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comment Narrative options in an antique shop, old bookstore or library
OK, thanks. If that's the case then I'll probably delete it and phrase a more specific question in a few days.
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comment Narrative options in an antique shop, old bookstore or library
I see... Well, being a junior storyteller, I'd like to see how an experienced keeper would think. So, about what I've thought so far: First of all, the room will indeed be hidden (by magic?). Then, the magic seal cannot be recorded or photographed, you'll have to copy it by eye/hand. Then, the dispel incarnation would need some "essence" of the person who disturbed the seal (that means that the investigators will have to get close to the guardian, being vulnerable to its attacks). A proper dispel is extremely difficult, so the creature will probably be set free instead of being unsummoned.
Jun
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comment Narrative options in an antique shop, old bookstore or library
Maybe the tome was opened in a hidden room for occult studies. Maybe the characters need the help of an expert "mage". Maybe there is another trap in the book, triggering a travel to the dreamlands (what type of scenario would be fitting then?) Maybe the guardian cannot be unsummoned and thus must be killed after the dispelling is complete (is there a special procedure for this? ;D). Stuff like that, and possible alternative endings to the scenario. Should this be transformed into a "community wiki"?
Jun
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comment Narrative options in an antique shop, old bookstore or library
Greetings! Concerning the scenario "The Bookstore", the whole concept is that the opening of the tome will summon a guardian creature, the investigators will enter the tiny bookstore (the default map is extremely poor), and then will either copy the marking (trivial with modern (or future) hi-tech) and then dispel the protection, or will destroy the book and the horror will be set free to wreak havoc in-town. So, what more can you do? (continued...)
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asked Narrative options in an antique shop, old bookstore or library
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