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757RE: [icons-rpg] How soon is too soon?

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  • Soylent Green
    Oct 1, 2010
      That'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.

      To: icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com
      From: michaeltaylor1329@...
      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?
      > So how long before the GM can legitimately use these NPCs again?

      As a Player and a GM I've always felt it was pretty bogus to bring back 'pet' villians arbitrarily.
      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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