I'd be hesitant too. I suppose you could always make Asterius an NPC that the PCs need to assist as part of their own quest. That way turning Asterius into a god could be something that earns them XP.Havard wrote:Yeah, I think that was one of those discussions we were having when that came up. I've been thinking about introducing Asterius as an NPC IMC, although I am hesitant to make an NPC who will steal the limelight from the PCs.Big Mac wrote:Hmm. This sounds like it could be made into the basis of some sort of epic Blackmoor campaign. You could either make Asterius into a pre-gen PC or use him as an NPC.
Another possibility would be to put Asterius in the group (as more of a background NPC) and present the PCs with the ability to decide who gets to take the place of a god. They could then either let Asterius do it or have one of there characters turned into an NPC god. I know which one I would choose, but it might be fun to see what your players do.
Maybe they could do both things.Havard wrote:That would have been nice. Might be they want to take the ideas from that book and find some way to make money off it though...Big Mac wrote:Hmm. There was a late 3e Ravenloft sourcebook that got turned into a freebie giveaway. Maybe ZGG or Code Monkey could do that.
Or failing that, maybe you could offer to buy it from them! It isn't as if they can do anything else with it!
Maybe the content is "finished" but not typesetting. Or maybe they don't have the artwork done. Or maybe they need to add in some crunchy stuff.Havard wrote:They said at some point that it was finished, but now I doubt that was true at all. I have loads of ideas for a fan project on the subject though.Big Mac wrote:Or, if this is only partially finished, perhaps this is something that could be converted into a fan project.
<appears in front of Harvard in ghostly form>Havard wrote:Yeah. Well not fold out ofcourse, but a scan which was really nice. You can get the scan version off the preview at Drivethru if you are interested...Big Mac wrote:PDF, huh? Did you get the fold out map with that?
Would have loved to get a hard copy of the book too ofcourse
You will go to the Noble Knight website. There you will find the ZGG softcover of Dave Arneson's Blackmoor for $29.95.
I'm sure that could be worked out by comparing Blackmoor with Mystara. You could then use the Blackmoor god information for a 3e Mystara conversion and the Mystara Immortal information for a 0e Blackmoor retro-conversion.Havard wrote:*lol*Big Mac wrote:Of course, the question implied by this connection is: how to deities turn into Immortals!
And if you use Greyhawk as the future of Mystara: how do the Immortals turn back into deities again!
They are pretty much the same thing as I see it. However, which ranks of Immortals correspond to Greater, Minor, Intermediate etc deity and which Sphere to assign to each will require some thought. Might get to that eventually