This is a voluntary opt-in advertisement. Any profit generated goes to Comic Fury for hosting.
Page 490 in The Baratie
first Latest
Page 490


first Previous Next Latest
Average Rating: 5
Number of people who have voted: 2


By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
Comments:

Jadelynn

Jadelynn




13th Jan 2014, 12:30 AM

Bed bugs. Bed bugs everywhere.

edit delete reply

Raxon

Raxon




13th Jan 2014, 9:29 AM

Bed bugs are terrible. They're not like mealworms, or cicada grubs or ants. You can't make them reasonably edible at all!

edit delete reply

Neon Vincent




13th Jan 2014, 12:40 AM
"Whoa! *Atlantic* Standard Time"

I didn't expect that.

But, yes, bed bugs. Burning their clothes was probably the smart thing to do.

edit delete reply

Raxon

Raxon




13th Jan 2014, 2:44 AM

Tell a story about bug problems in your game!

I would tell a story about Raxon and bug problems, but when your best friend is a huge tarantula, that's less of an issue. I could talk about the ravager wars, but I doubt that would be of any interest.

How about a nice spell, instead? First, you take the spell summon swarm, then take the leadership feat, and wild empathy.

Got all that? Summon a swarm of these bad boys. Next, you want a swarm of small scorpions or spiders. Bulldog ants are a viable option, as well. Command the hornets to pick up the scorpions and divebomb the target with strafing runs, aiming specifically to drop them on the target's face and head.

I would say this is maybe a third or fourth level spell, available to druids, rangers, and anything else that can commune with nature. It would not be a strict class spell, but more a spell that has class specific prereqs.

I hope this concept is useful. Actions that are not class specific, but require certain feats or skills. For example, a wizard could do this. All he needs is some way to communicate with the swarm. In D&D, that's not so hard.

edit delete reply

Requiem_Jeer




13th Jan 2014, 1:57 PM

Didn't know you were a Worm fan Raxon.

edit delete reply

Raxon

Raxon




13th Jan 2014, 8:04 PM

Worm fan? Please expound on this statement. I may wish to increase my library.

edit delete reply

Bacchante




14th Jan 2014, 3:16 AM

parahumans.wordpress.com

Enjoy, Raxon. Enjoy.

edit delete reply

Raxon

Raxon




14th Jan 2014, 6:24 AM

What. A whole book? Online? You bastard. Now I must read it, and all I have for it now is my phone.

EDIT: Not bad. A decent read. Not my cup of irish coffee, but good. I'm more into the over the top ridiculous side of superhero things, a la the girl who can fire bees out of any orifice, or, you know, super baking, green lantern Kyle Rayner dropping anvils on guys. Raxon moonwalking and dancing into a hostage situation.

Captain America punching a Nazi in the crotch so hard it dislocates his jaw.

No, really, that happened. Issue #1, at that.

edit delete reply

XavierIII




14th Jan 2014, 8:33 AM

The length is nowhere close to that of just one book. It is also entirely worth reading. Also, if you have the time, read the comments.

edit delete reply

Raxon

Raxon




14th Jan 2014, 12:35 PM

It's good, just not my thing. I'm not big on gritty, super serious works most of the time.

Though the redundancy thing on Aegis is kinda cool. I had Raxon do something similar, but nowhere as extreme. Just an extra couple hearts, a backup brain hidden in his pelvis, alcohol bladder, poison sac, simple personal body mods.

edit delete reply

Bacchante




17th Jan 2014, 6:05 PM

Fair enough. Personally speaking, I feel it's one of the better works of superhero fiction out there... But that's because it lacks some of the ridiculosity that you seem to appreciate. It has intelligent people using their powers in intelligent ways, and that appeals to me.

edit delete reply

xuincherguixe

xuincherguixe




13th Jan 2014, 7:41 PM

You know? Sometimes I worry that I've been playing games too seriously because I have hardly any good stories like this.

edit delete reply

Guest




13th Jan 2014, 5:46 AM

Oh boy, another character. Commence the random speculation about who she's going to play. 5 bucks on Nojiko.

edit delete reply

NorthernDruid




13th Jan 2014, 7:05 AM

Well, we were breaking into the house of an old occultist who had kept a "puss-spider" demon for a pet.. the sort of thing that can break itself down into pieces and reassemble itself from them and stuff.

Meeting a bunch of them when my character (who was a swarm of nanobots) went into the walls was pretty nasty (especially given that merely looking at demonic beings has you taking sanity damage) when we actually found the spider itself (kept in a jar), people went insane, tried blowing it up with a grenade (which only served to wake it up) and flee right past my character who had broken down a bit earlier and was quietly eating (okay disassembling atom-by-atom) a grenade in the previous room without him noticing...

The encounter with the fully awakened spider was a slightly distrubing way to die..



On a brighter (and funnier) note, a current Genius: The Transgression campgain i'm playing in, features a bug-based healing specialist NPC, who has a healing tank with the side effect that using it gives you either claustrophobia or arachnophobia... Because you're locked up in an enclosed space.. with spiders.

edit delete reply

Raxon

Raxon




13th Jan 2014, 9:26 AM

Oh. Oh I like this idea. I had the idea for spiders with epinephrine that bite you if you have a serious allergic reaction, but sealing someone in an iron jar full of healing spiders? That's freaking brilliant.

edit delete reply

xuincherguixe

xuincherguixe




13th Jan 2014, 7:49 PM

Insect based healer? If this character doesn't find a way to turn that into pure nightmare fuel they are clearly doing something wrong. Luckily healing tank of spiders is a good start!

I want to say... engineer a species of tape worm that sings Gangsta Rap, but I'm not sure that counts as healing so probably have to settle for smooth jazz.

edit delete reply

Raxon

Raxon




13th Jan 2014, 9:39 PM

Worms that just sing "sexual healing" softly into the person's ear sounds better.

edit delete reply

Guest




13th Jan 2014, 7:24 PM

Had a campaign where the dm got pissed when me and another character, admittedly rather overpowered characters, managed to beat a dragon in like 3 rounds through ability damage. So suddenly phase spiders in the room killing everyone THE SAME ROUND the dragon went down, preventing our pally from healing himself and leading to his death... and while we were fighting the spiders the dragon recovered....... Stupid spiders :P. not bugs, but close.

edit delete reply

Neon Vincent




15th Jan 2014, 12:57 AM
"Evil Dave"

There was a player in my gaming group who always had giant insects and spiders in every dungeon he ran. I eventually figured out that he did that because bugs frightened him and he hated them for that, so he figured that if they scared him, they'd scare the other players. He was eventually able to act out his feelings about insects in real life. He became an exterminator.

edit delete reply

Leave a Comment