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|First appearance||Instant Antagonist: The Selfish Succubus|
|Created by||Jess Hartley|
Dungeons and Dragons|
Ghosts of Albion/Angel
Witch Girls Adventures
Selfish Succubus, a sourcebook module written by Jess Hartley, is part of the Instant Antagonist role playing game module series published by Flames Rising.
This module contains a complete package of information on a succubus named Lily Sinclaire for which can be used in almost any role-playing game. Some specific information is focused on the Dungeons and Dragons role playing game, but it can be transferred to other systems very easily. While no specific stats are listed for her in this module, it is more description than anything else, there has been an attempt made to create statistics for two different D20 games which are included here for reference.
- Title: Instant Antagonist: The Selfish Succubus
- Author: Jess Hartley
- Published By: Flames Rising
- Length: 9 Pages
- Format: eBook
- IBSN: FR00IA01
- Publishing Date: November 23, 2009
Lily Sinclaire is a dream come true and your worst nightmare all wrapped up in one.
Is she a demon or a witch? Will she seduce the monster hunters or manipulate them into fighting against her enemies? When comes to magic, how far will a mage go to learn her secrets? When Lily is around, vampires just might have some competition for the best mortals to feed on.
The Selfish Succubus is one monster you’re just dying to get to know better….
Ghosts of Albion/Angel Role Playing Game
Using the Mind-Body-Spirit guide in the book we can convert Lily to some stats. Her Mind says she knows a lot about ancient history, can manipulate others, has a lot of occult contacts. That says a better than average Intelligence, say 3 or maybe 4, but maybe a higher Willpower and Perception. I would give her a higher level in some skills and maybe keep her Intelligence at 3. Body says she is very attractive, so Appearance 3, a good dexterity 3, but maybe only a 2 in strength. She has a high tolerance for drugs and alcohol (party girl) so a 4 in Constitution. Her Spirit supports a higher Willpower and even some obsessions or mental problems. She is a succubus, so she gets some demonic powers too. So where does that leave us? I fill in the rest with my own guesses and what I need her to do.
|Grapple||+7||Resisted by Dodge|
|Motivation||To get what she wants|
|Creature Type||Succubus (Demon)|
|Attributes||Strength 2, Dexterity 3, Constitution 4, Intelligence 3, Perception 4, Willpower 4|
|Qualities and Drawbacks||Addictions (Sex 2), Adversaries (anyone that knows her true nature), Attractive 2,|
Contacts (Supernatural 3), Covetous (lecherous 2), Emotional Problems (Cruel 3, Arrogance 2),
Hard to Kill 1, Immortal, Innate Magic, Regeneration, Resources (Well off), Secrets (3, many),
Supernatural Form (1, has a tail)
|Skills||Armed Mayhem 1, Art 2, Athletics 3, Crime 3, Driving/Riding 1, Engineering 1, Fisticuffs 2, Influence 4,|
Knowledge 5, Languages 4 (English, Latin, Sumerian, Greek), Marksmanship 0, Notice 4, Occultism 4,
Physician 1, Science 1.
Witch Girls Adventures
Using the same guidelines, though her magic and what powers succubi have in this world are guesses:
|Name||Lily Sinclair, Succubus|
|Body||d6 Mind: d6 Senses: d8|
|Will||d8 Social: d8 Magic: d6|
|Life Points||12 Reflex: 9|
|Resist Magic||9 Zap Points: 12|
|Skills||Athletics +2, Basics +2, Dancing +4, Fighting +1, Hear +1,|
Leader +3, Look +2, Magic Etiquette +2, Mundane Etiquette +3,
Mysticism +2, *Mythology +4, Streetwise +3
|Spells||Lily does not know any spells save those magics all Succubi can use|
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… A role playing game module was released called Instant Antagonist: The Selfish Succubus recently and while 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 you will come upon all kinds of reviews. 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 not6 necessarily a fault in her design.
But the other thing that bugs me most certainly is that 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 shape shift 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 inserted into any role playing game system with little effort. There is a tremendous amount of back story, game ideas and more that she becomes less of a monster, and really she isn’t, but more of an actual character that the players in a role playing game can relate to…
It’s worth picking up but if I 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…