Post by jcstephens on Sept 23, 2017 16:21:43 GMT -6
Similar to the one in the Carcosa subforum, this thread is intended for posting ideas that don't really rate a thread of their own.
The most popular sacred text for Appollonians is the Boreadus, a collection of tales in which Apollo, Helios and Boreus (the Boreades) originally conquer the Hyperborean continent and beget the Hyperborean race. A recurring theme in the stories is the notion of Helios the Strong, Apollo the Clever, and Boreus the Butt Monkey. Not to be found in the written tales is the reason why, although most Hyperboreans have golden blonde hair like Apollo, some Hyperborean women have dark black hair the same shade as that of Artemis.
Any fool of a DM can kill his players, it's as easy as "Rocks fall, everybody dies". The Art lies in giving them the opportunity to kill themselves, in as entertaining a manner as possible.
Nice! I've always liked the idea of books in RPG's - ancient texts with hidden secrets, enchanted librams that bestow boon or bane, grimoires containing hideous and forgotten rituals, etc. Even the titles can add flavor to your campaign. Games like Call of Cthulhu and Empire of the Petal Throne did this well.
Hyperborea is a great setting for adding these sorts of things to. Dusty Atlantean tomes, moldering Hyperborean volumes, and ancient Hellenic tablets would add another dimension to the campaign, IMO. You should make up a table!