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Author Topic: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)  (Read 614 times)

Ghostmaker

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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2020, 05:12:25 pm »
Probably goes all the way back to the old religions. The Romans leveled accusations of child sacrifice against the Carthaginians.

Regardless, unless you have some highly amoral players, child murder is going to get everyone good and ready for some old fashioned smiting.

Then I guess the Romans were justified in killing every man, woman and child in Carthage to stop child sacrifice.

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I said they leveled accusations. I didn't say they were true or verified.

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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2020, 07:06:47 pm »
I should note: the plot is based on an actual medieval legend.

I've used those child eater legends in Warhammer. I ran it as a convention one-shot and I started the session by having the PCs roll D3 for number of kids and then had them name the kids...then I began the game and informed them what happened when they returned to town after being away a few days...

There's even a famous statue in Germany
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindlifresserbrunnen



So what was the culprit, a Chaos cult or monster?  How did the PCs take vengeance?
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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2020, 10:03:54 pm »
Probably goes all the way back to the old religions. The Romans leveled accusations of child sacrifice against the Carthaginians.

Regardless, unless you have some highly amoral players, child murder is going to get everyone good and ready for some old fashioned smiting.

Then I guess the Romans were justified in killing every man, woman and child in Carthage to stop child sacrifice.

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I said they leveled accusations. I didn't say they were true or verified.

Even if true, kill them all and let God(s) sort them out?
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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2020, 05:22:58 am »
So what was the culprit, a Chaos cult or monster?  How did the PCs take vengeance?

I pulled out all the classic tropes.

PCs hail from a village at the edge of a haunted forest.

The PCs are the "men of action", but a traitor's lies led them away from their homes on the fateful day.

While they were gone, a Chaos Cult raids the village and steals the children.

Into the forest our heroes go, meeting strange NPCs and tracking down their kids while cutting down foes who dare stand in their way.

And when midnight is nearly upon them, they stumble into a weird grove where the cultists have summoned a grotesque demon. One by one, the hypnotized children wander into its gnashing maw.

And now, in a climactic battle, our heroes must hack down the cultists and the demon and hopefully fast enough before their own children meet their terrible fate.


It was brutally awesome. A few PCs couldn't get to their children fast enough and watched them die which sent them into berserk frenzies. One father bullrushed the Chaos Wizard into the demon's maw to avenge his daughters, grappling the mage so he couldn't escape. One PC died in battle saving their kids and the kids were adopted by one of the surviving heroes who made sure to keep their father's weapons for the day they could avenge him.

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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2020, 02:33:11 pm »
It was brutally awesome. A few PCs couldn't get to their children fast enough and watched them die which sent them into berserk frenzies. One father bullrushed the Chaos Wizard into the demon's maw to avenge his daughters, grappling the mage so he couldn't escape. One PC died in battle saving their kids and the kids were adopted by one of the surviving heroes who made sure to keep their father's weapons for the day they could avenge him.

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