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Top 10 Tricks to Make your Villain Stand Out

Any story arc needs a good villain. The best big bads are more than just another devil or vampire or dragon. These ten suggestions can help take your villain above and beyond the ordinary and give your players a more memorable game. 1. Means to Power. Why do people follow this villain? 2. The villain should have a single overriding goal that drives all his or her actions. 3.

Along with the goal, place concrete steps the villain needs to take to reach the goal. 4. The villain should be making progress if nobody is stopping him or her. 5. Give your villain a weakness the adventurers can figure out and exploit. 6. Avoid faceless or generic threats. 7. Make the villain’s presence known in every corner of the campaign. 8. One of the best ways to make the villain’s presence known is by reusing symbols and calling cards. Geek-sign.jpg (JPEG Image, 2000x1517 pixels) - Scaled (39%) Check out my cool home design on Autodesk Homestyler! © 2013 Autodesk, Inc.

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" Now that I've seen it, I think this phrase pretty much sums it up. I'm reminded of Patrick S. Farley's webcomic, which I think is sadly offline now and whose name I now forget, where he imagines a distant future where a dead Jain is somehow reincarnated into an extremely powerful AI on an outbound colonization ship. The Earth has been destroyed by an unspecified nanoweapon of some kind. She is rewarded, for her unswerving and devout belief, with the task of terraforming a distant planet with nanotechnology. Now if I lived in such a future, I wouldn't be human at all. 100+ awesome free and open source applications - Software - Posted on Tuesday 27th of September 2011 at 13:05 in SoftwareIt has always amazed me quite how many incredible, varied and useful applications are available for free on the Internet.

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Be it free, open source, web-based or merely passive trials - the number of top quality items on offer is huge. The purpose of this list is to help people realise that the free and open source software communities are expansive and generous. In these tense economic times, raising awareness of such projects is something I'm more than happy to do. If you feel that I've missed something good off the list, please leave a comment at the bottom - I read absolutely every one. Image, Image Editing and Graphics GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulation Program is a Photoshop replacement that doesn’t have "quite" as much functionality but it’s excellent for free. - A really good, lightweight alternative to Photoshop. Blender - A 3D Studio Max alternative, very comprehensive and full-featured. Office Audio. Facebook Symbols, Symbols for Facebook.