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Jan 24 2010

Antagonized by a Selfish Succubus…

There are Succubi in role-playing games. Lots and lots of them… Some are okay, some are better and then, occasionally, one of them has a flaw in her creation that doesn’t make sense from the point of view that I have of Succubi…

Recently, an RPG module was released called Instant Antagonist: The Selfish Succubus. It is the creation of a group called Flames Rising, their website is here.

And this is the cover of the PDF file that you receive when you order this module from them or one of the other RPG sites on the web…

Now I am not going to review this work too deeply as that has been done to death on the net… Just google this module and reviews and you will come upon all kinds of them.

No, that isn’t what I want to talk about here.

I want to discuss two things that bother me about the Succubus called Lily Sinclair…

The first thing is that she doesn’t alter her form. She has the powers of a succubus and yet she does not alter her appearance whatsoever in order to either entrap her targets or, if it is necessary, use her powers to sneak into places and situations unseen. But that can be a character trait and no necessarily a fault in her design.

But the other thing that bugs me most certainly is.

She cuts off her tail and horns regularly!!!

That seems to be, in my mind, a waste of effort considering what she is…

Being a Succubus, she can, if you think about it, simply shapeshift them away. It’s a lot less painful and time consuming than having to take a knife or other blade and cut a part of your body away…

Other than those two problems I have with this module, it’s a neat idea as she can be put into any role-playing game system with little effort involved in doing so. There is a tremendous amount of backstory, game ideas and other things written that she becomes less of a monster and, really she isn’t, but more of an actual character that the players in an RP can relate to…

It’s worth picking up really, but if we were to use her, these two faults would be changed, but that is part of this module’s appeal. You can alter things as you need to and that is so very helpful…

This will be entered into the SuccuWiki later today as it does belong there…

Tera

1 comment

  1. avatar
    James

    A very interesting concept . . . almost enough to get me to play RPGs!!

    James

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