STEAL FROM SCI-FI AND STICK IT IN YOUR FANTASY GAMES

STEAL THE DEATH STAR

The Emperor has built a gargantuan onyx ball out of fallen stars, meteorites and caviar. And sorcery. It is rolled along great metallic rails which are constructed by teams of engineers working ahead of it. Great cables and chains are attached to the Orb and and are heaved along by teams of giants, oxen and giant oxen.

When the Terror Orb, as it is called, has travelled in a loop around a settlement three times, the walls, barracks and watchtowers within shake and sway with a mighty tremor and fall to the ground, leaving only rubble and ruin.

the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city

Joshua 6:20

The alliance against The Emperor has discovered that the Terror Orb was poured into a cast mold, and that the point where the material was injected is magically load-bearing, such that a precise and volatile enough disruption would cause a complete catastrophic failure. The Emperor is unaware of the weak spot; however, it is only two inches wide and, due to the rolling of the Orb, it is not always at a height that can be reached.

d6Ways to breach the weak spot and cause a catastrophic chain reaction
1A wand of fireballs must be thrust into the spot, then detonated by a fireballs spell.
2The Sword of the Betrayer must be liberated from its burial mound and thrust into the Orb by the Heir of the Betrayer
3Elven Druids from the Great Wode use a Mulch of Evergrowth to hasten growth of their crops and trees. Apply it to the weak spot as a salve.
4A bite from a lycanthrope would make the Orb even more impervious than before, but highly vulnerable to silvered weapons.
5Insert a parasitic wolf-fish (found only in the mouths of blue whales, giant squids and sea serpents)
6Place a powerful microscope over the weak spot when the Orb has rolled so that its peak is facing the Sun, whilst the Sun is also at its zenith, directly overhead
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872), The Battle of Jericho.

STEAL KRYTEN

Mr K is a golem/modron/Frankenstein’s monster who was constructed and brought to life by a wizard called Flapjack. Flapjack was quite conscientious and made sure to enchant Mr K so that he has impeccable manners, good moral fibre and a strong sense of Good and Evil.

Mr K desires to be human, in the most real and dreadful sense of the desire. He wants to experience the full spectrum of human emotion experience, but darn it, he was made to be Good and Good alone. Every lie, cheat and selfish whim is a tremendous struggle for Mr K. He wants to betray, backstab and brutalise but he he just can’t bring himself to do so.

He needs human guidance to perfect his humanity.

d6Human QualityStages of Mr K’s struggle to perfect the quality
1Deceittelling a white lie -> lying for personal gain -> lying for lying’s sake
2Pridejustified pride in an achievement -> gloating over a victory -> hubris
3Angeranger at an attack -> anger at an insult -> anger at a perceived slight
4Greedtaking his fair share -> taking more than he needs -> taking more than he could use
5Bullyinginsulting another when provoked -> casually insulting others -> actively seeking insult targets
6Stubbornnessrefusing to accept reasonable doubt -> ignoring group consensus -> refusing incontrovertible facts
It’s a banana

STEAL THE KLINGONS

A Dwarf clan who slew their gods long ago, obsessed with Honour and Victory, led by their warrior caste.

STEAL THE PORTAL GUN AND MAKE IT A SPECIAL WAND

STEAL THE JEDI AND MAKE THEM WARRIOR MONKS

STEAL FROM PLANET OF THE APES AND MAKE IT EARTH ALL ALONG

Steal literally everything, make it fantasy, and put it in your games.

Just make sure you ain’t breaking the law if you’re publishing it.

3 thoughts on “STEAL FROM SCI-FI AND STICK IT IN YOUR FANTASY GAMES

  1. Nice post! Steal from everywhere and transport it to new settings – it’s a time-honored tradition. After all, what is Star Wars except a fantasy story about wizards, pirates, and princesses in space? Apparently, they even originally planned at the end of the original trilogy to have Luke walk off alone like the end of a good western.

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