I wanted to make a gracious thanks for the help you all provided me the other day with my dilemma regarding the final fight for this story arc! It was fantastic and I’ll be sure to let you all know how it goes down!
Now I have a second quandary that I could use some thoughts and advice on… Long story short… I’ve had this campaign idea for Years, and so far it is has been totally awesome watching them chase the Lich.
Now… The “Deity” the Lich worships and is searching for, is a Dimensional Beast that came from far out in space. Think Cthulhu-esc.
And he is attempting to do one of two things…
1) Take that dimensional hop to find signs of him beyond the world they are in… Think a massive futuristic space adventure. Which I think could be really awesome for the story… For it to develop in that fashion. And for something different for a little while. OR…
2) Taking a leap forward through time, which everyone knows is a big no-no. But he is a Lich and would be able to endure it far easier than any mortal. Trying to escape these heroes who have thwarted his attempts at releasing his “Master”. I have a nice chart for rolling up horrible potential outcomes… Whether it’s 10 years or 200 years in the future. Which I imagine since the caster is an NPC… They couldn’t copy or re-open the spell/portal perfectly and there was some kind of alteration…
Anyways… I think both would be awesome! The trouble is, I don’t know how my players would react. Since personally, I think just following the story as it comes would be really cool… But “leaving” the fantasy setting and their current characters could be a huge bummer or mood killer for them. And when I say “leaving their characters” I mean like going from Paladin to an Ace Space Pilot.
Which… I’ve already formulated an epic idea of Why they can do that. Rather than creating new characters for this segment or arc.
So your thoughts would again be greatly appreciated.