- Alien Invasion
- Expedition to the Barrier Peaks
- Fly me to the Moon
- Ice Age
- Let’s Catch the Catbus
- Not of This Time
- Thieves World/Nehwon Mythos
- Things That Should Not Be
- Welcome to Golarion
Alien technologies and adaptations to a (mostly) human world, like organic armours, alien cyborgs, quake 4 like cyborgs, mutants caused by alien virus, etc.
Expedition to the Barrier Peaks
This 1980 S3 module was written by Gary Gygax and featured strong science fiction elements. It introduced several new monsters, such as vegepygmies*, froghemoth, alien plants, androids, and various police and worker robots. Additional gear available to the players include blaster rifles, laser pistols, powered armour, anti-grav belts, and sleep gas grenades. Finally there is the ship itself, which included sci-fi furniture, control panels, and all sorts of weird machines and devices; there’s plenty of potential for a sci-fi tileset. The module itself was well illustrated, providing numerous examples.
Fly me to the Moon
Lunar themed objects, tilesets, creatures for modern, fantasy or sci-fi settings!
This challenge will develop themes and content associated with an ice age era, whether past or future. This could include prehistoric/post-historic humankind, glacial and/or tundra tiles, Pleistocene megafauna, primitive dwellings, stone knives and bear skins, frozen ruined structures and technology from a distance past, ice caves, sea glaciers, bones of mammoths, frozen corpses, mastodon mounts, seals, ice elementals, igloos, priests and symbols of Auril, ice ships, spells and magic items associated with cold and ice, and so forth. Possible creatures include: Smilodon, mammoth, mastodon, woolly rhinoceros, ice elves, yeti, Irish elk, and glyptodon.
Let’s Catch the Catbus
All things Studio Ghibli. This is not just from the films directed by Hayao Miyazaki, but from all of their films and TV work. OK the Catbus from “My Neighbour Totoro” might be a really big ask, but there is so much that is not so hard. In fact I think Totoro itself should be relatively easy. There is such breadth of material here that there are things that would fit into any world not just an orientally themed one.
Not of This Time
Creatures and objects from the distant past and distant future brought into the current time, where they really don’t belong. Could include things like distant dragon ancestors, ancient more feral and bestial version of orcs, ****** erectus or neanderthals, maybe some fae halfway transformed intro and elves or some giant squids and snakes, mindflayers as time travellers, time portals, etc.
Thieves World/Nehwon Mythos
Content based on Tales of the Vulgar Unicorn Series (and could potentially include Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser Nehwon Mythos, as similar/related genre).
Things That Should Not Be
Fear and Madness - Content inspired by themes of insanity and total terror. Hallucination VFX, scripted sanity systems, monsters based on Lovecraft mythos. Possibly improve the fear effect so that characters struck with fear drop their weapons, and sanity checks when monsters are seen to determine if you become a babbling idiot. VFX that cause the players screen to flip around. Terrifying ghosts and spirits rather than just textured player models. Inspiration: Alice in Wonderland (American McGee’s for darker themes), Fatal Frame series, System Shock, Alan Wake, Silent Hill, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, Clive Barker’s works, The Cell, and many others.
Welcome to Golarion
There are many other D20 games that have been published across the years. One setting and system in particular have a large fan base. I speak of the Pathfinder RPG and their default campaign setting of Golarion. I think much of the content in Golarion and the Pathfinder RPG would be right at home in NWN. Creature models like the Denizens of Leng, Rune Giants, Aeons, Div, and their version of Goblins would make interesting foes. Magic items and placeables to reflect to appearance of Golarions culture. Tilesets to help craft specific places like their Vaults, Ruins of Azlant, and other famous places. New spells and feats to take on the new challenges. Prefab cities and dungeons to use when crafting adventures. Perhaps even some home brew adventures in Golarion or even conversions of their Adventure Paths. New player models to build their Iconic Characters for use as PCs or NPCs. I think the material from the Golarion setting and the Pathfinder RPG would make NWN even greater.
New to the poll this month are “Ice Age” and “Things That Should Not Be”.