Friday, October 2, 2020

GLoGtober #2: Blood

  In accordance with the post-a-day challenge by SunderedWorldDM, whose dreams bore the Orbseeker and whose deeds send the world shuddering.

We have a visceral reaction to the sight of blood. In life, it is a sign that something is wrong. In fiction, blood with a strange quality or in a strange place tells us that something truly strange is going on. And yet, blood is often used simply as a meter of how hurt antagonists are in many roleplaying sessions.

First, give non-humans colors of any and every improbable shade(s.) Let the blood be gritty, runny, sticky, slick. Remember that blood, like snow, is a dynamic thing that even in the real world has a dozen different expressions.

d20 Incomplete lists of substances to compare to a humanoid or monster's blood

  1. barbecue sauce
  2. Worcestershire sauce
  3. drawn butter
  4. strawberry soda
  5. alcohol
  6. cream
  7. sap
  8. steam
  9. mercury
  10. honey
  11. milk
  12. glue
  13. glass
  14. wax
  15. poolwater
  16. hot asphalt
  17. hot glue
  18. lard
  19. paint
  20. cottage cheese

1 comment:

  1. This feels like it goes hand-in-hand with the Vayra treatment... I wonder if you could make a d100 super-table of "what does it bleed" between all of today's options! I'm particularly a fan of asphalt and cottage cheese, the mental image is strong with those. Maybe roll this once or twice and make a monster based off the results? Thanks for sharing!