Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Pieces Come Together - The Failed Lich starts to Fall into Place

+Reid San Filippo has been on a tear these past 24 hrs as can be seen with his Far Away Land-ification of Nicole Cardiff's flaming skeleton drawing. And so it was that The Failed Lich began to form in the nether regions of my mind. Wait, that doesn't sound quite right.

In any case, both versions are inspirational. Heck, I'm not sure which version of the art would work better with Tunnels & Trolls, as the system walks a fine line between serious and wacky at times.

I can't help but think that the setting piece I posted last night would be a nice fit. Crap, this is becoming a triple system stated creature and possibly a location and encounter.

Still, a Failed Lich. The bitterness. The disappointment. The burning anger.

Yep, this is going to be fun. I have an 90 minute drive to the in-laws tomorrow. Perfect brainstorming time.

Original by Nichole Cardiff

Far Away Land-ified by Reid San Filippo


  1. Snort. Flaming skeletons in your mind's nether regions. I believe they make creams and ointments that will fix that.

    1. yeah, it didn't sound right when i typed it ;)

  2. Pathfinder has a... zombie magus? Or magus zombie? Something like that, anyway, it's essentially a zombie which is intelligent and has some spellcasting ability. I used that as a failed lich in one of my games. The failed lich captured one of the PCs retainers and was going to use the retainer as part of a ritual that would complete the transformation. It was a fun game. :)


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