In case you’re late to the party: this is today in a nutshell.
(Credit to primespinosaur for the idea. Sorry I couldn’t visualize the second half of your request, mate.)
< MAKES KAIJU NOISES O.O
I think we all know by now that you would be a badass shark kaiju.
Indeed she would.
… Pathfinder’s Bestiary 4 has Kaiju… so I could stat up a Kaiju version of the Half-Fiend (Succubus) Wereshark I’d made of Sam….
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I WANT TO SEE ALL OF THESE!
Thematically, flesh golems are…oh wait, Rob McCreary beat me to it in Classic Horrors Revisited: a sign of science gone wrong, things man was not meant to know, fear of the other, the taboo of corpse-robbing. In terms of campaign role and tactics…no, McCreary has me there, too: a flesh golem might be a lone murderer, a surprise amid a horde of undead, or a Frankenstein’s monster-like scapegoat. Fine, you all go read CHR, and I’ll be over here thinking up adventure seeds…just like McCreary did. But remember two things as you go: You cannot construct a flesh golem without spells of the evil descriptor. And eventually, those spells will fail…
There is also of course Van Richten’s Guide to the Created, for Ravenloft (or Ustalav), for flesh golem inspirations. (The book also deals with other types of golems — bone, clay, glass, iron, stone, straw, and wood — but the focus is on flesh, for obvious reasons.)
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- Tomorrow night I’m going to a free showing of Twilight Zone: The Movie, and after that may go see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at midnight. (It’ll be the one year wedding anniversary of my roommates, so they’ll appreciate my lengthy absence. ;) )
- I am looking forward to teaching you Pathfinder and helping you make a character! ^_^
- My mustache is now just long enough that I can twist the ends into points!
- Part of me wants to go down to Wilmington, NC, where they’re shooting Sleepy Hollow, find Orlando Jones, and tell him he was the best part of 2002’s The Time Machine.
- My last day at work will be next Thursday, December 19th. :(
Famously the only lawful good monsters in the original Fiend Folio, flumphs are The Star Wars Holiday Special of monsters—not so bad they’re good, but so bad they end up being even worse than you’d heard they were. These days they mostly show up in April Fool’s releases and as a running gag in The Order of the Stick. That said, Adam Daigle did a yeoman’s job of trying to bring flumphs up to date in Misfit Monsters Redeemed, setting flumphs in opposition to the Lovecraftian horrors that live in the blackness of space. (Then again, he may just have inspired just more grounds for mockery, given the note about interpretive dances in the MMRintroduction.)
But. But! (And you know I’m serious, because I’m using a second paragraph for my intro, which I never do.) We leave in the weird fantasy era—call it the New Crobuzonian Period—where China Miéville and Jeff VanderMeer are discussed in the same breath as Tolkien. Rather than trying to make flumphs safe for your fantasy setting, your best bet is to use flumphs to help warp and reënvision your fantasy setting. Make them one of the organizing elements of your campaign, like the draconians of Krynn or Eberron’s warforged. Because nothing tells players they’re not on Middle-earth anymore like a tentacled saucer that injects acid…especially when it’s the only thing on their side.
All hail the flumph! May their noodly appendages guide and guard us.
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Wait, Supermans new uniform is armor?
A man who does not fear fire, bullets, knives, etc etc.. wears armor.
Please, Black Canary.. Whisper why that is so stupid.
DCnU Superman’s outfit is Ceremonial Kryptonian Battle Armor, worn to pay tribute to his Kryptonian heritage, not for protection per se.
I think it can store yellow solar energy, to provide him with a reserve in case he’s deprived of yellow sun radiation for too long or he burns through his own internal stores too quickly, but I may be thinking of another suit.
The Bestiary 2 refers to these golems as “walking alchemical nightmares.” Any encounter with them should play this up. Most other golems are austere clay, stone, and metal statues. Alchemical golems, in contrast, should be played as whirring, clicking, oozing, spurting, sparking, exploding, surgical tool-wielding, bomb-throwing abominations.
The third adventure seed conceals another seed: where is the golem-making golem getting the brains?
Also, a minor annoyance: Alchemists can’t make Alchemical Golems on their own. None of the five spells listed in its creation appear on the Alchemist
spell extract list, they’d have to hire or otherwise coerce a cleric or sorcerer or wizard to help them (or be multiclassed).