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So a friend has made his very own fantasy universe for his very own roleplaying game. It has a very detailed chronology and extremely endearing characters (Who were PC's at some point, one of them my own). The setting is pretty developed, and we decided to start spreading it and playtesting it with other people.


The creator gave me green light to DM a campaign and advance the setting with caution. So I did, and now I'm developing a piece of the setting (Basically the civilization reboot for the main continent in this universe), and I'm having a bit of trouble NOT stepping on the original story's toes.

For instance, I'm trying to design a big bad, and all I can come up with are phallic references. I suck at designing big bads. When I tried to borrow a previous character as a big bad, I noticed a lot of incongruences with his background, so I had to discard him...

The richness of the setting has stumped me pit. Help?


tl;dr I need a big bad for a fantasy setting.
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#2
You're going to have to define a lot of this nerd jargon for us to even begin to help you.

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a "big bad"? you mean an antagonist?

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#6
What the bloody hell is a big bad? Are you 5 years old TS?
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#7
1. You'd get a much better response on a D&D or a tabletop forum. WOTC would probably be of more help.
2. Is he going to be playing in the campaign? If not, then do what you want to with it, it's not like he would notice.

I only play Star Wars Saga Edition every once in a while with a bunch of friends so I don't know too much about the entire world of tabletop games. Sorry I can't be of anymore help.

Also: For everyone wondering, a "Big Bad" is basically a final boss. It's usually a reoccurring bad guy, or the main adversary of the adventure.
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#9
An easy big bad for fantasy, big dragon, or maybe even a mad god if you're feeling crazy.
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Some massive guy with an axe who's catchphrase is "Can I axe you have a question?"
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#11
That was english...but I didn't understand any of it. My brain just punched itself in the nuts.
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#12
Or the shadow self always makes a good final boss.
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An easy big bad for fantasy, big dragon, or maybe even a mad god if you're feeling crazy.


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He's referring to the final boss for a particular dungeon. Think of WoW, or even Legend of Zelda. The Big Bad is that final boss.
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#15
The mad god sounds decent. Fits the currently god-forsaken setting too. I can't link you to it because it's in spanish, and I know how much you hate anything south of mexico... So I'll be going now.

EDIT: Has the pit never ****ing visited TVtropes?
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Ganondorf, Bowser, Lich King, Deathwing, it's not really hard to understand.
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Here's your big bad. Have fun.
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Some massive guy with an axe who's catchphrase is "Can I axe you have a question?"


I wish Rochelle would fucking axe her head, rather than her question. Most annoying catchphrase ever.

TS: how can people possibly give you ideas for a character when you've told us practically nothing about the setting? We have no idea what would be appropriate.
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#20
Actually, ANY ****ing half-serious character would do. I'd love a name too, unless you want him to end up being named "Captain Putas" or something. It's a REALLY BIG SETTING. It's everything. Even ****ing unicorns. Just make it half-serious pit, do your worst.

(Is that baron Harkonnen?)
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See? I could totally envision a Templar of the Sands ghost with a serious case of OCD.
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Thank God i don't understand nerd. I'd hate to be a part of.... "them"
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Actually, ANY ****ing half-serious character would do. I'd love a name too, unless you want him to end up being named "Captain Putas" or something. It's a REALLY BIG SETTING. It's everything. Even ****ing unicorns. Just make it half-serious pit, do your worst.

(Is that baron Harkonnen?)


Yes, it is the Baron Harkonnen, glad someone else in this world has seen Dune
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Thank God i don't understand nerd. I'd hate to be a part of.... "them"


You roam UG. Welcome to the club.

Spartan: I love dune. Love it. I'd love to add him somehow to the campaign, but I think I'd end up mary sue-ing him somehow. I will try though.
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I wish Rochelle would fucking axe her head, rather than her question. Most annoying catchphrase ever.

TS: how can people possibly give you ideas for a character when you've told us practically nothing about the setting? We have no idea what would be appropriate.


Wait, you mean there actually is a character with that catchphrase? I just picked the worst possible catchphrase I could Shows how much thought went into creating them then.
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#27
Jesus on wheels, people. I've never played a tabletop game in my life, but it's not hard to figure out what the shit this guy is spewing means.

That said, I can't help you TS. Do aliens or some shit.
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#30
There's some pretty good ideas here, hahaha. I'll definitively have a dragon with an axe to grind (A dragon also refers to the big bad's champion or top liutenant, y'know, like darth vader o palpatine, etc). And then there's windextorrrr.
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#31
Make a demonic Sarah Palin.
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An ultimate star that is conscious in thought and in intelligence. It has the ability to proto star and form planets, creating civilizations capable of doing its godly bidding.
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An ultimate star that is conscious in thought and in intelligence. It has the ability to proto star and form planets, creating civilizations capable of doing its godly bidding.


How do the PC's kill it?
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#34
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How do the PC's kill it?


Sacrificing themselves to create a pocket universe.
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Some massive guy with an axe who's catchphrase is "Can I axe you have a question?"


So... he's black?

#36
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An ultimate star that is conscious in thought and in intelligence. It has the ability to proto star and form planets, creating civilizations capable of doing its godly bidding.


He look like this?

#37
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How do the PC's kill it?


Alliances with neighboring planets, super nova inducements, particle smashes to create black holes, harness its energy and use it againts it. How do you destroy a star?

Its on you really. I just like the idea lol.

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He look like this?


Not exactly. Just an all star. A galaxy would Be a cool idea, but that's a big big big bad.
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#38
The most unassuming thing possible. Preferably something familiar throughout the game.
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Need more info, brah.
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This. Or Busquets or Mascherano.

EDIT: On topic, I like the unassuming idea. To the extent of something like the aide who helps you out at each pokemon gym.
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