ITT: If you must have some kind of ridiculous group of themed villains in your game, there are much better ideas than the Elements or the Seven Deadly Sins.Like, um... the Food Groups?Allright, wiseguy, you try.
Baconator, the clogger of arteries, despoiler of toilets.Fruity McPhee, eldritch bringer of nutrients, lord of the five-fold path.Mandingo Fishwife, herald of the cornish pastyRonald, the demon jester of obesity
how about seasons?
THE FOUR STAGES OF MATTER.Which could very easily be mistaken for the four elements.
Beethovan's nine-and-a-half Synphonies
>>2737096WHAT A TWIST
Se7en did the best Seven Deadly Sins thing ever.Food groups would be funny though.When you say Elements, you mean the Greek elements or the Chinese elements?Other thoughts:The HumorsThe Four Party RolesSomething based off the Trinity perhaps?The Four States of MatterIn 3.5: The Three Sources of MagicIn 4e: The Sources of Power (I don't know how many there are yet, and I know the PHB2's gonna bring in more)The Maiden, the Mother, and the Hag ("I ain't no mother!" "I ain't no maiden!" "I- hey.")That's all I got so far.
This is >>2737139 and for the record I'd like it to be known that >>2737096 hadn't been posted yet when I started typing.
The Six Members of The Dragon Force.
>>2737153Oh god, no, no, the four members of THE BEATLESLike in Powerpuff girls. :)
>>2737139It's almost always the Greek Elements. Also, I was in a game (a Napoleonic Fantasy) once where we had a magic system that was based on the four humors.
>>2737139Doing a group on the types of humor sounds awesome
The 8 planets (And Pluto, if you feel so inclined)
Are we talking about the bodily humours or like some guys named Punsy, Blackworth, Drygar etcBecause either way that'd be awesome
My partymembers are hunting down three Blood of Vol experiments gone wrong.Project Bloodhound, Project Nightmare, and Project Cheshire. The first one is a Sylar/Father Anderson free agent, the second is an oneiromancer who's infiltrated the Dal Quor, and the third is their loyal shifter rogue/ghost-faced killer.
>>2737129That, accually would be good, more so in a video game form, but could be done suitably epic in a table top fashion.
>>2737203Now all we need is a moon.
>>2737153THREE POWERFUL WARRIORS WIELDING THEIR MIGHTY AXES, ONE WITH A LOWER VOICE AND LONGER AXE HANDLE FOR SOME REASONTHEIR TRUSTY EVIL DIPLOMAT, WITH THE KEYS TO THE CITY IN HIS HANDSTHE COMIC RELIEF FIGHTER IN THE BACKGROUND DUAL WIELDING TWO CLUBSAND THE MIGHTY LEADER OF THEM ALL, BLASTING MAGICAL SPELLS THROUGH THE AIR WITH NOTHING BUT HIS WORDSTHE DRAGON FOOOOOOOORCE
>>2737223Why limit yourself to one moon? Phobos, Demos, Charon, Ganymede, Io, Europa, Callisto, etc.
Cults based upon the different types of demons in Dorf FortressDemon: Death, torture, and pain.Frog: Unassuming destruction.Tentacle: Depravation, and slavery (not sex).Spirt of Fire: Evil, and destruction.Rat: Use of other peoples things.
>>2737129What the hell would his Unfinished Symphony be?
>>2737204Bodily Humours of course. "The enemy's at the gates, and I'm not sanguine enough!" "Quick, eat some red meat and drink some wine, it will increase the amount of blood in you!"
>>2737247wait, there are frog demons in dorf fort? Why didn't anybody tell me?
>>2737260The thing the other 9 are trying to summon.
Epic Necromancer with minions Pallor, Algor, Livor, and Rigor.Pallor and Livor should be twins or a duo of some fashion.
>>2737223>>2737203IN THE NAME OF THE MOON, I'LL PUNISH YOU!
>>2737260The Death Symphony.
>>2737278Duh.The five demons I listed all come out of Demon pits. Regular Demons can spawn during worldgen outside of demon pits, Rat Demons can come out of demon pits, spawn in worldgen in non freezing areas that are evil and are the most dangerous of all demons.
Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protista, Archaea, and EubacteriaFUCK YEAH KINGDOMS
>>2737129What were those named after all? Wikipedia knew the names of less than half of those. We need names in order to make a group.
The 92 periodic elements. The Helium one has a squeaky voice, Uranium is unpleasant to be around, etc.
>>2737330snap.I'm not OP, but I now feel the urge to build a campaign around the symphonies idea. I'm thinking Beethovan = artificer and the symphonies = constructs. Nine of them exist, and he's building a tenth, rumored to be more powerful then anything Mechanus has ever seen.
>>2737360Inb4 Eurofags and "Monera"
Vegetable, Animal, and Mineral bosses.Living plants, Dire animals, Goloms made from minerals.All led by a very modern and major General.
>>2737247Just needs elephants and carp to complete the DF feel. Not demons in the literal sense, but you can't tell me they aren't evil monsters.
>>2737380What has Europe ever done for science anyway?
>>2737373I think less then half of them even had a name.All I know is 9th = Ode to Joy
>>2737234The Four Horsemen of the Noiseocalypse.Also known as ManOwaR.
>>2737382He must be the very model of a modern major general.
>>2737410Indeed he is, AND he's quite informative.
How about the four major fundamentals of the universe?i.e. Time, Space, Matter, Energy.
>>2737414But can he tell at sight a Masuer rifle from a javalin?
I personally love the Seven Sins... and since I have yet to finish all seven, I still use it.BUT! I also love themed enemies.Jewels: Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire.
You know the Royal flush gang?Well fuck them.I use Mahjong suits.The 4 winds, the 3 dragons, and the 1's and 9's of the 3 suits.Together, you have the Thirteen Orphans.
Comedy based villains Mostly because I want a game with the BBEG being obssesed with puns
Green, Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Fire, Leaf, Emerald, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. All are specialist wizards and druids with lots of summoning feats and spells.
Destruction bringing animals in DF.Carp: Death from the river.Whales: Death from the sea.Unicorns: Death from the forests.Elephants: Death from the plains.Camels: Death from the desert.Camels: Death from the sky.The Undead: Death from the dead.
Spades- DemonsClubs- OgresDiamonds- Witches/ WarlockHearts- Vampires
Not villains per se, but four great threats brought into the world by a being that calls itself Malum. It's basically the cold entropy at the end of things given a material body, and boy is it pissed about that. The four threats are called Those Without, That Within, Conscience, and Consequence.
Eeny, Meeny, Miney, and Moé.Moé is a cat-girl nyaa
HEAVY METAL, DEATH METAL, SPEED METAL and HAIR METAL.
INKY PINKY BLINKY AND CLYDE
I took another /tg/ers concept and made it into a set of "GOOD TAKEN TOO FAR AND BECOMING EVIL AGAIN" anti-sins.Pride- ShameGluttony-FamineWrath- PacifismSloth- ToilGreed- PovertyLust- Impotence/IndifferenceEnvy- Regression (If you don't envy what other's have that is better... You don't strive for better.)
>>2737524Someone stat the fucking Pacman ghosts, NAO
>>2737533How could you make a villain out of pacifism and poverty?
>>2737542How did one make a villain out of Sloth? It'll work. It just takes a little twisting.
>>2737542Enforcing them upon everyone, at any cost. You'd have to sort of ignore yourself for the sake of the Pacifism one, though.
>>2737234The drummer might be a comic relief, but how is the singer the mightiest of them all?
RageFearCuriosityLogicCreativityDeceitHopeTheme, States of Mind.
>>2737575Need Denial and Confusion and you are set.
The Runaway 5.6 bards that run away when you encounter them.
Destiny, Death, Dream, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium
>>2737595Rage: Actually seemingly calm and cool, but always angry looking.Fear: Constantly afraid and acting out of fear, the more afraid he is, the more dangerous he is, like a caged animal.Curiosity: Unendingly cruel, but unthinking in it, more curious about the effects of his actions rather than the implications and morality of themLogic: Acts entirely out of logic, possibly able to be convinced to defect.Creativity: Cruel Mad Scientist.Deceit: Liar, thinks he can play all sides, and probably can.Hope: Hope. Likes creating false hope, then crushing it inadvertently.Denial: Doesn't think what he's doing is evil. Continues to madly profess the "Good" in his actions.Confusion: Wanders around confused with a look of dull surprise on his face. Kinda useless, and doesn't do anything.Theme, States of Mind.
>>2737421Instead of that I would do the four fundamental forces of nature.Electromagnatism always blasts energy or radiative abilities.Gravity draws you in, imprisons you, crushes you.Strong force wields truly, unbeliveably great strength, but only if he is close enough.Weak force is JUST AS PLANNED, and he will see you split asunder, no matter how long it takes...
A Killoren Paladin, he comes from a neighboring plane colonized by the fey. However, it was destroyed when the dead god on which it was built was revived by the worship of humans. His parents sent him to the Prime Material to save him.A monk/scout/ranger. His parents were low-level druids, killed while out walking with him one day by a highway robber. He swore vengeance on all evil doers at that moment.Aasimar Barbarian from a community of celestials. She's been sent out into this world to serve as an ambassador of peace, and thus uses non-lethal weapons.
What about other RPG's?as in, a dude who shines a-la DBZ (exalted)some weird monster who's name can't be pronounced (call of cthulhu)A dragon (guess the game, genius)
>>2737617You forget Dentist, Deli Style, Deniro and De La Soul.
THE ANGRYTHE OLDTHE SADTHE HUNGRYTHE BEESANDTHE MILF
>>2737651>Superman>Batman>Wonder WomanPRIZE PLEASE.
The villains are:A robot, a doctor, a man with robotic eyes, a psychic, a warlike alien, the BBs number 2, and an elderly leader of incredible intellect and cunning.
Members of the European Union.I am Germany, with the power to lose two wars, split into two parts, then reform and control a region politically!I am France, with the power of rapidly dwindling empire and pissed off college students!I am Spain, with the power of ineffective fascism and sexy, sexy women!I am Portugal, with the power of ineffective fascism and women with mustaches!I am Norway, with the power of speed metal and prog rock!I am Poland, with the power to cede my power to whoever rolls a tank into my immediate vicinity!
The Alphabet would make a great level 1 to 20 campaign.
Fear, Anger, Hate, and Suffering. All wear increasingly dark clothing.
>>2737669>wonder womanlol no, Diana kills people all the time. he's talking about GL
>>2737718. . .level 1, to 26, you mean?
>>2737727No, 1 to 20. You'd fight some of them in groups! Like the infamous Vowel Troupe, or whatever.
>>2737727But some would team up, like q and u.
>>2737733is much more clever than>>2737732Marry me.
>>2737732Except you'd see the Vowel Gang beat the shit out of Y for being a pretentious fag.
>>2737740It's true, no one said they had to get along. That, or Y is a whiny guy who follows them around.
I normally use the four party roles... But you could have the totem animals.... The 13 Zodiac figures... ohh thats a good one..
>>2737740No, Y would be that lanky kid that's always hanging around the COOL Vowels, and the Vowels wouldn't bother to tell him to fuck off for some reason.Maybe he's their gopher boy?
>>2737713Pre-emptively: I know that Norway is not a member of the EU. I just want a speed metal villain.
>>2737724Nah, I meant Wonder Woman.After all, her original reason for coming to man's world was to be an ambassador of peace. Plus, a lasso is a non-lethal weapon (I believe it's in Book of Exalted Deeds? I heard that somewhere, haven't checked).
>>2737752>>2737748What about that fancy bastard W? Polysyllabic prick.
The Dark Penises."A Pantheon of elder gods from the elemental realm of penis."
Look what happened. I dunno, I figured we'd need a few more ideas.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2737021/