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Re: Breaking the Dungeon
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2017, 10:42:50 PM »
A living planet casts Simulacrum and names his clone Ego?

Getting the caster level to 1/2 of the HD of a planet seems somewhat difficult to pull off, but would certainly be interesting. ^^
Delay Death, Beastland's Ferocity, and Masochism or something? Then some way to do infinite damage to yourself... and a bucket of water to drown yourself back to 0 HP at the end in. :D
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Re: Breaking the Dungeon
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2017, 11:36:04 AM »
A living planet casts Simulacrum and names his clone Ego?

Getting the caster level to 1/2 of the HD of a planet seems somewhat difficult to pull off, but would certainly be interesting. ^^
Delay Death, Beastland's Ferocity, and Masochism or something? Then some way to do infinite damage to yourself... and a bucket of water to drown yourself back to 0 HP at the end in. :D

Oh, so now you're explaining the Great Flood as a planet sized bucket of water? Only, I don't think a construct would drown, normally.

Still, that's classy.
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Re: Breaking the Dungeon
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2017, 05:05:11 PM »
What's that Monty Python line ... better get a bigger bucket (?)  :puke


Just a thought :  Mind Switch.
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Re: Breaking the Dungeon
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2017, 01:16:28 PM »
What's that Monty Python line ... better get a bigger bucket (?)  :puke


Just a thought :  Mind Switch.
Or Polymorph/etc.

And yeah... loved that scene in the Meaning of Life. My favorite Monty Python movie, for sure. :D

Waiter: "How are you feeling Sir?"
Obese patron: "Better."
Waiter: "Better, Sir?"
Patron: "Better bring me a bucket... I think I'm gonna be sick."
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Re: Breaking the Dungeon
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2017, 02:20:48 PM »
What's that Monty Python line ... better get a bigger bucket (?)  :puke


Just a thought :  Mind Switch.
Or Polymorph/etc.

And yeah... loved that scene in the Meaning of Life. My favorite Monty Python movie, for sure. :D

Waiter: "How are you feeling Sir?"
Obese patron: "Better."
Waiter: "Better, Sir?"
Patron: "Better bring me a bucket... I think I'm gonna be sick."

Combining that quote with our current concept put a really trippy image in my head of our theoretical dungeon sitting in a bar and asking for a reeeeaaaally big bucket, and the look on the waiter's face as the dungeon starts to heave.

(anyone know any good "dungeon walks into a bar" jokes and/or puns?)

Though, really, what would cause a dungeon to vomit? After all those orcs and goblins and kobolds, slimes, oozes, undead, and whatnot that have been crawling around inside for who knows how long.... What would actually give a dungeon the hurls?

... Paladins, maybe?
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Re: Breaking the Dungeon
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2017, 08:33:12 PM »
What's that Monty Python line ... better get a bigger bucket (?)  :puke


Just a thought :  Mind Switch.
Or Polymorph/etc.

And yeah... loved that scene in the Meaning of Life. My favorite Monty Python movie, for sure. :D

Waiter: "How are you feeling Sir?"
Obese patron: "Better."
Waiter: "Better, Sir?"
Patron: "Better bring me a bucket... I think I'm gonna be sick."

Combining that quote with our current concept put a really trippy image in my head of our theoretical dungeon sitting in a bar and asking for a reeeeaaaally big bucket, and the look on the waiter's face as the dungeon starts to heave.

(anyone know any good "dungeon walks into a bar" jokes and/or puns?)

Though, really, what would cause a dungeon to vomit? After all those orcs and goblins and kobolds, slimes, oozes, undead, and whatnot that have been crawling around inside for who knows how long.... What would actually give a dungeon the hurls?

... Paladins, maybe?

Paladins weaken the vital macrobiome of a dungeon's internal organs, leading to weakness, starvation, and lack of treasure.

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Re: Breaking the Dungeon
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2018, 07:02:49 PM »
Final Fantasy IV had the Giant of Bab-il (SNES American translation).

Epic rules sorta do this with the living vault, but no sentience.

The living planet Ego seems like an Earthbound reference to an Ego Orb.

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Re: Breaking the Dungeon
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2018, 03:26:05 AM »
I'm suddenly thinking of that one giant walking construct dungeon in Final Fantasy 4.
Final Fantasy IV had the Giant of Bab-il (SNES American translation).
And it was basically a planet-attacking monstrosity requiring multiple kingdom's of high tech armies to check it before you to infiltrate. It's basically an elder evil, but old school.

That Mogo picture makes me wonder if he had an evil counterpart? Like Atropus, the elder evil. I wonder if we could reverse-engineer the actual atropus stats from the aspect stats. The little (gargantuan) aspect has 58 strength... The real deal is 700miles in diameter.

Hmm. reverse engineering the "aspect" template via FCI web enh:
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Reversing that is tricky since applying the pseudo template removes information similar to derivatives. So when we integrate back the original (x^1 +C -> x^0+0), it won't be exact. Still it's close enough if you assume the original to not have absurd starting values in the grey area. Here's the real Atropus' stats:
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It also has low gravity, can eat you, and has a non-impulse engines speed of 40,000 ft (2,438 m/s)