>BBEG is a primordial horror and creator of the setting

>BBEG is a primordial horror and creator of the setting
Thoughts on this?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Need a reasonable excuse of why it is an enemy that can be reasonably confronted.
    It may be too high of stakes for it to be taken seriously, unless you are going full gonzo.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The classic reason for the war with Creator has always been Creator's desire to remake current world.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He wasnt talking about motivations, hes refering to the fact that a group of 4-6 mortals being able to take on such a being really really strains the suspension of disbelief

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Probably the thing is weakened from the whole creation thing, and the heroes are Exalted. Or it's some Darkest Dungeon bullshit.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bullshit is the standard state of all campaigns, for me it's all the same whether it's a dragon or a god.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Godbound, Exalted, or high level GURPS/supers system fantasy themed. Doesn't feel right defeating a BBEG like that without being a somewhat comparable power level.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >BBEG is a primordial horror and creator of the setting
    >Thoughts on this?
    What setting?
    You've wrote a grand sum of two brief sentences, one of which is a solicitation for feedback on the first brief sentence. You haven't wrote anything worth commenting on other than this is an often recycled story idea originating Smith/Lovecraft.
    In to the fields it goes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What setting?
      Obviously homemade one, imagine this, not everyone is a drone like you and some one have the imagination to make own things.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Obviously homemade one
        You haven't made anything.
        >some one have the imagination to make own things.
        A) Doesn't require imagination because it's already been done B) It isn't your own.
        Though I don't expect you to be aware of either of these points.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't this the whole premise of Greek mythology? I'm sure other mythologies have a similar theme too.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Isn't this the whole premise of Greek mythology?
      Not in the slightest, no

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >what is Titanomachy?
        Murican education system in the nutshell.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You are one to say, american. The Titans were not the creators of the universe, they were the second generation of gods born out the primordial gods

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You are one to say, american. The Titans were not the creators of the universe, they were the second generation of gods born out the primordial gods

          I was actually referring to the events that predated the Titanomachy, which was its sequel.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe not Greek Mythology, but it fits in Gnosticism, which is a Greek invention.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Every time Greeks tried to defy the gods, they ended up punished for eternity and never once won.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Works fine as an ever-present but distant source of fixable problems ala SotDL. Might run into the issue of a solved setting if it can be directly confronted though.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the "creator" has a form that can be interacted with
    Ugh.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"creator" has a form that can be interacted with
      Ugh.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >b-but muh appeal to real life equivalencies!
        Never has been an argument and never will be.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >it doesn't count because... it doesn't count and that's it

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I don't know what a logical fallacy is/I'm going to distract from the fact that I used a logical fallacy!

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >my shitty dnd session is better than most real world religions

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The fuck are you talking about?
                D&Dogshit is one of the worst offenders of mortal characters meeting gods on their extraplanar tourism trip.
                Fuck out of here, moron.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >muh invisible passive gods you need to take on actual faith in a fucking fantasy setting of all things

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm willing to bet there are things you wouldn't make that concession for.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The point is that it just isn't interesting in any way outside mental masturbation.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Trash taste isn't a point.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I bet you're one of those "muh gods must be totally alien and unknowable" gays, aren't you?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I bet you were either born mentally retarded or received enough head trauma throughout your life to significantly damage your cognitive function.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Larger than life threats are underwhelming overall because you're setting the ceiling so high from the outset there's nowhere left for the story to go. I'd rather for things to stay as "street level" as possible, that way you can always up the stakes later on if needed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My party is fighting the Sun, is this too big a threat for you bud?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >My party is fighting the Sun, is this too big a threat for you bud?
        Nah, the Sun is barely a minnow. It isn’t even close to being the biggest fish.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          size=/=power
          Antares is a welterweight, a giant fluffball. It can't even fuse heavy elements.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly prefer the BBEG to be a regular, run of the mill, reasonably selfish and corrupt guy.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Very Final Fantasy

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Let it win.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    had a DM who tried to do "fight the creator of the setting"
    >the creator, named the creator, was tormenting us and wanted everyone to suffer for no reason
    >it's revealed at some point that we're all in code lyoko cyber world or something that isn't explained well
    >leave the cyber world and we get sent to the same world but it's just regular instead of cyber
    >dicking around and the creator decides to blow up a baby to bully us
    >makes us fight the big bang and we win
    >eventually, while we're doing something else, we get teleported into a jar and then the creator acts sad now
    >the guy looks like the DM, sounds like the DM, and has an Omori-esque sequence explaining his sadness
    >don't get to kill him for all the horrible things and we have to fight a meme (2019 meme)
    >he doesn't apologize and the campaign ends
    Needless to say, fighting the creator of a setting leaves a sour taste in my mouth in campaigns

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you handle primordial horrors besides ripping off Lovecraft? Also, why are they the BBEG if they made the setting?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I take from modern fears, like unwittingly creating a mind beyond us, or representing the theoretical tragedy of a mass death scenario (ww3, climate change, shipping lanes breaking causing famine, etc) as an entity, be it some kind of conglomerate ghost or an apocalyptic horseman. Or just good ol' being manipulated by some kind of nonhuman upper class which is a representation of a variety of things from fear of a racial overlord to hatred of the rich to suHispanicion of the levers of power.

      There are probably more fears of the day, but it's hard to actually get a finger on the zeitgeist's pulse.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This sounds pretty cool. What are some specific examples of horrors that you’ve made this way?

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Smaugchad

    I too enjoy JRPGs

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Im fine with human characters facing not!Cthulu or Azatoth or whatever so long as they work their way up to that point
    Picrel is essentially a god and wipes out entire civilizations in a single day. But by the time you fight him you’ve killed just about every major threat in the world
    Just Gurren Lagann that shit and it will at least stay logically consistent. Or just have your evil space god use a fleshy avatar so you dont actually “beat” him at the end

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Extremely cringe, please commit unalive

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seeing as I can't grasp the true form of it's attack. I use prayer again the creator and make it attack itself.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What are some features that we can give said horror besides tentacles? And how would they even fight against it?

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >"what are your thoughts on this vapid and regurgitated idea?"
    >point out it's a vapid and regurgitated idea
    >"REEEEEEEEEEEE"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Erm, this isnt the conversation-killer you thought it’d be. Thread’s back on baby

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm well aware of how much bumpfag loves his inane, regurgitated god and magic talks, actually.

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