just win initiative (You have a +150000 to initative? Well, you lose initative.) and then can target any number of people within, say... 16+ miles. And kill them. Possibly without a save or the ability to be resurrected.
Heck, even Kurtulmak, the god of kobolds, can wipe out a party (of any size) if he just remembers he has abilities.

Taking a step back though... at the center of the outlands a reasonably built fighter can kill pretty much any deity because they don't get to deity there.

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Raxon

Raxon




10th Oct 2018, 2:40 PM

The main thing was that gods in that setting were huge dicks to each other. See, they're all in competition with each other for followers. So if one or two of the other local gods' followings dies, then there's more for everyone else.

Who cares that they tend to become malevolent things that prey on humans? That just means everyone else's followers will have to pray extra hard for protection.

That's not the attitude of all gods, but most of them, apparently.

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Guest




10th Oct 2018, 4:44 PM

Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of #laughingfullcaster. If I haven’t killed a greater deity by level 20 I’m disgracing the honor of Raistlin-senpai

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Guest




10th Oct 2018, 4:21 PM

Well there was the time I Giga Slaved Yig, Father of Serpents, in a Call of Cthulhu game. Through the powers of being a crazy bastard with a crazy bastard of a DM, I created a spell that summoned, then immediately banished Azathoth. Anyone who knows anything about the Cthulhu Mythos ought to know that is a terrible idea.

So due to a massive drum solo of fuckups on the party’s party, Yig was about return to full power and conquer earth for sneks. Now no way am I accepting that, so “darkness beyond blackest pitch” and all that. Killed Yig instantly. As well as about 90% of all life on earth, aaaand I may have either mutated and/or driven insane the remaining 10%. Also dropping the Primordial Chaos on our planet freaked the Mi-Go out, so now the scattered remnants of humanity were at war with them.

I maaaay have resolved that war by dropping a second Giga Slave on Pluto, aaaand consequently annihilating everything in our solar system past Saturn. And my reckless use of the Cosmic Core maaaay have accidentally triggered the remainder of humanity’s evolution into a race of psychic super beings (think Emperor-lite, most of the power with half the calories).

Also I might have possibly used the spell a third time in Hastur’s realm, lost control of it, and accidentally a whole galactic supercluster, buuuut new superpsychic humanity was able to get out of the blast radius while all the Old Ones trapped on earth were not, so I consider that a win

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Solokov




11th Oct 2018, 1:19 AM

Which emperor? God Emperor of Dune, or God Emperor of Mankind?

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Guest




11th Oct 2018, 8:38 AM

God Emperor of Mankind. Imagine about 10,000 of those fuckers running around

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DeadpanSal




10th Oct 2018, 1:34 AM

Years later:
"The mermaid princess leads you to the royal court and introduces you to her father Poseidon."
Luke: "Awww yeah I been waiting years for this one!"

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animalia

animalia




10th Oct 2018, 3:43 AM

No the mermaid princess IS POISDEN you are thinking of Neptune.

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DeadpanSal




11th Oct 2018, 2:56 AM

"The mermaid king tells you his daughter is very important because she's actually Poseidon."
Luke: "Awww yeah I been waiting years for this one!"

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Joe the Rat




10th Oct 2018, 10:50 AM

That all 1s die? I want one.

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Veritas




11th Oct 2018, 4:40 AM

So in a campaign I ran the players found out that all the different pantheons were talking about the same guy. Example being Zeus, Amun ra, Huitzilopochtli, Moradin and Santa Claus all being the same being just with different names. It was my way of dealing with pantheon issues among the party. Anyway the party eventually learned that these were more mantles than people and they could be passed on or taken. The gist was that you had to invoke a ritual at certain places in the world where key lines intersected across the multiverse and allowed direct speaking with or challenge the god for their mantle of power. The ritual required you having someone of purest faith to that god be there so mostly it was used as a means of direct communication with a god. The reason was that while you could summon the god and fight it they were still gods and they didn’t like someone trying to take their power and wiped the floor with the summoner. Well in game one of the players, a bard had lost his wife to a plague the big bad had unleashed as a final screw you. He gathered up the components to perform the ritual and found a pure follower of the god he wanted to summon under the pretense of wanting to get his wife back. His diplomacy roll was good enough that she said she would help him summon the god. The god in question was hades/hel/kelemov/Anubis. So using the a map of ley lines he saught out his location, a canyon in the middle of nowhere. He tells the follower that he wanted to do the ritual the next morning so he could prepare himself for the audience. Again he rolled higher than her insight so she believed him. So the player hands me a note and tells me that during the night he’d be doing this. I tell him to roll for it and he rolled a nat 20 three times on the checks I gave him. I told him that he had accomplished what he wanted to over the night. Come morning he turns to the party and tells them that it’s been a pleasure adventurering with them but one way or the other this is the end for him before handing his jeweled lute over to the groups cleric. He then tells them they might want to get far away. The other players break character for a moment and ask him what he has planned. He only grinned. The party decided to get out of there. So the ritual starts and the priestess is able to summon the god with the bard casting heroism on himself before it’s finished. In a burst of negative energy the god appeared and kills all life in a mile vicinity besides the warded priestess and the bard who was brought down to 6 health from the damage just from his arrival to their plane of exsistance. The god had the form of a 10 foot man in black armor. The priestess looked to him and said my lord this mortal would like to talk to you about his plea for his mortal wife. The god turned to the bard and told him that he would not return his wife that dead was dead. The bard said that he knew that’s what the answer would be so he came to challenge him. The god laughed and told him that mightier than him had tried and failed and he would be

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Veritas




11th Oct 2018, 5:11 AM

Not be reunited with his wife due to his arrogance when he failed. The bard said that at the least he’d make it so others didn’t have to suffer what he had. The god said that he would allow the bard to have a few moments before nothingness. The bard took this chance to cast shatter twice causing 500 tons of rock from the canyon to fall down on them both. Even with a gods health this damage killed him and the last thing he saw was the bard flipping him off. So RFGD. The downside was that the mantle had no host so undead became a problem and the remaining parties next adventure was trying to find a person who could host the mantle of death.

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