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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
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Posted - 08 Oct 2014 :  13:30:36  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for posting this!

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone

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Seethyr
Learned Scribe

USA
344 Posts

Posted - 09 Oct 2014 :  22:39:14  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Thanks for posting this!



You're welcome! I hope you enjoy it.

I am very pleased to announce that at a final count of 89 pages, the Maztican Campaign Guide is officially done!

I skimped a bit before the final editing because my eyes are bleeding after writing this long, but if there are typos, they'll be addressed and the link will be updated. Other than that, I hope this encourages someone to give Maztica a chance :-)

Maztica Alive Netbooks for 5e:
TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide
TWC2 Lopango - Land of the Sacred Sun
TWC3 Claw and Sting - The Scorpionfolk of the True World Underdark
TWC4 Esmeralda - Island of Revolution and Supernatural Threats
TWN1 Azure Skies
TWM1 Diamond Eyes - A True World Tale of Betrayal
TWM2 Feathers and Fangs - A Book of Spells for the True World
TWM3 The Grand History of the True World
TWM4 The Penguinfolk
TWA1 The Ruins
TWA2 The Curse of Zarzumotl
TWA3 Blood Offering
All Books Linked Here

Maztica Alive! Yahoo Group Join Us
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ericlboyd
Forgotten Realms Designer

USA
1253 Posts

Posted - 09 Oct 2014 :  23:20:40  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The artwork really jumps out, especially the cover piece.

On a quick skim, the research and writing looks great!

Really nice job!

--Eric

quote:
Originally posted by Seethyr

quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Thanks for posting this!



You're welcome! I hope you enjoy it.

I am very pleased to announce that at a final count of 89 pages, the Maztican Campaign Guide is officially done!

I skimped a bit before the final editing because my eyes are bleeding after writing this long, but if there are typos, they'll be addressed and the link will be updated. Other than that, I hope this encourages someone to give Maztica a chance :-)


--
http://www.ericlboyd.com/dnd/
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Seethyr
Learned Scribe

USA
344 Posts

Posted - 10 Oct 2014 :  23:14:25  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

The artwork really jumps out, especially the cover piece.

On a quick skim, the research and writing looks great!

Really nice job!

--Eric


Oh thank you!!!

Yeah, I'm afraid what I write wouldn't be worth its digital ink sometimes without the great artwork these guys let me use. I am very happy that they seem to like getting the extra exposure for their art. It's win-win.

Also, my only hope in doing this is that someone gets to enjoy the setting like I do. I still think Al Qadim, the Horde and Maztica were my favorite parts of the Realms. I love the non-European mythology base. Along with 2e Chult and the Great Glacier, I think the Realms diversity is unmatched.

Maztica Alive Netbooks for 5e:
TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide
TWC2 Lopango - Land of the Sacred Sun
TWC3 Claw and Sting - The Scorpionfolk of the True World Underdark
TWC4 Esmeralda - Island of Revolution and Supernatural Threats
TWN1 Azure Skies
TWM1 Diamond Eyes - A True World Tale of Betrayal
TWM2 Feathers and Fangs - A Book of Spells for the True World
TWM3 The Grand History of the True World
TWM4 The Penguinfolk
TWA1 The Ruins
TWA2 The Curse of Zarzumotl
TWA3 Blood Offering
All Books Linked Here

Maztica Alive! Yahoo Group Join Us
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novaseven
Acolyte

USA
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Posted - 11 Oct 2014 :  21:30:02  Show Profile Send novaseven a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just wanted to say that your work inspired me to play a Maztican character in our 5e game. It's an angle that I never would have considered, and its led to some amazing roleplay opportunities. Thanks again!
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Seethyr
Learned Scribe

USA
344 Posts

Posted - 14 Oct 2014 :  01:37:37  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by novaseven

I just wanted to say that your work inspired me to play a Maztican character in our 5e game. It's an angle that I never would have considered, and its led to some amazing roleplay opportunities. Thanks again!



That is fantastic! I'm so glad someone can get use of this. I'm dying to run a tabaxi hishnacaster myself, I'm too busy DMing though!

I edited the OP, and there is now an adventure in the works. Heck, it's actually already at about 20 pages because it was originally written by SJS of the Dragonsfoot community and we are trying to update it to 5e and Maztica. Hopefully you get to run the adventure too when it's done :-)

Maztica Alive Netbooks for 5e:
TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide
TWC2 Lopango - Land of the Sacred Sun
TWC3 Claw and Sting - The Scorpionfolk of the True World Underdark
TWC4 Esmeralda - Island of Revolution and Supernatural Threats
TWN1 Azure Skies
TWM1 Diamond Eyes - A True World Tale of Betrayal
TWM2 Feathers and Fangs - A Book of Spells for the True World
TWM3 The Grand History of the True World
TWM4 The Penguinfolk
TWA1 The Ruins
TWA2 The Curse of Zarzumotl
TWA3 Blood Offering
All Books Linked Here

Maztica Alive! Yahoo Group Join Us
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Seethyr
Learned Scribe

USA
344 Posts

Posted - 14 Oct 2014 :  19:04:10  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So no need to slow down, right? In addition to working with Dazzlerdal on some new material, I am also working with SJS from the Dragonsfoot community and new artists to develop an adventure for low level characters based off of an adventure SJS wrote many years ago (adapted to Maztica of course). It is set to start in the desert of the House of Tezca, uses rules from the campaign guide, and introduces a new underground and hidden city much in the model of the Lost City of Cynidicea. It is called the Curse of Zarzumotl and the latest draft is found here.

Maztica Alive Netbooks for 5e:
TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide
TWC2 Lopango - Land of the Sacred Sun
TWC3 Claw and Sting - The Scorpionfolk of the True World Underdark
TWC4 Esmeralda - Island of Revolution and Supernatural Threats
TWN1 Azure Skies
TWM1 Diamond Eyes - A True World Tale of Betrayal
TWM2 Feathers and Fangs - A Book of Spells for the True World
TWM3 The Grand History of the True World
TWM4 The Penguinfolk
TWA1 The Ruins
TWA2 The Curse of Zarzumotl
TWA3 Blood Offering
All Books Linked Here

Maztica Alive! Yahoo Group Join Us

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dazzlerdal
Great Reader

United Kingdom
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Posted - 14 Oct 2014 :  19:53:12  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As it turns out I actually love Maztica (well a slightly altered version of Maztica anyway). Hopefully everyone will enjoy the ideas we are coming up with.

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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
13107 Posts

Posted - 29 Nov 2014 :  17:07:12  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Maztica is back - its official.

Its mentioned in this excerpt of the 5e DMG as being part of Toril.
quote:
"Beyond the central continent of Faerûn, Toril includes the regions of Al-Qadim, Kara-Tur, and Maztica."

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 29 Nov 2014 17:09:14
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sleyvas
Great Reader

USA
5030 Posts

Posted - 29 Nov 2014 :  20:09:42  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I do wonder if this means they'll displace "returned abeir" to abeir (which if they create portal links between the two worlds, may not be so bad...).

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas
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dazzlerdal
Great Reader

United Kingdom
3173 Posts

Posted - 04 Dec 2014 :  08:54:42  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Maztica is back - its official.

Its mentioned in this excerpt of the 5e DMG as being part of Toril.
quote:
"Beyond the central continent of Faerûn, Toril includes the regions of Al-Qadim, Kara-Tur, and Maztica."




I have a feeling that this is all the official detail we will ever see from WoTC regarding Maztica, a single paragraph leaving nothing but questions.

Or maybe i'm just being overly cynical

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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
13107 Posts

Posted - 04 Dec 2014 :  18:47:38  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
On the bright side, the less we expect, the less disappointment we set ourselves up for.

Doctors do it all the time - you present the worst case scenario, and if anything less (or more, in our case) happens, then you're a hero. By not promising anything, they set themselves up to be the heroes whenever something positive comes about.

I don't get mad about that - I think whoever steering this ship these days has some real business savvy., and thats a good thing.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


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deserk
Learned Scribe

Norway
96 Posts

Posted - 04 Dec 2014 :  22:42:43  Show Profile Send deserk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yay. This is good news. I would love to see Maztica. Maybe with some more Faerunian colonies there. To Realmsify it more. And more demihuman countries.
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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
13107 Posts

Posted - 01 Aug 2015 :  18:48:47  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just remembered this thread - I plan on doing some stuff here soon, so stay tuned.

A completely bare-bones, VERY EARLY version of my 'Returned Maztica' scenario map (which I would love to see them make official in 5e).

Lions, and Tigers, and draco-warriors, OH MY!!!

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


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paladinnicolas
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Posted - 02 Nov 2015 :  03:34:10  Show Profile Send paladinnicolas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's great! I am looking forward to reading what you say. I would also like to say that I have been working on a part of Maztica I call Esmeralda, the documents of which you can download at the Maztica alive (yahoo groups) webpage. It focuses on political intrigue and supernatural mystery in Maztica, based on the 3e FRCS mention of how many unknown lands and cultures there are in Maztica. I hope you can take a look at it.
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Seethyr
Learned Scribe

USA
344 Posts

Posted - 25 Jan 2016 :  23:50:57  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I disappeared a few years ago due to some major health issues in my family. In fact, I disappeared from all of gaming and pretty much contact with the outside world as well. Happy to say that all is actually much better now and I am back to work in this workshop. You'll be hearing more from me soon.

Dazzlerdal - sorry I went away mid project like that bud!

Paladinnicolas - Esmeralda looks awesome, I checked it out in the Yahoo group and it has some great potential for adventuring!

Markustay - The map you started really looks like a great beginning! Are you planning on going forward with it?


Maztica Alive Netbooks for 5e:
TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide
TWC2 Lopango - Land of the Sacred Sun
TWC3 Claw and Sting - The Scorpionfolk of the True World Underdark
TWC4 Esmeralda - Island of Revolution and Supernatural Threats
TWN1 Azure Skies
TWM1 Diamond Eyes - A True World Tale of Betrayal
TWM2 Feathers and Fangs - A Book of Spells for the True World
TWM3 The Grand History of the True World
TWM4 The Penguinfolk
TWA1 The Ruins
TWA2 The Curse of Zarzumotl
TWA3 Blood Offering
All Books Linked Here

Maztica Alive! Yahoo Group Join Us

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Seethyr
Learned Scribe

USA
344 Posts

Posted - 07 Feb 2016 :  03:00:08  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Azure Skies is all done and linked in my signature, now its onto a number of different projects. There will be 5e updates coming to much of the work done for 3e as well. Starting with a story called Diamond Eyes (and accompanying crunch).

Maztica Alive Netbooks for 5e:
TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide
TWC2 Lopango - Land of the Sacred Sun
TWC3 Claw and Sting - The Scorpionfolk of the True World Underdark
TWC4 Esmeralda - Island of Revolution and Supernatural Threats
TWN1 Azure Skies
TWM1 Diamond Eyes - A True World Tale of Betrayal
TWM2 Feathers and Fangs - A Book of Spells for the True World
TWM3 The Grand History of the True World
TWM4 The Penguinfolk
TWA1 The Ruins
TWA2 The Curse of Zarzumotl
TWA3 Blood Offering
All Books Linked Here

Maztica Alive! Yahoo Group Join Us
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Seethyr
Learned Scribe

USA
344 Posts

Posted - 16 Feb 2016 :  04:40:46  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just finished an update to the 3.5e version of Lopango and Diamond Eyes. They're up on DMS Guild now and linked in my signature.


Maztica Alive Netbooks for 5e:
TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide
TWC2 Lopango - Land of the Sacred Sun
TWC3 Claw and Sting - The Scorpionfolk of the True World Underdark
TWC4 Esmeralda - Island of Revolution and Supernatural Threats
TWN1 Azure Skies
TWM1 Diamond Eyes - A True World Tale of Betrayal
TWM2 Feathers and Fangs - A Book of Spells for the True World
TWM3 The Grand History of the True World
TWM4 The Penguinfolk
TWA1 The Ruins
TWA2 The Curse of Zarzumotl
TWA3 Blood Offering
All Books Linked Here

Maztica Alive! Yahoo Group Join Us

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VikingLegion
Learned Scribe

USA
229 Posts

Posted - 16 Feb 2016 :  20:26:44  Show Profile Send VikingLegion a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've always had an intense fondness for Maztica, simply because we rarely see much Mesoamerican mythology in our fantasy, it's almost entirely Western Europe with maybe a dash of the Far East because ninja and samurai are cool. I really enjoyed the Maztica book trilogy, but felt I was pretty much the only one. I'm doing a complete read through of all the FR novels and maintaining a discussion thread over in that subforum, and this trilogy engendered zero discussion, so I figured it just wasn't a well-received area of the Realms.

I just clicked on your netbook and sort of skimmed around, picking out a few morsels here and there (and taking in the striking artwork). At first glance it looks to be top-notch quality work and I'm going to have to carve out some free time to read it in its entirety. Damn you for that!

Seriously though, terrific job Seethyr. It's very obvious this was a labor of love, and you should be commended on your fine efforts.
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Seethyr
Learned Scribe

USA
344 Posts

Posted - 17 Feb 2016 :  06:11:50  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by VikingLegion

I've always had an intense fondness for Maztica, simply because we rarely see much Mesoamerican mythology in our fantasy, it's almost entirely Western Europe with maybe a dash of the Far East because ninja and samurai are cool. I really enjoyed the Maztica book trilogy, but felt I was pretty much the only one. I'm doing a complete read through of all the FR novels and maintaining a discussion thread over in that subforum, and this trilogy engendered zero discussion, so I figured it just wasn't a well-received area of the Realms.


I couldn't agree more. To be perfectly honest, I can't believe how much flack the Realms can take for trying out "other cultures" like they have done. I love the "different" feel to them not just as an occasional side jaunt, but as my whole campaign. It has always given my players the feeling that they were part of something truly unique.

quote:
Originally posted by VikingLegion


I just clicked on your netbook and sort of skimmed around, picking out a few morsels here and there (and taking in the striking artwork).


Would you believe I paid $0 for all of that amazing art? I simply found the artwork, emailed the artists and asked if I could use it. Legitimately 75% of the artists said yes! (some of the ones that were refused were quite beautiful, I wish it had been otherwise)

quote:
Originally posted by VikingLegion


At first glance it looks to be top-notch quality work and I'm going to have to carve out some free time to read it in its entirety. Damn you for that!

Seriously though, terrific job Seethyr. It's very obvious this was a labor of love, and you should be commended on your fine efforts.



Besides the enjoyment I find in the the work itself, comments like this are exactly why I spent all that time. I can't thank you enough (and yes, it is certainly a labor of love)!

Maztica Alive Netbooks for 5e:
TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide
TWC2 Lopango - Land of the Sacred Sun
TWC3 Claw and Sting - The Scorpionfolk of the True World Underdark
TWC4 Esmeralda - Island of Revolution and Supernatural Threats
TWN1 Azure Skies
TWM1 Diamond Eyes - A True World Tale of Betrayal
TWM2 Feathers and Fangs - A Book of Spells for the True World
TWM3 The Grand History of the True World
TWM4 The Penguinfolk
TWA1 The Ruins
TWA2 The Curse of Zarzumotl
TWA3 Blood Offering
All Books Linked Here

Maztica Alive! Yahoo Group Join Us
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Seethyr
Learned Scribe

USA
344 Posts

Posted - 17 Feb 2016 :  07:48:57  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So, I have spent some time working on Pluma and Hishna 5e spells to create a book of 40-50 new spells. This new project has me continually worrying about potential imbalances the new spells may cause, particularly the higher level ones. Here is a 9th level one that I based off of Imprisonment.

HISHNA CURSE
9th-level abjuration [hishna]

Casting Time: 1 minute
Range: 100 miles
Components: V, S, M (flesh, hair or other
material from the target creature mixed into a
clay effigy shaped like the target costing 500
gp per Hit Die of the target creature for exotic
ingredients, the effigy is consumed whether
or not the spell works)
Duration: Until Dispelled or Special

Using some part of a creature’s body (hair, fingernails, flesh, blood, etc.) and expensive oils and clay, you may create a small effigy of your target and cast this spell on it if it's within a 100 mile radius of you. The creature must make a Wisdom saving throw or fall comatose. While they are comatose, they do not need to eat, drink or even breathe, and they do not age.
You may then choose to keep the creature in this state indefinitely or cause 10d10 damage once, in a damage type of your choice (you burn the effigy for fire damage, throw it off a cliff for bludgeoning, etc.). Once the creature sustains damage, it awakes from its slumber and can never again be affected by you casting this spell.
The spell may be ended prematurely if it is successfully dispelled by a dispel magic.




Is this too powerful? I tried to compare it to Imprisonment and it had some features that clearly made it more powerful than that already potent spell (very long range plus option to inflict damage), so I made it easier to dispel.

I also question why imprisonment is an abjuration spell instead of enchantment, but I went with it.

Maztica Alive Netbooks for 5e:
TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide
TWC2 Lopango - Land of the Sacred Sun
TWC3 Claw and Sting - The Scorpionfolk of the True World Underdark
TWC4 Esmeralda - Island of Revolution and Supernatural Threats
TWN1 Azure Skies
TWM1 Diamond Eyes - A True World Tale of Betrayal
TWM2 Feathers and Fangs - A Book of Spells for the True World
TWM3 The Grand History of the True World
TWM4 The Penguinfolk
TWA1 The Ruins
TWA2 The Curse of Zarzumotl
TWA3 Blood Offering
All Books Linked Here

Maztica Alive! Yahoo Group Join Us
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Seethyr
Learned Scribe

USA
344 Posts

Posted - 18 Feb 2016 :  05:28:54  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Spellbook is done and linked in sig - it ended up at 25 spells covering all levels.

Next up is between a Monster Manual and an adventure that I finished in 3e but was never quite happy with called "Blood Offering." There is a long discussion about this adventure located right here on the Piazza

Maztica Alive Netbooks for 5e:
TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide
TWC2 Lopango - Land of the Sacred Sun
TWC3 Claw and Sting - The Scorpionfolk of the True World Underdark
TWC4 Esmeralda - Island of Revolution and Supernatural Threats
TWN1 Azure Skies
TWM1 Diamond Eyes - A True World Tale of Betrayal
TWM2 Feathers and Fangs - A Book of Spells for the True World
TWM3 The Grand History of the True World
TWM4 The Penguinfolk
TWA1 The Ruins
TWA2 The Curse of Zarzumotl
TWA3 Blood Offering
All Books Linked Here

Maztica Alive! Yahoo Group Join Us
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TBeholder
Master of Realmslore

1355 Posts

Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  00:49:57  Show Profile Send TBeholder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Seethyr

Here is a 9th level one that I based off of Imprisonment.

Why not on Cursed Image? It already does something like this.
quote:
Components: V, S, M (flesh, hair or other
material from the target creature mixed into a
clay effigy shaped like the target costing 500
gp per Hit Die of the target creature for exotic
ingredients
- Gold piece magic. Not only is it an awful trend in itself, but it didn't pop in Maztican magic originally and is obviously not fitting for the setting.
- Metagamey element ("per Hit Die").
quote:
I also question why imprisonment is an abjuration spell instead of enchantment, but I went with it.

Because it banishes away (which is Abjuration effect - like Dismissal and Banishment) and contains (also mostly Abjuration - much like inverted circles of protection).

People never wonder How the world goes round -Helloween
And even I make no pretense Of having more than common sense -R.W.Wood
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Seethyr
Learned Scribe

USA
344 Posts

Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  21:13:27  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TBeholder

quote:
Originally posted by Seethyr

Here is a 9th level one that I based off of Imprisonment.

Why not on Cursed Image? It already does something like this.

Where is Cursed Image located in 5e now? Imprisonment in 5e isn't the same Imprisonment from earlier editions...one of the options now puts a victim into eternal slumber.
quote:
Originally posted by TBeholder


quote:
Components: V, S, M (flesh, hair or other
material from the target creature mixed into a
clay effigy shaped like the target costing 500
gp per Hit Die of the target creature for exotic
ingredients
- Gold piece magic. Not only is it an awful trend in itself, but it didn't pop in Maztican magic originally and is obviously not fitting for the setting.
- Metagamey element ("per Hit Die").

I have to disagree...the gp value is truly necessary for game balance in this case. Its also not actual gold I am using, it is a craft worth a gp value. In many non-European cultures, using an images of a being to give some kind of power over them is quite common.
quote:
Originally posted by TBeholder

quote:

[quote] I also question why imprisonment is an abjuration spell instead of enchantment, but I went with it.

Because it banishes away (which is Abjuration effect - like Dismissal and Banishment) and contains (also mostly Abjuration - much like inverted circles of protection).


Yeah, you're correct on this, though Imprisonment in the PHB has a number of options now. Its main (I guess) is to send people away and thats why they went with abjuration, but the sleep option seems undoubtedly an enchantment. I think that is more in line with this spell to be honest.

As a side note, I actually got inspiration for this spell from the novel Feathered Dragon. The drider hishnacaster Darien put the hero of the story, Erixitl, under a curse that had this effect exactly. The only part I really invented was the effigy.

Maztica Alive Netbooks for 5e:
TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide
TWC2 Lopango - Land of the Sacred Sun
TWC3 Claw and Sting - The Scorpionfolk of the True World Underdark
TWC4 Esmeralda - Island of Revolution and Supernatural Threats
TWN1 Azure Skies
TWM1 Diamond Eyes - A True World Tale of Betrayal
TWM2 Feathers and Fangs - A Book of Spells for the True World
TWM3 The Grand History of the True World
TWM4 The Penguinfolk
TWA1 The Ruins
TWA2 The Curse of Zarzumotl
TWA3 Blood Offering
All Books Linked Here

Maztica Alive! Yahoo Group Join Us

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Jürgen Hubert
Acolyte

Germany
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Posted - 20 Feb 2016 :  18:49:28  Show Profile  Visit Jürgen Hubert's Homepage Send Jürgen Hubert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello, everyone!

This is my first time posting on Candlekeep, though some here might recognize me from elsewhere. The establishment of the Dungeon Master's Guild rekindled my own interest in the Forgotten Realms, including writing material for the Forgotten Realms - and like Seethyr, I am especially fascinated by Maztica.

I have my own vision and interpretation of how Maztica may have changed due to its trip to Abeir and back again, focusing mainly on how invasive species and ideas have shaped the continent in the interim. I am still at the brainstorming phase, but my thoughts so far can be seen in this RPGNet thread.

Originally I was hesitant in coming here, not wishing to step on Seethyr's toes, but he just contacted me and we have come to an agreement that it is much better to collaborate and plunder each others' awesome ideas instead of not talking to each other. ;)

The main development threads will continue to be separate - this thread will be about Seethyr's interpretation while I will continue to discuss my interpretation on RPGNet. However, if you see something interesting there and come up with a way to fit it into this version of Maztica, don't hesitate to bring it up here. I shall certainly do the reverse over there. ;)

Beyond that, you might also be interested in the RPGNet thread for my discussions of official Maztica material, which I am currently reading through. I have finished with the Boxed Set - its discussion starts here, and am currently reading through "Ironhelm", the first Maztica novel, starting on this page.

I am looking forward to what we can come up with together!

A German Geek - my gaming blog
Returned Maztica Discussion Thread - my interpretation of the True World
Doomed Slayers - my social analysis of adventurers. Also, a fantasy setting!
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