757RE: [icons-rpg] How soon is too soon?
- Oct 1, 2010That's sounds really cool. You know, there was a time I didn't care much for random tables, but I've grown to respect their chaotic power.
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 15:50:29 +0000
Subject: [icons-rpg] How soon is too soon?
> So the heroes finally manage to send Dr Sin behind bars. And everyone knows the Troll died in that cave in, right?As a Player and a GM I've always felt it was pretty bogus to bring back 'pet' villians arbitrarily.
> So how long before the GM can legitimately use these NPCs again?
The Villians & Vigilantes RPG (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=81970) has a system for running the trials of the criminals (there are other systems and tables floating around as well).
A couple of dice rolls and you can *fairly* determine how soon the criminal can escape from jail or maybe get bounced on a techicallity.
This can also lead to more storie possiblities than just plunking the villian back in and give the chance for PCs to interact with laywers, cops, bail-bondsmen, etc.
Also, doing it randomly means the PCs won't quickly figure out which villians are your 'pets'.
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