Kuildeous wrote:Yeah, if we focus on the original folklore and not what they evolved into in D&D, we can blow some minds.
Expose players to original goblins, gnomes, and trolls (which I just found out in Wikipedia sometimes turned to stone in sunlight, so well played Tolkein). The Dresden Files is really good at this because Jim Butcher obviously researched the folklore of these creatures.
I've had fun in my campaign with using redcaps. My group is very unhappy with them, and they were quite happy to kill a redcap lieutenant.
I'm also shaking things up by using original rakshasa as Orrorshan horrors. Their true deaths are tied to what I could learn about the individual rakshasa.
I want to also have oni, which would not normally show up in Pan Pacifica. Huh, lucky thing there's a mixed zone with Orrorsh.
Speaking of Dresden Files, remembers the Hobs from Book 10.
GM: Suddenly you're plunged into pitch darkness as things swarm around you inciting the crowd in the square to scream and panic.
Elf-player: I can see in the dark.
GM: Okay. You see something charging at you to eat your face. It looks like this: